The University of the Philippines Kadugong Bol-anon (UPKB) is the first and only organization of UP students who are from the province of Bohol and/or those of Boholano lineage. UPKB is also one of the duly recognized, geographic-based, ethnicity-based, and non-profit student organizations in the University of the Philippines.
It was established in July 19, 1977 by now Bohol Governor Edgar M. Chatto. Since then, the organization has been at the forefront of developing a sense of service and responsibility among its members, and promoting the province of Bohol, its people, and its culture through various activities and collaborations with other student organizations within and outside the university.
The tambayan of UPKB was originally located at the Kamia Dining Hall. It was also in 1995 when the organization moved its home to the Yakal Dining Hall. This year, the tambayan is in front of Vinzons Hall.
UPKB has been consistent in producing topnotch graduates in their respective fields. And although these proud KB alumni are now successful professionals, they still live by the ideals of the university and the organization – to serve the people.
Today, the organization, on its 35th year of service and dedication still strives to uplift the flame and the pursue that goal in spite of the rapidly changing times and the trials thrown at us on a daily basis.
A.Y. 2012 - 2013
RONN PATRICK L. GUINGGUING
Vice-President for Internal Affairs
JORAM PAUL B. JABONILLO
Vice-President for External Affairs
DEXIE N. BAAY
Vice-President for Finance
JASMIN T. TUTOR
Vice-President for Academics
MARK JOHN A. APARRE
Vice-President for Logistics, Sports and Recreation
KING KARL R. SEROJE
GRACE CONCEPCION CUEVAS
INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Axel Krizza Cabahug
EXTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Mark Joseph Abing
Mary Julienne Joy Bongcac
ACADEMICS COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Alfred Elmer Buena
Deborah Anne Lumantas
Phillip Santi Morgia
Keanu Jershon Sarmiento
FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Reina Stella Barimbao
Hannah Bella Gamil
Isabelle Melinette Gucor
LOGISTICS, SPORTS and RECREATION COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Leo Jaymar Uy
Below is a list of the different activities of the organization for Academic Year 2012 - 2013:
Free UPCAT Reviewers for Boholano High School Students
Launched: June 22, 2012
UPKB @ 35: The Legend of Coral
July 21, 2012
Kalayaan Residence Hall Multi-Purpose Hall
UPKB's 35th anniversary celebration.
BOBOtante Ka Ba? The Psychology of Campaign Ads and Surveys
August 22, 2012
Yakal Residence Hall
For the first time, UPKB co-sponsored an alternative classroom learning experience (ACLE) with UP Bannuar, UP Mayon and Yakal Residence Hall Education & Research Committee.
UPKB Academic Festival 2012 - “Youth Speak for 2013: Be informed. Spread the Word. Make a Change.”
October 23 - 26, 2012
Island City Mall Activity Center
The Academic Festival is the organization’s annual grand event comprising of different competitions, which serve as avenues for Boholano high school students to showcase their skills, talents, and wits. It is co-sponsored by different UPKB chapters from Diliman, Cebu and Iloilo. Contests include: Acad Race, Brainscan: Quiz Bowl, Brainscan: Extemporaneous Speaking, Essay Writing Contest, Mind Maze, Litrato: Photoshoot Contest, and Great High School Debate Competition.
UPKB PhilGames Sportsfest
December 1, 2012
Sunken Garden, UP Diliman
UPKB Debate Caravan 2012
December 19, 2012
Baclayon Cultural Center
The UPKB Debate Caravan is a one-day training and seminar, which aims to teach the basics of debating to the different high school students of the province of Bohol. A new addition to this year’s debate caravan is the Inter-School Debate Competition where participating schools get to battle it out in order to defend and win over an argument.
UPKB Carolling Activity
December 23, 2012
Jologs Quiz Bee
February 21, 2013
Yakal Residence Hall
A tie-up activity between the organization and the Yakal Education and Research Committee as part of the celebration of this year's Yakal Week.
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