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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



2020 Loyalty Day Schedule of Activities

  • Oct 1 (Thursday, 3PM-5PM)

    Sustaining the UPLB-Alumni Alliance

    by Class 1975 (Sapphire)

    Panelists/ Speakers:
       Dr. Rogelio Colting (Cordillera Region)
       Mr. Nicolas Beda Priela (Bicol)
       Mr. Nathan Acha (Negros)
       Dr. Johnny Sangalang (South Cotabato)

    Watch it again here:
  • Oct 6 (Tuesday, 3PM)

    Harnessing UPLB Alumni's Participation in these Times of Pandemic

    by Class 1970 (Golden)
    Featured Speaker: DA Secretary William D. Dar
    Host: Dr. Cristino M. Collado (Batch 70 President)

    Dr. Jose D. Camacho (incoming UPLB Chancellor)
    Dr. Levy Cabanilla (former CEM Dean)
    Dr. Libertado Cruz (Batch 70 member and former Executive Director, Philippine Carabao Center)
    Engr. Arnel De Mesa (DA Regional Executive Director for CALABARZON)

    Watch it again here:
  • Oct 7 (Wednesday, 3PM)

    Strengthening UPLB-Alumni Alliance: An International Perspective

    Speaker: Dr. Weerapon Thongma
    Host/Moderator: Dean Rolando T. Bello
    Reactor: Dr. Maria Corazon "Kuku" T. Lopez (Ph.D. in Community Development)

    Watch it again here:
  • Oct 9 (Friday, 2PM)

    Speaking of Devcom: Conversations with Devcom's Finest

    by CDC & CDC Alumni Association
  • Oct 10 (Saturday)

    102nd Loyalty Day & Alumni Homecoming

    9AM-11AM: UPLB Virtual Homecoming
    11AM-2PM: Virtual Reunion
    2PM-4PM: Recognition Program for Outstanding UPLB Alumni

    Click here to get access links to these events

Important Details

The class of 1970 is the Golden Jubilarian for the 102nd UPLB Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming. Jubilarians for this year are those who graduated in classes ending in 5 and 0. 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 aa.uplb@gmail.com.

  • 1955 Blue Sapphire (65 years) - Dr. Fernando A. Bernardo
  • 1960 Diamond (60 years) - Dr. Ruben L. Villareal, Dr. Higino A. Ables
  • 1965 Emerald (55 years) - Dr. Reynaldo E. Dela Cruz
  • 1970 Golden (50 years) - Dr. Isaias G. Lumanta, Jr., Mr. Nilo A. Flor Cruz
  • 1975 Sapphire (45 years) - Dr. Felino P. Lansigan
  • 1980 Ruby (40 years) - Dr. Edna A. Aguilar
  • 1985 Jade (35 years)
  • 1990 Pearl (30 years) - Prof. Vernel M. Lawas
  • 1995 Silver (25 years) - Dr. Aimee Sheree A. Barrion
  • 2000 China (20 years) - Ms. Vannessa E. San Juan
  • 2005 Crystal (15 years) - Ms. Loise Ann C. Aquino
  • 2010 Tin (10 years) - Mr. Arnold T. Abuyog
  • 2015 Wood (5 years) - Ms. Mae Ezra T. Abundo

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