CAL is followed by the College of Music (CMU, 15), College of Fine Arts (CFA, 15), College of Mass Communication (CMC, 12), UP Integrated School (UPIS, 1), the Asian Center (AC, 1) and the College of Architecture (CA, 1). Among the awardees, 30 carry the title UP Artist I, 29 are UP Artist II and 11 are UP Artist III.
Awarded the honor of Artist III were CAL professors Glecy Atienza, Reuel Aguila, Patrick Flores, Jose Neil Garcia, CMC professors Eulalio Guieb III, Rolando Tolentino, Yason Banal, CMU professors Edna Marcil Martinez, Maria Christine Muyco, Josefino Toledo and CFA professor Leonilo Doloricon.
Named Artist II were professors Luna Sicat Cleto, Isabela Mooney, Will Ortiz, Tessa Maria Guazon, Josefina Estrella, Eugene Evasco, Ramon Guillermo, Vladimeir Gonzales, Judy Celine Ick, Rommel Rodriguez, Amihan Bonifacio-Ramolete and Dexter Santos from CAL, professors Elizabeth Enriquez, Jane Vinculado, Patrick Campos, and Sari Raissa Dalena from the CMC, Marie Jocelyn Marfil, Janet Aracama, Jonas Baes, Rodney Ambat, Laverne de la Peña, Raul Navarro, Arwin Tan from the CMU, Mary Catherine Sta. Ana, Benjamin Cabangis and Ma. Rita Gudiño from the CFA, Gerard Rey Lico from the CA and Julius Anthony Del Castillo from UPIS.
Professors Arbeen Acuña, Cecilia de la Paz, Eloisa May Hernandez, Gabriela Alejandra Lee, Maria Eileen Ramirez, Meliton Roxas Jr., Lily Rose Tope, U.Z. Eliserio, Sir Anril Tiatco from the CAL, Amparo Adelina Umali III from the Center for International Studies, Ena Maria Aldecoa, Jocelyn Guadalupe, Antonio Maigue, Ramon Maria Acoymo, Alegria Ferrer from the CMU, Jose Santos Ardivilla, Romanlito Austria, Nina Elisa Constantino, Ruben Fortunato De Jesus, Fortunato de la Peña Jr., Eyasmin Lantz, Marco Ruben Malto II, Mitzi Marie Aguilar-Reyes, Marc San Valentin, Jamel Joseph Obnamia, Leonardo Rosete from the CFA, David Dino Guadalupe, Robert Rownd, Josefina Santos and Daphne-Tatiana Tolentino-Canlas from the CMC were named Artist I.
The UP Arts Productivity System (APS) was established by the Board of Regents in December 2008 as the counterpart for the arts of the UP Scientific Productivity System. It aims to encourage outstanding productivity in the creative arts or in arts scholarship for national development.
Those conferred with the title “UP Artist” receive a monetary award given annually, the UP Arts Productivity Award. Those who are UP Artist I receive P150,000, UP Artist II receive P200,000 while those who are UP Artist III receive P250,000 annually over a period of three years.
UP Diliman (UPD) had the most number of awardees with 70 out of the total 74 faculty members appointed.—Text by Anna Regidor, image by UP MPRO