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Location: Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines

I'm Walter Balane. I am a journalist based in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon, Philippines. I initiated the group called Atong Press ( for press freedom and responsibility and media education in Bukidnon.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Updates: I'm back blogging ....

...after three days of silence.

There are so many things to blog about but mean time allow me to post this for those who have relatives anywhere in the country who are graduating from high school this year! Ask them to try taking advantage of UP education ...but let them take the UPCAT first.

Deadline for UP admission exam on July 15 (Courtesy of

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/08 July) – Want to be an “Iskolar ng Bayan?”Graduating high school students have until July 15 to file their applicationto take the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) onAugust 5 and 6 at the UP Mindanao campus in Mintal.

According to a press statement from the UP-Min’s Information Office, thefive-hour examination covers Language Proficiency, Reading Comprehension, Mathand Science. The morning session starts at 6:30 a.m. while the afternoonsession starts at 12:30. Applicants are required to be at the testing centerat least 30 minutes before the exam.

The press statement said graduating high school students are “advised todirectly mail” to the Office of Admissions, University of the Philippines,Diliman, Quezon City the following requirements:- correctly and completely accomplished UPCAT Forms 1 and 2; - four 2" x 2" identical recent photographs taken within the last 6 months; - non-refundable application fee of P450 and - self-addressed stamped envelope Exempted from paying the application fee are “UPCAT applicants whose parentshave an annual gross income of Pl00,000 and/or are one of the top tenprospective graduates of public high schools as of the end of SY 2005-2006.”For more information, call Prof. Karen Joyce G. Cayamanda, UniversityRegistrar of UP in Mindanao at 082- 2930201. (MindaNews)


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