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.

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2023 Loyalty Day Schedule of Activities

19 Sept 2023 | Tuesday

7AM: 2023 Golf Tournament | South Forbes Golf Club, Sta. Rosa, Laguna

3 Oct 2023 | Tuesday

4PM: Tales from the Hearth: Mapping a Mother’s Landscape – a solo exhibition by Len-Len | 3 Oct- 15 Dec, Sining Makiling Gallery, DL Umali Hall Basement

4 Oct 2023 | Wednesday

9AM: 105th Loyalty Day Trade Fair | 4 Oct- 6 Oct, SU Amphitheater

6 Oct 2023 | Friday

1PM: Speaking of Devcom: Conversations with Devcom’s Finest | REDREC Auditorium
Pre-register here: https://bit.ly/speakingofdevc23

7 Oct 2023 | Saturday

6AM: 105th Loyalty Day Trade Fair | SU Amphitheater

9AM: DAME Lecture Series: “Creating Value Through Strategic Management in the Power Sector” featuring Mr. Roel Z. Castro (BS Agricultural Business, 1988) | REDREC Auditorium

8 Oct 2023 | Sunday

6AM: 105th Loyalty Day Trade Fair | SU Amphitheater

6:30AM: 105th Loyalty Day Parade – Assembly | CEC Front

7AM: 105th Loyalty Day Parade – Parade | CEC Front

CEM: Alumni Homecoming. Right after the Loyalty Day Parade.
Registration at bit.ly/CEMAlumni2023

CVM: Alumni General Assembly. Right after the Loyalty Day Parade. | UPCVM Admin Parking Lot

CEAT: CEAT Alumni Homecoming. Right after the Loyalty Day Parade. | CEAT Lecture Hall

10AM: CHE Alumni Homecoming: Balik ka-CHE! Balik Tanaw sa Tahanan | CHE Multi-purpose Hall and Grounds

10AM: Open House sa Organic Agriculture Research, Development and Extension Center (OARDEC): Halina! Makisaya, Maki-OA sa OARDEC | IPB Compound
For those who are interested, there is a free shuttle stationed at PhySci parking lot.

10AM: Institute of Biological Sciences (IBS): Open House and Groundbreaking Ceremony of the IBS AA Plaza | IBS lobby

11AM: Lunch Salo-Salo with the Jubilarians | Senior Social Garden

11AM: CPAf Alumni Lunch | CPAf Room 303-304

11AM: Department of Social Sciences (DSS) : UPLB Sociology Society Alumni Luncheon
For more information, please contact Mia: 09454523237

11AM: UPLB Zoological Society Alumni Association Inc. 450K for IBS @45th Founding Anniversary | BioSci A137

4PM: 105th Loyalty Day Awarding Ceremony | Baker Hall

9 Oct 2023 | Monday

9AM: Class ’67 & ’68 Joint Reunion | UPCO Social Hall

For more information:
Connie E. Magboo: 09175019228
Alice A. Capiral: 09993688546

9AM: SESAM Alumni Homecoming Symposium | SESAM Academic Quadrangle
For online participants, you may register through this link: https://bit.ly/AlumniSymposium

9AM: CPAf Alumni Forum: “Community Development in Cambodia: Trends, Challenges, and Opportunities in the Context of Society 5.0” featuring: Dr. Pheak Sothea (MSc 2006; PhD in Community Development 2010) and Ms. Kagna Mourng (MSc in Community Development 2014) | CPAf Bldg.

1PM: CEM Seminar Series: “Role of Economists in the Making of Public Policies” featuring Dr. Cielo D. Magno, Dr. Antonio Jesus A. Quilloy (BS Agricultural Economics, 2000, MS Agricultural Economics, 2004 and PhD Agricutlural Economics, 2017) | REDREC Auditorium

2PM: DSS: Career Talks with BA Sociology Alumni | NCAS Auditorium

14 Oct 2023 | Saturday

9AM: UPLB CHEMAA General Assembly and Institute of Chemistry (IC) Alumni Homecoming | PhySci Lecture Hall A

Important Details

Q: What is the difference between BATCH and CLASS?
 
A:     BATCH – refers to the year you entered the University.
        CLASS – refers to the year you graduated from the University.
 
Q: When is my year of graduation?
 
