UP Visayas has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the International Informational and Networking Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region (ICHCAP) under the auspices of UNESCO, a cultural organization based in Jeonju, South Korea.
The MOU was an offshoot of the partnership between UP Visayas and ICHCAP that began in Pagtib-ong: The UPV International Conference on Intangible Heritage held on May 25-26, 2016.
In its continued advocacy for a healthier UPV, the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee (UPV WellComm) has revived the weekly Zumba in the Iloilo City and Miagao campuses starting June this year.
Recent studies such as those done by the Mayo Clinic says that “sitting is the new smoking.” The same study warns that “sedentary life is not only linked to weight problems but also poses greater risks of cancer and heart diseases.”
“Being healthy starts from the womb that ends on the tomb.
With this in mind, the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee (WellComm) organized a lecture forum on Obesity and Aging on July 14, 2017 at the audiovisual room of the Miagao Interactive Learning Program. Mr. John Richard Lapascua, Senior Health Program Officer of the Department of Health (DOH), Region VI was the resource person.
Lapascua gave a highly comprehensive lecture that included the DOH’s approach for a healthy Filipinos called “Pilipinas Go 4 Health.” There are seven components to this campaign: 1) Go Smoke-Free, 2) Go Relax (encourages adequate rest, sleep, relaxation and exercise to fight stress), 3) Go Slow sa Tagay (moderate drinking), 4) Go Drug-free, 5) Go Lusog (proper health management), 6) Go Sigla (stress on exercise), and 7) Go Sustansya (healthy eating).
Six personnel from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-Region 3) participated in the recently concluded three-day Training Course on Aquaculture held on July 18-20, 2017 at the Institute of Aquaculture (IA) hatchery laboratory and facilities in Miagao, Iloilo.
The training program was provided to orient and update the participants about the current trends in Aquaculture technology including the inventions and innovations developed by the Faculty and researchers of IA through the DOST-PCAARRD and USAID Programs.
The active participations of the dynamic team composed of Mr. Nicomedes B. Wamil, Ms. Jo Ann L. De Vera, Ms. Jenette R. Cataluňa, Mr. Jamil A. Anuga, Mr. Pedro A. Romantico and Mr. Nico Leander made the short training course lively and productive. Certificates of Participations were distributed to trainees by Dr. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar, Director of the Institute of Aquaculture during the closing program held on July 21, 2017 at the IA Activity Hall, Miagao, Iloilo.
Twenty three (23) incoming 4th year B.S. Fisheries students from the University of Antique (UA) and eleven (11) from the Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) attended the On-the-Job Training Program of the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences from April 17 to June 02, 2017. As a continuing program, this was the third time for UA students to undergo the OJT while it is the first time for NIPSC students. The training program is granted upon request of the schools and colleges which are engaged in fisheries education. As an extensions service program of CFOS, the training was a way of strengthening and equipping students of other universities and colleges with the current technologies and basic principles in fisheries. Lectures and laboratory exercises were provided to actively involve the CFOS’ faculty, staff and researchers (UPV and Project-based personnel) in the program.
“It is not the end but just the beginning of a more productive collaboration with your school,” says Dr. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar, Scientist and Current Director of the Institute of Aquaculture. The OJT Program successfully ended with a simple closing ceremony held on separate dates at the Conference Room, Umali Hall, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, Miagao, Iloilo.