Dr. Ricardo P. Babaran formally took his oath as 10th Chancellor of UP Visayas with UP President Danilo Concepcion on November 6, 2017 at the Quezon Hall, UP Diliman. Witnessing the oathtaking were Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa, Vice President for Administration Nestor G. Yunque and Ms. Agnes Aquino of the UP Visayas Diliman Liaison Office.
The University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) soared to even greater heights this year as it garnered a 100% passing rate and produced seven topnotchers in the Psychometrician Licensure Examination. The examination was administered by the Board of Psychology of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in various parts of the country on October 29-30, 2017.
The seven who were included in the top ten are the following: Victor L. Macasil, Jr. and Patricia Angela M. Pelito (6th place, with a rating of 83.40%); Rosemarie T. Sarte (8th place, 83.00%); Kimberly F. Leala and Mar Augustine Chloey B. Lee (9th place, 82.80%); and Eva Mae A. Adena and Melanie S. Patiño (10th place, 82.60%).
Dr. Vivian A. Topor, faculty member of the Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences and Ms. Soledad S. Garibay, University Researcher of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences were the recipients of the 3rd Invention Disclosure Incentive Award given by the Technology Transfer and Business Development (TTBDO) of the UP System on October 13, 2017 held at the Auditorium of the Institute of Biology, U.P. Diliman.
The UPV Gender and Development Program in partnership with Ugsad Regional Gender Resource Center held a Public Forum in celebration of the International Day of the Girl Child on October 9, 2017 at the Auditorium, UPV Visayas Iloilo City campus. The activity was participated in by 494 participants coming from various UPV networks; and Ugsad member-institutions including the academe, government agencies, local government units, and non-governmental organizations.
The public forum aimed to raise the awareness of the general public and generate support and commitment of stakeholders to eliminate any and all forms of gender-based violence and discrimination against adolescent girls in Philippine communities.