Villar receives honorary degree, addresses UPLB Class of 2018

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Members of UP Los Baños Class of 2018 applaud as the program for the 46th Commencement Exercises of UPLB begins. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Members of UP Los Baños Class of 2018 applaud as the program for the 46th Commencement Exercises of UPLB begins. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Senator Cynthia A. Villar received the title of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) and served as the guest of honor and speaker at the 46th commencement exercises of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) on June 23, 2018 at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna.

Villar’s conferment of honorary degree was witnessed by: her husband, former Senator Manuel Villar, children Camille, Manuel Paolo, and Public Works and Highways Secretary Mark Villar; and, members of the UP Board of Regents, namely, Commission on Higher Education OIC J. Prospero E. de Vera, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, UP Faculty Regent Patricia B. Arinto, UP Staff Regent Analiza S. Fulvodora, UP Alumni Regent Ramon M. Maronilla, UP Student Regent Ma. Shari Niña G. Oliquino, UP Regent Frederick Mikhail I. Farolan, UP Regent Angelo A. Jimenez, UP Regent Francis C. Laurel; and other UP System officials and UPLB officials.

Villar’s message for UPLB’s new graduates focused on the youth’s role in ensuring food security and improving agricultural productivity. According to her, Filipinos must enhance their skills and capabilities through education and utilize modern technology for sustainable food production, efficient distribution, and global competitiveness as well. In the Senate, she serves as chair of the Committees on Agrarian Reform, Agriculture and Food, and Environment and Natural Resources.

BS Agriculture (summa cum laude) graduate Paul Joshua C. Marquez spoke on behalf of UPLB’s 2,450 graduates, of whom 258 graduated with honors. He affirmed that he would pursue a career path primarily in the service of Filipino farmers. (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)

 

Pre-program photo (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Pre-program photo (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

The 46th Commencement Exercises of UPLB starts with the Processional of UP officials and entry of the University Colors and the Philippine Flag. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

The 46th Commencement Exercises of UPLB starts with the Processional of UP officials and entry of the University Colors and the Philippine Flag. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
The 46th Commencement Exercises of UPLB starts with the Processional of UP officials and entry of the University Colors and the Philippine Flag. (Photos by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

UP President Danilo L. Concepcion confers the degrees and titles earned by the UPLB graduates of 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
UP President Danilo L. Concepcion confers the degrees and titles earned by the UPLB graduates of 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, chairperson of the UP Board of Regents, and UP President Danilo L. Concepcion lead the conferment of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) to and the hooding ceremony for Senator Cynthia A. Villar. They are assisted by former Senator Manuel Villar and other UP officials. Photos by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO.

Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, chairperson of the UP Board of Regents, and UP President Danilo L. Concepcion lead the conferment of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) to and the hooding ceremony for Senator Cynthia A. Villar. They are assisted by former Senator Manuel Villar and other UP officials. (Photos by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Dr. J. Prospero E. De Vera III, chairperson of the UP Board of Regents, and UP President Danilo L. Concepcion lead the conferment of Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) to and the hooding ceremony for Senator Cynthia A. Villar. They are assisted by former Senator Manuel Villar and other UP officials. (Photos by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

UP officials and members of the Villar family pose with Senator Cynthia A. Villar (center) after the conferment of her honorary degree at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in UPLB on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
UP officials and members of the Villar family pose with Senator Cynthia A. Villar (center) after the conferment of her honorary degree at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in UPLB on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Senator Cynthia A. Villar delivers her commencement address at the UPLB graduation rites held at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in UPLB on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Senator Cynthia A. Villar delivers her commencement address at the UPLB graduation rites held at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in UPLB on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Senator Cynthia A. Villar delivers her commencement address at the UPLB graduation rites held at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in UPLB on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
Senator Cynthia A. Villar delivers her commencement address at the UPLB graduation rites held at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park in UPLB on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

A UPLB graduate receiving her diploma from Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. at the 46th UPLB graduation rites held at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)
A UPLB graduate receiving her diploma from Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr. at the 46th UPLB graduation rites held at the D.L. Umali Freedom Park on June 23, 2018. (Photo by Jun Madrid, UP MPRO)