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Monteclaro participates in symposium workshop in Thailand and Japan

Dr. Harold M. Monteclaro, Director of the Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies (IFPDS), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas participated in the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Regional Gender Workshop and Regional Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Planning Workshop on August 20-23, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Hosted by the United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans), the workshop gathered program stakeholders to review findings from rapid appraisals for fisheries management conducted in the learning sites of the Philippines and Indonesia. Best practices and solutions for application in the regional fisheries were also discussed during the event.

Monteclaro presented the result of his study on gender analysis in the fisheries sector in the Philippines, specifically conducted in the General Santos area, for the Ocean and Fisheries Partnership.

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Rola is Lifetime Achievement Awardee in UPV Homecoming 2017


Photo Credits: Mr. GC Castro, UPV OAR

Dr. Dionisia A. Rola leads this year’s awardees in the in the 2017 U.P. Alumni & Faculty Homecoming Dinner & Awards Night held on August 27, 2017 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City. Dr. Rola was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) as recognition of her lifelong achievements in and outside the university.

Dr. Rola was given the award for being the first UPV Chancellor and the first woman Chancellor in the entire UP system; for being the only living pioneer teacher of the UP Iloilo College (UPIC) who taught from 1947-1950 and from 1952-1953; for realizing her vision to make UPV a center of excellence and a national resource in fisheries and marine sciences education and research and, a University concerned with the propagation and enhancement of culture and the arts; and, for bringing honor to UPV in her various capacities as administrator supervision, consultant in government agencies. She actively served civic professional organizations while being involved in educational planning, development; evaluation and implementation of academic and curricular programs and projects; improvement of personnel and faculty services; and development of instructional materials.

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UPIC Alumni hold Grand Reunion



Photo Credits: Mr. GC Castro, UPV OAR

The graduates of UP Iloilo College (UPIC) from the classes of the 1950’s to the 70’s gathered last August 25, 2017 for the Grand UPIC Night held at Diversion 21 Hotel in Iloilo City. Associate in Arts 1957 Diamond Jubilarians spearheaded the event in collaboration with other alumni and former teachers. A number of jubilarians from abroad and other parts of the country came back home to be part of a series of events.

It was a night of laughter and remembrance. Pioneer alumni were given special honor by giving U.P. Medals. Prof. Corazon Defensor awarded the medals. The night was capped by dancing to the music of their time.

UPIC Night is part of the 2017 U.P. Alumni & Faculty Homecoming organized by UPV Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) and other sponsoring alumni batches and organizations.

UP Alumni gather in 3-day Homecoming festivities


Photo Credits: Mr. GC Castro, UPV OAR and Ms. Neyah Grace Cartago, UPV IPO

A huge number of university alumni from different years gathered from August 25-27, 2017 to celebrate their jubilee in UP VIsayas. The 2017 homecoming saw the participation of jubilarians and alumni, ranging from the recently graduated ones to graduates of 1952, in more than ten homecoming-related events.

The series of events kicked-off on August 25, 2017 with the annual homecoming mass organized by Scintilla Juris Fraternity and Stella Juris Sorority. This was followed by the launch of the book “The Social Helix,” and the election of members of the UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) board.

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