UPV Community Day focuses on health and fitness

Learning, moving, eating – it was a tripartite event for the UP Visayas Community Day held on February 24, 2017, held in line with the celebration of “70 years of UP Presence in Iloilo.”

UPV Chancellor Rommel Espinosa started the program by welcoming the audience gathered at the UPV Miagao covered court including Miagao Mayor Macario Napulan.

A lecture on health and fitness, especially intended for UPV’s office workers who are trapped in a sedentary lifestyle, started the three-part activity. Miagao LGU office workers who were also invited to the event likewise benefitted from the talk.

“Having a healthy lifestyle starts from the womb to the tomb” says featured speaker Mr. John Richard Lapascua, Senior Health Program Officer at the Department of Health Region VI. His lecture is entitled,“The Challenges of an 8 to 5 Office Worker: Beating the Sedentary Lifestyle.”

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CAS Day highlights community engagements

The theme of the week-long celebration of the “70 years of UP Presence in Iloilo,”is “Enhancing Service Learning through Community Partnership.”

With this in mind, the College of Arts and Sciences Day on February 22, 2017 marked the occasion by highlighting the College’s community engagements. Likewise, a wide array of activities reflecting the diversity of its degree programs and the achievements of its constituency were also presented.

Prof. Jorge Ebay who was recently awarded the UP “Gawad Pangulo 2016 Award for Excellence in Public Service” for (Bangon) Gigantes Project: Rehabilitation for Island Sustainability and Empowerment (Project RISE), was the featured speaker during CAS opening program. As a Community Development major, he said he was able to apply the values and principles of community development.

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Business Leaders’ Summit: Surfing through the Waves

The Second Business Leaders’ Summit (BLS2017) was held on 21-22 February 2017 at the UPV Auditorium and Graduate and Continuing Education Building (GCEB), University of the Philippines Visayas, General Luna Street, Iloilo City. The regional event was organized by the College of Management Student Council (CMSC), Junior Executive Society (JES), Let’s Do It! Philippines Youth Iloilo Chapter, and the Philippine Junior Jaycees, Inc. - UPV Chapter (UPV-JJC) with the Business Case Analysis Competition as its main event, and a series of talks as its minor event.

With the theme: “Surfing through the Waves”, BLS2.0 was 2-day activity that provided a venue for enhancement of the current knowledge of students regarding the setup of the competitive and real world. The talks highlighted the importance of the Ocean Strategies, with one speaker per strategy. One of the speakers was Ms. Debbie Damasco-Namalata, an alumna of the University, who is currently the General Sales Manager of San Miguel Brewery. The Keynote Speaker was Ms. Charmaine Bautista-Pamintuan, the Chief Marketing Officer of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. Other speakers include Ms. Yen Gonzales de Felipe and Ms. Kristine Buenavista. The summit was open to all college students who are at least on their 2nd year level and taking up any business related courses. Winners of the Business Case Analysis Competition will receive a Plaque and Cash reward.

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UP Visayas marks 70 years of UP presence in Iloilo

“I am here to tell you, that I love the University of the Philippines,” says Iloilo Provincial Governor, Arthur Defensor during the Opening Program of the week-long celebration of the ‘70th Anniversary of the UP Presence in Iloilo.’ It was held on February 20, 2017 at the UP Visayas Iloilo City campus.

It was an apt introduction from the Governor who is widely known for his gift of gab, being a skillful debater, way back to his college years at UP Iloilo College (UPIC).

He said that because we live in trying times, UP is expected to continue the fight to ensure that our cherished liberties are not put aside.“We are not intimidated, we know how to fight. We work for the Filipino people, we should never stop working especially for the poor,” emphasized the governor.

He also said that “UP never sleeps,”because it is always at the forefront of the burning issues of the day, devotes itself to continuously discovering new knowledge and is ever conscious of its role in national development.

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CFOS’ foundation day: A celebration of excellence

The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas celebrated another year of academic excellence being at the forefront of fisheries education in the country on February 23, 2017.

Faculty members, researchers, staff, and students of the College gathered at the Pidlaoan Hall of CFOS, UPV Miagao campus to participate and enjoy the 37th year of the College as part of UPV in Miagao, Iloilo.

The day started with the opening of poster exhibit and viewing led by College Dean, Dr. Crispino A. Saclauso. The posters displayed the researches done by the outstanding faculty and the Research and Extension Professional Staff (REPS) of the College.

Welcoming everyone in his opening message, Saclauso talked about the early days of the College. He outlined the significant and major events in the history of CFOS in UPV and how far it has gone to become the 'Center of Excellence in Fisheries Education' in the country.

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