The UPV team bagged the top prize in the Western Visayas leg of the 19th Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition (ICFC). The nationwide eliminations was simultaneously held on September 29, 2017 in various sites around the country.
Team UPV is composed of Lyka Ranette Borja, Edsel Francis Lima, and Jan Vincent Ybut – all of whom are 5th year BS in Accountancy students at the College of Management, UP Visayas, Iloilo City campus. Prof. Arthur Barrido was coach of the team.
Joining the Inter-Collegiate Finance Competition (ICFC) for the first time this year, the University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC), qualified in the final round of the competition after placing 3rd in Central and Eastern Visayas. Consequently, it placed 13th in the nationwide ranking during the elimination round of the ICFC with over 90 schools participating.
The elimination round was held simultaneously across 10 areas in the Philippines, with four sites in NCR and one each in Bacolod, Baguio, Davao, Pampanga, Cagayan de Oro, and Cebu.
Psychology faculty members from the Division of Social Sciences of UP Visayas College of Arts and Sciences (UPV CAS) and Tacloban College (UPVTC) presented papers and convened at the 54th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) held on September 20-22, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center in Bacolod City.
The UPV participants were among the more than 2,000 participants of the annual psychological convention that revolved around the theme “Philippine Psychology in Challenging Times.”
Dr. Christopher Elvidge, physical scientist of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), was the resource speaker during the seminar-workshop on Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) Night Light Boat Detection. This is a Tool for Combatting Illegal Fishing and Protecting Marine Biodiversity. The activity was organized by the Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies (IFPDS), College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, UP Visayas on September 18, 2017 at the Conference Room, Faculty Center, Umali Hall, CFOS, UPV Miagao campus.
VIIRS of NOAA is a satellite sensor that can detect fishing boats that employ lights to attract catch. The seminar-workshop primarily focused on the use of VIIRS in monitoring various activities in the Visayan Sea.