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 SAMA (Samahan ng Mag-aaral ng Asya) is a non-aligned, non-profit academic organization for all students of the Asian Center, UP Diliman.

UP SAMA (Samahan ng Mag-aaral ng Asya) is a non-aligned, non-profit academic organization for all students of the Asian Center, UP Diliman.

Vision

An Asian community that recognizes and respects diversity, upholds and protects the rights and aspirations of its peoples, contributes toward genuine development, and commits to the role of scholarship and community-building.

Mission

Our mission is to promote and forward new frontiers of learning, provide relevant approach in research, cultivate an environment conducive for independent and critical thinking, and create spaces for synergy and linkages to external stakeholders.

Statement of Principles

  • Service-oriented, socially and culturally sensitive scholarship

  • Commitment to the further development of our disciplines within the College and beyond

  • Fellowship and camaraderie amidst diversity

  • Mutual cooperation with other stakeholders

Officers

  • President: Garret Paris
  • Vice President: Jodel Dacara
  • Secretary: Dan Gambe
  • Academic and Research Head: Rebecca Verzola
  • Socio-Cultural Affairs Head: Julie Prado
  • Finance and Logistics Head: Alyssa Briones