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DULA 2015 Final Team Standings

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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DULA 2015 Final Team Standings (from DHK, 23 Oct. 2015)

EVENTS

CHSS

CSM

SOM

Admin

         

Basketball, M

20

30

40

50

Volleyball, M

20

50

40

30

Table Tennis:

       

Singles, M

40

30

20

50

Singles, W

20

50

30

40

Doubles, M

40

50

20

30

Doubles, W

50

40

30

20

Lawn Tennis:

       

Singles, M

40

50

20

30

Singles, W

50

25

40

25

Mixed Doubles

40

50

30

20

Chess, M

40

0

30

50

Chess, W

50

0

40

30

Dama, Men

20

30

40

50

Dama, Women

50

30

40

20

Bowling, Mixed

30

40

50

20

Dagan-Dula

20

40

30

50

Banner-raising

50

40

30

20

Volleyball, W

20

50

40

30

TOTAL SCORE

640

635

590

615

                       

DULA Cheerdance 2015 (videos)

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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BS Architecture (above, left) emerged champions in the UP Mindanao Cheerdance Competition held in the opening of the DULA 2015 university sports festival. BS Agribusiness Economics (middle) won second place, while defending champion, BS Biology, was in third place.

Trailing the winners were BS Food Technology, BS Computer Science, BS Applied Mathematics, and BA Communication Arts.
The judges were Jade Naya, Arturo Ensalada, and Cresilda Calero. 

SEE THE VIDEOS HERE: BS COMMUNICATION ARTS; BS COMPUTER SCIENCE; BS ARCHITECTURE; BS APPLIED MATHEMATICS , BSAM PART 2; BS AGRIBUSINESS ECONOMICS; BS BIOLOGY; BS FOOD TECHNOLOGY; KORO KANTAHANAY; AWARDING;

Halalan 2016 (introductions on video)

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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     The University of the Philippines as a system is initiating the Halalan 2016 Project, under the leadership of the Vice President for Public Affairs. The objectives of the Project are to provide voter education, disseminate election-related findings and analyses, and public engagement with candidates. Read the Project concept note here for your closer study and reference. Having been appointed as point-person for UP Mindanao, the Public Relations Officer seeks proposals for election-related activities from the units, student organizations, and the alumni sector. Please respond through the email address .

SEE THE PRESENTATIONS ON VIDEO: Dr. Jean Franco, Proj. chair. video clip 1 of 2 (4 mins.); Dr. Jean Franco, clip 2 of 2 (9 mins.)ABS-CBN's Arlene Burgos; GMA's Cel Rosales-Amores; TV5's Davis Jude Sta. Ana; UP's Vice-Pres. for Public Affairs for J. Prospero de Vera, part 1 of 2, Introduction to the Project; VP de Vera, part 2 of 2: How to be Non-Partisan; UP Your Vote of the UP Diliman Student Council;   

UP Mindanao Halalan 2016 initial plans are:

  1. Popularization of Halalan 2016: Promote awareness of Halalan 2016 to the university constituents and the community; encourage wider involvement and participation in the discussion; support and amplify activities initiated by university constituents and the community (from RA Estremera, Office of the Chancellor)
  2. Voters Education Forum: Invite resource speakers, constituents and the community to a forum on the election, and disseminate the outputs and resolutions from the forum to the media (from Office of Extension and Commmunity Service)
  3. The ComElec Debates: Invite constituents and the community to view the ComElec-organized debates and to give feedback.  Disseminate the outputs through media (from JN Sagadal, Office of the Chancellor)
  4. Blueprint for a Viable Philippines: Repeat the project “Blueprint for a Viable Philippines”, conceived by Nemenzo, David, Constantino, et al, in 2005. The project aims to identify citizens who know the issues best and let them tell us their choice (from AG Moran, Dept. of Social Sciences)
  5. Legislative bills-writing: An exercise wherein students, or the community, write laws which they want to be included in the laws of the land. Disseminate the outputs to the public and to candidates (from E. Nabayra, Dept. of Social Sciences)

