Teves: Makibaka, Kahit may Takot
11 June 2019
In his commencement speech to the UPIS graduating class of 2019, Oliver Teves challenged the graduates to
"Makibaka, kahit may takot!" (Fight even though you are afraid!) - a retort to the oft chanted "Makibaka, huwag matakot!"
(Don't be afraid, fight!) which is the classic battle cry in all UP-led demonstrations. Teves added that the
fear will ease during the fight.
Oliver "Ollie" Teves, a veteran journalist, is currently a desk editor of The Philippine Daily Inquirer. Mr. Teves graduated from UP High (now UP Integrated School) in 1973. He earned his bachelor's degree (AB Philippine Studies) from UP Diliman in 1981. Prior to finsihing his degree, Mr. Teves was incarcerated and tortured for fighting against the Marcos dictatorship.
Mr. Teves was the person who coined the term "Iskolar ng Bayan", a term used to describe students and graduates of UP. He first used the term in an essay which was published in the Philippine Collegian in 1975.
Read his full speech here.
Ventura tops UPIS Class of 2019
11 June 2019
Patience Feliciano Ventura led the UPIS graduating class of 2019 with a general weighted average
above 1.25 (with highest honors) in all subjects from Grades 7 to 12. She attributes her success to her
parents who stayed up with her while she worked on her assignments just to make sure she would not fall asleep.
Patience entered the UPIS 13 years ago as a kindergarten student. She will be leaving UPIS and entering the BS Statistics program here in UP Diliman this August.
In her valedictory speech during the commencement rites, she reminded her peers that the sablay they were wearing is not just a sign of distinction but also a reminder of their obligation (being "Isko at Iska") to serve the country.
Read her full speech here.
New Graduation Attire
04 June 2019
Starting this year, UPIS graduates will be donning sablays specially designed for high school graduates of the University of the Philippines. It features a stylized pako or fern in its sprouting phase which symbolizes youth. This sablay is part of the recommendations released by the University’s Committee on the Sablay in 2016. The new sablays were designed by Dr. Abraham Sakili from the Department of Art Studies of the College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman. Dr. Sakili is also a board member of the National Historical Commission.
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Student Admissions for AY 2019-2020
UPIS will admit one hundred (100) students at Kindergarten and ten (10) students at Grade 7 for AY 2019-2020. Below is the link to the results of the 2019 UPIS Kindergarten Admission Test (KAT) and the Grade 7 Admission Test (GAT).
UPIS Varsity Athletic Admission System (UPIS VAAS)Program
An applicant to the VAAS Program (for AY 2019-2020) must be an incoming Grade 7 students born July 2006 onwards and has a general weighted average of 80% or better with no failing grades in any quarter. For this coming Academic Year 2019-2020, priority will be given to athletes for Basketball and Volleyball teams.
Vacant Teaching/Non-Teaching Positions at UPIS
For AY 2019-2020, UPIS needs a total of 8 teachers and 1 guidance services specialist. For interested parties, please read/download the qualification and requirements here:
No Transferees for Grades 11 and 12
Please be informed that UPIS does not accept transferees for our Senior High School Program (Grades 11-12). Only UPIS Grade 10 students will enter the said program.
As a laboratory school of the U.P. College of Education, UPIS can only accommodate a limited number of students per level due to a CHED directive which limits admission to laboratory schools of state colleges and universities.
Guidelines for Classroom Observations
For individuals or institutions who want to observe classes in the UPIS, please read the guidelines here.
Dates to Remember
|Aug 1||Kindergarten Orientation|
|Grade 3 Orientation|
|Grade 7 Orientation|
|Aug 8||Start of Classes|
|For more information, see the full calendar here.|
UPIS Administrative Offices Operating Hours
Mondays 8AM - 12NN
Tuesday to Friday 8AM - 5PM