JULY CALENDAR OF ACTIVITIES
16 July - UP President's Advisory Council Meeting
17-18 July - UP Mindanao Management Committee mid-year reporting
20 July - Fumigation in the campus
23-24 July - Teaching Effectiveness Workshop
23 July - Bioplastic Global Satellite Symposium in UP Mindanao
26 July - Davao City-wide Earthquake and Tsunami Drill
27 July - Enactus Business Innovation Idea Challenge
29 July - Research Planning Workshop
30 July - Information Seminar on GSIS Programs
ARCHITECTURE GRADUATES PASS BOARD EXAM, 4 JULY 2019
The Professional Regulation Commission released the results of the June 2019 Architect Licensure Exam four days after the end of the exams on 30 June. Some 2,104 passed from among the 3,172 takers, or equivalent to 66%. UP Mindanao's BS Architecture graduates again achieved a 100%-passing rate in the June 2019 Examination with 14 passers. The new licensed architects are Ar. Dax Raymond S. Aznar, Ar. Fayanna P. Cerillo, Ar. John Christien G. Dacalos, Ar. Charisse Alexia S. Dinopol, Ar. Abegail Imee R. Enriquez, Ar. Reyl B. Espirituoso, Ar. Eiries Von B. Estilloso, Ar. Mercy B. Gomez, Ar. Kim O. Laguitao, Ar. Christine C. Laniba, Ar. Jomarie Viel R. Maglunob, Ar. Kate C. Patayon, Ar. Sherwin O. Puntas, and Ar. Ceino Rey U. Quimintan.
BS FOOD TECHNOLOGY THESES AWARDED, 12 JULY
Ms. Ella Angelique M. Bucoya (BS Food Technology 2019, cum laude) and faculty adviser Prof. NGV Fundador won 1st Prize in the 2019 Philippine Association of Food Technologists Undergraduate Research Competition held on 12 July 2019 in Quezon City, for her work on the research entitled, "Biosynthesis of silver nanoparticles using mangosteen pericarp extract and evaluation of their antimicrobial properties."
Ms. Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo (BSFT 2019, summa cum laude) was awarded 1st prize for her poster and 2nd prize for her oral presentation of her thesis "Anti-oxidant and anti-cancer potential of artocarpus fruit wastes" in the Food and Nutrition Research Institute. Prof. Joel Hassan G. Tolentino served as her thesis adviser.
UPMIN IN THE NEWS IN JULY
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15 JULY 2019 - LAST CALL FOR ABSTRACTS FOR ICAEM 2019
The last call for abstracts of papers and posters for ICAEM 2019 is on 15 July 2019. ICAEM 2019, or the 9th International Conference on Agribusiness Economics and Management, will be on the theme of, "Inclusivity, Innovation, and sustainability in Agricultural Value Chains." Abstracts may be submitted online to: https://goo.gl/forms/fQdlzSdkl8druNuz2. For more information, visit the website: https://icaem2019.wixsite.com/conference-details, or email <;
VISIT OF NEW ACIAR AGRIBUSINESS RESEARCH MANAGER, 15 JULY
Mr. Howard Hall, the new Research Program Manager for Agribusiness of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), and ACIAR Country Ms. Mai Alagcan visited UP Mindanao on 15 July 2019. The ACIAR team was received by Chancellor Larry Digal, research director Dr. Emma Ruth Bayogan, former project proponents Dr. Sylvia Concepcion and Ms. Roxanne Aguinaldo, and ACIAR alumni coordinator and ICAEM conference organizer Ms. Marilou Montiflor. The UP Mindanao team gave a briefing for the ACIAR team on the long-standing ACIAR-UP Mindanao research partnership, particularly in the areas of vegetable and mango value chains, including the experiences and lessons learned in linking smallholder farmers and the private sector. The preparations for the upcoming 9th International Conference on Agribusiness, Economics and Management (ICAEM) that is co-funded by ACIAR, was also shared with Mr. Hall. The ACIAR is a partner of the Australian Government’s aid program in the Philippines to promote prosperity, reduce poverty, enhance stability, and to help respond to the Philippines’ agricultural research and development priorities.
