Student Life

Highlights of November 2018

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ALUMNI who passed the Physicians Licensure Exam of September-October 2018; Results released on 6 November 2018:Janin Lou C. Billano BSB 2013; Gabriel Paulo G. Eleria BSB 2013; Rafael Nicholas C. Banga BSB 2013; Donna H. Labaniego BSB 2013; Lyle Wednesmay Malubay BSB 2013; Jan Reynald Shane A. Coquilla BSFT 2013; Lean Alessandro B. Carreon BSB 2012; Faith Jane A. Parba BSB 2012; Anjelica Izabelle F. Napala BSB 2012; Angelica Aisaiah G. Lagmay BSB 2012; Mikael N. Matunog BSCS 2011

7 NOVEMBER 2018 - "VOYAGES: The Inaugural Lectures 2018", a public offering, is on 7 November 2018 at Lorenzo Hall, Administration Building, University of the Philippines Mindanao. The event features lectures from some of the scholars in the UP Mindanao, working on fields as diverse as indigenous dance research, regional literature, philosophy, agricultural extension, e-sports, and nanotechnology. The speakers and their topics are: Raymundo Pavo on "Trisikad Diaries: Journeys through Social Space"; Rovi Gem Villame on "Laws of Attraction: Using Magnets to Attract Bacteria"; Jezreel Abarca on "So You Think You Can Dance? Notes on Indigenous Dance and Movement"; John Bengan on "The Historic and the Epic: Contemporary Fiction from Mindanao"; Albert Ramos on "Foolish Games? Or: Is e-Sports or Competitive Online Gaming a Real Sport?" and Anne Shangrila Fuentes "War and Peas: Helping Farmers in Conflict-Vulnerable Areas in Mindanao". Ilathala Performing Arts will perform a dance. "VOYAGES: The Inaugural Lectures 2018" is FREE and OPEN to the public. Registration starts at 8:00 AM. To register online, visit   "VOYAGES: The Inaugural Lectures 2018" is organized by the Office of Research, in partnership with DUGONG-Antro student organization.

12-13 NOVEMBER 2018 - FORUM FOR THE NEXT CHANCELLOR. The term of office of the Chancellor of UP Mindanao is set to end on 28 February 2018. The Search Committee implemented the Call for Nominations on 13-26 October 2018. Posting of the Nominees' CV and vision papers were done on 29 October 2018. The Search Committee has set Monday, 12 November 2018 for the Introduction and Presentation of Nominees at Lorenzo Hall, Administration Building, University of the Philippines Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. Opening Ceremonies will be at 8:15 a.m. The Chancellor's State of UP Mindanao Address is at 8:30 a.m. Introduction of nominees and Presentation of their mission, vision, and plans is at 9:00-11:00 a.m. Sectoral consultations will be held from 11:00 a.m. of 12 November to 3:00 p.m. of 13 November 2018. The Search Committee will submit its Report to President Danilo Concepcion on 23 November 2018. Read the Nominees' Vision Papers and CV here.

14-18 NOVEMBER 2018 - THE 2018 DAVAO WRITERS WORKSHOP, organized by the Davao Writers Guild and UP Mindanao, willbe held on 14-18 November 2018, at Casa Leticia Boutique Hotel, J. Camus St., Davao City under Workshop Director Gracielle Deanne Tubera and Deputy Director Mubarak Tahir. The workshop is open to those who are interested to listen to the discussions and learn from the panelists’ craft lectures. Panelists are Macario D. Tiu, Jhoanna Lynn Cruz, John Bengan, Dominique Cimafranca, Errol Merquita, Nassefh Macla, Lualhati Abreu, Darylle Rubino, and Jay Jomar Quintos. Cebu-based writer Karla Quimsing is this year’s guest panelist and keynote speaker for the workshop’s opening program on November 14, 2018, 10:00 AM. The Workshop fellows are:

For Fiction
Ranny Ray Codas (Mindanao State University-Main Campus)
Hannah Lecena (Mindanao State University–General Santos City)
Marly Mae Meñales (Mindanao State University-Naawan)
Elizabeth Joy Quijano (University of Mindanao)

For Poetry
Ryan Cezar Alcarde (University of the Philippines Diliman)
John Carlo Beronio (Golden Heritage Polytechnic College)
Gerald Galindez (University of Southern Mindanao)
Raffy John Phillip Lucente (Holy Cross of Davao College)
Michael John Otanes (Mindanao State University–General Santos City)
Adrian Pete Pregonir (Banga National High School)

For Creative Nonfiction
Allyson Mae Espaldon (University of the Philippines Mindanao)
Kurt Comendador (Mindanao State University-General Santos City)
An-Nurhaiyden Mangelen (University of the Philippines Mindanao)
Adrian Dwight Sefuentes (University of the Philippines Mindanao)
Neil Teves (Davao City National High School)

