UP achieves 100% passing rate in the recent Architecture Licensure Examination

Photo from UP Diliman College of Architecture Facebook
Photo from UP Mindanao Department of Architecture Facebook

Twenty-six examinees from UP Diliman and 11 examinees from UP Mindanao achieved a 100 percent passing rate in the January 2024 Licensure Examination for Architects given by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) on January 24 and 26, 2024.

Four graduates from UP Diliman entered the top 10 list: Kryzia Maryzela Villaver Medina placed third with a score of 84.70 percent. Andrew John Pagkatipunan Reyes placed seventh with a score of 83.60 percent. Placing ninth and tenth in the list, respectively, are Chester Neil Dichoso Cunanan, with a score of 83.20 percent, and Angela Beatrice Lagunilla Badiola, who scored 82.90 percent.

The PRC released the results three working days after the last day of examination.

UP Mindanao Department of Humanities BA Communication and Media Arts program (Full -time Faculty Member)

The BA Communication and Media Arts program of the Department of Humanities is in need of a full-time (tenure-track) faculty member.

• Graduate of a Master in Arts in Communication Arts, Creative Writing, or any related communication or literature degree
• Practical experience and/or specialization in literary criticism, media studies, creative writing, or media production
• Prior teaching experience is an advantage
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Resourceful, creative, and a team player
• Willingness to work in Davao City
• Adaptable to blended (online and face-to-face) instruction

• Teach courses in the BA Communication and Media Arts and BA English (Creative Writing) degree programs
• Mentor and critic undergraduate thesis proposals and outputs
• Engage in research, academic publication, public service, and extension work
• Participate in department, college, and university activities and committees
• Contribute to the improvement of the BA
• Communication and Media Arts degree program

Applicants may send their
• updated CV
• cover letter
• digital copy of Transcript of Records
• teaching statement
• portfolio (PDF or website)

and other pertinent documents to

Prof. Jhoanna Lynn B. Cruz, PhD
Chair, Department of Humanities
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of the Philippines Mindanao
[email protected]

Deadline for application: 30 November 2022

Source: University of the Philippines Mindanao Facebook

UP-Mindanao produces second summa cum laude

by Manuel Cayon

DAVAO CITY—In its 27th year, the University of the Philippines-Mindanao was able to produce another summa cum laude graduate.

Klarisse Cruzado from the Bachelor of Science in Food Technology program became the university’s second Latin honors graduate, just three years since the university first had one.

A Cotabato City resident, Cruzado also generated the highest cumulative weighted-average grade of 1.0612, which set a record. It topped previous summa cum laude Pete Maverick Nicole Estudillo’s 1.1971, who was also from the program.

Cruzado led the 2022 graduating class during the constituent unit’s 24th Commencement Exercises on July 19, at its campus in Mintal. The biggest challenge for her during the pandemic years of 2020 and 2021 was “the loss of boundaries, routines, and privacy” as she was studying. She said it was about her struggles with online classes, including deadlines, unstable Internet connectivity, as well as the blurring of boundaries between school work and domestic situations.

In her valedictory address, the honoree shared that she fortunately overcame these struggles with the support of her friends and family by remembering her motivations, and by staying disciplined. She mentioned the importance of being surrounded by people who support and encourage her.

“Through our hearts, we can also extend that same benevolence to others, especially those in need,” she said.

Despite conflicting feelings about graduating and worrying about the next step in her life, Cruzado cherished her major lessons.

“You are not alone,” she stated, saying that people who went through the same struggles and experiences were present to encourage and motivate her.

According to the top graduate, character-building was another lesson: “The exhilarating joy of achievements is only temporary, while a person’s character will remain the same. The people we encounter will remember our kindness, compassion, and generosity.”

Cruzado was a member of the Philippine Association of Food Technologists-Lambda Chapter, UP Dance Ensemble, and a group called “The Smuggled Ones.”

Source: https://businessmirror.com.ph/2022/07/30/up-mindanao-produces-second-summa-cum-laude/

UP Mindanao Office of Research (Project Staff)

HIRING NOTICE. The Office of Research is looking for a Project Staff.

– Assist in updating the Research and Development manual
– Assist in updating the Research Grants Administration Office initiatives
– Assist in disseminating research conducted by the University through publications and webinars
– Assist in updating the database systems
– Assist in deploying simple online site for Sustainable Development Goals tracking
– Assist in the day-to-day tasks of the Office and as instructed by the Director

Send your application letter and CV to:
Director, Office of Research
[email protected]

Deadline: 10 June 2022

Source: University of the Philippines Mindanao Facebook post

UP Mindanao (University Research Associate I for Data Analytics)


University Research Associate I for Data Analytics
for 1 Year with possibility of extension

Graduate of BS Computer Science, BS Information Technology, BS Computer Engineering or relevant courses
Preferably with experience in App Development using Python-based web framework such as Fastapi and experience with AWS
Based in the Davao Region and can report to work as soon as possible

Source: UP Mindanao Facebook post

UP Alumni Association Davao presents design for the proposed Balay Alumni on the UP Mindanao campus

UP Alumni Association Davao chairman Nap Concepcion visited Chancellor Lyre Murao on 16 March 2022 to present the design for the proposed Balay Alumni on the UP Mindanao campus. Former chancellor Sylvia Concepcion accompanied the chairman who was received by the chancellor and her vice-chancellors, Prof. Annabelle Novero and Asst. Prof. Leo Estana, and executive assistant Allan Villanueva.

The “Kakawlai” design concept was the winning entry in the competition staged by the UPAAD for the UP Mindanao BS Architecture students. However, elements from the other entries are being considered to be included in the Balay Alumni. The UPAAD hopes to secure the support of the UP Mindanao administration for the eventual approval of the proposal by the UP Board of Regents.

Source: UP Mindanao Facebook post