“Spectacular, stunningly beautiful” orchid discovered

The discovery of a new “spectacular, stunningly beautiful” orchid species in the Philippines was announced today, bringing new excitement to the fields of horticulture, biology, and conservation. The orchid was discovered in Bukidnon by Dr. Miguel David de Leon, a retinal surgeon and field biologist from Cagayan de Oro, and was named Aerides upcmae, after Dr. de Leon’s alma mater, the University of the Philippines College of Medicine.

Victor A. Lim: pioneer advocate of PH-Japan friendship and cooperation

As Manila and Tokyo celebrate the 64th anniversary of the normalization of the Philippines-Japan relations on July 23, 2020, a ranking officer of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) takes us back in time to remember the late Victor A. Lim, one of the pioneering Filipinos who helped plant and nurture the ties between the two countries that are now “bearing fruits and is in full bloom.”

Former UP president Emil Javier named national scientist

By: Nestor Corrales MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has named former University of the Philippines president Emil Javier as the nation’s latest national scientist. Duterte conferred Javier the Order of National Scientist through Proclamation No. 781 released on Thursday. “[T]he works of Emil Q. Javier, Ph.D., in the field of agriculture, through spearheading the […]

Recto conferred UAP highest architecture award

Noted architect Philip H. Recto (BS Arch ’70) was conferred the Likha Gold Medal Award by the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) last April 11, 2019. This is the highest UAP architecture award and is given to illustrious architects in recognition of their impeccable moral character, highest standard of professional and ethical conduct, excellence […]

Japan Confers Decoration on Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert

The Government of Japan announced on May 21, 2019 the conferment of The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star on Ambassador Delia Domingo Albert, former foreign secretary, in recognition of her contribution to strengthening the economic relations between Japan and the Philippines. When she was foreign secretary in 2003 to 2004, she […]