CCCA launches books on Panay culture and heritage

The UP Visayas Chancellor’s Committee for Culture and the Arts launched three books on Panay culture and heritage on June 28, 2016 at the UPV Gallery lobby, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus.

Prof. Martin Genodepa introduced the books and their authors. These are Kalampay, the fifth in the series of 13 titles of the Suguidanon of Panay published by the University of the Philippines Press and Sibod and Mumunting Tinig by Dr. Christine Muyco.

Kalampay tells the story of a Matan-ayon (Ayon), the beautiful wife of Labaw Donggon (Abaw) who was lured to go to the protruding back of the Kalampay (crab) which posed as a little island with inviting ripe betel nut trees. Kalampay was chanted by Federico Caballero and was researched more than 20 years ago by anthropologist and UP Professor Emeritus, Dr. Alicia Magos and her associate researcher, Anna Razel L. Ramirez in the hinterlands of Central Panay. The book published the epic chants which were translated into the nearest Kinaray-a, Filipino and English. Dr. Magos is Professor Emeritus of UP Visayas and Anna Razel L. Ramirez is Publication Circulation Officer at the Information and Publications Office at UPV.

Sibod is an ideology and is expressed in binanog dance, music, and folkways of the Panay Bukidnon. In this book, Dr. Christine Muyco provides the magic key to enter a remarkable world where music, dance, and gesture are woven together to create a fabric of human meaning. It is a must-read for the people in Philippine culture and arts according to Elena Rivera Mirano, Professor, University of the Philippines, Diliman. The book was published by the Ateneo de Manila University Press.

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Strategic student recruitment seminar held

The Division of Professional Education of the College of Arts and Sciences, UP Visayas conducted a Strategic Student Recruitment Management Seminar Workshop on July 18-19, 2016 at the GCEB Training Rooms, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus.

In an effort to enhance professional collaboration among faculty members to ensure increase in enrolment, the Division conducted the activity for its faculty and staff. The workshop objectives are for the participants to 1) learn current trends in promotion and recruitment particularly in all media platforms; 2) develop a year-round strategic plan for student recruitment and promotions; 3) establish protocol, standards and requisites for the constitution of a committee on recruitment and promotion; and 4) develop a 5-year development plan for enrolment targets and recruitment enrichment.

Prof. Vicente R. Tan, former faculty member of the UP Visayas and current Director of the Culture, Arts and International Relations Office of the Sacred Heart School – Ateneo de Cebu was the resource person of the seminar. He discussed trends, branding and marketing as well as professional conversations and standard articulation during the first session, among others. On the second day, Tan talked about technological advancement, civic diversity in student recruitment, and targeted communication outreach and social media.

After the workshop, the group was able to come up with an annual strategic plan for student recruitment and promotions; form a student recruitment and promotions committee; and draw a five-year development plan for recruitment targets and enrichment strategies.

UPV’s summa cum laude named 34th Student Regent

Raoul Daniel Abellar Manuel was chosen to be the 34th Student Regent of the UP Board of Regents by the student leaders of the different constituent universities during the 42nd General Assembly of the of student councils held on July 17, 2016 at the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

Manuel was nominated by the Student Council of UP Diliman where he is currently pursuing his Master’s Degree in Applied Mathematics. He made history by being the first UP Visayas summa cum laude during its 2015th Commencement Exercises, garnering a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.099. He is known to be a staunch activist and a passionate student leader. He was chairman of the UP Visayas College of Arts Student Council and was also Chairperson of KASAMA sa UP – the biggest student alliance in the UP system.

Manuel was a consistent honor student who graduated as class valedictorian of UP High School in Iloilo in 2011 and class valedictorian of the Integrated School for Exceptional Children in Iloilo City in 2007.

CFOS profs are ‘UP Scientist' awardees


(L-R: Traifalgar, Laureta, and Serrano)

The UP Scientific Productivity System (SPS) Committee conferred the title of UP Scientist to three faculty members of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas for producing outstanding publications that support the development of science and technology.

Prof. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar, Prof. Liberato V. Laureta, and Prof. Augusto E. Serrano, Jr. were recently named as UP ​Visayas Scientific Productivity System awardees. Traifalgar has been chosen as UP Scientist I for CY 2015-2017. Laureta was re-appointed as UP Scientist I for CY 2016-2018, while Serrano was elevated to UP Scientist III for CY 2016-2018. Their appointment was approved by the Board of Regents (BOR) during their 1317th meeting on April 28, 2016.

Dr. Rhodoa V. Azanza, Chair of the Productivity System Committee and Asst. Vice President for Academic Affairs, UP System, invited the aforementioned UP Scientists to receive the award in a formal ceremony to be held at UP NISMED Auditorium, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City on July 26, 2016.

A UP Scientist I and UP Scientist III will receive Php150,000 and Php250,000 per annum, respectively.

UPVTC holds 40th commencement exercises

The University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College held its 40th Commencement Exercises on June 27, 2016 at the Arts and Sciences grounds with a total of 247 graduates. Dr. Arsenio Balisacan, Secretary of the Philippine Competition Commission, was the guest speaker.

