Newly Installed President Attends His First University Flag Raising Ceremony, Connects with Employees and Students

On December 4, 2023 (Monday), Dr. Irineo G. Alvaro, Jr., the 8th University President who was formally installed in his office on December 1, 2023, led the WUP Community in attending the Flag Raising Ceremony held every first Monday of the month.

“It is great to see how enthusiastically the new president wants to be integrated into the WUP community. Seeing him beaming with a smile while exchanging greetings with the faculty and staff. He even accommodated the request of some high schoolers to have selfies with him when he joined the assembly before the ceremony started,” recounted Ms. Minerva Delos Santos, staff at the Office of Student Affairs (OSA).

What was remarkable for Mr. Christian Navarro, OSA staff, about his first encounter with the new University President during the Flag Raising Ceremony was his statement, “In this administration, sama-sama tayong aangat.” To him, it spoke volumes of the resolve of President Alvaro to give premium to the welfare of the employees and students.

“It provided me hope that this time, everyone in the University would have equal opportunities for development, growth, and to prove his or her capacity,” Mr. Navarro added.

Enzo Gulbique, sophomore BSRT student and Supreme Student Council Deputy Speaker, expressed his hope to see the new president establish excellent and open relationships with students: someone relatable and whose presence would invite people to have conversations with him instead of them feeling intimidated and alienated by him.

“The positive message of President Alvaro, especially his statement that we will do everything in our University with God, makes me feel committed as a member of the WUP community and as a student leader to participate in his efforts to bring reforms to the University,” Enzo concluded.

The College of Business and Accountancy hosted this month’s Flag Raising Ceremony.