UP-SURP celebrating its 49th Anniversary: 22 October 2014
October 19, 2014

The UP-SURP announces the program for its 49th Anniversary with the theme,UP SURP @ 49: REACHING FOR GOLD expressing the build-up to next year’s milestone golden anniversary. The program of activities for October 22, 2014 is shown for your reference. We enjoin all former UP-SURP faculty and staff, alumni and friends to join the School in this celebration. RSVP contact information indicated below.

9:00 – 10:00 AM Registration
10:00 – 11:00 AM SURParade – Showcasing Urban and Regional Planning for Low Emission Development Society (LEDS) at the UP Oval
11:30AM – 12:30 PM Lunch
UP SURP Garden
1:30 – 2:00 PM Blessing of the New Lobby and Launching of the Free WiFi at UP SURP Ground Floor
2:00 – 3:00 PM Thanksgiving Mass
Venue: 3F, Carino Multi-Purpose Hall
3:00 – 4:00 PM 49th Anniversary Program
Venue: 3F, Carino Multi-Purpose Hall
  • Welcome remarks
  • Countdown to 50th Anniversary
  • Awarding of the UP SURP Outstanding Alumnus – Sec. Ramon Paje, DENR
  • Address of the Awardee
4:00 – 4:15 PM Snacks
4:15 – 6:00 PM UPAA-SURP Chapter General Assembly
  • President’s Report
  • Secretary and Treasurer’s Report
  • Elections
  • Closing
6:00 PM onwards Cocktails

RSVP: Students – c/o UP PLANO Pres. Steph Gilles – 09178952988

Alumni – c/o Arlene Ty – 09178316694

Faculty and staff – c/o Lina – 9206853; 09228714955

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.