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Rola is Lifetime Achievement Awardee in UPV Homecoming 2017

Photo Credits: Mr. GC Castro, UPV OAR

Dr. Dionisia A. Rola leads this year’s awardees in the in the 2017 U.P. Alumni & Faculty Homecoming Dinner & Awards Night held on August 27, 2017 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City. Dr. Rola was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) as recognition of her lifelong achievements in and outside the university.

Dr. Rola was given the award for being the first UPV Chancellor and the first woman Chancellor in the entire UP system; for being the only living pioneer teacher of the UP Iloilo College (UPIC) who taught from 1947-1950 and from 1952-1953; for realizing her vision to make UPV a center of excellence and a national resource in fisheries and marine sciences education and research and, a University concerned with the propagation and enhancement of culture and the arts; and, for bringing honor to UPV in her various capacities as administrator supervision, consultant in government agencies. She actively served civic professional organizations while being involved in educational planning, development; evaluation and implementation of academic and curricular programs and projects; improvement of personnel and faculty services; and development of instructional materials.

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UPIC Alumni hold Grand Reunion

Photo Credits: Mr. GC Castro, UPV OAR

The graduates of UP Iloilo College (UPIC) from the classes of the 1950’s to the 70’s gathered last August 25, 2017 for the Grand UPIC Night held at Diversion 21 Hotel in Iloilo City. Associate in Arts 1957 Diamond Jubilarians spearheaded the event in collaboration with other alumni and former teachers. A number of jubilarians from abroad and other parts of the country came back home to be part of a series of events.

It was a night of laughter and remembrance. Pioneer alumni were given special honor by giving U.P. Medals. Prof. Corazon Defensor awarded the medals. The night was capped by dancing to the music of their time.

UPIC Night is part of the 2017 U.P. Alumni & Faculty Homecoming organized by UPV Office of Alumni Relations in partnership with UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) and other sponsoring alumni batches and organizations.

UP Alumni gather in 3-day Homecoming festivities

Photo Credits: Mr. GC Castro, UPV OAR and Ms. Neyah Grace Cartago, UPV IPO

A huge number of university alumni from different years gathered from August 25-27, 2017 to celebrate their jubilee in UP VIsayas. The 2017 homecoming saw the participation of jubilarians and alumni, ranging from the recently graduated ones to graduates of 1952, in more than ten homecoming-related events.

The series of events kicked-off on August 25, 2017 with the annual homecoming mass organized by Scintilla Juris Fraternity and Stella Juris Sorority. This was followed by the launch of the book “The Social Helix,” and the election of members of the UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) board.

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Sustainable Food Production highlighted at ICFAS 2017

“The Philippine poverty level has remained the same over the last 10 years while that of our Asian neighbours has gone down.”

This was the disturbing observation of Dr. William G. Padolina during his keynote address in the 3rd International Conference on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (ICFAS) on August 30, 2017 at Hotel Del Rio, Iloilo City. Padoilina based his observation from a compiled NSO data and ASEAN Statistical Report.

With the ICFAS 2017 theme, “Ridge to Reef: Strengthening Systems for Sustainable Food Production,” Padolina’s message couldn’t be more appropriate and fitting.

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