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Mabuhay Isko at Iska sa Melbourne!

Tara na at sumama sa paglalakbay ng mga Isko at Iska sa Melbourne

We are a community of professionals from the University of the Philippines (UP) based in Melbourne, Victoria. We exist to enliven and uplift the professional network of UP alumni living in Melbourne and create a long-lasting impact to the Filipino Australian community.

We are here to empower, connect and become visible as truly proud 'Isko at Iska ng bayan' (scholars of the state).

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UPAV provides a channel to connect and support former students of the University of the Philippines (UP) who live in Victoria and call Australia home. Since November 2019, UPAV has grown to more than 250 members via social media, including LinkedIn and Facebook. While growth of members via social media is expected, it is also important to capture and invite previous UPAV members who are not in social media. 


UPAV invites everyone who have attended UP to become part of, and re-unite with the UP community and alumni association. 


UPAV aims to build its identity, provide support to new and current residents in Victoria and create a collegiate environment in that is underpinned by the UP’s motto: “Honor and Excellence” and the Victorian community values. 

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The Oblation


In fields of battle, deliriously fighting,

Others give you their lives, without doubt, without regret; 
Where there’s cypress, laurel or lily, 
On a plank or open field, in combat or cruel martyrdom,

If the home or country asks, it's all the same - it matters not.


Commissioned by then-UP President Rafael Palma, the Oblation is a tangible representation of Tolentino’s interpretation of two of Jose Rizal’s writing’s—Mi Ultimo Adios and A La Juventud Filipina. The statue is an elevation of sacrifice on a pedestal, indicating a “clarion call for the youth to engage in the rigors of change and progress.”



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