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Athletes in SCUAA-XI, 2019

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VARSITY TEAMS won as overall champion in women's chess and in women's swimming while the men's swimming team was in 2nd place in the recently-completed State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association Region XI Meet (SCUAA-XI) hosted by Compostela Valley State College. The men and women's swimming varsity collected a total of 18 gold, 10 silver, and 3 bronze medals in their events. This performance carried the 69-person UP Mindanao athletic delegation to the 2nd runner-up position in the 10-delegation Meet. 
 
This was reported by varsity coordinator Prof. Armando Salazar during the presentation of the trophy and medals by the delegation to Chancellor Larry Digal and the UP Mindanao staff on 29 April 2019. 
 
Contributing to UP Mindanao's standing were the women's beach volleyball team and the women's futsal team who were in 2nd place in their respective events. In other sports, the women's volleyball and men's badminton teams were in 4th place, the men's chess team was in 5th place, the women's badminton team was in 6th place, and the men's basketball team was in 7th place. In the newly-created demonstration sports, the women's football team was the champion. 
 
On deportment, Prof. Salazar conveyed the report of basketball coach Prof. Isidoro Malaque that basketball officials commended the UP Mindanao team members for their sportsmanship. He also reported that Mr. Ralp R. Pizaña, the UP Mindanao billeting coordinator, conveyed to him the appreciation of the military and the DepEd teachers billeting group for the positive attitude and good behavior displayed by the UP Mindanao athletes.  
 
(This revision updates the medal count previously reported as 17 gold and 13 silver)   

Archi students win Projeto, 2019

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BS ARCHITECTURE students won top prizes in the Projeto design contest, held at the PhilBex construction expo in SM Lanang, Davao City on 11 May 2019. Working within a given constraint of a 30-square-meter living area for a family with a child, a number of UP Mindanao teams stepped up to solve the requirement. According to the students, they were given three months preparation time to conceptualize their designs, build scale models, and the accompanying visual presentations. 
 
The "Flexi Filipino" design by the team of Louis Alvarez, Jairo Christian Royo, Pamela Puig, and Frances Ianelle Campo were awarded as Grand Winner in a field with three competing schools. The winning team explained that they used the concepts of convertible furniture and movable walls to create the living space.
 
Winning 2nd Prize was "Pamulak" by another UP Mindanao student team and 3rd Prize went "Kasya" by a third UP Mindanao team. However, the other teams were not available for comment as they had left the venue. All winners won trophies, certificates, and cash. Mr. Royo said their efforts were purely voluntary and for experience and will not earn them any academic credit. 

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