Student developers from the University of the Philippines win big in the global Google Developer Student Clubs’ (DSC) 2021 Solution Challenge for their application called “Project Island Response and Intervention for Systematic Evacuation (i-RISE)” which aims to bridge the information gap between local government units, disaster risk management offices, and the island communities of Tubigon, Bohol using Google products.

The Department of Human and Family Development Studies of the College of Human Ecology will hold the annual and eighth Pintig from Nov. 14 to 25.

This year’s Pintig, unique as it is the first time it will be held online via Zoom and Facebook Live streaming, is made possible through a collaboration with the UPLB Human and Family Development Society and Pintig Adolescent Development and Psychosocial Support Program. 

The holding of Pintig began in 2013 to provide a venue for free workshops and forum on psychosocial issues and concerns among adolescents. 

UPLB CARES hopes to encourage individuals, alumni, groups, or organizations to support UPLB students in their remote learning needs by becoming a donor. Interested donors have five donation packages to choose from: Package A covers Internet subsidy only which can be paid monthly or in lump sum. This amounts to Php 2,000 per month load and a pocket Wi-Fi. Package B covers one-time gadget only donation ranging from Php 20,000 to Php 30,000 for laptop purchase with specifications good for Office applications and web conferencing or a tablet with the same specifications or with peripherals like bluetooth keyboard. Package C covers a combination of Packages A and B, internet and gadget, Package D covers financial assistance of any amount, and Package E covers donation of actual gadgets or laptops.

UPLB, through the Office of Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA), facilitated the repatriation of seven students and their five dependents to Timor Leste under the Oplan Hatid program. 

The repatriation was carried out in coordination with the Embassy of Timor Leste in Manila, UPLB Office of the Chancellor, and the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA). 

The students, all SEARCA scholars, and their dependents, were ferried from the UPLB campus aboard a SEARCA vehicle and UPLB coaster at 5:30 AM today, 6 November.

The UPLB Gender Center (UPLB-GC) led the university’s participation in this year’s Pride Month through “GendER Episode 6: Breaking stereotypes, celebrating pride,” a Facebook live webinar held on Oct. 23 that discussed the plight that LGBT+ individuals face when dealing with gender biases.

The webinar’s guest speakers had several things in common – both are UP alumni, are members and advocates of the LGBT+ community, and had served as hosts of Out!, a magazine program that aired on GMA-7 in 2004, which tackled the life and issues of the LGBT+ community.