UPLB formalized its partnership with Rotary International District 3820 by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the former to plant trees on a 20-ha area at the UPLB Laguna-Quezon Land Grant (LQLG) in Siniloan, Laguna.

The MOU, signed by both parties at a brief ceremony on April 30, covers the Rise Up 4 Sierra Madre District Legacy and Kick-Off, a long-term reforestation project by Rotary Club.

UPLB offered the land in UPLB LQLG for Rotary International District 3820 to plant trees.

IN its bid to co-create safe, empowered and sustainable communities, AboitizPower subsidiary Therma Luzon Inc. (TLI) has signed an agreement with the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to implement a community baseline program in its host communities in Pagbilao, Quezon province.

The research program will be conducted by UPLB-Barangay Integrated Development Approach for Nutrition Improvement (Bidani) and UPLB Foundations Inc. (UPLBFI) in Barangay Ilayang Polo and Barangay Ibabang Polo.

Under the MOU, the agency will seek the expertise of UPLB’s Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB) for seeds and the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (NIMBB) for biotechnology inputs.

UPLB-IPB will undertake programs supporting the production of seeds, scions, stocks, plantations, fruits, vegetables, legumes, root crops, rice, corn, cassava, and adlai.

Meanwhile, UPLB-NIMBB will support the production of biofertilizers, feed ingredients or supplements, probiotics, and other products of biotechnology.

University of the Philippines (UP) scientists have saved the world’s only freshwater sardine locally known as “tawilis” (Sardinella tawilis) from possible extinction.

The Filipino scientists of the UP Los Baños – Limnological Station (UPLB-LS) successfully conserved a number of tawilis away from Taal Lake in Batangas province, where it is known to be endemic, to ensure the survival of the endangered freshwater fish species in the case of a volcanic eruption.

The Continuing Education and Training Division of the School of Environmental Science and Management (SESAM) held an In-house Training on Clear and Effective Writing for Straight News and Feature Articles on 3 March 2022. About 33 faculty members, researchers, and students participated in the online event. This in-house training aimed to capacitate SESAM Staff and students on how to conceptualize and produce news and feature articles for upload to UPLB and SESAM website.

As government employees should be guided by rules when it comes to participating in election activities, UPLB conducted a webinar entitled “To Do or Not to Do? That is the Question. An Orientation on Government Employees’ Participation in Election Activities.” 

The webinar, held on Feb. 9, discussed partisan political activities and UP policies, and answered questions of government employees on participating in election campaigns especially in the age of social media. 

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has called on concerned national government agencies (NGAs) and local government units (LGUs) to prepare their Devolution Transition Plans (DTPs), a requirement under the implementation of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling. This is according to DILG Assistant Secretary Odilon L. Pasaraba, head of the office’s Special Concerns-Local Government Sector, […]

The Office of Counseling and Guidance (OCG) of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) is implementing “UPLB BARKada at CATropa” to support the psychosocial needs of UPLB constituents as well as provide them an alternative venue to de-stress.

“UPLB BARKada at CATropa” promotes social interaction between animals and humans to help alleviate the negative effects of isolation and depression.