Writing your Volunteering Narrative and BARMM Engagement

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The LVC Webinar Series 2nd RunThe public is invited to the second session of The Ledivina V. Cariño Webinar Series: Writing your Volunteering Narrative and BARMM Engagement on October 29, 2021 (Friday) from 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm.
The guest speaker is Mr. Errol A. Merquita, a UP Mindanao graduate who now works as a Program Manager of an international non-government organization in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and a 4-time awardee of the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. He will share how volunteerism has impacted his career and helped him in dealing with adversities in the field.
The Ugnayan ng Pahinungod UP Mindanao Ledivina V. Cariño Webinar Series in recognition of the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód Founding System Director and UP Professor Dr. Ledivina V. Cariño showcases Pahinungod administrators, volunteers, and former volunteers as speakers to share their volunteer engagements and how it contributed to the career path they have chosen.

UP College Application 2022 (#UPCA2022) is now OPEN

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2022 UPCAThe University of the Philippines College Application 2022 (#UPCA2022) is now OPEN.

Please visit the UP Office of Admission's website [] to access the Application Portal.

Deadline for submission of all application documents is November 30, 2021.

The University Councils (UCs) of the UP System unanimously decided that there will be NO UP College Admission Test for the new crop of applicants in light of health and logistical issues brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UCs further approved an additional assessment by academic units to qualify for a degree program, if deemed necessary. Applicants will be notified of such assessment or other additional requirements after the evaluation of their High School Records.

Applicants are required to read the General Information Bulletin [] before filing their application.

UPDATE 2: Staff Regent Elections, 2021

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7th UP Staff Regent Election
04 October 2021 | 8am-3pm
The Admin and REPS are encouraged to explore the website in advance and read about our candidates, their CV and plans.
Online polls will be open starting 8:00 AM and will close at 3:00 PM, Philippine Standard Time.


 UPDATE: Elections for the 7th Staff Regent of the University of the Philippines will be held on Monday, 04 October 2021, for one (1) day only. Please read the details in the image, below. This corrects the previous announcement which stated that elections are on 04-05 October 2021. There will be no more elections on 05 October 2021. The nominees for the 7th Staff Regent are VICTORIA "Vicki" CANAPE BELEGAL, Administrative Officer V from UP Open University, and JULIE “Duli” E. TUGUINAY, RGC, PBET, Guidance Services Specialist from UP Baguio. On Oct 1, 2021 (Friday), 1:00 – 5:00 PM, there will be a public forum via Zoom which will be attended by administrative staff from UP Manila, UP Mindanao, and UP Visayas. Meeting ID: 846 9246 0748 Passcode: 7thSRforum
For the CV and Vision Statement of the nominees, visit
Updated Announcement for the 2021 Staff Regent Selection2


ASIMOV leader in DZRH

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ASIMOV Program Leader shares AI and Robotics initiative in DZRH Interview

 2021 092721 RUBRICOProf. Jose Ildefonso U. Rubrico, PhD, Program Leader of the "Autonomous Societally Inspired Mission Oriented Vehicles" (ASIMOV) Program, talked about the applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics in an interview with Cong. Angelo Palmones of “Magandang Umaga Pilipinas” on September 27, 2021.

 During the interview aired on DZRH News Television, Dr. Rubrico highlighted the importance of autonomous vehicle applications in real-life scenarios, such as in search and rescue missions, disease detection, and in road inspection and construction.

 He added that the ASIMOV Program’s main objective is to develop mobile robot platforms equipped with AI that would “autonomate” the work involved in the above-mentioned scenarios and, among other things, help minimize human fatigue, which is one of the limitations when teleoperating aerial or land-based vehicles.

 Dr. Rubrico’s interview with Magandang Umaga Pilipinas may be viewed through this link:, from timestamp 34:54 to 45:15.

 When asked about the status of AI technology in the country, Dr. Rubrico said that the AI field in the Philippines is promising and can cope up with the world as long as the efforts are directed not only on the applications but also on developing the technologies. He said that is one of the tasks the ASIMOV Program is trying to implement.

 The ASIMOV Program was developed from Dr. Rubrico’s established grassroots efforts in AI and Robotics with the Department of Science and Technology - Advanced Science and Technology Institute (DOST-ASTI) through the “AI-Robot Project” in 2018. The project was initially aimed at developing intelligent mobile robots that could aid human personnel in decision-making during disasters.

 In June 2021, the ASIMOV Program officially commenced implementation as the flagship R&D program of the DOST in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics (AI-Robotics), spearheaded by the

 The University of the Philippines Mindanao in partnership with the DOST-ASTI. It has two component projects called the Harmonized Aerial Watch and Knowledge-based Survey (HAWKS) Project, and the Robot for Optimized and Autonomous Mission-Enhancement Response (ROAMER) Project.

Ledivina V. Cariño Webinar Series #1

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Ledivina Lectures
 The LVC Webinar Series Launch Programme2

In celebration of the Inception Anniversary of Ugnayan ng Pahinungód, you are enjoined to attend the launch of the Ugnayan ng Pahinungód UP Mindanao Ledivina V. Cariño Webinar Series: Sulong Pahinungod on September 29, 2021 at 1:30 pm up to 5:00 pm.

The webinar series will showcase Pahinungód administrators, volunteers, and former volunteers as speakers to share their volunteering engagements and relevant insights from their respective fields. This event is organized to serve as the platform to present volunteering and the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod to our university constituents and other stakeholders outside UP.

You might be interested in serving through volunteering!

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