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Brigada Eskwela, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

BRIGADA ESKWELA was undertaken by All UP Workers Union-UP Mindanao Chapter on 17 May in Ladi-an Elementary School, Barangay Marilog, Davao City. They were received by School Principal OIC Ermelinda Lawas, and Teachers Agnes Mondez, Dulce Amor Gasque, and Merlyn Ubatay.

The Chapter members cleaned the school grounds and buildings, and painted the classroom walls. The Chapter also donated cleansers and detergent soap, waste receptacles, brooms, dust pans, coconut floor scrubs, paint, paint brushes and paint rollers, insect-repellents, and floor mats.

The school has 6-levels of the Basic Education Program. It has a population of 135 pupils and 6 teachers. Most of enrolled students are from the Obu-Manuvu tribe in the area. The said school is within the premises of UP Mindanao Land Reservation. See the photos here:

Cooperative Seminar for Farmers, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

PRE-MEMBERSHIP EDUCATION SEMINAR ON COOPERATIVES was provided by UP Mindanao for independent farmers in the campus on 20 April. Campus Development Chief Cherrylyn Cabrera gave the welcome remarks. Ms. Geralyn Lumawag of Cooperative Development Authority served as resource person. Ms. Etheldreda Lanaban and Ms. Rose Anne Lugo served as facilitators. See the photos here:

Marilog-Arakan Reservation pupils get school supplies, 2015

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

IMG 0868PUPILS IN THE MARILOG-ARAKAN Land Reservation received school supplies in June as part of the education component of the public-private-partnership agreement between Kennemer Foods International and UP. Some 245 elementary and day-care pupils in Marilog (Davao City) and Arakan (North Cotabato Prov.), who are children of workers in the agro-forestry project of KFI, received this benefit. Seen in the photo are Ms. Mercedes Ocial, Manager of KFI, and Mr. Joel Sagadal, Land Management Officer of U.P. Mindanao, and parents, in Sitio Ladi-an, Marilog.

KFI also provided a scholarship, covering tuition and books, for its first college scholar, Mr. Junie Lambac, who will pursue studies in BS Community Development at University of Southeastern Philippines-Mintal campus. See some photos here.

UPAA-Greater Chicago scholars graduate, 2015

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Donations

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Ms. Evelyn Kalaw-Espina of the UP Alumni Association-Greater Chicago visited UP Mindanao once again on April 17 to meet the UPAA-GC scholars who are now graduating students. Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion welcomed Ms. Espina and her husband Francisco. The scholars were presented in the presence of the chancellor and the Office of Student Affairs director Asst. Prof. Ana Raissa Trinidad and scholarships officer Ms. Analiza Fulvadora. Ms. Abbie Glenn Estribillo, graduating student of BS Food Technology, is from Digos City, whose thesis is "Influence of Bruising on Postharvest Characteristics of Two Cultivars of Tomato". Yunace Dataganon, a graduating student of BS Agribusiness Economics, is from Davao city, and her thesis is, "Assessing the Condition and Employment Pattern Among Selected Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in the Banana Industry". The UPAA-GC had awarded Thirty Thousand US Dollars for scholarships to UP Mindanao through Ms. Espina and Ms. Grace Villamora in January 2011. Ms. Espina hoped that the report from this occasion will generate more scholarships from the UPAA-GC.                

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