University of the Philippines, Manila

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University of the Philippines, Manila

The Centennial Logo of UP
Motto Honor and Excellence

1905 (as Health Sciences Center in 1979)

Type State university

Dr. Ramon L. Arcadio

President Dr. Emerlinda P. Roman
Location Ermita District, Manila, Philippines
Campus 14 hectares

"U.P. Naming Mahal"

Nickname U.P. Fighting Maroons
Mascot U.P. Oblation

The University of the Philippines Manila, the oldest of the seven constituent universities of the University of the Philippines was founded in 1905.

It is the center of health sciences education in the country, with the establishment of the National Health Science Center. The University exercises administrative supervision over the Philippine General Hospital.



UP Manila Oblation, in front of Rizal Hall, part of the UP Manila's College of Arts and Sciences

UP Manila currently has 9 degree granting units:

University Administration

  • Chancellor: Ramon L. Arcadio, MD, MHPEd
  • Vice Chancellors:
    • Academic Affairs, Josefina G. Tayag, DPA
    • Research, Lulu C. Bravo, MD (Director, UP National Institutes of Health)
    • Planning and Development, Zorayda F. Leopando, MD, MPH
    • Administration, Orlino O. Talens, MD, MHPEd
  • Special Assistants to the Chancellor:
    • Isidro Sia, MD, MSc, PhD, Director, National Graduate Office for the Health Professions
    • Clarita C. Maano, MD, Director, Office of Alumni Affairs
    • Teresita C. Mendoza, MEd, OTRP, Director, Information, Publications and Public Affairs Office

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