- 2 March 1997 (Creation)
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Two certificates housed in a burgundy velvet folder with the engraved seal of the university (a bird perched on a shield and the text, "Unibersidad Ng Philipinas"). Certificates are held inside the folder by a green ribbon attached at each corner.
The first certificate is in English. The second is in Filipino. Both certificates have the gold seal of the university affixed to the bottom left corner.
The English certificate, in black text, reads:
University of the Philippines
Be it known that the Board of Regents, by authority of the Republic of the Philippines and on recommendation of the President of the University and the Committee on Honorary Degrees, has conferred upon Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela the degree of Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) with all the rights, honors, and privileges as well as the obligations and responsibilites thereunto appertaining.
In testimony whereof, the seal of the University and the signatures of the President of the University and the secretary of the University are hereunto affixed.
Given at Manila, Philippines, this 2nd day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundredand ninety-seven.
Signed by: Secretary, President
Included is also the citation and programme
Taken out of folders for preservation