Tryouts for the 2022 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Regional Meet

Tryouts for the 2022 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Regional Meet

Attention, all UP Tacloban current and incoming first year students.

Tryouts for the 2022 State Colleges and Universities Athletic Association (SCUAA) Regional Meet will be held on 17-23 August 2022.

Access the application form at https://bit.ly/3JNmRKA or scan the QR code on the image. The deadline for applications is on 16 August 2022, 1:00 PM.

For questions and clarifications, contact Mr. Michael Joshua Lora (mclora@up.edu.ph), UP Tacloban Sports Coordinator.

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Notice from the Office of Student Affairs – Application for Iskolar ng Bayan Program for AY 2022-2023 is now OPEN

Notice from the Office of Student Affairs – Application for Iskolar ng Bayan Program for AY 2022-2023 is now OPEN

UP Tacloban Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is now accepting applications for Iskolar ng Bayan Program for AY 2022-2023.
UPVTC-OSA will accept applications from high school graduates and UPCA passers who satisfy the following conditions:
1. Must be a Filipino citizen
2. Must have graduated from a Public High School in the Philippines (Region VIII – Eastern Visayas) within two years prior to AY 2022-2023
3. Must provide a certification from their public high school, duly signed by the School Principal, of the rank of the applicant in the Top Ten of the graduating (Grade 12) class.
4. Must be enrolling for the first time in college and has no credited previous college work
Must have obtained a rating (UPG) of 2.749 as the minimum for UPVTC
Eligible individuals must file a complete set of application requirements to the Scholarships and Financial Assistance Unit of OSA.
An applicant must submit the following:
1. Duly accomplished UP INB Application Form
2. A certification from their public high school, duly signed by the School Principal, that the applicant belongs to the top ten graduating class students.
3. Notice from the UP Office of Admissions indicating the students’ UPG.
4. A copy of DepEd Form 138
Application forms can be downloaded here: https://bit.ly/3MT2Zpv
Applicants must submit all requirements via email on or before 12 NN of 1 July 2022 (Friday) to osa.tac.upvisayas@up.edu.ph.
Limited face-to-face student activities now allowed in UP Tacloban campus

Limited face-to-face student activities now allowed in UP Tacloban campus

Students who are enrolled in the mid-year term of AY 2021-2022 and officers and members of the Student Council and recognized student organizations enrolled in AY 2021-2022 (i.e. 1st and 2nd semester) may reserve a slot for the use of campus facilities. Read the guidelines below to know how.
 
Use of College Library & TLRC:
 
1) Only students enrolled in the mid-year term are allowed to use the College Library and TLRC.
2) Log in to bookings.tac.upv.edu.ph. If you are a first-time user of the system, you will be prompted to register in order to receive your login credentials. The cut-off time for registration is 4:00 PM on working days. Registrations beyond 4:00 PM will be processed the next working day.
3) Wait for your login credentials to be emailed by the Reservation Manager. Using the login credentials sent to you by email, log in to bookings.tac.upv.edu.ph and make a reservation at least one day before your scheduled visit. The system does not allow a same-day reservation and multiple reservations by the same user.
4) To make a new reservation, wait for your current reservation to expire. A new reservation can be made only when the first reservation date has passed.
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Use of AS and DM Classrooms, MPB, Student Lounge, AS and DM Grounds, and Sports Facilities:
 
A. The following group activities will be considered:
– Meetings and activities of officers and members of recognized student organizations
– Student sports activities
– Face-to-face class activities authorized by College Crisis Management Committee
 
1) The Student Council and student organizations should reserve a slot with the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at least three working days before the requested slot. Before making a reservation, read the OSA guidelines for on-campus student organization activities here: https://bit.ly/3HwOSVW.
2) Fill in the online request form at https://forms.gle/vq1FnjQwerBYbSsf6 and wait for the notification of approval from OSA.
 
B. Use of DM classrooms is only for BS Accountancy and BS Management students who are enrolled in Practicum courses in the mid-year term, subject to approval by the College Crisis Committee.
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GENERAL GUIDELINES:
 
1) Reservations must be made before the date of use (at least one day for the College Library and TLRC and at least three working days for the student organization and sports activities). Students without valid reservations/bookings will not be allowed entry to the campus.
2) Students with valid reservations should present a valid ID and proof of vaccination at the gate and, if required, at the specific facility to be used.
3) Schedules will be strictly observed. Students should leave the campus at the end of their approved schedule. There shall be no loitering on campus.
4) Students must follow all health protocols – i.e. refrain from coming to campus if you have fever, cold or cough, or otherwise feeling unwell; wear a face mask; sanitize your hands; and observe physical distancing and the foot traffic scheme on campus. Safety officers will monitor all users of campus facilities for compliance with health protocols.
5. Students should use the designated entrance gates, as follows:
TLRC and College Library- Sto. Niño Extension DM gate (in front of AS Gate)
AS rooms and facilities- Sto. Niño Extension AS gate
DM rooms and grounds- Magsaysay Blvd. DM gate (in front of Leyte Park)
UP Tacloban participates in the 2nd quarter national simultaneous earthquake drill

UP Tacloban participates in the 2nd quarter national simultaneous earthquake drill

UP Tacloban participated in the 2nd quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) spearheaded by the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) last 9 June 2022 via Facebook and Youtube live stream. The drill in UP Tacloban was led by the College’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Committee.
 
Faculty and staff participated by watching the livestream in their respective offices. A separate viewing venue at the multi-purpose building was also provided. They simultaneously practiced the “duck, cover and hold” procedure followed by an evacuation to the AS grounds.
 
