UP Cebu News

“PANAGKUTAY: Anthropology Interfacing Theology in the Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland)”

The Gender and Development Office, Political Science Program and the College of Social Sciences of University of the Philippines Cebu is sponsoring the launch of the book “PANAGKUTAY: Anthropology Interfacing Theology in the Mindanao Uplands (The Lumad Homeland)”. This will be on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at the UP Cebu Performing Arts Hall from 2:00-5:00 PM.

The author of the book, Brother Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR, will share his experience as an engaged anthropologist with the “Lumads” in Mindanao.

The activity will be valuable for educators, students and people engaged in development work as it taps history in trying to understand the roots of the present predicament of these indigenous peoples in Mindanao, and details as well the complexities involved at the ground level in helping specific communities assert their right to ancestral domain.

The Book Launch is jointly sponsored by the Political Science 163, Social Science 1 and Social Science 5 Classes, the College of Social Sciences, the Gender and Development Office, and the UP Political Science Society. For further information, please contact Randel Cedie Samonte at 233-4708 or 232-8185 loc. 203.

National holiday on Sept. 1


College of Communication, Art, and Design general education academic program improvement (API) seminar-workshop for 2017

The first College of Communication, Art, and Design general education academic program improvement (API) seminar-workshop for 2017 is scheduled this week, August 14 (Monday) & 15 (Tuesday). This API, Introduction to Publishing in Academic Journals, is meant to familiarize CCAD faculty members with the intricacies of academic publishing. (Prof. Rose Arong, Photo by Prof. Yvette Kim).
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Shu-Te University and University of the Philippines Cebu Orientation Ceremony

Chancellor Liza Corro speaks at the orientation for the maiden batch of students in the Master of Arts in Applied Arts and Design of Shu-Te University and University of the Philippines Cebu.



Chancellor Liza Corro to students of Master of Arts in Applied Arts and Design: With your degree, you can help cities of Cebu become official cities of media arts, of creativity, and of design.


CCAD Academic program improvement workshop

CCAD Faculty with Prof. Patrick Flores Campos in the academic program improvement workshop on preparing manuscripts for publishing.




No fees to be collected by UP this semester

No tuition and other school fees will be collected by the UP System this semester.

This was announced on August 7 by President Danilo L. Concepcion in a memorandum outlining supplemental guidelines on tuition and other fees assessment and collection for this school year, in light of the passage of Republic Act 10931 or the Universal Access to Quality Tertiary Education Act signed into law by President Rodrigo R. Duterte last August 3. The new guidelines were approved by the Board of Regents through a referendum.

While the new law will not take effect until next year, the memorandum implements the spirit of Sections 4 and 6 of RA 10931, which provides for the coverage as well as exceptions to the non-collection of tuition and other school fees. All Filipino undergraduate students are qualified except those who already hold an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree, those who fail to meet admission and retention rules, and those who exceed the maximum residency requirement prescribed by the university. Students of medicine and law are also not covered by the provisions.

Alternatives, however, are available to those not covered by benefits of the law. These students may choose to apply for financial assistance through tuition discounts under the existing Socialized Tuition System of the university or any additional scholarship. Medicine students may also avail of a tuition subsidy under the Tulong Medisina program as provided in CHED-DBM Joint Memorandum Circular 2017-4.

A voluntary opt-out provision in the law will also be made available to those who wish to contribute to the University by paying their tuition and other school fees.

Qualified students will still have to undergo the prescribed registration procedures to avail themselves of this privilege.

Download Memo here

UP Cebu’s delegation to the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines

UP Cebu’s delegation to the 2017 Cobra Energy Drink Ironman 70.3 Philippines, with UP Cebu Chancellor Liza Corro.

Free Tuition and Other Financial Assistance Programs


Valedictory Address

Anna Maria Roa, BA Psychology (magna cum laude)
Valedictorian, Class of 2017, UP Cebu
Delivered during the university’s 80th Commencement Exercises, 28 June 2017