A: This is the year indicated on your Transcript of Records or when the BOR approved your graduation as indicated in the graduation program.
You may request a copy by answering this form:

Please take note of the following assembly areas:

Executive offices: Thai Pavillion to CEC
Alumni: Women’s Residence Hall to SEARCA dorm
Colleges: CEC to Ansci arc
Students: Vetmed arc to the baseball field
Outside Organizations and LGU: Near Sigma Delta fountain

The is the official list of participants and their sequence:

BATCH 1
Marshalls: CBQuicoy, LGBolaños
Assembly Area: Thai Pavillion to CEC

  • PNP Marching Band
  • UPLB Corps of Cadets (Colors)
    • UP Vanguard Incorporated – Los Baños Chapter
  • Marshalls
  • Office of the Chancellor
    • Quality Assurance Office
    • Internal Control Office
    • Legal Office
    • Office of Alumni Relations
    • Office of Anti-Sexual Harassment
    • Office for Institutional Development in Higher Education
    • Office of International Linkages
    • Office of Public Relations
    • Ugnayan ng Pahinungod
    • UPLB Technology Transfer and Business Development Office
    • UPLB Digital Transformation Team
    • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
      • Office of the University Registrar (OUR)
      • Center for the Advancement for Teaching and Learning (CATL)
      • University Publications Office (UPO)
      • University Library (UL)
      • Office of the UPLB National Service Training Program (NSTP)
      • UPLB General Education Program
    • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Administration
      • Business Affairs Office
      • Accounting Office
      • Cashiers Office
      • Human Resources and Development Office
      • Records Management Office
      • Supply and Property Management Office
      • BAC Secretariat
    • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs
      • University Health Service
      • UPLB Security and Safety Office
      • UPLB Housing Office
      • UPLB Gender Center
    • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development
      • University Planning and Maintenance Office (UPMO)
      • Budget Management Office (BMO)
      • Land Grant Management Office (LGMO)
      • Resource Generation and Development Office (RGDO)
      • Information and Technology Center (ITC)
    • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension
      • National Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BIOTECH)
      • Museum of Natural History (MNH)Office of the Initiatives in Culture and Arts (OICA)
      • Interdisciplinary Studies Centers
    • Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
      • a. International Student Relations (ISR)
        • International Students Association (ISA)
      • Research, Communication, and Information Technology (RECOMMIT)
      • Student Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT)
      • Learning Resource Center (LRC)
        • Society of Agricultural and Rural Development Scholars of UPLB (UPLB ARDSS)
      • Office of Counseling and Guidance (OCG)
      • Office of Scholarships and Grants (OSG)
      • Office of Student Activities (OSA)
      • Office of Student Housing (OSH)
        • UPLB Alliance of Dormitory Associations (UPLB ADA)
        • ATI-NTC Residence Hall Association
        • Forestry Residence Hall Association
        • International House Residence Hall Association
        • Makiling Residence Hall Association
        • Men’s Residence Hall Association
        • New Dorm Residence Hall Association
        • New Forestry Residence Hall Association
        • VetMed Residence Hall Association
        • Women’s Residence Hall Association

BATCH 2
Marshalls: MNPBandian, LONamuco, RADaya
Assembly Area: WRH to SEARCA dorm

  • UPLBAA Board of Directors
  • Jubilarians
    • 1973 Golden (50 years)
    • 1958 Blue Sapphire (65 years)
    • 1963 Diamond (60 years)
    • 1968 Emerald (55 years)
    • 1978 Sapphire (45 years)
    • 1983 Ruby (40 years)
    • 1988 Jade (35 years)
    • 1993 Pearl (30 years)
    • 1998 Silver (25 years)
    • 2003 China (20 years)
    • 2008 Crystal (15 years)
    • 2013 Tin (10 years)
    • 2018 Wood (5 years)
  • Non-Jubilarians Classes
    • 1971
    • 1972
    • 1974
    • 1979
    • UP College of Agriculture Class 1960

BATCH 3. COLLEGES/SCHOOLS
Marshalls: SAAlaira, DALuna, MLLapitan
Assembly Area: CEC to Ansci arc

  • College of Agriculture and Food Science
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Development Communication
  • College of Economics and Management
  • College of Engineering and Agro-industrial Technology
  • College of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • College of Human Ecology
  • College of Public Affairs and Development
  • College of Veterinary Medicine
  • School of Environmental Science and Management
  • Graduate School
  • Volkswagen, Motorcycle Riders
  • The Philippine Association of Japanese Government Scholars Southern Luzon Chapter
  • Philippine Australian Alumni Association, Inc. – Southern Tagalog Chapter

BATCH 4. STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS, FRATERNITY, SORORITY
Marshalls: SSO, SOAD REP; GPMarza
Assembly Area: Vetmed arc to the baseball field