Present at the Briefing were (seated, left-right) UP Padayon Director Nelson Cainghog, UP Information Office Deputy Director Frances Cabana, TV5 News Operations Head Mr. David Jude Sta. Ana, Halalan 2016 Chairperson Dr. Jean Franco, UP Vice-Pres. for Public Affairs J. Prospero de Vera, ABS-CBN Social Media and Mobile Integrated News Head Ms. Arlene Burgos, and GMA Asst. Vice-Pres. for Regional News and Public Affairs Expansion and Production Services Ms. Cel Rosales-Amores, together with information and public relations officers from UP Los Banos, UP Visayas, UP Baguio, UP Cebu, UP Manila, UP Mindanao, UP Diliman, UP Open University, the UP Diliman Student Council, and the UP System Information Office.

Search for the next Chancellor (updated)

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

     University President Alfredo Pascual issued a memorandum dated 21 September instituting a search process for the next chancellor of UP Mindanao. The memo states, "The term of office of the Chancellor of UP Mindanao will end on 28 FEBRUARY 2016. This Memorandum is hereby issued to commence a search process for the next Chancellor of UP Mindanao pursuant to Section 18 of RA 9500 which provides that: 'The Chancellor of the constituent university shall be elected by the Board upon nomination of the President of the University, following a process of consultation with the constituents of the constituent university based on standards and guidelines set by the Board.'"

UPDATE: The timetable has been adjusted, please click on this link.

     The timetable for the search process were set down as follows: Nominations to the Search Committee, 6-16 October 2015; constitution of the Search Committee, 21-23 October; last day to submit nominations for Chancellor, 6 November 2015; submission of the report of the Search Committee to the President, 27 November; Meeting of the Board of Regents to choose the next Chancellor, 28 January 2016.

     Regarding the Search Committee, the memo states, "Crucial to the process is the creation of a Search Committee whose members shall consist of men and women of unquestionable, unassailable integrity who enjoy the respect of their constituents and maintain the highest regard for the interests of the University.

     The Search Committee is not a COMELEC whose job is to count votes. It is a fact-finding body whose job is to gather all relevant information for the President and the Board of Regents.

     The Search Committee shall consist of two (2) senior faculty members (Associate Professor/Full Professor/University Professor/Emeritus Professor); and one (1) junior faculty member (Assistant Professor/Instructor); one (1) REPS; one (1) administrative staff; one (1) student; and a representative of the UP President (from outside the constituent university).

     Nominations for membership in the Search Committee may be made by any individual, group or groups in each constituent university (faculty, students, REPS, administrative personnel, and alumni).

     Nominations to the Search Committee shall be sent through fax, e-mail, mail or messenger to the Office of the Secretary of the University, UNIVERSITY HOTEL, GUERRERO ST. COR. AGLIPAY, UP CAMPUS, DILIMAN, QUEZON CITY not later than 5:00 pm, Friday, 16 OCTOBER 2015. (Each nomination shall be accomplished using the nomination form included in the attached PDF document)

     The UP President shall appoint the members of the Search Committee on or before Friday, 23 OCTOBER 2015.

"Regarding the nomination process for the Chancellorship, the memo states, "a nominee MUST possess the following qualifications: Commitment to academic freedom and the values and ideals of the University; Distinction in the nominee's chosen field of expertise coupled with a generalist view and an appreciation of other disciplines; a Filipino citizen with a strong nationalist commitment; a demonstrated observance of the principles of collegiality and democratic process; with unquestionable moral integrity; with academic leadership and administrative skills; and a willingness to serve as Chancellor on a full-time basis for the full term of three years."

     Also, "the nominee need not be presently connected with the University. He/She, however, must have previous ties with the university (e.g., as a graduate or former faculty member)." Regarding who may nominate, the memo states, "any person or a group in the university is encouraged to submit their nomination."

     The memo enumerates the documents required of the nominee and details of the search process.    

     Finally, "The nomination papers must be submitted to the Office of the Secretary of the University, University Hotel, Guerrero St. Cor. Aglipay, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City or to the Chair of the Search Committee not later than 5:00 pm, Friday, 6 November 2015."  

A copy of the memorandum with nomination forms is available by clicking the link below: Click Here

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