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Tabula Rasa art exhibit, 2015

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DSC 0244Tabula Rasa art group opened their exhibit to the public on April 17, Friday, 5pm at SM City Davao Annex, to be available for viewing until May 3. The works are on the theme, "Five Men One Vision" and will feature works of Bai Manginsay, Brando Cedeño, Daryl Escallar, Dinky Munda, and UP Mindanao professor Teody Boylie "Bong" Perez. The exhibit conveys the concept of the group--that art pieces begin with a "blank slate" wherein the personal experiences of the artist influences his labor of putting onto the slate the elements that make it a work of art.

The UP Mindanao constituents supported the exhibit with their attendance at the opening. UP Mindanao faculty present are (left-right) aProf. Genevieve Quintero, aProf. Armando Salazar, and artist, aProf. Perez, with (third and second from right) Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion and Dean Stella Salazar, infront of the paintings by aProf. Perez.    

Submission of the List of Procurement with an Approved Budget Ceiling (ABC) of Php500,000.00

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President Benigno S. Aquino III issued an Administrative Order No. 25 (AO 25) dated 21 December 2011, creating an  Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) on the Harmonization of the National Government Performance Monitoring, Information and Reporting System. AO 25 seeks to rationalize, harmonize, streamline, simplify and unify the efforts of all the agencies exercising broad oversight over line agencies performance relative to the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) 2001-2016, and the Administrative Key Result Area (KRA’s) under EO 43, issued 2011. One of the basic governance conditions for the Performance-Based Incentive Bonuses under AO 25 is the posting of announcement of all procurement with an approved budget ceiling (ABC) of Php500,000.00 and above in the official website of the constituent units and in Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS). In addition to the announcement, all successful projects, on-going, failed, cancelled, etc. must be posted in PhilGEPS with the following documents: 
  1. Duly signed Notice of Award 
  2. Purchase Order/Contract of Agreement, 
  3. Notice to Proceed, and 4. Bids and Awards Resolutions.
The object of this submission is to guide all Procurement Offices, Supply and Property Management Offices, Bids and Awards Committees, and Secretariats of the Bids and Awards Committee of the UP Constituent Units to comply with AO 25. Please submit the partial list of procurement from 16 November 2013 to 31 August 2014 with an ABC of Php500,000.00 and above to the Office of the Vice President for Administration through the UP System Supply and Property Management Office (UP System SPMO), using the following format as specified by AO 25 Secretariat:
For Example:

PhilGEPS Ref. No.

Award Notice Abstract Reference Number

Bid Notice Title/Project

Name of Winning Bidder

Date of Posting of Notice of Award

Date of Posting of PO/Approved Contract and Notice to Proceed

Bid Notice Status




Design and Construction for the UP Quezon Hall Building Rehabilitation at Diliman Campus, Quezon City

ME Sicat Construction







Design and Construction of  UP Cebu Library at Lahug Campus, Quezon City





Failed Bidding

For questions and queries, please call Mr. Isagani L. Bagus, Acting Chief, UP System Supply and Property Management 
Office at or send an e-mail at or .
The deadline for the submission is on or before 01 October 2014.
Assistant Vice President for Administration and

Chair, UP System Bids and Awards Committee

Message of Pres. Roman to the Graduates of UPMin Class of 2010

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By Emerlinda R. Roman

Dear graduates, if you will pardon the cliché, you have come a long way. And this afternoon, before you step into the new paths you will be walking, let me put a question: have you given a thought to what you have to offer?

You may be thinking: offer to whom? Your parents? Your family? Well, many of you will plan to get a job, practice the profession you have been trained for, contribute to the family income, help support your siblings. Those are good goals, and I hope you will indeed achieve them. But I would like you to go beyond that. I would like you to think beyond yourself as an individual or as a member of your family.

The question “what can you offer” really means “what can you contribute”? That is, what can you contribute to society? Of course you can contribute your talents, your skills, your gifts. You can also contribute your efforts, your hard work, your persistence and determination. And if we’re speaking long term, your becoming leaders of the nation.

But let us pause a minute and go to something more basic. The most basic, the most necessary thing which I hope you are prepared to contribute is something you might think old-fashioned. I refer to good citizenship. There is no way you can even think of being a leader, if you have not figured out what it means to be a good citizen.

What does being a good citizen mean? I suggest to you that it means, above all else, thinking beyond the self, pointing your thoughts not just on what is good for you but thinking about the implications of your decisions on others, the significance and value of your actions on society and  knowing what it’s like to pull together for the common good.

This translates into knowing your place and doing your part, in both the most simple ways (like obeying traffic rules and not littering), and in more critical ways (like paying taxes, and voting according to your conscience, and standing up to be heard on important issues). And it is based on the firm conviction that what you say and do makes a difference.

Again, we need to examine a little bit more of that common phrase – “making  a difference”. What we say enters into collective consciousness, becomes part of the national zeitgeist, the spirit of the time and place. Other people hear it and are affected by it. We all know that the effect of a statement like “I’ll never be good enough to do that” is very different from the effect of a statement like “If I try hard enough, I know I can do it.”

