UPV-CFOS to host annual ILP Governing Council meeting

The Governing Council meeting of the Post Graduate Programme on Tropical Fisheries with International Linkage (ILP) will be conducted on October 16-17 at Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo City.

UP Visayas (UPV), through the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), will be hosting this year’s meeting.

The meeting will include the annual review of the post graduate program in tropical fisheries. Matters related to the implementation of fisheries programs that will internationalized will also be discussed.

The Governing Council is composed of various deans and coordinators from member schools in the Asian region. This schools are the following: Sam Ratulangi University (Indonesia), Kagoshima University (Japan), University Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia), UP Visayas (Philippines), Kasetsart University (Thailand), and Nha Trang University (Vietnam). (UPV-CFOS)

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2nd Iloilo Pride March campaigns for love


Carrying rainbow flags, banners and donning colorful costumes, hundreds of activists and supporters gathered on October 7, 2017 at the UP Visayas main entrance and marched to the Iloilo Provincial Capitol. The event marked the second Iloilo Pride March of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) Community. The theme this year was “Sa Iloilo, Gugma Madaug” (In Iloilo, Love Wins).

Anti-Discrimination Ordinance champion, Councilor Inday Lee Zulueta welcomed the groups at the capitol grounds at 4:00 PM, that as well commenced the program proper. National Youth Commission Asec. Commissioner Rhea Penaflor and Iloilo City Councilor Jay Treñas were among the key participants of the event. A Zumba dance joined by those in attendance capped the event.

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UPV hosts regional conference of the Philippine Economic Society

A regional conference with the theme “The Philippine Economy in the Midst of Economic Integration and Climate Change” was held on September 22, 2017 at UP Visayas, Iloilo City.

Keynote presentation on “Carbon Footprint, Inclusive Growth and the Fuel Mix Debate in the Philippines,” was given by Dr. Majah Leah V. Ravago of the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Economics.

Coinciding with the conference was the induction of the new members in Western Visayas of the Philippine Economic Society (PES) that organized the event. This activity was done in cooperation with the University of the Philippines Visayas and the National Economic Development Authority (NEDA) Region VI.

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UPV Tacloban College remembers Marcos’ martial law years


In commemoration of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of martial law during the Marcos regime, “Kaluwasan: Creative Expression and Social Criticism at a Time of Terror” was held in the afternoon of September 29, 2017 at the Multipurpose Building of UPVTC, Tacloban City. The activity was jointly sponsored of the Divisions of Humanities (DH) and Social Sciences (DSS) of UP Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC).

Kaluwasan, a Waray word for freedom, was a three-in-one event that aimed to provide a venue for narratives from lesser-known martial law survivors, and allow freedom of expression in the processing of current social issues in the country. It also intended to enrich the critical discourse of narratives of survival from past and present terror as well as encourage partnership among UPVTC Divisions, students, and the larger community.

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