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Earthquake response, 2019

Written by Rene Estremera on . Posted in Madayaw News

In the aftermath of the Mindanao earthquakes, the UP Mindanao Pahinungod 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.  

Earlier, EVP Herbosa announced that UP Foundation, Inc. will also 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. 

UP executive vice president Teodoro Herbosa created the Mindanao Earthquake Response Team chaired by vice-president for public affairs Elena Pernia while UP Mindanao chancellor Larry Digal created the counterpart Task Force that initiated a donation drive and sent volunteers to help repack relief goods in the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD).  

On 8 November the first UP team composed 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 accompanied by mathematician Dr. Genaro Cuaresma, had their first close look at cracks in the road and the landscape. While on site, the UP Mindanao team established relations with the comminuty by turning-over some donations to the local residents led by sitio leader Francisco Miguel. At the Office of the Provincial Governor in Kidapawan City, the team met 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 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. 

(to be continued)

Invitation to the Regional Alumni Institute, 2019

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imageCROPT2230Dear fellow UP alumni,

The University of the Philippines Mindnaao and the UP Mindanao Foundation Inc. (UPMFI), in cooperation with the UP Alumni Association-National and UPAA-Davao City Chapter are organizing   the University of the Philippines Regional Alumni Institute (RAI), with the theme “Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Mindanao through Investment in UP Mindanao’s Programs” on 22-23 November 2019 at the Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. 

We invite you to be part of this rare opportunity to RECONNECT with fellow alumni, RESHAPE the future of UP Mindanao, and REINFORCE our passion for Mindanao's development.

A minimal registration fee of P500.00 will be collected to partially cover the cost of conference kit and the meals. Due to the limited seating capacity of the venue, kindly register on or before 7 November 2019 through this link: http://bit.ly//RAI2019Davao

For more information and queries, please contact the RAI Secretariat at 0995-965-4219 (Globe), 0998-475-9914 (Smart); or email . You may also contact the UPMFI at (082)227-5326 (telefax) or 0906-298-1067. 

We look forward to seeing you at the RAI 2019 !

Sincerely,

Atty. Marie Dinah S. Tolentino-Fuentes

President, UPMFI, and Chair, RAI 2019

Mr. Sebastian L. Angliongto

Chairman of the Board, UPMFI

Prof. Larry N. Digal

Chancellor, UP Mindanao

Co-Chair, RAI 2019

Regional Alumni Institute Provisional Program

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Provisional Program of the Regional Alumni Institute as of 27 September 2019

 

Regional Alumni Institute

22-23 November 2019, Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City

Organized by:

UP Mindanao Foundation, Inc. (UPMFI) University of the Philippines Mindanao

In cooperation with the

UP Alumni Association (UPAA)UPAA – Davao Chapter

Theme: Attaining inclusive and sustainable development in Mindanao through investment in UP Mindanao’s programs

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAM

(9.27.2019)

Day 1, 22 November 2019 (Friday)

 

Time

Activity

In-Charge / Speakers

12:00 – 1:30 pm

Registration

Secretariat

1:30 – 1:40 pm

National anthem and doxology

Koro Kantahanay

1:40 – 1:50 pm

Welcome remarks

Hon. Sara Duterte-Carpio

City Mayor, Davao City 

1:50 – 2:00 pm

Opening statement

Atty. Marie Dinah Tolentino-Fuentes

President, UPMFI, and Chair, Regional Alumni Institute

2:00 – 2:10 pm

Message

Mr. Reynaldo C. Laserna

President, UP Alumni Association

2:10 – 2:15 pm

Video: A quick glance at UP Mindanao since its inception

University Information Committee

2:15 – 2:25 pm

Inspirational remarks

Atty. Danilo L. Concepcion

President, University of the Philippines

2:25 – 2:40 pm

Vital role of UP Mindanao in the development of Mindanao: UP Mindanao’s Strategic Plan (2019-2023)

Prof. Larry N. Digal, PhD

Chancellor, UP Mindanao, and Co-Chair, Regional Alumni Institute

2:40 – 2:45 pm

Intermission number

Koro Kantahanay

2:45 – 3:05 pm

Legislative support for UP Mindanao so it can effectively contribute to attainment of inclusive and sustainable development in Mindanao

Sen. Juan Miguel "Migz" F. Zubiri

3:05 – 3:25 pm

Cong. Roman T. Romulo

3:25 – 3:45 pm

Cong. Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez

3:45 – 4:20 pm

Panel discussion on UP Mindanao’s Strategic Plan (2019-2023)

Mr. John Y. Gaisano, Jr.

