College of Humanities and Social Sciences

CHSS Week, 2018

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in News

College of Humanities and Social Science (CHSS) leads the college-based celebrations of the 23rd Anniversary of UP-Mindanao. CHSS Week opened with the UP-Mindanao Futsal (indoor football) Tournament on  February 3 at the newly-constructed Davao City-UP Sports Complex Training Gym in UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City.   

Celebrations move to the Administration Bldg. on Feb. 5-9. The academic forums are on "Safety in Building Management and Urban Land Use Planning" on Feb. 5, the Social Science Lectures on Feb. 6, and the "Forum on Free Education (Republic Act 10931)" on Feb. 7, all scheduled at 1PM at the CHSS AV-Room venue. While, on Feb. 8 is the "Gender Sensitivity Training" at 8AM-12NN also at the AV-Room. On Feb. 9, 1PM, is the "Solidarity Walk & Campus Rising" at the Atrium.

The fun events begin on Feb. 6 with the "Arki-Lamon" boodle-fight at 12NN at the Atrium, and "Pasalidahay" movie screening at 6PM in the AV-Room. On Feb. 7 are 2 screenings of "Football for Peace" movie, tentatively scheduled at 8AM-12NN, and at 4PM is "Literary Cafe" performances, both at the Lorenzo Room. On Feb. 8, 6PM, is "Trivia Nights" at the AV-Room. On Feb. 9.are the screenings of "Pagdakop sa Kahayag" movie at 9AM and at 4PM, both at the AV-Room.             

Exhibits and booths of the academic programs will also be on display throughout the week. Games will be hosted by the CHSS student council.


21st UPMIN WOMEN'S FOOTBALL FESTIVAL 2018 Futsal Tournament was held on February 3, 2018 in the Dept. of Human Kinetics Multi-Purpose Training Gym, Sports Complex, UP-Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. LIANGA Football Club emerged as Champion, Seagull FC was the 1st runner-up, and Davao Durians Team was the 2nd runner-up. The Siki ni Obli awarded the Best Defender Award to Marie Magdolot of Seagull FC. The Kappa Epsilon Fraternity and Sorority (KE) awarded the Best Striker to Jessa Mae Aranas of Lianga FC.The Society of Agribusiness Economists (SoABE) awarded the Elasticity Award to Janelle Angelic Aranas of Lianga FC for being the most flexible player during the tournament.The Latagaw-Lamdag Society (LLS) awarded the Soccer Chic to Princess Diane Templado of Davao Eagles Team for playing grace under pressure.The UP Mindanao University Student Council awarded the Best Goal Keeper to Angelic Dumandan of Lianga FC. The Alpha Phi Omega-Lambda Nu Chapter awarded the Best Midfielder Award to Joyce Semacio of Davao Durians Team.The Alpha Phi Omega-Lambda Nu Chapter awarded the MVP award to Agot Danton of Lianga FC.

DEPT. OF ARCHITECTURE Design and Planning Lecture Series was held on 5 February 2018. "Safety in Building Management" lecture was given by Engr. Ruel Estrada. "Evolution of Planning Practices in Local Government: The Case of Panabo City" lecture was delivered by Architect Josep Raymond Sumabal. Certificate of Appreciation was given by Ar. Alexei Ibanez, Ar. Isidoro Malaque, and Dept. Chair, Ar. Myrafe Sebastian Ylagan. 

DEPT. OF SOCIAL SCIENCE Lecture Series was held on February 6, 2018. "Positive Discipline in Everyday Life" lecture was given by Dr. Maria Josefa P. Petilla. "Mandaya Continuum" on migration of indigenous peoples engaged in the slave trade, was given by Senior Lecturer Emmanuel S. Nabayra. "space and Power in Roxas Night Market as Built Environment" was delivered by Dr. Raymundo R. Pavo. Open Forum was held following each speaker. Forum Facilitator and Closing Remarks were given by Asst. Prof. Kenette Jean I. Millondaga.

