Gumban cited at 80th Charter Day of Iloilo City

In celebration of the 80th Charter Day Anniversary and Foundation of Iloilo City, The City Mayor Hon. Jed Patrick E. Mabilog awarded Prof. Mary Ann T. Gumban, Dean, College of Management with a citation on August 24, 2017. The award was given because of her active community involvement and service, which brought growth, development and progress to the Iloilo City. It was also given in grateful appreciation of her unselfish sharing of her expertise and generous effort in building up the success of Iloilo City.

Prof. Gumban has been actively involved in providing training and capability building for the employees of Iloilo City Hall. She initiated the conduct of a Visioning exercise leading to Strategic Planning and conducting a departmental Organizational Structure Review for Iloilo City Hall in view of the revision of the Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) of the City. She is also a member of the Oversight Committee organized for the purpose of making sure that the city’s Business Permit and Licensing System is put in place. Currently, she works closely with USAID-SURGE project in building up an Urban Development Resource Center for Iloilo City. (With sources from the College of Management)

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New College of Management Building inaugurated



The College of Management (CM) has a new home with better facilities conducive to learning for its undergraduate and graduate enrollees. The new building was inaugurated on August 14, 2017 at the UPV Iloilo City campus.

CM Dean, Prof. Mary Ann T. Gumban and the faculty and staff welcomed top University officials during the event. Former UP President Alfredo Pascual, Current President Danilo Concepcion, CHED Commissioner for Western Visayas, Dr. J. Prospero De Vera unveiled the marker for the new building. They were joined by Chancellor Rommel Espinosa and the Vice Presidents of the UP System - Prof. Nestor Yunque for Administration, Prof. Elvira Zamora for Development, and Prof. Jose Florendo for Finance. UPV Vice Chancellors Prof. Emilia S. Yap, Dr. Ricardo Babaran, Dr. Evelyn Belleza and Prof. Raul Olaguer were also present during the ceremony along with other officials of the University.

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CM Dean attends global forum on urban resilience

Manila, Philippines - Delegates from Cagayan de Oro and Iloilo City joined more than 300 leaders and experts from around the globe to participate in the 8th Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation on May 4-7, 2017 in Bonn, Germany.

Organized by ICLEI, the forum focused on urban resilience and adaptation to climate change challenges through sessions on localizing global frameworks, disaster risk reduction planning and policy, financing resilience, risk transfer and insurance, and mechanisms for measuring, reporting and accelerating action for resilience building, among others.

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