This section contains feature profiles of interesting UP alumni about their life or their significant contributions to the community.

Scaling new heights: Aguda’s journey

25th July 2021
A lucky combination: His love for technology and his passion for education may very well be a good marriage of sorts. It was technology that became the winning anchor in transforming the many ways in which we...

Luis “Junyee” Yee, Jr.: A Portrait of an (National) Artist as Filipino

24th July 2021
by Karina Lagdameo-Santillan ARTIST’S PROFILE I first met Junyee when I was a student at the University of the Philippines in the early seventies. Together with some artist friends, we would later visit him when he began living in...

Agribusiness management graduate now earns from their family farm

24th July 2021
by Patricia Bianca Taculao Mark Dexter Iglesias is an entrepreneur and the owner of Iglesias Farms in Malvar, Batangas. But he didn’t always expect to play an active role in agriculture. He didn’t even plan to take a degree...

Matatapang, matatalino, magaganda: Here are some celeb Iskos and Iskas who embody ‘honor and excellence’

8th July 2021
“Honor and excellence” is the defining motto of the University of the Philippines. And based from a few of the state university’s outstanding alumni in various fields, these values far transcend academic life. Though celebrities sometimes get the bad...

Taste Of Home: Singapore Based Chef Johanne Siy On Her Favourite Filipino Eats

15th June 2021
While the Filipino chef hasn't been based in the Philippines since 2003, she can't help but miss the variety of nostalgic dishes that shaped her love for food

Meet the first Filipino to graduate in an Australian university

10th June 2021
Dr Dionisia Rola is the first Filipino Australian scholar under the New Colombo Plan.