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UPCAT Postponed Due to Ompong

New dates to be announced soon

The University of the Philippines (UP) announced it is delaying its scheduled college admissions exam on September 15 and 16 due to the threat of Typhoon Ompong.On Wednesday, September 12, the UP Office of Admissions said on its official Facebook page that a new ...

by Elyssa Christine Lopez  | September 12, 2018 03:00:00
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How Much Does It Cost Taxpayers to Educate Each Student in UP and Other State Universities?

The cost varies widely, from below Php10,000 to almost Php200,000 a year

Tens of thousands of high school students have flocked to the University of the Philippines (UP) in Diliman, Quezon City to submit application forms for the 2019 University of the Philippines College Application Test (UPCAT). Some of them even camped out overnight ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | August 03, 2018 04:00:00
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China's E-Commerce and Fintech Revolution: What are Lessons For PH?

Veteran China watcher Jaime Florcruz and other experts to address question on August 9

Next to anecdotes of Shanghai residents no longer carrying wallets or bank cards to pay for transactions, perhaps the most intriguing sign yet of the cashless revolution sweeping China is the report of Chinese beggars using mobile payments and QR (quick response) ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | July 25, 2018 10:00:00
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Who Runs PH’s Most Profitable Firms: Graduates of Ateneo, La Salle, UP?

Or none of the above? Check the infographic to find out

Business news platforms are full of reports about the profits and market value of the country’s largest listed companies. At least once a quarter, we get updates on how much money the companies are making. On a daily basis, there’s news on ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 31, 2018 11:00:00
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Which Universities Graduated the Most CEOs of PH’s Largest Listed Companies?

The traditional ”?"Top 3” schools assert their dominance in this listing

The image of the country’s traditional “Top 3” schools—Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University and the University of the Philippines—could stand for some improvement of late.In past years, they constituted the top college choices of many high school graduates and ...

by Pauline Macaraeg  | May 24, 2018 01:00:00
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UP Remains Sole PH School in Times Higher Education’s List of Top Asian Universities

In a list with 26 schools from ASEAN, why is there only one from the Philippines?

The University of the Philippines (UP) ranked 156th in the Asia University Rankings 2018, an annual listing of the top Asian universities by London-based magazine Times Higher Education (THE). The university moved up from a cluster rank of 201-250 in last year’s ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | February 08, 2018 04:00:00
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UP Junior Finance Association Summit: Helping Students Gain an Edge on Money Matters

Event aims to educate young people on personal finance, entrepreneurship and career planning

 The UP Junior Finance Association (UPJFA), a student organization based at the UP Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business (formerly the UP College of Business of Administration) in Diliman, is sponsoring a one-day summit on personal finance, entrepreneurship and career planning for ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 06, 2017 09:00:00
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UP Rises Seven Spots in Latest QS World University Rankings

DLSU maintained its previous ranking while ADMU and UST slipped

The University of the Philippines ranked 367th in the latest Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, an annual list of the best universities around the globe. It climbed seven spots from its previous rank of 374.The state university maintained its position as ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | June 08, 2017 04:00:00
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Which PH Schools Educated the Most Bar Topnotchers Since 1913?

Historically, three law colleges produced bulk of No.1 bar passers. Is change coming?

The Supreme Court has released the 2016 bar exam results, and for the first time ever, none of the Top 10 passers came from the “Big Three” law schools—University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University and San Beda College. Karen Mae Calam, ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 03, 2017 04:00:00
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Has Your Hometown Produced a Bar Topnotcher?

Only 63 towns and cities out of over 1,500 localities have produced a first-placer in the bar exams

Not one of the top 10 passers in the November 2016 Bar exams is from Metro Manila’s dozens of law schools and colleges.In the results released by the Supreme Court on May 3, the top 10 passers in 2016 graduated from schools ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | May 03, 2017 04:00:00
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Only One PH School Makes THE’s List of Top Asian Universities

University of the Philippines ranked in the 201-250 cluster out of 298 Asian universities

London-based magazine Times Higher Education (THE) released the list of the top universities in Asia for 2017, and only one Philippine university made the cut: the University of the Philippines (UP). It is the first time a Philippine university is included in ...

by Lorenzo Kyle Subido  | April 11, 2017 06:00:00
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Ten Things You Should Know About the UP Virata School of Business

Some tidbits from the newly-published book, The UP Cesar E.A. Virata School of Business: A Century of Business Education in the Philippines

1. The UP Virata School of Business' mean passing rate in the accountancy board examinations is almost four times the national average.  Between 1966 and 2016, 89 percent of examinees from the school passed. That's 3.7 times the national passing rate of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 19, 2016 10:00:00
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(List) Companies Founded by UP Business College's Best Grads

As the UP Virata School of Business marks its 100th year, here's a look at businesses founded by its distinguished alumni awardees in the past 16 years

Former Senate President Manuel B. Villar Jr., the country's 12th richest person and founder of property developer Vista Land and Lifescapes, may be the best-known entrepreneur among the graduates of the UP College of Business Administration (renamed the Cesar E.A. Virata School ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | December 09, 2016 01:00:00