In celebration of the thirty-eight founding anniversary of the University of Southeastern Philippines, the sole state university in Davao Region, on December 15, various activities have been lined up from December 11-17.
Monday, December 12, started with thanksgiving services for Catholics, Muslims and non-Catholic Christians. For the Catholics, a Holy Mass was celebrated and officiated by Archbishop Romulo G. Valles of the Archdiocese of Davao. The blessing of the new air-conditioning system of the USeP Gymnasium and Cultural Center immediately followed.
The Opening Ceremonies that happened on December 12 was graced by Police Senior Superintendent Michael John F. Dubria, an alumnus of the USeP Laboratory School and current Director of the Davao City Police Office, as keynote speaker. Dubria reminisced his experiences with his alma mater and how it propelled him to greater heights. He encouraged the students to give their best in all their commitments, endeavors and undertakings and congratulated USeP for its success in producing men and women that matter. Dubria did not fail to acknowledge his former mentors.
USeP officials led by Pres. Lourdes C. Generalao (third from left) award a plaque of recognition to PSSupt. Michael John F. Dubria, City Director, Davao City Police Office, for his meaningful and outstanding contributions to the City of Davao, for contributing to the good image of USeP, and for inspiring the entire USeP community as Keynote Speaker during the Opening Ceremonies of the 38th Founding Anniversary of the University held on December 12, 2016 at the USeP Gymnasium and Cultural Center, Obrero, Davao City.
The University President, Dr. Lourdes C. Generalao, in her opening message mentioned that founding anniversary is an apt time to be reminded of the mandates of the University as emphasized in Batas Pambansa Bilang 12, the USeP Charter. She then emphasized that while USeP sets its sights on becoming a premier university in the ASEAN region, helping the development of Region XI and the entire Mindanao remains in its priority list. Also during the Opening Ceremonies, the Civil Service Commission Regional Office XI, represented by Dir. Minda G. Ostique of the CSC Davao City Field Office, awarded the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) certificates to the USeP Faculty Federation and the USeP Non-Teaching Staff Association. The weeklong celebration, hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of the Research, Development and Extension, also highlights the following: First Innovation Fiesta of the University; Stakeholders’ Night, that happened on December 12, where partners of the University were acknowledged by way of giving them plaque of recognition and a musical presentation led by USeP’s Institute of Languages and Creative Arts (ILCA); two-day Technology Forum sponsored by every college; Seminar-Workshop on Foundations in Intellectual Property Rights; Forum on Violence Against Women and Children and Cybercrime Law; Adlaw sa mga Bahandi (a recognition of the University’s outstanding faculty in research and in extension, best faculty in research citation, and in research publication, outstanding alumni, board topnotch; PNP Director General Ronald M. Dela Rosa, a USeP alumnus, will also be given a Presidential Citation on the same occasion); Faculty and Staff Night; and the Alumni Homecoming.
At 38 years, USeP has clearly defined its goal as a university – to produce world-class graduates who possess leadership and analytical thinking skills, are lifelong learners, professionally competent, and service-oriented.
This year’s celebration that bears the theme “USeP at 38: One Vision, One Goal towards Excellence” is highly participated in by the officials, faculty, staff and students of the University across campuses in Obrero and Mintal, Davao City; Apokon, Tagum City; Mampising, Mabini, Compostela Valley Province; and Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. (Bayang and Pagkaliwagan)