Wherever I am, the world comes after me.
It offers me its busyness. It does not believe that I do not want it.
Now I understand 
why the old poets of China went so far
and high 
into the mountains, then crept into the pale mist.
"The Old Poets of China" by Mary Oliver

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    PROCESSIONAL


    ENTRANCE OF COLORS


    PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ANTHEM


    OPENING REMARKS

    Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr., Ph.D.
    Dean, Asian Center

    INTRODUCTION OF THE GUEST OF HONOR

    Matthew M. Santamaria, Doctor of Law
    Assistant to the Dean for Cultural Affairs, Asian Center

    ADDRESS TO THE GRADUATES: GUEST OF HONOR

    Ramon P. Santos, Ph.D.
    National Artist for Music
    Professor Emeritus, UP College of Music

    INTRODUCTION AND AWARDING OF MEDALS TO THE GRADUATES FROM ASIAN CENTER

    Maria Dulce F. Natividad, Ph.D.
    College Secretary, Asian Center
    Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr., Ph.D.
    Dean, Asian Center
    Ariel C. Lopez, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Asian Center

    INTRODUCTION AND AWARDING OF MEDALS TO THE GRADUATES FROM THE TRICOLLEGE PROGRAM

    Maria Dulce F. Natividad, Ph.D.
    Head Secretariat, TriCollege Ph.D. Philippine Studies Program
    Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Ph.D.
    Dean, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
    Jimmuel C. Naval, Ph.D.
    Dean, College of Arts and Letters
    Henelito A. Sevilla, Jr., Ph.D.
    Dean, Asian Center

    INTERMISSION

    Galawgaw by Sylvia La Torre
    Joelle Jacinto
    Graduate, Ph.D. in Philippine Studies
    with TEAM Dance Studio
    "O Ina ni Keke" arr. by Joshibiah de Juan and
    "Tuksuhan" by Ramon P. Santos
    Novo Concertante Manila
    with choirmaster Dr. Arwin Q. Tan

    RESPONSE FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE OF ASIAN STUDIES PROGRAM

    Emmeviene Ann P. Suelto
    Master of Arts in Asian Studies (West Asia)

    RESPONSE FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE OF PHILIPPINE STUDIES PROGRAM

    Sean Angelo A. Thakur
    Master in Philippine Studies

    RESPONSE FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE TRICOLLEGE PROGRAM

    Marjorie Joy Almario-Magdadaro
    Ph.D. in Philippine Studies

    RECOGNITION TO THE RECIPIENT OF 2023 GAWAD TSANSELOR PARA SA NATATANGING MAG-AARAL

    Jimmuel C. Naval, Ph.D.
    Dean, College of Arts and Letters
    Rusell Irene L. Lagunsad
    Student, Ph.D. in Philippine Studies

    OATH-TAKING OF THE NEW MEMBERES OF ACAA (Asian Center Alumni Association)

    Lorna Q. Israel
    President, ACAA
    Aron Jayson L. Garchitorena
    Vice President for Internal Affairs, ACAA

    CLOSING REMARKS

    Maria Bernadette L. Abrera, Ph.D.
    Chair, TriCollege Ph.D. Philippine Studies Program

    UP NAMING MAHAL

    Novo Concertante Manila
    with choirmaster Dr. Arwin Q. Tan

    EXIT OF COLORS


    RECESSIONAL


    MASTER OF CEREMONIES

    Lou Angeli A. Ocampo, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, College of Social Sciences and Philosophy
    Alexander Michael G. Palma, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Asian Center