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Blended Learning Video Series:
'Byaheng Blended ni Zia'
Isa itong video series tungkol sa karanasan ng isang UP freshie student sa blended learning. Sasagutin ang mga kariniwang tanong mga estudyante, katulad ng: ano ba ang Blended Learning? Saan makikita ang mga learning resources? Paano mapabuti ang mental well-being? Anu-ano ang mga student orgs?

Episode 1: Ang Simula ng Byahe
Episode 2: Study Tips
Episode 3: Mental Well-being
Episode 4: Student Orgs | UP releases Episode 4 of “Byaheng Blended ni Zia” with a focus on joining UP student orgs

Voter Education: 'Lakas Botante'
“Lakas Botante 2022” is a series of short videos featuring UP faculty members sharing their views on crucial election concerns. The short clips aim to provide students, especially newly registered voters, with practical information they can use to initiate meaningful discussions with their peers. The multi-part “Lakas Botante” series is created by the UP Office Student Development Services in partnership with the Office of the Student Regent, the UP Media and Public Relations Office, and the UP NSTP.

“Lakas Botante”: UP launches voter education series for young voters

UP Learning Hub – Tabang sa Iskolar ng Bayan (completed)
'Pook Aralan'
In aid of students seriously affected by Typhoon Odette in December 2021, the University of the Philippines (UP) launched the first Pook Aralan under the Tabang sa Iskolar ng Bayan program.
The project aims to set a template of action for setting up learning hubs off campus whenever calamities seriously affect students who are now studying in a blended learning mode. The Office of Student Development Services (OSDS), formerly the Office of Student Financial Assistance, administers the project, in partnership with the UP Padayon Public Service Office (PPSO), the UP System Ugnayan ng Pahinungod, the concerned units of UP constituent universities, and owners of the chosen sites.

Pook Aralan in Bato, Leyte
Pook Aralan in Butuan City

PhilHealth Registration Process
To ensure that UP students participating in F2F class activities have a medical insurance plan, the University has set up a PhilHealth registration process. Students may register through their Office of Student Affairs or the Insurance Claims Officers in their UP campus. The registration requirement excludes PhilHealth direct contributors or those with equivalent medical insurance plans.

UP students to register with PhilHealth to take part in F2F classes

Mental Health Trainings & Programs:
College-based MH Training Program, Peer Support Training Program, Student-led Advocacy Program
The demand for mental health services has dramatically increased. One only needs to try getting an appointment with a counselor, psychologist, or psychiatrist to realize the difficulty of acquiring these services at this time. Using the now clichéd term to describe this pandemic, the demand for mental health services has been unprecedented. Yes, even in UP. And UP is responding.
Initiatives to strengthen its mental health support system for students began to take root last year and have since been under the umbrella program called Sandigan, Sandalan: Training and Advocacy Programs for Mental Health. Sandigan and sandalan are Filipino words that refer to something that or someone who can be leaned on, relied upon, or can provide support and relief.
Sandigan, Sandalan has four components: the Directory of Mental Health Service Providers, including referral systems for focal persons and faculty members; the Training on Mental Health Promotion in the Teaching-Learning Environment; the Training Program for Peer Mental Health Advocates; and, the Student Mental Health Advocacy Program.
“Our approach to providing support is based on the positive view that mental health is not just the absence of mental illness, but an integral part of a person’s overall well-being,” revealed Dr. Richard Philip Gonzalo, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Office of Student Financial Assistance Director.
The University is hopeful that these mental health support programs will be sustained towards a thriving post-pandemic UP life.

Sandigan, Sandalan strengthens mental health support for students
UP advocates Mental Health Promotion in the Teaching and Learning Environment
Sandigan, Sandalan training and advocacy program for mental health to be held in June
The Chosen Projects: UP Student Mental Health Advocacy Projects organized by Student Organizations

Basic Filipino Sign Language
The series is produced by the OSDS to introduce FSL as one of the communication options for the deaf and hard-of-hearing students who are also part of the UP community. The OSDS also hopes that the series will spark interest among UP students to learn more about FSL.
The series was also produced in celebration of the Deaf Awareness Week, which is held annually every November 10-16, pursuant to Presidential Proclamation 829 issued on November 8, 1991.