UP Visayas sets 37th Commencement Exercises
While the rest of the country has gone back to school or gearing for the opening of classes, UP Visayas, along with the constituent universities of the UP system, has just concluded Academic Year 2015-2016. UPV has set its 37th Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 24, 2016, 4:00 pm, at the Iloilo Convention Center, Megaworld Blvd., Mandurriao, Iloilo City.
Rico M. Hizon, an award-winning news anchor of the British Broadcasting Corporation or BBC World News’ daily business and finance program “Asia Business Report,” will be the featured commencement speaker.
In addition, UPV will have its Papuri on June 23, 2016 at 8:00 am, in the auditorium of the Iloilo City campus. The Papuri is a University Recognition Program for graduating honorific scholars and special achievement awardees. Ms. Marilyn M. Gellecano, an alumna of UP Iloilo, will give the inspirational message.
A violin concert will be performed at the Parangal in the afternoon of the same day at 6:00 pm at the same venue. This concert is in honor of graduating students, their parents, the alumni, and benefactors. It will feature Pundaquit Virtuosi, a string ensemble led by international violin virtuoso Alfonso "Coke" Bolipata, to perform the works by Mozart, Dvorak, Beethoven, Brahms, Medelssohn, Strauss, Waltzes and the likes.
Prior to the commencement ceremony on June 24, the Baccalaureate Exercises will be held at 1:00 pm at the same venue with Rev. Cris Amorsolo Sian as speaker.
The last commencement activity will be the UPV Tacloban College Commencement Exercises on June 27, 2016, 4:00 pm, at the Tacloban City campus. Commissioner Arsenio Balisacan of the Philippine Competition Commission will be the guest speaker.