The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) units of the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) and UP Los Baños (UPLB) jointly held their commencement exercises, turnover of command, and testimonial parade at the University Ampitheater in UPD, Quezon City on May 5, 2018. National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (NICA) chief Alex Paul Monteagudo served as their guest of honor and speaker.
The event marks the graduation of UP students enrolled in the basic and advance ROTC courses, the turning over of authority from the outgoing to the incoming cadet Corps Commander, and the giving of awards to outstanding cadets at the end of every academic year.
Incumbent UPD Corps Commander CCol Rosette Bancaso 1Cl turned over the command to CMaj Bing Bong Salinas 2Cl. UPLB Corps Commander CCol Diana Mae Halim 1Cl turned over the command to CCpt Vanessa Meclat 2Cl.
The Duty Award, the Efficiency Award, and the Honor Award were also presented by the two ROTC units to their deserving cadets. (Fred Dabu, UP MPRO)