An aquarium that will showcase the tropical and marine living species endemic in the country and a window for viewers’ appreciation and understanding of the aquatic world. This was the concept of the Diwata Aquascape, one of the components of the UPV Diwata Shore Complex located at the beachfront property of UP Visayas Miagao campus facing the waters of Panay Gulf.
On October 26, 2017, UP Visayas had a soft launch of the Diwata Aquascape attended by its guest of honor, Atty. Salvador “Buddy” M. Britanico. The start of the construction of the Aquascape was made possible with a P 15 M initial fund from his Priority Development Assistance Fund as BANAT Party List Representative back in 2010. Also present was Dr. Minda J. Formacion, former UPV Chancellor in whose term Diwata Shore Complex was conceptualized and construction of the Aquascape was started.
Sort, systematize, sweep, standardize, and self-discipline – these are the 5S of good housekeeping that must be observed in the workplace, according to Atty. Ma. Ailyne P. Valaquio of the National Wages and Productivity Commission – Department of Labor and Employment. She was the featured speaker of the seminar-workshop on the topic.
The UPV Human Resource and Development Office organized the S/W on October 20, 2017 at the UPV Miagao campus with staff members from various offices as participants.
It was a soft launch but it was a launch nonetheless.
The visit of the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee (UPV WelCom) in the UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) on September 7-8, 2017 to introduce the Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Program has borne fruit.
The All UP Academic Employees Union (AUPAEU) - Iloilo Chapter held a general assembly for its members last 11 October 2017 at the Division of Professional Education Audio Visual Room, Iloilo City. Faculty members and the research, extension and professional staff (REPS) of the different colleges and offices of the university attended the assembly.
The AUPAEU National Council President, Prof. Carl Marc Ramota, presented the history of the Academic Union and briefed the Union members of the tasks and challenges ahead. Emphasized in his presentation were successes of the Union, including the benefits that were enjoyed by the academic employees through the Collective Negotiation Agreements (CNAs) of 2008 and 2015.