The mother language of West Visayas, Kinaray-a, and Aklanon which grew out of it, were once considered mere dialects of the vulgar and uneducated. But the literary history of West Visayas took a turn with the emergence of new literature written in Kinaray-a, Aklanon and Visayan-influenced Filipino.
In the three years of the UP presidential award, 21 public service initiatives have been recognized for excellence from a pool of over 50 nominations.
UP President Danilo Concepcion visited UP Visayas (UPV) on July 13 and 14, 2018, consulting with administrative personnel representatives of the UP System, inaugurating new UPV structures, and checking on the remote UPV Marine Biological Station on Taklong Island, Guimaras.
The current Chair of the UPV Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness Committee, Mary Lyncen M. Fernandez, is a staunch advocate of health, fitness and wellness. “Six years ago, my blood chemistry was going through the roof. A doctor told me that I needed to take maintenance to control my blood sugar, uric acid, high cholesterol levels, and high blood pressure. I was a short, fat, middle-aged woman who weighed more than 80 kilos. I called myself ang babaeng walang leeg (the woman with no neck).”
UP Visayas (UPV) conferred degrees upon 1,086 graduates this year in two commencement exercises. The first was in Miagao, Iloilo where 840 graduates from the Miagao and Iloilo City campuses received their degrees on June 22. The second was on June 26 in Tacloban Leyte, where UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) graduates numbered 246.
For UP Visayas, the celebration of its history is at the core of some of its most revered traditional events.
You love oysters, but you hate all that brushing, washing, and shucking. So you give yourself a little treat and pay a pretty price at a restaurant just to get your oyster fix. Well, someone at UP Visayas has some good news for you.
You’ll recognize it from Giuseppe Tornatore’s film, Cinema Paradiso. It’s the UP Visayas (UPV) Cinematheque in the Iloilo City campus.
UP Visayas (UPV) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Iloilo Science and Technology University (ISAT-U) on August 14 following the inauguration of the new College of Management building at the UPV Iloilo City campus.