MANILA, Philippines - The P1.29 billion in Distribution Acceleration Plan (DAP) funds that the University of the Philippines (UP) system received in 2012 allowed the university to embark on infrastructure and development projects that would further its academic excellence.
UP vice president for public affairs Prospero de Vera said the DAP-funded projects are either finished or in various stages of completion.
He said that the key initiatives of UP president Alfredo Pascual got the biggest share at P431.9 million. It was allocated to the implementation of the electronic interconnection of all UP campuses, rehabilitation of Quezon Hall, and implementation of the long-awaited faculty and staff housing project.
“Among the UP campuses nationwide, UP Diliman received the second biggest share at P321.75 million,” De Vera said.
Listed as priority projects for UP Diliman are renovations, building extensions and infrastructure completion, notably the National Science Complex to the tune of P116.359 million.
De Vera said the UP Manila-Philippine General Hospital (UP-PGH) accounted for the third largest slice of the DAP pie valued at P140.58 million.
It was earmarked for the purchase of sophisticated equipment, including an MRI and CT scan machines.
UP Cebu is also getting a massive infrastructure makeover costing P111.87 million. It will expand its library, modernize the science laboratories and improve laboratory equipment.
UP Manila got more than P95 million that went to the renovation and upgrading of its Pharmacology and Toxicology facilities, as well as the laboratories for the National Institutes of Health.