Among the UP officials who were present include Faculty Regent Philip Ian Padilla, Alumni Regent Ramon Maronilla, University and BOR Secretary Lillian de las Llagas, UPV Chancellor Rommel Espinosa, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension Ricardo Babaran, and UPV Registrar Jose Go. UPV Prof. Emeritus Merlie Alunan was also on stage. Other visitors were representatives from SGV& Co. Philippines and the Department of Science and Technology.

It was the third time since 2014, that the college held the said ceremony at the Arts and Sciences grounds. A lightning rally headed by the graduates concluded the ceremony.

Class 2016 produced two magna cum laude graduates and 41 cum laude graduates.

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UPVTC OCEP & ADMU team up for Katatagan ng Kabataan

The UP Visayas Tacloban College Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod (UPVTC OCEP) in partnership with Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) Department of Psychology,  implemented the resilience program for adolescent disaster survivors dubbed as Katatagan ng Kabataan on July 17 and 18, 2015 at UPVTC, Tacloban City. 

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Chancellor’s Cup marks its 2nd year

The “UP Chancellor’s Cup” for men’s basketball which started in June 2014 marked its 2nd year on July 15, 2015. The event was primarily organized for the health and well-being of the UP Visayas employees.

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UPV hosts Module 4 of the PMTMEM Program

The fourth module of the Professional Masters in Tropical Marine Ecosystems Management (PMTMEM) program was held at the UP Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo Campus from June 22 until June 30, 2015. The module on Strategic Planning for Marine Protected Areas (TMEM 221) was hosted by the UPV, through the Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies - College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (IFPDS-CFOS).

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Workshop on the new UP GE program held

Faculty members from the three campuses of UP Visayas handling the general education (GE) courses participated in a two-day workshop on the new UP GE program held at the training rooms of the Graduate and Continuing Education Building,  Iloilo City campus on June 22-23, 2015. 

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921 graduates receive diploma from UPV

Six-hundred ninety students from the Miagao and Iloilo City campuses and 231 from the UPV Tacloban College received diplomas for various degrees earned from UP Visayas during the Commencement Exercises held on June 26, 2015 at the Miagao campus and on June 29, 2015 at Tacloban campus grounds.

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CFOS prof wins best paper award in Japan

Dr. Sharon N. Nuñal, a faculty member of the Institute of Fish Processing Technology, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas was awarded the Best Paper Award by The Society of Antibacterial and Antifungal Agents, Japan during its annual general meeting on May 19, 2015 in Osaka Science and Technology Center.

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Manuel is UP Visayas’ first summa cum laude

Raoul Danniel A. Manuel makes history as the first summa cum laude graduate of UP Visayas. The BS Applied Mathematics major scored a GWA of 1.099, the highest among the graduating Class of 2015. It would not come as a surprise to those who personally know him. He was also the class valedictorian of the UP High School in Iloilo, Class of 2011 and likewise class valedictorian of the SPED – Integrated School for Exceptional Children (Iloilo City) in 2007.

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CM top student wants to give back and serve the country

“UP Visayas has been one of the greatest battlefields in my life. It taught me not just to be academically inclined but also to participate in the activities that foster holistic development. It is time for me to return the favor by using my skills and experiences to serve our country,” said Vhilan L. Onato, the top graduate of the College of Management, about his plans after leaving the portals of UP Visayas. 

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Morales earns highest GWA among UPVTC's graduates

Marilou Gorpido Morales was born on November 23, 1994 at Pambujan, Northern Samar. She is the second child of Mr. Luis Morales, a fisherman, and Mrs. Delia Gorpido, a full-time mother. Morales has one older sister who had just graduated from law school this year and a younger brother who is currently in Grade 9. Two aunts are extending their help to the family to sustain the children’s education.

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Mistio leads SOTECH graduates

Highly motivated to learn, resourceful, and excellent interpersonal skills are the key strengths that Reynelyn Lou E. Mistio, a BS Chemical Engineering cum laude graduate,possesses. These qualities made her the top graduate of the School of Technology (SOTECH) with a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.523.

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Juliano is CFOS’ top graduate

“When I entered UP four years ago I assumed and believed that by the time I will graduate I will be prepared to take life's every challenge. It did not turn out that way. UP did not prepare me for everything but it has taught me how to prepare in order to be prepared for everything.”

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Aquaculture prof bags SEARCA grant

The SEARCA Regional Professorial Chair Grant is intended “to give due recognition to outstanding Southeast Asian Experts in the Academe who have championed inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development in Southeast Asia. The study areas include, but are not limited to, social sciences, marine and fishery sciences, environmental sciences, economics, and rural development-oriented fields.”

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UPVFI – RISE project holds training on grassroots participatory budgeting in Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo

UP Visayas Foundation, Incorporated (UPVFI) – RISE (Bangon) Gigantes Project: Rehabilitation for Island Sustainability and Empowerment recently conducted the Training on Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB), formerly known as the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) in Barangays Asluman and Granada, Gigantes Norte, Carles, Iloilo. The training was held in cooperation with Iloilo Caucus of Development NGOs (ICODE) on 25 – 26 May 2015 at Arjan’s Beach Resort, Barangay Granada.

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UPV prof named NAST Outstanding Young Scientist

Dr. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar of UP Visayas was named by the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) as recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Young Scientist Award in the field of fisheries science.

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