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The University of Mindanao is the largest private, non-sectarian university in Mindanao located in Davao City on the Southern Philippine island. Established in 1946, the University of Mindanao has ten branches spread over thirteen campuses in Southern Mindanao. It is currently an Autonomous Status per CEB Resolution No. 076-2009 with Category A per CMO No. s. 2009 standing accredited by Commission on Higher Education . Its Business Administration and Information Technology programs were Centers of Development and its Teacher Education program was considered as a Center of Excellence by CHED. It is the largest private university in Mindanao and one of the first top five schools with a highest number of programs accredited by PACUCOA in the country today. Wikipedia.

Tanalgo K.C.,University of Southern Mindanao | Teves R.D.,University of Southern Mindanao | Salvana F.R.P.,University of Southern Mindanao | Baleva R.E.,University of Mindanao | Tabora J.A.G.,University of Southern Mindanao
Wildlife Biology in Practice | Year: 2016

In the tropics, bats are essential component of many natural ecosystems, through providing various ecological services including pollination and insect pest control, in addition to seed dispersal. Many Philippine bat species roost in caves and underground habitats. However, many caves are disturbed by people exploiting resources for food, recreation, and mineral and guano extraction. Misunderstanding on the importance of bats to the ecosystem is also considered a threat to many cave roosting species. Understanding the conflicts between humans and ecosystems, which provide essential services, is important to maintain ecosystem service provision. A total of 100 local respondents from the village of Pisan, Kabacan North Cotabato in South central Mindanao were interviewed using a semi-structured questionnaire and focus group discussions. Respondents were asked about their views, levels of knowledge, use, interaction, and awareness towards both the caves and bats in their locality. The survey found that most of the respondents are aware of the presence of bats from the caves in their locality. Unfortunately, a large proportion of the respondents noted that bats are hunted in caves for bush meat and trade, and most people perceived bats as a pest to fruit crops such as durian. These are some factors of the extirpation of many bat colonies in caves of south central Mindanao. In general, cave bats are underappreciated species in caves. The unregulated tourism, hunting for bushmeat and trade, and guano extraction is among the threats occurring for both caves and bats in the locality and possibly in other cave sites in the country. Furthermore, the establishment of strong and effective model conservation education programs and the strengthening the participation of local government, academy, and community are essential steps to preserve the current state of cave bats in the area. © 2016 K.C. Tanalgo, R.D. Teves, F.R.P. Salvaña, R.E. Baleva & J.A.G. Tabora. Source

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The University ofMindanaowasestablishedin 1946 and is one of the oldest universities in Southern Philippines. It is a non-sectarian school offering the most number ofacademic programsin this part of the country ...

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Five universities from Davao City, one in Tagum and one in Digos have been declared as Centers of Excellence (COE) and Centers of Development (COD) in various academic disciplines by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The recognition is valid for three years effective January 01, 2016 to December 31, 2018 ...

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ADMISSIONS & FINANCIAL AID Admissionto the University of Mindanao is a privilege. While the University is committed to democratizing access toquality education, it reserves the right to refuse admission to applicants or to require the withdrawal of students when it believes that their presence in the University is inimical to the interest of the entire studentry and the realization of the objectives of the institution ...

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