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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.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

[NEWS] Deadline for UP admission exam extended to August 4

(I hope Mindanao's students take this opportunity to study in the country's best university*. This will surely, I mean partly level the playing field between the rich and the poor --quality education for all!)
* In some colleges and select course

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/31 July) -- Students who want to take the exam for admission into the University of the Philippines (UP) but did not meet the July 15 deadline, have up to Friday, August 4, to submit requirements.

The regional examiners for Davao City will process applications up to Friday, the UP Mindanao Information Office said in a statement. No reason was given for the extension.

Applicants have to go to the UP in Mindanao campus, Mintal, Davao City to submit the following:
- 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 parents have an annual gross income of Pl00,000 and/or are one of the top ten prospective graduates of public high schools as of the end of SY 2005-2006."

The press statement said applicants who have not received their testing permits by August 3 must secure it from the regional examiners on August 4 and must bring two pieces of identical photos, proof of payment or certification of prospective top 10 in the graduating class and/or proof of mailing.

The first deadline was set on June 28 and was moved to July 15.

The UP College Admission Test will be conducted nationwide on August 5 to 6 in different testing centers throughout the country.

In Mindanao, there are 20 testing centers in six regions.

These are:
Agusan del Norte: Urios College, Butuan City
Agusan del Sur: Agusan del Sur School of Arts and Trades, Prosperidad
Bukidnon: Bukidnon State College in Malaybalay City
Cagayan de Oro City: Capitol University
Camiguin: Camiguin Polytechnic College in Mambajao
Cotabato City: Notre Dame University
Davao City: UP Mindanao in Mintal
Digos City: Davao del Sur National High School
Dipolog City: Zamboanga Del Norte National High School
General Santos City: MSU College of Education Training-HS Department
Iligan: Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
Kabacan: University of Southern Mindanao
Koronadal City: Notre Dame of Marbel University
Oroquieta City: Misamis Occidental National High School
Pagadian City:Southern Mindanao Colleges
Surigao City: Surigao State College of Technology
Surigao del Sur: Jacinto P. Elpa National High School, Tandag
Tacurong City: Sultan Kudarat Polytechnic State College
Tagum: Tagum National High School
Zamboanga City: Western Mindanao State University (Walter I. Balane/MindaNews)


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