University of the Philippines Los Baños
Monday, 13 March 2017 00:00

CAFS celebrates foundation day as one 'family’

CAFS family day

The College of Agriculture and Food Science (CAFS) held a family day on March 8 as part of the week-long celebration of its 108th anniversary of its Foundation Day.

This year’s family day saw the participation of nine institutes and centers, which were formed from the restructuring of the five clusters that made up the then College of Agriculture.

In his message, Chancellor Fernando Sanchez, Jr., who is also a professor at CAFS, said that the College is one big family. “Every family deserves a break from their daily routine from time to time. And so, today is that day, when we can all let our hair down and have fun,” he added.

Chancellor Sanchez also expressed his administration’s plans to improve the research facilities of the CAFS as part of efforts to revive UPLB and CAFS’ glory that it enjoyed in the 1960s and 1970s.

Meanwhile, Dr. Enrico P. Supangco, dean of CAFS, said that the family day is also being held in preparation for the College’s annual sports fest. He said that unity, which is crucial to finishing the College’s various projects, is developed in both activities.

During the event, the CAFS family partook in a simple meal of grilled vegetables and barbecue. Each unit gave their respective presentations of songs, dances, and rodeo, too. CAFS’ Institute of weed Science, Entomology and Plant Pathology is this year’s family day organizer. (Remy Alyssa Tubig)