September 29, 2020 – The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines has granted the application of SPUP for the Copyright Registration of its Primer on Engaging in the Sustainable Development Goals Through Laudato Si’ and Manual on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response. The Certificates of Copyright Registration were issued to the University through the authors, Sr. Merceditas Ang, SPC (University President) and Dr. Allan Peejay Lappay (Director, Alumni, External Relations and Advocacies).

The Primer on Engaging in the Sustainable Development Goals Through Laudato Si’ presents the endeavors of SPUP along the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations in the lens of the Laudato Si’ of Pope Francis. It outlines the engaging efforts of SPUP, as a Catholic and an International University, in responding to the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals and the call of Laudato Si’. Moreover, with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the world, the primer also shows the educational and service programs of SPUP to respond to the pressing health crisis.

The Manual on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Response outlines SPUP’s effective management of disaster and emergency situations. It enables processes, actions, and the exchange of critical information into an efficient response that alerts and informs the University stakeholders. Specifically, the manual sets the procedures to foster the protection of human life, health, and well-being; minimize damage to the environment and to the University facilities, resources, and operations; and provide analyses and other information crucial to controlling the situation and preventing future injury and loss.

SPUP’s Primer and the Manual present the enduring commitment of SPUP’s leadership along the thrust of the University towards deepening, quality and sustainability. They are also dedicated to the fifth year anniversary of the promulgation of Laudato Si’ by Pope Francis and the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.