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Message of the President at the 19th Commencement Exercises of UP Mindanao

28 June 2016,
UP Mindanao Administration Building,
Davao City
UP Mindanao graduating students of 2016, congratulations for a job well done. I am honored to have this opportunity to speak before you today, as we send you off to your next journey. There are many reasons to celebrate this big day but let me begin by reminding you that as graduates of UP Mindanao, you are special.
Even the location of your campus is special. It is an hour away from the bustling heart of Davao City and is surrounded by a landscape isolated from urban and commercial distractions. Students who come …

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Message of the President at the UP Baguio Pagtatapos 2016

23 June 2016,
Baguio Convention Center,
Baguio City
We make a living by what we take, but we make a life by what we give.
This quote is often mistakenly attributed to Sir Winston Churchill, but regardless of who originally said it, the message is clear: Life is more than what we take or what we have.
Before anything else, I want to congratulate the parents and guardians of our graduates. You parents and guardians were selfless in giving to your children the support that enabled them to get this far. I am sure their graduation today makes you happy and proud.
I also …

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27 UP students to graduate despite error in GE

UP Baguio
The 11-member UP Board of Regents—the highest governing body of the university consisting of representatives of government, the university, and other stakeholders—approved the petition of 27 UP Baguio students to graduate despite having followed an outdated general education program.
In a memorandum to the UP Baguio Chancellor Raymundo Rovillos on June 23, 2015, UP President Alfredo Pascual informed him that “the appeal for graduation of the 27 students of the College of Arts and Communication of UP Baguio, with waiver of certain required General Education (GE) courses was approved by the Board of Regents through a referendum conducted on [the …

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Message for UP Open University Commencement Exercises

Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso delivers the graduation message. Photo provided by the UPOU Information Office.
In 2003, Arnaldo Amoscoso, Jr., who hails from Eastern Samar, graduated from UPOU with a Diploma in Mathematics Teaching. As representative of the graduating class, he uttered these words in his message, and I quote:
“We all know of the story of a ‘probinsyano’ who ekes out a college degree from a provincial state college and who, after graduation, looks for a job to keep body and soul together and to help the family survive. Soon he gets married but stays in the same job in the …

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UP Visayas Commencement 2014 Message

Hon. Jose Mari M. Oquiñena speaking to the graduating batch of UP Visayas. Photo by GC Castro, as published in the UP Visayas Facebook page.
Let me greet the members of the Board of Regents of UP. Hon. Ana Razel Ramirez; Hon. Krista Iris Melgarejo; Hon. Ponciano Rivera, Jr.; officers of the University of the Philippines System, headed by Prof. Elvira Zamora; Vice President for Development; the chancellor of UP Visayas, Chancellor Rommel Espinosa, the faculty, the students, and the parents who are here today.
It is a great honour and privilege to be invited by this institution. When I saw your …

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Career Breakthroughs and Managing Transitions

Dr. Tapang-Lopez speaking to the graduating class of UP Baguio. Photo courtesy of UP Baguio Office of Public Affairs.
UP Vice President for Public Affairs Prospero de Vera, representing President Alfredo Pascual, Alumni Regent Ponciano Rivera Jr., Faculty Regent Lourdes Abadingo, Chancellor Raymundo D. Rovillos of UP Baguio, Chancellor Rex Victor Cruz of UP Los Banos, Chancellor Sylvia Concepcion of UP Mindanao, UP Baguio Alumni President, Mr. Mark Go, esteemed members of the Academic and Administrative Teams of UP Baguio, my colleagues in the teaching profession, dear parents, friends and members of the graduating class: Magandang hapon po sa inyong lahat.
Habang …

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Speeches at the University of the Philippines Graduation Ceremonies 2014

This is a compilation of the speeches given by guest speakers at the commencement exercises of the various constituent units of the University of the Philippines System.
“Since the late ’70s, the sunflower, which is used to depict the sun, has been a parting gift for fresh graduates. Lining on the waysides of University Avenue, the yellow blooms usher graduating students to the Amphitheater behind the Oblation for the commencement exercise…” – Graduation at UP Diliman not ‘the end of sunflowers’, from The Philippine Daily Inquirer [http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/157999/graduation-at-up-diliman-not-the-end-of-sunflowers]Please click on the speech titles below for a video, transcript and photos of the …

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UP public ad grads urged to join fight vs corruption

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales urges UP NCPAG graduates to join the agency in its fight against corruption. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman, http://www.ombudsman.gov.ph/index.php?home=1&navId=MQ==&subNavId=ODI=
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales yesterday urged graduates of the UP National College of Public Administration and Governance (NCPAG) to join the agency in its fight against corruption.
“As the nation reels in the midst of the pork barrel scam, the Office of the Ombudsman needs all the help it can get to fulfill its constitutional mandate,” Morales, who was the guest of honor during the college’s recognition rites, said in her speech.
“I hope that you consider rendering public service. …

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