UPIC Class 1957 spearheads a reunion to celebrate their Blue Sapphire Jubilee

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Alumni from UPIC class 1957 spearheaded a reunion together with other UP alumni from different batches at the Marriot Hotel in Iloilo City last Thursday, September 15th, to celebrate their Blue Sapphire Jubilee (65 years since graduation).

The affair was mainly organized by Dr. Josefino Ceballos who unfortunately missed the August 21 Homecoming Dinner due to COVID. Fulfilling his promise to come back home, he travelled to Iloilo with his wife, Dimpna Mabilog-Ceballos who was his sponsor when he served as Corps Commander of the UPIC ROTC unit.

Some of the notable guests during the celebration were former Iloilo governor Arthur Defensor Sr., former Iloilo City councilor Perla Zulueta, Ms. Ellen Divinagracia, Ms. Luna Pet Guilaran, Ms. Letecia Chua, Mr. & Mrs. Solomon and Nilda Exmundo among others.

Some faculty and staff were also invited to attend the affair such as retired professors Dr. Diana Aure, Prof. Fe Dureza, Dr. Ma. Luisa Mabunay, and Dr. Ebonia Seraspe, current CAS Dean Alice Joan Ferrer, Librarian Analiza Linaugo, and Health Services Unit doctors Cecilia Villaruz and Chona Parreno.

The event was made delightful by anecdotes from the alumni, short messages of gratitude from Dr. Villaruz and Ms. Linaugo for all the support and donations from the UPIC alumni, and the singing of the UPIC Hymn by Professor Dureza and Dr. Ceballos.
UPIC Class 1957 has made substantial donations to the UPV Library and the UPV HSU over the last several years.

Source: UPV Office of Alumni Relations Facebook