University of the Philippines, Diliman

University of the Philippines, Diliman

Infobox University
name =
native_name = Unibersidad ng Pilipinas, Diliman

motto = Honor and Excellence
established = 1908 (system)
1949 (campus)
type = National University
president = Dr. Emerlinda R. Roman | chancellor = Dr. Sergio S. Cao
city = Quezon City
state = Metro Manila
country = Philippines
enrollment = 22,148
campus = 493 hectares
nickname = UP Fighting Maroons
free_label = Hymn
free = " [ U.P. Naming Mahal] "
mascot = U.P. Oblation
website =
affiliations = ASAIHL

The University of the Philippines, Diliman, or U.P. Diliman, is the flagship campus, seat of administration, and the largest Constituent University of the University of the Philippines System. It is located in Diliman, Quezon City in Metro Manila. It offers courses in Liberal Arts, Social Sciences, Law, Business and Economics, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Music and Fine Arts among others. It offers the largest number of graduate and undergraduate courses among all the universities in the Philippines.

The university has an Extension Program in Pampanga located at Clark Special Economic Zone, Pampanga, and an Extension Program in Olongapo located at Olongapo City, Zambales.


The University of the Philippines System is governed by the U.P. Board of Regents, which is the highest policy-making body of the University. The Diliman campus is headed by a Chancellor and Vice-Chancellors head specific offices. The current Chancellor is Dr. Sergio S. Cao, who was elected to the position by the Board of Regents at its 1193rd meeting on February 24, 2005; Dr. Cao's three-year term commenced on March 1, 2005. Dr. Cao has been reinstituted as the Chancellor until March, 2011.

The University is composed of a large number of colleges (officially called, "degree-granting units").
*Archaeological Studies Program
*Architecture, College of
*Arts and Letters, College of
**Department of Art Studies
**Department of English and Comparative Literature
**Department of European Languages
**Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature
**Department of Speech Communication and Theater Arts
**Institute of Creative Writing
*Asian Center
*Business Administration, College of
**Business Administration Department
**Department of Accounting and Finance
* Economics, School of
*Education, College of
**Department of Educational Administration
**Department of Educational Foundations
**Department of Educational Technology
**Department of Health Education
**Department of Reading Education
**Department of Research and Evaluation
**Department of Science Education
**Department of Special Education
**Department of Social Studies Education
**Department of Language Education

*Engineering, College of
**Department of Chemical Engineering
**Department of Civil Engineering
**Department of Computer Science
**Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
**Department of Engineering Sciences
**Department of Geodetic Engineering
**Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
**Department of Mechanical Engineering
**Department of Mining, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
*Fine Arts, College of
**Department of Studio Arts
**Department of Theory
**Department of Visual Communication
*Home Economics, College of
**Department of Food Science and Nutrition
**Department of Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management
**Department of Clothing, Textiles and Interior Design
**Department of Family Life and Child Development
**Department of Home Economics Education
*Human Kinetics, College of
*Islamic Studies, Institute of
*Labor and Industrial Relations, School of
*Law, College of
**Institute of Government and Law Reform
**Institute of Human Rights
**Institute of Judicial Administration
**Institute of International Legal Studies
* Library and Information Studies, School of
*Mass Communication, College of
**Journalism Department
**Broadcast Communication Department
**Film Institute
**Communication Research Department

*Music, College of
**Voice/Theatre and Dance Department
**Piano Department
**Strings Department
**Winds and Percussion Department
**Music Education Department
**Music Research Department
**Conducting and Choral Ensemble Department
**Composition and Theory Department
*Public Administration and Governance, National College of
**Center for Leadership, Citizenship and Democracy
**Center for Local and Regional Governance
**Center for Policy and Executive Development
**Center for Public Administration and Government Education
*Science, College of
**Institute of Mathematics
**National Institute of Geological Sciences
**Marine Science Institute
**Natural Sciences Research Institute
**Institute of Chemistry
**National Institute of Physics
**Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology
**Institute of Biology
**National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
**Computational Science Research Center
*Small Scale Industries, Institute of
*Social Sciences and Philosophy, College of
**Department of Anthropology
**Department of Geography
**Department of History
**Department of Linguistics
**Department of Philosophy
**Department of Political Science
**Department of Psychology
**Department of Sociology
**Population Institute

*Social Work and Community Development, College of
**Department of Community Development
**Department of Social Work
**Department of Women and Developmental Studies
*Statistics, School of
*Technology Management Center
*Tourism, Asian Institute of
*Urban and Regional Planning, School of

In addition, the University has a number of other units that do not grant degrees:
*U.P. Computer Center
* [ U.P. Main Library]
*Military Science and Tactics, Department of
*National Engineering Center
*University Center for Women's Studies
*DNA Analysis and Genetic Engineering Laboratory
*U.P. Creative Writing Center
*National Center for Transportation Studies
*National Hydraulics Center
*University Center for Integrative and Development Studies
*U.P. Law Center
*Local Government Center
*National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development
*Training Center for Applied Geodesy and Photogrammetry
*Sentro ng Wikang Filipino
*The Vargas Museum
*Business Research Foundation
*Development Center for Finance
*Third World Studies Center
*Center for International Studies


