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University of the Philippines

National university of the Philippines

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The University of the Philippines is a state university system in the Philippines, and is the country's national university. Founded by the American colonial government on June 18, 1908 for the Filipinos, it was established through the ratification of Act No. 1870 of the 1st Philippine Legislature to provide "advanced instruction in literature, philosophy, the sciences and arts, and to give professional and technical training" to eligible students regardless of "age, sex, nationality, religious belief and political affiliation." UP has institutional autonomy as the country's national university as mandated by Republic Act No. 9500 .

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Influential People

Who are University of the Philippines's Most influential alumni?

University of the Philippines 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of

Angela Manalang-Gloria

Filipino writer

Jose C. Mendoza

Filipino judge

Severino Montano

Severino Montano

Filipino writer

Arnold Arre


Damiana Eugenio

Filipino writer

Kim Atienza

Kim Atienza

Filipino broadcaster and host

Abraham Sarmiento

Filipino judge

Felix Makasiar

Filipino judge

Raul Pangalangan

Filipino lawyer, professor and justice

Danilo Lim

Filipino general

Gary Sy

Filipino journalist

Ramon Aquino

15th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of the Philippines