Another drill with evacuation, search and rescue, standard first-aid, and basic life support scenarios will be scheduled on another date.
 
Last April and May, members of the DRRM Committee and other concerned personnel underwent two training workshops on basic life support and standard first aid for lay rescuers with assistance from the Department of Health Eastern Visayas Center for Health Development.
 
MidYear Term of AY 2021-2022

MidYear Term of AY 2021-2022

The general registration period for the mid-year term of AY 2021-2022 will be from 15 June 2022 to 17 June 2022.
 
Make sure that you have pre-enlisted the required mid-year courses for your degree program. Contact your program adviser for more information.
 
Mid-year classes will begin on 20 June 2022.
Congratulations to the May 2022 Certified Public Account (CPA) licensure examination passers

Congratulations to the May 2022 Certified Public Account (CPA) licensure examination passers

UP Tacloban congratulates the May 2022 Certified Public Account (CPA) licensure examination passers from the Division of Management:
    • Athena Christine P. Alfabete, CPA
    • Kenneth Bryan M. Cu, CPA
    • Lyra Jean B. Gadin, CPA
    • Marynell P. Moralita, CPA
    • Honeylette E. Rocero, CPA
    • Graziella Grace F. Sari, CPA
    • Ma. Romellie C. Tabuena, CPA
UP Tacloban hosts Lambo Kalibungan: The 10th Annual International Conference on Environmental Science

UP Tacloban hosts Lambo Kalibungan: The 10th Annual International Conference on Environmental Science

UP Tacloban, through the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, hosted the 10th Annual Conference on Environmental Science (ACES 2022) on 26-27 May 2022 via Zoom with a distinguished lineup of speakers and more than 158 local and international participants from the Philippines, Hongkong, France, and Australia.
With the theme “Lambo Kalibungan: Anchoring Ecosystem Restoration to the Local Ecological, Cultural, and Socio-Economic Environments,” the conference focused on the 7th and 8th principles of the United Nations General Assembly resolution declaring 2021-2030 as the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, which state that “ecosystem restoration is based on well-defined short-, medium- and long-term ecological, cultural and socio-economic objectives and goals” and “ecosystem restoration is tailored to the local ecological, cultural and socio- economic contexts, while considering the larger landscape or seascape.” ‘Lambo kalibungan’ is a phrase in Bisaya that means flourishing of the environment.
Jean-Philippe Salcedo, né Schwab, the UN Environment Programme’s Partnership Coordinator for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, delivered the keynote address entitled “Decade to launch a global #GenerationRestoration movement.” His talk highlighted the importance of coming together and taking action in scaling up ecosystem restoration efforts for the benefit of present and future generations.
There were five plenary sessions. Dr. Nathaniel C. Bantayan, Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension of UP Los Baños (UPLB), and Dr. Dindo M. Campilan, Regional Director for Asia of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) were the speakers for session A on “Land use and forest ecosystem restoration in the context of sustainable human society.” National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) Academician Dr. Jurgenne H. Primavera, NAST President Dr. Rhodora V. Azanza, and UP Marine Science Institute (MSI) retired professor Dr. Miguel D. Fortes were the speakers for session B on “Local perceptions and attitudes towards the blue carbon ecosystems: the key towards successful ecosystem restoration efforts.”
The speakers for session C on “Governance and social context for marine ecosystem restoration, drawing on cases from coral reef restoration and mangroves” were Prof. Dr. Michael Fabinyi of the School of Communication, University of Technology Sydney; NAST Academician and UP MSI professor Dr. Marie Antonette Juinio-Meñez; and Prof. Dr. Lawrence M. Liao of the Graduate School of Integrated Sciences for Life, School of Applied Biological Sciences, Hiroshima University. And for session D on “Policy and governance in relation to natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, and sustainable development” the speakers were Prof. Dr. Wolfram H. Dressler of the School of Geography, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of Melbourne, Prof. Dr. Rodelio F. Subade of the UP Visayas College of Arts and Sciences, and Asst. Prof. Jessica Dator-Bercilla of the UP Visayas Institute of Fisheries Policy and Development Studies.
A special session on the state of environmental science in the Philippines and mainstreaming environmental science education and research was led by Professor Maria Victoria O. Espaldon of the UPLB School of Environmental Science and Dr. Ben S. Malayang III, Professor Emeritus at Silliman University.
The conference also included over 30 oral presentations, 23 poster presentations, and seven student speed talk presentations on blue carbon ecosystems, terrestrial ecosystems, aquatic (fisheries) ecosystems, and environmental policy and governance.
The paper entitled “An investigation on the microplastic contamination of Oreochromis niloticus present in Laguna de Bay”, which was presented by Mr. Edmar John S. Caporal, Mr. Cris Lloyd E. Cawaling, Ms. Ariana Micaela M. de Guzman, Mr. Robert Timothy S. Reyes, Mr. Lester John T. Tambalo, and Ms. Zandra T. Salut from Our Lady of Fatima University, Quezon City Campus, won the Cherry Ringor Best Student Oral Presentation Award. Meanwhile, the poster presentation entitled “Comparison of the rate of photosynthesis (ET50 values) of Avicennia and Rhizophora using floating leaf discs assays” by Mr. Lenz Irvin Ayon, Ms. Paula Mikhaila P. Pabello, and Prof. Leni Yap-Dejeto from UP Visayas Tacloban College bagged the Charles Peyraube Award for Best Poster.
ACES 2022 was co-organized with the UP Los Baños School of Environmental Science and Management, Philippine Environmental Science Association, and student organization UP Envisage-The Environmental Science Society of UP Tacloban.