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UPLB initiatives, events to look forward to this week

As Duterte’s incompetence continues to affect its constituents, engage in different activities organized by various organizations to extend assistance, and raise awareness on what is happening around us. 

Weekly ForeCASt

Publication material from CASFC UP Los Baños/Facebook

This week, keep track of what has been recently happening in the university through ForeCast, a recent initiative of the College of Arts and Sciences Freshman Council in line with the council’s aim to raise awareness among the student body, especially freshmen. 

Here are the following forecasts for this week: 

  • The Office of the Student Regent, the highest decision-making body of all UP Students, launched the #SulongUP Campaign to express solidarity with the students for the suspension of classes within the UP System.
  • The UPLB Administration denied the call of the students through the University of the Student Council – UPLB, and Rise for Education – UPLB to suspend the class, as Enhanced Community Quarantine has been extended on the NCR+ bubble. 
  • Newly elected USC officers formally started their tenure when they took their oath last April 8 to begin their term for Academic Year 2021-2022.
  • ABS-CBN vessels were chased down by Chinese missiles in the West Philippine Sea, despite showing no opposition to the group and decided to deviate from their original route.
  • [P] live returned to the air on Saturday, April 10, following a two-week hiatus.

For more information, visit the CAS FC’s Facebook page here.

The Jocks are back 

Publication material from UPLB JOCKS/Facebook

The UPLB Jocks have returned from their hiatus with a much more engaging and relishing season of Jock Tunes. The Jocks recently arranged a hunt to select new Jocks to join the organization.

Look ahead as they have completed their quest for new voices that will traverse beyond horizons. Stay tuned and unwind as they provide you with the latest and the best music on Spotify podcast.

Catch them here through this link:

UP Law Aptitude Exam (LAE) Simulation 

      Publication material from Alpha Phi Beta/Facebook

The Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity has released an announcement about its annual simulation of the UP Law Aptitude Test on April 17, Wednesday. The fraternity group invites all the applicants for the Law Aptitude Exam (LAE) to participate in their simulation test.

The simulation test aims to prepare LAE aspirants to be more equipped with what is going to happen in the actual exam. In addition to the test, sample LAE interviews will be conducted on April 17 to help the candidates build the necessary skills for them to conquer actual interviews in the future. 

Register to take advantage of the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills to the test, as well as to gain guidance and insights from the current and former UP Law students.

Here are the dates to remember: 

April 12 to April 16 – Mock LAE Exam (Asynchronous) 
April 17, 8:00-12:00 PM – Mock Interview
April 17, 1:00-4:00 PM – LAE Tips and Discussion 

Upon registration, a link will be sent to the email of those who have registered. The session will be conducted via Zoom meeting. 

If interested, kindly register through the link provided:

For more updates, like and follow Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity’s Facebook page


Tulong ng Kabataan Network calls unity from different organizations 

It has been a year since the government imposed a lockdown in Luzon to contain the COVID-19 virus. The government, however, has yet to lay out a concrete and well-thought-out plan. Many families, particularly those from the marginalized sector, have suffered greatly. Others have been laid off from their works, and some have shut down their small businesses. It is with great pain to know that we are still uncertain about what is going to happen next. 

Our neighboring countries are now gradually restoring their ravaged livelihoods and economies caused by the pandemic, whereas in our country, we are still in the process of reducing the number of cases per day. Just recently, the government has decided yet again to put the NCR+ bubble and some areas of CALABARZON under Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ). 

Tulong ng Kabataan Network is a wide network of youth volunteers from various student groups, councils, and alliances that was originally established to respond to the immediate needs of Typhoon Yolanda victims. To this day, it continues to coordinate and gather support from different people, especially youth, to provide short-term relief and assistance to vulnerable populations and industries.

In keeping with the organization’s support for short-term relief and assistance for Filipinos, they have sent a letter to various student organizations requesting that they sign a solidarity declaration regarding the Php 10,000 financial assistance for those who do not have or have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, as well as the Php 100 regular emergency allowance for workers.

A petition will be submitted to the Department of Social Work and Development (DSWD) in favor of the people’s demand for adequate financial assistance. The organization is requesting that various organizations must accumulate individual signatories by filling up the petition document. 

Fight of Plight: Workers’ Plight and the Fight for change during the pandemic

Publication material from UP Alliance of Chemical Engineering Students/Facebook

As the government continues to ignore workers’ rights with or without pandemic, we will continue to fight for what these workers truly deserve. With this in mind, the UP Alliance of Chemical Engineering Students invites students to attend their webinar “Fight-or-Plight: Workers’ Plight and the Fight for Change During the Pandemic,” which will address laborers’ issues and complaints in the face of a pandemic.

This webinar seeks to expand students’ perspectives beyond the confines of their homes and inform them about the pressing challenges that our industry’s essentials workers and frontliners face.

Join the webinar and acquire insightful knowledge on April 7, 2021, Saturday at 1:00 PM via Zoom meeting. 

If interested, register through this link: 


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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