Download: Diliman Month 2019 Publication Materials

You may download the Press Kit and UP Diliman Arts & Culture Month list of events.


UP Diliman Arts and Culture Month 2019

Lakad-Gunita sa lupang hinirang

The UP Diliman Arts Month 2019 will commemorate the 70th year of the University’s move from its 10-hectare original site in Ermita, Manila to its 493-hectare campus in Diliman. Under President Bienvenido Ma. Gonzalez, the transfer marked a new era in the history of the University and acquired greater significance because it coincided with the 40th anniversary of the University. The transfer took place from December 16, 1948 to January 11, 1949. On February 11, 1949, a motorcade made its way from Manila to Diliman to transfer the Oblation. The Oblation was greeted by the cheers of the students and the enthusiastic welcome by University officials (Lazaro, 1985).

The UPD Diliman Arts Month 2019 will celebrate and contemplate on our sense of place, and the routes in place-making through various acts of memory (paggunita) and acts of transfer (paglipat). The UP as a communal portrait has many stories to tell – local narratives and institutional histories. And while remembering, the UP as a place would be a site of knowledge transmission which is always in conversation with larger narratives of the past and present, national and international issues of place and mobility.

While the “exodus” was intentional, how does UP Diliman position itself as lupang hinirang (dedicated land, “pride of place”) for the past 70 years? As the celebration will perform or exhibit UP’s cultural memory, it will also reflect on the routes and conditions of displacements (pag-alis sa lugar) and emplacements (paghubog ng lugar) in UP Diliman and beyond. In other words, the commemoration will also examine UP’s role and connection to urgent issues such land (lupa), settlement (paglulugar, puwesto), and migration.

For more information about the schedule of events for the whole festival, please click the link and download the Lakad-Gunita publication.

Lakad Gunita Publication


STS Month 2018-Ugnayan Special Issue

UP Diliman Science, Technology, and Society Month 2018

After the success of the Festival of Culture and the Arts 2018: Kat(hawan: Bodies, Society, Culture, UP DIliman (UPD) continues the identification of the Philippine body as an important device in knowledge production with Bodies, Science, and Philippine Society or the celebration of the first UPD Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Month.

This time, the Philippine body is explored as a scientific concept grounded in a socio-historical milieu. The series of activities comprising the UPD STS Month 2018 explore how both the natural and social sciences link, problematize and interrogate the Philippine body as an important apparatus for the understanding of inventions and innovations, biological determinism, historical and social memory studies, genetics, nutrition and health.

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BODIES, SCIENCE, AND PHILIPPINE SOCIETY | UP Diliman Science, Technology, and Society Month | October 2018

After the success of the UP Diliman Festival of Culture and the Arts 2018: Kat(h)awan: Bodies, Society, Culture, UP Diliman (UPD) continues the identification of the Philippine body as an important device in knowledge production with Bodies, Science, and Philippine Society or the celebration of the very first UPD Science, Technology, and Society (STS) Month.

This time, the Philippine body is explored as a scientific concept grounded in a socio-historical milieu. The series of activities comprising the UPD STS Month 2018 explore how both the natural and social sciences link, problematize and interrogate the Philippine body as an important apparatus for the understanding of inventions and innovations, biological determinism, historical and social memory studies, genetics, nutrition and health.


Paglulunsad: Science, Technology, and Society Month: Bodies, Science, and Philippine Society

Palma Hall Lobby
4 October
2 p.m.


College of Science (CS) Student Council Activities: Open Concert

CS Amphitheatre
12 October
7 – 10 p.m.


College of Science (CS)
Student Council Activities:
Open Concert

CS Amphitheatre
12 October
7–10 p.m.


UP Science Fair

College of Science Amphitheatre
15 – 19 October
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The 1st Diliman International Food Science & Nutrition Symposium

Gusali 2, College of Home Economics
17 – 19 October
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Project Genome
Stasis and Mobility: Nasa Dugo Natin Yan?!

Bulwagan ng Dangal, UP Diliman
19 October – 16 November
19 October, 6 p.m. (Exhibit Opening)

Museum Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.


College of Science (CS) Idol

CS Auditorium
19 October
6 – 10 p.m.


1st Annual Graduate Student Research Conference (GSRC)

Institute of Biology Auditorium, National Science Complex
22 October
9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.


Colloquium on HIV/AIDS in Southeast Asia (AIDS-SEA)

GT Toyota Auditorium, Asian Center
25 – 26 October
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


The Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) 2018 Meeting:
Volunteerism to Promote Philippine Science, Engineering and Innovation

National Institute of Physics
24 – 25 October
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


College of Science 35th Year Anniversary Celebration

College of Science (CS) Administration Building & CS Amphitheater, National Science Complex
26 October
2:30 – 9 p.m.


College of Science (CS) Bonds

College of Science Amphitheatre
27 October
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.


Forum on Science, Technology, and Society
Science, Literature and Ethics: Celebrating the Bicentenary of Frankenstein

Institute of Biology Auditorium
30 October
1:30 – 5 p.m.








Performance by Daloy Dance Company and choreographed by Ea Torrado.
13 June 2018,6pm Wednesday
Vargas Museum Grounds and CAL Lawn


Encounters is a performance by Daloy Dance Company and contemporary choreographer Ea Torrado.

It developed around Agnes Arellano’s suite of goddess sculptures Dakini, Innana, Kali and Magdalene.

The goddesses appear descended in a grove at the Diliman campus, strong verdigris forms amidst lush green growth.

Encounters explores dualities of human existence and is rooted in Ea Torrado’s exploration of dance as emancipatory ritual. In it, dancers descend into the depths of being with the body as channel for the divine. The encounter is coming together of corporal flesh and greater divinity.

The dance performance is shaped by active energy and force, listening and rest, presence and song. The intervals are marked by dancers heeding the call of the goddesses and becoming like prophets conveying a sacred secret.

Encounters reflect on human anxieties and the speed we careen towards greater progress or utter destruction.

Agnes Arellano’s goddesses remind us to be rooted – perhaps, that which we frantically seek is in all of us.

Encounters was the first collateral event for the Lawas Public Art Exhibition. The Exhibition runs until August 2018. For more information, please e-mail or visit