Students and faculty members of the University of the Philippines High School in Iloilo (UPHSI) warmly welcomed representatives of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) during the Iloilo leg of the #ASEANSchoolTour held last March 7, 2017 at the U. P. Visayas Auditorium, Iloilo City campus.
The #ASEANSchoolTour is part of a series of events that are being held in the Philippines as part of the meetings of ASEAN leaders. This year, the ASEAN is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its establishment, with the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World.”
In her opening remarks, UPHSI Principal Dr. Lourdes Zamora emphasized how this generation of high school students are at an advantage due to the opportunities that the ASEAN offers. Dr. Kevin Villanueva, UPHSI faculty member under the university’s Balik-PhD program oriented the audience on “The ASEAN Way” by sharing about the history and objectives of the ASEAN. Dr. Villanueva highlighted the unique quality of the association which provides all member countries with equal levels of authority when discussing common interests among them.
Karl Louie Fajardo, Director of the Strategic Communications Division of PCOO, led an interactive lecture which included a fun instruction on the unique characteristics and features of the ASEAN member countries. There were animated laughter among the students and faculty members as they learned how to say “thank you” in the languages of Southeast Asian nations.
The program was capped by the singing of the ASEAN Hymn led by UPHSI faculty member Ms. Sharie Faith Biñas, followed by the turnover of ASEAN promotional paraphernalia to UPHSI students.
A brief memorial for UPHSI alumnus, Dr. Dreyfuss “Toto” Perlas, was held during the UPHSI Flag Ceremony on March 6, 2017. Perlas, a graduate of UPHSI batch 2002, was slain by an unidentified gunman at Kapatagan, Lanao del Norte on March 2, 2017.
Present were his former classmates and teachers in UP High School in Iloilo who have nothing but good words about the person who dedicated his life to serving the poorest of the sick as Doctor to the Barrio volunteer.
Prof. Giabelle Saldaña, his former teacher, described Drey as a diligent student, who is always friendly to everyone.
In a message, Ms. Ysabella Cainglet delivered a tribute message on behalf of Narra Batch 2002 for Dr. Perlas. An excerpt of the message follows:
“If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” —Benjamin Franklin
Prof. Prudencia V. Conlu was one of the pioneering faculty and the first woman Dean of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), the Flagship College of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), since 1992 until her retirement in May 1995.
She was instrumental in the establishment of the UPV Museum of Natural Sciences at the UPV Miagao campus in 1989. The museum housed a collection of various Philippine flora and fauna particularly the collection of fishes and aquatic invertebrates for classroom instruction.
An ichthyologist, Conlu was a recipient of numerous awards and citations from UPV and various organizations in the country for her outstanding contributions in fisheries development and fisheries education in the Philippines including the “Likas Yaman Award” given by the Ministry of Natural Resources for her book, “Guide to Philippine Flora and Fauna.” She also received the Pride of Heritage Award as Outstanding Educator of the International Press Research Development Progress and the first Trident Award as the Most Outstanding CF Faculty by the UP Fisheries Guild.
The College of Arts and Sciences Team, the reigning champion, retained its crown during Pasundayag 2017 held on February 24 at the covered court of the UPV main campus in Miagao. CAS (red team) and its divisions and department was grouped with UP High School in Iloilo, Center for West Visayan Studies, Community Outreach Program and Language Program.
Coming in at 2ndplace was the purple team from the Central Administration offices. The yellow team led by the School of Technology was 3rd along with collaborating offices and units – the Campus Maintenance and Development Office, Data Information System Program, Dormitories, Health Services Unit, UPV Green Bamboo, UPV Site, Acquisition and Resettlement Project, UPV Reforestation Project and UPV Security Service Force.
At 4th place was the green team led by the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences with the group composed of performers from the National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, UPV Museum of Natural Sciences, Teaching and Learning Resource Center, Office of Student Affairs, and the Library office based in Miagao.
Team Blue, led by the College of Management, with other offices based in the Iloilo City campus like the CDMO, Library, OSA, Graduate Program Office, Liaison Office, Office of Continuing Education and Pahinungod, Gender and Development Program, Sentro ng Wikang Filipino, Office of Alumni Affairs, Legal Office, Chancellor’s Committee for Culture and the Arts, and Library has no entry for this year contest.
As part of the week-long celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the UP Presence in Iloilo, the University of the Philippines Visayas Capital Market Investors Guild (UPV CMIG) conducted its second installment of Investocks with the theme: “Building Wealth Through a Healthy Financial Living” last Thursday, February 23, 2017 at the UPV Auditorium, UPV Iloilo City campus.
Mr. Jonathan Bryan Endaya and Ms. Sarah Padilla of the Philippine Stock Exchange were the speakers during the event. They discussed about the topics on Stock Market 101 and Exchange Traded Funds respectively which are meant to introduce the basics on investments and how students could benefit from the stock market.
Almost 600 attendees were present during the event which included students from the University of the Philippines Visayas, University of Iloilo, and West Visayas State University, among other stock market enthusiasts.
UPV CMIG as an organization aims to inspire students and professionals alike to achieve a healthy financial living as early as they can. UPV CMIG also hope to conduct more talks in the future from a variety of inspirational speakers in the country.