Announcements and Advisories

Wearing of Face Mask Inside the Campus

To greatly reduce the risk of exposure to the COVID-19 virus and control its spread, the wearing of face masks or similar health protection paraphernalia shall be strictly enforced effective immediately in all UP Visayas campuses - Miagao, Iloilo City, and Tacloban City.

This directive is line with health and safety measures imposed by the local as well as the national government during this public health emergency.

Studies have shown that the COVID-19 virus lives in the air as vital aerosol for three hours or more.

Extension of Work Suspension Until 30 April 2020

In view of the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine in the Province of Iloilo, Iloilo City and Tacloban City, work suspension at UPV is also extended until April 30, 2020.

All UPV personnel, including Job Order and Contract of Service personnel shall continue to receive salaries during the duration of work suspension. The Accounting Office shall process the actual rates of JOs and CoS until April 30, 2020, with adjustments on the cash advance released to them for the period March 16-April 15, 2020. All documentary requirements shall be submitted when regular office operation resumes.

Message from Chancellor Ricardo P. Babaran

24 March 2020

To All Our UPV Constituents:

In the last two weeks, we have come face-to-face with the COVID-19 pandemic, a health crisis that has left even the most progressive countries helpless. With the announcement of Iloilo province’s first COVID-19 positive case, we have to ensure that preparations are in place to mitigate its economic and social impacts.

Even at the onset of the COVID-19 threat, the university has already taken precautionary measures to reduce risks upon constituents:


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