It was a soft launch but it was a launch nonetheless.
The visit of the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee (UPV WelCom) in the UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) on September 7-8, 2017 to introduce the Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Program has borne fruit.
The All UP Academic Employees Union (AUPAEU) - Iloilo Chapter held a general assembly for its members last 11 October 2017 at the Division of Professional Education Audio Visual Room, Iloilo City. Faculty members and the research, extension and professional staff (REPS) of the different colleges and offices of the university attended the assembly.
The AUPAEU National Council President, Prof. Carl Marc Ramota, presented the history of the Academic Union and briefed the Union members of the tasks and challenges ahead. Emphasized in his presentation were successes of the Union, including the benefits that were enjoyed by the academic employees through the Collective Negotiation Agreements (CNAs) of 2008 and 2015.
“My teacher, my hero” is perhaps one of the clichés heard during the first week of October as the world celebrates the end of Teachers’ Month. Despite the repetition, the saying still stands true. Being a teacher in one of the prestigious universities in the Philippines brings about pressure, too.
Amidst the stress and the level of academic excellence, teachers also undergo many frustrations in reaching the high standards of excellence that is expected from a faculty of the national university. As such, a celebration like Teachers’ Day is a glorious moment to show appreciation to teachers who consistently hone students to think critically and inspire them to reach the zenith of their potential.
“Protect your privacy and that of others, think before you write and click, no to cyber bullying and, spend less time on social media and more on human,” said Prof. John Lorenz Belanio, featured speaker of the lecture forum, #RUSM: Responsible Use of Social Media.
The talk was organized by the UPV Information and Publications Office on October 18, 2017 at the MILP AVR, UP Visayas, Miagao campus.