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Testimonial Program for Prime Movers, 26 November 2021

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

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The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao holds its "Testimonial Program for the Prime Movers of UP Mindanao" online on November 26, 2021, to recognize and give thanks to 25 visionaries, prime movers, and pioneers whose efforts contributed to laying the foundation and the subsequent growth of UP Mindanao. 
The testimonies of the individuals, groups, and organizations aim to recall and immortalize the history of UP Mindanao and build on their earlier efforts for UP Mindanao's advancement in the coming years.  A highlight of the event is the three-part video documentary series produced by BACMA Sibya Media Production Group. UP President Danilo L. Concepcion will give a message, completing this 25th Anniversary celebration which was started in 2020. 
UP Mindanao was created through Republic Act 7889 and the honorees for this action are Hon. Fidel V. Ramos, former President of the Republic who signed Republic Act 7889 into law; Hon. Eduardo J. Angara (+), former UP President, Senate President, and co-author of the Senate bill for UP Mindanao; Hon. Elias B. Lopez (+), "founding father" of UP Mindanao, proponent of House Bill (HB) 13382 in 1995, the Lopez bill for UP Mindanao; Hon. Prospero C. Nograles (+), proponent of HB 30358 on April 30, 1990, the first UP Mindanao bill; Hon. Rodrigo R. Duterte, then-incumbent Davao City Mayor when RA 7889 was signed. 
The efforts to create a UP Mindanao were sustained by local alumni over two decades, with the UP Alumni Association–Davao (UPAAD), UP Los Baños Alumni Association-Davao (UPLBAAD), and, subsequently, the UP Mindanao Foundation, Inc. (UPMFI) leading the efforts. To be honored this year are Mr. Sebastian L. Angliongto, UPAAD Chapter President from 1988 up to the approval of RA 7889, Mr. John Y. Gaisano, Jr., an active participant who communicated with national leaders to support UP Mindanao, and Mr. Luciano "Sonny" L. Puyod II (+), also an active participant in the planning for the creation of UP Mindanao and support in early years.
The UP officials to be honored are: Prof. Emil Q. Javier, the incumbent UP President when RA 7889 was passed in 1995; Dr. Fortunato de la Peña, former UP Vice-President for Planning and Development who led committees in planning for UP Mindanao; Prof. Rogelio V. Cuyno, first Dean (1995) and elevated as 1st Chancellor of UP Mindanao (1998) who established the three colleges; Prof. Ricardo M. Ungria, first Dean of College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) and 2nd Chancellor (2001), and convenor of the Davao Colleges and Universities Network and the Mindanao S&T Park Consortium; Prof. Gilda C. Rivero, 3rd Chancellor (2007), who effected the rapid improvement in road systems, infrastructures, and earned a CHED Center for Development for UP Mindanao; and Prof. Sylvia B. Concepcion, 4th Chancellor (2013), who managed expansion and infrastructure developments.
Former Deans, Directors, and other notable individuals to be honored are Prof. Leonardo A. Chua (+), Associate Dean and 1st Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs; Prof. Eufemio T. Rasco, Jr., former Dean of College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) and first Professor Emeritus; Prof. Teresita V. Guillen, former CHSS Dean; Prof. Dulce M. Flores (+), pioneering faculty member and sago researcher and OIC-Dean of the former College of Arts and Sciences and Economics; Prof. Fedeserio C. Camarao, former Director of Community Service and Public Affairs; Prof. Niceto S. Poblador, former School of Management Dean; and Prof. Nelson G. Natural, former lead in the social preparations for settler communities in the campus and the Land Reservations.
Hon. Cong. Isidro T. Ungab will be honored for infrastructure development in recent years, the road networks, and the Davao City-UP Sports Complex.
Finally, 5th UP Mindanao Chancellor, Prof. Larry N. Digal, will deliver remarks on behalf of UP Mindanao to the honorees.

Constitution of the Search Committee for the Chancellor of UP Mindanao

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni



Prof. Cleto Nanola, Jr., Senior Faculty Representative, UP Mindanao
Prof. Annabelle U. Novero, Senior Faculty Representative, DBSES, College of Science and Mathematics, UP Mindanao
Asst. Prof. Thaddeus R. Acuna, Junior Faculty Representative, School of Management, UP Mindanao
Asst. Prof. Nelfa M. Glova, Junior Faculty Representative, Department of Humanities, UP Mindanao
Mr. Remegio P. Domingo, REPS Representative, Guidance Services Specialist, UP Mindanao
Mr. Joel N. Sagadal, Administrative  Representative, Land Reservation Management Office, UP Mindanao
Ms. Red Masacupan, Student Representative, Editor-in-Chief, Himati (AY 2020-2021), UP Mindanao
Atty. Roberto MJ. Lara, President's Representative, Secretary of the University

 Subject: Constitution of the Search Committee for the Chancellor of UP Mindanao

With Prof. Cleto Nanola, Jr. as Chair, please constitute yourselves into a Search Committee that will assist the President and the Board of Regents in the selection of the next Chancellor of UP Mindanao.

