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The Housing Office oversees the on-campus housing of university employees and implements programs and measures to properly enforce housing policies. It is responsible for keeping a strict inventory of housing units on campus and ensuring the protection of the rights of employees when it comes to housing matters. The Housing Office also ascertains that obligations are fulfilled between the tenant employees and the University.

Aside from on-campus management programs, the Housing Office under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, together with the Office of the Vice President for Administration, is also undertaking programs for off-campus housing to provide solutions to the high demand for housing units inside the university.

General Functions of the Housing Office:

  1. Management of Lease of Housing (processing of awards, application, ranking of points). The Diliman Housing Committee deliberates processing of awards for housing units;
  2. Billing and collection of house rental;
  3. Billing and collection of water payments for walk-up housing units (Hardin ng Rosas and Hardin ng Dona Aurora);
  4. Monitoring of repairs, renovations, and constructions of extensions;
  5. Issuance of permits for housing units;
  6. Implementation of the Rules & Regulations governing university housing;
  7. Regular inspection of housing units (undertaken by housing monitoring team);
  8. Secretariat of the Diliman Housing Committee

Assoc. Prof. Genelyn Ma. F. Sarte


“To have an integrated database system for processing of inquiries and requests, billing concerns, and overall management of records of applicants and lessees,” is what Assoc. Prof. Genelyn Ma. F. Sarte envisions for the Housing Office (HO). As such, the HO’s administrative staff should also be trained to handle the system and perform simple troubleshooting should the need arise.

Assoc. Prof. Sarte is the Director of HO since September 1, 2018, succeeding Prof. Jose Ernie Lope, PhD. In addition to the above, shevisualizes the HO “to have a means to further assist the lessees maintain the housing units in good condition” and “be able to implement fully and effectively the housing rules and regulations.”

Assoc. Prof. Sarte has been teaching at the UP Diliman School of Statistics since June 1, 1993, immediately after graduating from its BS Statistics program during the same year. She also received her MS Statistics degree from the same in 1995.

Assoc. Prof. Sarte, or Ma’am Gen as we fondly call her, loves reading crime novels/true crime stories. (Do you know the difference between a serial killer and a spree killer? Ask Assoc. Prof. Sarte and she will gladly explain it to you.)She also enjoys solving crossword puzzles (yep, not Sudoku!) and baby-sitting her nieces and nephew.

A “strict” but lovable professor, Director Sarte is also a frustrated actress and singer, claiming that “never got the chance to hone [her] talents.”

Organizational Structure / Staff

Being the unit tasked to keep the University grounds and infrastructures in good condition, the Campus Maintenance Office performs the following services:

Over-all Building Maintenance
  • Electrical
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Refrigeration and Welding
  • Carpentry
Dormitory and Housing Maintenance
  • Repair and maintenance of electrical system
  • Repair and maintenance of plumbing system
  • Repair and maintenance of roofs, ceiling, walls and partitions
  • Minor repainting
  • Operation of Dona Aurora water system
  • Preventive Maintenance
Beautification, Landscaping and Maintenance of Parks, Gardens, Plant Nursery and Arboretum
  • Pruning, trimming, grass cutting
  • Maintenance of campus grounds
  • Care of propagated plants and trees
  • Collecting planting materials
  • Propagation of plants
  • Painting/repainting flower pots
  • Landscape maintenance and development
  • Assisting planting activities
  • Decoration for and assisting in special activities
Hauling and Sanitation
  • Collection of twigs, dried leaves and other non-biodegradable wastes inside the campus
  • Guiding private garbage collector around the campus
  • Assisting during special events
  • Other hauling works
Roads, Sewer and Drainage
  • Repair and maintenance of campus roads, driveways and parking lots
  • Fabrication of manhole covers and construction of open canals
  • Repair and maintenance of drainage pipelines, open canals, street inlets, etc.
  • Cleaning septic tanks and sewer manholes
  • Repair and maintenance of UP-owned vehicles
  • Body Repair of service vehicles
  • Operating generators
See or send us a letter at:

Diliman Housing Office

Community Affairs Complex, E. Jacinto Street,
U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City 1101

Trunkline: (02) 8981-8500 local 4036 and 4037

Direct Line: (02) 8927-7715