State of the University, 2021

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Chancellor Larry Digal delivered his "State of the University" Address on 17 November 2021 at the Public Forum of the Search for Chancellor. Chancellor Digal, whose term ends on 28 February 2022, related the progress of his administration, from the planning in 2019 to the progress in the strategic priorities as of 2021. Among the highlights were the rise in enrollment, the increase in research productivity, the new academic programs, faculty development, infrastructure, and the public health, sports, innovation, and bio-cultural initiatives.

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3rd Ledivina V. Cariño Webinar

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The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao Ugnayan ng Pahinungód invites the public to participate in the third session of The Ledivina V. Cariño Webinar Series: "Understanding the Peace and Conflict Narratives of BARMM from a Volunteer's Experience," on November 18, 2021 (Thursday) 1:30 - 4:00 pm. 

Ms. Hazel Pergis-Lozada is our volunteer speaker. She is a UP Mindanao graduate of BA Social Science who now works as a researcher, consultant, and peace advocate in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). She will share how she developed her understanding of peace and conflict in BARMM as a researcher and as an outsider, based on her exposure in volunteering and other field exposure.

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Search for Chancellor: Nominees' Vision Papers and CV

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The Search for Chancellor begins on 17 November 2021 with the public forum with the nominees. 

To participate, please register through the link, below:

For the schedule of activities, please click the link below

Read the Vision Papers of the nominees by clicking on the links, below:

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Read the Curriculum Vitae of the nominees by clicking on the links below:

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“New Dawn in Mindanao: Experiences, Challenges, and Prospects in BARMM”

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The public is invited to the UP Mindanao Department of Social Sciences' “New Dawn in Mindanao: Experiences, Challenges, and Prospects in BARMM,” a forum anchored on the framework of development and self-determination leading to the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and installation of the Bangsamoro Transition Authority. Scholars and public servants from the Bangsamoro region will be sharing a brief historical overview, the challenges, and future prospects of the ARMM to BARMM transition. Happening this 19 November 2021 (9:30 AM - 12 NN). Register here:
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[Updated] UP Mindanao Represents Region XI in DOST-PCAARRD’s NSAARRD 2021

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Update: A research paper from UP Mindanao was awarded first prize in the National Symposium on Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (NSAARRD) held online on 22 October 2021. "Giving Farmers uwen fananafedew: Improving Agricultural Extension in Conflict-Vulnerable Areas through the Livelihood Improvement through Facilitated Extension (LIFE) Model" won in the Best Development Papers category and was awarded on 29 November 2021. The LIFE Model is an extension modality for conflict-vulnerable areas that was implemented in three barangays in Surallah, South Cotabato Province, Datu Abdullah Sangki and Ampatuan in Maguindanao, and Ipil in Zamboanga Sibugay. The research and extension program forged 17 memoranda of agreement with LGUs and institutions in the areas. 


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      The Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) held its National Symposium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (NSAARRD) on 22 October 2021. Three papers each were presented in the Research and Development categories, respectively. Before the top three papers in each category were identified, papers on R&D conducted in the Philippines during the last two years were submitted as entry/ies and evaluated by a screening committee.


      The University of the Philippines Mindanao entry entitled “Giving Farmers Uwen Fananafedew: Improving Agricultural Extension Policy in Conflict-Vulnerable Areas through the Livelihood Improvement through Facilitated Extension (LIFE) Model” presented by Dr. Emma Ruth V. Bayogan competed in the Development Category. The paper is a product of the DOST-PCAARRD-funded program entitled “Enhancing Livelihood Opportunities in Conflict-Vulnerable Areas in Mindanao through the LIFE (Livelihood Improvement through Facilitated Extension) Model”, which aimed to establish improved, sustainable, and resilient community-based livelihoods for the conflict-vulnerable areas in Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR) sector in Mindanao. The program ran from December 2017 to April 2021 and was implemented in Surallah, South Cotabato; Datu Abdullah Sangki and Ampatuan, Maguindanao; and Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay. The paper won Best Paper in the Development Category during the Southern Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium’s Regional Symposium on Research Development and Extension Highlights in Davao City on 29 September 2020.


     UP Mindanao’s paper went against Benguet State University’s “Disaster Reduction of Climate Change Impacts on Vegetable Terrace Farms in Benguet” presented by Prof. Alexander W. Fagyan and Central Luzon State University’s “Sustainable Homegrown Forages and Complete Nutrient Diet Towards Enhancing Growth and Milk Production of Dairy Buffaloes in Nueva Ecija and San Agustin, Isabela” presented by Dr. Daniel L. Aquino.


     The judges were: Dr. Domingo E. Angeles of the Philippine Fruit Association; Dr. Edna A. Anit of the Crop Science Society of the Philippines; Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr. of DOST-PCAARRD; Dr. Danilo C. Cardenas of the Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development Association, Inc.; and Dr. Edwin C. Villar, CESO IV, of the Philippine Society of Animal Science.


      Results will be announced during DOST-PCAARRD’s S&T Awards and Recognition on 29 November 2021.


Written by: KS Sigue
Date: 10 November 2021

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