TUKLAS LUNAS MANUALS LAUNCHED, 17 JULY
The Tuklas Lunas® Protocols for Drug Discovery and Development Manuals were presented in a book-launch on 17 July 2019, during the celebration of the 2019 National Science and Technology Week at the World Trade Center, Pasay City, Metro Manila. This is the final output of the “Standard protocols for drug discovery and development Research project” under Dr. Rita Grace Alvero of Pharmalytics Corporation as the project leader and Dr. Amelia P. Guevara as the editor. The seven manuals produced were a collaborative effort of the researchers/experts involved in the Drug Discovery and Development Program of DOST-PCHRD. The team of Dr. Aleyla E. De Cadiz and Mr. Adrian Almeria of the UP Mindanao Department of Biological Science and Environmental Studies wrote the SOP Guidelines on the “Collection and Processing of Terrestrial Plant Samples for Drug Discovery and Development” under the Manual 1: Collection and Extraction of Biosources and Purification of Bioactives.
DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña, DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr Rowena P. Guevara and DOST-PCHRD Executive Director Dr. Jaime Montoya received the Manuals from Dr. Marita Reyes, Dr. Malou Nicolas, Dr. Christine Hernandez, Dr. Aleyla De Cadiz, Dr. Fabian Dayrit, Dr. Irene Villaseñor, Dr. Rita Alvero, Dr. Hiyas Junio, and former DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development, Dr. Amelia P. Guevara.
FUMIGATION TO PREVENT DENGUE, 20 JULY
The Health Services Section of the Office of Student Affairs, in coordination with the City Health Office, will conduct a fumigation/fogging in the UP Mindanao campus buildings and grounds on 20 July 2019 to control the spread of dengue disease. University constituents are advised to vacate the areas on the said day.
BIOPLASTIC GLOBAL SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM, 23 July 2019
UP Mindanao will host the "Bioplastic Global Satellite Symposium" on 23 July 2019. This is part of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Core to Core Program “Japan-Southeast Asia Collaboration Hub of Bioplastic Study” that started in 2017, a three-year program funded by the JSPS. The program aims to establish linkages on bioplastic-related research between Japan and South-East Asian countries namely Malaysia, Indonesia Thailand, and the Philippines. Participating institutions of this program are Osaka University, The University of Tokyo, Riken, Hokkaido University, Gunma University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Nagoya University, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Chulalongkorn University, Indonesian Institute of Sciences-(LIPI) and University of the Philippines. In 2017, a kick-off symposium was held at Osaka University and a satellite symposium at the University of Tokyo. The following year the symposium was held at the Universiti Sains Malaysia. This year it will be hosted by the University of the Philippines Mindanao. Visit the website here: http://www.jspscorephilippine.com/
TEACHING EFFECTIVENESS WORKSHOP, 23-24 JULY
A Teaching Effectiveness Workshop was organized by the Interactive Learning Center/Learning Resource Center on 23-24 July 2019 with Prof. Roja Rivera and Prof. Maria Rowena Raymundo of UP Open University as resource persons. The participants crafted learning tools that were presented at the culmination of the workshop.
MASTER IN MGT. BRIDGE PROGRAM, 24-25 JULY
The Master of Management program conducted a two-day Bridge Program for incoming MM students. General information was provided by MM program coordinator Asst. Prof. Glory Dee Romo, Registrar John Bengan, College Secretary Vlademir Shuck, and Librarian Briccio Merced. Special topics were discussed by assistant professors Glory Dee Romo, Aurelia Luzviminda Gomez, Roxanne Aguinaldo, Lemuel Calatrava, Thaddeus Acuna, Exegesis Jedidiah Ebarle, and Dean Pedro Alviola IV.
HAWKER PRIZE FOR SOUTHEAST ASIAN POETRY, 25 JULY
Alumnus Jeffrey B. Javier [BA English, Creative Writing] was awarded 2nd Place in the 2019 Hawker Prize for Southeast Asian Poetry in an announcement published online on 25 July 2019. Javier was awarded for his poem “Mama Was Reciting from the Book of Revelation.” Read the poem here: http://bit.ly/2GuOVD7. Jeffrey was a First Prize Winner in the "Reconciliation" Poetry Contest of Cha: An Asian Literary Journal in 2014 for his poem "Blackout." His poems have been published in local and international publications and on-line journals. He was a fellow of the Silliman University National Writers Workshop and the Iligan Writers Workshop. He is currently taking MA in Creative Writing in UP Diliman. He is a member of the Davao Writers Guild and has been designated Workshop Director for the Davao Writers Workshop in November 2019.
