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"Alagad ni Oble" concert, 30 January 2020

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

"Alagad in Oble" rock band will hold a reunion concert on 30 January 2020 as an offering for the 25th anniversary of University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao.   The concert entitled "25 Songs for 25 Years" will be held at the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The public is invited and admission is free of charge.
Alagad ni Oble is composed of UP Mindanao alumni Roosevelt Itom (BS Biology), Ian Cayunda (BS Biology), Arthur Gonzales (BA Economics), Milos Dagohoy (BS Food Technology), and Wardy Puyod (BA Social Science). The band was conceived during the members' student days in UP Mindanao and has continued to exist and perform seasonally alongside the professional growth of the band members. The band has changed names throughout its history, having been named Lizard Chips, Ice Cold Buko Juice, and Alagad ni Oble, which has occasionally been shortened to Alagad. Singer and bassist Wardy Puyod has attended the Ryan Cayabyab Pop Music Songwriting Camp and has composed several songs, among which is the song “Bandila sa Mundo” in honor of the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Games. The band has also recorded a rock version of the "UP Naming Mahal" which is among its widely heard songs.

The anniversary kick-off is on 20 February 2020 with a motorcade in downtown Davao City to the campus in Mintal, Davao City. Celebrations will be held in the Administration Building throughout the day until evening. 

Other anniversary offerings will be posted as details become available. Keep posted.

Highlights for January, 2020

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

2ND SEMESTER, ACADEMIC YEAR 2019-2020

January 2020 is the start of the Second Semester of Academic Year 2019-2020. The schedule for General Registration and start of classes are as follows:

08 January - General Registration  for Student Number 2019

09 January - General Registration for Student Number 2018

10 January - General Registration for Student Number 2015 and older, transferees, and cross-registrants

13-15 January - Change/Add Matriculation

13 January - Start of classes/ Last day of late registration/ University Curriculum Committee meeting

24 January - Philippine Genome Center-Mindanao Satellite Facility holds "Brainstorming" with participants from industry and universities and resource persons from UP Manila and other institutions.   

27 January - University Council meeting 

30 January - Concert, "25 songs for 25 years" by Alagad ni Oble band and friends; to be held at the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintsal, Davao City 

  

ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR

UP Mindanao will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2020. A series of public offerings will be delivered throughout the year, both academic and recreational.

"Alagad in Oble" rock band will hold a reunion concert on 30 January 2020 as an offering for the 25th anniversary of University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao.   The concert entitled "25 Songs for 25 Years" will be held at the Administration Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. The public is invited and admission is free of charge. Alagad ni Oble is composed of UP Mindanao alumni Roosevelt Itom (BS Biology), Ian Cayunda (BS Biology), Arthur Gonzales (BA Economics), Milos Dagohoy (BS Food Technology), and Wardy Puyod (BA Social Science).
The band was conceived during the members' student days in UP Mindanao and has continued to exist and perform seasonally alongside the professional growth of the band members.
The band has changed names throughout its history, having been named Lizard Chips, Ice Cold Buko Juice, and Alagad ni Oble, which has occasionally been shortened to Alagad. Singer and bassist Wardy Puyod has attended the Ryan Cayabyab Pop Music Songwriting Camp and has composed several songs, among which is the song “Bandila sa Mundo” in honor of the Philippine delegation to the ASEAN Games. The band has also recorded a rock version of the "UP Naming Mahal" which is among its widely heard songs.

The anniversary kick-off is on 20 February 2020 with a motorcade in downtown Davao City to the campus in Mintal, Davao City. Celebrations will be held in the Administration Building throughout the day till evening. 

Other anniversary offerings will be posted as details become available. Keep posted.

OTHER HIGHLIGHTS

15 January - Chancellor Digal initiates the process for the Search for Dean of College of Humanities & Social Sciences by announcing a Call for Nominations to the Search Committee on 15 January 2020. The Committee willbe composed of one representative each from the Senior Faculty, Junior Faculty, REPS, Administrative Staff, and Students. Nominations to the Committee should be submitted in a sealed envelope to the Office of the Chancellor on or before 24 January 2020.

10-12 January - UP Mindanao Ladies Football Team competes in the  5th Pinay in Action (PIA) Cup Women’s Football tournament, to be held at the Perdices Coliseum, Dumaguete City on 10-12 January 2020. Read the news item here: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1090472

"G’day, Mate: ACIAR Filipino Alumni Stories," a storybook featuring the experiences of ACIAR scholars is now available for download in the link below. The storybook features the stories of Chancellor Larry Digal, University Researcher Marilou Montiflor, Assistant Professor Glory Dee Romo, Senior Lecturer Anne Shangrila Fuentes, and Adjunct Professor Luis Antonio Hualda. Download it here: http://bit.ly/37TyQSR

Senior Lecturer Anne Shangrila Fuentes of the Department of Social Sciences and Assistant Professor Glory Dee Romo of the School of Management are among the ACIAR scholars featured in this video. View the video here: http://bit.ly/382FRkv

Highlights of December, 2019

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

02 DECEMBER CARIM Talks

04 DECEMBER Pa-ilaw, lighting of the university Christmas lanterns

07 DECEMBER Last day of classes

10-11 DECEMBER Final examinations, 1st Semester, AY 2019-2020

10 DECEMBER Davao City councilor Antoinette Principe-Castrodes to present resolutions in support of UP Mindanao expansion 

17 DECEMBER Training on Record Keeping, 8:30AM, CHSS Mini-Theater Room  

17 DECEMBER Public Lecture of Balik-Scientist Dr. Nomar Waminal, “Plant Cytogenomics in the post-genomics era,” 1PM, Room 206-208, College of Science and Mathematics 

18 DECEMBER Balik-Scientist Public Lecture of Dr. Nomar Waminal, "Green, green grass of home: A blue ocean for Philippine plant cytogenomics research," 9:30AM, Mini-Theater Room, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

[SEE THE CHANCELLOR'S REPORT TO THE PRESIDENT'S ADVISORY COUNCIL HERE]

CARIM TALKS, 2 DECEMBER

To celebrate the Mindanao Week of Peace, the UP Mindanao Center for the Advancement of Research, development and engagement in Mindanao (CARIM) and the Department of Humanities held the CARIM TALKS forum on 2 December 2019 in UP Mindanao. Ms. Manal Jingona Sugadol, a mobile journalist for "Stand for Truth" television program of GMA News and Public Affairs, was the featured speaker on the topic of "Mobile journalism: Using the mobile phone to expose social issues." Ms. Sugadol related her experiences that led to her career as a mobile journalist and shared some characteristics of quality journalism. Ms. Sugadol's talk was followed by a discussion with a panel composed of Ms. Zea Io Ming C. Capistrano, a former student leader of UP Mindanao, Mr. Karlos Manlupig, a correspondent of Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mr. Enrimand Esmer L. Dejeto, a photojournalist for MindaNews and Agence France-Presse, and Mr. Julius Neil Piala, a faculty member of the UP Mindanao Department of Humanities. An open forum allowed members of the audience to participate in the discussion.

