The University of the Philippines Visayas has set the investiture ceremony of Dr. Ricardo P. Babaran on Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at the University’s Little Theater at 3:30 PM.
Babaran is the 10th Chancellor of UPV who was appointed by the UP Board of Regents on October 18, 2017, after a search process.
He is a faculty member of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences where he also earned his BS Fisheries degree. He graduated with the MS Engineering degree from the University of Washington and earned his Ph.D. in Fisheries Science at Kagoshima University in Japan.
The Center for West Visayan Studies (CWVS) of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) conducted a two-day seminar-workshop on local and oral history research at the main campus of University of Antique (UA) in Sibalom, Antique on August 16-17, 2018.
The Indigenous Peoples Resource Center (IPRC) under the supervision of the Center for West Visayan Studies (CWVS) of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) conducted activities related to Barangay Management Information System (BMIS) on August 3 and August 13, 2018, at Tubungan Iloilo. Participants to the activities were the 10 barangays of the said municipality that are beneficiaries of the project, “Enhancement of the Indigenous Peoples Resource Center in UP Visayas.” These barangays have presence of indigenous peoples/indigenous cultural communities (IPs/ICCs). The training on Data Collection was conducted last August 3 and participated by survey enumerators composed of barangay officials, barangay health workers and barangay service point officers while the training on Data Encoding was conducted last August 13 and participated by data encoders composed of barangay secretaries and volunteer encoders.
Ang “Iskolar ng Bayan” ibig sabihin nyan ay pinag-aral ng bayan. I was recipient of this as well as you because you are now here in UP. As such, I strongly believe that it is our obligation to pay it forward in whatever form. This disposition of giving back is an act of self-offering. This is the very symbol of our Oblation.