Thursday, October 15, 2015

UPLB celebrates its 97th Loyalty Day

IRRI joins the celebration 

“IRRI is part of UPLB, UPLB is part of IRRI” said UPLB Chancellor Fernando Sanchez during the groundbreaking of IRRI's new plant growth facility a few months ago.  His words have captured the essence of the long-standing collaboration between the two institutions. For more than five decades, the UPLB and IRRI partnership has contributed significantly to Philippine development, and beyond, through advances in agricultural science.

Last October 10, IRRI participated in the annual celebration of UPLB’s 97th Loyalty Day with Agro-Industrial Innovations and Entrepreneurship for Inclusive Growth as this year’s theme. In line with the theme, IRRI showcased the Rice Research and Development Component of the Food Staples Sufficiency Program, which it implements with the Department of Agriculture.

One of the highlights of the event is the traditional parade of students and alumni, members of different organizations, and  employees from different offices in and around the University.

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