The forum culminated in an awarding ceremony for the "Peace of Art" poster-making competition that was held earlier in the day. The Vanessa Mendoza of Holy Cross of Mintal High School, Bridget Canson of Mintal Comprehensive National High School, and Cara Kianna Natino of Los Amigos National High School won first, second, and third prize, respectively. University Extension Specialist Michael Gatela gave thanks on behalf of the organizers in the closing remarks. Mr. Renz Ybanez and Ms. Maya Miclat served as emcees.

PA-ILAW, 04 DECEMBER

Kasadya Pa-ilaw, the lighting of the university Christmas lanterns was held on 4 December 29129, 4-6PM, with the theme: "Paglaum ug kahayag taliwala sa katalagman, dungan natong isaulog karong kapaskuhan." The Kasadya committee sent the message, "Let us all make this year's celebration more meaningful by bringing your gifts for the affected children of recent earthquakes in Makilala."

CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR MAKILALA CHILDREN

University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao personnel delivered Christmas cheer to children displaced by the Mindanao earthquakes on 7 December 2019 in an evacuation center in Makilala, Cotabato province. The team was received by Makilala Mayor Armando Quibod, local alumni and officials. Boys and girls sang songs and chanted cheers in the big tent facilitated by instructor Julius Neil Piala. Some 300 children received loot bags with snacks, gift bags with toys, and prizes of coloring books from the UP Mindanao team. In addition, the team turned over 52 solar-powered lamps to the evacuation center officials. In parting, UP Mindanao chancellor Larry Digal gave a Christmas message to the residents for equality in compassion. The gift-giving originated from the UP Mindanao Pahinungod call on 8 November for donations for residents displaced by the earthquakes. The UP Mindanao community reinforced this call with gifts donated on 4 December in the Kasadya Christmas celebration on the theme “Paglaum ug kahayag taliwala sa katalagman, dungan natong isaulog karong kapaskuhan.”

The Christmas offering contributed to the mix of UP's multi-disciplinary response to the affected province, ranging from scientific to psycho-social services.
Upon departure from the site, the UP Mindanao team welcomed the return of a team from the UP National Institute of Geological Sciences led by director Mario Aurelio who arrived to undertake further scientific studies.

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UP MINDANAO HIGHLIGHTS
Prof. Larry N. Digal, PhD
1–30 November/ 1-7 December  2019
Chancellor’s Report to the President’s Advisory Council

 

 
Harnessing the alumni network for UP Mindanao’s development
 
44th UP Regional Alumni Institute
 
The UP Mindanao Foundation Inc. (UPMFI) and UP Mindanao, in cooperation with the UP Alumni Association (UPAA) national and Davao chapter, organized the 44th UP Regional Alumni Institute (RAI) held on 22-23 November 2019 at Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. The RAI theme was “Attaining inclusive and sustainable development in Mindanao through investment in UP Mindanao’s programs.”
 
Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio sent her welcome to the delegates through her representative Davao City planning officer Ivan Cortez. In his message, UP Alumni Association president and alumni regent Reynaldo Laserna recalled the alumni’s efforts towards the establishment of UP Mindanao. In turn, UP president Danilo Concepcion offered his vision for UP Mindanao: “Ano po ba ang balak natin sa Mindanao? Nahulí man ang Mindanao sa pagkakalikha nito―pang anim ata siya na campus na ating naitatag outside Diliman―ay sisiguruhin natin na ang UP Mindanao ay hahabol sa development at baka nga malampasan pa ng UP Mindanao ang ilan pang mga CU na naunang itinatag sa kanya.”
 
UP Mindanao chancellor Larry Digal presented UP Mindanao’s strategic plan, which focuses on three strategic themes: Molding Learners into Leaders, Transforming Insights into Impacts, and Building a Campus into a Community. These themes are translated into big-ticket projects by the university such as expanded academic offerings and the creation of the College of Human Kinetics, the College of Medicine, and the College of Engineering; strengthening R&D in the two  streams of Mindanao arts and cultures and sustainable agri- and biosystems and the application of knowledge generated to public service and intellectual property utilization; and physical expansion of UP Mindanao’s campus into a “green university town” through the completion of the Davao City-UP Sports Complex and the establishment of a botanical garden, museums, and a science and technology park, just to name a few.
 
Philippine senator Juan Miguel Zubiri, Davao City congressman Isidro Ungab, and Department of Science and Technology secretary Fortunato de la Peña, representing President Rodrigo Duterte, led the legislative and executive branches of government in pledging their support to the expansion plan.
 
Other invited speakers to the RAI included UPAA director Robert Aranton, Department of Agriculture undersecretary Rodolfo Vicerra, former presidential adviser on the peace process Atty. Jesus Dureza, Department of Tourism undersecretary Arturo Boncato, and National Economic Development Authority assistant secretary Merceditas Sombilla.
 
The speakers were joined by panelists Mindanao Development Authority director Reyzaldy Tan who represented their chairperson Emmanuel Piñol, Davao City planning officer Ivan Cortez, former UP Los Baños chancellor Dr. Luis Rey Velasco, and UPMFI vice chairperson John Gaisano.
In his closing remarks, UP Regent Angelo Jimenez highlighted the strategic advantages of Mindanao. "If you look at the larger picture, we see that Mindanao is in the heart of Southeast Asia and Oceania with its diplomatic and commercial advantages, which why we need to have a strong presence in education," he said.
 
Joining the 250 alumni and UP and UPAA officials who attended the RAI were distinguished guests such as Deputy Consul-General Duokun Tang of the People’s Republic of China consulate, DA undersecretary Evelyn Laviña, and Board of Investments governor Napoleon Concepcion.
 
More photos here: http://bit.ly/38yTYyV
 
Public Service
 
UP Mindanao was involved in the Mindanao earthquake response through its Task Force on the Mindanao Earthquake Response and Ugnayan ng Pahinungód: 
    • 03 November, Ugnayan ng Pahinungód made the Call for Donations for Earthquake Victims; a conduit for cash donations was opened on 8 November
    • 06 November, the UP Mindanao Task Force on Mindanao Earthquake Response was created, chaired by Pahinungód OIC Michael Gatela
    • 08-09 November, the Task Force assisted the UP NIGS and UP RI science team visit to Makilala, Cotabato province
    • 13 November, it helped UP RI, UP Vanguard make arrangements in Makilala in preparation for the arrival of tents donated by SOS Attitude, with assistance from alumni in the region
    • 16 November, donations of assorted relief items were turned over to alumni of Cotabato province
    • 19 November, facilitation of the arrival of Pahinungód psychosocial and medical teams from UP Cebu, UP Visayas, and UP Manila; and orientation by professor emeritus Elizabeth Ventura
    • 20-21 November, delivery of assorted donations and provision of psychosocial services to adults in Santos Land evacuation site, Makilala
    • 27 November, UP Mindanao gives training-workshop on psychosocial services for guidance counselors and health professionals from Davao City partner-schools, with professor Ventura as resource person
    • 04 December, students and staff donate gifts of toys for children of Makilala at the UP Mindanao Christmas Pa-ilaw celebration 
    • 06-07 December, purchasing and packing of gift items and transport to Makilala; distribution to 300 children in Santos Land evacuation site, with the participation of the UP Mindanao Execom.  
 
