Research posters of Garner Angelo Alolod and Rowena Cadiz, both MS Fisheries students of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, were adjudged 2nd and 3rd placers, respectively in the technical poster competition, Agriculture/Fisheries/Environmental Science Category at the 2nd International Science Graduate Scholars’ Conference held at the Philippine International Convention Center, Manila on May 24-25, 2017.
Alolod’s study was on “Bioactivity and Functionality of Gelatin Hydrolysates from the Skin of Oneknife Unicorn Fish (Nasa thynnoides) while Cadiz’s was entitled “Comparative Efficacies of Tilapia Green Water and Biofloc Technology (BFT) in Suppressing Population Growth of Green Vibrios and Vibrio parahaemolyticus in the Intensive Tank Culture of Penaeus vannamei.
UP Visayas, in partnership with the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) of the Province of Iloilo, conducted the UPV Career Fair 2017 on May 10 and 11, 2017 at the GCEB Training Rooms, Iloilo City.
Various government agencies freely gave their time in introducing their agencies’ functions and possible job opportunities to the participants. These government agencies werethe folloowing: Philippine Overseas Employment Authority (POEA), National Economic Development Agency (NEDA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
The Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanology (IMFO) and the UP Fisheries Guild (UPFG) of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas provided a series of training to assist in the management of the declared marine protected areas (MPAs) in the municipality of Miagao on May 2-5, 2017 at UP Visayas Miagao campus.
The “Miagao MPA Management and Community Capacity Building Extension Program” were participated in by the representatives of the Miagao Municipal Agriculture Office, Bantay Dagat, Miagao Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (MDRRMC), volunteer community divers, fisherfolk organizations, barangay officials, and fishing community of the barangays with MPAs namely: Brgys. Damilisan, Calampitao-Gines, and Lanutan. The activity also aimed to establish the regular monitoring of the status of the declared MPA sites and to strengthen the fisherfolk organizations in these barangays.
The BS Chemical Engineering program of the UP Visayas School of Technology (SoTech) continues to perform well as it scored a 90.91% passing rate in the May 2017 Chemical Engineering Licensure Exam.
The new chemical engineers are the following: CARMELO CABIGONA CABANILLA, KRISTY MAE MANTATAO DONASCO, EL NIÑO BRAVO ESTORES, JORGE ALBERTO HARADJI ILEJAY, CLARENCE PACIFICO LOPEZ, LOREJANE SINAYON PABUALAN, JEARIE MAE BELL GARCIA PO, GLEVEE EVIOTA RABACA, RODGIN GRACE DE RAMA REGENCIA, VIENA MAE ESCARE VILLARUZ.
Since SoTech started offering the BS Chemical Engineering program in 2007, it has been scoring a high passing percentage in the licensure exam.
The University of the Philippines Visayas conducted a Workshop-Forum on Quality Assurance (QA) for UPV Academic Programs on May 29-30, 2017 at the GCEB Training Rooms, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus.
Dr. Philip Ian S. Padilla, former Faculty Regent, delivered Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions. This preceded the forum on Stakeholder’s Expectations and Experiences moderated by Prof. Ma. Elisa Baliao. Resource Persons invited for the forum were the following: 1) Ms. Marie Pearl Marjorie Doronila, HR Recruitment Specialist, Reed Elsevier Philippines; 2) Dr. Amado Saquido, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Asia and the Pacific; 3) Engr. Neil Ravena, Iloilo Government; 4) Mr. John Marlou Salido, Chairman, College of Management Student Council; 5) Prof. Severa Katalbas, Associate Dean, UPV College of Arts and Sciences; 6) Dr. Gail Tan-Ilagan, Professor of Psychology, Ateneo de Davao University; and 7) Mr. Robert Sason, Entrepreneur and UPV Alumnus.