UP Linux Users' Group



Hello world! We are the University of the Philippines Linux Users' Group (UnPLUG). We are a student organization based in UP Diliman. We promote the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and advocate its philosophy through seminars, trainings, and software development. We believe in Pa Pe Pi!

Learn more about us by exploring this page. You may also contact us via our information below.

UnPLUG's server powering unplug.eee.upd.edu.ph.


What keeps us burning.


What keeps us going.


What keeps us alive and kicking.

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What we do.

Software Freedom Day

Every year, UnPLUG joins the world in celebrating Software Freedom Day by partnering with other local FOSS groups in holding seminars and conducting trainings. Since 2011, UnPLUG shifts its target audience to high school students to help them know FOSS at such an early age.

InFLux + Linux Day

Every start of the academic year, UnPLUG sets up an Introduction to FOSS and Linux (InFLux) booth to raise FOSS awareness among the students especially the freshmen. By visiting the booth, one can request to burn a distro, play FOSS games, etc. This is repeated when Linux Day comes.


UnPLUG's foremost software project, Halalan has been used in various student elections in UP and elsewhere. As a commitment to UP, UnPLUG serves as the technical team every student elections, providing support whenever problems are encountered with regards to Halalan.

CWS Training

In partnership with UP Center for Women's Studies (CWS), UnPLUG conducts Computer Literacy Training and Web Development Training for the UP community. These are done at the CWS computer laboratory with PCs running Linux Mint.


In partnership with UP Computer Center (UPCC), UnPLUG maintains a repository of Free and Open Source Software available exclusively within the Diliman Network (DilNet). This provides DilNet users a faster way of downloadng distros and other FOSS applications.

Knowledge Sharing

Since the inception of UnPLUG, sharing of knowledge has been one of its activities. From Linux to LaTeX to programming languages to many more, UnPLUG's Knowledge Sharing Session (KSS) has always been helpful to members and non-members alike.

Monthly Meeting

Every month, UnPLUG holds its general meeting called Monthly General Meeting (MGM). It has two variations. One is called MGM F2F which is done face-to-face, the other is called MGM OL which is done online using Google Docs. Most of the time, pizzas are served during MGM F2F.

Christmas Party

Pa Pe Pi ritual, Yakult-drinking, Gerry's Grill, cheese overloaded peachy peachy, n rounds of pizza, gaming, bidding, and raffle with bash tambiolo are only a few of the many interesting things that can be found in UnPLUG's Christmas Party.


Linux training for UP staff, big FOSS seminars for all types of audience, other software projects like the automation of ACLE, internal projects for the benefits of its members, UnPLUG holds activities whenever it sees the need for them.

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About us.

The University of the Philippines Linux Users’ Group (UnPLUG) is a duly recognized student organization dedicated in promoting the use of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and in advocating FOSS philosophy through seminars, trainings, software development, and other activities.


The idea of openly sharing software source codes, knowledge, and ideas to the people that need them is an antithesis, and a natural opponent, to the current trend of big software companies to horde and hide the code, therefore monopolizing the software market, and making the public believe that software solutions could only come from one source, and could only come at a high price. This reflects that aside from the technical aspects of computers, computer-related technologies and software development, UnPLUG also concerns itself with the political, economic, and social issues, such as digital imperialism and monopoly, the FOSS movement, and the benefits that computers and automation would bring to the people.

Despite its geek nature, UnPLUG welcomes students who have the passion and dedication to provide service to the University and to the Filipino people.


It was a relaxing Sunday morning on July 20, 2003 when nine students met with the former UP President, Francisco Nemenzo Jr., at the Executive House for a seminar. Discussion revolved around Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and on how to bridge the digital divide. One of the solutions formulated was to form a student group advocating FOSS to penetrate the student and youth sector. Thus, the University of the Philippines Linux Users’ Group (UnPLUG) was born.

The nine students, namely Diwa del Mundo, Paolo Jerome Aromin, Eric John Arnaldo, Dean Michael Ancajas, Waldemar Bautista, Pio Ryan Lumongsod, Ardee Aram, Kyle Alaine Domingo, and Karl Redrick Santos, wasted no time in recruiting more members and in fulfilling the requirements for the recognition of the organization by the university. Despite the trouble of losing important documents on the day of the deadline, UnPLUG still somehow managed to be recognized.

After its recognition, UnPLUG began its journey to promote the use of FOSS and to advocate its philosophy through seminars, trainings, and software development, for the service of the University and the Filipino people.

Academic Year 2013-2014 Officers

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Get in touch.

We welcome all kinds of comments and feedback. If you have questions about Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), Linux, Halalan, or just about anything you can think of, don't hesitate to contact us. We are almost always available online. Our email address can be found at the right.

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