For the Mindanao Week of Peace, the Center of Advancement of Research, development and engagement in Mindanao (CARIM) organized CARIM Talks and the “Peace of Art” poster-making contest on 2 December 2019. In CARIM Talks, TV journalist Ms. Manal Jingona Sugadol spoke on “Mobile journalism: Using the mobile phone to expose social issues,” followed by a discussion with journalists Zea Capistrano, Karlos Manlupig, Enrimand Dejeto, and instructor Julius Piala, The photo shows extension specialist Michael Gatela, CARIM director Emma Ruth Bayogan, and Ms. Sugadol with the winning “Peace of Art” posters and their creators.
 
The Tagbo Student Leadership Camp, a workshop for members of student organizations to be servant-leaders, was organized by the Office of Student Affairs and held on 25-26 November 2019. The student-participants expressed their intention to serve in the Pahinungod volunteer program.

At the UP Laak Land Reservation [Compostela Valley], the Land Reservation Office organized the On-site Training on Basic Plant Propagation Techniques, held on 28 November 2019 in Barangay Talle, for some 33 participants from the Dibabawon tribe and local migrants.
 
The 4th Dr. Nelson Natural Cup was concluded on 17 November 2019 with awarding ceremonies held at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex Football Field. The 2019 champion was Philippine College of Technology with Calinan FC, UP Men's Football Varsity, and Oi! Rogers FC as 1st, 2nd, and 3rd runners-up, respectively. Co-organizers UP Mindanao Siki ni Obli, awarded the certificates.
 
Knowledge Creation and Public Service
 
The 2019 Davao Writers Workshop was conducted by the Davao Writers Guild in partnership with UP Mindanao on 31 October-4 November 2019 in Davao City. Fifteen beginning writers from different parts of Mindanao completed the workshop, having been selected from more than 100 applicants. UP Mindanao faculty members Lualhati Abreu, John Bengan, Nathaniel Go, Jay Jomar Quintos, Lakan Umali, and Farah Virador served as panelists/lecturers. 

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences held Pag-aboll: Facets of Mindanao, 1st Mindanao Studies Interdisciplinary Research Conference on 7-8 November 2019 in Davao City. Research presentations and keynote talks were given from the disciplines of human kinetics, literature, communication, social sciences, commerce, and architecture.

Interactive Learning Center/Learning Resource Center organized the Module-Writing Workshop on 11-12 November with Dr. Rotacio Gravoso of Visayas State University as resource person.

The 9th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM 2019) was organized by the School of Management on 13-15 November 2019 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel, Davao City. The event was organized with support from the Center for the Advancement of Research, development, and engagement in Mindanao (CARIM), UP Mindanao.

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences held a public forum entitled The Enduring Legacies of Social Action in Mindanao: 1976 to 1986 on 27 November 2019 with anthropologist and UP Diliman chancellor Dr. Michael L. Tan who shared his recollections of working in the community-based health programs in Mindanao in the 1970s and about the upcoming universal health care law to be implemented in 2020.

A turn-over ceremony for a copy of the Encyclopedia of Philippine Art from UP Diliman to UP Mindanao was held on the same occasion. UP Mindanao faculty members who served as contributors or editors to the Encyclopedia were recognized: Asst. Prof. John Bengan, Lecturer Emmanuel Nabayra, Assoc. Prof. Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, and Asst. Prof. Jay Jomar Quintos.

A delegation of eight BA Communication and Media Arts (BACMA) students and faculty member Ms. Merle Dawn Comidoy-Acol joined the 4th Philippine College Radio Congress (PCRC) in UP Diliman on 26-28 November 2019.

UP Mindanao organized the Lectures of DOST Balik Scientist Awardee Dr. Benito O. de Lumen on 8, 11, 18, and 29 November 2019 in UP Mindanao, University of the Immaculate Conception, and Brokenshire College, all in Davao City.
 
Awards at the 24th Mindanao Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society of Microbiology-Mindanao Chapter, 28-29 November 2019, General Santos City.
 
A paper by Cid Senoc and thesis adviser Dr. Noreen Fundador wins a first place award
A paper on bat Coronavirus by Nikki Vanesa Tampon and adviser Prof. Lyre Anni Murao wins Best Oral Presentation.
Zairel Crish Sarillana and adviser Dr. Fundador and Shaina Lou Palar (below) tied for Third Place (Poster Category)
Poster on bacteria from bats by Hinsdale Mae Gamolo and adviser Prof. Aleyla De Cadiz wins 2nd place in poster presentation 
 
Promote access, collaboration, and internationalization
 
Chancellor Larry Digal and Pahinungód director Michael Gatela attended the Bangsamoro Education Code Consultation on 4-5 November 2019 in Davao City to explore avenues for collaboration with the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao.

The storybook “G'day, Mate: ACIAR Filipino Alumni Stories" published by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research was given a book-launch on 13 November 2019 at the ICAEM. UP Mindanao researchers who are featured in the book are Chancellor Larry Digal, Researcher Marilou Montiflor, Prof. Glory Dee Romo, and Sr. Lecturer Anne Shangrila Fuentes. The photo shows the featured alumni who attended the launch.

UP Mindanao hosted the board meeting of the Davao Colleges and Universities Network on 20 November where the psychosocial training-workshop for guidance counselors of member-schools was approved.
 
Welfare of constituents
 
Earthquake: Work and classes were declared suspended by Davao City mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on 31 October until 4 November 2019 to allow inspection of buildings by engineers. The UP Mindanao inspection team declared the campus buildings as structurally sound.   

"Break the Silence, End the Stigma: Let's Talk About Mental Health" lecture-forum was held on 11 November 2019 in UP Mindanao for about 200 students with a keynote by Davao City councilor and City Council Committee on Health chairperson Mary Joselle Villafuerte, MD (front row, fifth from right).

The Anti-Red Tape Committee organized the Seminar-Writeshop on Republic Act 11032, the “Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Delivery Act of 2018” on 25-26 November 2019. The consequent Citizen’s Charter produced from the write-shop were submitted to the UP System. 

The Office of Gender and Anti-Sexual Harassment facilitated and did data collection for the UP System Gender Audit implemented by the UP Center for Women and Gender Studies; completed a survey that revealed a strong interest for the establishment of a child-minding facility to be paid for by parents, with a prospective location within the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS).
 
