Ms. Rose T. Mueda, a member of the Research, Extension and Professional Staff (REPS), Institute of Fish Processing Technology, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas was the sole speaker from the Philippines to speak at the 15th INFOFISH World Tuna Trade Conference and Exhibition - the world’s leading event dedicated for the tuna industry held on May 28-30, 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Cheryl Joy Fernandez of the College Management (CM) received a research grant from the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs (OVPAA) - Emerging Interdisciplinary Research Program (EIDR) Cycle 8 – the first UPV-led EIDR project since the research program started in 2011. Her research project entitled, “Promoting sustainable tourism development of small islands in the Visayas,” intends to characterize current conditions, gaps, and opportunities relating to sustainable tourism development and to develop site-specific strategies for collaborative sustainable tourism development for small island communities.
Prof. Harold M. Monteclaro and Ms. Liberty Espectato, director and faculty member of the Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies, respectively, presented papers at the 4th World Conference on Marine Biodiversity (WCMB) on May 13-16, 2018 held at Palais des congrès de Montréal, Canada.
Mr. Artemio “Junie” P. Pama, Jr., UP High Scool in Iloilo (UPHSI) alumnus, addressed the first batch of senior high school graduates of the UPHSI on June 7, 2018 at the UPV Auditorium, Iloilo City. RB Jann Ganon Jamindang was named Class Valedictorian for this pioneer batch of graduates.
Pama congratulated the class of 2018, all 100 of them who filled the auditorium with their beaming teachers, parents, guardians, and friends. ”You are now entering another chapter of your lives. Getting into this new phase is where you will encounter a lot of challenges. However, when you are armed with a burning passion, infinite perseverance and flexibility, I have no doubt in mind that you will make it! Later on you will also realize that “the more you bleed in class, the less you sweat in life.”