UP's Pride and Glory

Swimming Varsity win medals, 2016

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

DSC 0768The newly-created UP Mindanao Swimming Varsity opened their competition career with a fourth-overall team finish--in a field of 25-plus teams with 178 swimmers--at the 79th Araw ng Dabaw Interschool Swimming Competition held on April 2. The team won a total of 18 medals--6 gold, 10 silver, and 2 bronze medals. Dominique Epie (1BS Agribusiness Economics) was awarded "Most Outstanding Swimmer" in the age 17 and above category, with two gold and three silver medals for the 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, and 50m butterfly, respectively. Juan Mendoza (1BSABE) won 1 gold and 5 silver medals for the 50m breaststroke, 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 200m individual medley, 50m butterfly, and 50m freestyle. Katherine Hintay (2BS Architecture) won 3 gold medals and 1 silver for the 100m freestyle, 50m backstroke, 50m butterfly, and 50m breaststroke. Paula Ann Gabrielle Yap (3BS Computer Science) won 1 bronze and 1 silver medal for the 100m freestyle and 50m freestyle, and AJ Verga (3BSA) won a bronze for the 50m freestyle.

Other team members are Meika Celi (2BS Biology), Bhazel Anne Acac (1BS Food Technology), Neil Carilhay (2BSABE), Joemer Aliman (2BS Applied Mathematics), and Samuel Cadiente (1BSABE), with Instructor Albert Francis Ramos (Dept. of Human Kinetics) as Coach.      

In the photo are (left-right) Coach Albert Ramos, Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion, swimmers Kathrine Hintay, "Most Outstanding Swimmer" Dominique Epie, Juan Mendoza, AJ Verga, Paula Yap, and Vice Chancellors Antonio Obsioma and Nilo Oponda

Debate Society in 33rd MPDC, 2016

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

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UP Mindanao Debate Society competed in the 33rd Mindanao Parliamentary Debate Championship on 26-28 February in Davao City with 56 teams. Awarded were:

Allin Camile (4BA Anthropology), 7th-best speaker
Ronneil Bilbao (BS Biology 2015), 10th-best speaker
Jed Mendoza (BA Communication Arts 2015), 7th-best adjudicator (out of 57)
UP Min A (Allin Camile, Leah Aying, Ronneil Bilbao) - breaking 5th; quarterfinalists
UP Min B (Jamie Gundaya, Angellica Narvaiza, Karl Butalid) - breaking 13th; octofinalists
UP Min C (Renzo Polinar, Bryle Bacatan, Michael Sarana) - breaking 11th; octofinalists

On March 18, the Debate Society will hold a friendly debate against the University of Mindanao. The venue is the CHSS AVR. 

a/Prof. Perez is Datu Bago awardee, 2016

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

WP 20160304 12 55 07 Pro20a/Prof. Teody Boylie "Bong" R. Perez (Dept. of Humanities) is an awardee of the Datu Bago Awards in 2016. This award is the highest award confered by Davao City to its constituents. The Datu Bago Conferment Ceremony is on 12 March 2015 at the Royal Mandaya Hotel. According to the news report, "Mr. Perez was nominated for catapulting Davao City to prominence because of the numerous local, national and international recognition he has received for his excellence in visual arts. He has also promoted Filipino and Dabawenyo culture and arts through his exhibited works internationally" (Mindanao Times, March 3, 2016)
A list of Prof. Perez' efforts in the international scene follows:
-Winner - December Art Challenge an international competition sponsored the Colored Pencil Magazine, based in North Carolina, USA. The entry entitled “Old Wooden Toys” will appear in the March 2016 issue of Colored Pencil Magazine.
-Excellent Award, 36th Nishi Nihon Shinbun Art Competition, July 2003,  Bridgestone Art Museum, Kurume City, Japan.
-Full Book Illustration, SAMPAGUITA NECLACE (Japanese Children’s Book) published by Imajinsha Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, ISBN978-4-905530-38-1 NDC726 32P.
-Mounted Four solo art exhibitions in four different cities in JAPAN – Saga, Fukuoka City, Koga City and Hiroshima City
-Designed the cover of the book - “The Beach Spirit and Other Stories” (ISBN 1 74027 084 3) published in 2001, Sydney Australia.
-Featured Alumni - Junction, KSU Foreign Student Newspaper. ‘My Four Season Memories in Kyusandai’ (April 2006), Kyushu Sangyo University, Fukuoka City, JAPAN.
-His work –“Haribon” (Philippine Eagle) became the cover Design for ‘2004 KSU Foreign Student’s Guidebook’ Fukuoka City, JAPAN.
-Featured artist in “Infos”, a bi-monthly press of overseas students of Fukuoka City, Japan, (September - October’s 2004 issue)
-Featured Student - “Junction” Kyushu Sangyo University Foreign Student Newsletter (April 2003) , Fukuoka City, JAPAN.

a/Prof. Perez' 11th Art Exhibit, 28 January - 7 February

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Achievements

a/Prof. Teody Boylie "Bong" Perez will hold his 11th Solo Exhibit on 28 January to 7 February at Gaisano Mall of Davao (GMall). Opening is on 28 January 7 pm with Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion. Prof. Perez will hold free art workshops on 30 January and 6 February, 1-4 pm, to patrons who present receipts worth at least P600 from the department store in GMall and register in Customer Service. Slots are limited to 20 participants. 

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