Through its diverse initiatives in the country, the University of the Philippines (UP) remains active in fulfilling its mandate of leadership in public service, innovation, and development. With the needs of the country constantly evolving, the University has responded by enacting timely and relevant projects in different fields in its role as a national university. This report will highlight projects that the University and its constituent universities (CUs) have conducted and participated in, such as projects for knowledge sharing, physical and mental health, technology, and national development.

The University of the Philippines under the leadership of President Angelo A. Jimenez continues to devote efforts towards national development and serving Filipinos. All the initiatives held this March 2023 underlined the University’s outstanding and continued leadership in public service as seen in its safeguarding of human rights, particularly women’s rights, forging agreements and partnerships with national and international partners, promoting knowledge sharing and management, and providing social services to underserved communities.

The University of the Philippines continues to commit to Filipinos through its numerous contributions and milestones in research and public service. By utilizing the expertise of its community members, the University has produced research breakthroughs and responsive policies in public health, science and technology, national development, and sustainable growth. In its commitment to social responsibility, UP has constantly assisted various sectors in mitigating and coping with the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.

As the country slowly approaches its third year of combating the pandemic, the University of the Philippines (UP) remains unyielding and continues to show exemplary efforts in fulfilling its mandate of leadership as a public service university. This report contains the different public service initiatives mobilized by each of the eight Constituent Universities (CUs) across the UP System, each primarily addressing the struggles of the community amidst the new normal.

This month’s UP System Report on Public Service Initiatives of Constituent Universities consolidates the varied ways the University of the Philippines commemorated its crucial role in the struggle against the dictatorship and military rule. UP paid tribute to those who made a stand against tyranny and courageously fought for the country’s freedom.

This report features the University’s ongoing COVID-19 initiatives, as well as its public service projects that aim to address the challenges posed by the new normal. These include initiatives that target the emotional resilience not only of its constituents, but also of the general public. Following the green signal given to limited face-to-face classes, the August 2022 report also highlights the necessary steps UP has undertaken in order to ensure the safe conduct of limited face-to-face classes and the effective implementation of blended learning.

The University continues to be the institutional leader in research and public service by strengthening and expanding its ongoing efforts to serve the people. Constituent universities (CUs) have implemented several initiatives in disaster response, resource mobilization, and relief assistance efforts for victims of the earthquake that struck the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ilocos Sur and other parts of Northern Luzon last 27 July