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UPV got two top spots in Guidance Counselor Licensure Examination


(L-R): Kent Jan Beldia and Maureen Antonette Ledesma

Kent Jan Beldia placed 2nd while Maureen Antonette Ledesma ranked 8th in the August 2017 Guidance Counselor Licensure Exam conducted by the Professional Regulations Commission.

Beldia and Ledesma are graduates of the Master of Education major in Guidance at the UPV College of Arts and Sciences Division of Professional Education.

Other passers of UPV include: Psyche Joanne Xenethea Conanan, Rica Gallaza, Rena Idorot, and Sharon Mestidio.

UPV got a 100% passing rate. The national passing percentage is 256 out of 393 passers.

CFOS researcher participates in the 2017 Hiroshima University Summer School


Photo 1: Caigoy (seated, extreme right), Photo 2: Caigoy (upper right)

Mr. Jant Cres Caigoy, academic staff of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), participated in the 10th International Summer School on July 26 to August 1, 2017 in Biosphere Science, Hiroshima University, Japan.

Caigoy attended the Fisheries and Marine Biology program to acquire knowledge and techniques on the latest advances in the field of fisheries and marine biology. He was selected by Hiroshima University among the applicants duly recommended by Dean Crispino A. Saclauso from CFOS to attend the Summer School. Currently, he is a research assistant of the UP Balik Ph.D Program entitled “Detection of Foodborne Pathogens Along the Supply Chain of Fresh Oysters and Mussels and Its Culture Environment.”

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GDP conducts Capacity Building Seminar on Developing a Gender-Responsive Learning Environment


The UPV Gender and Development Program conducted a Capacity Building Seminar on Developing a Gender-Responsive Learning Environment (GAD Concepts for Beginners: Module I) on July 20-21, 2017 at Bearland Paradise Resort, Tigbauan, Iloilo. The said activity was participated in by current and alternate GAD Focal Point System Members of UP Visayas coming from both Miagao and Iloilo City campuses. The seminar was the first in the series of trainings to be conducted by GDP that aims to capacitate the GADFPS.

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Pioneer UPV alumna touches lives throughout generations

Pioneer UPIC (University of the Philippines Iloilo College) faculty and UP alumna, and first UP Visayas Chancellor, Dr. Dionisia A. Rola, continues to serve as an outstanding example and inspiration to UP alumni even of the new generation. As recognition for her decades of exemplary achievements and contributions in the academe, in the government, and in civic and professional organizations, the UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) will bestow the Lifetime Achievement Award to Dr. Rola during the UP Alumni & Faculty Homecoming Dinner and Awards Night to be held on August 27, 2017 at Diversion21 Hotel, Iloilo City.

Rola is an outstanding educator, administrator and scholar. She is an Associate in Arts 1941 and BS in Education 1947 graduate of UP Diliman, finishing with High Honors and as Magna Cum Laude, respectively. She also holds a Master of Arts in English degree (with honors) from the University of Melbourne in 1952, a Ph.D. in English from the University of Chicago in 1960, and a Rockefeller post-doctoral research fellowship in 1965, among others.

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