Alumni News

Prof. Rasco is UPAA Distinguished Alumnus for S & T (2009)

Written by Administrator. Posted in Alumni

IMG365UP Mindanao professor Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr. has been selected by the UP Alumni Association National Board of Directors to be conferred with the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award in Science and Technology. The Awards Ceremony will be held on June 20, 2009 during the UPAA General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming and Reunion at the Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City. Dr. Rasco is a plant-breeder who has served as Professor in the Department of Biological Science and Environmental Studies since 1998 and as Dean of the UP Mindanao College of Science and Mathematics from 1998 to 2004. He is a graduate of UPLB BS Agriculture ’71, Magna cum laude, and a TOYM (Ten Outstanding Young Men) Awardee for Agriculture in 1985. He is the author of the book, “The Unfolding Gene Revolution: The Ideology, Science and Regulation of Plant Biotechnology” and current Editor-in-Chief of “Banwa”, the refereed journal of UP Mindanao. The UPAA Distinguished Awards and Special Recognition is UP’s and the UP Alumni Association’s way of recognizing and honoring the individual UP alumnus and alumni groups who are embodiments of the UP Oblation—serving with pride, remaining strong and bold amid strife and challenges, and exemplifying UP’s commitment to leadership and excellence even though they might remain outside the view of the public eye. Aside from the Award in Science and Technology, other Awards will be given for Distinguished Alumni in the fields of: Public service/good governance; Poverty alleviation and human development; Peace and social cohesion; Gender equality/women empowerment; Community empowerment; Environmental conservation and sustainable development; Entrepreneurship and employment creation; Institutional/corporate social responsibility; Culture and the arts; Science and technology; and Education and health.

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Alumni call for "Pasiklaban" contest (2009)

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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IN PHOTOS: UPAAD officers Pete Morales, Joel Sagadal, Francisco Ramos, Rene Estremera, Benjamin Garcia; Audience members Karen Cayamanda, Joan Garcia, Jonathan and Emma Bayogan, Chancellor Gilda Rivero, Miguel Soledad; BA Communication Arts performance. ORIGINAL POST: Alumni from UP Mindanao and other UP units are called to join their fellow alumni and students in “Pasiklaban”, a totally wacky contest of skits to be held on January 31, 2009, Saturday, at the CAP Auditorium. The skits may use dialogue, narration, songs, dances, or imitate any form of performance art or public events on the theme of “One Hundred Years of What?”The objective is to bring the alumni to connect with their peers and youth counterparts in the spirit of fun and fellowship in the closing days of the UP Centennial.UP Alumni Association Davao Chapter Chairman Atty. Pete Morales emphasized that, “the skits will definitely be not serious, it is all in the spirit of fun.” Cash prizes, trophies and bragging rights are available for the taking.Alumni may call Mr. Joel Sagadal at 293-0494 or 0919-251-5825 for details.

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Alumni pass medical and archi board exams (2008)

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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Congratulations to new doctors (and UPMin alumni): Melissa Solito (BS Bio Freshman '98); Michelle Escrupulo (BS Bio '98); Libeth Hinampas (BS Bio '98); Khalil Guinomla (BS Bio '98); Eshir Ismael (BS Bio '97); Sheila Farisha Mangelen (BS Bio ‘99); Robaylyn Buensalida (BS Bio ‘99); Katherine Cutab (BS Bio ‘99); and  and Arch. Lara Bernadette C. Avila for passing the Architecture Board Exams. We thank Prof. Reine Kathryn Taya and Ms. Cherrylyn Cabrera for sharing the information. FILE PHOTO: K. Guinomla (right-most) with fellow UPMin alumni.

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President Roman Meets Davao alumni (2008)

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LEFT PHOTO: President Emerlinda Roman was in Davao City for the 11th Commencement Exercises of UP Mindanao. Present at the welcome dinner were alumni (L-R) John Gaisano and Sonny Puyod, Mrs. Davide, wife of UP Regent Romulo Davide, Mrs. Sally Leuenberger, Vice-Chancellor for Administration Prof. Sylvia Concepcion, Secretary of the University Dr. Lourdes Abadingo, and VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Amelia Guevara. RIGHT PHOTO: UPAA-Davao Pres. Francisco 'Bobby' Ramos Jr., Mr. John Gaisano, UPAA Acting President Ponciano 'Chitong' Rivera Jr., Mr. Luciano 'Sonny' Puyod II, Regent Gari Tiongco, UPAA-Davao Dir. Sherwin Ramos.
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