The University of the Philippines complies with the conditions of good governance as set by National Budget Circular 542 issued by the Department of Budget of Management.
Available below are the information required of the university under the circular.
A. Mandate and Functions
Section 3 of the UP Charter of 2008 (Republic Act 9500) states that:
As the national university, a public and secular institution of higher learning, and a community of scholars dedicated to the search for truth and knowledge as well as the development of future leaders, the University of the Philippines shall perform its unique and distinctive leadership in higher education and development.
The University shall:
Lead in setting academic standards and initiating innovations in teaching, research, and faculty development in philosophy, the arts and humanities, the social sciences, engineering, natural sciences, mathematics, and technology; and maintain centers of excellence in these disciplines and professions.
Serve as a graduate university by providing advanced studies and specialization for scholars, scientists, writers, artists, and professionals especially those who serve on the faculty of state and private colleges and universities.
Serve as a research university in various fields of expertise and specialization by conducting basic and applied research, promoting research and development, and contributing to the dissemination and application of knowledge.
Lead as a public service university by providing various forms of community, public and volunteer service, as well as scholarly and technical assistance to the government, the private sector, and civil society while maintaining its standards of excellence.
Protect and promote the professional and economic rights and welfare of its academic and non-academic personnel.
Provide opportunities for training and learning in leadership, responsible citizenship, and the development of democratic values, institutions, and practice through academic and non-academic programs, including sports and enhancement of nationalism and national identity.
Serve as a regional and global university in cooperation with international and scientific unions, networks of universities, scholarly and professional associations in the Asia Pacific Region and around the world.
Provide democratic governance based on collegiality, representation, accountability, transparency, and active participation of its constituents; and promote the holding of fora for students, faculty, research, extension and professional staff (REPS), administrative staff, and alumni to discuss non-academic issues affecting the University.
For a full text of the UP Charter, please click here.
B. Vision and Mission
Our Vision for UP
A great university, taking a leadership role in the development of a globally competitive Philippines. Driven by:
Academic excellence and operational excellence;
Strong research and creative capability, supported by an expanded graduate program and geared to addressing the country’s problems;
Excellent faculty and staff working in an environment conducive to outstanding performance and high productivity;
The best and brightest students from across the country prepared for successful careers and responsive citizenship;
Strong support from the alumni and other stakeholders;
High visibility and effective public service;
Modernized physical facilities and technological infrastructure for teaching, research and administration; and
Financial sustainability achieved by resource generation and administrative efficiency, while preserving its public character.
For more information on the the Vision and Mission of the University, please click here.
C. List of officials
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 1
Summary Report on Disbursements
Budget Accountability Report (BAR) No. 1
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 5
Financial Plan – BED No. 1
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 1-A (For DBM and COA purposes)
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 1-B (For DBM and COA purposes)
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 2 (For DBM and COA purposes)
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 2-A (For DBM and COA purposes)
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 3 (For DBM and COA purposes)
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 4 (For DBM and COA purposes)
Financial Accountability Report (FAR) No. 6 (For DBM and COA purposes)
Additional Provision in GAA 2018 : Provision No. 2 UP Resilience Institute. The University of the Philippines Resilience Institute (UPRI), together with other state universities and colleges, shall support the Climate Change Commission in training LGUs to formulate and complete Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP) and Comprehensive Land Use and Development Plans (CLUDP). The UPRI shall empower LGUs with science-based information and technologies for development planning, such as Climate Vulnerability and Disaster Risk Assessment (CVDRA) and multi-scenario, probabilistic hazard models.
Deletion of Provision in GAA 2018 : United States Public Law 480 Title I Program. Of the amounts appropriated herein, Twenty Six Million Eight Hundred Thirty Seven Thousand Pesos (P26,837,000) sourced from the United States Public Law 480 Title I Program shall be used for the Profiling of Economically Important Diseases of Swine and Cattle in the Philippines for Enhanced Disease Management, Surveillance and Control. Release of funds shall be subject to the submissions of a Special Budget pursuant to Section 35, Chapter 5, Book VI of E.O. 292.
Projects, programs, activities, beneficiaries and status of implementation are reported in the following links:
*The Final People’s Freedom to Information (FOI) Manual
*Agency Information Inventory, 2017 and 2018 FOI Summary Report, and 2017 and 2018 FOI Registry
*Agency Information Inventory, 2019 FOI Summary Report, and 2019 FOI Registry