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Acceptance Speech at the Turnover Ceremony of the UP President

09 February 2017; Quezon Hall, UP Diliman Campus
President Concepcion delivering his acceptance speech. Photo by Misael Bacani, UPSIO.
Pagbati sa mga panauhin:
Presidente Alfredo Pascual
Chairman Patricia Licuanan
Mga Regente ng Unibersidad
Presidente Francisco Nemenzo
Presidente Jose Abueva
Presidente Emmanuel Soriano
Mga dating Regente ng Pamantasan
Mga Opisyal ng Pamantasan
Mga Kaguruan and Kawani
Mga Opisyal ng UP Alumni Asociation
Mga Panauhin mula sa Taiwan
Mga mag-aaral
Mga kamag-aral, kapamilya, kapuso, at mga kaibigan
Magandang Umaga po sa inyong lahat!
Una sa lahat hayaan ninyong ipakilala ko ang aking butihin maybahay, si Atty. Gaby Concepcion.
Pangalawa, hayaan po ninyong ipakilala ko sa inyo ang mga bubuo sa aking gabinete:
Executive Vice President – Dr. Teodoro Herbosa
VP for Academic …

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The Internationalization of Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific

Address of the President at the 14th Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Senior Staff Meeting
7-9 September 2016, Crimson Hotel, Mactan Island, Cebu
Good morning to you all!
It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 14th Senior Staff Meeting of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU), here on the historic island of Mactan, Province of Cebu. It is here in Mactan where Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan fell in battle in 1521 against the warriors of the island, led by Datu Lapu-Lapu. Cebu Province is also where the first seeds of Christianity were planted in the Philippines, and …

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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 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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Success and Fulfillment after College: Four Tips

Commencement Speech of UP President Alfredo E. Pascual for the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (University of the City of Manila) 47th Commencement Exercises on 13 April 2015, at the Philippine International Convention Center Plenary Hall, Manila
UP President Alfredo E. Pascual
Isang mapagpala’t mapagpalayang umaga sa inyong lahat
Congratulations to the 2015 Graduating Class of the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM)!
Sincerest thanks to PLM for the opportunity given me to address the University’s graduates this year!
And of course, grateful appreciation to PLM for conferring on me the title of Doctor of Sciences, honoris causa. With this honorary degree being awarded to …

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Message of the UP President: ICCAs at the Core of Development

Editor’s Note: This message was delivered during the First National Conference on Indigenous Community Conserved Areas (ICCAs) held on 29-30 March 2012 at the UP Diliman National College of Public Administration and Governance Assembly Hall.
We are here today to give due recognition to the historic role of our indigenous peoples in protecting and preserving our environment. Yes, this conference is a tribute to our lumads whose cultural heritage and religious practices have ensured the preservation of what little is left of our environment.
This tribute is only fitting given our penchant to squander our resources in the mistaken belief that it …

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Mensahe Para sa Ika-106 na Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas

Si Pang. Pascual nagsasalita sa pagdiriwang ng ika-106 na Araw ng Pagkakatatag ng UP. Kuha ni Bong Arboleda (UPSIO).
Maligayang pakikiisa sa pagdiriwang ng ating ika-isandaan at anim na taon! Lubos akong nagagalak na makasama kayo bilang representante ng buo, lumalaki, at patuloy na iisang komunidad ng UP.
Itinatag ang Pamantasan ng Pilipinas sa bisperas mismo ng kapanganakan ni Dr. Jose Rizal. Hindi ito aksidente. Si Dr. Rizal ay naging instrumento sa pagpapaamo sa mga Pilipinong intelektuwal at sa mamamayan sa panahon ng administrasyong Amerikano. Malinaw sa ating kasaysayan na ang pagbuo sa unibersidad ay bahagi ng proyektong kolonyal ng mga Amerikano …

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