The College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS) welcomed the officials of the National Kaohsiung Marine University (NKMU), Taiwan on September 5, 2017 at the UPV Miagao campus.
CFOS Dean Crispino A. Saclauso led in receiving the ten deegates of NKMU headed by its Acting President, Professor Syue-Sinn Leu. The visitors were accompanied by the staff of Manila Economic and Cultural Office spearheaded by its director, Mr. Cesar Drilon.
The visit was aimed to familiarize the visitors with the College, seek opportunities for faculty and student exchanges and academic collaborations, and explore possibilities of strengthening the relationship between Taiwan and the Philippines on fisheries and maritime related matters.
Three faculty members of the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences went on study leave to pursue their graduate studies outside of the country starting this second half of 2017.
Ms. Rhoda Mae C. Simora, Ms. Cristy S. Acabado, and Mr. Jerry Ian L. Leonida were accepted as scholars in their chosen graduate program fields.
Chancellor Rommel A. Espinosa approved the requests of the three faculty members to go on study leave with pay in pursuit of a Ph.D. and Master’s degrees upon the recommendation of the UPV Academic Personnel and Fellowships Committee chaired by Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Encarnacion Emilia S. Yap.
Dr. Harold M. Monteclaro, Director of the Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies (IFPDS), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences (CFOS), UP Visayas participated in the Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Regional Gender Workshop and Regional Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) Planning Workshop on August 20-23, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.
Hosted by the United States Agency for International Development’s Oceans and Fisheries Partnership (USAID Oceans), the workshop gathered program stakeholders to review findings from rapid appraisals for fisheries management conducted in the learning sites of the Philippines and Indonesia. Best practices and solutions for application in the regional fisheries were also discussed during the event.
Monteclaro presented the result of his study on gender analysis in the fisheries sector in the Philippines, specifically conducted in the General Santos area, for the Ocean and Fisheries Partnership.
Dr. Dionisia A. Rola leads this year’s awardees in the in the 2017 U.P. Alumni & Faculty Homecoming Dinner & Awards Night held on August 27, 2017 at Diversion 21 Hotel, Iloilo City. Dr. Rola was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the UP Alumni Association (Iloilo Chapter) as recognition of her lifelong achievements in and outside the university.
Dr. Rola was given the award for being the first UPV Chancellor and the first woman Chancellor in the entire UP system; for being the only living pioneer teacher of the UP Iloilo College (UPIC) who taught from 1947-1950 and from 1952-1953; for realizing her vision to make UPV a center of excellence and a national resource in fisheries and marine sciences education and research and, a University concerned with the propagation and enhancement of culture and the arts; and, for bringing honor to UPV in her various capacities as administrator supervision, consultant in government agencies. She actively served civic professional organizations while being involved in educational planning, development; evaluation and implementation of academic and curricular programs and projects; improvement of personnel and faculty services; and development of instructional materials.