UB commemorates Tatay's 111th birthday



 A mass at the UB Gym opened this year's Founders' Day celebration.



The University of Baguio (UB) held the annual Founders' Day last March 9 commemorating the 111th birthday of Dr. Fernando "Tatay" Gonzaga Bautista. Tatay founded UB together with his wife Rosa "Nanay" Castillo Bautista in the aftermath of the Second World War.



A mass kicked off the celebration at the UB Gym. The Parangal Excellence Awards followed, where students who have excelled in academics, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities were recognized. 



Meanwhile, a testimonial dinner, which honored the UB topnotchers and passers in the various board programs, concluded the event.



Tatay and Nanay put up UB with the vision of helping the country get back up from the rubble of the Second World War. Now, 70 years later, UB's work in shaping the future of the younger generation has somehow eclipsed such noble vision, and continues to do so.



Scroll down to see photos from the event. Photos by the UB Media Affairs and Publications Office and the UB Institutional Documentation Office



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Achievements in sports were recognized during the Parangal Excellence Award. Here, Dr. Esmeralda Gatchallan, UB's vice president for

institutional and external affairs (left), presents certificates of merit to some members of the UB taekwondo team.


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Feats in competitions inside and outside the university were likewise recognized at the event. Photo shows a group of competition participants

with Dr. Janice Kaylyn Lonogan, UB's vice president for academic affairs (left). 


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UB president Engr. Javier Herminio Bautista (center) gives a toast for the honorees at the testimonial dinner.


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The board passers give it a toast at the testimonial dinner.


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UB's impressively consistent performance in the board examinations is a testament to its keeping up with its mission of educating individuals to

be empowered professionals in the global community.










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