Media affairs
 
Chancellor Digal participated in two media events to promote the RAI: attended the press con “Wednesdays at Habi at Kape” on 6 November 2019; appeared in ABS-CBN program Maayong Buntag Mindanao on 20 November with UPMFI president Atty. Dinah Tolentino-Fuentes.
 
Paper and Poster Presentations
 
The following research papers/ posters were presented in various venues in November 2019:

“Consumer Preference for Credence Attributes of Fish and Fishery Products, Davao City, Philippines” by Castro, MMC, Pabuayon, IM, Catelo, SP, & Camacho, JDV was presented during the 57th Philippine Economic Society Conference on 7 November 2019 in Quezon City, Philippines. Prof. Castro received an award for “Best Paper”.
 
Research papers presented at Pag-aboll: Facets of Mindanao 1st Mindanao Studies Interdisciplinary Research Conference, 7-8 November 2019:

    • “Assessing the physical fitness profile of first-year students,” by Ma. Stella R. Salazar
    • “Pastoral retreat and return in the Ulahingan Sengedurug,” by Antonino S. de Veyra
    • “Lugar Lang: Finding my place in Davao through the opinion column,” by Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz
    • “Effect of gamification [gaming] of education in service physical education,” by Albert Francis T. Ramos 
    • “Sports facilities management strategies of local government units and educational institutions in Davao Region,” by Miguel Rodriguez and Michelle Panis
    • “Community-based risk communication management on flooding in urban areas,” by Karen Joyce G. Cayamanda
    • “Night market as lived space: The case of Davao City,” by Raymundo R. Pavo
    • “Form analysis of provincial government buildings in Mindanao,” by Nory P. Pernes
    • “An inquiry into the trope of ‘engkanto’ in Shake, Rattle, and Roll films,” by Jay Jomar Quintos
    • “False risk communication in the news coverage of the dengvaxia crisis,” by Juven Niño Villacastin
    • “Framework on selection criteria for the seat of government of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao,” by Makmod Pasawilan
 
