UPV's 9th Chancellor Dr. Rommel A. Espinosa turned over the UPV Chancellorship to the 10th Chancellor Dr. Ricardo P. Babaran in a simple ceremony at the UPV Administration Building in Miagao, Iloilo on 8 November 2017.
The new vice chancellors also took their oath of office during the same ocassion and was attended by the members of the UPV faculty, staff and students.
Two members of the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee participated in the “Training on Healthy Lifestyle: An Approach to the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable (NCD) Diseases” conducted by the Department of Health, Region VI on November 7-9, 2017 in Iloilo City.
The training began with an overview of leading NCDs in the country which included cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases and diabetes mellitus. They account for 60% of the total deaths globally and are projected to increase in the years to come according the World Health Organization data.
Dr. Ricardo P. Babaran formally took his oath as 10th Chancellor of UP Visayas with UP President Danilo Concepcion on November 6, 2017 at the Quezon Hall, UP Diliman. Witnessing the oathtaking were Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa, Vice President for Administration Nestor G. Yunque and Ms. Agnes Aquino of the UP Visayas Diliman Liaison Office.
The University of the Philippines Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) soared to even greater heights this year as it garnered a 100% passing rate and produced seven topnotchers in the Psychometrician Licensure Examination. The examination was administered by the Board of Psychology of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) in various parts of the country on October 29-30, 2017.
The seven who were included in the top ten are the following: Victor L. Macasil, Jr. and Patricia Angela M. Pelito (6th place, with a rating of 83.40%); Rosemarie T. Sarte (8th place, 83.00%); Kimberly F. Leala and Mar Augustine Chloey B. Lee (9th place, 82.80%); and Eva Mae A. Adena and Melanie S. Patiño (10th place, 82.60%).