/ 27 April 2022

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Media and Public Relations Office which maintains the UP System website ( and the UP System’s official social media accounts, said that unknown users took over @upsystem on Twitter.

“Since then, the account has been renamed and has posted content not affiliated with the University,” UP said in a statement.

“The UP MPRO has been trying to retrieve the @upsystem account as soon as possible,” it added.

The profile and cover photos of the UP account on Twitter were removed on Monday at 7:20 p.m.

The account name was changed to Takashi Murakami.

Its location has also been changed to Tokyo and the account information was deleted.

UP said the incident deprived its online constituency on Twitter of important announcements, news stories and other online content.

“In the meantime, the Office calls upon the university community members to keep abreast with the latest announcements, news stories and online features from UP via the official accounts on other social media platforms,” it said.