/ 19 April 2024

THE UNIVERSITY of the Philippines Los Baños will recruit the brightest minds from Siargao Island as part of its Recruitment Program for the Best and the Brightest.

Through the Learning Resource Center, the first leg of the program will be conducted on April 22, 2024.

“LRC is mandated to institutionalize and sustain the RPBB to bring the best and the brightest students in the country to UPLB, democratize access to education in UP as the country’s national university, and promote inclusive and equitable quality education in underserved and underrepresented communities outside Metro Manila and Laguna,” UPLB said.

“The RPBB also aims to increase enrollment in UPLB, particularly in its three pioneer colleges of agriculture, forestry, and veterinary medicine,” it added.

UPLB said that all senior high school students on Siargao Island will be invited to learn more about UPLB’s degree programs, scholarship opportunities, financial assistance programs, and student services at Siargao National Science High School in Dapa and Del Carmen National High School in Del Carmen.

Several officials from the university will share academic information about and potential career opportunities of UPLB degree programs.

They will guide the students through the UP admission process, including the UP College Admission Test.

The RPBB initiative has evolved over the years, adapting to changing circumstances. Initially launched in 2015 with physical visits to various provinces, it transitioned to online recruitment in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, in-person recruitment resumed last year in several provinces, including Cagayan, Dinagat Islands, Nueva Vizcaya, and Palawan.

Under the RPBB banner, LRC also organized a career trip for UP Integrated School students to the UPLB campus earlier this year, further reinforcing its commitment to nurturing talent and fostering academic excellence.