Period for Nomination of UP-SURP Outstanding Alumni Extended!
October 1, 2015

The Search Committee for Outstanding SURP Alumni announces the extension of the deadline for the nomination of Outstanding SURP Alumni. This extension is made to give more opportunities for more alumni to nominate their fellow SURP Graduates.

Nominations will be accepted until 12 Noon, 8 October 2015. All SURP Alumni are encouraged to submit their nominations.

Please refer to the attached guidelines and nomination form for more information. Nominations may be sent to Ms. Ivy D. Hilario (Alumni Awards contact person) at

The SURP’s twin Vision in the next decade shall be:

SURP will be a globally competitive learning, research and training institution in the fields of urban, rural, and regional planning within an archipelagic and tropical environment comprised of landscapes and seascapes in a developing economy; and

SURP will be a center of excellence for learning and research in the development of innovative theories, tools, and sustainable practices in urban, rural, and regional planning adapted to developing countries.
The SURP’s Mission for the next three years (2012-2015) shall be to continue and further enhance its contribution to socioeconomic development and nation building:

Improving the quality of education in the school and producing highly competent planners.

Extending technical assistance to government, non-government organizations (NGOs), peoples' organizations (POs), the private sector, and other academic and research institutions on policy formulation and plan preparation for the development of localities, regions, and the nation.

Disseminating new knowledge on urban and regional planning theories, tools, and practices through the School’s publications and training programs.

Protecting and advocating for the welfare of society -particularly the poor- and promoting social justice and equity in the formulation of development plans and programs.