Last August 17, UA&P kicked off the yearlong celebration of its 50th founding anniversary with the Jubilee Launch and Countdown Program held at the Li Seng Giap Auditorium. The highlight of the event was a rare, live interview conducted by PTV News Anchor and Public Affairs host Veronica Baluyut-Jimenez with UA&P founders Dr. Jesus P. Estanislao and Dr. Bernardo M. Villegas.
Dr. Estanislao and Dr. Villegas talked about the beginnings of their partnership, and recounted their experiences establishing UA&P, originally the Center for Research and Communication (CRC), on August 18, 1967. They also shared their hopes for the future, not only for the University, but for its role in the country and the Asia-Pacific region as well.
UA&P President Dr. Winston Conrad B. Padojinog delivered the keynote message, saying that the UA&P community should look to the 50th anniversary as “not just a time to celebrate, but also a time to dream of what we can do in the next 50.”
“Before we can soar, we also need to look back and anchor our dreams on deep roots,” he said.
Dr. Padojinog also unveiled the winning design for the Golden Jubilee Celebration logo as voted on by the UA&P community.
Chair of the Board of Trustees Dr. Placido L. Mapa started off the program with his opening remarks while newly-appointed Religion Department Chair Fr. Gerardo Patio led the invocation.
A number of activities were also announced to take place in the coming months leading to the 50th anniversary. Stay updated on news and activities relating to UA&P’s Golden Jubilee Celebration via this link.