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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September 30, 2018

BC-BCF-UC Founder Benjamin R. Salvosa and Rodolfo S. Cornejo were contemporary students at the University of the Philippines. Before Cornejo became famous, he was commissioned by the Founder to compose the music for then Baguio Colleges. The lyrics well reflect the Founders' vision for the first institution of higher education in Baguio City, in the Cordillera highlands, as relevant today as it was in 1946.

September 03, 2018

Two internationally-acclaimed artists were conferred the honorary degrees Doctor of Humanities, Honoris Causa by the University of the Cordilleras (UC) during its 72nd Commencement Exercises on August 24, 2018 in recognition of their respective contributions in the field of culture and arts.

July 09, 2018

The University of the Cordilleras (UC) in partnership with Children International Philippines Inc. (CIPI) donated a total of 19,234 books, valued at approximately P7.6M, to 41 public elementary and high schools in Itogon, Benguet and Dagupan City.

July 08, 2018

University of the Cordilleras students will lead six Cordilleran athletes who will be part of the 335-member Philippine delegation to the 18th Asian Games set from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2 in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia.