Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

UP Asian Center faculty and staff were given special awards and recognition for their outstanding service and contribution to the UP Diliman community during the 2022 Linggo ng Parangal held last 20 to 24 June 2022 in UP Diliman both virtually and onsite.

Parangal 2022: Recipients from the UP Asian Center

During the opening ceremonies of the Parangal, held last 20 June 2022, the Bakunahan sa Diliman, part of the pandemic response initiatives of UP Diliman, in cooperation with the Quezon City Local Government was recognized and awarded by the university for its contribution to the community. UP Asian Center Associate Professor Maria Dulce F. Natividad, Ph.D. together with Dr. Alfred Tengonciang, UP Diliman Medical Specialist, received the award as the supervisors of the project. Dr. Natividad was also the chairperson of the Special Committee of the UP Diliman Covid-19 Task Force. The ebook, Kapit, Yakap, Tindig: How UP Diliman Took on the Challenge of COVID-19 was also officially launched during the opening, with Dr. Natividad as one of the editors.
During the week-long ceremonies, staff and retirees were also given special awards for their loyalty and service to the university. Retired professor and former Asian Center college secretary, Prof. Rolando Talampas was given special recognition as a retiree. Meanwhile, Asian Center Administrative Assistant, Felipe “Jun” Nario, Jr. also received special recognition for his 41 years of service to the university. Their awarding ceremonies were held last 23 June 2022.
Finally, Dr. Tina S. Clemente received the Gawad Tsanselor sa Natatanging Guro, one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded to the UP Diliman faculty for their exemplary accomplishments and contributions to their respective fields.

kaMULATan: Linggo ng Parangal 2022

The Linggo ng Parangal is a week-long annual event of University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) in recognition to the members of UPD community for their exemplary service and contribution to the university.
The theme for the Linggo ng Parangal 2022 is kaMULATAn, which aims to put emphasis on the university’s desire in putting importance on the critical understanding of our society in the midst of turmoil, uncertainty, and insecurity of our future.
To officially commence this week-long event, the Opening Ceremonies was held in 20 June 2022, Monday. The university awarded individual, groups, and institutions that served as models of public service, while upholding honor and excellence.
Tuesday, 21 June 2022, is the awarding of undergraduate and graduate students of UP Diliman. It is a recognition event for the university scholars, topnotchers of bar and licensure exams, and winners of certain competitions.
This was followed by the Chancellor’s International Reception on Wednesday, 22 June 2022. It aims to recognize the international community of UP Diliman, by acknowledging international representatives and institutions from countries with academic and cultural relations with the university.
On 23 June 2022, Thursday, the university awarded selected staff and retirees for the year 2021. Service Award and Special Recognition Award were given to the members of the community who has served and still serve the university with all their might.
To officially close the Linggo ng Parangal on 24 June 2022, the  awarding of Gawad Tsanselor to selected UP faculty, REPS, staff, students, and extension programs took place. A total of 14 individuals and 3 extension programs were recognized by the university.

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The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The UP Asian Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. It also offers a Ph.D. program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. As an area studies institution, the Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website.