Highlights for January, 2020

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni


January 2020 is the start of the Second Semester of Academic Year 2019-2020. The schedule for General Registration and start of classes are as follows:

08 January - General Registration  for Student Number 2019

09 January - General Registration for Student Number 2018

10 January - General Registration for Student Number 2015 and older, transferees, and cross-registrants

13-15 January - Change/Add Matriculation

13 January - Start of classes/ Last day of late registration/ University Curriculum Committee meeting

24 January - Philippine Genome Center-Mindanao Satellite Facility holds "Brainstorming" with participants from industry and universities and resource persons from UP Manila and other institutions.   

27 January - University Council meeting 

30 January - Concert, "25 songs for 25 years" by Alagad ni Oble and Early Morning bands; to be held at the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City 


UP Mindanao will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020. A series of public offerings will be delivered throughout the year, both academic and recreational.

"Alagad in Oble" rock band will hold a reunion concert on 30 January 2020 as an offering for the 25th anniversary of University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao.   The concert entitled "25 Songs for 25 Years" will be held at the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The public is invited and admission is free of charge. Alagad ni Oble is composed of UP Mindanao alumni Roosevelt Itum (BS Biology), Ian Cayunda (BS Biology), Arthur Gonzales (BA Economics), Milos Dagohoy (BS Food Technology), and Wardy Puyod (BA Social Science).
The band was conceived during the members' student days in UP Mindanao and has continued to exist and perform seasonally alongside the professional growth of the band members.
The band has also recorded a rock version of the "UP Naming Mahal" which is among its widely heard songs.

The anniversary kick-off is on 20 February 2020 with a motorcade in downtown Davao City to the campus in Mintal, Davao City. Celebrations will be held in the Administration Building throughout the day till evening. 

Other anniversary offerings will be posted as details become available. Keep posted.


15 January - Chancellor Digal initiates the process for the Search for Dean of College of Humanities & Social Sciences by announcing a Call for Nominations to the Search Committee on 15 January 2020. The Committee willbe composed of one representative each from the Senior Faculty, Junior Faculty, REPS, Administrative Staff, and Students. Nominations to the Committee should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Office of the Chancellor on or before 24 January 2020.

10-12 January - UP Mindanao Ladies Football Team competes in the  5th Pinay in Action (PIA) Cup Women’s Football tournament, to be held at the Perdices Coliseum, Dumaguete City on 10-12 January 2020. Read the news item here:

"G’day, Mate: ACIAR Filipino Alumni Stories," a storybook featuring the experiences of ACIAR scholars is now available for download in the link below. The storybook features the stories of Chancellor Larry Digal, University Researcher Marilou Montiflor, Assistant Professor Glory Dee Romo, Senior Lecturer Anne Shangrila Fuentes, and Adjunct Professor Luis Antonio Hualda. Download it here:

Senior Lecturer Anne Shangrila Fuentes of the Department of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor Glory Dee Romo of the School of Management are among the ACIAR scholars featured in this video. View the video here:

Researchers Karen Joyce Cayamanda, Mitchiko Lopez, and Raymundo Pavo were given awards for “Best Presentation” for their respective research presentations in the 5th Asia Future Conference held for the first time in the Philippines on 10-12 January 2020 with UP Los Baños as the host institution. Assistant Professor Cayamanda was awarded for “Risk Communication Management towards a modified Social Amplification of Risk Framework (SARF) and theory,” part of a study on flood-vulnerable settlements in Davao City, that was presented in the session "Environment: Risk Management." University Researcher Lopez was  recognized for “Gender attribution in cocoa value chain in Davao City: A pathway to minimizing risks towards a more pro-poor value chain analysis” that was presented in the session "Shared Growth: Farming and Industrial Development." Assistant Professor Pavo was awarded for “Local Capacity Development Framework for Roxas Night Market, Davao City, Philippines” that was presented in the session "Shared Growth: Economic Case Studies."

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