Office Arrangements due to COVID-19

Pursuant to the UP System Memorandum NGY-20-44 dated March 13, 2020, issued in compliance with the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Disease and approval of the work arrangement of RGAO Staff of Vice Chancellor for Research, RGAO Staff will be maximizing work from home. To ensure that the vital function of the RGAO office is not compromised here are the listed functions of our Office that will be done online:

1.       RGAO registration of protocols can still be accessed via RGAO Website: rgao.upm.edu.ph/registration. For further questions, you can email  Ms. Ionee Ibarrientos – imibarrientos@up.edu.ph

2.      Release of UPMREB Review decision letter via email. Kindly wait for the email notification of UPMREB or email upmreb@post.upm.edu.ph if the decision letter is available. For further questions, you can email Ms. Ionee Ibarrientos – imibarrientos@up.edu.ph

3.      Pre-auditing of documents for liquidation and reimbursement. You can directly email the assigned RGAO-FAMU Staff for the arrangement of pre-auditing the documents. For further questions, you can email  FAMU Staff: 

4.      Pre-auditing of documents for salaries.  You can directly email the assigned RGAO-FAMU Staff for the arrangement of pre-auditing the documents.  For further questions, you can email  FAMU Staff: 

5.      Processing of PPMP, Abstract of Canvass, Purchase Requests, Purchase Orders. For further questions, you can email Ms. Raven Estabillo at rcestabillo@up.edu.ph.

6.      Posting in PhilGEPS.  For further questions, you can email Ms. Raven Estabillo at rcestabillo@up.edu.ph.

7.      Manuscript editing for publication.  For further questions, you can email Ms. Cheenee Calantoc at cmcalantoc1@up.edu.ph.

8.     Acceptance of applications of Research Dissemination Grants and Publication Awards. For further questions, you can email Ms. Sheila Cosino at shbolante@up.edu.ph.

9.      Request for Research Related Reports. For further questions, you can email Mr. Daryl Byte Farrales at dpfarrales2@up.edu.ph

10.  Payments for UPMREB review fee and Administrative Overhead Cost (AOC). You can deposit the payment to the UP Manila DBP Account. For further questions, you can email Mr. Ryan Alba & Ms. Sheila Cosino at rcalba@up.edu.ph / shbolante@up.edu.ph

With the enforcement of Enhanced Community Quarantine in Luzon on March 16, 2020, we are constrained from being physically present at the office. Hence, we will be unable to meet project staff in the office.

Note: Arrangements regarding submission of Research Collaboration Agreements, CTA’s, MOA, and MTA’s will be announced until the release of guidelines from UP Manila Legal Office.

Should you have further questions and concerns please email the assigned RGAO staff or email us at rgao@post.upm.edu.ph.

Thank you for your kind consideration.