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Writing and Publication Assistant needed

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

Writing and publication assistant is needed for project-based reports. Applicants must possess English-writing and proofreading skills. Layout skill in MS Word or Adobe InDesign is an advantage. Work station is UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. Home-based output is also acceptable. For contact, please message using Messenger to Facebook page "University of the Philippines Mindanao", or click the following link:      

New UPCAT 2019 schedule

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

U.P. Office of Admissions has sent the following bulletin: 28 September 2018 - New UPCAT 2019 Schedule

The University of the Philippines College Admission Test for 2019 (UPCAT 2019) will be held on 27 and 28 October 2018 (Saturday and Sunday). This is the bulletin issued by the U.P. Office of Admissions on its website at following the postponement of the original schedule due to Typhoon Ompong. UPCAT examinees are instructed to refer to the date and time in their Test Permits that were issued by the UP Office of Admissions for the changes in the schedule, namely: 15 September 2018 (Saturday)  6:30 AM to 27 October 2018 (Saturday)  6:30 AM; 15 September 2018 (Saturday) 12:30 PM to 27 October 2018 (Saturday) 12:30 PM; 16 September 2018 (Sunday)  6:30 AM to 28 October 2018 (Sunday)  6:30 AM; 16 September 2018 (Sunday) 12:30 PM to 28 October 2018 (Sunday) 12:30 PM. Applicants who do not receive their Test Permit by mail are advised to  claim their Test Permit at their indicated Test Center on Friday, 26 October 2018.

15 September 2018 (Saturday)   6:30 AM 27 October 2018 (Saturday)   6:30 AM 
15 September 2018 (Saturday) 12:30 PM 27 October 2018 (Saturday) 12:30 PM
16 September 2018 (Sunday)   6:30 AM 28 October 2018 (Sunday)   6:30 AM
16 September 2018 (Sunday) 12:30 PM 28 October 2018 (Sunday) 12:30 PM

Alumni notes in March, 2018

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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”

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