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UP Visayas grants various degrees to 977 graduates

The palpable energy and excitement filled the grounds, lobby and big hall of the Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City on June 24, 2016 as graduates, parents and families, along with the faculty and staff, gathered for the UP Visayas 37th Commencement Exercises.

Mr. 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,” was the featured commencement speaker.

Juliene Lindy C. Tiu, a BS Accountancy major from the College of Management delivered the valedictory address to the graduating Class of 2016. She earned the highest GWA of 1.282 among her peers, magna cum laude.

In addition, there were eight others who graduated as magna cum laude. They are the following: Reil Gallenero Abucay, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), GWA1.286; Pauline Mae Garillos Gallo, College of Management CM, GWA 1.369; Angelica Faith Legayada Suarez, CAS, GWA 1.380; Jia P. Marcellano, UPV Tacloban College (UPVTC), GWA 1.392; Cecille Clarisse Valles Suarez, CM, GWA 1.431; Mart Anthony Dacurro dela Peña, UPVTC, 1.434, Ralph Anthony Aranda Gonzales, CM, GWA 1.446, and Vince Neil Bolasco Fuertes, College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, GWA 1.447.

The graduates of UPV are broken down as follows:

Arts and Sciences 332 28 360
Fisheries and Ocean Sciences 63 16 79
Management 186 56 242
School of Technology 51 0 51
Tacloban 236 9 245

The UPV Tacloban College had a separate Commencement Exercises on June 27, 2016 in its campus with Commissioner Arsenio Balisacan of the Philippine Competition Commission as the guest speaker. (With sources from the Office of the University Registrar)

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