BS ARCHITECTURE program continued its 100%-passing streak for the nth year in the June Licensure Exam for Architects with an additional 15 new licensed architects. It also produced its eighth board top-notcher in Ar. Arielle Jan Baldonado who was number five, in fifth place, in the ranking.The new licensed architects, culled from the website of the Professional Regulation Commission, are Clarisse Norikka Angeles, Janine Eve Ardepuela, Arielle Jan Baldonado, Christine Joyce Biala, Dahlie Amor De Castro, Alyssa Louise Dumol, Patricia Ynez Durano, Sheba Marie Fantin, Sheena Marie Franco, Tresamar Jamen, Kenneth Layno, Jacobsen Matanguihan, Jotham Norman Molinos, Glenn Pilayre, and Jovianne Angela Valdez.
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The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao Dept. of Architecture is one of four Philippine architecture schools who are participating in the "16th Venice Architecture Biennale 2018" in Venice, Italy. The exhibit opened in 26 May and will be on display until 25 November 2018. UP Mindanao is serving as an exhibitor in the Philippine Pavilion with the title "The City Who Had Two Navels" that is curated by Dr. Edson Cabalfin. The UP Mindanao exhibit is titled "Empowerment and Transformation between and across Filipino Ethno-linguistic Cultures through Architecture". The exhibit abstract states that, "A fully self-sufficient socio-cultural ecological village will offer a rich source of indigenous systems: ethno-medicine; organic farming; construction material systems; natural food processing; natural wind mill systems; and water-harvesting systems". See the walk-through video here.