Vice Chair, UPMFI

Engr. Ivan C. Cortez

Officer-In-Charge, City Planning and Development Office

Mr. Emmanuel "Manny" F. Piñol

Chairman, Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA)

4:20 – 4:55 pm

Plenary discussion

Dean Pedro A. Alviola, PhD

School of Management, UP Mindanao

4:55 – 5:00 pm

Synthesis

Prof. Emma Ruth V. Bayogan, PhD

Director, Center for the Advancement of Research, development,and engagement In Mindanao (CARIM), UP Mindanao

Day 2, 23 November 2019 (Saturday)

 

Time

Activity

In-Charge / Speakers

8:30 – 8:35 am

Recap of Day 1

Prof. Emma Ruth V. Bayogan, PhD

Director, Center for the Advancement of Research, development,and engagement In Mindanao (CARIM), UP Mindanao

8:35 – 8:45 am

Harnessing UP’s alumni network for the development of UP Mindanao campus

Mr. Robert Lester F. Aranton

UPAA National Board, and Co-Chair, Membership Development Committee

8:45 – 9:05 am

Research, innovation, and engagement in science and technology for Mindanao’s development

Sec. Fortunato T. de la Peña 

Secretary, Department of Science and Technology

9:05 – 9:25 am

CHED programs to support relevant and quality higher education in Mindanao

Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III

Chairman, Commission in Higher Education

9:25 – 10:00 am

Plenary discussion

Dean Pedro A. Alviola, PhD

School of Management, UP Mindanao

10:00 – 10:10 am

Cultural presentation

Dance Ensemble

10:10 – 10:30 am

Promoting peace and development in Mindanao

Atty. Jesus G. Dureza 

Former Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

10:30 – 10:50 am

Mindanao’s potentials in tourism (agri, eco, and ethno-botanical)

Sec. Bernadette Fatima Tecson Romulo-Puyat 

Secretary, Department of Tourism

10:50 – 11:15 am

Mindanao as the country’s food basket: Issues and prospects to attain inclusive and sustainable development

Sen. Cynthia A. Villar

Chairperson, Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food 

11:15 – 11:40 am

Sec. William D. Dar 

Secretary, Department of Agriculture

11:40 – 12:10 pm

Plenary discussion

Ms. Wit Holganza

Managing Director, Cacao City Marketing Cooperative

12:10 – 1:10 pm

Lunch

1:10 – 1:30 pm

Pursuing Mindanao’s development through sports: Translating vision into action

Sen. Emmanuel "Manny" D. Pacquiao

1:30 – 1:50 pm

Panel discussion: Legislative support for UP Mindanao so it can effectively contribute to attainment of inclusive and sustainable development in Mindanao

Moderators: Asec. Roberto Alabado III & Councilor Mabel Sunga-Acosta

Sen. Christopher Lawrence "Bong" T. Go

1:50 – 2:10 pm

Cong. Isidro T. Ungab 

2:10 – 2:30 pm

Panel discussion: Perspectives from the executive branch on UP Mindanao’s potential contribution to Mindanao’s development

Moderators: Mr. John Tria & Councilor Antonette "Petit" Principe 

Sec. Karlo Alexei B. Nograles

Cabinet Secretary

2:30 – 2:50 pm

Sec. Ernesto M. Pernia

Socio-Economic Planning Secretary, NEDA

2:50 – 3:10 pm

Sec. Wendel E. Avisado

Secretary, Department of Budget and Management

3:10 – 4:05 pm

Open forum

Panel Moderator/s

4:05 – 4:10 pm

Intermission number

The Smuggled Ones

4:10 – 4:50 pm

Reading of RAI resolutions and presentation to the Philippine president

UPMFI Chair Sebastian L. Angliongto and alumni chapters

4:50 – 5:20 pm

Response to resolutions

His Excellency Rodrigo R. Duterte

Philippine President

5:20 – 5:30 pm

Closing remarks

Atty. Angelo A. Jimenez

Board of Regents Member, University of the Philippines

5:30 – 7:00 pm

Dinner

7:00 onward

Talentadong UP Alumni” Contest

Fellowship Committee

Emcees: Atty. Marie Glenn Sorila, Mr. Julius Neil A. Piala, Ms. Merle Dawn S. Comidoy

Regional Alumni Institute, 2019

Written by Rene Estremera on . Posted in Madayaw News

imageCROPT2230Dear fellow UP alumni,

The University of the Philippines Mindnaao and the UP Mindanao Foundation Inc. (UPMFI), in cooperation with the UP Alumni Association-National and UPAA-Davao City Chapter are organizing   the University of the Philippines Regional Alumni Institute (RAI), with the theme “Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Development in Mindanao through Investment in UP Mindanao’s Programs” on 22-23 November 2019 at the Grand Regal Hotel, Davao City. 

We invite you to be part of this rare opportunity to RECONNECT with fellow alumni, RESHAPE the future of UP Mindanao, and REINFORCE our passion for Mindanao's development.

