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COVID-19 Pamantasan Health Bulletin

The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila established on March 10, 2020 the PLM COVID-19 Task Force to lead the university initiatives in helping control the spread of the corona virus.

Here are updates on the measures taken by the task force to alleviate the social and economic effects of the community quarantine to all students and employees, and mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) within the academic community.

  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will open academic year 2020-2021 on October 5 instead of the original September 3 opening date.
    All undergraduate units and graduate schools will adjust their respective school activities and deadlines, except for the College of Law and College of Medicine which will start classes on September 3.
  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila extends its deepest condolences to the family of former Manila Mayor Alfredo “Fred” Lim, who passed away on August 8 due to COVID-19. He was 90 years old.

  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will be adopting a strict work-from-home arrangement for employees for the next two weeks to slow down COVID-19 infections.

  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila extends its condolences to the family of an employee who died today, July 22, due to COVID-19.

  • The first semester of academic year 2020-2021 of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will officially start Thursday, September 3, 2020.

  • In the interest of public health and safety, the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila has decided that classes in all levels during the first semester of Academic Year 2020-2021 will be delivered online.

  • The application for the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila Admission Test (PLMAT) is now closed.

    Applicants can log in to their PLMAT accounts to check the status of their application. Those approved can print the test permit at the PLMAT website starting today, June 2, at 1:00 p.m. They must email the signed test permit with photo to to confirm their slot.

    Applicants with missing requirements will be conditionally allowed to take the PLMAT exam subject to the submission of the required documents not later than July 15, 2020. They can download their test permit at the PLMAT website starting today, June 2, at 5:00 p.m.

    Signed permits with attached photo must be submitted not later than June 4, 2020.

    Read our PLMAT Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) for more info.

  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila will be opening Academic Year 2020-2021 this August, but will allow only a limited number of students and staff to return to campus premises.

  • All public transactions and academic activities, which include document requests at Office of the University Registrar (OUR), are suspended until May 31.
    For the meantime, students who would like to request documents from the OUR may send an inquiry to
  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) has embraced digital solutions as university officials map out policies for the coming semester, taking into account the "new normal" in light of the novel coronavirus disease or COVID-19 crisis. 

  • PLM President Emmanuel Leyco issued Office Order 2020-0424-02 in view of the Extension of Enhanced Community Quarantine until May 15, 2020.
  • The PLM community mourns the passing of Dr. Jose Gerardo Oliva Los Baños, who is our fourth doctor that perished during the nation’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • All students of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) will receive a passing mark for the Second Semester of Academic Year 2019-2020, according to the Office Order No. 2020-0421-01 Series of 2020 released by the Office of the University President.

  • Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila mourns the passing of another COVID-19 frontliner, Dr. Maria Teresa Ballat Dajao, who died as a result of a vehicular accident near President Quirino Avenue, Manila, last April 15, 2020.
  • Last February 8, PLM issued an advisory stating that the results of the PLMAT will be released on or before April 15, 2020. However, due to the COVID19 pandemic and the implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine, crucial adjustments had to be made. Two PLMAT exams scheduled on March 15 and 22 were postponed. Several hundreds of PLMAT applicants were not able to submit their requirements due to the closure of offices.

  • PLM President Emmanuel Leyco issued Office Order 2020-0408-01, the University Guidelines on the extension of the Enhanced Community Quarantine until April 30, 2020.

  • #PamantasanHealthBulletin No. 4: As of 4:47 PM of April 7, 2020, there are 3,764 confirmed COVID-19 cases with 177 deaths and 84 recoveries in the Philippines, according to the most recent case bulletin of Department of Health (Philippines).

  • On March 26, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte signed Republic Act 11469 or "Bayanihan to Heal as One Act" into law. It gives him the power to adopt temporary emergency measures to respond to the COVID-19 national health crisis.

    This provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the said law. 

  • With the extension of Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine, it is important to know the government's measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • BREAKING: The Luzon-wide Enhanced Community Quarantine is extended until April 30, 2020, according to Sec. Karlo Nograles, Inter-Agency Task Force spokesperson.

    In an online press conference, Sec. Nograles announced that President Duterte approved the two-week extension recommended by the IATF to allow government to boost the number of testing centers and daily test capacity. The target is to reach between 13,000 to 20,000 tests per day by April 27.

    He reiterated that the extension will buy time for the government to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 infections in the Philippines.