University of the Philippines College Admission Test 2018 (UPCAT 2018) will be held on 21 and 22 October 2017. Applicants will take the exam in one whole day, either on 21 October or on 22 October. UP Mindanao will serve as the Test Center for Davao City applicants. Other Test Centers are listed at the website http://upcatonline.up.edu.ph
Regarding the Test Permit, here is the instruction from http://upcatonline.up.edu.ph:
"For applications filed through an authorized school representative, pick up your Test Permit from the school representative, about a week after the date of submission of application;
For personally filed applications, pick up your Test Permit from the Office of Admissions on the same day;
For applications filed thru regional filing centers or by mail, wait for your Test Permit to be mailed to your school. The list of examinees with processed applications will also be sent to your school's official e-mail address. If your name is not among the listed examinees for your school, check with the Office of Admissions (9818500 Local 3827, 3828 or 3831), and follow-up with the UPCAT Examiner assigned to the UPCAT Test Center nearest to your high school on the Friday just before the UPCAT."
(Addendum: When going to claim your Test Permit on 20 October, bring your school iD and two pieces of recent iD photos)