Madayaw News

35th Mindanao Debate, 2017

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UP Mindanao Debate Society fielded four teams in the recent 35th Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship held in Fr. Saturnino Urios University in Butuan City on 7-9 April 2017.

In the quarter-finals on international relations, the UPMin Team B composed of Karl Butalid (3rd year, BA Anthropology), Michael Saraña (3BS Biology), Wolfe Ote (3BA Communication Arts) debated to support independence movements within Chinese territories and for a military intervention in Syria.

In the Pre-quarter finals topics on the academe, the UPMin Team A of Bryle Bacatan (3BS Food Technology), Frederick Omalza (3BSB), Renzo Polinar (3BACA), supported websites that provide access to copyrighted scientific literature and of the use by the scientific community of results from unethical research, but contradicted the rise of militant anthropology in the academe.

In earlier rounds, the Teams debated on gender issues such as bisexuality, women in mandatory military service, and men in traditionally female occupations. On media issues, the debates were on religious motivations behind crimes, a neutrality policy for media companies, and the use of social movements in corporate advertising. Propositions on law and order and money and the economy were likewise subjected to debate. 

Completing the UP Mindanao delegation were Kimberly Cabantug (3BACA), Isabel Abonal (3BAA), Justin Villanueva (3BACA), Andres Segovia (3BACA), Tiffany Jungco (3BACA), Yrneh Ladera (3BSB), and adjudicators Sarika Rey (3BA English), Gaily Labasano (3BSB), and Nissa Caderao (2BS Agribusiness Economics).

Perez wins US art contest, 2017

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Datu Bago-awardee and UP Mindanao Asst. Prof. Teody Boylie "Bong" Perez (Dept. of Humanities) once again won an international art contest organized in the USA.

In an announcement made recently by contest organizer Colored Pencil Magazine, Prof. Perez was selected as Winner in the Advanced Category of the March Art Challenge by the magazine which is based in North Carolina, USA.

The CPM Art Challenge-Advance Category is an international competition open to artists who have been working with colored pencils as an art medium for over 2 years. The organizers provided a photograph which the contestants render by hand using the medium of the colored pencil. The photo used in the March contest is "Bridle on the Post".      

The winning work of Prof. Perez will appear in the June 2017 issue of Colored Pencil Magazine.

Appointment of CHSS Dean, 2017

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The UP Board of Regents on its 1326th Meeting approved the following matters pertinent to UP Mindanao:

  • Appointment of Asst. Prof. Jean Marie V. Juanga as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences effective 5 April 2017 to 4 April 2020

Appointed the following faculty members to permanent status effective 5 April 2017:

  • Asst. Prof. Aileen Grace D. Delima (Dept. of Biological Science and Environmental Studies)  
  • Asst. Prof. Leo Manuel B. Estaña (Dept. of Math., Physics, and Computer Science)
  • Asst. Prof. Nikko L. Laorden (School of Management)

Strategic Planning for Women's Enterprise, 2017

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Some 26 women of Barangay Bago Oshiro, Davao City, received various certificates for participating and completing the short course, "Strategic Planning for Women's Enterprise" from UP Mindanao on March 27.

Among the products created were beaded slippers and accessories, fried lumpia with garlic sauce, artificial flower decor, and woven textile rugs. Visiting Davao City officials Lorna Mandin and Minnie Guevara offered the "Magnegosyo ta, `day" business support program available from the City government.

The course modules were delivered throughout February to March by 16 faculty members and resource persons from UP School of Management, the Office of Gender and Anti-Sexual Harassment, Dept. of Biological Science, Dept. of Humanities, the UP Madayaw Cooperative, and the Office of Extension and Community Service.

Organizational behavior, operations, finance, marketing, and project management were the core modules. Special topics on the development of small enterprises, organizing a cooperative, internet marketing, marketing communications for women’s enterprises, and the impact of business enterprises on the environment, were included.

The free course was offered to celebrate the 22nd University Anniversary in February and the International Women's Month in March.

The School of Management offers customized short-course trainings and a Masters in Management degree that is now open for application. Applicants may call (082)295-2750 or 295-2188 or visit the website: http://www2.upmin.edu.ph/index.php/master-in-management. Deadline of submission of applications is on June 15.
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The resource persons:

Asst. Prof. Raymundo Pavo, Asst. Prof. Glory Dee Romo, Assoc. Prof. Pedro Alviola IV, Asst. Prof. Thaddeus Acuna, Asst. Prof. Nikko Laorden, Ms. Diocy Guilabtan, Mr. Rene Paraba, Asst. Prof. Jon Marx Sarmiento, Dr. Briccio Merced, Ms. Anne Shangrila Fuentes, Ms. Lorna Mandin, Ms. Minerva Guevarra 

See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1479790952093501

Swim Team in 80th Araw ng Dabaw, 2017

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The UP Mindanao Swim Team won a total of 25 medals in the 80th Araw ng Dabaw Sports Festival 2017 Inter-school Swimming Competition held on 1-2 April 2017. Team swimmer Juan Antonio A. Mendoza (2nd year, BS Agribusiness Economics) was awarded "Most Outstanding Swimmer" in the "18-year-old and above-Male" category.    

The 6-person UP Mindanao team earned 14 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 5 bronze medals gained throughout 17 individual and 2 team events to finish 7th overall in a field of 55 schools. The UP team was composed of Mendoza, Bhazel Acac (BS Food Tech.), Angelica Jem Verga (BS Architecture), Paula Yap (BS Computer Sci.), Joemer Aliman (BS Applied Math.), and newcomer Tobias Suico (BSAM).

Coach Albert Ramos reported that his team's proudest accomplishment was in the 4x50-meter relay where they won an upset victory over the event's defending champion, the Davao Merchant Marine Academy, in what he described as a "David-and-Goliath" triumph.

A total of 220 swimmers competed in the two-day event, representing schools from Davao and Mindanao regions, Metro Manila, and individual swimmers from overseas.

The event served as a selection process for the Batang Pinoy events for swimmers in the 8-15 year-old age group, and also for the Philippine National Games for swimmers in the 18-year-old-and-up category. See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1474392455966684

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