Valedictory Address of Shaira Marie Tagadan (Summa Cum Laude)

(Delivered during CAS Recognition Day held last June 14, 2016 at the UP Theater)

Esteemed guest speaker, Ms. Lilianjoy Laureza, Officers of the University of the Philippines Manila and College of Arts and Sciences, Honored Faculty, Alumni, parents, and fellow graduates – a wonderful morning to you all! 
Before I start, I want my fellow graduates, parents and guardians included, to turn to the person beside you and shake their hand a congratulations!

Eight CAS Faculty Members Named Top UP Scientists

Five professors and three associate professors from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of the Philippines (UP) Manila were among those named top UP scientists based on a list published by the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs(OVPAA). The award for Top UP Scientists was based on the latest rankings generated by UP for its own pool of scientists and researchers as of 4 March 2016. The awardees include:


"Higher level education is the key to inclusive growth," says UP President Pascual.

THE COUNTRY can produce the high-level human resource it needs to catch up with its
neighbors if the next government adopts the right set of policies.
This was the gist of a "think paper" on "Knowledge-Based Development and
Governance" presented by the University of the Philippines to all the presidential
candidates for their consideration.

Call for Papers for 5th International Conference on Global Health and Society

You may be interested to attend and submit an abstract for our International Conference on Global Health and Society on January 27-28, 2017 in Manila. The Conference will tackle any topics related to health, ageing, disability, lifestyle and health risk, violence, disaster, safety and well-being, behavior change and communication, gender and health, child and youth at risk, climate change, conflict and health, health demographics, etc.

Deadline of submission: June 30, 2016

UP Manila Biochemistry Students Win 2016 PACSIKLaban Competition

PACSIKLaban is an Annual Intercollegiate Chemistry Competition organized by the Philippine Association of Chemistry Students, Incorporated, (PACS Inc.). This year, participating schools included UST, PUP, De la Salle University, Adamson University, PLM and Ateneo De Manila, among others. Adamson University hosted this year’s event held last February 21, 2016 at the Adamson University campus in Manila.

CAS Celebrates Biochemistry Week

Every year, the Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, in coordination with the UP Biochemistry Society, opens its door to celebrate the Biochemistry Week. This is an event which focuses on students gathering together and learning more about Chemistry through the series of activities being conducted.


7 - 11 March 2016

  • 7 March 2016
    • Launching of Political Science Week Exhibit, 11:00am, CAS Student Center
    • Block Wars: Annual Political Science Week Quiz Bee, 1:00 - 4:00pm, PGH Social Hall
  • 8 March 2016
    • Assessing Philippine Democrarcy and Elections: Challenges and Prospects, 10:00am - 1:00pm, PGH Science Hall
      Speakers: Dr. Nicole Curator, University of Canberra
                      Dr. Arles Arugay, University of the Philippines
    • Forum on PCOS: Mechanics and Cases of Election Rigging, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, PGH Social Hall
      Speaker: Leo Querubin, Philippine Computer Society
  • 9 March 2016
    • Suri at Pili: Media and Elections Forum Series (in partnership with Out of the Box and Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative). 1:00pm, GAB 301A-B
      Speakers: Marlon Nombrado, Out of the Box
                      Tonyo Cruz, OneVote
                      Cleve Arguelles, University of the Philippines
  • 10 March 2016
    • Your Face Sounds Familiar: Presenting the Presidentiables, 1:00 - 4:00pm, PGH Science Hall
  • 11 March 2016
    • PolSciYan: Annual Political Science Variety Show, 1:00 - 4:00pm, PGH Science Hall


Four CAS Faculty Members Presented Research Accomplishments During the 3rd OVPAA Symposium

Four faculty members of the College of Arts and Sciences presented their creative work and research outputs during a two-day symposium (March 1 and 2) held at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM) Auditorium at UP Diliman.

  • Theoretical Study of the Structure and Electronic Absorption Spectra of Ruthenium Complexes and their Intercalation in DNA by Dr. Junie Billones, Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics.
  • Development of Laboratory Manuals for Biochemistry of the Gene (Biochem 121.1) and Physical Biochemistry (Biochem 124.1) by Dr. Maria Constancia Carillo, Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • A Comparison of Plasma Zinc Concentrates of Glucos-6-phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD)-deficient Filipino Neonates seen at NIH-UPM and Normal Controls by Dr. Marilou Nicolas, Department of Physical Sciences and Mathematics
  • Revision of Philippine Begonia by Dr. Rosario Rubite, Department of Biology