We are sending herewith Administrative Order No. PDLC 21 -52 "Instituting a Search Process for the Next Chancellor of UP Mindanao and Constituting a Search Committee Therefor" for your guidance.

The deadline is 12 November 2021, for the submission of the Search Committee Report which must include the final list of all nominees, assessing not only their strengths and weaknesses but also their suitability for the position given the needs and thrusts of Mindanao.

All expenses of the Committee in the discharge of its task will be borne by the Office of the President. 

Moreover, the Committee Chair and Members, including the staff shall be entitled to honoraria as set by the Board of Regents.

(READ the full memorandum here

BOR approves MOA for City Hospital in UP Mindanao

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

At its 1363rd Meeting held on 26 August 2021, the UP Board of Regents (BOR) APPROVED the Memorandum of Agreement between the University of the Philippines and the City Government of Davao City for the Establishment of the Davao City Public Hospital in UP Mindanao Campus. The BOR is composed of CHED Chairperson J. Prospero de Vera III as chairperson, UP President Danilo Concepcion as co-chair, Senator Joel Villanueva, chairperson of the Senate Committee on Higher and Technical, and Vocational Education, Cong. Mark Go, the chairperson of the counterpart House committee, Alumni Regent Reynaldo Laserna, Faculty Regent Aimee Lynn Barrion-Dupo, Student Regent Renee Louise Co, Staff Regent Mylah Pedrano, Regent Francis Laurel, Regent Maria Arlissa Aguiluz, and Regent Raul Pagdanganan.    

The approval was granted following the favorable review of the Office of the Vice President for Legal Affairs. The Memorandum of Agreement is summarized, as follows:

UP and the Davao City local government unit ("LGU") intend to work together for the creation of the Davao City Public Hospital. The details of this working relationship are set forth in a memorandum of agreement ("MOA") already signed by the incumbent city mayor, the Hon. Sara Z. Duterte-Carpio.

The Sangguniang Panlungsod of Davao City has authorized Mayor Duterte to sign the said MOA. The Davao City budget officer, Ermelinda F. Gallego, had issued a certification that funds have been set aside for the said MOA, because the Davao City LGU has committed to fund the entire MOA, and the city legal officer has favorably endorsed the said MOA. 

According to the said MOA, the Davao City LGU's obligations include:

1. providing funds to develop, build, construct, implement, and maintain the said public hospital;

2. preparing the design and engineering plans which are subject to UP's approval;

3. developing the site; and

4. providing funds for hospital operations, among others.

UP's obligations include providing the land on which the hospital will be built. UP owns the land upon which the hospital will be erected. The hospital building will initially be owned by the Davao City LGU but after twenty-five years the ownership of the said building will automatically be transferred to UP.  UP will render technical assistance, and—together with the Davao City LGU — will provide policy and operational direction for the hospital.

 The MOA is not a lease but a public service of the Davao City LGU with the assistance of UP. On the part of UP, this MOA is not an income-generating plan. Based on the MOA, the establishment of the subject hospital shall be at no cost to UP.

 The MOA is in consonance with UP's plan to create a UP Mindanao College of Medicine and the use of UP property for public purposes is in line with its mandate. 

Events in August, 2021

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

Read the Chancellor's August 2021 Report to the President's Advisory Council Meeting here: 

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#UPMin26 UP Mindanao celebrates its 26th Anniversary in 2021! Theme: "Paglatas sa pandemya: Malíg-on nga pagbangon ngádto sa bág-o nga panahon" (Transcending the pandemic: A resilient recovery towards the new normal). Key events this week are:

  • 23-30 August: UP Presidential Scholarship application 
  • 23-27 August: Summer Bridge Program
  • Webinar: 24-26 Aug. SikLab: Research, 8am
  • Webinar: 24-26 Aug. SikLab: Tech Transfer, 1pm
  • 25 August: Kumustahan for Freshies
  • 26 August: Jose V. Abueva Rites
  • 28 August: Provident Fund General Assembly
  • 28 August: UPAA Davao Online Induction 





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