UPLB events, initiatives to look forward to this week

The utmost urgency is now at its height because of the latest issues that have recently occurred, such as the threat to our academic freedom due to the UP-DND accord and Anti-Terror Law, attacks in Hacienda Yulo, and the worsening COVID-19 incidents. Now is the time for everyone to come together, be informed, and continue extending a helping hand to those who are in need. 

“PLANTdemic” week-long celebration of UP Phytopathological Society 64th Anniversary

Publication material from U.P. Phytopathological Society/Facebook

The UP Phytopathological Society invites everyone to commemorate their 64th anniversary by joining their event, “PLANTdemic: Understanding Plant Disease for an Effective Outbreak Management,” on a week-long celebration from February 1 to 14, 2021.

The organization continues to implement activities that uphold their principles for a more effective utilization of Plant Pathology for the larger society. According to their Facebook page, the celebration has already started with their first activity, “PATH-TikTok,” that will end on February 7. With the use of the social video-sharing platform, TikTok, contestants are asked to raise consciousness, highlighting the importance of agriculture in times of pandemic, and giving back to our farmers. Prize money awaits you and your farmer beneficiary! 

For further details, you may visit this link: 

You may register and submit your TikTok entry here:

The contest will be followed by their next activity, “PATH-Trivia,” that will take place from February 8 to 13. And finally, an online celebration will be dedicated on February 14 to cap off the end of the activities. Stay tuned to their Facebook page for more updates!

For concerns and queries, you may contact the UP Phytopathological Society through their official Facebook page. 

“CASangga” donation drive for Hacienda Yulo farmers

Publication material from UPLB College of Arts and Sciences Student Council/Facebook

The UPLB College of Arts and Sciences Student Council (CASSC), in partnership with the CAS Freshmen Council (CASFC), is calling for donations for the farmers in Hacienda Yulo in Canlubang, Calamba, and Laguna who are currently being harassed and stripped off their rights after hired goons burned their homes, followed by demolition threats and roadblocks. 

The councils’ “CASangga” initiative serves as their donations and aides arm to extend a helping hand to the victims. The farmers are asking for donations such as food, clothes, blankets, sleeping mats, toiletries, and financial assistance. If you are interested to help, kindly refer to the bank details below:

0977 106 6689
Jose Mari Arceta

0918 348 8038
Jose Mari Arceta

Louise Nicole M. Mallari
SA 1527 0870 03

For in-kind donations, you may contact 0930-914-6435 for further details.

“Ensuring Campus Safety Amidst the Dangers of Red-Tagging” educational discussion

Publication material from YAPJUST – Youth Advocates for Peace with Justice/Facebook

The Youth Advocates for Peace with Justice – UPLB (YAPJUST-UPLB) invites you to their educational discussion, “Ensuring Campus Safety Amidst the Dangers of Red-Tagging,” together with the College of Economics Student Council (CEM SC) Chairperson and Student Regent 2nd Nominee, Sieg Severino.

Students are encouraged to join and be informed to resist campus militarization and defend academic freedom. The discussion will take place on February 4 at 3 PM via Zoom. 

You may register and fill out the Google form through this link:

Propaganda Skills Workshop of Anakbayan UPLB

Publication material from Anakbayan UP Los Baños/Facebook

Anakbayan UP Los Baños (AB UPLB) invites you to sharpen your skills and intellect on their upcoming two-day Propaganda Skills Workshop. The first activity, Statement Writing, will be instructed by the current UPLB Perspective Editor-in-Chief, Mark Ernest Famatigan, on February 4 at 3:30 PM via Google Meet. It will be followed by the PubMat Making workshop on February 5 at 2:00 PM. 

For registration, go to You may also leave a message on their official Facebook page, Anakbayan UP Los Baños, for more information.

PAKUM Fest, Anakbayan UPLB educational discussions

Publication material from Anakbayan UP Los Baños/Facebook

Mark your calendars every Sunday as Anakbayan UP Los Baños launches Pangunahing Kursong Masa (PAKUM) Fest every 2 pm via Discord. This educational series will open your minds and answer your inquiries about Philippine social realities, the struggles of the masses, and activism. 

The events will take place as follows: 

Maikling Kurso sa Lipunan at Rebolusyonaryong Pilipino (MKLRP)
February 7 | 2 PM

Espesyal na Kursong Masa (ESKUM) 3-in-1
February 14 | 2 PM

Araling Aktibista (ARAK)
February 21 | 2 PM

For registration, go to You may also leave a message on their official Facebook page, Anakbayan UP Los Baños, for the Discord server and more information.

Orgwatch is an initiative by UPLB Perspective that aims to strengthen its efforts in promoting a pro-student and well-informed community. Each week we curate a list of events, webinars, activities, donation drives, and campaigns led by student organizations that we think you need to know.

For interested parties who wish to have to have their relief efforts included in this list, they may contact the Perspective through their official Facebook page.

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