The following papers/posters were presented during the 9th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM 2019):
1. “Factors Affecting the Logistical Costs of Cavendish Banana Farmers in the Philippines: Implications to Profitability” by Placencia, SGP, Astronomo, IJT, Loquias, MP, Digal, LN, Balgos, CQ, Orbeta, MLG, & Sarmiento, JMP.
2.  “Assessing the Production and Marketing Systems of Smallholder Goat Value Chains in Davao Region, Philippines” by Ebarle-Bangcaya, EJN, Placencia, SGP, Alviola IV, PA, Sarmiento, JMP, & Manila, JP.
3. “Sustaining Support to Vegetable Farmers and Partnerships” by Montiflor, MO and Real, RR.
4. “Factors affecting the choice of credit source of Cavendish banana farmers in Davao del Norte, Philippines” by Loquias, MP, Astronomo, IJT, Placencia, SGP, Orbeta, MLG, Digal, LN, & Balgos, CQ.
5. “Credit Access and Technical Efficiency of Cavendish banana Growers in Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte, Southern Philippines” by Astronomo, IJT, Sarmiento, JMP, Loquias, MP, Placencia, SGP, Balgos, CQ, Orbeta, MLG, & Digal, LN.
6. “Technical Efficiency of Smallholder Backyard Goat Farming in Davao Region, Philippines” by Jonna Belle D. Hollite, Pedro A. Alviola IV, Exegesis Jedidiah E. Bangcaya, Jon Marx P. Sarmiento, & Lemuel O. Calatrava.
7. “Value Chain and Production Efficiency Analysis of Small-scale Seaweed Farming in Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, Philippines” by Orbeta, MLG, Balgos, CQ, Codog, PEL, & Digal, LN.
8. “Consumer Behavior and Retail Outlet Choice for Seafood in Zamboanga City, Philippines” by Callanta, DSA, Romo, GDA, Sarmiento, JMP, & Alviola IV, PA.
9. “Microfinance on Rural Farming Community: Issues, Outcomes, and Lessons Learned from the Experiences of Smallholder Vegetable Farmers in Barangay Marilog, Davao City, Philippines” by Oracion, HR, Aguinaldo, RT, Shuck, VA, Concepcion, SB, & Rivero, GG.
10. “Consumer Awareness and Willingness to Pay for Good Agricultural Practices- Certified Vegetables in Davao City, Philippines” by Villaruel, HB, Shuck, VA, Aguinaldo, RT, Oracion, HR, Concepcion, SB.
11. “The Effects of Altitude on the Probability, Productivity, and Technical Efficiency of Cacao Farmers in Calinan and Marilog Districts, Davao City, Philippines” by Durano, FLA, Alviola IV, PA, Digal, LN, Oponda, NB, & Sarmiento, JMP.
12. “Climate Change Awareness and Adaptation Strategies of Banana, Pineapple, and Mango Farmers in Northern and Southern Mindanao: A Qualitative Approach” by Wahing, GD, Romo, GDA, & Sarmiento, JMP.
13. “Sociodemographic Drivers of Resource Conflicts in Davao Region, Philippines” by Wabina, VER, Alviola IV, PA, Romo, GDA, & Sarmiento, JMP.
14. “Food Safety Awareness of Fish and Fishery Product Consumers in Davao City, Philippines” by Castro, MMC, Pabuayon, IM, Catelo, SP, & Camacho, JDV.
15.  “Productivity and Profitability of Soybean in Cateel, Davao Oriental, Southern Philippines” by Ligue, KJB, Alviola IV, PA, Romo, GDA, Acuña, TR, Bangcaya, EJNE, Laorden, NL, & Regulacion, AN.
16. “A Supply Chain Analysis of the Soybean Industry in the Davao Region: Implications for Government Development Entry Points” by Romo, GDA, Shuck, VA, Wahing, GD, Acuña, TR, & Laorden, NL.
17. “Willingness to Participate in Coastal Resource Management: The Case of Coastal Communities in the Municipality of Lupon, Davao Oriental, Philippines” by Warguez, KA, Gomez, ALV, Montiflor, MO, & Aguinaldo, RT.
18. “Assessing Willingness of Coastal Communities to Participate in Coastal Resource Management in Padada, Davao del Sur, Philippines” by Ecoben, DWD, Gomez, ALV, Aguinaldo, RT, & Montiflor, MO.
19. “Utilization of Flour from Off-grade Unripe Cavendish Banana in Noodles and Baked Products” by Alviola, JNA, Aala, IRP, Delos Santos, KJL, Jayson, GAJ, Mendoza, MB, & Digal, LN.
20. “Road to Sustainability: Challenges in Getting Small Banana Growers in the Philippines Fairtrade-Certified” by Orbeta, MLG, Digal, LN, Astronomo, IJT, and Balgos, CQ.
21. “Consumer Behavior and Retail Outlet Choice for Fresh Meat in Panabo City, Philippines” by Padios, PAB, Romo, GDA, Sarmiento, JMP, & Alviola IV, PA.
22. “An Optimization Model for Processed Food-grade Flour from Off-grade Cavendish Banana Supply Chain Network Design: The Case of AMS Employees’ Fresh Fruit Producers Cooperative” by Gamot, RMT, Fordan, YC, Mata, MAE, & Digal, LN.
23. “Optimization of Cavendish Banana Flour Production: Anti- Browning Treatments and Drying Temperature Method” by Alviola, JNA, Baronia, HRSQ, Macaraig, PBA, Mendoza, MB, & Digal, LN.
24. “Outcomes of Extension Activities in the Livelihoods of Smallholder Vegetable Farmers: The Case of Sabang Association of Farmer Entrepreneurs (SAFE) in Marilog, Davao City, Philippines” by Rivero, GG, Oracion, HO, Aguinaldo, RT, Shuck, VA, & Concepcion, SB. 
25. “Building a Sustainable Innovation Platform: The Case of Samal Island Golden Mango Industry Council in the Philippines” by Aguinaldo, RT, & Concepcion, SB.
26. “Implications of Gender Attribution for the Cacao Value Chain of Davao City, Southern Philippines” by Lopez, MA, Paunlagi, MM, Digal, LN, & Baconguis, RT.
27. “Factors Affecting the Willingness of Farmers to Sell Directly to Selected Direct Market Channels: The Case of Smallholder Vegetable Farmers in Marilog, Davao City, Philippines” by Garcia, MKF, Shuck, VA, Digal, LN, & Aguinaldo, RT.
28.  “Socioeconomic Drivers of Application of Nitrates as a Curing Agent in Skinless Longganisa Processed Meat Production Sold in Bankerohan Public Market in Davao City, Philippines” [poster] by Lorilla, AP, Guiral, LH, Matullano, KR, Sarmiento, JMP, Tagubase, JLJ, Alviola IV, PA, & Obsioma, VP.
29.  “Potential value-added products from Cardava (Musa acuminata x balbisiana) banana peels for sustainable consumption,” MM Martinez, DDM Dacera, and RGE Villame.
30. “Yield and Quality of Screenhouse Grown Radish (Raphanus sativus cv Everest F1) Under Various Compost Amendments,” by CSS Millado, ARA Macapeges, RG Abad, ERV Bayogan.
31.  “Calloid Induction Using Different Sugar Sources and Culture Vessels of Cheaper Coconut Micropropagation,” by CSS Millado, SG Angkang, AGD Delima, AU Novero.
32.  “Utilization of Durian Seed Flour in the Production of Brownies,” GFA Josol, RGE Villame, JNA Alviola, and DMN Del Mundo.
33. “Impacts of violent conflicts on the agricultural village of Taliwasa, Maguindanao, southern Philippines,” by HP Lozada.
34.  “A tale of four institutions experience on implementing the LIFE model to conflict-vulnerable areas in the Philippine context,” by ASY Fuentes.
Researches presented at the 1st International Research Conference on Healthcare Sciences. November 20-21, 2019. Tagum City, Davao del Norte.
• N. Cabungcag, JHG Tolentino, RAS Francisco, AE De Cadiz. “Partial Purification of Potential Anti – Lung Cancer Compound from Bignoniaceae Plant Leaf.” [First Place Winner]
• PMND Estudillo, JHG Tolentino. “Antioxidant and Anti-Lung Cancer Properties Of Artocarpus Altilis (Breadfruit) And Artocarpus Odoratissimus (Marang) Fruit Wastes.” 1st International Research Conference on Healthcare Sciences. November 20-21, 2019. Tagum City DDN. [Third Place Winner]
• EEKG Buenaventura, JHG. Tolentino, AE De Cadiz. “Partial Purification of Potential Anti Lung Cancer Compound from a Malvaceae Plant Leaf Extract.”
Researches presented at the 24th Mindanao Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society of Microbiology-Mindanao Chapter on 28-29 November 2019 at Sarangani Highlands Garden, General Santos City.
• CM Senoc and NGV Fundador. “Potential of Starch-Based Films Containing Carvacrol For Controlling the Growth Of Escherichia Coli In Cheese.” [First Place- Poster Category]
• SL Palar, RGE Villame, AE de Cadiz and DMN Del Mundo. “Microbiological Quality of Canarium labiatum from the Community Fish Landing Area in Bgy Catagman, Samal Island, Davao del Norte.” [Third Place- Poster Category].
• ZC Sarillana, NGV Fundador and EOV Fundador. “Green Synthesis of Zinc Oxide Nanoparticles Using Cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) Pod Husk Extract and Evaluation of their Antibacterial Activities.” [Third Place Poster Category].
• HMB Gamolo, LAE Murao, MJMM Achondo, AE De Cadiz. “Identification of Gastrointestinal Bacteria from Bats in Malagos, Davao City.” 2nd Place Poster Presentation.
•       NV Tampon, LAE Murao, "First Molecular Evidence of Bat BetaCoronavirus in Mindanao," Best Oral (1st place) Presentation.
Faculty members with significant roles in conferences:
• JI Rubrico. Plenary Speaker, 5th Balik-Scientist Program Convention. 22 November  2019. Pasay City. Presentation Title: “Helping the Nation survive and thrive by breathing - AIR”.
• NGV Fundador. Plenary Speaker- Green synthesis of silver nanoparticles using plant extracts and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties. 24th Mindanao Convention and Scientific Meeting of the Philippine Society of Microbiology-Mindanao Chapter, 28-29 November 2019, General Santos City.
• AE De Cadiz. Chair, Working Committee. PSM Mindanao Seminar Workshop on Biosafety, 27 November 2019. Regional Science Research Center, Mindanao State University – General Santos City.
Publications
•  L Leonardo, L Hernandez, TC Magturo, W. Palasi, JM Rubite, AE De Cadiz, K Moendeg, R Fornillos, IK Tabios, M Mistica, IK Fontanilla. Current Status of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) in the Philippines. Acta Tropica. 28 November 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actatropica.2019.105284.

