Campus guide

Getting around campus

The easiest way to go around the campus is by riding the Ikot jeepney. Locals call it “Ikot” (EE-kot) for short, which means “to go around”. This is because the route of the Ikot jeep is within the campus only. Other jeepneys go outside the university. You can distinguish the Ikot jeep from the other jeeps by its yellow roof, and a sign on the windshield that reads “IKOT”.

In the campus, the jeep has designated stops, usually marked by waiting sheds. The fare (9 pesos) is paid directly to the driver (you may ask fellow passengers to pass it on to the driver), while saying “bayad po”, which means “this is my payment”. When getting off the jeep, you can press the button or pull the string usually found at the ceiling of the jeep, to signal that you would like to get off. In the absence of buttons or strings, or if the driver did not notice your signal, you can say “para po” which means “please stop”. If you are not sure where you should get off, you may also ask the driver at the start of your trip to drop you off at the stop nearest your destination.

Please click on the pinned locations and highlighted routes for more information.

Speakers and participants will be staying at one of two locations: (1) Balay Kalinaw, or (2) National Institute of Science and Mathematics Education (NISMED) Hostel.

Among the indicated dining options, Area 2, Bahay ng Alumni, Cafe Via Mare, Likha Diwa, and Rodic’s Diner are less than 200 meters from the nearest jeepney stops.

Going to the Institute of Mathematics building

From Balay Kalinaw:
Walk to the waiting shed in front of either Ilang-Ilang Residence Hall or of the Church of the Risen Lord.
Ride the Ikot jeep until you reach the National Institute for Geological Sciences (NIGS) building.
Walk east until you reach the Institute of Mathematics building.

Walk south along P. Velasquez St. and turn left at the National Science Complex St.
Follow the street and the oval until you see a blue street sign reading “MATH”. Turn right and walk toward the Institute of Mathematics building.

From outside UP Diliman:
Use the riding app GRAB or hail a metered taxi. (See alternative airport-to-UP Diliman transportation in the Arrival Information page for information on GRAB and metered taxi fares.)

Going to UP Town Center

From the Institute of Mathematics:
(Participants are advised to ask locals to guide them on their first trip.)
Walk east towards the National Institute of Physics (NIP) building.
Exit the gate and walk towards Katipunan Avenue.
Look towards the left for the footbridge near the mall.
Walk towards the footbridge and cross it to get to the mall.

From Balay Kalinaw / NISMED:
Ride the Ikot jeep (For those coming from NISMED, there is a waiting shed in front of the Natural Sciences Research Institute on Quirino Avenue) and get off at Vinzons Hall.
Walk along Shuster St., exit the gate and turn right.
You will see a footbridge nearby.
Cross the footbridge to get to the mall.

Other restaurants with halal or vegetarian options

Participants are advised to ask locals for guidance.

  1. Mister Kabab, 2nd floor, UP Ayala Technohub, Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City (halal)
  2. Ababu Persian Kitchen, 75 Xavierville Avenue, Quezon City (halal)
  3. Get Greens, 88 Maginhawa Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City (vegetarian)
  4. Little India Healthy Cuisine, 24F Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City (vegetarian)
  5. Pipino Vegan Food, 39 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City (vegan)
  6. Van Gogh is Bipolar, 154 Maginhawa Street, Sikatuna Village, Quezon City (vegetarian)
  7. Veggie Guys, Malingap Central Food Hall, 40 Malingap Street, Teacher’s Village, Quezon City (vegetarian)

Delivery apps

If you do not want to go out anymore to eat, you can order food using the following apps: (1) Grab (2) Foodpanda (3) Lalafood. Keep in mind to use the address of your location as seen in Google maps.

School Dinner (09 January)

The school dinner will be held at Balay Kalinaw, Guerrero cor. Dagohoy Streets, University of the Philippines Diliman Campus, on Thursday, 09 January 2020, 18:00-21:00.