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Board of Regents appoints 5th Chancellor

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

The University of the Philippines (UP) Board of Regents approved the appointment of School of Management Dean Larry N. Digal as the 5th Chancellor of the University of the Philippines Mindanao for the term 1 March 2019 to 28 February 2022. He will succeed the incumbent chancellor, Prof. Sylvia Concepcion.        
Dean Digal in his nomination documents articulated his top agenda items dubbed as UPMin REAPS which stands for: Reinforce (R) teaching-research-extension-production continuum through better understanding of the needs of the industry and other stakeholders and more responsive UP Mindanao products and services (academic programs, research and extension/public services); Enhance (E) existing undergraduate and graduate programs and to develop at least two new graduate programs; Accelerate (A) research productivity; Prime (P) and improve organizational capacity and administrative efficiency; Strengthen (S) programs to develop a culture of teamwork, sense of community, health and wellness, and better appreciation of the arts. He outlined the programs under REAPS that will help UPMin prioritize and focus to maximize its impact given its limited resources to its stakeholders and the development of Mindanao and the country.                 

Dean Digal joined UP Mindanao in June 2001 and served as Dean of SOM in January 2004 to March 2007 and for a second term on 28 July 2016 to the present. Dean Digal also holds an appointment as UP Scientist I for three consecutive terms since 2011. He was the top graduate of the College of Agriculture of UPLB in 1985 where he finished his BS Agriculture degree major in Agricultural Economics, cum laude. He earned his MS in Agricultural Economics in Purdue University (Indiana, USA), and his PhD in Agricultural Economics in University of Sydney.    

ICAEM 2019

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ICAEM 2019

9th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management: Inclusivity, Innovation, and Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains
2019 | Davao City, Philippines


ICAEM2019: Inclusivity, Innovation, and Sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains

The University of the Philippines Mindanao is hosting the 9th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management (ICAEM 2019). The purpose of this conference is to bring together international scholars and practitioners in the areas of agriculture, agribusiness, management, and economics.

The conference provides a venue to present researches that deal with economic and management issues affecting the entirety or specific nodes within the agri-food chains, specifically those within the crops, fisheries, livestock and poultry subsectors. The conference is organized by the School of Management (SOM) and Office of Research of the University of the Philippines Mindanao. ICAEM 2019 accepts papers on the following tracks:

• Agri-product development and innovation
• Agricultural education and extension
• Consumer studies
• Development studies
• Environmental policy and resource management
• Entrepreneurship and agri-industry development
• Farm tourism
• Farm (crop/animal) and fisheries management
• Food security, trade, and agricultural policy
• Impact assessment studies
• Inclusive business
• Innovation Studies
    o In agriculture/agribusiness
    o In economics and management
• Participation of women in agriculture and agribusiness
• Partnership studies
• Policy Studies in agriculture
• Supply chain management
• Sustainable agriculture
• Technologies for crop and animal improvement
• Value chain analysis


The scientific program committee of ICAEM 2019 welcomes abstract submissions for the oral and poster. Abstracts may cover any topic within the tracks provided. You may submit a maximum of 2 papers for consideration. You may submit your abstracts to or email to .

A FEW REMINDERS: Please make sure that your abstract is (a) informative and can stand on its own without the full paper with the following parts: introduction, methods, results and discussion, conclusions, and implications; (b) written in clear and concise English; (c) has no errors in spelling, grammar, or scientific facts; and (d) should contain no more than 250 words. Spell out all abbreviations at first mention and refrain from using citations. You may submit no more than two (2) abstracts for consideration in the conference.


• Call for Abstracts: 15 October 2018
• Abstract Deadline: on or before 15 December 2018
• Acceptance Notice: on or before 31 March 2019
• Early registration: 1 April – 31 May 2019
• Regular registration: 1 June 2019
• Conference: 14-15 November 2019


Davao City will host the ICAEM 2019. The City is an economic, political and agribusiness hub with highlands to lowlands resources. As such, it is the ideal place to welcome scholars, practitioners and guests with special interest in inclusivity, innovation and sustainability. For more information, visit the city government's official site.


