UP Tacloban hosts French Ambassador

UP Tacloban hosts French Ambassador

UP Visayas Tacloban College (UPVTC) hosted a lunch reception on 3 March 2022 for French Ambassador Michèle Boccoz. UP Visayas (UPV) Chancellor Clement Camposano and UP Tacloban Dean Patricia Arinto welcomed the Ambassador who was accompanied by the French Embassy’s Political Counsellor Thomas Rollet.
 
Opportunities for academic exchange and collaboration between French higher education institutions and UP Visayas were discussed during the short meeting, which was held at the UPVTC Dean’s Conference Room.
 
Also present at the meeting were UPV Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Philip Ian Padilla,
UPV Vice Chancellor for Administration John Lorenz Belanio, UPVTC Associate Dean Arvin De Veyra, and UPVTC College Secretary Irma Tan. Other UPVTC officials present were Division of Humanities Chairperson Jessa Amarille, Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Chairperson Eulito Casas, Jr., Division of Social Sciences Chairperson Ruth Edisel Rylle Sadian-Cercado, Student Affairs Coordinator Ervina Espina, Leyte-Samar Heritage Center Director Antonino De Veyra, and Regional Environmental Information Systems Administrator Victor Romero II. The Division of Management was represented by Prof. Shirley Maraya.
 
(Photos by UPVTC Extension Associate Marvie Villones)
(L-R) UPVTC Associate Dean Arvin De Veyra, UPV Vice Chancellor for Administration John Lorenz Belanio, Dean Patricia Arinto, Chancellor Clement Camposano, Ambassador Michele Boccoz, Political Counselor Thomas Rollet, and UPV Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Philip Ian Padilla
Her Excellency Ambassador Michele Boccoz
Chancellor Camposano presents a token of appreciation to Ambassador Boccoz
UP Tacloban Division of Humanities and Leyte Samar Heritage Center host a discussion on pandemic literature

UP Tacloban Division of Humanities and Leyte Samar Heritage Center host a discussion on pandemic literature

On 16 February 2022, as part of the UP Tacloban’s celebration of the National Arts Month, Asst. Prof. Antonino De Veyra, Director of Leyte Samar Heritage Center, led a virtual discussion with guest speakers Dinah Roma (poetry), Tim Montes (fiction), and Carmie Ortego (creative nonfiction).
The talk, titled “Huruhisgutay/Tsika-LIT: Panuratan ha Panahon han Pandemya”, featured award-winning writers from Eastern Visayas, and focused on how writing during crisis can both assuage anxiety and inspire hope.
 
While the COVID-19 pandemic was at the forefront of the discussion, the writers also spoke more broadly about writing in times of disaster – such as after Typhoon Yolanda.
Joining the talk through Zoom and Facebook Live were over 160 participants.
 
[Written by Pauline Joyce J. Lacanilao]
 
UPV Tacloban College, Leyte Samar Heritage Center invites you to join the Lugar La: Place and Placemaking Roundtable Discussion Series

UPV Tacloban College, Leyte Samar Heritage Center invites you to join the Lugar La: Place and Placemaking Roundtable Discussion Series

UPV Tacloban College, through the Leyte Samar Heritage Center, invites you to join the Lugar La: Place and Placemaking Roundtable Discussion Series to be held this March 2022. The series aims to foster interdisciplinary dialogue on the challenges and potentials of place and placemaking.
 
On March 16, 2022, the Lugar La: Roundtable Discussion will hold its first session, on the theme “Natural Landmarks and Built Spaces.” The session will explore how citizens can facilitate shared responsibility and a values-driven approach towards the regeneration of natural landmarks and built spaces as place-based assets embodying culture and heritage.
 
To register for the first session, please click here.
 
The second session, on the theme “People in/and Places,” will be held on March 23, 2022. It will explore how people’s narratives of places shape the spaces they live in, and how people’s memories of place inform rebuilding efforts after natural and manmade calamities.
 
To register for the second session, please click here.
 
The third session, on the theme “Placemaking Methodologies,” will be held on March 30, 2022. It will explore how placemaking can be a useful tool and methodology for engaging stakeholders, co-designing public spaces, and building communities.
 
To register for the third session, please click here.
 
The series takes its cue from ‘lugar,’ the Waray term for place, space, location, or position. ‘Lugar la’ is an expression among commuters to signify that they would like to get off the bus or jeepney at a particular place. This expression or action can be analogous to the efforts of scholars to locate their research in specific locales, geographies, histories, and epistemologies.
 
