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"UPLB has long apprised MSI of the plan to utilize the leased area to give the latter sufficient time to relocate and avoid disruptions in school operations. Recognizing 91 years of good relations, UPLB went beyond just offering an alternative location. The University also offered MSI assistance in physical planning as well as advice on procedures for the transfer, including the need for the UP Board of Regents’ approval of a new lease agreement."
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'Jose Regin F. Regidor, a research fellow at the University of the Philippines Diliman National Center for Transportation Studies, said the accidents that hound the rail system can be traced back to the deal signed between the government and the private proponent in the 1990s.

“The main or root problem seems to be legal and not at all technical. The technical problems experienced are manifestations of a contract that is a textbook case for how not to do a PPP,” he said, referring to the Public-Private Partnership Program.'
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'Dr. Analyn Salvador-Amores, an associate professor of social anthropology at the University of the Philippines Baguio, has been named as outstanding teacher for higher education by the Metrobank Foundation.

Aniceto Sobrepeña, Metrobank Foundation president, wrote Salvador-Amores last July 28 that she has been selected “as one of the winners in the 2015 Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers.”'

Mabuhay Prof. Salvador-Amores!
DR. ANALYN Salvador-Amores, an associate professor of social anthropology at the University of the Philippines Baguio, has been named as outstanding teacher for higher education by the Metrobank Foundation. Aniceto Sobrepeña, Metrobank Foundation president, wrote Salvador-Amores last July 28 that she has been selected “as one of the winners in the 2015 Metrobank Foundation Search for Outstanding Teachers.” She joins the winners in the elementary ...
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'The University of the Philippines (UP) Manila Chorale and Imusicapella won the 1st and 2nd prizes of the Polyphony category.
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The UP Manila Chorale successfully got the top prize for its rendition of “De Profundis” by John August Pamintuan and the traditional Filipino song “Dayo, Dayo Kupita.”'

Mabuhay UP Manila Chorale!
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ABS-CBN names fifteen celebrities who graduated from the University of the Philippines in this slideshow. Find out who these celebrities are and what they took up in the country's premier state university by clicking on the link.
As the academic year shifts to August at some of the country's top universities, we take a look at celebrities who graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, University of the Philippines, De La Salle University and University of Santo Tomas.
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'Natural disasters have forced fewer people from their homes in the past two years, but the threat remains real, says the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).
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Alfredo Mahar Lagmay, a disaster scientist at the University of the Philippines Diliman, points out that “in the Philippines, there is a discrepancy between the official fatality count of government and those reported by groups helping on the ground after a disaster. If we can’t even accurately count bodies that are not moving, what of bodies that move?”

(IDMC head of policy and research Alexandra) Bilak agrees the figures must be treated with caution. For example, smaller incidents are often less thoroughly reported, while slower-onset phenomena such as environmental degradation and droughts are omitted from the figures — partly because their effects are harder to define and measure.'
But this recent fall appears to disguise a long-term trend of rising forced migration, says report.
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"Seven Outstanding Young Scientists for 2015 were named recently by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), the country’s highest scientific advisory body.
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This year’s outstanding young scientists are all from the University of the Philippines (UP) system, except for one."
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Sharing a news video from GMA News TV's State of the Nation on Project Roger.

According to the UP Diliman Electrical and Electronics Engineering Institute:

"The project, dubbed “ROGER” (Robust and Rapidly Deployable Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) Base Stations and Backhaul for Emergency Response), develops hardware and software towards achieving reliable and faster restoration of communications capability in the event of failure of the regular communications infrastructure due to damage or congestion."

For more information on the project, please click this link:
http://www.eee.upd.edu.ph/news/building-resilient-communications-infrastructure-emergencies-and-disasters
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"[Science and Technology] helps young people recognize that they can do things, that they can build, and transform their situation. Instead of attributing disasters to acts of a vengeful and destructive god to be placated through prayers, they can be empowered by science to recognize how they can predict these phenomena, and find ways to minimize damage to life and property. Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa (There’s God’s mercy, and there are humans, doing something).
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In his last Sona, the President talked about how hope had been restored in Pagasa, the national weather bureau. There’s much more here, in a huge DOST Noah (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards) project involving UP to map out Philippine rivers and waterways, as well as coastal areas, so flooding, storm surges and tsunami can be monitored and predicted." - UP DIliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan
The atmosphere was much like that in an amusement park: festive, with lots of people, mostly younger ones breaking out in laughter, small crowds gathering at some of the booths, many others taking
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'Jan Robert Go, a political science professor at the University of the Philippines, said Roxas should “create his own identity” and veer away from the shadows of President Benigno Aquino III, who endorsed him on Friday as the administration’s presidential bet next year.