The "Literary Cafe" performances were held on Feb. 7, 3-5PM, at the CHSS Theater Room. Literary works performed through the spoken word performance were:    
"When You Are Old" by W.B. Yeats, read by John Nathan Lim
"Wood End Walk" (original piece), written and read by Tara Yakob Montiflor  
"Pendulum Act" (original piece), written and read by Laiza Mea Magallano
"Ang Miimbento Sa Kasakit" by Adonis Durado, read by Sophia Amor Bersamin
"Love After Love" by Derek Walcott, read by Arielle Calañas
"Life Alone" by Ricardo de Ungria, read by Marielle Pagoto
"Our Story In Reverse" by Ria Lumapas, read by Irene Grace Tangaro
"I Will Make You Miss Me" (original piece), written and read by Adrian Dwight Sefuentes
"Sheep In Fog" by Sylvia Plath and "Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep" by Mary Elizabeth Frye, read by Danielle Faye Garley
"Tumang Kamingaw" (song) by Empty Canvas, sung by Rodcenmarie Escamilla
"Death of a Princess" and "Tender Like a Bruise" (original pieces), written and performed by Nina Matalam Alvarez

GENDER TRAINING SEMINAR was given for students of Catalunan National High School and UP Mindanao by the Dept. of Social Science on February 8, 2018. a/Prof. Raymundo Pavo served as resource person to the 60-plus students and faculty who attended the Training, as part of the CHSS Week offerings. 

The UP Mindanao Association of Muslim Students, in partnership with the Muhajiraat organization, organized the forum, "All About Islam: Fundamentals of Muslim Faith" on 9 February 2018 at the UP Mindanao Atrium.

On Feb. 9, 1PM, was the "Solidarity Walk & Campus Rising" at the Atrium. Placards and streamers stated: "Rise, Resist, Unite"; "End Rape Culture"; "Rise Against Neoliberal Attacks on Education-Gabriela Youth"; "Abante, Babae! Palaban, Militante!"; "Resist State Fascism-Gabriela Youth"; "Rise Against All Forms of Discrimination"; "Resist Tyranny".

PAGDAKOP SA KAHAYAG is a public offering of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) for the 23rd Anniversary celebration.This is a screening of short films by BA Communication Arts students Christine Dacera, Dane Gonzales, Marga Mangao, Kenneth Senarillos, Camille Solon, Brylle Taclindo, and Janessa Villota. The screening is on Feb. 9., Friday, at the CHSS Audio-Visual Room. The first screening is at 9-11AM and the second screening is at 4-6PM. The public is invited. Admission is free.

ARCHITECTURE THESIS EXHIBIT at CHSS Week, 5-9 February 2018: "Exploring the thermal conductivity and thermal resistivity of drywall boards using biowaste cellulose fibers: Banana fiber, rice straw, and waste paper" by Patrick de la Cruz/JV Juanga, NN Pernes, advisers; "Reintroducing Garbage architecture in the present setting: Establishing design guidelines for reused" by Kristin Olalo/NN Pernes, adviser; "Developing house types & core house design by understanding house types & transformation processes in user-designed (SLUM)" by Shem Pafin/JV Juanga, adviser; "Approximation of optimum retail location and design for urban lifestyle centers of Davao City based on consumer patronage probability" by Samantha Arbotante; "A Scenography research of Mindanao indigenous dance & rituals in the context of its vernacular architecture" by Genevieve Catog; "Kamulatan Mati Domestic Airport" (unsigned); "Vernieuwen: The flying city of the future" by Annie Batayola and Kyle Rios; "Aviara: A futuristic flying city" (unsigned); "Lake Apo Resort" by AG Lugod and LJ Taojo/AS Cartajenas, adviser. See the photos here:

"PAGDAKOP SA KAHAYAG" (Catching the Light) screening of motion pictures on video was held on Feb. 9 at the CHSS Audio-Visual Room. Screened were selected short films of the BA Communication Arts students Christine Dacera, Dane Gonzales, Marga Mangao, Kenneth Senarillos, Camille Solon, Brylle Taclindo, and Janessa Villota. A Panel Discussion was held with film-makers Kenneth Senarillos, Dane Gonzales, Janessa Villota, and Rosebie Sanchez who represented the Cebu travelogue group, and facilitated by Instructor Khurshid Kalabud.

Architect Licensure Exam, 2018

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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.

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