• SyenSaya Wonderama 2015 once again offered exciting activities for the kids and proved that learning can be fun! This year's theme was SyenSaya at Kabataan: #WOWTLG! TLG stands for "Technology Leads to Globalization."

  • Our online catalog of short courses and training programs for 2015 is now available. Click on photo to check the courses.

  • 2015 is the International Year of Soils. Click here to know more.

  • The UPLB Museum of Natural History Director Dr. Juan Carlos T. Gonzales, with the other curators of the museum, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Susan May F. Calumpang, and family members of Dr. Dioscoro Rabor.

  • The UPLB Museum of Natural History, a supervised unit of the OVCRE, is on a roll as they continuously discover new species. (Photo by Pol Veluz, SESAM)

  • "In recognition of the importance of bees and the potential of the bee industry, the University of the Philippines established the UPLB Bee Program in 1989 to further establish all bee related research and programs in the University." -Photo by Romar Jan C. Edosma (1st Place, Capturing UPLB's Research Heritage Photocontest)

  • OVCRE's Extension Section holds the UPLB Public Service Forum. Speakers were Dr. Ma. Victoria Espaldon, Dr. Rogelio Cuyno, and Dr. Emil Q. Javier.

  • The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension holds the first UPLB Public Service Forum at the BIOTECH Seminar Room.

  • Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Rex B. Demafelis with the speakers during the first UPLB Public Service Forum. (From left to right: Dr. Rita P. Laude, Dr. Virginia R. Cardenas, Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, VC Rex B. Demafelis, Prof. Maria Teresa DV Arejola, and Dr. Ma. Virginia B. Camarinta, OVCRE Extension Section Head)

  • OVCRE collaborates with UP REPSS Inc. to hold the 2nd UPLB REPS Conference. This was the most attended REPS Conference with over 300 participants.

  • Young biotechnology researchers find teamwork essential in looking for answers to man's scientific queries.

  • Professor Emeritus Macrina T. Zafaralla in-situ analyzing a water sample, one of her many research activities aimed to characterize our several freshwater lakes.

  • Agricultural engineers hold test drives of developed mini-tractors and other farm machinery for the appreciation of farmers around Laguna.

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Sharing an announcement from the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) website:


We are pleased to announce that the 2016 MECO-TECO Call for Proposals is now open.

In pursuit of cooperation in Science and Technology between the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST, formerly the National Science Council) of Taipei, the DOST is calling for mutually beneficial and collaborative project proposals for implementation on 01 June 2016. It is necessary that proponents coordinate with their counterpart/collaborator in Taipei with whom they will work with on the project. As a requirement, proposals must be submitted to DOST while their Taiwanese counterpart must submit the same proposal (with the same title for identification) to MOST for separate review and evaluation. Only projects approved by both sides will be implemented under this cooperation scheme. Project proposals to be submitted must fall under any of the following identified priority areas for cooperation:

  1. Genomics, Nanotechnology, and Biotechnology for Agriculture
  2. Water Resource Management
  3. Volcano, Ocean, Typhoon, and Earthquake
  4. Climate Change and Environment
  5. Omics for Personalized Medicine
  6. Use of Sensors towards Smart Cities (intelligent transport system, smart buildings, road condition monitoring and digital health for senior citizens)

Modes of cooperation include joint research/study, exchange of scientists/technical experts, capacity building, scientific and technical access to facilities, provision of professional services, organization of scientific conferences, symposia, training courses, workshops and exhibitions and the Sandwich Scholarship Program (SSP).

Interested parties may download the necessary forms at http://www.dost.gov.ph.Submission of proposals is until 31 December 2015 to be sent to the International Technology Cooperation Unit (ITCU), Room 301, 3rd floor, DOST building, Gen. Santos Avenue, Bicutan, Taguig City and e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Attachments are also included below.

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) in coordination with the Office of the Vice President for Administration (OVPA), the UP System Supply & Property Management Office (UPS SPMO), and the UP Diliman Supply & Property Management Office (UPD SPMO) will jointly hold a Procurement Seminar-Workshop on R & D.

The said Seminar-Workshop will focus on the following:

  1. Preparation of the Project Procurement Management Plan (PPMP) and the Annual Procurement Plan (APP);
  2. Development of Technical Specifications for equipment, services, and other items;
  3. Formulation of the Cost Estimate for the item to be procured;
  4. Generation of Price Quotations or canvass;
  5. Determination of the appropriate Mode of Procurement and their Requisites;
  6. Apprise project leaders on Outsource Procurement Agents such as the Philippine International Trading Corporation (PITC); and
  7. Provide information on recent circulars from DBM, GPPB, and COA relevant to R & D procurement.

The schedule for UPLB will be on 28 September 2015, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, NCAS Auditorium.

The memo from the Office of the UP President is also attached for reference. The schedule in the memo has been changed to the one mentioned above.



The search for the 2015 Dr. Eusebio Y. Garcia Recognition Award for Molecular Biology and Molecular Pathology by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)

Dr. Garcia was a world-renowned scientist. He had been a faculty member of the UP College of Medicine and Manila Central University, and was awarded the most outstanding professor of the University. He also became a guest scientist at the School of Tropical Medicine at the Tulane University of Louisiana, and research fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation Malaria Research Laboratory, Talahassee, Florida, USA.

The deadline of submission of nominations to the OVCRE is on 25 September 2015. Further details are attached.


01 September 2015

Series of 2015

TO:                      Deans and Directors

FROM:                REX B. DEMAFELIS
                            Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension

SUBJECT:           Contributions for the RDE Chronicle and RDE Digest

With the aim of promoting the university's research culture, the OVCRE Information Officers Network will launch the RDE Chronicle and the new RDE Digest this 2015. Both publications will be released twice a year: the RDE Chronicle on March and October, and the new RDE Digest on July and January.

The Chronicle will focus on university news related to research, development, and extension, while the new Digest will focus on timeless stories on the impact of UPLB research and extension initiatives.

For the upcoming issue of the RDE Chronicle, we are welcoming at least one of the following contributions from your unit:

  • News article/s about RDE efforts of your unit from June to September (strategic planning, conference, important visitors, etc.)
  • Literary contributions (poems, short story, anecdote, etc.)

You may e-mail these contributions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before 18 September 2015. The RDE Chronicle will be released in time for the Loyalty Day Celebration this October.

For the new RDE Digest, a feature story or article which fall under any of these categories may be submitted:

  • Analytical Perspective
  • Research Updates
  • Technology and Innovations
  • Popularized Publications (popularized version of a journal article)
  • Personality Profile
  • Success Story (stories of adapters of our technologies)
  • Stories from the field (stories and anecdotes of experiences during field work)
  • Review of any masterpiece of any UPLB faculty/staff

We will welcome contributions to the new RDE Digest on or before 06 November 2015.

For questions or inquries, you may contact the Editorial Team at (049) 536-2354.

Thank you very much for your usual support and cooperation.

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