About Us

UP Panitikan is the official literary and arts organization of the University of the Philippines Manila.

Founded in 2004, UP Panitikan resolutely holds literature as a reflection of the truths of human existence, be it within or outside himself. As bearer of individual and social reality, it should not only be an instrument of cultivating values and discovering one’s self, but also a catalyst for the advancement of society, its culture, and its members.

The organization also aims

  • to promote literary awareness and appreciation
  • to develop the students’ skills in creative writing and the arts
  • to raise literary writing as means of insight, self-awareness, and self-expression, and;
  • to utilize the power of literature as bearer of social truth.