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.
 
UP Tacloban’s Health Service Unit conducts the 3rd Cycle of DUGO MO, KINABUHI KO Blood Donation Drive

UP Tacloban’s Health Service Unit conducts the 3rd Cycle of DUGO MO, KINABUHI KO Blood Donation Drive

UP Tacloban invites all of its employees, students, alumni, and other members of the UP Tacloban community who are above 21 years old and below 60 years old and who have no comorbidities, to join DUGO MO, KINABUHI KO Blood Donation Drive on 4 December 2020 at the UPVTC Multipurpose Building, from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon.

This public service initiative is a partnership with the Philippine Red Cross – Leyte Chapter to ensure that there is enough supply of safe blood in the region, most especially during this time of COVID-19 pandemic.

Share BLOOD, Give HOPE, Save LIVES!
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