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The Scenic Route to UPLB-IPB

The IPB sign at UPLB-IPB

Getting to UPLB-IPB to participate in the SNAP Hydroponics training or buying supplies can be tricky. In a previous post I discussed how to get to UPLB-IPB by taking the UPLB-IPB shuttle that leaves UPLB at 8:00AM daily. In case you missed the shuttle you have the option to take public transportation on your way to UPLB-IPB which will also involve a 1.2km walk along Pili Drive. The same route can be taken if you are driving to UPLB-IPB.

Take the UP College-Kaliwa jeep which will take you to UPLB gate. The jeep will turn left (kaliwa) which will take you to College of Engineering and Agro-Industrial Technology (CEAT, se-yat) which is along Pili Drive. If you’re driving you may need to leave an ID for a pass.

Your stop is hard to miss because lots of engineering students will alight in CEAT and Pili Drive is the road just beside it. Right across Pili Drive, opposite CEAT is the College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS). When facing CAFS turning left along Pili will take you to IRRI.

A sign across the road that says ?College of Agriculture and Food Science?
College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS) along Pili Dr.

It’s 1.2km to IRRI. Fortunately, the road is flanked by pili trees (thus the name) to provide shade. UPLB students regularly walk along Pili Drive too so you’re in good company.

Road flanked by pili trees.
Pili Drive towards IRRI.

At the intersection of Pili Drive and IPB Road is IRRI Headquarters.

IRRI Headquarters
Welcome to IRRI Headquarters.

When facing IRRI HQ, turning right along IPB Road will take you UPLB-IPB which is 1.4km away. You can ride a tricycle to UPLB-IPB.

Then make your way to Plant Physiology Lab.

Just follow the same route to make your way back. That’s it!

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below. Happy growing!