AAOU bestows 2021 Meritorious Service Award to Chancellor Bandalaria

Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU), has been chosen by the Asian Association of Open Universities (AAOU) as the recipient of the AAOU Meritorious Service Award 2021. The AAOU Meritorious Service Award is given to recognize outstanding services and contributions to open and distance education. The […]

UP Prof appointed DOST-ASTI Director

University of the Philippines Associate Professor Franz Asunta de Leon, PhD, has been appointed as the new Director of the Department of Science and Technology – Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI).

UP DMMME Faculty receives award from Hitachi Global Foundation

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 Efficient and Customizable Kapok Fiber Adsorbents for Water Treatment Applications”. The award program was launched in […]

Filipina scientist knighted in Netherlands for agriculture, relations work

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 Lang for her efforts.  “The Philippines and The Netherlands have developed strong ties in the agri-food […]

Breakthrough: Extinct giant rodents discovered in the Philippines

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 extinct only after 2,000 years ago. A team from the University of the Philippines (UP), the […]

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

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 DOST said De Leon was appointed as director of the agency’s Advanced Science and Technology Institute […]

Prof Erlyn Sana receives Exemplary Civilian Service Award

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 Philippine Medical Association! Your NTTCHP family is very proud of you! #TatakNTTCHP Visit us: http://nttchp.upm.edu.ph Source: […]

UPOU Chancellor Bandalaria appointed as ICDE Ambassador for OER

Dr. Melinda dela Peña Bandalaria, Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Open University (UPOU),  has been appointed by the International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) Secretary General Torunn Gjelsvik as an Ambassador for Open Educational Resources (OER). She  has also been appointed as a member of the ICDE OER Advisory Committee (OERAC). These appointments […]

Atty. Victor Avecilla ‘79 being appointed as the Presiding Commissioner of the Third Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC)

The Upsilon Sigma Phi congratulates Atty. Victor Avecilla ‘79 for his appointment as the Presiding Commissioner of the Third Division of the National Labor Relations Commission (NLRC). The NLRC is a quasi-judicial agency attached to the Department of Labor and Employment. It is mandated to adjudicate labor and management disputes involving local and overseas workers. […]