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UP Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika
The official logo of UP SAPUL

Established February 1930
Motto Diversity in Thoughts, Unity in Action
Maxim Tungo sa Pinakamataas na Antas ng Paglilingkod!
A.Y. 2014-2015
Chairperson Micah Bernadette Manalo
Academics and Research Committee Director Irish Jhade Alimpolos
Externals Committee Director Sween Khyzil Kney Plaza
Social and Finance Committee Director Sittie Namraidah Ali
Secretary-General and Membership Committee Director Maria Anjanette Lelis
Publicity and Publications Committee Director Nina Loretta Galindo
Sports and Culture Committee Director Cristel Amarillo
Tamabayan 1st floor, West Wing, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
Faculty Advisers
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Org Profile

The UP Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika (UP SAPUL), formerly known as UP Political Science Club, is an academic, non-partisan, CSSP-based and socio-political organization aimed at advancing Political Science as a discipline and field of study. It is a university-wide organization in the University of the Philippines - Diliman Campus and is thus open to all students interested in political science. Its maxim, “Tungo sa Pinakamataas na Antas ng Paglilingkod!”, speaks of the service-oriented and socially conscious character of the organization. Members of the organization are called SAPULISTAs.


When UP Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika was founded in 1930, it first took the name “Political Science Club (PSC)” with the objective of further studying and analyzing the then timely issues that occurred, thus focusing on a more academic orientation. And due to this reason, only students of Political Science were allowed to join the said organization. But as time brought challenges, the organization also began to adapt to these changes.

In the 1960s, the strong sense of nationalism that prevailed in the country became the organization’s guiding principle. Its ideology was drawn along the lines of national democracy. Hence, during the time of Martial Law, UP SAPUL did not allow that this military rule hinder their right to organization. With nineteen other organizations, they fearlessly fought for freedom. After the Filipino people emerged triumphant over the dictatorial regime, TANGLAW, the newsletter of UP SAPUL, was the first to be published in the university preceding even the Philippine Collegian. This, however, is not the only instance that UP SAPUL rode with the tides of change.

With the organization’s renaming from Political Science Club to Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika, as it is now known as, it has become not only academically-oriented but socio-political as well. Since then, it has also accepted members from a wide array of colleges and degree programs. Nevertheless, the principles behind SAPUL – pluralism, critical thinking, duality of theory and practice, enlightened activism and academic excellence - remain steadfast.

Indeed, for 84 years and counting, UP SAPUL has aimed not only to be a successful academic formation but more importantly, a true institution of service in our society.

The Executive Board and Standing Committees

The Executive Board of the organization is comprised of six officers: the Chairperson, the Secretary-General and the Directors of the six standing committees: Academics and Research Committee, Externals Committee, Social and Finance Committee, Publicity and Publications Committee, Membership Committee and Sports and Culture Committee. The Secretary-General also functions as the Director of the Membership Committee.

Executive Board A.Y. 2013-2014

Micah Bernadette Manalo

Secretary-General and Membership Committee Director
Maria Anjanette Lelis

Academics and Research Committee Director

Irish Jhade Alimpolos

Externals Committee Director
Sween Khyzil Kney Plaza

Social and Finance Committee Director
Sittie Namraidah Ali

Publicity and Publications Committee Director
Nina Loretta Galindo

Sports and Culture Committee Director
Cristel Amarillo


UP SAPUL on its 82nd Anniversary

Academics and Research Committee

Tiffany Fatima Suniga
Roland Mariano
Irish Jhade Alimpolos

Externals Committee

Kristian Martinez
Irish Jhade Alimpolos
Tiffany Fatima Suniga
Roland Mariano

Social and Finance Committee

Phoebe Rose Tolete
Sittie Namraidah Ali
Rufert Benedict Mawak

Publicity and Publications Committee

Herbert Bañas IV
Jan Arel Orlino
Phoebe Rose Tolette
Camille Sta. Ana

Membership Committee

Cathrina Magpantay
Ma. Anjanette Lelis
Philip Vincent Alegre
Rufert Benedict Mawak
Sittie Namraidah Ali
Jan Arel Orlino

Sports and Culture Committee

Herbet Bañas IV
Camille Sta. Ana
Ma. Anjanette Lelis


Notable alumni of the UP PSC/SAPUL include:

  • Enrique Voltaire Garcia II
  • Jose Maria Sison
  • Teodoro Agoncillo
  • Renato Constantino
  • Onofre Corpuz
  • Franklin Drilon
  • Temario Rivera
  • Gregorio Zaide
  • Marcelo Fernan
  • Nurullaji Misuari y Tining or Nur Misuari

Among UP professors and administrative staff, included in the list are:

  • Malaya C. Ronas, M.A.
  • Maria Ela L. Atienza, Ph.D.
  • Atty. Butch Jamon
  • Grace G. Jamon, Ph.D.
  • Celito F. Arlegue
  • Department of Political Science Chair, Jorge V. Tigno, DPA
  • Alexander R. Magno, M.A.
  • Elvin Ebreo
  • Chair of the Department of Filipino and Philippine Literature, College of Arts and Letters, Jimmuel C. Naval, Ph.D.
  • CSSP College Secretary, Ma. Theresa T. Payongayong, Ph.D.
  • Professor Emeritus and former UP President, Francisco Nemenzo, Jr., Ph.D.
  • Former Political Science Department Chair, Maria Lourdes Rebullida, DPA
  • Pia Bennagen-Raquedan, Ph.D.
  • Carljoe Javier, DECL, College of Arts and Letters


SPECTRUM: A Forum/Discussion Series

At the start of every semester, UP SAPUL schedules a Grand Orientation for students who wish to apply for membership. Though the organization is based in the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, it does not limit its membership to the CSSP studentry. Students from different colleges and units all over the University of the Philippines and who have a keen interest in political science are welcome to apply.

UP Model United Nations Conference

Fora and Educational Discussions

In line with its nature as an academic organization, UP SAPUL consistently conducts fora, lectures and discussions relevant to the discipline. For it's 82nd Anniversary, UP SAPUL launched "SPECTRUM: A Forum/Discussion Series", which was grounded on the areas of Political Science and aims to re-examine what are otherwise taken for granted concepts, theories, ideas, and issues which generate social, political, and economic impact.



Anniversary Month

Institution Visits, Outreach Programs

PolSci Month

UP Model United Nations

UP Samahan sa Agham Pampulitika organized the first ever Model United Nations conference in the University of the Philippines - Diliman last January 25-26, 2014.

Model United Nations conference is a student activity that provides an educational simulation of international politics and diplomacy. Participants of Model United Nations conference play the role of a given country's diplomat within an intergovernmental body. The conference is divided into different committees. Examples of which are the Security Council, Disarmament and Security Council, Human Rights Council and a lot more. Each committee is assigned to deliberate and resolve the most urgent issues confronting the international community.


  • Association of Political Science Organizations of the Philippines (Socio-Political Committee Director, A.Y. 2011-2012)
  • CSSP Academic Circle (Academics Committee Director, A.Y. 2011-2012)
  • Kanlungan Tambayan (Chair, Constitutional Committee, A.Y. 2011-2012)
  • UP Kilos Na Laban sa Budget Cut
  • Student-led Anti-Fraternity Related Violence Watch (SAWA)
  • Reproductive Health and Gender Advocates Movement (RH AGENDA)

The logo is comprised of the torch, the anvil & hammer, and the chain. The torch symbolizes the blazing ideals and aspirations of the organization guiding the formation of a new and progressive attitude forged by the anvil and hammer. The chain represents the formidable linkage of theory and practice.

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