“Addressing Global trends for the Bicolano Workforce”, this year’s theme of the University of Northeastern Philippines’ (UNEP) for their 63rd Foundation Anniversary, perfectly corresponds to the institution’s objective to put more and more Bicolanos on their successful career paths and rightfully put them in their respective niches in the society.
This is also consistent with the university’s battlecry to create more and more Bicolano achievers who are at par with the skilled workers and professionals all over the world.
The celebration do not only speak of the length of years the institution have weathered but the quality of service and significant endeavors it has lovingly dedicated in nurturing its students. The event also addresses, not only the familiarity that each faculty and staff have comfortably felt but the steady camaraderie that have kept them together all through these years.
Atty. Remelisa Alfelor-Moraleda, UNEP President said that while they choose to celebrate the event in a much simpler way, the essence of what they are celebrating is what matters the most.
“UNEP is not just a composition of teachers, members of the faculty, department heads and its staff and students, but of family members who look at UNEP Community as their home where we nourish them to become morally upright children. At the same time, it also serves as their educational field where we cultivate their academic skills and hone them to become future leaders.”
The celebration was also graced by two of the Alfelors siblings from the United States who at the same time, are serving as Officers of the Board of Trustees; Dra. Filipinas Alfelor and Ms. Eleanor Alfelor.
The 2-day event, which took place from February 23 to 24 featured various activities: the traditional wreath laying at the founder’s monument, opening of Book Fair , Academic contest participated in by selected elementary students and the night’s highlight, the Student Night which featured acoustic songs.
On the second and last day of the celebration, a Grand Bingo Socials was conducted, followed with the Employer’s Sports Fest, Festival of Talents and the Awarding of the lucky winners during the Elementary Academic Contest.
Highlighting the celebration is the Employees Awards Night where UNEP management gave recognition to loyal employees who have dedicated their time and service in line with UNEP’s mission and vision. –J Lizel S. Macatangay