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Notice of Job Vacancies for Pharmacists in Philippine FDA (as of September 2021)

The Philippine FDA is currently hiring pharmacists for the following positions in the Center for Drug Regulation and Research: Licensing and Registration Division Food -Drug Regulation Officer I (8 vacancies) Food-Drug Regulation Officer II (10 vacancies) Food-Drug Regulation Officer III…

UPCP Ranks First among the Top Performing Schools in the June 2021 Pharmacist Licensure Examination

Forty-eight (48) BS Pharmacy and BS Industrial Pharmacy graduates of the UP College of Pharmacy passed the recent Pharmacist Licensure Examination held last June 29-30, 2021, placing the school as the Top 1 Performing School in the said licensure exam.…

Congratulations to Prof. Yolanda Robles – New FAPA President for 2021-2026

The FAPA Bureau has officially announced the appointment of Dr. Yolanda Robles as FAPA President for 2021-2026. She was elected as FAPA President-Elect for 2019-2022, but was appointed as president 2 years ahead of her official term following the demise…

The UPCP Drug-Herb Interaction Program is Hiring!

Access this link for more details: bit.ly/DHI-P1-DC-JD

Congratulations to Prof. Eric Salenga!

Prof. Roderick L. Salenga has been awarded the Eric Nubla Excellence Award, the highest award given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) to outstanding professionals in the Philippines. He is also the first in the pharmacy profession to obtain the…

UPCP Ranks First among the Top Performing Schools in the June 2021 Pharmacist Licensure Examination

Forty-eight (48) BS Pharmacy and BS Industrial Pharmacy graduates of the UP College of Pharmacy…

Congratulations to Prof. Yolanda Robles – New FAPA President for 2021-2026

The FAPA Bureau has officially announced the appointment of Dr. Yolanda Robles as FAPA President…

The UPCP Drug-Herb Interaction Program is Hiring!

Access this link for more details: bit.ly/DHI-P1-DC-JD

Congratulations to Prof. Eric Salenga!

Prof. Roderick L. Salenga has been awarded the Eric Nubla Excellence Award, the highest award…

Congratulations to Prof. Eric Salenga!
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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: UP-PGH COVID-19 Bayanihan Na! Operations Center

Faculty, students, staff, and alumni are invited to volunteer for the UP-PGH COVID-19 Bayanihan Na!…

UP Manila Quality Policy

We, at the University of the Philippines Manila, commit to providing world class higher and advance education, research and extension services in health sciences, responsive to the needs of our stakeholders, the nation and the world.

To help achieve UP Manila’s vision and mission, we shall implement an internationally recognized management system in our operations, processes and services. Through this, we shall:

  • Comply with applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, the mandates of the University and relevant needs and expectations of our students and other stakeholders, and the requisites of our quality management system;
  • Provide our students, employees and other personnel support to grow and achieve their full potential in their respective fields with a strong sense of cultural and historical identity, as well as a shared humanity;
  • Continuously conduct integrative and collaborative basic, applied, and clinical research and development in health sciences, contributing to the dissemination and application of knowledge, and shaping national health policies;
  • Spearhead in public service by providing various forms of community, public, and volunteer health services, as well as medical, scholarly and technical assistance to the government, private sector, and civil society; and
  • As the country’s center of excellence in the health sciences, establish objectives aimed at continually improving the efficiency of our operations, processes and services.

We shall make this policy an integral part of our day-to-day services to ensure that it continuously provides us overall directions in improving our overall performance and quality management system in our relentless efforts towards excellence.

Mission-Vision

The College of Pharmacy: serving through transformative education and translational research.

Excellence in pharmacy, from science to practice.

Message from the Dean

Thank you for visiting the website of the University of the Philippines Manila, College of Pharmacy.

The College of Pharmacy is one of the constituent units of the University of the Philippines Manila, the Health Sciences Center. Its beginning was as a degree of Graduate in Pharmacy (PhG) under the College of Liberal Arts on June 5, 1911. The School of Pharmacy was established later in February 12, 1914 under the administrative control of the College of Medicine, with Dr. Andrew Grover Dumez as its first Director.

The B.S. Pharmacy program was first offered as a four-year course in 1913, but it was in 1935 that the School of Pharmacy was made into an autonomous College. In 1951, the five-year B.S. Industrial Pharmacy program was created by the university in response to the need for graduates for the growing pharmaceutical industry.

The B.S. Pharmacy, B.S. Industrial Pharmacy, and M.S. Pharmacy curricula have undergone various changes since then. Those changes whose implementation started in 2005 were in response to the call for competency-based education. The latest revision of the curricula was made in 2018 to meet the requirement for outcomes-based education. The revised B.S. Pharmacy curriculum has been made more distinctly patient-oriented focused to clinical pharmacy practice, while the B.S. Industrial Pharmacy was replaced by the B.S. Pharmaceutical Sciences to align the program towards drug discovery and product development while maintaining its industry orientation. These programs are Level III accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, College and Universities (PAASCU).

After more than a century of history, the College of Pharmacy has contributed to research in the extraction, isolation, and characterization of Philippine medicinal plants. It has played a major role in the technology transfer and eventual commercialization of herbal medicines from Lagundi (Vitex negundo) and Sambong (Blumea balsamifera). The College has produced two national scientist, respected leaders in local and international pharmacists’ organizations, and thousands of alumni who have contributed to the growth and development of the practice of the profession in the industry, in hospital setting, in the community, in government regulatory agencies, in non-government organizations, in the field of research and the academe.

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