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
2018 Loyalty Day Photos
Last year's theme was "100 years of Uplifting Peoples' Lives and Beyond". Class of 1968 were the Golden Jubilarians.
Other jubiliarians were composed of classes ending in 3 and 8 (1958, 1963, 1968, 1973, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013).
2019 Loyalty Day Schedule of Activities
Oct 4 (Friday) - Oct 13 (Sunday)
UPLB Flower and Garden ShowUPLB Seniors' Social Garden
Oct 5 (Saturday, 12NN-4PM)
Prelude to Loyalty DayBarradas Airstrip, Tanauan City, Batangas
Oct 6 (Sunday, 6AM)
Oct 6 (Sunday)
Alumni Sportsfest (Softpitch, Basketball, Volleyball, Badminton)
Oct 7 (Monday) - Oct 12 (Saturday)
Trade Fair & ExhibitUPLB Freedom Park
Oct 7 (Monday, 1PM-5PM)
"SIBOL Symposium: Qlitan sa UPLB"REDREC Auditorium, CEM, UPLB
Oct 7 (Monday, 4PM)
Opening of "Artfully Science" ExhibitSining Makiling Gallery, DL Umali Hall, UPLB
Oct 7-8 and Oct 11-12
Free Football ClinicMore details
Oct 8 (Tuesday, 8AM)
Investment Literacy SeminarObdulla F Sison Hall Conference Room (former CEC)
Oct 9 (Wednesday)
Alumni Homecoming and
Awarding CeremoniesDiocesan 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 DayUPLB Baker Memorial Hall
7AM - Loyalty Day Parade
11AM - Luncheon Salu-Salo
6PM - Concert
Oct 10-11 (Thursday-Friday)
Oct 12 (Saturday)
UPLB Loyalty Day Fun Run: Takbo Para sa KatapatanDMST Complex, UPLB
Baker Memorial Hall
University of the Philippines Los Baños
College, Laguna, Philippines 4031
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 email@example.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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