Pornel and Muyargas embark on a milestone public service project for UP Visayas

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.

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Pre-Retirement and Entrepreneurship Seminar conducted

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.”

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Hublag brings back ICONOPOP

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.

PE Dept seeks to widen curriculum offerings

“The long range plan is to really diversify our curriculum offerings in the department for our students. At the same time, we also need to offer a wider variety of physical activities that the faculty, staff and students can get into as part of the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Program.”

This was the rationale behind the three-day, API-funded seminar-workshop on physical activity programs that Department of Physical Education, College of Arts and Sciences conducted according to its Chair, Prof. Catherine Anecita.

Held on March 22-24, 2017 at the UPV Miagao campus, the S/W featured lectures, demonstration, and participation of the PE faculty members that included the following: circuit weight training, walking for fitness, running for fitness, aerobics, line dancing, street dance and rhythmic gymnastics.

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Olaguer is the new VCA

Prof. Raul R. Olaguer has been appointed by UP President Danilo Concepcion as the new Vice-Chancellor for Administration of UP Visayas effective February 14, 2017 until October 31, 2017. He replaced Prof. Nestor Yunque who has been appointed as UP System Vice President for Administration.

Olaguer is a faculty member of the Division of Physical Sciences and Mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences. He has been teaching Physics in UPV for 30 years and is an alumnus of Ateneo de Manila University wherein he graduated with a degree in BS Physics in 1974. He earned a Master of Science in Physics in 1984 from the University of the Philippines.

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