In the Midst of the Shift: Tracing the Changes in the UP Academic Calendar

BY JESSE DOCTOR AND MARIE UY One semester after it was implemented, the academic calendar shift is still plagued by blames and complaints. Since the University of the Philippines (UP) administration eyed the possible calendar shift in 2013, the respective university council of each campus has discussed the change. One by one, they agreed to… Read More In the Midst of the Shift: Tracing the Changes in the UP Academic Calendar

ST System: A Reform or a Rename?

BY JOHN REMIL ISAGA As students of the University of the Philippines System campaigned against the 24-year-old Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP), the UP Administration acted upon the issue by revising the tuition system and introducing another scheme in its place: the Socialized Tuition (ST) System. The UP Board of Regents approved the… Read More ST System: A Reform or a Rename?

System Check-UP: Probing the Issues that Hounded UP in 2014

BY NICOLE ANGELA MALLARI AND GEMMA ESTEBAN Brought by the new academic calendar, 2014 has been a challenging year for the University of the Philippines (UP). But despite the blast that the shift had already rendered, UP was not spared by more issues which even intensified the dilemma of its administration. SAIS turned out problematic… Read More System Check-UP: Probing the Issues that Hounded UP in 2014