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Highlights in October, 2019

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Announcements

Events scheduled in October 2019 are, as follows:

5-6 October - UP College Admission Test

28-30 - Dula University sports festival, DC-UP Sports Complex Gym

28 - Signing of memorandum of agreement for the Mindanao Genomics Consortium, Room 227, College of Science and Mathematics, UP Mindanao  

28 - Gender Sensitivity Training, Lorenzo Hall, 8AM-5PM


Highlights in October, to date, are:

4 October 2019 - University of the Philippines Mindanao received top awards during the 9th Health Research and Development Expo competitions organized by the Regional Health Research and Development Consortium-XI held on 3-4 October 2019 in Davao City. For the Qualitative Research – Professional/Graduate category, Assistant Professor Kenette Jean Millondaga of the Department of Social Sciences won 1st place for her paper "Women and 'madness' in peasant communities in North Cotabato, Mindanao." Professor Millondaga's paper forms part of her study on traditional medical practices and women's reproductive health in rural areas. This is the first time that the qualitative research category was included in the history of the expo. For the Quantitative/Mixed Method – Undergraduate Category, two students received the first and third prizes: Marlon Enano (BS Biology 2019) and Zairel Crish Sarillana (BS Food Technology 2019), respectively. Enano’s paper entitled "Bioassay guided isolation of anti-lung cancer compounds from the leaves of DDHP-2095" is part of the UP Mindanao’s Discovery and Development of Health Products (DDHP) research project headed by Associate Professor Joel Hassan Tolentino (Department of Food Science and Chemistry) and Associate Professor Aleyla de Cadiz (Department of Biological Science and Environmental Studies). Sarillana’s paper entitled "Green synthesis of zinc oxide nanoparticles using cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) pod husk extract and evaluation of their anti-amicrobial activities" explores new areas in the continuing research of her adviser, Associate Professor Noreen Grace Fundador (Department of Food Science and Chemistry), on the use of waste from local bioresources to assist in the formation of nanoparticles with anti-microbial properties.


5-6 October 2019 - UP Mindanao served as UP College Admission Test Center for Davao City.

6 October 2019 - Koro Kantahanay, the resident choir group of the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, was one of 52 choirs―and the only one from Mindanao―invited to perform at the Philippine Madrigal Singers or the Madz’s “MusiKapayapaan: Madz et al. Choral Festival 2019” held at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on 1–6 October 2019. The choir was led by choir founder and conductor Joey Vargas, a former faculty of UP Mindanao. As each choir group was given ten minutes to perform, Koro Kantahanay sang three songs: “Amani” (Peace) by American composer Audrey Snyder, “Salmo 150” (Psalm 150) by Brazilian composer Ernani Aguiar, and a Blaan folk song “Kayo Mungay Daun” (The Weaving of Leaves). The program ended with all the choirs singing their two final songs, the reggae version of American singer Perry Como’s “One Little Candle” and Filipino reggae band Tropical Depression’s “Kapayapaan,” both arranged by featured arranger and Madz alumnus Robert Delgado.







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