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 Cebu holds its 81st commencement exercises at its Lahug campus open grounds on June 27, 2018, capping a centennial year as it graduates 405 students, 344 with a bachelor’s degree, 11 magna cum laude, and 74 cum laude.
Chancellor Liza Corro expresses confidence in the batch’s eagerness to “pay it forward,” ahead of any return service requirement.
Former Senate President and property magnate Manuel Villar Jr., commencement speaker, argues the case for entrepreneurship, which he says should be tried at least once, is an art form, and is key to attaining dignity for the self and for the country.
Valedictorian Sean Lojoya Policarpio (BS Biology) talks about dreams being “cries for change” and having one of his biggest dreams fulfilled in the University. “The lives of the Filipino people also hinge on our dreams,” he says. (Jo. Lontoc, UP MPRO)