UNESCO-Memory of the World Writeshop, 2016

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Landscape UNESCO DavaoThe UNESCO-Memory of the World (MOW) holds its Documentary Heritage Awareness and Nomination Writeshop on September 3 in Lorenzo Hall, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The seminar is organized by the Philippines National Commission for UNESCO, in cooperation with Center for New Cinema (CNC) and UP Mindanao.
Jawi Documents will be the focus of the seminar in addition to a study of Philippine documents that include ancient syllabary, motion pictures, recorded sound and chants, government records, religious chronicles and other documentary artifacts. If not preserved, they will disappear in time and with their disappearance, our memory of the past may also vanish.
Dr. Bernardita Churchill, President of the Philippine National Historical Society, leads the roster of distinguished speakers who will talk on the significance of Mindanaoan documents.
In the seminar, participants will nominate new documents to be added to the UNESCO-MOW registries. Present registries include the Philippine Paleographs, Radio Broadcast of the Philippine People Power Revolution, Jose Maceda Collection, Presidential Papers of Manuel L. Quezon, and the film Ganito Kami Noon, Paano Kayo Ngayon?
Interested participants may request for a slot by submitting their letter of intent and curriculum vitae to

Workshop & Forum on Cultural Appropriation

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14075200 1198213756866025 608079395 o     A Workshop on Cultural Appropriation will be held on 30 August, 2:30-5:30 PM, at the UP Mindanao College of Humanities and Social Sciences Audio-Visual Room (CHSS AVR).
     This will be followed by a Forum on Cultural Appropriation  on 01 September, 2:30-5:30 PM, at the CHSS AVR. The Forum resource person is Peter Moosgard from Vienna, Austria.
     Outputs from the Workshop will be on display throughout 30 August to 02 September at the UP Mindanao Administration Building Atrium.
  The public is invited but slots are limited. For reservations, email <. The event is organized by The Unifiedfield, an arts organization, and the UP Mindanao Dept. of Social Sciences.       

10th Phil-BIST from DACUN, 2016

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The 10th Phil. Book, Information Science and Technology Fair (10th Phil-BIST) will be held on August 10-12, 2016 in the University of Mindanao Professional Schools, Matina, Davao City. A librarians' conference and an academic book sale are the centerpiece events of the three-day fair organized by the Davao Colleges and Universities Network (DACUN) Library Committee on the theme "Building momentum in leadership and management for professionals and specialists in millennial libraries and information centers". The opening ceremony on August 10 will feature an inspirational message from Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio and the public launching of the DACUN Library Committee website to be facilitated by UP Mindanao Librarian Briccio Merced. The ribbon-cutting to formally open the fair will be participated in by the DACUN executive board led by the newly-elected DACUN president and vice president, namely Dr. Linell Malimbag of Brokenshire College and Dr. Sylvia Concepcion of UP Mindanao, respectively. The DACUN member-schools are Assumption College, Brokenshire College, Davao Doctors College, Holy Cross of Davao College, Philippine Women's College of Davao, Rizal Memorial Colleges, San Pedro College, University of Mindanao, University of the Immaculate Conception, University of Southeastern Philippines, and UP Mindanao.

Farmers training in Marilog, 2016

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13494757 1026580300744851 1443027415571743919 nA training program for farmers has been initiated in the UP Mindanao Land Reservation in Marilog, Davao City.
Named Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan Farmers Training (KSK-FT) on Sustainable Agriculture, the training program aims to upgrade the agricultural knowledge of small-scale farmers  in order to produce higher yield of fruits and  vegetables with better quality, higher-value, and safe for human health.  
Some 120 farmers from the sitios of Ladi-an and Dalag-ayo, Marilog, and the Ancestral Domain Management Team of the Obu-Manuvu tribe are participating as trainees.   
The training is held every Tuesday from June to September 2016 in the land reservation. The vegetables of choice are broccoli, string beans, eggplant, tomatoes, and okra.
The program is a collaboration among SM Foundation, Harbest Agribusiness Corp., Dept. of Social Welfare and Dev't, Dept. of Agriculture, and the Davao City government.
UP Mindanao land management officer Joel Sagadal said Marilog is privileged to be the site of the program in the Davao Region.   
SM Foundation representative Ms. Cristy Angeles pledged to purchase the produce if there is quality and continuous production.

Conversation on Cebuano Literature, 2016

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IMG 3306A CONVERSATION ON CEBUANO LITERATURE was held on July 3 in Balik-Bukid restaurant in Davao City. Adonis Durado, the poet of "Lisay sa Bugan" ("A Swelling in the Loins"), his translator Anthony L. Kintanar, and Davao historian and fictionist Mac Tiu were the guest resource persons. Mr. Durado (fourth from left in photo) shared his discoveries in creating rather than writing poetry, such as using the format of tweets, email, etc. to create poetic surprises. Mr. Kintanar (second from left) shared the challenges of translating the poems from Cebuano to the English language. Dr. Tiu spoke of the adoption of Cebuano or Binisaya in schools and its recognition as one of the National Languages. Eroll Merquita, John Bengan, and Jeffrey Javier served as facilitators, while former dean Tess Guillen, and Prof. Jhoanna Cruz gave reactions. The event followed the book launch of "Lisay sa Bugan" that was held on July 2 in Reggae Grill, Davao City. The events were co-organized by the UP Mindanao Dept. of Humanities, Davao Writers Guild, and Young Davao Writers.

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