3rd DAVAO CITY-WIDE EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DRILL, 26 JULY 2019
"Get READY to SHAKE OUT; 3rd Davao City-wide Earthquake and Tsunami Drill" will be held on 26 July, Friday, 9:00 A.M. All UP Mindanao constituents are called to participate. The UP Mindanao Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Administration is the coordinating unit for the university. For more information, call City Disaster Risk-Reduction and Monitoring Office at (082)2952387 or 2969626 local 211.
ENACTUS IDEA CHALLENGE, 27 July 2019
A mobile game proposal by a team of UP Mindanao students was selected as one of five national finalists in the Enactus Business Innovation Idea Challenge. BS Computer Science seniors Paula Ann Gabrielle I. Yap, Mia Wednesday Faith B. Tom, and Jeselle Kimberly M. Carriedo were selected for their proposal entitled, "Mobile Rabies, Bye Bye." The team described their proposal as a game for mobile phones that is designed for rabies control and eradication. The idea originated from a call for proposals from the S.T.O.P. Rabies research program of UP Mindanao. Asst. Prof. Miguel Carlo Guillermo of the Department of Mathematics, Physics, and Computer Science and Mr. Albert Francis Reginald Ramos of the Department of Human Kinetics are the team advisers. The team will present their proposal in oral presentations in the grand finals to be held at the SMX convention Center in Pasay City on 27 July 2019.
RESEARCH PLANNING WORKSHOP, 29 JULY
A research Planning workshop on the theme "Shaping the Future of Research, Development, and Engagement (RDE) in Mindanao: Setting our Agenda for the Next Five Years" was organized by the newly-constituted Center for the Advancement of Research, Development, and Engagement in Mindanao (CARIM) for UP Mindanao researchers and faculty members. Chancellor Larry Digal gave the welcome remarks and an inspirational message wherein he enjoined everyone to do research in teams by invoking his experiences in the banana research and other projects. CARIM Director Emma Ruth Bayogan presented strategies for research productivity through CARIM. University Researcher Mitchiko Lopez and Extension Specialist Michael Noel Bonghanoy spoke on targeting funding and on strategies for improving research outputs, respectively. Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nilo Oponda gave updates on UP Mindanao's research initiatives. The workshop proper focused on crafting multi- and inter-disciplinary research programs for targeted funding.
INFORMATION SEMINAR ON GSIS PROGRAMS, 30 JULY
Mr. Deity U. Manampan, Branch Head of GSIS Region-XI, will lead an Information Seminar on GSIS Programs on 30 July 2019, 9 AM - 12 NN, at the CHSS AVR, Administration Bldg., UP Mindanao. The Seminar will convey information on the new GSIS benefit programs, refresh knowledge on existing policies, and address/clarify personal GSIS-related concerns. Active GSIS members are requested to review their membership records and statement of loan accounts via the Electronic GSIS Member Online (eGSISMO) facility in preparation for the seminar: https://egsismo.gsis.gov.ph/eGSISMO/
MOA WITH BETA SIGMA FOR "ISKOLAR GUIDE" MOBILE APP, 30 JULY
UP Mindanao and Beta Sigma Fraternity Alumni Association-Southern Mindanao Chapter signed a memorandum of agreement for Betan Kenn Gerard Cal (BS Computer Science 2009) to create, operate, and administer an Android mobile phone application to aid students and the public to navigate the UP Mindanao campus.
WEBOMETRICS RANKING, 2019
The January 2019 edition of Webometrics Ranking of World Universities is published at http://www.webometrics.info/en/Asia/Philippines. University of the Philippines Diliman is still the country's no. 1 university based on web presence, impact, openness and excellence, the Spanish National Research Council’s Webometrics has reported. UP Mindanao is ranked at 13th nationwide and 2nd in Mindanao in the 2019 Top 200 Universities and Colleges in the Philippines.