July Public Affairs, 2016

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2016 070116 PUBLIC AFF CAL 2     UP Mindanao announces its public events in July. On July 2 is the book launch of author Adonis Durado’s “Lisay sa Bugan” (A Swelling in the Loins) at Reggae Grill, JP Laurel Ave., Davao City. On July 3, a public conversation on Cebuano Literature will be conducted among Mr. Dorado, Mac Tiu, Antonio Kintanar, and faculty members John Bengan and Jhoanna Cruz (Dept. of Humanities) at Balik Bukid Restaurant in Quimpo Blvd., Davao City. Both events are co-sponsored by the Department of Humanities.
     Bgy. Bandera, City of Samal, Davao del Norte province is the site of the annual Anthropology Field School from June 26 to July 23. Students will conduct research for their thesis under the Dept. of Social Sciences.
     In academics, July 15 is the period of admission, and July 18 for re-admission. The week of July 27 is the General Registration period for the 1st Semester of Academic Year 2016-2017.  
     On July 23 is the Admission Test for applicants for the Master in Management Program to be held in UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City.
     In off-site events, UP Mindanao is joining the SM University Fair in SM City Davao Annex on July 7-9; the Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis Technology (CSET) Project will hold is Program Review on July 7-8 in Albay with Prof. Annabelle Novero. The Phil-LiDAR 2  mapping project will hold its 4th Mindanao Cluster Research Colloquium on July 21-22 in Mindanao State University-IIT in  Iligan City.
     In international events, Prof. Genevieve Quinteros (Dept. of Humanities) will present a paper in the Global Conference on Writing as Spaces in Oxford University, UK. Ms. Keziah Morales (BACA 2016) joins the Philippine team to the World Championship of Performing Arts on July 7-19 in California, USA, and Mr. Albert Ramos (Dept. of Human Kinetics) joins the Philippine delegation to the Mine Vaganti “Inclusion Through Sports ” event on 13-24 July in Dakar, Senegal.
     In operations, the University Staff Conference will be held on July 15-16 on the theme "Operational Excellence and the Role of non-Teaching Personnel". 

June Public Affairs, 2016

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2016 060116 PUBLIC AFF CAL 2bJune 2016 in UP Mindanao is graduation month. The 19th Commencement Exercises will be on June 28, 7AM, at the Atrium, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The Commencement Speaker is UP President Alfredo Pascual. The Send-off and Recognition Ceremonies in the colleges are on June 27. The Seniors Ball, organized by the University Student Council, was on June 2 at Garden Oasis, Davao City.
     In research, the Workshop on Scientific Writing for Publications is on its second day on June 3 and the Research Colloquium will be on June 6-7. The Research Skills Enhancement Training and Development of Emerging Interdisciplinary Research (EIDR) is on June 8-9.     
     In instruction, the MS Food Science degree program will be updated on June 20-21.
     In extension, a/Prof. Dennis Sumaylo and two students will perform with the Sing Philippines Youth Choir at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on June 4-5.
     The radio program "Juan Diskoberi" with Prof. Ruth Gamboa and Kim Gargar will broadcast every Saturday in June, 10AM-12NN over Radyo ni Juan 783 kHz.
     Faculty members and students were on the newspaper front page on June 2 as part of the Davao City-wide Pride March on June 1.    
     Ms. Keziah Morales (4BACA), who will be part of the Philippine team to the World Champions of Performing Arts competition in California in July, will be the beneficiary of a fund-raising concert in Southpoint School on June 3.
     Literary writers will read their works at the Phil. Eagle Week Celebration on 8 June, 1pm, at SM City Davao Annex.
     In alumni affairs, the UP Alumni Association Davao and the Horticultural Society will plant floral items at the campus Oblation Plaza on the occasion of the UP Foundation Day on June 18.
     The UP Alumni Association General Alumni Homecoming on the theme, "Walang Humpay ang Tagumpay", will be on June 25 in UP Diliman. Tickets to the Homecoming may be availed of thru mobile # 09398436634.

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Mindanao Development Studies Seminars, 2016

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     The interested public is invited to the launching of the Mindanao Development Studies Seminars (MDSS) on May 13-14, 2016, in Lorenzo Hall, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City.  
     The MDSS aims to stimulate critical discussion about contemporary Mindanao development issues and challenges. It will serve as venue for presentation of Mindanao-development related seminars, lectures and research works of faculty and graduate students and other invited experts and professors from the Philippines and abroad.
     On May 13, 2PM, students of the UPLB PhD in Development Studies program will present their dissertation proposals.
     At 4PM is the Launching Ceremony to be led by UPLB Vice Chancellor for Instruction Portia Lapitan, Graduate School Dean Jose Camacho, and UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion.
     Seminar Lecture 1 will follow, to be given by Prof. J. Prospero de Vera, faculty member of the National College of Public Administration and Governance and UP Vice President for Public Affairs.
     On May 14, 10:30AM, will be Seminar Lecture 2 to be given by Dr. Gambhir Bhatta, Asian Development Bank Technical Advisor on Sustainable Development and Climate Change.
     For reservations, call Ivy or Florence at (082)2952750.

