(December 5)—It’s the season of giving in UPD in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda. The theme for this year’s festivities, “Pasko 2013: Maalab na Serbisyo Publiko ng Mapagkalingang Kampus,” reflects this shift in focus as UPD’s traditional lavish festivities are scaled down and reconceptualized to benefit the survivors of recent natural disasters in the Visayas region.
CSSP hosts “headless pair”
(December 4) — An arresting pair occupies the AS Steps.
Set beneath a giant Christmas parol not far from the Philippine flag on Palma Hall’s second floor is a pair of two 13-foot headless statues, an artwork by visual artist Toym Imao. Unveiled last November 29, the public art “Head of State” is part of the University’s celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial birth anniversary.
Experts meet on more sustainable built environment
(December 4)—Strength, resiliency and sustainability. These are the three key requirements for a sustainable built environment, say the experts at the SB13 Manila international conference.
Held from November 25 to 27 at the Richmonde Hotel in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, this year’s conference talked about “Sustainable Buildings: Buildings, Infrastructures and Communities in Emerging Economies.”
Public ad educators meet
(November 29)—Some 75 participants from all over the country gathered at the National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) Assembly Hall for this year’s Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines, Inc. (ASPAP) Curriculum Workshop and General Assembly from November 25 to 26.
UPD helps Isko and Iska survivors of typhoon Yolanda
(November 28)— Tragedy and devastation brought by the Super Typhoon Yolanda to Eastern Visayas once again ignited the UP Diliman (UPD) community’s bayanihan spirit.
UPD through the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA) launched the "Kalinga kay Isko at Iska" program to provide support services to UPD students and cross enrolees gravely affected by the Yolanda that hit Samar, Leyte, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo and Palawan last November 8.