UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 1 & 2 Projects turned over 475 maps, including 48 maps for the Province of Iloilo on May 18 & 19, 2017 at the UP Visayas Auditorium, Iloilo City. The maps given to the Iloilo Province consisted of 10 hazard maps and 38 resource maps for agriculture and renewable energy sources.
Present during the turnover were UP System Vice Pres. for Administration Nestor G. Yunque, UP System Vice Pres. for Development Elvira Zamora, UP Cebu Chancellor Liza D. Corro, UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 1 Project Leader Dr. Jonnifer Sinogaya, UP Cebu Phil-LiDAR 2 Project Leader Prof. Judith R. Silapan, DOST Region VI Director Engr. Rowen Gelonga, Iloilo Provincial Administrator Dr. Raul Banias, Mayor of Balasan, Iloilo Manuel Ganzon, Deputy Administrator for Administration of the Office of the Civil Defense Kristoffer James Purisima, Asst. Regional Director of NEDA 6 Atty. Raul S. Anlocotan, UP Visayas Chancellor Rommel A. Espinosa, UP Visayas Vice Chancellor for Administration Raul R. Olaguer, and UP Visayas Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Evelyn T. Belleza. Representatives from different municipalities of Region VI were also present to accept and witness the turnover of the maps.
Bringing health services closer to the community through the 2nd Annual Medical, Surgical and Dental Mission
The Health Services Unit in cooperation with Dagyaw sa Kaaraydan (Volunteer for Healing) conducted the 2nd Medical, Surgical and Dental Mission at Relocation I, Brgy. Lumangan, Miagao Iloilo on May 21, 2017. Other than the members of the Dagyaw sa Kaaraydan medical mission team, there were also doctors and nurses who volunteered to participate. This activity is a way of sharing generosity and volunteerism for the people of the community concerning their health.
In the Medical consultation conducted there were 87 patient, 57 of which were adults and 30 were children. There were 30 patients for the dental service and 31 for the circumcision. The REAL Medical Laboratory and Diagnostic Center provided supplies and services for Random Blood Sugar (RBS) and Blood Typing Test prior to medical consultation. There were 35 patients who availed of the RBS while 37 for blood typing.
Through the help of our donors and sponsors, patients specifically those who have undergone circumcision were given complete dose of medicines. Other patients were also given initial dose and multi-vitamins.
The services were extended to residents of Brgy. Igpajo, Brgy. Sag-on and Brgy. Bugtong Lumangan.
The Unyon ng mga Manunulat sa Pilipinas awards the Gawad Paz Benitez to UP Visayas Professor Emeritus, Dr. Alicia P. Magos, during its 43rd Congress on April 29, 2017 at the Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University.
Dr. Magos was cited “for her life devoted as a researcher, teacher, and extension worker in the field of socio-cultural anthropology. She is instrumental in establishing the School for Living Tradtion in the Village of Garangan in the mountain of Central Panay that revitalized the epic chanting and other indigenous art like the ancient tradition of needle work called panubok of the Panay Bukidnon. As the head researcher and chief translator of the Sugidanon or the Panay Epics, published by the University of the Philippines Press, she did not only make available these masterpieces to the Filipinos but also to the whole world in need of great narratives to remind us of our humanity.”
UMPIL or the Writers Union of the Philippines is an organization of Filipino Writers that promote Philippine literature.This year’s chair is Dr. Michael M. Coroza while the Secretary General is Dr. John Iremil A. Teodoro.
The Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies (IFPDS), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas held an academic program improvement (API) lecture entitled “Philippine Marine Territories and Jurisdictions: Lost at Sea?” on May 3, 2017 at the Audio Visual Hall, Pidlaoan Building, UPV, Miagao, Iloilo.
Dr. Crispino A. Saclauso, CFOS dean, gave the welcome message. Saclauso acknowledged the importance of the activity and to have a legal expert with vast experience and deep knowledge on the law of the sea and issues on maritime territories and jurisdictions. He said the expertise of the lecturer could enhance the knowledge of the faculty, staff and students and other participants on topics related to international laws and fisheries policies.
“For an event like TUKLAD, the UPV Miagao campus is truly an ideal place to conduct such an event. We are sitting on a 1,200 hectare land area, a huge portion of which is made up of forested slopes and hills. The 6K and 12K categories you will explore today is just a fraction of this huge campus. There are more hills, rivers and forests waiting to be explored,” says UP Visayas Vice-Chancellor for Administration, Prof. Raul Olaguer, during his welcome remarks (a he speaks in Filipino) for TUKLAD.
TUKLAD is a trail run organized by Pretty Farm Boys (running group) in partnership with the Miagao LGU, the UP Alumni Association – Iloilo Chapter and UPV which was held on April 30, 2017 inside UPV’s scenic Miagao campus.
Speaking on behalf of UPV Chancellor Rommel Espinosa, VCA Olaguer also said that UPV is glad to have been chosen as the venue for what many believed was the 1st organized trail run in the Province of Iloilo.