News articles
 
UP Mindanao was mentioned in the following news articles:
    • The storytellers innovate - Mindanao Times, 9 December 2019 http://bit.ly/2riJjaX
    • Mindanawon writer among S.E.A.Write awardees for 2018 | MindaNews, 9 December 2019 http://bit.ly/353yKXF
    • ACIAR and PCAARRD push for area-wide management of mango fruit fly, www.pcaarrd.dost.gov.ph, 5 December 2019 http://bit.ly/2Pjj8Zq
    • PressReader - Sun.Star Davao: 2019-11-27 - 1st genomics facility in Mindanao takes off, Sun Star Davao, 2 December 2019 http://bit.ly/2YcInRd
    • Missing link in health care, Inquirer Opinion, by Michael L. Tan, 2 December 2019 http://bit.ly/2RdDgie
    • Anatomy of a track facility, Edge Davao, 28 November 2019, http://bit.ly/2QYEf5Y
    • UP Min: Sports complex IAAF compliant, 27 November 2019, http://bit.ly/2Oplnvh
    • Field of failure? Edge Davao, 26 November 2019, http://bit.ly/2XMx16b
    • Response to the Article "Field of failure?" 26 November 2019  www.upmin.edu.ph http://bit.ly/2OlVZqb
    • First of its kind genomics facility in Mindanao formally takes off, Mindanao Daily Mirror 26 November 2019  http://bit.ly/2QUb97B
    • It’s a Blue Christmas @ Park Inn-Davao, Mindanao Times, 19 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2OnIx3H
    • Int’l biodiversity confab kicks off in Mati City, Edge Davao, 17 November 2019 http://bit.ly/35aHE5y
    • PressReader - Sun.Star Davao: 2019-11-08 - UPMin’s P12-B expansion program, 9 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2NSOXaN
    • UP Mindanao needs P12.1-B to fund 5-year dev't plans, Tabloid Philippines, 8 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2oXiBDo
    • UPMin needs P12-B for proposed programs, Mindanao Times, 8 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2PZdtd0
    • UP Mindanao to propose P12B budget for manpower, program expansion, BusinessWorld Online, 8 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2qBBdJq
    • Philippines Morning News for November 7, 2019, AEC News Today, http://bit.ly/34DPfcl
    • Culture of volunteerism, SunStar Davao, 7 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2NQS3Mv
    • CR7, RMC Solido post 2nd wins, lead 16th Acosta Cup, SunStar Davao, 7 November 2019 http://bit.ly/36LdMxU
    • UPMin wants P12.1B additional budget for infra, MindaNews, 6 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2NIHWt6
    • 31 rank Best Philippine Schools to Become a Chemical Technician for 2019, www.localpulse.net, 5 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2PTsm0F
    • Dabawenya survives 4°C, wins gold in New York, SunstarDavao, 5 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2qhs3BT
    • PressReader - Sun.Star Davao: Agribiz, Mindanao Studies Conferences in UPMin, 2 November 2019 http://bit.ly/2JJH9H9

UPMIN social media accounts (partial list, continued)
 
 

 

 

 

 

Earthquake response, 2019

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

The University of the Philippines (UP) combined its expertise in earth and health sciences and quick public service with a unified response within a week after the Mindanao earthquakes of October 2019.  Three strong earthquakes occurred on 16, 29, and 31 October with magnitudes of 6.3, 6.6 and 6.5, respectively. The province of North Cotabato was hardest hit with 21,110 houses destroyed, 15 roads and bridges damaged, and several other infrastructures similarly affected. The social welfare department website reported 24,000 displaced persons were in evacuation centers with another 7,465 outside evacuation centers, with a total of 188,533 affected persons.

In the aftermath of the earthquakes, UP executive vice president Teodoro Herbosa announced that UP Foundation, Inc. will receive donations from members of the UP community who expressed their willingness to help. Local donors can pay to Union Bank of the Philippines-Commonwealth branch, savings account no. 102270018964, and donors from abroad may pay to Philippine National Bank-UP Campus branch, savings account no. 108660029835, with PNB Swift Code: PNBmPHmm. 

The UP Mindanao Pahinungod also announced its donation drive for relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction. Donations will be accepted through the UP Strategic Research and Management Foundation with address at School of Management Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City, with tel. no. (+63 82)295-2188. Donations may be deposited to Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)-CM Recto, Davao City Branch, Account No. 1522601256 with Swift code RBCPHMM. Further inquiries may be directed to UP Mindanao Pahinungod through 09196398805 (Smart), 09451076756 or 09674194345 (Globe/TM), or by private message to https://www.facebook.com/upmindanao.pahinungod.  

UP executive vice president Teodoro Herbosa immediately created the Mindanao Earthquake Response Team of UP, composed of UP NOAH and the UP Resilience Institute (UP RI), both focused on disaster risk reduction, the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod volunteer  service unit, the UP Manila Pahinungod with its force of health workers, vice president for finance Joselito Florendo, with VP for public affairs Elena Pernia as chair. UP Mindanao chancellor Larry Digal created a counterpart UP Mindanao Task Force to coordinate the UP movements in the region. The Task Force initiated a donation drive and sent volunteers to help repack relief goods in a partner government agency.  
 
 
 
On 8 November the first UP team of geologists led by NOAH executive director Alfredo Mahar Lagmay accompanied by RI director Genaro Cuaresma and the UP Mindanao Task Force arrived in remote Sitio Flortam, Barangay Batasan in hard-hit Makilala municipality. “There was something about the collapsed lane in the highway and the cracks in the landscape in Sitio Flortam that made Dr. Lagmay stop to take measurements and take aerial photos using a drone,” said UP Mindanao Task Force chair Michael Gatela. “We suspect that there may be a new and undiscovered fault line parallel to the known Makilala fault, but we still have to do further studies,” said Dr. Cuaresma.
 
While in the site, the UP Mindanao team established relations with the community by meeting the residents and delivering some donations in the presence of the sitio leader.
 
At the Office of the Provincial Governor in Kidapawan City, the team shared the initial satellite data showing the ground changes with Acting Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza and Acting Vice Governor Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, who had previously written UP president Danilo Concepcion, to request structural and geological assessments, and psychosocial support for trauma victims.
 
Over the next two days the UP group inspected barangays Kisante, Batasan, Buenavida, Sto. Niño, Buhay and Malasila, and took a helicopter fly-by over Bgy. Bato, all in Makilala. Before departing, they shared assessments with the Incident Management Team and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) team and acting vice-governor Villanueva.  
 “Four barangays in Makilala suffered 100% damage,” said Dr. Cuaresma. “Resettlement is the only prospect for those families whose homesites are now uninhabitable,” he said.
 
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In the weekend of 9 November, a second geology team led by Dr. Mario Aurelio arrived to replace the first team, and a UP College of Engineering group arrived and conducted detailed assessments of buildings in the disaster area.   
 
The following week, a shipment of special tents from the SOS Attitude international relief NGO arrived in Davao City consigned to UP, for which the UP Mindanao Task Force made a quick visit to Makilala and identified an evacuation site in Barangay Poblacion with 295 multi-cultural families of Muslims, Manobos, and migrants to be the beneficiaries. Volunteers from UP Mindanao and its alumni, UP Vanguard, the League of Provinces, Bureau of Fire Protection, Rotary Clubs and Rotaracts in Kidapawan were identified to help set up the tent camp in the coming weeks.
 
