Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

The UP Asian Center will be hosting a webinar via Zoom, “Trajectory of Renewable Energy in the Philippines” on 8 January 2022,  2:00 pm (Philippine Standard Time, GMT + 8). The webinar is free and open to the public, but registration and signing in to a(free) Zoom account are required.


This webinar aims to:
    • Map out the current status of renewable energy in the Philippines
    • Provide meaningful insights into the capacity of renewable energy as a viable path towards energy security and sustainability in the Philippines.
    • Identify the challenges and opportunities to attain these energy security objectives, including possible action plans
View the concept note and registration guide and house rules



      • Ian Rivera
                  National Coordinator, Movement for Climate Justice
      • Arturo Tahup
                  Associate for Community Resilience, Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities
This event is organized by the students of PS 279 (Special Topics in Philippine Foreign Relations) under Professor Henelito Sevilla, Jr. For inquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The UP Asian Center offers M.A. degrees in Asian Studies with four fields of specialization: Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and West Asia. The Center also has an M.A. program in Philippine Studies that allows students to major in Philippine society and culture, Philippine foreign relations, or Philippine development studies. The Center offers a Ph.D.  program in Philippine Studies in conjunction with the College of Arts and Letters and the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. For an overview of these graduate programs, click here. The Asian Center also publishes Asian Studies: Journal of Critical Perspectives on Asia, the latest issue of which can be downloaded at the journal's website. For other news and upcoming events at the Asian Center, click here.