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Debate Society in national event, 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 lost to Mindanao State University-Iligan Team A in its opposition 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 it 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".

27 pass June Architect Exam, 2017

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The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UP-Mindanao) Architecture program achieved another 100%-passing mark in the June 2017 Architect Licensure Examinations.

A total of 27 new architects were produced, namely: Anna Tricia L. Acuña; Stefanie  N. Aquino; Samantha V. Arbotante; Somayyah G. Batuampar; Kristin Rona L. Batuigas; Aldeah B. Belotindos; Vanessa B. Bonghanoy; Lyndon John B. Cabahug; Joseph John O. Cahatian; Genevieve Miche D. Catog; Neice Joy D. Ching; Meryll Cameline G. Cid; Jhaneen Ealyza S. Cocal; Juliene Caress V. Cossid; Mary Kesselyn D. Cubero; Glea Czarina I. Geyrozaga; Faith A. Lejarso; Junel G. Nuñez; Therese Ann L. Quiray; Joanna Eve Alexandria O. Ramos; Mariel C. Sacala; Hannah Gayle M. Salarda; Keith David M. Salarda; Mottie Idansanka P. Santos; Hazel L. Soberano; Oliver D. Telmo; Katherine A. Vosotros.

The program has maintained its 100%-passing rate in the board exams through the years and has produced seven board top-notchers.

Phi Kappa Phi members, 2017

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THE HONOR SOCIETY OF PHI KAPPA PHI Philippine Chapter 045 inducted 23 new members in ceremonies held in UP Mindanao on 21 June 2017. Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion gave the Welcome Remarks and Chapter Vice-President Georgina Encanto led the Ritual of Induction, assisted by Chapter Auditor Charita de los Reyes and Chapter Treasurer Fructuoso Sabug.

Inducted were: April Bascos, Jade Baylon, Kriza Calumba, Christine Dacera, Beryl Encabo, Reu Enguito, Eunice Fernandez, Karysa Garcia, Therese Gundaya, Jenny Lapitan, Melissa Loquias, Kathrina Molino, Ziyarah Manalo, Jarielle Millare, Kyla Ocso, Agape Valila, Ella Vaquilar, and Atlanta Yap for the Baccalaureate Level; Jula Beseos, Michael Muega, and Kristel Sartagoda for the Graduate Level; and Jayzer Billones and Dianne Corales. for the Junior Level​ ​

Ms. Kriza Calumba gave the Inspirational Address where she enjoined the new members to use their expertise to give back to the community.

The Ritual of Induction included the issuance of Phi Kappa Phi certificates and pin. The ceremonial putting of the pin onto the vestments of the new members were done by parents and guardians.

The response from the inductees was given by Reu Zandro Enguito. The Lighting of the Unity Candle was done by Jayzer Billones and Michael Muega.

Phi Kappa Phi was founded in the USA in 1897 and the Philippine Chapter in 1933. The Society motto is "Let the love of learning rule humanity".

See the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/UPMindanao/posts/1588249414580987

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