A third UP group composed of medical doctors from UP Manila and psychologists from UP Manila and UP Visayas arrived on-site on 20 November. Chancellor Digal mentioned the possible need for UP Mindanao volunteer interpreters, since psycho-social and medical interventions involve personal interaction.  
  
Meanwhile, local musicians, including some alumni, composed and recorded a motivational song and initiated a donation drive that culminated in a charity concert “Usá ka bundákan para sa mga naíg-an,” (“A simultaneous drop/hit for the hard-hit”) on 16 November 2019 in Davao City.  

Highlights in November, 2019

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

7-8 November 2019 - Pag-aboll 2019: Facets of Mindanao, Apo View Hotel

13-15 - 9th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM), Waterfront Insular Hotel

22-23 - UP 44th Regional Alumni Institute, Grand Regal Hotel

DONATIONS FOR EARTHQUAKE RELIEF AND RECOVERY

Persons from the Philippines and abroad who wish to donate for the earthquake relief and rehabilitation effort may do so through the UP Strategic Research and Management Foundation Inc. with address at School of Management Building, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City, and tel. no. (+63 82)295-2188.
Donations may be deposited in the name of the UP Strategic Research and Management Foundation Inc. to Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)-CM Recto Davao City branch, account no. 1522601256 with Swift code RBCPHMM. Please email a copy or image of your deposit slips to <. Further inquiries may be directed to UP Mindanao Pahinungod through 09196398805 (Smart), 09451076756 or 09674194345 (Globe/TM), by private message to https://www.facebook.com/upmindanao.pahinungod

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS TO MS FOOD SCIENCE PROGRAM

Application to the Master of Science in Food Science program is now open, for admission to the 2nd semester of academic year 2019-2020. Deadline for application is 18 December 2019. Applicant must have a bachelor's degree in food science or related course. Documentiton requirements are a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, transcript of records, and two sealed recommendation letters from employers or former professors.  For further inquiries, email <;.

 
Davao Writers Workshop
Fifteen beginning writers from different parts of Mindanao completed their fellowship in the 2019 Davao Writers Workshop held at the Casa Leticia Hotel, Davao City. The Davao Writers Guild conducted the tenth installation of the workshop in partnership with the University of the Philippines Mindanao. Selected from more than a hundred applicants, the writing fellows attended a series of discussions on how to improve their stories, poems, essays, and a play with a panel of writers and literature instructors. This year’s fellows are Renner Sasil from Iligan City; Khamille Ann Linsag from Mati City; Sean Jhon Anecio from Dapitan City; Chris John Reeve de la Torre from Dapa, Surigao del Norte; Hanna Joy Luyao from Cagayan de Oro City; David Madriaga from Isulan, Sultan Kudarat; Mary Divine Escleto from General Santos City; Marielle Angela Pagoto from Tagum of City; Sunshine Angcos, Marylie Noran from Digos City; Jasmin Arcega, Samaira Guro, Tara Yakob Montiflor, Raphael Luis Salise, and Liane Carlo Suelan from Davao City. The succeeding sessions, which were open to the public, began with craft lectures by Jay Jomar Quintos, Errol Merquita, Nathan Go on writing screenplays, Binisayang balak, and epiphany in fiction respectively. The panelists who led the sessions were Lualhati Abreu, John Bengan, Nathaniel Go, Michael Aaron Gomez, Errol Merquita, Reil Obinque, Jay Jomar Quintos, Macario Tiu, Lakan Umali, Ria Valdez, and Farah Virador.    

Conferences

The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao will hold two conferences in November in Davao City, Pag-aboll 2019: Facets of Mindanao on 7–8 November 2019 at the Apo View Hotel and the 9 th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM) on 13–15 November 2019 at the Waterfront Insular Hotel. Pag-aboll 2019, organized by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS), aims to contribute to the shaping and reshaping of Mindanao discourse by bringing scholars and learners from the diverse fields of architecture, humanities, human kinetics, and social sciences together to share histories, perspectives, narratives, and creations of Mindanao. “In Pag-aboll, one discipline can learn from another, especially in issues, concerns, and also in methods of conducting research,” said CHSS dean Jean Marie Juanga. “Pag-aboll” is the Mandaya word for “weaving.” The conference keynote speakers are Mindanao studies scholar and author Lualhati Abreu of UP Mindanao, poet-author and professor emeritus Marjorie Pernia of De La Salle University, risk communication specialist Rotacio Gravoso of Visayas State University, heritage architect Gerard Lico of UP Diliman, and sports director Jose Alther Rivera of the University of Southeastern Philippines. The conference will feature 25 papers to be presented by various scholars on Mindanao studies.

ICAEM 2019, co-organized by the School of Management (SOM) and the Center for the Advancement of Research, development, and engagement in Mindanao (CARIM), will have the theme “Inclusivity, Innovation, and Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains” and will convene international scholars and practitioners in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness, management, and economics to share researches that deal with issues affecting various nodes in the agri-food chains. The conference is supported with funding from the UP Office of International Linkages and sponsored by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). “ICAEM is about strengthening our research program on the economics of agricultural value chains. Because of that research we are able to develop ideas that can be used that will feed into further research or policy and for other researchers to develop the research program network,” said conference convenor and UP Mindanao chancellor Larry Digal. The keynote speaker of the conference is Rodolfo Nayga Jr., distinguished professor of policy economics and agribusiness from the University of Arkansas, United States. The conference will also feature plenary talks from our international speakers: Grow Asia executive director Grahame Dixie from Singapore, International Rice Research Institute researcher Rica Joy Flor who is doing research in Cambodia, ACIAR program manager for agriculture Howard Hall from Australia, and agricultural economist and RMIT industry fellow Kenneth Menz from Australia. The conference will feature 84 paper and poster presentations and estimated to be attended by over 120 participants. Conference sponsor ACIAR will also launch its storybook G’day, Mate: ACIAR Filipino Alumni Stories during the first day of the conference. By hosting these two conferences, UP Mindanao is fulfilling its mandate to serve as a research university, particularly in the research areas of Mindanao studies and sustainable agri- and biosystems, by promoting research among higher education institutions in Mindanao and the rest of the country and contributing to the dissemination and application of knowledge. Both conferences are endorsed by the Commission on Higher Education. For more information on Pag-aboll 2019, visit http://bit.ly/2MG3cQU; and for ICAEM 2019, visit http://bit.ly/2MFbA34

The Welcome dinner of the International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM 2019) and book-launch of the storybook, "G'day, Mate: ACIAR Filipino Alumni Stories" was pn 13 November 2019, Davao City. Sponsored by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). UP Mindanao chancellor and conference director Larry Digal gave the welcome remarks and ACIAR Canberra outreach director Ms. Shannon Miskelly gave a brief talk on ACIAR scholarships and ACIAR's work in the Philippines. The cover of the storybook was presented, accompanied by a slideshow of the featured alumni: Dr. Larry Digal, Ms. Marilou Montiflor, Dr. Glory Dee Romo, Ms. Anne Shangrila Fuentes, Dr. Rotacio Gravoso, Ms. Lilia Vega, Dr. Nelda Gonzaga, Ms. Evy Carusos, Dr. Ana Notarte, and Dr. Delia Catacutan, who gave a response on behalf of the alumni. ACIAR Country Manager Ms. Mai Alagcan gave the closing message. Dr. Larry Digal gave the special citation to conference sponsors who were present: ACIAR, Dole Philippines Inc. (Stanfilco Division), Jabez La Primera Power Corp., and financial namagement partner Strategic Research and Management Foundation Inc. UP Mindanao Koro Kantahanay and UP Mindanao Dance Ensemble provided entertainment and the Dance Ensemble led the community dancing.

