PUP@113th: Community celebrates Founding Anniversary

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The Polytechnic University of the celebrated its 113th Founding Anniversary through Convocation, and Cultural, Faculty, and Administrative Fellowship Day held on October 2, 2017 at the PUP Gymnasium of the PUP Main Campus.

Carrying theme “PUP sa ika-113 Taon: Pamantasang Matagumpay naTagapag-ambag sa Pagsusulong ng Pag-angat ng Pambansang Ekonomiya”, approximately 2,500 faculty members, and over 1,500 administrative employees from 22 branches and campuses across Luzon gathered for this special day to celebrate more than a century of the university’s contribution to the development of the country’s economy. Dr. Ronald L. Adamat, Commission on Higher Education Commissioner and the Chairman of the PUP Board of Regents, led the university’s convocation.

The occasion also featured artistic pieces from various performing groups from the university, showcasing Move to the Groove (M2TG), PUP Bagong Himig Serenata, Harana Strings Company, Maharlika Dance Artists, and Polysound Band. Aside from these, raffle draws and games were also conducted.

Winners for the University Intramurals and Academic Contests were also awarded during the event. For the Academic Contests, PUP Sta. Maria, Bulacan won as runner-up with 51 points, and the College of Political Science and Public Administration (CPSPA) and PUP Senior High School tied for the Over-allChampion spot as they both garnered 56 points.

Furthermore, this event has made a mark in the university’s history for having the largest audience on a fellowship day, as per President Dr. Emanuel De Guzman. The Founding Anniversary celebration will also be the last event to be held in the gymnasium before its major renovation this coming year.

The celebration was also highlighted by the much-awaited annual Pylon Run, the university’s version of the University of the Philippines’s Oblation Run, by the PUP Chapter of the Alphi Phi Omega (APO) fraternity, wherein few of its constituents walked nakedly, an act of activism to proclaim their fight against human rights suppression. 

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