University of the Philippines Zoological Society

The University of the Philippines Zoological Society was founded in 1932 by 30 Zoology Majors. Its first president was Dr. Benjamin Marte. In 1986, the Department of Zoology and the Department of Botany merged and became the Institute of Biology. With this merger, the organization diversified and was opened to non-Zoology Majors and eventually to all undergraduate and graduate students in UP. UPZS is a university-wide academic, socio-civic and environmental organization which aims to uphold academic excellence and instil environmental awareness among students while rendering service to the Filipino people. With its celebration of its 60th Diamond Anniversary last August 2012, UPZS shines brighter than ever.

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FACULTY ADVISER: Dr. Francis Magbanua


UP Association of Biology Majors

Founded in the summer of 1975, the UP Association of Biology Majors (UP ABM) is a socio-academic organization that houses a hundred of Biology students and enthusiasts that pursue academic, social and moral development. Through its various events such as the IB Freshmen Orientation Program, BioLOGIC (an inter-high school Biology quiz bee), UPCAT tutorials, The Pencil Project (a pencil drive during UPCAT) and numerous medical, dental and tuli missions, and being recognized as one of the College’s Outstanding Student Organization in the past years, UP ABM continues to instill its ideals not only through its members and alumni but to other individuals as well. UP ABM is also one of the founding members of the Biology Majors Alliance of the Philippines (BMAP).

Only a true Biology major knows what life is really about, and here in UP ABM, we don’t just study life, we live it! For more information, visit and

FACULTY ADVISER: Adrian Luczon, M. Sc.


UP Pre-Medical Honor Society

Established in 1955, the UP Pre-Medical Honor Society is an academic and civic-oriented organization dedicated to the pursuit of honor and excellence. The organization encourages a well-rounded personal growth, fosters camaraderie, and upholds academic excellence among pre-medical students. UP PMHS is geared towards instilling social awareness and community service among its members. To concretize this altruism, civic-oriented activities such as free clinics, outreach programs, and fund-raising events for different beneficiaries are organized by UP PMHS.

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