Earthquake response

The University of the Philippines (UP) combined its expertise in science and public service with a unified response within a week after the Mindanao earthquakes of October 2019. In the aftermath of the earthquakes, the DSWD website reported that Regions XI and XII had 24,000 displaced persons in evacuation centers and another 7,465 outside evacuation centers with a total of 188,533 affected persons.

UP executive vice president Teodoro Herbosa immediately created the Mindanao Earthquake Response Team and UP Mindanao chancellor Larry Digal created the counterpart Task Force.  UP Mindanao Task Force initiated a donation drive and sent volunteers to help repack relief goods in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  
On 8 November, a UP team of geologists and the UP Mindanao Task Force arrived in Sitio Flortam, Barangay Batasan in hard-hit Makilala municipality. The geologists, led by Dr. Alfredo Mahar Lagmay and Dr. Genaro Cuaresma, had their first close look at cracks in the road and the landscape and the UP Mindanao team delivered donations to the local residents. At the Office of the Provincial Governor in Kidapawan City, the team met Acting Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza and Acting Vice Governor Shirlyn Macasarte-Villanueva, who had previously written UP president Danilo Concepcion, to request structural and geological assessments, and psychosocial support for trauma victims. Over the next two days the UP group inspected barangays Kisante, Batasan, Buenavida, Sto. Niño, Buhay and Malasila, and took a helicopter fly-by over Bgy. Bato, all in Makilala. Before departing, they shared assessments with the Incident Management Team and the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PhiVolcs) team and vice-governor Villanueva. “Four barangays in Makilala suffered 100% damage,” said Dr. Cuaresma. “Resettlement is the only prospect for those families whose homesites are now uninhabitable,” he said.

CALL FROM UPGRADE TECHNOLOGY BUSINESS INCUBATION OF UP MINDANAO: 

Have an idea/technology that will solve socio-economic problems? Be one of UPGrADE’s incubatees and upgrade your innovations with us. Incubation is Free.
Register your solutions by submitting your concept note. Click: http://bit.ly/2rTYuaq
✅Who are we looking for?
UP Mindanao’s TBI – UPGrADE will incubate today's most creative thinkers
• UP Mindanao constituents
• Start-ups
• Enabling institutions
• Young innovators
✅What ideas/technologies do we support?
UPGrADE offers a number of incubation programs on
• Sustainable Food Systems
• Food Products
• Bio Economy
• Smart Industries
• Green Economy
• Support Community Solutions
✅What support can we give?
UPGrADE will help you grow through:
• Capacity Building Activities
• Participation in startup community events
• Linking with research funding and MFIs
• Providing support on intellectual property rights
• Support networking
• Business model and plan making
• Organizational development
• Mentorship
• Workspace

4TH DR. NELSON NATURAL CUP

The 4th Dr. Nelson Natural Cup was concluded on 17 November 2019 with awarding ceremonies held at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex Football Field. The 2019 champion was the Philippine College of Technology. The 1st Runner-up was Calinan FC, 2nd runner-up was UP Men's Football Varsity, and the 3rd runner-up was Oi! Rogers FC.
Representatives of the co-organizers, the UP Mindanao Siki ni Obli, awarded certificates to the winning teams and the outstanding players and coaches. The organizers extended their congratulations to all the participating teams and expressed their wish for all the participants to keep the football spirit alive, and to uphold camaraderie and sportsmanship in every game.

MENTAL HEALTH FORUM

"Break The Silence, End The Stigma: Let's Talk About Mental Health," a lecture-forum, was held on 11 November 2019, 8:30AM-12NN, at Davao City-UP Sports Complex Training Gym, UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. Welcome Remarks were given by Prof. Larry Digal, chancellor of UP Mindanao. The speakers were Ms. Precious Manliguez, Executive Manager of Philippine Mental Health Association (PMHA)-Davao Chapter and Dr. Bihildis Magbunga, Psychiatrist and Chair, Institute of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine-Southern Philippines Medical Center, who spoke on the state of mental health and the common forms for mental health ailments. The keynote was given by Hon. Mary Joselle Villafuerte, MD, Davao City Councilor and Chair of the City Council Committee on Health, who introduced new city ordinances making mental health facilities and services available to citizens. Closing Remarks were given by 
Prof. Maria Teresa Escano, Director, Office of Student Affairs.

PHILIPPINE COLLEGE RADIO CONGRESS
 
The BA Communication and Media Arts (BACMA) students and BACMA faculty Ms. Merle Dawn Comidoy-Acol represented the university in the 4th Philippine College Radio Congress (PCRC) from November 26-28, 2019 at the University of the Philippines Diliman. The event was organized by the UP Diliman College of Mass Communication and participated by around 30 schools all over the Philippines. This year’s theme was Back to Basics which was aimed at reintroducing basic yet essential topics for the operation of college radios in the country such as media ethics, station management, media buying and placement, acoustics and recording, voice acting, podcasting, etc. The sessions and hands-on training were facilitated by media experts including veteran radio news anchor Rey Langit, veteran radio drama actor and director Leonel Benjamin, acoustic engineer Mike Pedero, multi-awarded journalist Roby Alampay, and many more. Next year, the BACMA program is planning to launch the first-ever college radio of UP Mindanao which will be made available online through podcast. The UP Mindanao delegation was the third biggest delegation of this year’s PCRC with a total of nine participants namely: Merle Dawn Comidoy-Acol (faculty) and students Dianne Nicole Capuno, Michelle Angielou Deslate,  Ma. Teresa Flores, Clarice Marcellones, Tracy Shikainah Omalza, Jairus Perez, Trisha Teruel, and Bonizza Sarco.

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As the sixth constituent university of the University of the Philippines, UP Mindanao continues the tradition of excellence in providing higher quality education, research and development, and public service for the people of Mindanao. UP Mindanao aims not only to contribute to the body of knowledge but also to the sustainable development and transformation of Southern Philippines and the rest of the country. Armed with this mission, the university uses its intellectual resources to understand Mindanao’s past while laying the groundwork for its future.

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