Cheers to UNC’s Monumental, Milestone Moments



It has been my honor to once again be the Master of Ceremonies of another monumental, milestone moment in the history of the University of Nueva Caceres. So blessed to have hosted previously the unveiling of other historical markers such as UNC’s Marker as Home of Century-Old Trees from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, UNC’s History Wall, UNC’s Diamond Jubilee Marker, and recently the HISTORY MAKER Building Marker from the Supreme Court of the Philippines.


The Supreme Court hails UNC as HISTORY MAKER


The University of Nueva Caceres, the First University in Bicol makes another history with the Unveiling Ceremony of the Historical Building Marker from the Supreme Court of the Philippines on Nov. 10, 2022, with SC icons and luminaries in attendance.


The Supreme Court of the Philippines, the highest court of the land led by Honorable Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo, conferred UNC with the HISTORY MAKER Historical Building Marker for UNC’s commitment and unique role as the only local testing center in Bicol during the first-ever localized and digitalized Bar Examinations dubbed as #BestBarEver2020_21. Best Bar Ever Chairperson, Honorable Senior Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen expressed his gratitude to UNC.


On behalf of the UNC community, the HISTORY MAKER Historical Building Marker was received by the University President Dr. Fay Lea Patria M. Lauraya, Vice President for Administration Engr. Leon Palmiano IV, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Romeo M. Sumayo Jr., and Dean of UNC School of Law Atty. Antonio Rivero.


Supreme Court dignitaries who graced the historic occasion were Honorable Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo, Honorable Senior Associate Justice Marvic Mario Victor F. Leonen, Associate Justice Amy C. Lazaro-Javier, Associate Justice Samuel H. Gaerlan, and Associate Justice Maria Filomena D. Singh. Also present at this event were: Atty. Raul B. Villanueva, Court Administrator; Atty Brian Keith F. Hosaka, Supreme Court PIO Chief; Atty. Laura C.H. Del Rosario, Program Management Office Chief; and Atty. Lilian Barribal-Co, Assistant Court Administrator.


The roster of special guests included Mr. Renne F. Gumba, PSO Chief-of-Office, representing the City Government on behalf of Naga City Mayor Nelson S. Legacion; PCOL NELSON A PACALSO, City Director, Naga City Police Office (NCPO); and 21 media partners through Mr. Joel Crescini, UNC’s Press Relations Consultant.


UNC and SC join hands in the “Ethics Caravan”


On this same day, the University of Nueva Caceres proudly partnered with the Supreme Court of the Philippines in the conduct of the “Ethics Caravan” for the Proposed Code of Professional Responsibility and Accountability (CPRA) on Nov. 10, 2022 at the UNC campus. The “Ethics Caravan,” a series of information and consultation drives nationwide, aims to gather inputs, comments, and suggestions from various stakeholders, not just within the legal community, but also for those who rely on the administration of justice, to craft a timely, relevant, and holistic CPRA.


The University of Nueva Caceres is the only school in Bicol to host one of the five nationwide caravans. It is proudly the only Bar Examination Testing Center in the Region. This month, UNC opens its gates again for the BAR examinees and soon-to-be lawyers, welcoming and wishing them the best! All praises to God!