The August 2017 Commencement Speakers

September 10, 2017

Chairman Jesus Benjamin Salvosa, President Ray Dean Salvosa, members of the board of trustees, executive officers, deans, members of the faculty, parents and relatives of the graduating students, graduating students, ladies and gentlemen, good morning.

Let me begin by extending my immeasureable gratitude for this award from the University of the Cordilleras - Doctor of Humanities - Honoris Causa. This is a humbling experience and a challenge for me to deserve it - thru service to community, country and humanity. Thank you for this great honor.

I am also honored to address you today to mark a milestone in your lives - the completion of many years of study, hard work and sacrifices. It is a time of thanksgiving and an expression of affection for parents, faculty members, school administrators and staff.

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THE CALL

Members of the Board of Trustees of the University of the Cordilleras, President Ray Dean Salvosa, faculty members, administrative staff, graduating students, parents and loved ones, distinguished guests, friends.thank you for allowing me to stand before you today at this 71st Commencement Ceremony.

Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine receiving an honorary doctorate degree from any school, much less this progressive university that has done-and is doing-so much for so many. By affirming, in such ka powerful and moving manner, my efforts over several decades, you have also recognized the efforts of the many people, both near and far, who have worked alongside me at Community and Family Services International (CFSI). For this, I am deeply, deeply grateful.

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Nurturing A Culture of Empathy

Chairman Jesus Salvosa and the members of the Board of Trustees; President Ray Salvosa and other members of the Executive and Academic Council present; Dr. Steve Muncy, Executive Director of the Community and Family Services International; faculty, non-teaching staff, alumni and parents present; my fellow graduates; honored guests; mga minamahal kong mga kababayan: Magandang umaga sa inyong lahat.

Thank you very much for inviting me to celebrate with you during this momentous occasion. Today marks the beginning of a new, exciting chapter in your lives-one that gives hope and brings great promise to our country's future. So congratulations, Batch 2017, for a job well done.

Let me also express my deepest gratitude to the University of the Cordilleras for giving me the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws Honoris Causa. This is an honor and a privilege-one that I will treasure and strive to always be worthy of.

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November 12, 2017

Two undergraduate theses from the UC College of Arts and Sciences - Communication Department were selected among 132 abstracts submitted to compete in the 5th National Communication Research Conference this November here in Baguio City.

November 06, 2017

Aimed at promoting the diverse cultures of the six provinces of the Cordillera region, the University of the Cordilleras' Saeng ya Kasay Cultural Ensemble performed at Chonbuk National University (CBNU) in Jeonju, South Korea.

November 05, 2017

Three mobile applications developed by Information Technology and Computer Science students of the University of the Cordilleras qualified for the national semi-finals of the 2017 Android Masters competition by Google Developer Group Philippines.

October 29, 2017

The young man who came to Baguio to die.

October 12, 2017

Posters that encourage residents to take part in the revitalization of the Balili River will now be seen throughout the barangays situated along the length of the river system. These posters, conceptualized and designed by students of the University of the Cordilleras, were launched during the Balili River Day.