Serving as deans of the different degree-granting units within the University are:

* Prof. Danilo Silvestre - College of Architecture (Archi)
* Prof. Virgilio S. Almario - College of Arts and Letters (CAL)
* Dr. Aileen SP Baviera - Asian Center (AC)
* Dr. Corazón P. Rodriguez - Asian Institute of Tourism (AIT)
* Dr. Erlinda S. Echanis - College of Business Administration (CBA)
* Dr. Emmanuel S. de Dios - School of Economics (SE)
* Dr. Vivien M. Talisayon - College of Education (CEduc)
* Dr. Rowena Cristina L. Guevara - College of Engineering (CEngg)
* Prof. Florentina P. Colayco - College of Fine Arts (CFA)
* Dr. Milagros P. Querubin - College of Home Economics (CHE)
* Prof. Hercules Paulmino Callanta - College of Human Kinetics (CHK)
* Dr. Mashur Bin-Ghalib Jundam - Institute of Islamic Studies (IIS)

* Prof. Jorge V. Sibal - School of Labor and Industrial Relations (SOLAIR)
* Prof. Marvic M.V.F. Leonen - College of Law (LAW)
* Prof. Michael Amandy - School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS)
* Dr. Elena E. Pernia - College of Mass Communication (CMC)
* Dr. Ramón Ma. G. Acoymo - College of Music (CM)
* Dr. Alex B. Brillantes Jr. - National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG)
* Dr. Caesar A. Saloma - College of Science (CS)
* Dr. Zosimo E. Lee - College of Social Sciences and Philosophy (CSSP)
* Dr. Amaryllis T. Torres - College of Social Work and Community Development (CSWCD)
* Dr. Lisa Grace S. Bersales - School of Statistics (Stat)
* Dr. Primitivo C. Cal - School of Urban and Regional Planning (SURP)


:"See List of UP Diliman student organizations for a list of University student organizations."

As of AY 2007-2008, there are 269 recognized student organizations categorized into the following: [ [ Finalalphalistexcel.Xls ] ]

* Academic
* Alliance
* Cause-Oriented
* Community Service
* Dormitory
* Fraternity/Sorority
* Regional/Provincial
* Religious
* Special Interest
* Sports and Recreation

Past and Present Chancellors

* Edgardo J. Angara [Concurrent President of the University of the Philippines System] (1982-1983)
* Ernesto G. Tabujara, Sr. (1983-1990)
* Jose V. Abueva [Concurrent President of the University of the Philippines System] (1990-1991)
* Emerlinda R. Roman (1991-1993 and 1999-2005)
* Roger Posadas (1993-1996)
* Claro C. Llaguno (1996-1999)
* Sergio S. Cao (2005-present)

Culture, Sports, and Traditions

The Diliman community, humorously called the "Diliman Republic" and a "microcosm of the Philippines" has a unique culture among the universities in the country. It is the only university in Metro Manila that has its own extensive system of jeepney transportation owing to its huge size. The university also has a congressional franchise to operate two radio stations (AM and FM) and a television station. Currently, the university only operates DZUP 1602, a community AM radio station. The campus encompasses many residential areas and students often feel a sense of solidarity with the community residents. It is monitored by the local U.P. Police.

U.P. Diliman represents the U.P. System at the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) and participates in all events. The Fighting Maroons have consistently placed in the top three in the overall points race of the UAAP for the past several years.

Two of the most-awaited events in the campus are the Lantern Parade, held on the last week before the Christmas break, and the U.P. Fair, held every February. During the Lantern Parade, various groups within the University create Christmas lanterns and floats and parade around the Academic Oval. The U.P. Fair, organized by the University Student Council, is a week-long event held at the Sunken Garden that features nightly music concerts, booths, and amusement park rides.

National Centers of Excellence and Development

The Diliman campus of the U.P. System holds the distinction of having the most Centers of Excellence (COEs) and Centers of Development (CODs) among the country's educational institutions. [cite web | title = CHED COE/COD List | url=] The current COEs/CODs in the University are as follows:

* Anthropology
* Architecture
* Biology
* Business
* Chemical Engineering
* Chemistry
* Civil Engineering
* Communication Arts (Communication Research)
* Computer Engineering
* Computer Science
* Economics
* Electrical Engineering
* Electronics and Communications Engineering
* English
* Filipino
* (Foreign) European Languages
* Geography
* Geodetic Engineering
* Geology
* History
* Industrial Engineering
* Information Technology Education
* Journalism
* Literature
* Marine Science
* Mathematics
* Mechanical Engineering
* Metallurgical Engineering
* Mining Engineering
* Music
* Physics
* Political Science
* Psychology
* Sociology
* Statistics