DÚLÂ, 2018

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UPDATE: DÚLÂ 2018 university-wide sports festival was played in the University of the Philippines Mindanao in Mintal, Davao City on 22-24 October 2018. Administration Blue Team was the Over-all Winner with 8,650 points, followed by College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) White Team in 2nd Place with 7,300 points, School of Management (SOM) Yellow Team was 3rd with 7,050, and College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) Red Team was 4th with 6,950 points.   In the Cheerdance competition, BS Biology emerged as Champions, while the BS Agribusiness Economics and BS Computer Science merged team was 1st Runner-up, and BS Food Technology was 2nd Runner-up.The Banner-raising competition was the opening event, followed by events in basketball, men and women's events in volleyball, table tennis, badminton, dágan dúlâ fun-run, chess, dama, and the Philippine games of túmbang-préso, chinese garter, pikó, and sack race. A fellowship dinner culminated the Closing and Awarding Ceremony on 24 October 2018. Photos here. Videos here.

ORIGINAL POST: DULA 2018, the annual University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao sports and games festival, happens on 22-24 October 2018 in UP Mindanao, Mintal, Davao City. Four teams will meet in friendly competion in banner-raising, Philippine games, running, dama, chess, badminton, table tennis, volleyball, and basketball. Exhibition games will be played in football, scrabble, and cybergames. College of Humanities and Social Sciences team color is white, College of Science and Mathematics is red, School of Management is yellow, and Administrative services is blue. The Opening Ceremony on 22 October 2018, 8a.m. will have the cheerdance competition. The Closing Program on 24 October 2018 beginning 1p.m. will have the awarding ceremonies and solidarity fellowship.  Further updates are available thru the following link:

BS Architecture Tinukib, 2018

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TINUKIB 2018     
Words and Captions by: Katya Claude Gojar & Jaime Andrea Machan
Photographs by: AJ Christian Magarso, Vera Philina Romuga, & Katya Claude Gojar    The Tinukib 2018 with the theme“Balai Bata: Paaralang Walang Kapansanan, Disenyong Pangkalahatan” was organized in order to promote Architecture as an academic pursuit and profession to the public, especially to high school students. This year’s theme focuses on universal design which is a concept that aims to design spaces which will cater to a wide-range of people, im the greatest extent possible, regardless of gender, size, age, ability or disability. The competition took place last August 28-29, 2018 at the Abreeza Ayala Mall Activity Center, Davao City.
    The said seminar-workshop was spearheaded and organized by the Architecture Student Council in coordination with Department of Architecture of the University of the Philippines-Mindanao and the United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary.
1st Day
    Ribbon Cutting graced by Ar. Ryan Songcayauon, JC Royo, Engr. Darlito Palermo, Prof. Jean Marie Juanga, Ar. Mark Ndsy Puso, and Ar. Kristin Olalo.
    Koro Kantahanay led the invocation with the song, “Still” followed by the singing of the National Anthem.
    Prof. Jean Marie Juanga  welcomed the participating students and their respective coaches with her opening remarks
    The Arki Smuggled Ones conquered the stage with their hip choreography.
    First lecturer, Engr. Darlito Palermo delivered his lecture about Accessibility and BP 344.
    Second lecturer, Ar. Nory Loyd Narvaez-Pernes discussed Anthropometrics; followed by an activity to test on how the participants could apply what they learned.
    Third lecturer, Ar. Ericson Europa shared his knowledge about Universal Design.
    The Arki Freshies of UP Mindanao presented their intermission number.
    Ar. Ryan Songcayauon presented a fun lecture about Color Theory.
    Ar. Jim Palma tackled Green Architecture.
    Post-lecture activities were given to the participants.
    The organizers reviewed the criteria and mechanics for the Model-Making Competition and Mixed Media Arts.  
    The Design Problem and mechanics were presented by Ar. Kristin Faye Olalo
A. Davies
B. Solid Steel Machinery and Tools Inc.
C. Orient Glass
Booths and other Competitions
A. Mixed Media Arts
B. Plates and scale model projects of UP Mindanao Architecture Students2nd Day (The day of the contest proper)
    The model-making participants focused on their scale model outputs.
    The Mixed Media Arts contest showed their creativity in their works.
    Arkistas fresh graduates, Armel Lugod and Kath Oribiana serenade the event.
    The alumni of the Architecture Department presented their organization during the event.
    The design boards of the Arkistas were showcased in the event.
    Ar. Ryan Songcayauon recognized the 20th year of the Department of Architecture.
    Announcement of Mixed Media Arts Winners
    Announcement of Balai Bata Model-Making Competition







1ST PLACE: Atasha Cora F. Edullantes
2ND PLACE: June Lloyd F. Lemente
3RD PLACE: Katrina Charisse L. Duque
1ST PLACE: Brent Andrey C. Jaffar
2ND PLACE: Tristan Leone Nestor B. Montemor
3RD PLACE: Sheila Mae G. Reyes

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