UP's Pride and Glory

27 pass June Architect Exam, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UP-Mindanao) Architecture program achieved another 100%-passing mark in the June 2017 Architect Licensure Examinations.

A total of 27 new architects were produced, namely: Anna Tricia L. Acuña; Stefanie  N. Aquino; Samantha V. Arbotante; Somayyah G. Batuampar; Kristin Rona L. Batuigas; Aldeah B. Belotindos; Vanessa B. Bonghanoy; Lyndon John B. Cabahug; Joseph John O. Cahatian; Genevieve Miche D. Catog; Neice Joy D. Ching; Meryll Cameline G. Cid; Jhaneen Ealyza S. Cocal; Juliene Caress V. Cossid; Mary Kesselyn D. Cubero; Glea Czarina I. Geyrozaga; Faith A. Lejarso; Junel G. Nuñez; Therese Ann L. Quiray; Joanna Eve Alexandria O. Ramos; Mariel C. Sacala; Hannah Gayle M. Salarda; Keith David M. Salarda; Mottie Idansanka P. Santos; Hazel L. Soberano; Oliver D. Telmo; Katherine A. Vosotros.

The program has maintained its 100%-passing rate in the board exams through the years and has produced seven board top-notchers.

Phi Kappa Phi members, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

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".

See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1588249414580987

35th Mindanao Debate, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

UP Mindanao Debate Society fielded four teams in the recent 35th Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship held in Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City on 7-9 April 2017.

In the quarter-finals on international relations, the UPMin Team B composed of Karl Butalid (3rd year, BA Anthropology), Michael Saraña (3BS Biology), Wolfe Ote (3BA Communication Arts) debated to support independence movements within Chinese territories and for a military intervention in Syria.

In the Pre-quarter finals topics on the academe, the UPMin Team A of Bryle Bacatan (3BS Food Technology), Frederick Omalza (3BSB), Renzo Polinar (3BACA), supported websites that provide access to copyrighted scientific literature and of the use by the scientific community of results from unethical research, and contradicted the rise of militant anthropology in the academe.

In earlier rounds, the Teams debated on gender issues such as bisexuality, women in mandatory military service, and men in traditionally female occupations. On media issues, the debates were on religious motivations behind crimes, a neutrality policy for media companies, and the use of social movements in corporate advertising. Propositions on law and order and money and the economy were likewise subjected to debate. 

Completing the UP Mindanao delegation were Kimberly Cabantug (3BACA), Isabel Abonal (3BAA), Justin Villanueva (3BACA), Andres Segovia (3BACA), Tiffany Jungco (3BACA), Yrneh Ladera (3BSB), and adjudicators Sarika Rey (3BA English), Gaily Labasano (3BSB), and Nissa Caderao (2BS Agribusiness Economics).

Perez wins US art contest, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

Datu Bago-awardee and UP Mindanao Asst. Prof. Teody Boylie "Bong" Perez (Dept. of Humanities) once again won an international art contest organized in the USA.

In an announcement made recently by contest organizer Colored Pencil Magazine, Prof. Perez was selected as Winner in the Advanced Category of the March Art Challenge by the magazine which is based in North Carolina, USA.

The CPM Art Challenge-Advance Category is an international competition open to artists who have been working with colored pencils as an art medium for over 2 years. The organizers provided a photograph which the contestants render by hand using the medium of the colored pencil. The photo used in the March contest is "Bridle on the Post".      

The winning work of Prof. Perez will appear in the June 2017 issue of Colored Pencil Magazine.

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