Centennial Celebration

On January 8, 2008, the University of the Philippines System (UP), with 7 constituent universities and 12 campuses offering 258 undergraduate and 438 graduate programs, began its centennial celebration at the Diliman campus. The university has produced 7 of 14 presidents, 12 chief justices of the Supreme Court, 30 of 31 national scientists and 36 of 57 national artists, and an estimated 250,000 alumni (15,000 doctors, 8,000 lawyers and 23,000 teachers). [ [, UP in next 100 years] ] Fernando Javier, 100, of Baguio City, oldest UP alumnus (Civil Engineering from University of the Philippines, Manila, 1933), carried the 100-torch relay at the UP academic oval in Diliman, Quezon City. The 99th torchbearer was Michael Reuben Dumlao, youngest, a 6-grader from the University of the Philippines Integrated School in U.P. Diliman. UP president Emerlinda Roman, first woman president, carried the 100th torch and ignited the centennial cauldron in the UP Oblation. [ [, UP passes torch: 100-yr-old to 6th grader] ] The cauldron featured 3 pillars representing the core values of Excellence, Leadership, and Service and 7 flowers representing the constituent universities, to wit, UP Manila, UP Diliman (together with UP Pampanga, its extension campus), UP Los Baños, UP Baguio, UP Visayas, UP Mindanao, and UP Open University. [ [, UP alumni light perpetual flame at centennial rites] ]

UPAA 2008 Centennial Yearbook

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association announced its launching of a special 3-volume (P 500 for all 3 volumes) UPAA 2008 Centennial Yearbook on June 21, 2008, the UPAA Grand Alumni-Faculty Homecoming and Reunion at the Araneta Coliseum, Cubao, Quezon City. The theme is “UP Alumni: Excellence, Leadership and Service in the Next 100 Years,” with the 3 cover designs showing the works of National Artists Napoleon Abueva, Abdul Imao, and BenCab, respectively.Chief Justice Reynato Puno is the Yearbook's most distinguished alumnus awardee (among 46 other awardees). [ [, UP to launch Centennial Yearbook at June 21 homecoming] ]


Current Events

Dignitaries visit UPDUPD hosted two foreign dignitaries recently, namely Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, president of the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste and Kristie A. Kenney, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Philippines.

Ramos-Horta was at the Malcolm Hall on August 11 to deliver the lecture “South-to-South Peoples’ Solidarity: The East Timor Experience.” The lecture was part of the UP Centennial Lecture Series and was co-sponsored by The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IDD) in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

The co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, Ramos-Horta was described by the IDD as the “tireless, but most visible face of the dogged East Timorese resistance against the illegal occupation of Indonesia.”

According to Ramos-Horta, the 1986 People Power Revolution inspired his country to hope and fight for their freedom and independence. He called the Filipino people “pioneers” for achieving peace through non-violent means. He expressed his admiration for the late Ninoy Aquino, who he met while the former was in the United States, and for Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sin, whom he called a “great man.” He also thanked the Philippine government for its prompt deployment of peace-keeping forces to East Timor in 1999 and acknowledged the support provided by the priests and nuns in rehabilitating his war-torn country.

Meanwhile, on August 20, the UP Administration feted the US Ambassador and her party to lunch at the Executive House. According to the [ US Embassy website] , Kenney is the first female US Ambassador to the country. It was also her first visit to UP.

The lunch was in appreciation of the US Embassy’s assistance to UP, in particular to the Philippine General Hospital. Over a leisurely lunch, UP President Emerlinda Roman welcomed Kenney, embassy officials and staff and presented an overview of the UP as the National University. Quezon City mayor Feliciano Belmonte later joined the group.

As part of the program, Kenney was given a huge citation which read: “For its generous assistance in restoring the four murals by National Artist Carlos Botong Francisco in the PGH Main Lobby, hereby strengthening the existing the long-existing cultural ties between the USA and UP-Philippine General Hospital (PGH) and contributing to the success of the centennial year celebration of the PGH and the University.” The citation was signed by Roman, PGH Director Carmelo Alfiler and UP Manila Chancellor Ramon Arcadio.

In a brief speech, Kenney thanked Roman and expressed her admiration for UP. “This is such an impressive university,” she said, because of the unique combination of “offering the very highest level of academics and at the same time making a university education accessible to people no matter what their means, or what part of the country they come from.”

She said she was pleased at the way UP has turned out since it was founded a hundred years ago and thanked UP “for letting us continue to play a part in this extraordinary institution” through the work on the murals. [UP Diliman Information Office, August 11, 2008]


ee also

* DZUP 1602
* Church of the Holy Sacrifice

External links

* [ The Main Library - University of the Philippines, Diliman]
* [ University of the Philippines Press]
* ['s U.P.? Diliman Events]
* [ U.P. Diliman Map]
* [ Tribute to the U.P. Oblation]
* [ GMA NEWS.TV, video, UP students join festive launch of centennial year, 01/08/2008]
* [ UP College of Architecture & the Built Environment]



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