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Message of the President at the 79th Commencement Exercises of UP Cebu

28 June 2016,
UP Cebu Campus,
Lahug, Cebu City
Let me greet our dedicated UP officials, faculty, REPS, and admin staff; our loyal alumni; our students (the best and brightest in the country); the proud and happy parents of the graduates; and distinguished guests.
I now turn to our graduates—the UP Cebu class of 2016. Congratulations to you all. This is your special day—the recognition of your efforts and the success you have achieved.
I am honored to be your commencement speaker today. You have spent the past few years in UP Cebu, but the story of this campus started in 1918, way …

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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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UPOU confers 361 degrees, holds investiture of 4th chancellor

Fists in the air, singing “UP Naming Mahal”. Photo by Misael Bacani
Twin events marked July 30 for the UP Open University (UPOU). It held its 20th commencement exercises and the investiture of its fourth chancellor, Dr. Melinda Bandalaria, at its headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna.
In the graduate level of the 361-strong Class of 2016, nine made it to the Chancellor’s List and 12 to the Dean’s List.
UP President Alfredo Pascual, in his speech, addressed both the graduating class and Chancellor Bandalaria.
He told the graduates that an online degree can be an advantage as “employers discern character in those who are …

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The UP Mindanao 19th Commencement Exercises in Sablay spirit

The UP Mindanao community raises its fists as it sings the university hymn UP Naming Mahal. Photo by Jun Madrid.
The University of the Philippines Mindanao opened at the crack of dawn for its 19th Commencement Exercises on June 28, 2016. Dr. Rogelio V. Cuyno, first UP Mindanao Chancellor, told Campus Planning and Development Head Ms. Cherrylyn F. Cabrera in an interview that the ceremony was set in the early hours of the morning to symbolize welcoming “a new day”, a new chapter for the graduating class.
“Sablay Spirit”
The 20th president of the University of the Philippines, Alfredo E. Pascual, delivered the …

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Message of the President at the 44th UP Los Banos Commencement Exercises

25 June 2016
DL Umali Freedom Park
College, Laguna
You make a living by what you get, but you make a life by what you give.
This is a popular quote of unknown origin. Nonetheless, its message is clear: Life is more than just working for a living. This is the theme I would like to discuss this morning.
But before proceeding, I want to first congratulate the parents and guardians of our graduates. You, parents and guardians, were selfless in giving to your children and wards the support that enabled them to get this far. I am sure their graduation today makes you …

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Message of the President at the 107th UP Manila Commencement Exercises

17 June 2016
Philippine International Convention Center
Manila
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 commend …

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Message of the President at the 105th UP Diliman Commencement Exercises

26 June 2016
University Amphitheater
UP Diliman, Quezon City

Members of the Board of Regents, Chancellor Michael Tan and his able team, my hardworking colleagues in the UP System Administration, our dedicated faculty and staff, our students (the best and brightest in the country), esteemed alumni and guests, ladies and gentlemen,
Good morning! With the sunflowers still abloom and the rain on hold1 until we finish the commencement exercises, I can say that the morning has broken, together with our hopes and gladness.
Congratulations to the UP Diliman Class of 2016!
I am sure most of you woke up very early today, while others failed to catch …

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UP President to Class of 2016: Serve the Nation, Heed Rizal’s Call

The UP Manila graduates of 2016 shift their UP Sablay as UP President Alfredo E. Pascual officiates the awarding of titles and conferment of degrees. Photo by Jonathan Madrid
University of the Philippines President Alfredo E. Pascual reminded the Class of 2016 that “we have a country to serve,” as he advised them of what it meant to live a meaningful and purposeful life, in his speech at the UP Manila (UPM) 107th Commencement Exercises held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Manila on June 17, 2016.
The University conferred degrees and titles to 1,241 UPM graduates, 167 of whom received …

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UPD graduates 4,552 in its 105th Commencement Exercises

Graduates of UP Diliman applaud after they shifted their Sablays to the left shoulder – an act marking the formal completion of studies in the university.
The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD), under the leadership of Chancellor Michael L. Tan, conferred academic distinctions and degrees to 4,552 graduates this year, 30 of whom earned summa cum laude honors, during the University’s 105th General Commencement Exercises on June 26, 2016 at the UPD Ampitheater in Diliman, Quezon City. “Summa cum laude”, Latin for “with the greatest honors”, is the highest academic distinction given to graduates with a weighted average grade (WAG) …

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