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UPVTC celebrates community resilience with partner communities

After several months of serving their adopted communities through various projects, UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) students of Psychology 195 (Special Topics in Psychology: Disaster and Mental Health) organized a culminating activity entitled “Celebrating Community Resilience” on 1 December 2017 at the Multipurpose Building of UPVTC.

Five groups of students presented their accomplishments, which included the conduct of psychological first aid training for barangay leaders and volunteers; implementation of the resilience program called Katatagan; integration of psychosocial awareness into a coastal cleanup; mental health awareness sessions; and other psychosocial activities for children, adolescents, and adults. The group that served the barangay where UPVTC is located (Barangay 2, Jones) successfully lobbied for the passing of a barangay resolution recognizing the importance of mental health during disasters.

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Padilla’s two projects cited as Gawad Pangulo awardees for excellence in public service

UP Visayas’ College of Arts and Sciences and College of Management bagged the 2017 Gawad Pangulo for Excellence in Public Service for the projects “Capability-building Program on Bridging Leadership (BL) Towards Poverty Alleviation and Inclusive Development ” and “Evidence-based Planning for Resilient Local Health Systems (rEBaP),” on December 5, 2017 at UP Diliman, Quezon City. Project Leader Dr. Philip Ian P. Padila received the award from President Danilo Concepcion.

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UPV Chem Dep’t plans for the creation of the MS Chemistry Program

The Department of Chemistry-CAS conducted an Academic Program Improvement (API) project entitled “Planning for the Creation of the MS Chemistry Program Phase 2: Resource Assessment and Research Agenda Mapping” at the Department of Chemistry Office-CAS, UPV Miagao Campus on 09-11 October 2017. This was a follow-up activity of the API workshop conducted last 25-27 January 2017 at the Teaching and Learning Resource Center, UPV Miagao.

Attended by the faculty and staff of the Department, the three-day workshop aims to develop a three-year research roadmap for the previously identified research thrusts of the program. It also served as a venue for the Department to assess itself for its readiness to offer an MS program in terms of library holdings, laboratory and classroom facilities, research capability, and faculty profile. These aspects were included in the requirements set by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) for an institution of an MS Chemistry program and these should be satisfied and sustained when the program is implemented.

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UPHSI athletes dominate ISSC Dancesport competition: Four medals guaranteed UPV for WVRAA Dancesport slots

Four medals, three golds, and a silver were earned by four high school students during the Iloilo Schools Sports Council Meet Dancesport Competition held at the Iloilo National High School on Dec. 6, 2017.

Two gold medals were bagged by Heather Angelique P. Parangan and Carlos Gabriel Sola who won first place in the Dancesport Modern Standard Category, Grades C and D. A gold and silver medals were taken by Jasmine Venice P. Parangan and Jhon Louie L. Animas after winning first place in the Dancesport Latin American Category Grade D and second place in Grade C.

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