  • UP Varrons Ltd.
  • University of the Philippines Sarong Banggi Alumni
  • Samahang Busko – UPLB
  • UPLB Triskelions
  • UP Mussaenda Honor Sorority
  • UP Zeta Beta Rho Honor Fraternity
  • UPLB Street Jazz Dance Company
  • UPLB Sigma Rho Fraternity
  • UP Kabataang Alyansa ng may Dugong Taga-Hilagang Kamarines (UP KAADHIKA)
  • UPLB Chemical Society
  • UPLB Kaiban
  • UP Sigma Beta Sorority Los Baños Chapter
  • U.P. BETA SIGMA FRATERNITY LOS BAÑOS CHAPTER
  • The UPLB Genetics Society
  • The League of Agricultural Engineering Students (N.G.)
  • UPLB Nexus Filiae Sorority
  • Makiling Lodge No. 72, Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines
  • UPLB DeMolay Club
  • Society of Applied Mathematics of UPLB
  • UPLB Environmental Science Society
  • UPLB Sociology Society
  • UPLB Development Communicators’ Society
  • UPLB Zoological Society
  • Gamma Sigma Fraternity University of the Philippines Red Scorpions
  • UPLB Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority
  • Alumni of U.P. Sinamar
  • UPLB Forestry Society
  • Sigma Delta Phi
  • Upsilon Sigma Phi
  • UP Brotherhood of Noble Engineers
  • UP League of Agricultural Chemistry Students
  • UP Bugkos
  • UPLB eSPALEKLEK Fraternity
  • UPLB Computer Science Society
  • UP Alliance of Development Communication Students
  • Philobioscientia, the UPLB Life Sciences Society
  • UP Horticultural Society
  • UP Kappa Phi Sigma – Conservation and Development Society
  • UPLB Grange Association
  • UP Agricultural and Applied Economics Circle
  • Philippine Association of Food Technologists Inc. – Beta Chapter
  • UP Concordia Scientia Animalis
  • UP Ranchers’ Club
  • UP Soil Science Society
  • UPLB Economics Society
  • UPLB Chemical Kinetics Society
  • UP Novo Ecijanos

BATCH 5. OUTSIDE AGENCY, INSTITUTION, ORGANIZATION
Marshalls: JABMercado, VARodulfo, DJDRBandoy
Assembly Area: Near Sigma Delta fountain

  • Department of Science and Technology- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI)
  • DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD)
  • DENR Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB)
  • Laguna Prime Multipurpose Cooperative (LPMPCPC)
  • PHILIPPINE RICE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
  • TETADA KALIMASADA
  • SEARCA
  • DA-Bureau of Plant Industry – Los Baños National Crop Research, Development, and Production Support Center
  • International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)
  • FOREST MANAGEMENT BUREAU
  • Philippine Carabao Center at UPLB
  • All UP Workers Union – UPLB (AUPWU)
    All UP Academic Employees Union (Acad Union)
    UP REPSS

BATCH 6. Local Government Unit
Marshalls: all available
Assembly Area: Near Sigma Delta fountain

  • LOS BANOS SCIENCE COMMUNITY
  • MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT OF LOS BAÑOS
  • SSO
  • Parade Committee

The 105th Loyalty Day Parade will be held on 8 October 2023, 7AM, at the Obdulia F. Sison Hall (most commonly known as CEC). Everyone is encouraged to register here: https://alum.uplb.edu.ph/LDparade 

For more information, contact us via email at [email protected]

The class of 1973 is the Golden Jubilarian for the 105th UPLB Loyalty Day and Alumni Homecoming. Jubilarians for this year are those who graduated in classes ending in 3 and 8. 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 protected].

  • 1958 Blue Sapphire (65 years) – Dr. Corazon Flores-Azucena, BSHT 1958, PhDEEd 1980
  • 1963 Diamond (60 years) – Dr. Benigno D. Pecson, BSST 1963
  • 1968 Emerald (55 years) – Dr. Reynaldo L. Villareal, BSA 1967, MS Agro 1975
  • 1973 Golden (50 years) – Ms. Annie F. Bola, BSHT 1973
  • 1978 Sapphire (45 years) – Arturo R. Villamor, BSA 1978, MSAS 1984
  • 1983 Ruby (40 years) – Mr. Lyle Daniel L. Baconguis, BSA 1985
  • 1988 Jade (35 years) – Dr. Adeliza Abaño-Dorado, BSAEng 1988, MSFS 1994, PhDAEng 2016
  • 1993 Pearl (30 years) – Ms. Olga Castriciones-Lomboy, BSF 1993, MMBM 2014
  • 1998 Silver (25 years) – Prof. Jaymee Romero-Encabo, BSB 1998, MSM 2007
  • 2003 China (20 years) – Dr. Ariel L. Babierra, BSM 2003 magna cum laude
  • 2008 Crystal (15 years) – Ms. Paully May Z. Valencia, BSDC 2008, MSDC 2018
  • 2013 Tin (10 years) – EnP. Mark Paulo G. Velasco, MPASPPP 2013
  • 2018 Wood (5 years) – Ms. Kate DC Aranzamendez, BSHE 2018 cum laude
What is the difference between BATCH and CLASS?
 
BATCH – refers to the year you entered the University.
CLASS – refers to the year you graduated from the University
 
When is my year of graduation?
 
This is the year indicated on your Transcript of Records or when the BOR approved your graduation as indicated in the graduation program.

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