The University of Nueva Caceres: Sustaining 73 years of UNCean Education and Transitioning to the U

By Faye Tablizo-Natividad

Head, Strategic Communications Office

University of Nueva Caceres


WELCOMING its 73rd Foundation Anniversary, UNC made another history when it unveiled and dedicated the UNC Marker as the Home of Century-Old Trees. This milestone moment was spearheaded by the School of Graduate Studies and the Student Affairs and Services, in strong partnership with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.


Through the Unveiling of the UNC Marker as Home of Century-Old Trees, UNC memorialized the historical value of these heritage trees, and institutionalized the promotion, protection and preservation of these cultural gems. This validated UNC not only as home of future-ready global learners, but of century-old national treasures. UNC is proud to be an institution of learning that is academically, environmentally, culturally, and historically significant to Bicol and the Philippines.


In its 73rd Foundation Anniversary week, the University of Nueva Caceres witnessed a succession of activities and events. As an epicenter of institutional and academic research in the region, UNC conducted the Launch of Compendium of Abstracts and Webinar on Elsevier’s Science Direct, Scopus and Mendeley, headed by the University Library, featuring Elsevier’s very own, Mr. Pio Salvador Ramon Omana.


As another highlight, the UNC Human Resource Office spearheaded the webinar entitled Transitioning to the University of the Future: A Webinar on Futures Thinking, with resource speaker Dr. Lizan E. Perante-Calina, an educator and the President of the Philippine Futures Thinking Society. On the foundation day, the UNC Cultural and Performing Arts dedicated performances viewed by the virtual community.


Punctuating the 73rd Foundation Anniversary celebration is a webinar on Nueva Caceres entitled Nueva Caceres and 500 Years of Christianity in Bicol, on March 3, initiated by the Center for Nueva Caceres Studies (Cencast), featuring Philippine’s pride, Dr. Danilo M. Gerona, a world-renowned Bicolano historian.