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Forum: "Translating Digóng", 2016

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"Translating Digong: A Forum on the Public Persona of President Rodrigo R. Duterte" was held in the UP Mindanao CHSS AVR on 19 September 2016. Resource persons and guests gave insights and suggestions pertaining to the utterances of the Philippine President and former Davao City Mayor.

The resource persons were faculty members Asst. Prof. Nelfa Glova (Dept, of Humanities) , aProf. Andrea Ragragio (Dept. of Social Sciences) representing Assoc. Prof. Joseph Paluga (DSS), Redemptorist Brother Karl Gaspar, Sun Star Davao Columnist Mags Maglana, Univ. of Washington Prof. Vicente Rafael and aProf. John Bengan (DH) as forum moderator. Among the guests were Dr. Lila Shahani and Fr. Noel Bava of Ateneo de Davao University. Also present were College of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean aProf. Maria Stella Salazar and aProf. Armando Salazar (both of Dept. of Human Kinetics), AProf. Antonio Moran and Lecturer Lualhati Abreu (both of DSS), aProf. Antonino de Veyra, and Instructors Kurshid Kalabud and Jomar Quintos (all of DH). Students from BA English (Creative Writing) and BA Communication Arts and from other degree programs also attended.     

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LiDAR 1 conference and map turn-over, 2016

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The DOST-supported LiDAR river basin hazard-mapping research program will hold its 4th Phil-LiDAR 1 Mindanao Cluster Conference and Press Conference on September 7-9 in Davao City. The Press Conference takes place on Sept. 7, 4:20 PM at World Palace Business Center. Project Leaders Joseph Acosta, Enrico Paringit, and Mark Edwin Tupas will provide an Introduction and Overview of the Phil-LiDAR program and on the Data Archiving and Distribution and Intellectual Property Rights.

The Mindanao Cluster Conference begins on Sept. 8 at Brokenshire Convention Center with messages from UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion, DOST-XI Director Anthony Sales and City Mayor Sara Duterte. At 9:30AM is the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the sustainability of the program after the end of the research and mapping component between the LiDAR group and the Dept. of Agriculture (DA), Dept. of Science and Technology, National Irrigation Administration (NIA), and the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRM). Disaster Operationalization Plans will be presented by officials of DA, NIA, Davao del Norte DRRM, Davao City Central 911, and Agro-Industrial Fdn. College, and a talk will be given on the LiDAR Portal Archiving and Distribution. A map-turnover ceremony will be held where maps for the Talomo Watershed will be turned over to Davao City, Lasang Watershed to Davao City and Panabo City, and Padada Watershed to Kiblawan, Sulop, Padada, Matanao, and Hagonoy municipalities.

On Sept. 9 will be the project reporting by the Mindanao cluster composed of Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Central Mindanao University, Caraga State University, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, and UP Mindanao.

The DOST-supported LiDAR river basin hazard-mapping research program will hold its 4th Phil-LiDAR 1 Mindanao Cluster Conference and Press Conference on September 7-9 in Davao City. The Press Conference takes place on Sept. 7, 4:20 PM at World Palace Business Center. Project Leaders Joseph Acosta, Enrico Paringit, and Mark Edwin Tupas will provide an Introduction and Overview of the Phil-LiDAR program and on the Data Archiving and Distribution and Intellectual Property Rights.

The Mindanao Cluster Conference begins on Sept. 8 at Brokenshire Convention Center with messages from UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion, DOST-XI Director Anthony Sales and City Mayor Sara Duterte. At 9:30AM is the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for the sustainability of the program after the end of the research and mapping component between the LiDAR group and the Dept. of Agriculture (DA), Dept. of Science and Technology, National Irrigation Administration (NIA), and the Davao City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRM). Disaster Operationalization Plans will be presented by officials of DA, NIA, Davao del Norte DRRM, Davao City Central 911, and Agro-Industrial Fdn. College, and a talk will be given on the LiDAR Portal Archiving and Distribution. A map-turnover ceremony will be held where maps for the Talomo Watershed will be turned over to Davao City, Lasang Watershed to Davao City and Panabo City, and Padada Watershed to Kiblawan, Sulop, Padada, Matanao, and Hagonoy municipalities.

On Sept. 9 will be the project reporting by the Mindanao cluster composed of Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Central Mindanao University, Caraga State University, Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, and UP Mindanao.

UNESCO-Memory of the World Writeshop, 2016

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Landscape UNESCO DavaoThe UNESCO-Memory of the World (MOW) holds its Documentary Heritage Awareness and Nomination Writeshop on September 3 in Lorenzo Hall, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The seminar is organized by the Philippines National Commission for UNESCO, in cooperation with Center for New Cinema (CNC) and UP Mindanao.
Jawi Documents will be the focus of the seminar in addition to a study of Philippine documents that include ancient syllabary, motion pictures, recorded sound and chants, government records, religious chronicles and other documentary artifacts. If not preserved, they will disappear in time and with their disappearance, our memory of the past may also vanish.
Dr. Bernardita Churchill, President of the Philippine National Historical Society, leads the roster of distinguished speakers who will talk on the significance of Mindanaoan documents.
In the seminar, participants will nominate new documents to be added to the UNESCO-MOW registries. Present registries include the Philippine Paleographs, Radio Broadcast of the Philippine People Power Revolution, Jose Maceda Collection, Presidential Papers of Manuel L. Quezon, and the film Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?
Interested participants may request for a slot by submitting their letter of intent and curriculum vitae to

Workshop & Forum on Cultural Appropriation

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14075200 1198213756866025 608079395 o     A Workshop on Cultural Appropriation will be held on 30 August, 2:30-5:30 PM, at the UP Mindanao College of Humanities and Social Sciences Audio-Visual Room (CHSS AVR).
     This will be followed by a Forum on Cultural Appropriation  on 01 September, 2:30-5:30 PM, at the CHSS AVR. The Forum resource person is Peter Moosgard from Vienna, Austria.
     Outputs from the Workshop will be on display throughout 30 August to 02 September at the UP Mindanao Administration Building Atrium.
  The public is invited but slots are limited. For reservations, email <. The event is organized by The Unifiedfield, an arts organization, and the UP Mindanao Dept. of Social Sciences.       

10th Phil-BIST from DACUN, 2016

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The 10th Phil. Book, Information Science and Technology Fair (10th Phil-BIST) will be held on August 10-12, 2016 in the University of Mindanao Professional Schools, Matina, Davao City. A librarians' conference and an academic book sale are the centerpiece events of the three-day fair organized by the Davao Colleges and Universities Network (DACUN) Library Committee on the theme "Building momentum in leadership and management for professionals and specialists in millennial libraries and information centers". The opening ceremony on August 10 will feature an inspirational message from Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and the public launching of the DACUN Library Committee website to be facilitated by UP Mindanao Librarian Briccio Merced. The ribbon-cutting to formally open the fair will be participated in by the DACUN executive board led by the newly-elected DACUN president and vice president, namely Dr. Linell Malimbag of Brokenshire College and Dr. Sylvia Concepcion of UP Mindanao, respectively. The DACUN member-schools are Assumption College, Brokenshire College, Davao Doctors College, Holy Cross of Davao College, Philippine Women's College of Davao, Rizal Memorial Colleges, San Pedro College, University of Mindanao, University of the Immaculate Conception, University of Southeastern Philippines, and UP Mindanao.

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