The exhibit is POSTPONED, until further notice > Asst. Prof. Teody "Bong" Perez will hold his 15th Solo Exhibit at Museo Dabawenyo throughout the 81st Araw ng Dabaw month of March 2018. Titled, "Lives Stories of Mindanaon culture", the exhibit will be at the second floor main gallery of Museo Dabawenyo, located in Pichon (Magallanes) St., Davao City. The exhibit will feature illustrations from the book "Mandaya and Mansaka Indigenous Games" and other paintings and prints. New paintings by the artist will be unveiled. This is a product of Prof. Perez' Creative Work Load as faculty of the University of the Philippines Mindanao Dept. of Humanities and in line with the University of the Philippines' strategic initiatives for public service and policy studies. Ribbon-cutting and opening of the exhibit is on 12 March, Monday, at 4PM. The public is invited, admission is free of charge.
23RD ANNIVERSARY was celebrated in February with public offerings towards the UP Strategic Goal: Contribute to National Development. The College of Humanities & Social Sciences offerings were on 5-9 February, featuring the following events:
21st UPMIN WOMEN'S FOOTBALL FESTIVAL Futsal Tournament on 3 February in the newly-opened Training Gym at the Davao City-UP Sports Complex
DESIGN & PLANNING LECTURES on 5 February: “Safety in Building Management” by Ruel estrada and “Evolution of Planning Practices in Local Government” by Josef Sumabal.
SOCIAL SCIENCE LECTURES, 6 February: "Positive Discipline in Everyday Life"by Josefa Petilla; "Space and Power in Roxas Night Market" by Raymundo Pavo; and "Mandaya (indigenous peoples) Continuum" by Emmanuel Nabayra
GENDER SENSITIVITY TRAINING by Prof. Pavo for Catalunan National High School students on 8 February.
SOLIDARITY WALK & CAMPUS RISING forum on social issues, 9 February
LITERARY CAFE spoken-word performances, 7 February)
ARCHITECTURE DESIGN EXHIBIT, on 5-9 February, showed theses on school and airport design, bio-waste fibers and reused debris for construction, Mindanao vernacular architecture, and cities of the future.
“ALL ABOUT ISLAM: Fundamentals of Muslim Faith" forum was held by Association of Muslim Students in partnership with the Muhajiraat organization on 9 February.
"PAGDAKOP SA KAHAYAG" (Catching the Light) screening of films by BA Communication Arts students was on 9 Feb. including a panel discussion with the film-makers
6TH REGION-WIDE INTER-SCHOOL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL “SPEAK UP!” Competition by Communicators Guild student org. was on 12 February in Abreeza Mall of Davao. Awards were given for the Oratorical and extemporaneous-speaking and documentary film-making contests.
“LINTUNGANAY” (translation: original; archetype) inter-high school competition from Omega Alpha org. featured “i-Spell-Eng” spelling competition, “i-Guhit” poster-making competition, and “i-Tuklas film-making competition for high schools on 19 February in UP Mindanao.
The 2018 Phil. Association of State Universities and Colleges-State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (PASUC-SCUAA) National Games was held in Antique on 18-24 February 2018, and was attended by thousands of athletes and trainers from some 102 Philippine state colleges and universities. The UP Mindanao delegation of athletes to the Games, headed by Varsity Coordinator Prof. Armando Salazar, were deployed to the Davao Region teams for swimming, futsal (indoor football), chess, volleyball, and badminton.
At the end, the Varsity swimmers and their coach won a total of 8 medals and a 2nd runner-up trophy, as part of the Davao Region Swim Team. Swimmer Juan Antonio Mendoza (BS Agribusiness Economics) won 5 medals: 1 bronze, in the 50m Butterfly; 2 silvers, in the 200m IM and in the 50m Freestyle; and 2 golds, in the 100m and in the 200m Freestyle events, where he bested his previous time records. Swimmer Bhazel Acac (BS Food Technology) won two bronze medals, in the 400m IM and in the 100m Butterfly events. Coach Vasit Venturillo was awarded a bronze medal in the best coach category.
The team received a trophy for 3rd place (a.k.a. 2nd runner-up) for overall ranking in Men’s Swimming, while achieving 4th overall ranking among all regional teams for combined men and women in swimming; based on the combined group effort, placings, and equivalent points of the rest of the swim team comprised of UP-Mindanao swimmers Dominique Epie (BSABE), Kathryn Hintay (BS Architecture), Angelica Jem Verga (BSA), and Paula Yap (BS Computer Science), with team members from other Davao SUCs.
The Davao Women’s Volleyball team, among whose members includes Varsity First Striker Junissa Consuegra (BS Biology), was able to enter the quarterfinals after beating ARMM (3 sets), Region 12 (3 sets), and Region 4 (5 sets). Ms. Consuegra was able to provide essential kills during the games, but the team eventually fell away from the top 3 spot after succumbing to a well-fought and convincing 5-set, 14-16 score, game against Region 8.
Badminton player Sharyz Dane Cabalhin delivered a good individual performance, as she was able to win her single games against Region 5 and 7, although the team was not able to best the rest of the teams in the bracket.
Chess players Cherrie Lopez (BSABE), and Shenna Malnegro (BSA) were able to contribute to the Davao Region team’s Swiss-system score of 6 points (12th place), securing a victory against Region 5, but bowing to match-ups against Region 1, 4, and 7.
The Futsal team was able to gain early ground into the bracket-placing with a commanding 3-0 win against Region 8 but suffered a 0-5 defeat against Cordillera Autonomous Region (CAR). A third game with defending champion Region 3--which would determine their fate in the quarterfinals--was intensely fought but was ultimately lost. (By: Albert Francis Reginald T. Ramos, UP Mindanao)
TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER and Business Development was boosted in November with the offer of an opportunity to create an Innovation Center on-campus from the HEI Readiness for Innovation and Technopreneurship (HEIRIT) program of DOST-PCIEERD. For this, Chancellor Concepcion signed a Memorandum of Understanding with PCIEERD at the 1st Philippine Technology Business Incubator, a.k.a. TBI Summit, in Cebu City on 24 November 2017 alongside colleagues from the University of the Cordilleras, University of Southeastern Philippines and other higher education and research institutions. The TBI Summit gathering was organized by the Innovation Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies (DOST-PCIEERD) to further enhance entrepreneurship and innovation in the Philippines. The UP Mindanao Technology Business Incubator Team was led by Chancellor Concepcion with Asst. Prof. Ritchie Mae Gamot, Asst. Prof. Miguel Guillermo (both from Dept. of Math., Physics, and Comp. Sci.), and TTBDO Chief Lynda Buenaobra. Prof. Guillermo and TTBDO OIC Lynda Buenaobra will undergo training to craft the proposal for the Innovation Center.
In preparation for this, OIC Buenaobra attended the training on Strategic Intellectual Property Management for Effective R&I in Asian Higher Education (SPIRE) on 26-29 November at Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), Indonesia. SPIRE is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
At the PANAGTAGBO UP-Mindanao Alumni Association homecoming in December 2017, Chancellor Concepcion invited the alumni to participate in the upcoming Innovation Center by creating a holding company for the products of knowledge to be nurtured towards commercial success.
Also, University Researcher Melvin Pasaporte (BSFT 2009, MM 2013) was accepted to the Leadership in Innovation Fellowships (LIF4) of the Newton Agham UK development assistance for the Philippines. Mr. Pasaporte was chosen on the basis of his intellectual property, “Direct Lactic Acid Fermentation from Sago Starch..” that is undergoing patent processing at the IPO-PHIL.
THE ROYAL ACADEMY of Engineering (London) hosted the LIF4 residency program on 18-27 January 2018. Mr. Pasaporte completed the residency which included coaching on developing a business model, creating the executive summary, and the “pitch” presentation, in addition to training on entrepreneurship, presentations, intellectual property, finance, and planning. Previous to departure to the UK residency, a Reception Night was hosted by British Ambassador Daniel Pruce for the Newton Fund awardees and Philippine science & innovation proponents on 11 January 2018 in the British Embassy Manila.
Instructor Albert Ramos (Dept. of Human Kinetics) sent the following update from the National SCUAA (State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association) Meet in Antique, the Visayas, on 20-23 February 2018.
In Day 1 of 3, the Davao Swim Team won the following medals earned by our UP-Mindanao athletes:
One (1) Gold Medal, won by Juan Antonio A. Mendoza (BS Agribusiness Economics), in the 200m freestyle event
One (1) Silver, won by Juan Mendoza, in the 50m freestyle event
One (1) Bronze, won by Bhazel Acac (BS Food Tech), in the 400m Individual Medley event
In Day 2 of 3...
One (1) Bronze, won by Bhazel Acac, 100m fly
One (1) Gold, won by Juan Mendoza, in the 100m freestyle
Partial swim medal tally as of 2nd day: Two (2) Gold, One (1) silver, Two (2) bronze medals
Meanwhile, the UP Mindanao Women's Football Varsity Team/Region 11, on February 20, reported that in Game 2, CAR won over Region 11, 5-0, but is still seated on top 2 of the bracket. The Team will proceed to the Quarter Finals against NSCUAA defending champion Region 3 on 21 February.