WPU Centennial Founding Anniversary Celebration: A Success
 
 

            The Western Philippines University, a higher education institution located at Aborlan, Palawan, celebrates its centennial founding anniversary this year with the theme “Fostering Development with Excellence”. This university began as a Farm Settlement School for the indigenous group of people in Palawan known as the Tagbanuas in 1910. Since then, it has changed its name to Aborlan Agricultural High School (1928); Palawan National Regional Agricultural School (1960); Palawan National Agrucultural School (1962); Palawan National Agricultural College (1963); State Polytechnic College of Palawan (1995) and finally, Western Philippines University (2004).

            In line with the centennial celebration, series of activities for the whole year were prepared by the students and the administration. The celebration was formally opened on February 26, 2010. It started with the centennial parade which was participated in by the students, members of the faculty and staff, and the WPU alumni. It was followed by the honor ceremony and the opening program. It ended with the field demonstration and street dancing competition participated in by the different WPU Campuses. The year-long activities for this centennial celebration include the following:


Date

CENTENNIAL ACTIVITIES

February 8

Parade of Light

February 9

Battle of the Bands

February 12

Binibining Masculado

February 13

BELS Day

February 14

“True Love Waits” Seminar

February 15

ASHS Juniors-Seniors (JS) Prom

February 15-20

WPU-PPC Agri-Fish Fair

February 16

Opening of Booths (SBG)

Search for University Idol

February  17

Mr and Ms WPU Centennial  Talent Night

February 18

Fashion Evolution for a Cause

February 19

Students’ Day & Night

February 20

Cultural Night

February 22

7 AM  Centennial Flag Ceremony

9 AM Thanksgiving Mass/Service

 

10:30 AM Unveiling the Bell

    Ribbon Cutting and Opening of  Historical  Exhibit

 

    Ribbon Cutting and Opening of the Plant Show and

    Agri-Products Festival

 

    Distribution of Souvenir Program

 

 2PM         Ribbon Cutting and Opening of  SAKA Exhibit

February 23

 24th WPU-BOR Meeting

 

“Unveiling of the Oldest Surviving Tree  at SAKA Village and

  Renewal of MOA with Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI)”

 

 An Evening with the WPU Centennial President

 

Date

CENTENNIAL ACTIVITIES

February 24

Research Forum

WPU Centennial Chess Tournament

February 25

RODEO 2010

 

Arrival of Alumni for the Homecoming

·      Jobs Fair/Medical Mission

 

Search for Mr and Ms WPU Centennial

February 26

Centennial Parade (Time – 1:30PM)

·      Parade of Decades

·      Honor Ceremony

·      Opening Program

·      Mass Demo (by main campus)

·      Street Dancing (by campus)

 

Food Festival at the Oval

 

Cultural/Variety Show (Pasiklaban)

 

February 27

 Alumni General Assembly Meeting

 Alumni Socials and Awards Night

February 28

 Closing of Plant Show

 WPU Socials and Awards Night

“Noli Me Tangere” Theatrical Presentation

 

Date

CENTENNIAL ACTIVITIES

March 10

 Lecture Series # 1        

 Jobs Fair

April 7

 WPU Centennial Graduation

April 28

 SAKA Thanksgiving Night

April 29

 SAKA Graduation

June

 President’s Convocation

July 2

  Centennial Dance Fever

August 6

Centennial Fever

 

Centennial Olympics

August 17-18

R & D Highlights and Symposium (STARRDEC)

September  3

Centennial Fever

 

CSC Celebration

 Lecture Series # 2    

Updates on CSC, GSIS, Pag-ibig and Philhealth Guidelines

October 1

Centennial Fever

Accreditation

October 5-8

WPU-PPC Ecology and Fish Conservation Week

November 5

Centennial Fever

December

 Christmas Joy at WPU”

·      Carnival

·      Lantern and Torch Parade

·      Barn Dance

·      Fireworks Display

 

 Luzonwide R & D Review



 
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