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

News @ UP Asian Center

Three batches of graduates from 2020, 2021, and 2022 marched for the UP Asian Center 2022 Commencement Exercises last Saturday, 30 July 2022, 2:00 pm, at the GT-Toyota Asian Center Auditorium, University of the Philippines Diliman. After two years of virtual ceremonies, the event was done both on-site and online.

The UP Asian Center and Tri-College PhD Philipine Studies Program will be holding the 2022 Commencement Exercises on 30 July 2022, 2:00 pm, Philippine Standard Time (GMT+8), at the GT-Toyota, Asian Center (on-site) and via Zoom. The on-site event is exclusive to graduates and their guests. Registration to Zoom is required for online attendees.

For IMMEDIATE HIRING: The Asian Center, University of the Philippines Diliman is looking for one (1) full-time non-UP contractual Research Assistant for the Academic Program Improvement Project. The research assistant will serve as a member of the project staff from August to December 2022 (5 months).

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 on-site.

Mr. Asnawi Maamor and Mr. George Michael Regino, graduates of the UP Asian Center Philippines Studies Program, were conferred the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the rank of Kamagi by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.