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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 government needs to pump additional fiscal stimulus to arm more Filipinos with cash and provide additional support to the economy, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila President Emmanuel Leyco said.
  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila welcomes the passage of Republic Act 11509 that grants scholarships to aspiring Filipino doctors subject to a return service agreement.
  • The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila lit up its towering Christmas tree on Monday, November 23, 2020, in a virtual ceremony that evening.
  • President Emmanuel Leyco convened the Online Education Committee (OEC) in a meeting last Wednesday following his announcement of a “recovery week” for the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila from November 16 to 22, in view of the destruction brought by Typhoon Ulysses. Classes will be suspended, he explained, but communication lines will be open to facilitate consultation among the faculty, administration, and the students.
  • This is to correct any wrong notions that PLM even considered stopping the thousands of students who have already enrolled from starting the academic year on October 5, as suggested by a small group of students.
  • 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.

    Dr. Los Baños taught at PLM for 13 years since 2007. He served as chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry at PLM College of Medicine. He was a consultant psychiatrist at Healthway Medical, Tahanan Natin, and Grace Halfway Home.

    Please join us in offering our community’s thoughts and deepest sympathies to Dr. Los Baños’ family and friends during this difficult time.

    PLM mourns passing of Dr. Los Banos

  • 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.

  • PLM mourns passing of Dr. Dajao
    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.
    Dr. Dajao obtained her B. S. Psychology degree at PLM. She was a Manileña who eagerly served fellow Manileños as a community doctor at Kahilum Health Center.
    Our sincerest condolences to the bereaved family.
  • 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.