“Mar Roxas has to create his own identity: ‘Sino ba ako? Hindi ako lang basta inendorso ni PNoy. I’m not just the one who was endorsed by the president. I’m not just the president’s man. In fact, I’m a different person,’” Go said in an interview with ABS-CBN News Channel.'
Liberal Party (LP) standard-bearer and Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II has to reinvent his image to boost his chances of winning in the 2016 presidential elections, a political analyst
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Sharing photos from the University of the Philippines Diliman Police on the participation of UP Diliman units and UP System offices in the Metro Manila Shake Drill earlier today.
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Pinangunahan ni UPD Chief Security Officer Atty. John S. Barona ang mga kawani, guro at opisyal ng UP Diliman sa paglahok sa Metro Manila-wide...
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Sharing some photos from Mr. Alex NP Tamayo of the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication on the UP and Ready Earthquake Drill in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

While UP System offices and UP Diliman units joined the rest of Metro Manila earlier in the Shake Drill earlier, a bigger earthquake drill will be scheduled by UP System offices and UP Diliman units in August after classes have officially started.
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Introduction
As the only national university in the country, the University of the Philippines (UP) System takes pride in being the pioneer in higher education through academic excellence, outstanding research, public service and modernized facilities. For more information about UP, please go to up.edu.ph.

Founded in 1908, UP is composed of seven constituent universities and one autonomous college located in 15 campuses throughout the Philippines. As of 2012, the UP System’s student population was at least 57,000.

UP Diliman offers the most number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and is composed of almost 50 percent of the entire UP System student population.

UP Manila is the leading academic institution in the health sciences. It is home to the National Institutes of Health and the UP Philippine General Hospital, the country’s largest government tertiary hospital.

UP Los Baños in Laguna—roughly 65 kilometers south of Manila—is the country’s recognized leader in agriculture, forestry, and environmental management. Because of its location at the foot of Mt. Makiling and its fields of expertise, it is host to two international research institutions: the International Rice Research Institute and the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture.

UP Visayas, with its three campuses in Iloilo City, Iloilo; Miag-ao, Iloilo; and Tacloban, Leyte, is the acknowledged authority in marine science education and research, fisheries, and aquaculture in the country. Its research endeavors are supported by the following facilities: Brackishwater Aquaculture Center, Freshwater Aquaculture Station, Batan Mariculture Station, and Marine Biological Station.

UP Open University is the pioneer institution in distance education and open learning in the Philippines. While its base of operations is in Los Baños, Laguna, it is basically a virtual university—providing quality education to students in the country and abroad who are not able to attend conventional colleges and universities due to personal or professional constraints.

UP Mindanao is the only constituent university created by law, in response to the clamor of the people of Southern Philippines to have equitable access to a UP education. Architecture, biotechnology, and agribusiness are UP Mindanao’s strongest programs. 

UP Baguio is the youngest constituent university in the UP System, only attaining its status in 2002. It is a leading institution in the areas of science and mathematics, social sciences, and the humanities in Northern Philippines. Through its research arm, the Cordillera Studies Center, UP Baguio contributes to higher education by focusing on the preservation of the cultural traditions of the Cordilleras, Northern Luzon, and Cagayan Valley.

UP Cebu, formerly one of the UP Visayas campuses, became an autonomous college under the UP Office of the President in September 2010. Autonomy was granted to better serve the needs of its region—a region that is aggressively asserting itself as an area for direct and foreign investments.

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The University boasts of 246 undergraduate degree programs and 362 graduate degree programs distributed among its constituent universities—the most offered by any institution of higher learning in the Philippines.

Excluding students in the basic levels (preparatory to high school), undergraduate students comprise 79% of UP’s student population. Graduate students, meanwhile, comprise 21% of the University’s student population, thriving under a continually progressive graduate studies framework of uncompromised excellence.

In the ranks of the UP faculty are some of the best minds in the country, among National Artists, prize-winning writers, renowned scholars, national leaders, and scientists. With full support and encouragement from the University, the faculty is also actively engaged in pioneering researches that have helped redefine academic directions, generate new knowledge and shape national policies.

As of 2012, the Commission on Higher Education has declared 24 units of the university as Centers of Excellence; while 6 units have been declared as Centers of Development.

For a more detailed list of the units and the programs they offer, please click this link: http://issuu.com/upsystem/docs/facts_and_figures_2012/140

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