UPV’s Yunque is new Vice President for Administration
Photos courtesy of Misael Bacani, UP System
President Danilo Concepcion appointed Prof. Nestor G. Yunque as the new UP Vice President for Administration. He took his oath of office before the president on February 10, 2017 at Quezon Hall in UP Diliman, Quezon City. Yunque was immediate-past Vice Chancellor for Administration of the University of the Philippines Visayas.
Yunque was a PhD candidate with thesis proposal approved in November 2000 at the Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. He has also a Certificate in Aquaculture (Senior Aquaculturist, Academic Excellence Awardee) from the Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia and Pacific Region. He graduated both his Master of Aquaculture and B.S. Biological Sciences from U.P. Visayas, Iloilo.
Yunque is faculty member of the Division of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, UP Visayas. An active advocate and resource person on disaster risk reduction and climate change resiliency campaigns, he was Project Leader of the Project ReBUILD (Jalaur River Basin Component): A project on capacity building for 21 municipalities comprising the river basin of Jalaur directed towards resiliency in relation to Climate-induced disasters. Project ReBUILD was funded by the Government of New Zealand and was managed by United National Development Program and the Philippine Climate Change Commission. Yunque was also declared by former President Pascual as his “man on the ground” in rebuilding UPV Tacloban when Typhoon Yolanda hit the Visayas regions in 2013.
He is married to Lorena T. Yunque, a former TESDA Regional Director, with whom he has two daughters - Dianne Aster and Vanessa Aura.
The Vice President for Administration is directly responsible for administrative operations specifically in the areas of human resources, finance and procurement of the University of the Philippines System.