• Beyond the Numbers: COVID-19 and the Philippine Population
  • about-uppi
  • uppi-research
  • uppi-extension
  • PopArchive
  • Enrol in our Masters Programs!

Academics >

UPPI celebrates two new graduates

  • Posted on: 23 July 2021

Sanny Boy D. Afable and Jolly Mae G. Catalan – both graduating from the MA Demography program of UP Population Institute, join the pool of expert demographers this academic year.

Virtual ceremonies will be held on the 24th and 25th of July 2021 for all College of Social Sciences and Philosophy graduates and for all UP Diliman graduates, respectively.


UPPI faculty, students share remote learning experiences

  • Posted on: 1 March 2021

Three days before the opening of the second semester, the UP Population Institute (UPPI) organized an online open forum dubbed as “Zoom-ustahan sa UPPI: An open forum on remote learning experiences of UPPI students” on Friday, February 26, 2021 to assess the experiences of its faculty and students under remote learning.

“We hope to draw lessons to improve our system of delivering online teaching this coming semester […] We want to take this time to listen to and learn from each other’s experiences,” UPPI Director Dr. Grace T. Cruz said, noting that the Institute has successfully finished the last semester with zero dropouts, even in the face of the many challenges brought about by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Research >

Vaccinating the most vulnerable group in the time of pandemic: Insights from a national survey of older people

  • Posted on: 12 April 2021

This research brief examines the Filipino older people’s awareness of influenza (more commonly called flu) and pneumococcal vaccines, their level of vaccination, and the extent to which these vary across selected characteristics of older people. The analysis is based on the data of the Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP) baseline survey, a nationally representative survey on older Filipinos ages 60 years and over conducted in 2018. The survey of 5,985 respondents included questions on whether OP are aware of flu and/or pneumococcal vaccines for older people, and if so, whether they have availed of these vaccines.

Download this release here.

Beyond the Numbers: COVID-19 and the Philippine Population

The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) in collaboration with the Demographic Research and Development Foundation (DRDF) are sharing results of their demographic studies to provide the Philippine context on the possible effects of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. In both the UPPI and DRDF websites, we are publishing a series of research briefs focusing on various aspects of Filipino lives that are affected by COVID-19, in both the short and long terms.

Is It Too Late to Fall in Love and (Re)marry?

  • Posted on: 12 February 2021

This article draws from the results of the 2018 Longitudinal Study of Ageing and Health in the Philippines (LSAHP). It provides a picture of the older Filipinos’ marital status, a significant factor affecting their well-being which has not been given enough attention in gerontological studies in the country. We examine how marriage patterns and attitudes towards love and marriage in older ages vary between older males and females and assess if their current marital status is related to loneliness.

News and Activities >

New youth trends, life under pandemic to be examined in YAFS5

  • Posted on: 23 July 2021

A college student studies remotely at home. The COVID-19 pandemic has reconfigured many aspects of young people's lives, including their education. / Photo by L. Dela Rosa

Recent years have seen marked changes in terms of young Filipinos’ health, values, and behavior. These include technological and cultural breakthroughs, new forms of engagements, and more prominently, the COVID-19 pandemic—to which young people have been forced to adapt their lives in many ways.

To probe these trends and issues faced by today’s youth, UPPI has involved a wide range of stakeholders in developing the design and tools of the YAFS5.

UPPI leads nationwide study on Pinoy youth

  • Posted on: 9 July 2021

While youth is supposedly an exciting and hopeful time, many young adult Filipinos face a myriad of challenges. / Photo by S. Dela Cruz

Today’s youth are one of the biggest and most dynamic sectors of Philippine society. About one in every five Filipinos is aged 15 to 24, which are critical years for shaping personhood and making important, lasting decisions on various aspects of life. While youth is supposedly an exciting and hopeful time, many young adult Filipinos face a myriad of challenges, including those involving their immediate environments, physical and mental health, relationship-building, and reproductive health.

An up-to-date knowledge base on young adults is vital to improving their health and well-being, which have far-reaching consequences not only to the economy but also to their families and communities. It is in this light that the University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) conducts the 2021 Young Adult Fertility and Sexuality Study (YAFS5), the fifth in the series of YAFS surveys.