Alumni notes in March, 2018

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UP ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA funded "F.U.S.E. UP", a Christian fellowship on the theme "Living sacrifice: We, the Oblation" held on 15 March with youths from various HEIs. There was group festivity, prayer, talks, and fellowship. The grant was a result of a proposal from student orgs coursed thru UPAA-Davao.     

UP MINDANAO FOUNDATION INC. (UPMFI) approved 19 applications for scholarship for 2nd Semester of AY 2017-2018 and disbursed the monthly stipend assistance of P2,000 each in January 2018. Alumnus Kitoy Guevarra was appointed Vice-President following the death of Luciano "Sonny" Puyod.

LUCIANO "SONNY" PUYOD II, Trustee/VP of UP-Mindanao Foundation and former president of UPLBAA-Davao, passed away on 1 March. Mr. Puyod was among the alumni who lobbied for the creation of UP-Mindanao. He guided UP President Javier in the search for the campus site. Mr. Puyod provided office space for UP Mindanao’s start-up operations and hospitality to first dean Rogelio Cuyno. He recruited some of the pioneering administrators and faculty. He was the first recipient of the Nelia Gonzales Alumni Service Award in 2006 UPLB Loyalty Day.


Architect Licensure Exam, 2018

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DEPT. OF ARCHITECTURE maintained its 100%-passing record in the Architect Licensure Examinations with four BSA graduates passing the January 2018 ALE. The new licensed architects are Sharmane Joy M. Burlaza (BSA 2016), Anthony A. Dela Rosa (BSA 2015), Armel Cizarre P. Tan (BSA 2016), and Krisna Liz B. Tantano (BSA 2016).

In the Special Professional Licensure Board Exam for Architects held on Sept 1-2, 2017 in Doha, Qatar, Delsa Marasigan Salasain (BSA 2007) passed. The program has maintained its 100%-passing rate in the board exams since 2009 and has produced seven board top-notchers.

Awards in PNHRS and RHRDE, 2017

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In the 11th Philippine National Health Research System (PNHRS) Week, held 22-25 August 2017 in Metro Manila:

•    Gayle Lagmay (BS Food Tech. 2016) was 1st Prize winner-Undergraduate Research Paper Oral Presentation for “Photocatalytic and Antimicrobial Studies of Polyhydroxybutyrate- CO- Hydroxyhexanoate Nanocomposite Film”. Her study shows that biofilms have potential as packaging material for food and as material for wastewater treatment in the textile industry.  Jessa Mae Villanueva (BSFT 2016) won 3rd Prize for "Investigative Study of the Antimicrobial Property of Sodium Alginate/TiO2 Nanocomposite Film".  

In the 7th Regional Health Research and Development Expo, 21-22 September, Davao City:

•    Elizabeth Velasco (BSFT 2017), 1st Place, Research Paper Presentation and 1st Place-Poster Exhibit for “Development of Antimicrobial Durian Starch-Carrageenan/Carvacrol Films”.
•    Ruby Ricalde (BS Agribusiness Economics 2017), 2nd Place-Poster for “Optimal Diets of Indigenous Children in Conflict and Non-Conflict Areas of Davao del Norte”

27 pass June Architect Exam, 2017

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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.

Balik-Scientist Dr. Siarot, 2017

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ALUMNA DR. LOWELA L. SIAROT (BS Biology 2007), recipient of the Balik-Scientist Program of the Dept. of Science and Technology, gave her Exit Report Presentation on 25 May at the host-institution, the College of Science and Mathematics, UP Mindanao. Dr. Siarot served as a Balik-Scientist in the period 9 January-8 April 2017.

Dr. Siarot presented the activities she accomplished, as well as the results of her scoping review on the diagnosis and drug development studies for zoonotic viral diseases in Philippines. In attendance at the presentation were BSP Coordinator Ms. Wilma Santos, CSM Dean Dominica Dacera, faculty members, and students.

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