Farmers training in Marilog, 2016

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13494757 1026580300744851 1443027415571743919 nA training program for farmers has been initiated in the UP Mindanao Land Reservation in Marilog, Davao City.
Named Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers Training (KSK-FT) on Sustainable Agriculture, the training program aims to upgrade the agricultural knowledge of small-scale farmers  in order to produce higher yield of fruits and  vegetables with better quality, higher-value, and safe for human health.  
Some 120 farmers from the sitios of Ladi-an and Dalag-ayo, Marilog, and the Ancestral Domain Management Team of the Obu-Manuvu tribe are participating as trainees.   
The training is held every Tuesday from June to September 2016 in the land reservation. The vegetables of choice are broccoli, string beans, eggplant, tomatoes, and okra.
The program is a collaboration among SM Foundation, Harbest Agribusiness Corp., Dept. of Social Welfare and Dev't, Dept. of Agriculture, and the Davao City government.
UP Mindanao land management officer Joel Sagadal said Marilog is privileged to be the site of the program in the Davao Region.   
SM Foundation representative Ms. Cristy Angeles pledged to purchase the produce if there is quality and continuous production.

Conversation on Cebuano Literature, 2016

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IMG 3306A CONVERSATION ON CEBUANO LITERATURE was held on July 3 in Balik-Bukid restaurant in Davao City. Adonis Durado, the poet of "Lisay sa Bugan" ("A Swelling in the Loins"), his translator Anthony L. Kintanar, and Davao historian and fictionist Mac Tiu were the guest resource persons. Mr. Durado (fourth from left in photo) shared his discoveries in creating rather than writing poetry, such as using the format of tweets, email, etc. to create poetic surprises. Mr. Kintanar (second from left) shared the challenges of translating the poems from Cebuano to the English language. Dr. Tiu spoke of the adoption of Cebuano or Binisaya in schools and its recognition as one of the National Languages. Eroll Merquita, John Bengan, and Jeffrey Javier served as facilitators, while former dean Tess Guillen, and Prof. Jhoanna Cruz gave reactions. The event followed the book launch of "Lisay sa Bugan" that was held on July 2 in Reggae Grill, Davao City. The events were co-organized by the UP Mindanao Dept. of Humanities, Davao Writers Guild, and Young Davao Writers.

July Public Affairs, 2016

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2016 070116 PUBLIC AFF CAL 2     UP Mindanao announces its public events in July. On July 2 is the book launch of author Adonis Durado’s “Lisay sa Bugan” (A Swelling in the Loins) at Reggae Grill, JP Laurel Ave., Davao City. On July 3, a public conversation on Cebuano Literature will be conducted among Mr. Dorado, Mac Tiu, Antonio Kintanar, and faculty members John Bengan and Jhoanna Cruz (Dept. of Humanities) at Balik Bukid Restaurant in Quimpo Blvd., Davao City. Both events are co-sponsored by the Department of Humanities.
     Bgy. Bandera, City of Samal, Davao del Norte province is the site of the annual Anthropology Field School from June 26 to July 23. Students will conduct research for their thesis under the Dept. of Social Sciences.
     In academics, July 15 is the period of admission, and July 18 for re-admission. The week of July 27 is the General Registration period for the 1st Semester of Academic Year 2016-2017.  
     On July 23 is the Admission Test for applicants for the Master in Management Program to be held in UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City.
     In off-site events, UP Mindanao is joining the SM University Fair in SM City Davao Annex on July 7-9; the Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis Technology (CSET) Project will hold is Program Review on July 7-8 in Albay with Prof. Annabelle Novero. The Phil-LiDAR 2  mapping project will hold its 4th Mindanao Cluster Research Colloquium on July 21-22 in Mindanao State University-IIT in  Iligan City.
     In international events, Prof. Genevieve Quinteros (Dept. of Humanities) will present a paper in the Global Conference on Writing as Spaces in Oxford University, UK. Ms. Keziah Morales (BACA 2016) joins the Philippine team to the World Championship of Performing Arts on July 7-19 in California, USA, and Mr. Albert Ramos (Dept. of Human Kinetics) joins the Philippine delegation to the Mine Vaganti “Inclusion Through Sports ” event on 13-24 July in Dakar, Senegal.
     In operations, the University Staff Conference will be held on July 15-16 on the theme "Operational Excellence and the Role of non-Teaching Personnel". 

June Public Affairs, 2016

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2016 060116 PUBLIC AFF CAL 2bJune 2016 in UP Mindanao is graduation month. The 19th Commencement Exercises will be on June 28, 7AM, at the Atrium, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The Commencement Speaker is UP President Alfredo Pascual. The Send-off and Recognition Ceremonies in the colleges are on June 27. The Seniors Ball, organized by the University Student Council, was on June 2 at Garden Oasis, Davao City.
     In research, the Workshop on Scientific Writing for Publications is on its second day on June 3 and the Research Colloquium will be on June 6-7. The Research Skills Enhancement Training and Development of Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) is on June 8-9.     
     In instruction, the MS Food Science degree program will be updated on June 20-21.
     In extension, a/Prof. Dennis Sumaylo and two students will perform with the Sing Philippines Youth Choir at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on June 4-5.
     The radio program "Juan Diskoberi" with Prof. Ruth Gamboa and Kim Gargar will broadcast every Saturday in June, 10AM-12NN over Radyo ni Juan 783 kHz.
     Faculty members and students were on the newspaper front page on June 2 as part of the Davao City-wide Pride March on June 1.    
     Ms. Keziah Morales (4BACA), who will be part of the Philippine team to the World Champions of Performing Arts competition in California in July, will be the beneficiary of a fund-raising concert in Southpoint School on June 3.
     Literary writers will read their works at the Phil. Eagle Week Celebration on 8 June, 1pm, at SM City Davao Annex.
     In alumni affairs, the UP Alumni Association Davao and the Horticultural Society will plant floral items at the campus Oblation Plaza on the occasion of the UP Foundation Day on June 18.
     The UP Alumni Association General Alumni Homecoming on the theme, "Walang Humpay ang Tagumpay", will be on June 25 in UP Diliman. Tickets to the Homecoming may be availed of thru mobile # 09398436634.

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Mindanao Development Studies Seminars, 2016

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     The interested public is invited to the launching of the Mindanao Development Studies Seminars (MDSS) on May 13-14, 2016, in Lorenzo Hall, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City.  
     The MDSS aims to stimulate critical discussion about contemporary Mindanao development issues and challenges. It will serve as venue for presentation of Mindanao-development related seminars, lectures and research works of faculty and graduate students and other invited experts and professors from the Philippines and abroad.
     On May 13, 2PM, students of the UPLB PhD in Development Studies program will present their dissertation proposals.
     At 4PM is the Launching Ceremony to be led by UPLB Vice Chancellor for Instruction Portia Lapitan, Graduate School Dean Jose Camacho, and UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion.
     Seminar Lecture 1 will follow, to be given by Prof. J. Prospero de Vera, faculty member of the National College of Public Administration and Governance and UP Vice President for Public Affairs.
     On May 14, 10:30AM, will be Seminar Lecture 2 to be given by Dr. Gambhir Bhatta, Asian Development Bank Technical Advisor on Sustainable Development and Climate Change.
     For reservations, call Ivy or Florence at (082)2952750.

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