Twenty three (23) incoming 4th year B.S. Fisheries students from the University of Antique (UA) and eleven (11) from the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) attended the On-the-Job Training Program of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences from April 17 to June 02, 2017. As a continuing program, this was the third time for UA students to undergo the OJT while it is the first time for NIPSC students. The training program is granted upon request of the schools and colleges which are engaged in fisheries education. As an extensions service program of CFOS, the training was a way of strengthening and equipping students of other universities and colleges with the current technologies and basic principles in fisheries. Lectures and laboratory exercises were provided to actively involve the CFOS’ faculty, staff and researchers (UPV and Project-based personnel) in the program.
“It is not the end but just the beginning of a more productive collaboration with your school,” says Dr. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar, Scientist and Current Director of the Institute of Aquaculture. The OJT Program successfully ended with a simple closing ceremony held on separate dates at the Conference Room, Umali Hall, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Miagao, Iloilo.
Prof. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar, faculty member and Director of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas, delivered a talk at the 36th Annual Meeting and Symposium (36th APAMS) of the Philippine-American Academy of Science and Engineering (PAASE) on July 14-15, 2017 at the Manila Hotel, Metro Manila.
Traifalgar discussed about the “Production and Evaluation of High-Protein Fermented Sweet Potato (Proen-K) as Feed Ingredient for Economically Important Aquatic Organisms.” He said the project is about the biotechnological conversion of agricultural biomass (sweet potato with 3-6% protein) into a high protein feed material containing 18-40% protein.
Three graduate students of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas is set to travel to Japan next month to participate in a 40-day exchange study program from August 18 to September 28, 2017 at Kagoshima University (KU).
Jessie O. Jimenez, Fedelia Flor C. Mero, and Jean Rose H. Maquirang, all first year Master of Science in Fisheries (Aquaculture) students of the CFOS were invited by Koshio Shunsuke, Dean of Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University to take part in the student exchange program between the two Universities.
The students will participate in the research training under the Summer Session for Postgraduate (Master) Programme on Tropical Fisheries through the International Linkage Program (ILP). Their travel will be sponsored by the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO).
UPV, through CFOS, is the sole member-school from the Philippines in the ILP that started in 2015. Other than KU and UPV, the ILP is also joined by Kasetsart University (Thailand), Nha Trang University (Vietnam), Sam Ratulangi University (Indonesia), and Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (Malaysia).
Meanwhile, UPV has been conducting an “Advanced Lecture on Tropical Fisheries” for the Masters of Science Fisheries students of Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University for 11 years already. The latest was held on July 3-13, 2017.
The University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) has secured a back-to-back win in the Visayas hub of the National Accounting Quiz Showdown (NAQDOWN) held on July 16, 2017 at the University of San Carlos (USC) in Cebu City. The NAQDOWN is an annual nationwide inter-school academic quiz bee competition held simultaneously in four hubs across the country - namely NCR, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
Incoming fifth year BS Accountancy (BSA) student of the Division Management, Kim D. Limosnero, accompanied by his adviser Mr. Carlo Angelo T. Negado, bested 35 other participants from Accountancy schools across the Visayas Region. Coming in second and third places were Jana Kryzyl B. Dibdib of the USC and Princess O. Gumanit of the University of San Jose – Recoletos (USJR), respectively.