The Institute of Fish Processing Technology (IFPT), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, conducted a two-day training in processing smoked bangus for members of the Federation of OFW Family Circle of Dumangas, Iloilo on May 30-31, 2017 at UPV Miagao campus.
The Institute gave lectures and hands-on training to the participants on smoking bangus. Dr. Jose Peralta, IFPT Director, welcomed the participants and lectured on fish handling and fish spoilage. Prof. Loda Nacional talked about the principles of fish smoking while Prof. Rhoda Mae Simora discussed the use of analytical services support laboratory.
The participants were introduced to the IFPT processing laboratory with the assistance of Ms. Rosana Alama and Mr. Joebert Eclar. They had experienced ‘hands-on’ the preparation of solution for hamonado, soaking of boneless hamonado and chilling, preparation of brine solution and soaking of bangus, smoking, packaging and storage.
The participants were former overseas Filipino workers, wives, mothers, spouses or relatives of OFWs of said municipality. The training was in coordination with the Iloilo Provincial government to assist the organization in establishing livelihood for its members.
UPV Tacloban’s Assistant Professor Pierce Docena’s photo essay entitled “Traveling in Tongues” was recently chosen as grand winner of Lakaw Visayas, an online photo essay competition on Visayan culture and heritage sponsored by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Negros Museum. He received his award during a short ceremony on the night of June 3, 2017 at the Negros Museum in Bacolod City.
Docena’s entry was initially chosen as one of the five finalists that competed for online votes through Facebook and was eventually declared grand winner after the scores from the NCCA judges were added to the online votes. In his photo essay, Docena talked about how his two-week solo backpacking trip around the Visayas at the start of the year 2017 helped him gain deeper appreciation for Visayan languages. From Tacloban City, Docena explored the three regions of Visayas by visiting Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo, Tibiao and Mararison Island in Antique, Boracay, and Kalibo.
Meanwhile, Stacky John Fernandez was chosen as grand winner of Instatour, a virtual tour guiding competition. A UPV BS Applied Mathematics alumnus, Fernandez featured various sites of Iloilo in a five-minute video that earned the highest number of video engagements on Facebook. Both Docena and Fernandez received travel cameras and other souvenir prizes during the awarding. (Source: UPVTC)
Research posters of Garner Angelo Alolod and Rowena Cadiz, both MS Fisheries students of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, were adjudged 2nd and 3rd placers, respectively in the technical poster competition, Agriculture/Fisheries/Environmental Science Category at the 2nd International Science Graduate Scholars’ Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila on May 24-25, 2017.
Alolod’s study was on “Bioactivity and Functionality of Gelatin Hydrolysates from the Skin of Oneknife Unicorn Fish (Nasa thynnoides) while Cadiz’s was entitled “Comparative Efficacies of Tilapia Green Water and Biofloc Technology (BFT) in Suppressing Population Growth of Green Vibrios and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Intensive Tank Culture of Penaeus vannamei.
UP Visayas, in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Province of Iloilo, conducted the UPV Career Fair 2017 on May 10 and 11, 2017 at the GCEB Training Rooms, Iloilo City.
Various government agencies freely gave their time in introducing their agencies’ functions and possible job opportunities to the participants. These government agencies werethe folloowing: Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA), National Economic Development Agency (NEDA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).