IN PHOTOS: 1,086 graduate from UPV

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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)

 

The UP Visayas Covered Court in the Miagao campus is all decked out for the commencement exercises. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The UP Visayas Covered Court in the Miagao campus is all decked out for the commencement exercises. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Soon-to-be grads at the Iloilo City campus prep for the graduation ceremonies. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Soon-to-be grads at the Iloilo City campus prep for the graduation ceremonies. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

People love taking photos with the sunflowers in Miagao, too. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
People love taking photos with the sunflowers in Miagao, too. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

A rainbow-colored fan keeps this future grad cool under the mid-afternoon sun. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
A rainbow-colored fan keeps this future grad cool under the mid-afternoon sun. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Fixing a fellow Iska’s UP Sablay (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Fixing a fellow Iska’s UP Sablay (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The processional hasn’t started yet but someone’s already waiting to give this bouquet to a graduate. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The processional hasn’t started yet but someone’s already waiting to give this bouquet to a graduate. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Kids watch the processional from the sidelines. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Kids watch the processional from the sidelines. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPV Chancellor Ricardo Babaran introduces the commencement speaker, UP alumnus, former Senate President, Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. Chairman Manuel Villar. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
UPV Chancellor Ricardo Babaran introduces the commencement speaker, UP alumnus, former Senate President, Vista Land and Lifescapes, Inc. Chairman Manuel Villar. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

“Public service is not exclusive to politics and government service,” says Villar, adding that entrepreneurship is also a form of service. One piece of advice from him: “Embrace challenges and erase the idea of giving up.” (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
“Public service is not exclusive to politics and government service,” says Villar, adding that entrepreneurship is also a form of service. One piece of advice from him: “Embrace challenges and erase the idea of giving up.” (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Waiting to be presented as candidates for graduation (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Waiting to be presented as candidates for graduation (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

That moment of relief, happiness, and pride as they shift their UP Sablay from right to left, indicating that they have indeed graduated and earned their degrees. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
That moment of relief, happiness, and pride as they shift their UP Sablay from right to left, indicating that they have indeed graduated and earned their degrees. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Vice President for Administration Nestor Yunque, representing UP President Danilo Concepcion, looks at the approaching graduate with her diploma in his hand. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Vice President for Administration Nestor Yunque, representing UP President Danilo Concepcion, looks at the approaching graduate with her diploma in his hand. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Showing their diploma folders proudly (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Showing their diploma folders proudly (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The distribution of diplomas continues well into the night. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The distribution of diplomas continues well into the night. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

Clockwise from top: UPV summa cum laude graduate Ma. Sheena Escordial reminisces about her stay in UPV and thanks all who have helped her along the way; seated with her fellow honor graduates, Celine Whayne Dusaban (BS Economics, magna cum laude) and Maynard Vargas (BS Computer Science, magna cum laude); and receiving the President’s Medallion with her parents. (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
Clockwise from top: UPV summa cum laude graduate Ma. Sheena Escordial reminisces about her stay in UPV and thanks all who have helped her along the way; seated with her fellow honor graduates, Celine Whayne Dusaban (BS Economics, magna cum laude) and Maynard Vargas (BS Computer Science, magna cum laude); and receiving the President’s Medallion with her parents. (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The graduates pledge their loyalty to UP. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The graduates pledge their loyalty to UP. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The University Hymn, “UP Naming Mahal,” serves as the backdrop of lightning rallies during commencement exercises. It is no different in UPV. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The University Hymn, “UP Naming Mahal,” serves as the backdrop of lightning rallies during commencement exercises. It is no different in UPV. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The exit of colors by the UP Rayadillo signal the start of the recessional. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The exit of colors by the UP Rayadillo signal the start of the recessional. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

The end of the formal ceremonies allows the graduates to let loose with wacky poses. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
The end of the formal ceremonies allows the graduates to let loose with wacky poses. (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
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