School of Management gathers leaders to open UP Cebu centennial

As the Philippines enters the 31st anniversary of the four-day 1986 Edsa People Power Revolution, academic, government and industry leaders will gather at the premier state university to craft a roadmap for improved national conditions.

The School of Management of the University of the Philippines (UP) Cebu will host the forum titled “The academe, government, and industry: Synergies for a better Philippines” on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, 1 p.m. at the school’s Performing Arts Hall.

The event is the opening salvo of UP Cebu’s countdown to its centenary in May 2018. It falls on the 31st year since events that led to the peaceful overthrow of dictator Ferdinand Marcos broke out.

UP Cebu was established on May 3, 1918, making it UP’s oldest regional unit. Its Board of Regents recently pronounced it the eighth constituent unit of the UP system along with UP Diliman, Manila, Baguio, Los Baños, Open University, Visayas and Mindanao.

In the forum, Fr. Dionisio Miranda, president of the University of San Carlos will speak on behalf of the academe.

Central Visayas directors Freddie Bernal of the Commission on Higher Education and Asteria Caberte of the Department of Trade and Industry will speak for the government together with lawyer Mark Tolentino, Cebu provincial administrator.

Melanie Ng, president of the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry will represent industries.

Dean Venus Empuerto of the University of Southern Philippines Foundation’s School of Business and Management, Glenn Anthony Soco of the Mandaue Chamber of commerce and industry are among those who will deliver reactions.

Delegates from University of San Jose-Recoletos, University of Cebu, Cebu Institute of Technology-University, University of Southern Philippines Foundation, University of the Visayas, University of San Carlos and Southwestern University will be on hand.

The UP Cebu School of Management that organized the event is headed by acting dean Tiffany Tan./WAYNE MATTHEW MARTE AND UP CEBU PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE