The research and creative works of the UP Diliman Extension Program in Pampanga (UPDEPP) and the UP Diliman Extension Program in Olongapo (UPDEPO) are aligned with the National Economic and Development Authority’s AmBisyon Natin 2040 for Central Luzon, which envisions our citizens to be strongly rooted (matatag), comfortable (maginhawa), and secure (panatag). As such, the units shall initiate and collaborate on studies and creative works which promote the sustainability of development in the region. Focus areas include but are not restricted to cultural advancement, human rights, economic growth, post-pandemic programs and policies, climate change, disaster resilience and response to disruptions and the Fourth Industrial Revolution, mental health, local pre-history and history, indigenous communities, enterprise development, responsive and innovative governance, communication, disinformation, access to education, ethics, management theories, higher education policies and practices, and environmental degradation.

To strengthen the culture of research at UPDEPP and UPDEPO, support services, training, mentoring, and opportunities for collaboration with esteemed local and foreign scholars shall be provided. The LIRIP Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, being the official publication of the units, shall be further developed as the primary means of disseminating UPDEPP and UPDEPO research outputs and creative works.