More than 200 participants from academic institutions, non-government organizations, and local government units attended the opening of the three-day 2nd National Conference of the Philippine Academic Society for Climate and Disaster Resilience (PASCDR), held October 25 at the Atencio-Libunao Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Dr. Emmanuel M. Luna, PASCDR National Coordinator, set the tone […]

Confused about the many issuances from your local government about the COVID-19 pandemic? The UP Resilience Institute鈥檚 Research and Creative Work team is ready to help with the launch of the second volume of the Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Philippines: A Policy Sourcebook. This policy sourcebook, which is updated monthly, is a way for ordinary Filipinos to stay up-to-date with the national government’s and their local government’s latest policies and measures to defeat the viral pandemic in the country. While Volume I focused on national issuances, Volume II covers local government policies.

UP Diliman Ugnayan ng Pahinung貌d鈥檚 psychosocial support program poster. Source: UP Diliman Facebook page (

The global pandemic is taking a toll on people’s mental and emotional well-being. To respond to the need to provide the UP community and UP’s partner communities with adequate psychosocial support, the UP Ugnayan ng Pahinung貌d launched the Committee on Psychosocial Emergency Services (UP CoPES) to better coordinate and harmonize the psychosocial aspect of Pahinung貌d鈥檚 volunteer services.