This section contains news on alumni who are given awards, promotions, or recognition in some way.

UP DMMME Faculty receives award from Hitachi Global Foundation

4th May 2021
In the search for the 2020 Global Foundation Asia Innovation Award, the Encouragement Award was given to Prof. Mary Donnabelle Balela, Ph.D., of the UPD Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, for her research on the “Development of...

Manila Bulletin names Sonny Coloma publisher and Loreto Cabañes editor-in-chief

3rd May 2021
by AA Patawaran The board and management of Manila Bulletin Corporation are pleased to announce the appointment of executive vice president Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. as publisher of the Manila Bulletin effective May 1, 2021, replacing Dr. Crispulo J....

Filipina scientist knighted in Netherlands for agriculture, relations work

29th April 2021
ABS-CBN News MANILA — A Filipina scientist was bestowed knighthood by the Netherlands for her work in agriculture and promoting relations there.  Dr. Mary Ann Pelagio Sayoc received the Order of Orange-Nassau and was recognized by Ambassador Saskia de...

Breakthrough: Extinct giant rodents discovered in the Philippines

25th April 2021
Posted by UP Media and Public Relations Office Three giant cloud rat species were discovered to have lived in the Philippines simultaneously as the oldest human species (Homo luzonensis) found in the country. But two of the rodents went...

Duterte appoints UP prof as head of DOST’s advanced science division

16th April 2021
By: Krissy Aguilar MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed University of the Philippines Electrical and Electronics Engineering associate professor Dr. Franz Asunta De Leon at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST). In a statement Thursday, the...

Prof Erlyn Sana receives Exemplary Civilian Service Award

11th April 2021
CONGRATULATIONS PROF. ERLYN A. SANA! The National Teacher Training Center for the Health Profession wishes Professor Erlyn A. Sana a big congratulations for being the 2021 Recipient of the Award for Exemplary Civilian Service to Philippine Medicine by the...