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UP College Admission Test, 21 & 22 Oct.

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

University of the Philippines College Admission Test 2018 (UPCAT 2018) will be held on 21 and 22 October 2017. Applicants will take the exam in one whole day, either on 21 October or on 22 October. UP Mindanao will serve as the Test Center for Davao City applicants. Other Test Centers are listed at the website

Regarding the Test Permit, here is the instruction from

"For applications filed through an authorized school representative, pick up your Test Permit from the school representative, about a week after the date of submission of application;

For personally filed applications, pick up your Test Permit from the Office of Admissions on the same day;

For applications filed thru regional filing centers or by mail, wait for your Test Permit to be mailed to your school. The list of examinees with processed applications will also be sent to your school's official e-mail address. If your name is not among the listed examinees for your school, check with the Office of Admissions (9818500 Local 3827, 3828 or 3831), and follow-up with the UPCAT Examiner assigned to the UPCAT Test Center nearest to your high school on the Friday just before the UPCAT."

(Addendum: When going to claim your Test Permit on 20 October, bring your school iD and two pieces of recent iD photos)

Dula sports festival, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

DULA 2017 UP Mindanao Sports Festival will be played on 16-18 October in the UP Mindanao campus, Mintal, Davao City. Dagan-Dula, the foot race, will be the first of the competition events, to assemble at 6AM on 16 October, at the starting line in the Oblation Plaza.

The games to be played in competition are: Banner-Raising, Basketball for Men and Women, Volleyball for Men and Women, Chess for Men and Women, Dama for Men and Women, Table Tennis for Men, Women, and Mixed Doubles, Badminton for Men, Women, and Mixed Doubles, and Bowling.

The competing teams are: College of Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Management, Administrative Services, and defending champions College of Science and Mathematics. Participation by faculty members and some alumni is encouraged.

Exhibition Games will be played for: Scrabble, Football (Soccer), Philippine Games/Amazing Race, and Cyber-games. There will be no cheer-dance competition this year due to the transition created by the introduction of senior high school in the national educational system.

General Rules

Ground Rules

AM Schedule of Games

PM Schedule of Games

UP and NGCP project, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

Nurturing Grassroots Change Through Partnerships was launched on 30 September in UP Mindanao. This is a Skills Training Camp organized by the Office of Extension for residents of Bgy. Bago Oshiro. This is a nation-wide project partnership between UP and the National Grid Corp. of the Phils. for implementation in various UP constituent universities. Cacao Nursery Production, Meat Processing, and Desserts and Snacks Preparation are the modules that have been produced for implementation in the UP Mindanao environs. The opening day speakers were CDS Zara Perez of Cooperative Development Authority-XI, DMO Arriel Nengasca of Dept. of Trade and Industry-XI, and SRS Ruby Manongdo from the Dept. of Science and Technology-XI. Dr. Reynaldo Abad and Mr. Danny Abad were also present as the resource persons for cacao. The Training Camp is will run until November 2017 under the supervision of Office of Extension and Community Service.

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Development Policy Month, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

THE 15th DEVELOPMENT POLICY MONTH will be celebrated in September 2017. The theme, "Pagpapatibay ng Desentralisasyon Tungo sa Kaunlarang Panrehiyon" / "Strengthening Decentralization for Regional Development". This theme is chosen in view of the ongoing discourse on Federalism, and to highlight the need for in-depth reflection and analyses to encompass the bigger umbrella of decentralization reforms. The month-long celebration hopes to emphasize to our policymakers the importance of critical thinking and the formulation of appropriate policy interventions to advance development in the regions. (See the poster here)

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