Professionals US$230/PhP 4500 US$250/PhP 5000 US$300/P5500
Students (MS/PhD) US$180/PhP3600 US$200/PhP 4500 US$250/P5000
Philippine Government Agencies and State Universities & Colleges PhP4000 PhP4000   PhP4000

The conference fee is INCLUSIVE of welcome dinner, lunches and snacks for two days, conference kit and certificate, and a copy of the Conference Book of Abstracts. The fee DOES NOT INCLUDE airfare/travel, and accommodations. *NOTE: Payment thru bank transfer. Details will be sent after acceptance of abstract.


Prof. Larry N. Digal, PhD
ICAEM 2019 Conference Chair
Dean, School of Management-University of the Philippines Mindanao
T: +63 82 295-2188

Mr. Michael Noel R. Bonghanoy
ICAEM2019 Conference Coordinator
Office of Research-University of the Philippines Mindanao
T: +63 82 293 1839

Ms. Marilou O. Montiflor
ICAEM2019 Conference Coordinator
School of Management University of the Philippines Mindanao
T: +63 82 295-2750

DÚLÂ, 2018

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UPDATE: DÚLÂ 2018 university-wide sports festival was played in the University of the Philippines Mindanao in Mintal, Davao City on 22-24 October 2018. Administration Blue Team was the Over-all Winner with 8,650 points, followed by College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) White Team in 2nd Place with 7,300 points, School of Management (SOM) Yellow Team was 3rd with 7,050, and College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) Red Team was 4th with 6,950 points.   In the Cheerdance competition, BS Biology emerged as Champions, while the BS Agribusiness Economics and BS Computer Science merged team was 1st Runner-up, and BS Food Technology was 2nd Runner-up.The Banner-raising competition was the opening event, followed by events in basketball, men and women's events in volleyball, table tennis, badminton, dágan dúlâ fun-run, chess, dama, and the Philippine games of túmbang-préso, chinese garter, pikó, and sack race. A fellowship dinner culminated the Closing and Awarding Ceremony on 24 October 2018. Photos here. Videos here.

ORIGINAL POST: DULA 2018, the annual University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao sports and games festival, happens on 22-24 October 2018 in UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. Four teams will meet in friendly competion in banner-raising, Philippine games, running, dama, chess, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and basketball. Exhibition games will be played in football, scrabble, and cybergames. College of Humanities and Social Sciences team color is white, College of Science and Mathematics is red, School of Management is yellow, and Administrative services is blue. The Opening Ceremony on 22 October 2018, 8a.m. will have the cheerdance competition. The Closing Program on 24 October 2018 beginning 1p.m. will have the awarding ceremonies and solidarity fellowship.  Further updates are available thru the following link:

Search for Next Chancellor, 2018

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

THE SEARCH FOR THE NEXT CHANCELLOR of UP Mindanao has begun following Administrative Orders issued by UP President Danilo Concepcion stating that "The term of office of the Chancellor of UP Mindanao will end on 28 February 2019."   The Administrative Order has indicated that the Call for nominations for Chancellor begins on 13 October 2018 and ends on 26 October 2018. The documents issued by President Concepcion and the Committee Chair,  Prof. Philip Ian Padilla, are available in this link:

UPCAT postponement

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

UPCAT UPDATE: The UP Office of Admissions will be postponing the administration of the UPCAT 2019 nationwide. This decision is based on consultation with UP System officials and weather experts on the latest forecasts on Typhoon Ompong and its expected impact on Northern Luzon and the Eastern Seaboard including Western Visayas, and in consideration of the nationwide scope of the exam that entails synchronized travel arrangements among others which pose undue risks to both UPCAT examinees and UPCAT personnel. The Office will announce a new date as soon as possible and provide instructions to all examinees.

UPCAT Test Permits will not be available at the Test Centers on 14 September 2018, for this same reason.

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