Book Launch of "Sum of Her Parts"

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The Davao Writers Guild invites everyone to PAGBUBUO(D),
a virtual book launch of Ria Valdez's poetry collection, "Sum of Her Parts" published by the Road Map Series.
The event will feature a poetry reading and a brief conversation with the author, a faculty member of the UP Mindanao Department of Humanities.
Streaming will go live this SATURDAY, March 26, at 6:00 PM on this page:

UP Mindanao hosts Pinoy Media Congress Digital Caravan

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UP Mindanao hosted the Mindanao Leg of the ABS-CBN Pinoy Media Congress (PMC) Digital Caravan on 19 March 2022. The Philippine Association of Communication Educators (PACE) selected UP Mindanao as the member institution to represent the southern Philippines in the 2021 digital caravan tour. Assoc. Prof. Karen Joyce G. Cayamanda, faculty of the BA Communication and Media Arts program and a member of the PACE's Board of Trustees served as coordinator of the Mindanao Leg. The roll-call of the 32 participating schools within Mindanao showed the diverse locations from which students converged for the congress. Opening messages were given by ABS-CBN corporate communications head Kane Errol Choa, PACE VP for Mindanao Dr. Fraulein Oclarit, and UP Mindanao Chancellor Lyre Anni Murao. The resource speakers were journalist Jaque Manabat, TV executive producer EJ Mallari, also a PMC alumnus, and ABS-CBN head of international distribution Pia Bacungan-Laurel. UP Mindanao's BA Communication & Media Arts (BACMA) students participated in the open forum with questions that elicited thoughtful answers from the resource persons. The congress was interspersed with performances, quiz games, and surprise greetings from television celebrities. BACMA students Maya Miclat and Renz Ibanez stood up to the challenge of playing master of ceremonies to a national audience and came through with energy and finesse.

CHED re-visits DC UP Sports Complex, 2022

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Officials of the Commission on Higher Education visited the Davao City-UP Sports Complex in UP Mindanao on 10 March 2022 to inspect the state of readiness of the facilities for the return of sports events. UP Mindanao's Asst. Prof. Erwin Protacio, chairperson of the Department of Human Kinetics, and asst. Prof. Leo Estaña, the vice-chancellor for administration, guided the CHED team led by executive director Atty. Cinderella  Benitez-Jaro, sports project lead coach Ana Dulce Yango, and regional director Maricar  Casquejo. The team made a courtesy visit to UP Mindanao chancellor Prof. Lyre Murao, as well.

[Under] Currents: Reflections on COVID-19 Communication

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3rd Session PosterThe BA Communication and Media Arts program of the University of the Philippines Mindanao launches the second session of the "[Under] Currents: Series of Virtual Academic Lectures on Contemporary Communication and Media Matters" on March 26, 2022 (Saturday). This session carries the theme, "Reflections on COVID-19 Communication" and will feature talks by Prof. Raymundo Pavo (College of Humanities and Social Sciences – University of the Philippines Mindanao) and Asst. Prof. Nelfa M. Glova (Department of Humanities – University of the Philippines Mindanao). The program will start at 1:00 PM and end at 4:00 PM via Zoom.

Prof. Pavo is an expert and dedicated scholar in the field of philosophy and social sciences. His research interests include Philosophical Methods, Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences, Collingwood Studies, Gender and Development, and Urban Night Markets while Assistant Professor Glova is a well-reputed and dedicated researcher in the field of Health Communication. She also serves as a Research Consultant for various projects under the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO-UN) and PCHRD-DOST.

Alumna Launches Book with Millennials

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Serve the people and country – the UP battle cry has been very much inculcated in UP alumna Francis Lyn Malalis, who, in her college years ten years ago, started being a scholar for others. 

After her classes, she would tutor kids in the community together with her fraternity brothers and sorority sisters. They would also go into far-flung areas and would walk a narrow terrain for almost 2 hours just to reach out to indigenous communities. They would provide support for their livelihood, feed the kids, and send kids to school through a scholarship program that their organization initiated.

"It's so humbling to be part of initiatives bigger than myself. If we just look around and realize how much we can be of help to others, the world becomes a better place in small ways. Small, yes, but we're still making a difference."

It is in the same aim that she narrated her adulting story and gathered similar stories of her friends and brilliant individuals to guide fellow millennials and younger generations in transitioning to the workforce – hence, The Millennial Black Box.

"Infused with insights and tactical advice, Francis decrypts valuable lessons about the future most people wish they had drawn when they were young," this is the book review of Zeel Patel and Eric Lin, co-presidents of Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations Conference (HPAIR) and computer scientists at Harvard University.

Among the 10 contributors of the book is the famed child prodigy of their generation, Mikaela Fudolig, who graduated from UP Diliman with a degree in physics at 16 years old. She graduated class valedictorian and summa cum laude with 1.099 GWA.

Other contributors also graduated from UP and other reputable universities.

From UP Manila: Anjelica Izabelle Napala, earned her Master in Public Health with 1.46 GWA 

From UP Mindanao: Glenn Pelayre, graduated with a degree in architecture and received thesis with distinction award; Ariesha Faith Dimaano, graduated with a degree in communication arts, cum laude and received thesis with distinction award; and Jenna Mae San Luis, completed her master's in management degree.

From UP Diliman: Jeff Windell Tan, took up business administration and accountancy, manga cum laude; and Theo Lozada, finished with a degree in film

From UP Visayas: Azie Marie Libanan, graduated cum laude with a degree in psychology and also completed her master's degree in public management from UP Open University. Other contributors: Jorisse Gumanay, graduated from Cebu Normal University with 1.0 GPA in MA Literature and magna cum laude, top 1 in her undergraduate degree in English literature;  and April Rose Cañete, graduated cum laude from Western Mindanao State University with a degree in BA English. "To our readers, this was the book that we never had. And now, we're giving it to you. It is our hope that you dream on despite unfavorable circumstances," Francis said.
Francis is now a national corporate leader. She's experienced in recruitment, training, management, marketing, and communications. She graduated with a degree in BA Communication Arts from UP Mindanao as college valedictorian, cum laude, and with the second-highest CWAG (cumulative weighted average grade) of the class. She earned her master's degree in Public Management from UP Open University in Los Baños, Laguna with GWA equivalent to undergrad cum laude. Last year, she was accepted to the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations Conference (HPAIR) and to the UP College of Law.
The book is now up for pre-order and will be available soon on Amazon and other retail channels!
Pre-order the book now and win exciting prizes:!

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Facebook: The Millennial Black Box
IG: tmbb_2022

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