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UPPI Offices Closed

The University of the Philippines Population Institute (UPPI) offices at the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Palma Hall West Wing, Roces St. cor. Roxas Ave., UP Diliman, Quezon City are closed from March 16 to April 14, 2020. This is in response to the government’s directive on “enhanced community quarantine” for Metro Manila and the whole of Luzon in order to combat the spread of COVID 19 virus. For inquiries, you may contact us through the following official email and Facebook addresses:

Official Email address: popinst@up.edu.ph

Official Facebook page: https://www.fb.com/uppi.edu.ph

Academics >

Afable of MADEM is New UPPI Excellence Awardee

  • Posted on: 2 March 2020

Sanny Boy Domingo Afable, a first year MA Demography (MADEM) student, is the latest UPPI Excellence Awardee having garnered the highest GWA of 1.125 for both MADEM and Master of Population Studies (MPOPS) students in the second semester of AY 2019-2020.

Career Talks, Orientation, & Excellence Award The Latest Academic Updates at UPPI

  • Posted on: 8 August 2019
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Prof. Maria Marquez, Dr. Elma Laguna, Dr. Nimfa Ogena, Dr. Grace Cruz, and Mr. Michael Del Mundo
Ms. Cabaraban beams as she holds her certificate. Flanking her are, from
left to right, Prof. Maria Marquez, Dr. Elma Laguna, Dr. Nimfa Ogena,
Dr. Grace Cruz, and Mr. Michael Del Mundo

The UP Population Institute took advantage of the academic lull from May to July to recruit prospective enrollees and introduce the UPPI to target young professionals and recent college graduates. The career talks were succeeded by the orientation of newly-enrolled students, and the awarding of the Excellence Award to the best-performing graduate student for the past semester.

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The UP Population Institute is raising money to continuously provide full scholarships for qualified graduate students , and the UPPI Academic Excellence Award for the top academic performer per semester.

Research >

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.

COVID-19 and the Economic Vulnerability of Older Filipinos

  • Posted on: 31 March 2020

Our first Research Brief discussed the increased vulnerability of older Filipinos to COVID-19 because of their age and comorbidities. In this analysis, we move beyond health and mortality and assess older people’s economic vulnerability as a way of drawing attention to the conditions and needs of older Filipinos at this time. The analysis hopes to help guide the government in providing more informed interventions to ensure the well-being of the estimated 9.5 million older Filipinos during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Download this release here.

COVID-19 and the Older Filipino Population: How Many Are at Risk?

  • Posted on: 26 March 2020

*Updated on 28 March 2020

In this research brief, our analysis aims to put in context the latest official data on the continuing epidemic by comparing the characteristics of the known cases with the general population of the Philippines. In doing this, we answer such basic questions as, what are the ages most affected by this disease, which sex is more vulnerable?

Download this release here.

National Migration Survey: PSA Releases Final Report

  • Posted on: 18 March 2020
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The Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) has released the Final Report of the 2018 National Migration Survey, the first national survey on migration in the country.  The 2018 NMS was a collaborative project with the University of the Philippines through the UP Population Institute (UPPI)  of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. The survey provides baseline data on the mobility of the Philippine population as specified in the Philippine Statistical Development Program for 2011-2017.

News and Activities >

Guidelines on Academic Activities and Student-Related Administrative Concerns during Enhanced Community Quarantine

  • Posted on: 21 March 2020

The College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Executive Board, on 19 March 2020, issued the following guidelines on "Academic Activities and Student-Related Administrative Concerns during the period of Enhanced Community Quarantine" for everyone's guidance. The same may be downloaded here.

For inquiries, questions or concerns, please send an email to popinst@up.edu.ph.

UPPI Succesfully Hosts 2nd IUSSP International Seminar on New and Emerging Family Forms around the Globe

  • Posted on: 2 March 2020

After its seminal event in Barcelona, Spain in 2018, the IUSSP Scientific Panel on New and Emerging Family Forms around the Globe conducted its 2nd International Seminar on 20-21 January 2020 at the University of the Philippines Diliman with the U.P. Population Institute (UPPI) hosting. Generous support from the IUSSP and U.P. Office of International Linkages (UP-OIL) as well as individual participant contributions were key to the success of the event.

In Memoriam - Dr. Adelamar N. Alcantara

  • Posted on: 11 December 2019
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The passing of Dr. Adelamar N. Alcantara (1948-2019) on November 3, 2019 was deeply mourned by family, friends and colleagues.