UP Centennial Commission

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The University of the Philippines Centennial Commission is the commission formed by the University of the Philippines President and given the task to lead and oversee all preparations and activities for and related to the centennial celebration of the Philippines' premier institution of higher learning. The Commission is also mandated to steer the Philippines' premier institution of higher learning in all activities and programs through the centennial year (2008) itself.

On July 4, 2006, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo issued Executive Order No. 537, allowing UP President Emerlinda R. Roman to formulate and implement a plan of activities in connection with the centennial celebration of UP. The most important part of this plan is the establishment of the UP Centennial Commission.

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UP Centennial Commission Members

Roman invited distinguished professionals and personalities to join the UP Centennial Commission. Most of these Filipinos are UP alumni and are working within the UP Sytem and the public and private sectors. The membership of the Commission also includes Filipinos living in other countries. Members of the Commission held their first meeting on October 17, 2006.

The following are the officers and members of the UP Centennial Commission:

UP Centennial Theme

One of the initial tasks of the Commission was to formulate a Centennial Theme that would embody the 100-year existence of UP, as well as its role in society in the future. During its seventh meeting on April 25, 2007, the Commission adapted the centennial theme, "UP: Excellence, Service, and Leadership in the Next 100 Years." The concept of excellence, service, and leadership showcase the goals of UP going into its second century – discovering new areas of knowledge, designing workable and effective action plans, and transforming the nation through pioneering endeavors that serve as blueprints for national development.

UP System-wide Activities and Projects

The Commission has also lined up numerous UP System-wide activities and projects.

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