On April 24 to 28, 2023, the Affirmative Action Program (AAP) Team of Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Mindanao traveled to Sulu Province to conduct UP College Admission Test Orientation and Simulation to Grade 11 students in the province. Sulu Province will be provided with an UPCAT Test Center to be located in the Sulu National High School. According to the local schools official, the estimated number of expected UPCAT takers is 3,000 applicants.
From 25 to 27 April 2023, the team visited eight schools. The Sulu National High School on 25 April, the Jolo School of Fisheries, Jolo Agricultural School, Hadji Butu School of Arts & Trades, and MSU Sulu on 26 April, and Sulu State College, Notre Dame of Jolo HS, and Sulu College of Technology on 27 April 2023.
Team members School of Management Dean Dr. Aurelia Luzviminda Gomez and Ugnayan ng Pahingod Mindanao Junior Project Associate Marie Lyn Cayunda were first-time Sulu visitors. On the other hand, two other team members were former Gurong Pahinungod Batch 1 volunteers who were deployed to Jolo in their time. UPMin Pahinungod Director Michael Gatela and Land Reservation & Management Office Chief Joel Sagadal were once deployed at Jolo Agricultural School and Jolo School of Fisheries, respectively.
(Source UPMin Ugnayan ng Pahinungod)