Much has changed in UP over the past 100 years. From one campus in Manila, it now has eight constituent universities with 17 campuses all over the country; it has 258 undergraduate programs; and 438 graduate programs with students from almost every region in the country.
UP Visayas (UPV) conferred degrees upon 1,086 graduates this year in two commencement exercises.
The first was in Miagao, Iloilo where 840 graduates from the Miagao and Iloilo City campuses received their degrees on June 22. The second was on June 26 in Tacloban, Leyte, where UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC) graduates numbered 246.
Ma. Sheena Escordial led the UPV Class of 2018. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics. In UPVTC, the college valedictorian was Kim Limosnero, who earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy, magna cum laude.
UP alumnus, former Senate President, and Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. Chairman Manuel Villar addressed the graduates in the Miagao campus ceremonies, while UPVTC’s commencement speaker was UP alumna and San Miguel Brewery Inc. Vice President and National Sales Manager Debbie Namalata. (Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo, UP MPRO)