IN PHOTOS: UP Cebu graduates 405

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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)

 

The UP Cebu faculty members (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

UP Cebu Deans Juanito Karl Roque, Ma. Rowena Mende, and Tiffany Adelaine Tan. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

The UP System Executive Staff is represented by Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs Jose Wendell Capili, Vice President for Development Elvira Zamora, and Executive Vice President Teodoro Herbosa. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

The UP Board of Regents members present are Staff Regent Analiza Fulvadora, Student Regent Ma. Shari Niña Oliquino, Frederick Mikhail Farolan, Angelo Jimenez, and Francis Laurel. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

The UP Cebu Mace is carried by Registrar May Christina Bugash. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

UP Cebu Chancellor Liza Corro precedes the University Mace carried by Secretary of the University Roberto Lara, followed by UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, Commission on Higher Education OIC and UP Board of Regents Chair J. Prospero de Vera, and commencement speaker Manuel Villar Jr. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO) 

 

UP System officials, UP Cebu officials, commencement speaker Manuel Villar Jr., and company face the candidates for graduation while anticipating the start of ceremonies. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Manuel Villar Jr. talks about his journey from selling fish to studying in UP to being an employee to founding his own company. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Emphasizing the point of entrepreneurship not being all about money, Manuel Villar Jr. says those without it are the “perfect” ones to start up. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Manuel Villar Jr. receives a laser-cut miniature of the historic UP Cebu administration building from UP Cebu Chancellor Liza Corro and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ritchelita Galapate. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Sean Lojoya Policarpio, BS Biology magna cum laude, receives a special award and prize from Manuel Villar Jr. having attained the highest general weighted average among the UP Cebu graduates, to the loud cheering and applause of his batch. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

The graduates joyously shift their “sablay” from right shoulder to left symbolizing the conferment of their degrees and titles. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

Sean Lojoya Policarpio, 2018 class valedictorian, says a scholar of the nation earns honor in serving the nation with excellence. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

UP Cebu graduates pledge loyalty to the University. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

 

UP Cebu graduates sing the University Hymn. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)

 

The traditional lightning rally in UP commencement exercises caps UP Cebu’s 81st. (Photo by Jonathan Madrid, UP MPRO)