The UPV Gender and Development Program Balay Balay Child Minding Centers (BBCMC) in Iloilo City and Miagao campuses conducted their culminating activities on March 21 and 22, 2017 respectively. BBCMC Iloilo City campus held their activity with the theme “One Step Along the World I Go” at the UPV Auditorium while its Miagao counterpart conducted their activity with the theme “Every Child is Special” at the CFOS AV Hall, UPV Miagao Campus.
Ms. Augil Marie Robles, Instructor of Psychology at the Division of Social Sciences, CAS, UPV Miagao served as guest speaker in the BBCMC Iloilo City campus culminating activity. Ms. Robles’s inspirational message focused on the importance of “play” in the child’s development. On the other hand, Ms. Teresa Hortillo, Guidance Specialist at the UPV Office of Student Affairs gave a lecture about multiple intelligences at the BBCMC Miagao’s culminating activity.
The Balay Balay Child Minding Center is an extension project of the UPV Gender and Development Program that supported the implementation of Executive Order No. 340, mandating government institutions to respond to the needs of working parents by providing a place for socialization for 3-5 years old children while they are at work. To date, BBCMC has provided early childhood care and early formative education in a secure environment to more than 500 children from the city campus and 50 children in Miagao already. BBCMC started in 1999 at the Iloilo City campus while BBCMC in Miagao started in the last quarter of 2014.
The Graduate Program Office (GPO) conducted a Seminar-Workshop on Research and Publication for the graduate students on April 8 and 22, 2017 at the UPV Iloilo City campus. The activity was aimed to develop student’s interest and hone their skills in identifying researchable problems and issues, and eventually acquire the capability and confidence to do research. The seminar workshop is a venue for amateur researchers to be more comfortable as they altogether build up and grow in their research capabilities. This will help fulfill UPV’s mandate of being a graduate research University.
A total of 43 graduate students from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) and College of Management (CM) attended the Seminar-Workshop I held on April 8 at the Tea Room of the UPV Cafeteria, majority of whom were second year Master of Management students who are currently enrolled in Mgt. 299 (Management Research). Others were students of the Master of Education and Master of Chemistry programs who are either enrolled in their Special Problem courses or first year students who opted to undertake Plan A with Special Problem instead of the Comprehensive Examination.
The Educational Research: A Training and Writeshop Program, a one-year public service program for public school teachers of the Department of Education organized by Prof. Jonny Pornel (Division of Prof. Ed.) and Prof. Moniq M. Muyargas (Division of Soc. Sci) took off with its first leg of training conducted on April 22, 2017 at the District of San Joaquin, Iloilo.
Forty teachers participated who initially expressed their mixed emotions about the conduct of research. However, after the first set of exercises and activities, their varied sentiments turned into excitement as they realize that these opportunities for educational research can improve their conduct of the teaching-learning process. The participants were expected to generate their own research problems, collect and analyze data, write their action research outputs, and apply their findings in the teaching-learning processes.
The Human Resources and Development Office of UP Visayas organized a Pre-Retirement and Entrepreneurship Seminar for the soon to retire UPV personnel on April 19 and 20, 2017 at the Graduate and Continuing Education Building of UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus.
Discussed during the 1st Day of the seminar which focused on pre-retirement were the following: “Retirement Benefits Outside the GSIS Program Process Flow” given by HRDO Chief, Ms. Ella O. Tidon; “Requirements for Retirement” by Ms. Ninfa Bauño, Administrative Officer V of HRDO; “Benefits and Privileges of Retired UPV Employees Cooperative Members” by Ms. Jocelyn Genesila, Chair of the Board of Directors, UPVEC; “GSIS Retirement Program eligibility Requirements, Processing of Retirement Claims and Other Relevant Information” by Ms. Eleanor Gregorio, Branch Manager of GSIS Iloilo; and “Benefits and Privileges of Senior Citizens” by Mr. Elpidio D. Azuelo, Head of the Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, Iloilo City.”
The UPV Hublag Dance Company performed another dance concert entitled: ICONOPOP OVERLOAD last 29 – 20 April 2017 at the CFOS AV Hall, UPV Miagao campus. The dance concert showcased the music of contemporary icons such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, and more. This concert is the fourth installment of the Iconopop series. Routines have a mixture of dance genres: contemporary, hiphop, and jazz. This is another opportunity for the company to showcase the members’ passion and talent in the art of dancing.
The UPV Hublag Dance Company is a performing organization of the University of the Philippines Visayas. The organization has been existing in the university for 16 years now, serving as a dance company for dancers enrolled in the university. It is headed by their Adviser and Artistic Director, Prof. Robert Rodriguez.
The company members are from the different colleges and schools from the university. They perform a variety of genres in dance, such as contemporary and hiphop. It is the lone recipient of the title University Performing Group for five consecutive years as awarded by the Chancellor’s Committee on Culture and the Arts.