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Loyalty Day: Why Celebrate?

Every October 10, UPLB celebrates the Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming. How and why exactly is UPLB celebrating it? It all goes back to the year 1918 when World War I was on its fifth year in Europe and world conditions were increasingly becoming unstable. The Allies, which included the US, needed more manpower against the Central Powers. Thus, when the Government called for volunteers, the UP College of Agriculture (UPCA) readily took the opportunity.

On October 10, 1918, 193 (60%) of the total student body and 27 faculty members enlisted to serve in the Philippines National Guard to fight in one of the world's most historic clashes. Senate President Manuel L. Quezon recognized the heroic spirit of these young men and women.

Loyalty Day: History and Essence Revisited

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2019 Loyalty Day Schedule of Activities

  • Oct 4 (Friday) - Oct 13 (Sunday)


    UPLB Flower and Garden Show

    UPLB Seniors' Social Garden
  • Oct 5 (Saturday, 12NN-4PM)

    Prelude to Loyalty Day

    Barradas Airstrip, Tanauan City, Batangas
  • Oct 6 (Sunday, 6AM)

    Makiling Hike

  • Oct 6 (Sunday)

    Alumni Sportsfest (Softpitch, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton)

  • Oct 7 (Monday) - Oct 12 (Saturday)


    Trade Fair & Exhibit

    UPLB Freedom Park
  • Oct 7 (Monday, 1PM-5PM)

    "SIBOL Symposium: Qlitan sa UPLB"

    REDREC Auditorium, CEM, UPLB
  • Oct 7 (Monday, 4PM)

    Opening of "Artfully Science" Exhibit

    Sining Makiling Gallery, DL Umali Hall, UPLB
  • Oct 7-8 and Oct 11-12

    Free Football Clinic

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  • Oct 8 (Tuesday, 8AM)

    Investment Literacy Seminar

    Obdulla F Sison Hall Conference Room (former CEC)
  • Oct 9 (Wednesday)

    Alumni Homecoming and

    Awarding Ceremonies

    Diocesan Shrine of St. Therese of the Child Jesus Parish (DSSTCJP)
    6AM - Mass
    UPLB Baker Memorial Hall
    7AM - Breakfast, Fellowship, & Opening Program
    9AM - Groundbreaking for Class '69 Project
    12NN - Lunch
    2PM - Awarding Ceremony & Alumni Fellowship Night
  • Oct 10 (Thursday)

    101st Loyalty Day

    UPLB Baker Memorial Hall
    7AM - Loyalty Day Parade
    11AM - Luncheon Salu-Salo
    6PM - Concert
  • Oct 10-11 (Thursday-Friday)

    October OrgFest

  • Oct 12 (Saturday)

    UPLB Loyalty Day Fun Run: Takbo Para sa Katapatan

    DMST Complex, UPLB
    More details


Baker Memorial Hall

University of the Philippines Los Baños

College, Laguna, Philippines 4031

Important Details

This event is free. Share this event to your UPLB Alumni friends and use the official hashtag: #UPLB101LoyaltyDay.

NOTE: Donations to UPLB Alumni Association are highly encouraged. Please approach the REGISTRATION TABLE on October 9 for your donations.

The class of 1969 is the Golden Jubilarians for the Centennial celebration. Jubilarians for this year are those who graduated in classes ending in 4 and 9. A representative from each class was chosen as class coordinator to organize and ensure the participants of all jubilarians. If you are a jubilarian this year, kindly contact your class coordinator through uplbloyaltyday@gmail.com.

  • 1954 Blue Sapphire (65 years) - Dr. Ricardo M. Lantican
  • 1959 Diamond (60 years) - Dr. Rafael P. Creencia
  • 1964 Emerald (55 years) - Dr. Teresita L. Rosario
  • 1969 Golden (50 years) - Mr. Pablito M. Villegas
  • 1974 Sapphire (45 years) - Dr. Artemio M. Salazar
  • 1979 Ruby (40 years) - Dr. Maritess G. Yee
  • 1984 Jade (35 years) - Dr. Emmanuel M. Lleva
  • 1989 Pearl (30 years) - Dr. Jovencio Hubert A. Abalos
  • 1994 Silver (25 years) - Prof. Nanette A. Aquino
  • 1999 China (20 years) - Dr. Edmund G. Centeno
  • 2004 Crystal (15 years) - Dr. Joseph P. Olarve
  • 2009 Tin (10 years) - Ms. Emergrace V. Puhawan
  • 2014 Wood (5 years) - Mr. Miguel Victor T. Durian
  • 2019 - Mr. Helbert A. Paat
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