Similarly, when we say “Of course he’s corrupt – he’s a Filipino after all,” we convey and create a completely different feeling from when we say “Of course some Filipinos are corrupt, but some Filipinos are not.” And it isn’t only other people who are affected by our words. We ourselves are affected as well.

In much the same manner, what we do – whether or not anyone else sees it – has an effect on both ourselves and the people connected to us, as well as on the society of which we are a part.
A lie makes a fool of someone. Theft takes away from someone. Breaking our word disappoints someone who was counting on it. The sale of a vote deprives a more deserving candidate of the chance to lead, and deprives his or her constituency of the opportunity to experience more effective leadership.

With each careless act we chip away at the structure and weaken it. With each unthinking, irresponsible act, we weaken our own house, our own nation, and render it more unstable, more vulnerable. And, needless to say, we weaken our own characters.
The belief that something is okay as long as “one gets away with it” is a mistaken notion. In fact, one never gets away with anything. Not really. What one gets is exactly what one deserves. A nation is what its citizens make of it.

There is hardly any point in trying to become an inspired leader if one doesn’t understand what it means to be a good citizen, a responsible member of society. I would be quite disappointed if I thought that you – soon-to-be graduates of the University of the Philippines – did not believe that this precedes being a successful entrepreneur or a brilliant professional.

Again, this is hardly a new idea. In fact, there was a time when we took it all for granted. Which might be why it seems like an old-fashioned notion today. Parents taught it to their children. Teachers reinforced it in the classrooms. Priests preached it from their pulpits. Political leaders relied on it as the basis for governance. No longer. We seem to have forgotten it.

How this happened is easy enough to explain. Repeated and protracted economic crises split up families, depriving children of their parents’ guidance. Phenomenal population growth crowded our schools, preventing teachers from influencing their students as they should. Widespread corruption eroded the authority of both church and state. The complicated, multilayered dilemmas of modern life wrecked havoc on old certainties.

We have grown more and more skeptical, more and more cynical. Today, the prevailing creed is quite obviously: “It’s every man or woman for himself or herself.”

But, ladies and gentlemen, we all know a society built on such a creed will not hold. For some time now, we have been witness to the effects of just such a frame of mind. And these effects are frightening. We all realize how fragmented, contentious, disaffected, and undisciplined our society is.  And we recognize that this is what is keeping our country from taking its place among the world’s strong nations.

Dear graduates, this, unfortunately, is what you confront as you begin your new lives. A bleak prospect? I would be lying if I did not admit that it is.

However, I choose to think that the future is not a dark one. It is not too late to reverse the situation. There is room for optimism. We must begin by returning to the basics. There is no reason why we cannot learn, all over again, to be good citizens. It is not so complicated after all. Everything else that you become must be built on that.

I look into your faces now, and I am firmly convinced that you have it in you to do this. I think of your parents and your mentors, and of how through all these years, despite the numerous constraints under which they have had to struggle, they have managed to guide you to this spot on which you stand today. I know what they are thinking today. And I feel that their bright hopes and brave efforts cannot possibly be futile.

Our generation may have failed to see or acknowledge how much responsibility we ourselves bore for the continuation of the circumstances that we now live in. Perhaps we were not brave enough, not heroic enough to change what needed to be changed, to challenge the questionable, and to defend what is right.

I believe that you and your generation have the strength and the will to accept the responsibility for it; to commit yourselves to it; to live your lives as you know they should be lived; and to do it with courage, imagination, and good humor – qualities we all know Filipinos do not lack.

Your role as good citizens is significant. It is a tough world out there but I hope you will strive to make it better because we need you to show us our own greatness.


Adoption of Energy Conservation Measures

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FROM: VICE CHANCELLOR FOR ADMINISTRATION, In line with the call of the U.P. System for all CUs to adopt energy conservation measures, we are requesting everyone to do their share in reducing electric consumption in our campus. Energy consumption is one of our biggest operational expenses in the University. Last year, UPMin spent a whopping P3.39 million just for electricity consumption alone. For your
reference, I am providing you the data on UPMin’s electricity consumption for the period November 2009 to June 2010 (please see attached chart and table). We would like to reiterate to everyone the standing policy of the University on the schedule of aircon use: from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only. If you leave the room for a long time (say lunchtime), please make sure that your aircon is turned off as well. It uses less current to bring the temperature down again when you return, than if you left it running. All appliances, such as computers, water dispensers, photocopying machines, should likewise be turned off when not in use. It is our obligation both to Mother Earth and to the University to implement energy conservation measures. In this regard, we are enjoining all unit heads to come up with their respective energy conservation measures. Kindly coordinate these measures with your building coordinators for proper monitoring and evaluation. Please also email us a copy at on or before August 2, 2010 (Monday). Thank you very much for your kind Prof. Gilda C. Rivero, Ph.D., Chancellor


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