The UPV Department of Chemistry in partnership with UPV Chemistry Society and C&E Publishing, Inc. held the 2017 Chem Tournament – Iloilo League on March 22, 2017 at the CAS 2nd floor lobby and ILP-AVR, UP Visayas, Miagao, Iloilo.
The main objectives of the tournament are the following: 1) to provide Grade 9 students a venue to get acquainted with one another and play chemistry games, and uncover their interest in chemistry; 2) to provide high school students and their teachers the opportunity to know more about the BS Chemistry and Master of Chemistry programs offered by UPV; 3) to provide opportunities for students and science teachers to see the facilities of the Department as well as UP Visayas through a tour of laboratories and the Museum of Natural Sciences; and 4) to give the Department of Chemistry the opportunity to showcase its BS Chemistry and Master of Chemistry programs through presentations and collect feedback from the participants and their coaches.
Professors Dr. Harold M. Monteclaro and Dr. Gerard F. Quinitio of the Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanology (IMFO), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas shared their knowledge on the use of fine meshed nets as well as its operation and effects on fish catch and fisheries resources to fishers of the Municipality of Miagao at the newly-constructed Miagao Community Fish Landing Center on March 15, 2017.
Monteclaro and Quinitio were invited by Miagao Mayor Macario N. Napulan as resource persons during the latter’s conduct of seminar/orientation on the use of fine meshed nets to fishers and barangay captains/officials of the 22 coastal barangays of said municipality.
The results of a study by Monteclaro on the use of beach seine (sahid) in three different fishing sites in Miagao and San Joaquin were presented. His study showed that different fishing sites have different fish catch composition and that the kind of fishes caught in the morning differ also from those caught in the evening.
Quinitio, on the other hand, discussed the use of lift net (bentahan) and the composition and diversity of its fish catch.
Kenneth Wilson Si, fourth year BS in Chemistry Student of the College of Arts and Sciences, UP Visayas, was chosen as one of the delegates of the Philippines for the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) held at Tokyo, Japan on February 27-March 7, 2017, with the theme “Economics: Energy”.
The JENESYS program, implemented by the Japanese Government through the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), the Japan Information and Cultural Center (JICC), and the National Youth Commission (NYC), aims to promote a global understanding of Japan culture, economy, politics, language and foreign affairs by the participating countries to build international relations and cooperation.
The University of the Philippines Visayas represented by Chancellor Rommel Espinosa signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the University of Asia and the Pacific represented by its President, Dr. Winston Conrad Padojinog on March 13, 2107 at the Office of the Chancellor, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus.
The purpose of the MOU is to develop academic and educational cooperation and promote mutual understanding between the two universities. Both universities agree to undertake the following collaborative activities in academic areas of mutual interest based on equality and reciprocity: Exchange of faculty, researchers and technical staff; Exchange of students for academic work and field training; Collaborative research projects; Exchange of information, publications and scientific materials; and other collaborative activities that are deemed mutually appropriate.
The University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College thru the Division of Humanities and Physical Education celebrated the National Arts Month of February 2017 with the annual Katbari Arts Festival. The month-long celebration was filled with a series of culture and the arts events. This is for enlivening the community with notable artistic presentations by faculty and students as well as by several guest artists.
The celebration opened with a Zumba Dance Exercise participated in by students, faculty, and staff of UPVTC on February 13. This was followed by Tagay-Sangkay: Food and Wine Festival displaying cuisines of different cultures of the world (February 14). On the morning of February 16, kaRunFuntan: Fun Run, a run for human rights was participated in by members of the UPVTC community. On the evening of the same day, the Division held an open-mic night entitled Mapagpalaya, which staged various spoken word and acoustic performances. The Division through UP Ideopraxist (student organization of all BA Communication Arts students) also hosted an Arts Quiz Bee for high school students in the city and for students of UPVTC.