Join us in these conversations by clicking on the registration links above. See you there!
Episode 3 (Theatre) of “Pasundayag ngan Uruistorya: An Online Exhibition of and Panel Discussion on Films and Performances”

Episode 3 (Theatre) of “Pasundayag ngan Uruistorya: An Online Exhibition of and Panel Discussion on Films and Performances”

The UP Tacloban Division of Humanities and the Leyte Samar Heritage Center invite everyone to Episode 3 (Theatre) of “Pasundayag ngan Uruistorya: An Online Exhibition of and Panel Discussion on Films and Performances” on Monday, 28 February 2022, 2:00-4:30 PM.
 
In the last episode of Pasundayag ngan Uruistorya, three stories exploring the lifestyle of students during the pandemic, the culture of violence, and the gossiping community surrounding the election season will be featured vis-a-vis digital theatre.
 
A talkback will follow the viewing of the performance videos. Asst. Prof. Olive Nieto of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre Arts in UP Diliman and Ms. Ina Azarcon-Bolivar of Dulaang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas will share their thoughts about the plays, particularly on their performance aspect. Their insights about digital theatre and the remote delivery of theatre arts courses will also be tackled during the discussion.
 
To join the event, register through the Zoom link or scan the QR code found on the publicity material.
 
The final installment of the OSA Talk Series: Me, The Social Media, and Remote Learning entitled “Navigating the Impact of Changed Learning Spaces on Student Academic Performance

The final installment of the OSA Talk Series: Me, The Social Media, and Remote Learning entitled “Navigating the Impact of Changed Learning Spaces on Student Academic Performance

The Office of Student Affairs of UP Tacloban invites everyone to watch the third and final installment of the OSA Talk Series: Me, The Social Media, and Remote Learning entitled “Navigating the Impact of Changed Learning Spaces on Student Academic Performance” on December 2, 2020 at 10:00 AM to 12:00 NN.

The resource speaker is Dr. Jose Antonio R. Clemente, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Office for the Advancement of Teaching, UP Diliman.
The Zoom room opens at 9:30 AM.

This webinar is facilitated by the Office of Student Affairs in cooperation with the Psychology faculty of the Division of Social Sciences and the UPVTC Student Council.

The Public Management 298 students of UP Tacloban conducts “Rise and Shine: It’s Change O’clock!”

The Public Management 298 students of UP Tacloban conducts “Rise and Shine: It’s Change O’clock!”

The Public Management 298 (Seminar in Governmental Management) students of UP Tacloban invite all government employees to a webinar entitled “Rise and Shine: It’s Change O’clock!” on 30 November 2020, 9:00 AM to 12:00 NN.

This year’s seminar theme is Change Management: Strategies and Solutions in the New Normal for government employees. The goal of this webinar is to define change management and how government employees can rethink their role amidst the pandemic, identify gaps in their respective agencies, harness strengths and address weaknesses in public service in the new normal, and identify opportunities to advance their own brand of leadership.

LSHC holds Hisgut Kalibungan: Huruhisgutay in celebration of its 25th Anniversary and the National Environmental Awareness Month

LSHC holds Hisgut Kalibungan: Huruhisgutay in celebration of its 25th Anniversary and the National Environmental Awareness Month

The UPVTC Leyte Samar Heritage Center (LSHC) invites everyone to watch Hisgut Kalibungan: Huruhisgutay 1. Setting the Directions for Environmental Conservation in Eastern Visayas on 27 November 2020 at 7:30 PM.

Held in celebration of National Environmental Awareness Month and the 25th anniversary of LSHC, Hisgut Kalibungan is a 7-part online discussion series on vital environmental issues and concerns in Eastern Visayas.

There will be one episode of Hisgut Kalibungan monthly from November 2020 until May 2021. Each episode will be aired on the official Facebook pages of UPV Tacloban College and LSHC.

OSA conducts the second installment of  OSA Talk Series: Me, Social Media, and Remote Learning

OSA conducts the second installment of OSA Talk Series: Me, Social Media, and Remote Learning

The Office of Student Affairs of UPV Tacloban College invites everyone to the second installment of the OSA Talk Series: Me, Social Media, and Remote Learning entitled “Online Risk-taking Behaviors and Self-protection Strategies” on 25 November 2020, 10 AM to 12 NN.

Next week’s resource speaker is Mary Ann Portuguez, RPm, RPsy, founder of Your Millennial Psychologist, Vlogger, Tiktoker, and a certified Memer.

UP Tacloban with its partners conduct the HOT Mapathon for GIS Day 2020

UP Tacloban with its partners conduct the HOT Mapathon for GIS Day 2020

For this year’s GIS Day 2020 celebration, the UPVTC Regional Environmental Information Systems, Southern Leyte State University, and Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) invite everyone to join the HOT Mapathon on 18 November 2020.


This event is intended to jumpstart community mapping activities in the region starting with critical health facilities in Eastern Visayas.