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Phi Kappa Phi members, 2017

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THE HONOR SOCIETY OF PHI KAPPA PHI Philippine Chapter 045 inducted 23 new members in ceremonies held in UP Mindanao on 21 June 2017. Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion gave the Welcome Remarks and Chapter Vice-President Georgina Encanto led the Ritual of Induction, assisted by Chapter Auditor Charita de los Reyes and Chapter Treasurer Fructuoso Sabug.

Inducted were: April Bascos, Jade Baylon, Kriza Calumba, Christine Dacera, Beryl Encabo, Reu Enguito, Eunice Fernandez, Karysa Garcia, Therese Gundaya, Jenny Lapitan, Melissa Loquias, Kathrina Molino, Ziyarah Manalo, Jarielle Millare, Kyla Ocso, Agape Valila, Ella Vaquilar, and Atlanta Yap for the Baccalaureate Level; Jula Beseos, Michael Muega, and Kristel Sartagoda for the Graduate Level; and Jayzer Billones and Dianne Corales. for the Junior Level​ ​

Ms. Kriza Calumba gave the Inspirational Address where she enjoined the new members to use their expertise to give back to the community.

The Ritual of Induction included the issuance of Phi Kappa Phi certificates and pin. The ceremonial putting of the pin onto the vestments of the new members were done by parents and guardians.

The response from the inductees was given by Reu Zandro Enguito. The Lighting of the Unity Candle was done by Jayzer Billones and Michael Muega.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in the USA in 1897 and the Philippine Chapter in 1933. The Society motto is "Let the love of learning rule humanity".

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University Records Room, 2017

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UNIVERSITY RECORDS ROOM held its soft-opening on June 5, 2017 at the 3rd Floor of the Administration Building. Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion cut the ribbon assisted by Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nilo Oponda. Vice-Chancellor for Administration Antonio Obsioma gave the Welcome Remarks. The Prayer and  Reflection were facilitated by Pastor Napoleon Concepcion. The event was initiated by Records Management and Improvement Committee Chairperson Jo-an Garcia.

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Journalism Workshop, 2017

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A BASIC JOURNALISM SKILLS WORKSHOP was given by UP Mindanao on 29-30 May for teachers of selected public high schools in the Third District of Davao City. The workshop was carried out by the UP Mindanao Office of Extension and Community Service in partnership with the Dept. of Humanities. The objectives were for the capability-building of secondary schools through knowledge dissemination and technical assistance by the University as part of its mandate to provide public service.

Campus journalism being the activity of collecting and organizing news carried out to meet the needs of the studentry, the workshop topics were: conceptualizing the school paper; gathering data, particularly doing interviews; writing news articles; writing opinion pieces e.g. columns and editorials; taking photos and creating editorial cartoons; revising, editing, and proofreading; layout; printing press work. 

The schools who availed of the Workshop were Mintal Comprehensive National High School, Talandang NHS, Tambobong NHS, Mulig NHS, Baguio National School of Arts and Trades, Baracatan NHS, Biao NHS, Dacudao NHS, Elias B. Lopez Memorial HS, Marahan NHS, Don Enrique Bustamante NHS, Sirib NHS, Sto. Nino NHS, and Marilog NHS.

The Workshop resource persons were faculty members Asst. Prof. Antonino de Veyra and Instructor Khurshid Kalabud Jr. OECs Director Michael Gatela and Associate Diocy Guilabtan provided the logistical initiative. Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nilo Oponda gave the Welcome Remarks and Dept. of Humanities Chairperson John Bengan gave the Closing Remarks.  

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Chocolate Processors' Forum, 2017

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CHOCOLATE PROCESSORS' FORUM, organized by Davao City Agriculturist's Office, was held in UP Mindanao on 26 May with the participation of some 66 stakeholders.

City Administrator Zuleika Lopez, in her message read by City Agriculturist OIC Leuterio, underscored agriculture and food security as being among the ten priority sectors of the "Biyaheng DO30" program of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte. She expressed confidence that the goal for "Davao City as the Chocolate Capital of the Philippines" could be achieved with consultation, planning, and implementation by the stakeholders.

Chancellor Concepcion, in her Welcome Remarks, shared a vision for the Philippines to be positioned in the world chocolate market. OIC Leuterio, in his Opening Remarks, described the competitive advantage and gaps in the Davao City cacao industry.

Mr. Valente Turtur, Chairman of the National Cacao Industry Council presented the Philippine Cacao Industry Road Map, interspersed with his observations on current practices by cacao growers and processors and the dynamics of the local industry and international markets.

Mr. Semil Tuason of Casco Cacao Co. shared their cacao bean post-harvest and processing technologies, doubled-with a presentation on the process of making artisanal chocolate.
 
City Councilor Marissa Abella, Chairperson of the City Council Committee on Agriculture, gave her message of support on behalf of the Committee.  Cacao grower and award-winning chocolate producer Rosario Puentespina gave an inspirational message to the plenary and introduced her production manager as UP Mindanao BS Food Technology alumna Jenna Mae San Luis. 

Chocolate products by Forum participants were on display in the venue. Workshops on farm operations and chocolate production were held in the afternoon, enriched with the active participation of the UP Mindanao Dept. of Food Science and Chemistry and the Technology Transfer and Business Development Office.

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Phil-LiDAR 2, 5th Map Turnover, 2017

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The UP Mindanao Phil-LiDAR 2 research program held its 5th Map Turn-over Ceremony and Resource Mapping Forum in Davao City on May 30. Some 11 local government units from Region 11 received sets of agricultural, forest, coastal and bio-mass resource maps from the research program.

Davao City Councilor and Council Agriculture Committee Chairperson Marissa Abella, who graced the Forum, received a set of Davao City maps from Project Leader Prof. Annabelle Novero and UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion.

Maps were turned over to representatives of General Santos City, the municipalities of Alabel and Glan of Sarangani Province, Pantukan, Maco, and Mawab of Compostela Valley Province, and Asuncion, Kapalong, New Corella, and Sto. Tomas of Davao del Norte Province.

In the Forum, Prof. Novero described the UP Mindanao program as part of a nation-wide program directed by the Dept. of Science and Technology, and project scientists presented how LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) gathered and processed geographical data.

Councilor Abella called the map turn-over "timely for the Davao City Agricultural and Fisheries Development Plan", a sentiment echoed by Maribeth Kasten of GenSan City, "for our own Comprehensive Land Use Plan". Chancellor Concepcion described the program as "taxpayers' money well spent", while DOST-11 Asst. Director Elsie  Solidum called it "a contribution to science-based approaches to decision-making".

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