August 9, 2023

Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: University of Baguio’s Diamond Jubilee

The University of Baguio (UB) illuminated the night sky with jubilation on its 75th Foundation Anniversary, held at the CAP Convention Center in Camp John Hay. Faculty, alumni, management, employees, and retirees gathered for an unforgettable evening of camaraderie, recognition, and gratitude. Under the theme “Celebrating 75 Years of Tatay and Nanay’s Legacy,” the event paid homage to the institution’s past, present, and the bright future it continues to forge.
Seventy-five years ago, on August 8, 1948, the seeds of academic excellence were sown in the heart of Baguio, Philippines. What began as the Baguio Technical and Commercial Institute has flourished into the beloved institution we now proudly call the University of Baguio (UB). Founded by the visionary duo Tatay and Nanay Bautista, UB's journey from its humble beginnings to its present stature is a tale of dedication, growth, and a commitment to excellence. This year, on August 8, 2023, UB celebrated its remarkable 75th Foundation Anniversary, honoring its founders' legacy and the unwavering spirit of its community.
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On August 8, 2023, the University of Baguio (UB) marked a momentous milestone as it celebrated its 75th Foundation Anniversary. Established on August 8, 1948, by the visionary couple Tatay and Nanay Bautista as the Baguio Technical and Commercial Institute, this institution has evolved into the esteemed university we know and cherish today. The anniversary was commemorated with great joy and pride, highlighting the rich history, accomplishments, and the legacy of its founders.

Under the theme “Celebrating 75 Years of Tatay and Nanay’s Legacy,” the festivities resonated with the profound impact that the Bautista couple had on shaping UB into a center of learning and excellence. This theme not only reflects their initial vision but also acknowledges the ongoing dedication of the university’s community to uphold their values and aspirations.

A highlight of the anniversary celebrations was the grand event held at the CAP Trade and Cultural Center in Camp John Hay. The evening brought together the heart and soul of the University of Baguio – its faculty, management team, employees, alumni, staff, and executive team. The event was a unique opportunity to express gratitude, foster camaraderie, and honor the contributions of every individual who has played a part in UB’s remarkable journey.

The evening of festivities was not only a moment of celebration but also a gesture of appreciation towards the relentless efforts, unwavering loyalty, and remarkable achievements of every member of the UB community. Among the most anticipated segments of the celebration was the UB FAMERS (Faculty, Alumni, Management, Employees, Retirees, and Students) awarding ceremony. This ceremony aimed to recognize and reward individuals who have devoted their time, energy, and expertise to UB’s growth over the years.

The UB FAMERS awards encompassed various categories, acknowledging years of service, excellence in teaching and non-teaching roles, and contributions to the university’s development. It was a time to honor the legacy of the institution while also acknowledging the hard work and dedication of those who have upheld and furthered that legacy.

The awards ceremony was a captivating spectacle that showcased the diversity and depth of talent within the UB community. It not only celebrated the honorees but also inspired everyone present to continue their exceptional efforts in their respective roles, contributing to the university’s ongoing success.

The University of Baguio’s 75th Foundation Anniversary served as a reminder of the power of education, dedication, and unity. The story of UB is one of perseverance, innovation, and growth – qualities that have been nurtured and propagated over seven and a half decades. As the institution moves forward, it carries with it the values and dreams of Tatay and Nanay Bautista, ensuring that their legacy lives on through the generations of learners and achievers who pass through its halls.

In celebrating its 75th year, the University of Baguio not only commemorated its past but also embraced the future with renewed enthusiasm and commitment. The event showcased the vibrant spirit of UB and its community’s unwavering dedication to providing quality education, fostering innovation, and making a positive impact on society. As the university continues to evolve, its 75th anniversary stands as a testament to its enduring excellence and the bright prospects that lie ahead.

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