University of the Philippines President Alfredo Pascual celebrated the launch and successful implementation of several of the university’s high-impact projects in the 2nd President’s Toast held at the Bulwagan ng Dangal on July 5.
The event was organized by the UP Center for Integrative and Development Studies (CIDS), together with the Office of the secretary of the University (OSU), and the Office of the Vice President for Public Affairs (OVPPA).
The OSU formally launched its Manual of Operations, a publication outlining the university’s administrative processes.
The launch was followed by the presentation of CIDS’ findings from its National Marine Policy Review and Strategic Direction project to Jose Luis Alano, Undersecretary and Executive Director of the National Coast Watch Council.
Lastly, the OVPPA presented a report on the recently concluded UP sa Halalan 2016, and introduced two new initiatives: the UP Resources for Science-Informed Literacy and Engagement towards Building Community Resilience (RESILIENCE) project, and Galing UP, Lingkod Bayan: UP Award for Excellence in Public Service.
President Pascual commended these accomplishments, noted the efforts and synergy made by the offices involved and reiterated the importance of UP’s visibility and service to the public.