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Quick facts about the UP 2013 Budget

The University of the Philippines requested a budget of Php19.37 billion for fiscal year 2013. This amount is broken down as follows:

Personal Services (PS) – Php8.62 billion
Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses (MOOE) – Php4.18 billion
Capital Outlay (CO) – Php6.57 billion

The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) endorsed to the President a lower budget of Php9.53 billion (less: Php9.84 billion from the original proposal), which the President submitted for Congress’s approval. This amount is broken down as follows:

PS – Php6.02 billion
MOOE – Php2.06 billion
CO – Php1.45 billion

With the failure to secure the Php5.11 billion in CO, UP will not be able to fund the following projects:

1.    Construction of buildings

UP Diliman: Home Economics, Human Kinetics, Pampanga, Architecture, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Music, CP Garcia fencing

UP Los Baños: Library and Information Technology Center, Animal Research Farm, Visitor’s Center, Veterinary Medicine Research Institute, Center for Global Nutrition and Food Security, Animal Breeding and Testing Facility, Non-Timber Forest Products Banner Program, Ridge to Reef Program

UP Visayas: Regional Research Center, School of Technology, School of Management, Sports Complex, Library, Gym and Museum in Tacloban, Diwata Shore and Bamboo Village in Miag-ao

UP Manila: Palo Leyte Building

UP Mindanao: Packaging Center, Library, Sea Cucumber Research and Development, Student Center, Botanical Garden, Food Museum

UP Open University: Community Learning Hubs

UP Baguio: Human Kinetics, Montane Field Station in Mt. Santo Tomas

2.    Renovation/Upgrading of facilities

UP Los Baños: Teaching lab and classrooms in Tertiary Veterinary Hospital, UPLB Museum of Natural History

UP Visayas: Intra-school broadcasting lab rooms, Diagnostic and Cell Culture lab, College of Arts and Sciences teaching support facilities, Computer Science lab rooms, UP Visayas’ Tacloban College classroom facilities, Humanities Building classrooms and offices, Home Economics building, access ramp, College of Fisheries and Ocean Studies lab, Data Information Systems Project-Network Infrastructure expansion, Graduate Hall, Bamboo Center, Administration buildings

3.    Equipment purchase

UP Diliman: Infirmary, Office of Campus Architect facilities, elevators for the College of Arts and Letters and College of Social Work and Community Development buildings, service vehicles for Campus Maintenance Office

UP Los Baños, UP Visayas, UP Baguio, UP Mindanao: Various equipment

UP Manila and PH General Hospital: Pharmacology lab equipment, air-conditioning units for Human Performance lab, equipment for PGH

UP Open University: Physical and cyber infrastructure of Open and Distance Learning e-teaching and learning

UP Cebu: Coaster, Gender and Development, Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment, Guidance Services, Institution of Graduate Program Admission Test

4.    Land acquisition and improvement

UP Diliman: Science Center – Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology site development

UP Visayas: Extension of road network, repair of existing roads and drainage systems, land acquisition, titling and surveying for Miag-ao campus, Batan Mariculture Station site development

UP Mindanao: Road cementing, construction of new roads and drainage systems, street lightings


Source: Pascual, A.E. UP: Shaping Minds that Shape the Nation. A Presentation of the University of the Philippines 2013 Budget to the House of Representatives, 14 August 2012.


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