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SMAARRDEC in August, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera on . Posted in Madayaw News

SMAARRDEC (Southern Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium) celebrated its 30th Founding Anniversary and FIESTA 2017 in August.

On August 18, 7AM, was a celebration of the Holy Mass at the Social Hall of the University of Southeastern Phils. (USeP) Main Campus, Davao City, followed at 9AM with the Coconut-planting and other activities at the Dept. of Agriculture Southern Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-SMIARC), in Manambulan, Tugbok, Davao City.

On August 23, 8:30AM, was the Motorcade from USeP grounds thru city streets, culminating in Abreeza Mall, Davao City. At Abreeza Mall, at 10AM was the Opening Ceremonies highlighted by the entrance parade of flags of consortium members and the opening of the SMAARRDEC FIESTA Exhibit. At 1PM was the Forum on Technology-To-People, Business-Coaching, and Technology-Matching. At 6PM was the Stakeholders Appreciation Night at Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City, where presentation of awards and recognition of stakeholders was attended by Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion.  

On August 24, Thursday, was the SMAARRDEC 30th Regional Symposium on RDE Highlights (RSRDH), in Abreeza Mall, where where research from UP Mindanao were presented thru talks and posters.  

On August 25, was the Farmers and Fisherfolks Forum from 10AM to 4PM. The culminating event from 4PM onward was the Awarding Ceremonies beginning with a body-painting show, followed by the awarding of winners for best research papers and posters and for the FIESTA pocket events and booths.

SMAARRDEC is composed of the national government agencies involved in science and technology, regional state colleges and universities, including UP Mindanao, and local and provincial government units. (See photos of the UP Mindanao booth here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1659663604106234)

SMAARRDEC30 FIESTA 2017 awarded certificates to UP Mindanao in the Closing Ceremonies held on 25 August. Prof. Emma Ruth Bayogan received the certificates on behalf of UP Mindanao from SMAARRDEC Director Danilo Pacoy, in the following sequence: Certificate of Appreciation for being an Exhibitor; Certificate of Recognition for 3rd Prize for Best-Dressed Booth which was created by Office of Research; Certificate of Recognition for 1st Prize for the Sketch-Coloring Contest which was drawn by Aprilyn Vanesa Degamo (BS Arch.); Certificate of Recognition for 2nd Prize in the Best Paper (Research Category) for "Use of LiDAR Technology.." authored by the Phil-LiDAR 2 team. (See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1668520519887209)

 

Collection of student fees deferred, 2017

Written by Rene Estremera on . Posted in Madayaw News

UP Mindanao deferred until August 25 its collection of student fees. The deferred payment schedule is in line with the memo issued by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion last July 31 on the guidelines for the assessment and collection of tuition and other fees for the 1st Semester of 2017-2018. The memo called for the use of the Scholarships and Financial Assistance (SFA) Online Application, which includes the Free Tuition 2017, Socialized Tuition System (STS), and Tulong-Dunong Program for 2017-2018 in the “assessment of tuition and other fees, and in providing financial support to students from low-income households.”

Pres. Danilo Concepcion’s July 31 memo superseded the memorandum issued last July 28 by UP Mindanao Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion. Chancellor Concepcion’s memo for the deferment of “assessment and collection of student fees…until instruction from UP System is received” was made in preparation for the August 1-2 registration period.

Around 634 of the expected 700 incoming students for the 1st Semester of 2017-2018 applied to the SFA Online application. Of this number, 373 students applied for both free tuition subsidy, STS and Tulong-Dunong. About 261 students applied for STS only.

Results of the application will be released before 25 August 2017, the deadline for the collection of assessed fees.

The UP System plans to open the SFA Online Website for those who were not able to apply.

5th Staff Regent, 2017

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MS. ANALIZA "Liza" FULVADORA, UP Mindanao Scholarships Officer, has been conferred as 5th Staff Regent to the UP Board of Regents, the highest policy-making body of the University of the Philippines. This is a culmination of the result of elections conducted on July 18 by non-teaching personnel across the entire UP System. She will represent the 8,700 members of this sector in the 11-person Board for a term of two years until June 30, 2019. Her selection is historic for being the first Staff Regent to come from UP Mindanao.

