About UP OIL

The Office of International Linkages is a unit under the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

It is mandated to identify and explore areas of cooperation and linkages with institutions abroad. It promotes international academic and research collaboration with partner universities through student and faculty exchange, joint research, network participation, sharing of educational resources, and other international academic and research activities. The office is engaged in the initiation, planning, implementation, and monitoring of linkage activities.

The office also participates in the implementation of student exchange programs with partner universities. It facilitates the application and endorsement of UP students who wish to participate in the international exchange program. Also, it provides assistance to international exchange students such as tuition waiver through agreements between their home university and the UP System.


UP – A national university imbued with international perspective and distinction.


The Office of International Linkages fosters transnational academic and research cooperation for beneficial engagements, towards the fulfilment of UP’s internationalization mandate and national commitments.

Quality Policy Statement

We are ONE UP guided by ONE charter, upholding the same tradition of honor and excellence. We move toward greatness in serving the Filipino nation and humanity through the unified efforts of our students, faculty, researchers, administrative staff, and alumni.

OVPAA Quality Policy Alignment

The Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) is the University of the Philippines System’s key academic support and implementation unit dedicated to achieving academic excellence, collegiality, ethical and democratic governance, international recognition, and a culture of creativity, research, and innovation towards the fulfillment of UP’s mission as the National University.

The OVPAA is committed to:

  • Providing a nurturing and enabling teaching and learning environment;
  • Designing programs that promote interdisciplinarity, collaboration and lifelong learning;
  • Engaging with local and international partners and networks;
  • Instilling the value of public service among the faculty and UP students as future leaders in different branches of knowledge;
  • Keeping abreast with changes in the higher education landscape; and
  • Developing, adopting and continuously improving procedures and innovative processes that embody professionalism, efficiency, consistency and care for its internal and external publics.

Guiding Principles

Honor, Excellence, and
Democratic Governance

Committed to UP’s long tradition of honor and excellence, we shall be guided in our decision- making by the principles of democratic governance: collegiality, representation, accountability, transparency, inclusivity, and active participation of the University’s Constituents.

Accessibility and Responsiveness

We will breakdown bureaucratic walls and make our administration accessible and responsive to our stakeholders.

Innovativeness and Creativity

In making decisions, we shall not be bound by traditional solutions. We shall be prepared to pursue innovative approaches in solving the problems and issues that confront the University.

One University

We shall be guided by the spirit of Oneness; common standards of excellence, harmonized systems, common and shared services across constituent Universities, but with decentralized decision-making and execution.

We are One UP

Meet our Team

Leo D.P. Cubillan, MD, MPH

Vice President for Academic Affairs

Imee Su Martinez, Ph.D

Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs for Internationalization and OIL Director

Noel Christian A. Moratilla, Ph.D

Deputy Director

Chynna Louise D. Riego

Executive Assistant

Guillian M. Mecate

Head, Program Development and Strategy

University Researcher I

Karla Mae T. Punay

Head, Finance, Procurement and Property

Administrative Assistant II

Maria Evelyn R. Dilig

Administrative Officer III

Marilyn T. Nirza

Head, Office Ecology

MOVE-UP Program Associate

Administrative Aide IV

Kurt A. Sy

Travel Grant Program Manager

Senior Project Assistant

Kenneth B. Eser Jose

COOPERATE Program Manager

Senior Project Assistant

Lorenzo V. Alvendia

MOVE-UP Program Manager

Senior Project Assistant

Vincenzo Sebastian C. Reyes

Hosting and WELS Program Manager

Senior Project Assistant

Roma Niña C. Samson

COOPERATE Program Associate

Junior Office Assistant

Ivan Kurt M. Monasterial

Hosting and WELS Program Associate

Junior Project Assistant

Christel S. Sobredo

Travel Grant Associate

Junior Office Assistant

MOVE-UP Program Associate

Junior Office Assistant

Dennis T. Bugnalen

Administrative Aide I

Graduate Assistant

University Policies