The University of the Philippines Ugnayan ng Pahinungód together with UPV UPDanay and various student organizations are launching a donation drive for the affected communities of Caluya Island, Antique due to the MT Empress Princess oil spill. Let us help our brothers and sisters affected by this crisis.

For donations, you may check the details posted in the publication. Thank you very much!

#Makibahagi #Maglingkod #MagPahinungod

Source: UPV Ugnayan ng Pahinungod/Oblation Corps Facebook

UPAA sends out a call for nominations for UP Alumni Awards 2023

Written by UP Media and Public Relations Office

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) has launched the search for nominees for the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards 2023. The awards are given to honor UP alumni who have pre-eminently distinguished themselves, based on the concept that “when the prestige of the alumni increases, the prestige of the institution is thereby increased.”

The awards ceremony for 2023 will be held on Saturday, August 19, at 4:30 p.m., at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City.

The UPAA grants awards to UP alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievements in their chosen fields of endeavor and have given outstanding contributions that bring about significant benefits to society and distinct honor to the University. Recognition is given to those with accomplishments that impact the communities in which they are or have been active, whether on the local, national, or international level.

The categories for nominations are:

  • UPAA Most Distinguished Alumna and Alumnus Award – given to an alumnus/alumna who, in addition to qualifying for a UPAA Distinguished Alumni Award, also satisfies the criteria for the Most Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award described below;
  • UPAA Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Awards – given to senior alumni who have achieved professional distinction and demonstrated meritorious service throughout their career;
  • UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards – conferred on alumni who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions in their chosen field of endeavor;
  • UPAA Distinguished Service Awards – given to individual alumni and alumni chapters or groups who have rendered exceptional service in the pursuit of the goals of the University and the Association;
  • UPAA Multigenerational UP Alumni Family Awards – bestowed on families who have produced, as of the end of 2019 and 2020, at least three successive generations of UP alumni.

The 2023 UPAA Awards Committee urges sectors and groups to identify alumni nominees who are everyday heroes or unsung achievers who make a difference through their quiet work in obscure areas of the country or foreign territories.

Nominations for the awards are accepted from any UP alumnus or alumni chapter until Friday, March 31, 2023.

For details, please get in touch with the UPAA Secretariat at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, Magsaysay Ave, UP Diliman, Quezon City, tels. 7910-6390; 7587-8722; or email [email protected]

Conceived in 1933, the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards began with the UPAA Gold Medal of Merit and the Diploma of Honor. Until 1938, only two UP alumni were chosen annually to receive the awards. The awards were suspended in 1939, and again in 1941 to 1946, due to World War II. However, in 1947, four UP alumni were posthumously awarded as war heroes.

As the University grew older, more and more UP alumni attained distinction. Thus, in 1957, the UPAA began giving awards in the different service categories, which today are the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards. In addition, as the UPAA’s activities multiplied and it began calling on the assistance of some of its members, the UPAA Service Award was created in 1968.

In 2020, the first year of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the UPAA decided to give just one unprecedented collective award, the UPAA Most Distinguished Alumni Award, to all UP Health Frontliners all over the world, living and deceased, who heroically continued to serve in their various lines of work in the face of the hazards of contagion to their lives.

Source: https://up.edu.ph/upaa-sends-out-a-call-for-nominations-for-up-alumni-awards-2023/

The UP Carillon Magazine 2022 is now available online!

In celebration of 75 years of presence in Iloilo, the University of the Philippines Visayas is the featured UP constituent unit of the UP Carillon Magazine 2022!

The new Carillon 2022 online version was launched during the UP Visayas Alumni and Faculty Homecoming held at the Iloilo Convention Center last night.

The UP alumni magazine has National Artist Napoleon Abueva’s Diwata ng Dagat statue on its front cover, which may be viewed in Augmented Reality using iPhone (running at least iOS 13), iPad (running at least iPadOS 13), and Android. A special Harvard-inspired Soundwalk gives us a deeper appreciation of the unique sounds of select locations on the three UP Visayas Campuses: Iloilo City, Miagao, and Tacloban City.

Feature stories include the Diwata ng Dagat and UPV’s 75-Year History as Cover Story; the story of five decades of alumni engagement of the UP SILAK Brotherhood and UP SILAB Sisterhood in UP Visayas; and a Spotlight on the Ilonggo-born brotherhood and sisterhood of UP Hamili and UP Hamilia. A special treat is the centerspread photo essay of select locations in Revisiting the University of the Philippines Visayas. Additionally, the issue also includes stories of our alumni in the Philippines and abroad. Regular sections like In Memoriam, Accolades, and Topnotchers List are still part of the issue to recognize our supportive and outstanding alumni.

Read the latest UP Carillon Magazine 2022 here:


The Carillon is the official UP alumni newsletter, published since the 1950s. Its publication and distribution are managed by the UP System Office of Alumni Relations with the Director as official editor. With the objective of giving UP alumni a continuing communication link with and a sense of connection to the University and fellow alumni, The Carillon contains original feature articles from the different UP units, UP alumni chapters, and from fellow individual alumni.