Through the Auxiliary Services Office (ASO), UP Visayas was able to raise funds for a Christmas gift pack for 180 agency-hired personnel of the university (104 agency guards and 76 janitors). The gift packs contain a spaghetti pack, canton noodles, and candies. For years now they have been receiving 3-in-1 coffee through fund drives and the gift pack this year is a departure from the usual tradition. 

The Cultural Mapping of Antique Project turned over a set of the project outputs in a compendium or set of books to UP Visayas through the Center for West Visayan Studies (CWVS). Dubbed Dunâ, Kinaíya kag Paranúblìon: A Cultural Registry of the Province of Antique, the books were received by UPV on December 9, 2022, in an intimate ceremony at the Performance Hall of the UPV Museum of Art and Culture Heritage.

Several alumni batches of the University of the Philippines High School in Iloilo (UPHSI) kickstarted the donations and pledges to the UP Visayas Adopt-A-Room Project of the Office of the Chancellor during its launching on Nov. 29.

Headlined by the class of 1986, the UPHSI alumni donors include the classes of 1970 and 1974, 1986 (separate pledge), iAmUPHi, and retired Court of Appeals Justice Edward Contreras.

The project donors were represented by Mr. Jose Ian Cababasay and Ms. Cosette Canilao (1986), Dr. Marovi Celis (1970/ iAmUPHi), Ms. Irma Lim (1974/iAmUPHi), Jennifer Mae Luison (iAmUPHi), and Ms. Loise Jamolo (1986). 

The Training of Trainers is a regionwide project. It will be conducted in the other provinces of Western Visayas – Capiz, Aklan, and Negros Occidental in the coming weeks. One of the visions of the project is to maximize the use of the NCD flipchart in the scale-up of the NCD training to other BHWs and medical professionals in Western Visayas.

Faculty members from the University of the Philippines Visayas comprised the Training of Trainers team, which includes Dr. Philip Ian P. Padilla, Prof. Jude Vincent E. Parcon, Dr. Adrienne Marrie S. Bugayong-Janagap, and Prof. Julie E. Prescott. 

GDP Director Prof. Ysabella P. Cainglet, through a recorded message, talked on Gender Awareness and Sensitivity Orientation, citing, among others, the various laws that protect and promote the rights and well-being of women and all genders. Meanwhile Prof. Aniceta Patricia T. Alingasa, Coordinator of the UPV Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment gave an orientation on anti-sexual harassment.

A team of researchers from the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries and Ocean Science, UP Visayas (UPV-CFOS) has developed a seaweed-based dietary supplement that improves the profitability and sustainability of cultured aquatic animals.

The study led by Prof. Rex Ferdinand M. Traifalgar, CFOS-IA director and an expert in nutritional immunology, found that the eubiotic feed supplement developed from seaweed significantly improved the feed conversion efficiency (FCE), growth performance, and gut health of farmed aquatic species such as tilapia, white shrimp, and milkfish.