May 2016 Public Affairs

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2016 050116 PUBLIC AFF CAL 2May 2016 in UP Mindanao is the end of the Second Semester of Academic Year 2015-2016. Undergraduate classes end on 14 May and Final Examinations are on 16-21 May.
     In the Master of Management tri-mester program, registration and classes for the 3rd Term begins on 7 May.
     In research, a seminar on post-harvest handling of agricultural produce will be given to the Obu-Manuvu workers in the agro-forestry project in the Marilog-Arakan Land Reservation. On 13-14 May is the Mindanao Development Studies Seminar in UP Mindanao, organized by the UP Los Banos Graduate School.
     International engagements will be in Bogor Agricultural University (Indonesia) for a capacity-building course on synthetic biology, and in Busan, Korea where anthropology students will present research papers in the 7th World Fisheries Congress.
     In extension and public service, the UP Mindanao Dance Ensemble performs "Pagsalop sa Adlaw", a dance-concert based on the photos of Gene Boyd Lumawag, on 5 May, 6pm, in Abreeza Mall, Davao City.
     On 7 May, communication arts students will hold a seminar for the community on managing and avoiding heat-stroke, to be held at the Bgy. Mintal Hall at 1pm. The interested public are welcome to attend or observe all events.

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Results: Pulso ng UPMin mock-elections, 2016

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The "Pulso ng UP Mindanao" mock-election results showed Mayor Rodrigo Duterte winning a landslide with 70% of votes casted. Senator Miriam Santiago came in second with 20% of the votes. Trailing were Mary Grace Natividad Poe-Lllamanzares (.06%), Manuel Roxas II (.04%), and Jejomar Binay and Roy Seneres (.02%).  

Among vice-presidentiables, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano led with 53% of votes while Congw. Maria Leonor Robredo came in second with 25% of votes. Trailing were Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (8%), Francis Joseph Escudero (2.2%), Antonio Trillanes (2.1%), and Gregorio Honasan II (.07%)          

Among the senatorial candidates, at number 1 to number 13 were Juan Miguel Zubiri, Ana Theresia Hontiveros-Baranguel, Richard Gordon, Neri Colmenares, Francis Pangilinan, Sergio Osmena III, Franklin Drilon, Panfilo Lacson Sr., Ralph Recto, Leila de Lima, Sherwin Gatchalian, Joel Villanueva, and Teofisto Guingona III.

In the party-list roster, the parties who got 2% or more of vote casted were (in descending order) Kabataan Party-List, Gabriela Womens's Party, Akbayan Citizen's Action Party, Pwersa ng Bayaning Atleta, ACT Teachers Party-List, Advocacy for Teacher Empowerment through Action Cooperation and Harmony Towards Educational Reforms, Global Workers and Family Federation, and Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan.

In the local congressional posts, the incumbents led the number of votes in their respective districts, while Alberto Ungab led Karlo Bello in the third district.  
Among the candidates for Davao City offices, the Duterte siblings led the counts for Mayor and Vice-Mayor. For councilor in the 1st District, in the number 1-9 positions were Maria Belen Sunga-Acosta, Leah Librado-Yap, Bonifacio Militar, J. Melchor Quitain, Pilar Braga, Leonardo Avila III and Edgar Ibuyan Jr. (tied), Joanne Bonguyan, and Nilo Abellera Jr.

For councilor in the 2nd District, leading were Maria Cherry Ann Bonguyan and Danilo Dayanghirang (tied), AlRyan Alejandre and April Marie Dayap (tied), Marissa Salvador Abella, Jimmy Dureza, Diosdado Angelo Mahipus Sr., and Dante Apostol and Mar Masanguid (tied).

For councilor in the 3rd District, leading were Bernard Al-ag, Jesus Zozobrado Jr., Luzviminda Ilagan and Myrna Dalodo-Ortiz (tied), Victorio Advincula Jr. and Conrado Baluran (tied), Rene Elias Lopez and Antoinette Principe-Castrodes (tied), and Joselle Villafuerte.   

A total of  438 faculty, students and staff voted, representing 29% of the electorate, from 27-29 April, using automated software created by a student in the BS Computer Science program.

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