Her conferment was made in ceremonies held on July 27. A Turn-over of the Office of the Staff Regent was done between Mr. Alexis Mejia and Ms. Fulvadora. She took her Oath of Office as administered by Board co-chairperson Patricia Licuanan. She assumed her seat upon Call to Order and participated in the 1329th Meeting of the Board.

Regent Liza has pledged, in her vision paper, to pursue the regularization of casual and contractual employees, increased employee salaries and benefits, expanded service recognition, full implementation of the collective negotiation agreement with the UP administration, and democratic participation in policy-making.

In the BOR, Regent Liza will be in the company of the other sectoral regents, namely, Faculty Regent Patricia Arinto, Alumni Regent Ramon Maronilla, and Student Regent Shari Oliquino; the three Malacañang-appointed regents, namely, Francis Laurel, Angelo Jimenez, and Frederick Farolan; the chairpersons of the Senate and House Education Committees, namely, Senator Francis Escudero and Congresswoman Ann Hofer; and the Board co-chairpersons, who are CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan and UP President Danilo Concepcion.

Her path to the BOR began as president of the All UP Workers Union-UP Mindanao chapter. Because the current policy for the selection of the staff regent requires that the opportunity to be nominated be rotated among the eight UP constituent universities, Presidente Liza was nominated when the opportunity came for the cluster of UP Mindanao, UP Cebu, UP Baguio, and UP Open University.

Regent Liza has been with UP Mindanao since 1998 and has degrees in commerce, nursing, and special education.

 

See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1629286070477321

Dibabawon get cacao training, 2017

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TRAINING ON BASIC CACAO PRODUCTION and a Farmers' Field Visit was held on July 14 in Tagum City for members of the Dibabawon indigenous people of Compostela Valley Province.

Some 40 male and 11 female Dibabawon farmers, representing 200 beneficiaries of the Laak Multi-Purpose Cooperative (LAMPCO), participated.

The training provided basic knowledge and technologies on cacao production and for an increased appreciation and understanding of the economic opportunities available from cacao production.

Assistance was provided by the Dept. of Agriculture for the supply of cacao seedlings from its Cacao Double-Up Program. The cacao grower Kennemer Foods International opened up its Cacao Center for the farmers' visit.

The training and visit also served to strengthen the linkage between the University of the Philippines Mindanao, which manages a Land Reservation located in the province, and the Dibabawon Tribe and Barangay Council of Kidawa, located in Laak Municipality, Compostela Valley.

See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1625310297541565

Debate Society in national competition, 2017

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UP Mindanao Debate Society competed in a national debate for the first time in the Philippine Inter-Collegiate Debating Championship held on June 2-7, 2017 in UP Diliman. Some 54 teams representing 25 universities and colleges competed. Ateneo de Manila University emerged as champions in the grand finals against De La Salle University. UPMin Team A ranked 23rd among all teams with 4 wins and 3 losses while UPMin Team B earned 2 wins and faced 5 losses.

Round 1 was on education. UPMin A took the opposition but lost to Mindanao State University-Iligan Team A to the motion "This house believes that states should stop imposing a national curricula".

Round 2 was on the Philippine state. UPMin A took on the affirmative side and won over Far Eastern University Team B on the motion "This house believes that the Philippine Government should actively discourage OFWs from becoming domestic helpers".

Round 3 was about sports where UPMin A faced San Beda College Team C. UPMin A won in its opposition to the motion "This house believes that city governments should stop subsidizing the creation of sports arenas."

Round 4 was about International Relations. UPMin A took on the opposition but lost against Xavier University Team A on the motion "This house regrets the influence of the anti-intervention rhetoric in the resolution of the Syrian crisis".

Round 5 was on Health. UPMin A took on the side of government but lost to College of Saint Benilde Team A on the motion "This house believes that doctors should stop prescribing placebos".  

Round 6 was about Protest. UPMin A took on the side of government and won over Bulacan State University Team A on the motion "This house celebrates the Kadamay housing protest".

Round 7 was about Media. UPMin A took the affirmative and won over Miriam College Team A on the motion "This house regrets the use of political correctness in media".

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