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Statement on the Alleged Recruitment in UP Mindanao

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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Statement on the Alleged NPA Recruitment in UP Mindanao

Lyre Anni E. Murao

Chancellor, UP Mindanao

We express grave concern over a recent post from an alumnus on social media about the alleged NPA recruitment in the UP Mindanao campus, which has affected the UP Mindanao community. The post may have been based on an experience of the concerned individual while he was a student about two decades ago. This does not warrant the citing of the post as the basis of allegations from the National Security Council of the Philippines. 

 The impact of this baseless allegation and irresponsible publication through social media has created distress among our faculty, students, and staff. Some are currently experiencing harassment, both in person and on social media. We are one with our students in the call against any form of harassment because of this recent red-tagging and hasty generalizations. 

 We will take legal action due to harassment, when necessary, to protect the welfare of our constituents, especially our students. Furthermore, we are committed to remain vigilant and to uphold the welfare of our students and the entire UP Mindanao community against undue harassment by any form or means. 

 Over its 27 years of existence, UP Mindanao has produced graduates who are now serving as public servants, health workers, educators, scientists, lawyers, communicators, business professionals, development workers, etc. As the country’s national university, UP is a community of diverse personalities, ideas, and beliefs. This is encouraged as part of its respect for academic freedom and to develop critical thinking among its students. These form the foundations for their discernment and decision-making to build their capacities for leadership roles. We encourage our students to be genuine iskolars ng bayan and to serve the people and communities.

 Academic freedom is articulated in the UP Charter and the 1987 Philippine Constitution. This valuable principle is a recognized rule of law, as specified in Article XIV, Sec. 5.2, that “academic freedom shall be enjoyed in all institutions of higher learning.”

 Let us all, as one community, join efforts to assert academic freedom and encourage critical thinking. Let us join the fight against baseless red-tagging. We call on our students, faculty, staff, and alumni to protect the enabling environment for responsible freedom of thought and expression. 

 We are one with all universities that have been similarly identified as recruitment havens of so-called enemies of the state.  We call on the academic community to work together to sustain academic freedom and critical thinking --- the hallmarks of a flourishing learning institution.

21 May 2022


Your UP alumni email

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

Are you tired of the ever-changing popularity and fates of web-based email providers? Worry no more! Dahil dito sa UP, may Forever!

The University of the Philippines offers a lifelong commitment to provide you with your very own UP Alumni email account!

This UP Alumni email account marks you as a proud Iskolar ng Bayan, and stands as your enduring connection with the University.  You will receive the latest updates on University events, programs, and special announcements straight to your inbox, including opportunities for donation or volunteerism. This is a G Suite for Education account that allows you to use other Google services, such as Gmail, Google+, Google Drive, and Google Groups using your UP Alumni email account. You can even update your personal information in the UP Alumni Database using your account!

If you have any questions regarding this new e-mail service, please don't hesitate to ask  or (02) 8376-3100.


Register now to get your very own UP Alumni email account at or scan the QR code on the poster.

Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and Stay Connected with UP!


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UP System - Office of Alumni Relations
UP Trunkline: (02) 8981-8500 local: 4251 / 4252
Direct Line: (02) 8929-8226
Address: Fonacier Hall, R. Magsaysay Ave., UP Diliman, Q.C. 1101

UP Alumni Association Davao elections, 2022

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni


UPAA Davao will hold its Election of Directors on 12-13 May 2022 via:

1. email submission of ballots to  or

2. manual voting, from 9am to 12nn and 1pm to 4pm, at UP Mindanao Foundation Inc. (UPMFI) office at 2/F Quitain Building, Anda Street, Davao City, subject to strict adherence to health protocols. (Note: UPMFI Office is only open MWF, so manual voting can only be done on 13 May 2022). Members are encouraged to vote by email.

The Election Committee is now accepting nominations for seven (7) board seats with a term of two (2) years. Deadline for submission of nominations is 5pm of 09 May 2022 to allow the Election Committee to verify the names and membership status of the persons nominated. Nomination forms may be downloaded at Members may also request for the nomination forms to be emailed to them by sending a request to , or 09176340619. Please note that the person nominated must accept the nomination. Completed nomination forms should be submitted to the email addresses above or to UPMFI. The Election Committee will post the official list of candidates on the UPAA Davao FB page.

All members are requested to personally cast their votes or through proxy. Proxy forms may be downloaded at Members may also request for the proxy forms to be emailed to them by sending a request to the emails and number provided. All proxy forms must be submitted by email not later than 5pm of 11 May 2021 or at the UPMFI office.

Ballot forms will be posted in the UPAA Davao FB page together with the official list of candidates. Proxy holders must submit one ballot for each proxy held. Counting will be done on 13 May 2022 from 6pm-9pm and will be broadcast live at the UPAA Davao FB page. The election results will be announced at the General Assembly (date and time To Be Announced). 

See you on election days and at the General Assembly.

UPAA Davao Election Committee

Hiring University Research Associate I

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

URA I for Data Analytics2022 Posting-v3-1Hiring for University Research Associate I for Data Analytics
for 1 Year with possibility of extension
Graduate of BS Computer Science, BS Information Technology, BS Computer Engineering or relevant courses
Preferably with experience in App Development using Python-based web framework such as Fastapi and experience with AWS
Based in the Davao Region and can report to work as soon as possible.

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