University of the Philippines Los Baños
Thursday, 12 October 2017 15:58

Two structures soon to rise at the UPLB Alumni Plaza

Groundbreaking ceremonies for two alumni-sponsored projects were held at the Alumni Plaza a few days before the 99th Loyalty Day. These are the Kapit Kapit Legacy Monument of the Upsilon Sigma Phi on Oct. 8 and the Green Latrine project of the UP College of Agriculture (UPCA) Class of 1967 on Oct. 9.

Kapit Kapit

Kapit Kapit Legacy Monument

The groundbreaking of the Kapit Kapit Legacy Monument on Oct. 8 signals the start of celebrations of the Upsilon Sigma Phi’s (USP) centennial anniversary in 2018. The monument symbolizes the Fraternity’s tradition of brotherhood and aims to communicate greater values of unity and camaraderie.

Leading the ceremony were (in photo above, L-R) Albert Alan H. Ocampo, chairman of the Upsilon Alumni Association; Emil Luis M. Santos, illustrious fellow of Upsilon Sigma Phi; For. Leo R. Ballesfin, president of the UPLB Alumni Association (UPLBAA); UPLB Chancellor Fernando C. Sanchez, Jr.; and Noah N. Nocon, member of the Upsilon Sigma Phi Board of Directors.

The event was organized by the UPLBAA, Office of Alumni Relations, and the Upsilon Sigma Phi Alumni Association UPLB Chapter.

Green Latrine

Green Latrine

UPCA Class of 1967 launched the Green Latrine project, a state of the art comfort room that will use advance technology. It will be equipped with lactobacillus to deodorize with less water. With the help of Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri (BSABM ’90) financing the project, the facility will soon be accessible to all guests and tourists visiting the campus.

Joining For. Ballesfin, Romeo B. Obedoza, Jr., representing Sen. Zubiri, Chancellor Sanchez, and Dr. Marish S. Madlangbayan, vice chancellor for planning and development (in photo above, 1st,3rd,  4th, and 7th from L) during the ceremony were  members of Class 1967, namely (L-R): Dr. Ponciano M. Halos, Francisco A. Moog, and Dr. Mimosa C. Ocampo. (John Glen S. Sarol)