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A total of 271 UP Mindanao students, employees, and their dependents received primary or booster vaccines in the one-day COVID-19 Vaccination held in the campus Administration Building Atrium on September 7, 2022. The City Health Office-USAID Davao City Mobile Team administered the Pfizer and Sinovac vaccines as primary and booster vaccines to the appropriate groups. Children, adolescents, older, and immunocompromised persons were targeted for the vaccination service that was held from 9 AM till 1 PM. UP Mindanao chancellor Lyre Anni Murao said vaccination is one of UP Min’s key strategies to prevent COVID-19 and allow for the safe opening of the campus and the return to face-to-face classes.
A total of 103 school children received school supplies on August 31, 2022, from the Oplan Tulong-Dunong donation drive of UP Mindanao’s Land Reservation Management Office (LRMO). The school children of Sta. Emelia Elementary School in the UP Laak (Davao de Oro) Land Reservation and Datu Ladayon Elementary School in the UP Marilog (Davao City) Land Reservation benefited from the donations. The LRMO launched Oplan Tulong-Dunong to prepare the schoolchildren in the UP land reservations for the start of classes in August and ease their parents’ burden of procuring school supplies. The LRMO called for writing notebooks for Kindergarten and Grades 1 & 2, composition notebooks for Grades 3, 4, & 5, and intermediate pad paper for Grades 1 to 6. Donations of colored crayons, pencils and erasers, ballpens, pencil sharpeners, and plastic envelopes were also solicited. Cash donations were accepted, as well. The LRMO chief Joel Sagadal thanked the 17 identified donors and the other donors who gave donations through a drop box. Mr. Sagadal said the Tulong Dunong will continue as there remain underserved school children in the sites. In addition, sports equipment such as balls will be solicited.
The UP Land Reservations were identified for UP Mindanao’s research, extension, instruction, and development activities through Presidential Proclamation 1252 (for Laak) and PP 1253 (for Marilog) signed by President Fidel V. Ramos on June 15, 1998.
Asst. Prof. Leo Manuel Estana, Vice-Chancellor for Administration and Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Chancellor on July 7, 2022, receives a book donation from the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP). The three-volume donation, composed of "Pagkilala," "Pagtaguyod," and "Paggalang," were transmitted by Dr. Michael Louie Cruz and Ms. Joan Karla Montero, on behalf of NCIP-XI Regional Director Mumar Mamukid.