A minimal registration fee of P500.00 will be collected to partially cover the cost of conference kit and the meals. Due to the limited seating capacity of the venue, kindly register on or before 7 November 2019 through this link: http://bit.ly//RAI2019Davao

For more information and queries, please contact the RAI Secretariat at 0995-965-4219 (Globe), 0998-475-9914 (Smart); or email . You may also contact the UPMFI at (082)227-5326 (telefax) or 0906-298-1067. 

We look forward to seeing you at the RAI 2019 !

 

Sincerely,

 

Atty. Marie Dinah S. Tolentino-Fuentes

President, UPMFI, and Chair, RAI 2019

 

Mr. Sebastian L. Angliongto

Chairman of the Board, UPMFI

 

Prof. Larry N. Digal

Chancellor, UP Mindanao

Co-Chair, RAI 2019

Academic Year 2019-2020 begins

Written by Rene Estremera on . Posted in Madayaw News

IMG 2062     The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao opened the first semester of Academic Year 2019-2020 with 111 graduate and 727 undergraduate students. University officials, faculty members and staff welcomed the 340 First Year students at the University Convocation for First-Year Students on 5 August 2019. Chancellor Digal also led the swearing of new University Student Council officers (in photo, right).

    In a highlight on 7 August, the School of Management reviewed the agribusiness research and development in Mindanao at the “Agribusiness Economics and Management Forum: Works and Achievements of Prof. Sylvia B. Concepcion” held in Lorenzo Hall. Colleagues recalled the research projects from the vegetable supply chain started by Prof. Concepcion that had grown to include value chain studies in tuna, corn, palay, kalamansi, mango, and Cavendish bananas, and had broadened to encompass aspects of gender, environment, poverty, jobs creation, and capability-building of farmers and researchers. In her response, Prof. Concepcion expressed her satisfaction at seeing people continuing what she started and acknowledged the Vegetable Industry Council of Southern Mindanao for having undertaken the development journey alongside UP Mindanao.

    In a welcome surprise from students, BA Communication and Media Arts sophomores Catherine Joy Catulong and Jasmine Nicolle Jain won a Special Jury Prize in the 2019 Cinemalaya Campus Short Shorts Competition for their short film "Praktis" in ceremonies held on 13 August. Films by students from the Bicol Region, Iloilo City, and Davao City were showcased in the competition.

    On 9 August, the Center for the Advancement of Research and engagement in Mindanao organized the In-House Research Review for selected research projects to prepare these for publication, possible patentable technologies, and contributions to sustainable development goals for Mindanao. The research presentations on smallholder Cavendish banana farmers and livelihood in conflict-vulnerable areas, map-making for flood effects and risks in southeastern Mindanao, and marine fishes in Davao and Sulu were among the externally-funded projects presented. The smallholder goat value chains, the pollination ecology of cultivated durian (Durio zibethinus Murr.), the molecular characterization of bats, and the environmental compliance of the UP Mindanao campus were among the internally-funded projects. In addition, researches on the nitrate/nitrite levels in longgonisa, the potential antioxidant and anticancer food components from various plant sources, and the probiotic potential of lactic acid bacteria isolates from the UP Mindanao culture collection completed the presentations that were heard by a panel of experts from partner universities.  Assistant professors Joseph Acosta [map-making] and Fritzie Camino [pollination ecology] were named best presenters for the external- and internal-funded research, respectively.

    On 15 August, Prof. Joel Cuello, a world-renowned professor of agricultural bio-systems engineering of the University of Arizona, delivered a landmark public lecture on the topic "Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem of the Philippines Toward Inclusive National Development" as part of the UP World Experts Lecture Series. In his talk, Prof. Cuello envisioned a stronger and deeper tripartite partnership between academe, government, and industry in the Philippines in order to create a science and technology innovation ecosystem that can drive the economy forward, similar to Silicon Valley in the United States.

    In closing, Prof. Cuello showed photos of his projects such as bio-system farms inside buildings and his academic institution, “This is my university, the University of Arizona in Tucson. I hope you can visit and it is my sincere hope is that we’ll have long term relationship with UP Mindanao,” he concluded.

    On 29 August, UP Mindanao welcomed a delegation of professors from the Republic of China (Taiwan) National Sun Yat Sen University (NSYSU) Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute of Medical Science and Technology. The UP Mindanao panel presented its research projects having common areas of study with the visitors: genomics, anticancer drug discovery, reef fisheries, flood hazard mapping, organic polymer science, polylactic acid, and artificial intelligence and robotics. The two parties discussed possible research collaborations, faculty and student exchanges, and joint academic offerings. UP Mindanao also arranged the visits of the NSYSU team to the Davao Colleges and Universities Network, Davao Medical School Foundation, Ateneo de Davao University, and University of Southeastern Philippines.

    These public service highlights in August are among the contributions of UP Mindanao in fulfillment of its mandates as a graduate university, a research university, and a public service university as it moves toward it's 25th anniversary in 2020.

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