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Graduation Schedule 2019

Graduation Schedule 2019


EventDate & TimeVenue
Preschool Moving Up Program and AUPE Recognition DayWednesday, May 15, 8:00 AMAUP Elementary Gymnasium
Elementary GraduationThursday, May 16, 8:00 AMPhilippine International Church


EventDate & TimeVenue
AUPA Recognition DayWednesday, May 16, 1:00 PMUniversity Gymnasium
Senior High school Consecration ServiceFriday, May 17, 7:00 PMPhilippine International Church
SHS Baccalaureate ServiceSaturday, May 18, 10:00 AMPhilippine International Church
SHS Tribute to ParentsSaturday, May 18, 3:00 PMPhilippine International Church
SHS Commencement ServiceSunday, May 19, 8:00 AMPhilippine International Church

College of Nursing

EventDate & TimeVenue
Pinning and Dedication ProgramWednesday, May 22, 1:00 PMFinster Hall of all Nations

University Celebration of Graduates

EventDate & TimeVenue
General Graduation RehearsalThursday, May 23, 8:00 AMPhilippine International Church
Alumni BanquetThursday, May 23, 4:30 PMUniversity Gymnasium
Consecration ServiceFriday, May 24, 7:00 PMPhilippine International Church
Baccalaureate ServiceSaturday, May 25, 10:00 AMPhilippine International Church
Tribute to ParentsSaturday, May 25, 3:00 PMPhilippine International Church
Commencement ServiceSunday, May 26, 8:00 AMPhilippine International Church

Commencement 2019

Commencement 2019

Dear Graduates, Alumni, Family members, and Friends of the Adventist University of the Philippines,

On behalf of the AUP, I cordially invite you to attend our upcoming events and graduation ceremonies.

The Preschool Moving Up ceremony will be merged with the AUP Elementary Recognition Program on May 15.   The venue will be announced soon.  May 16 will be the AUPE Graduation at the Philippine International Church (PIC).

Everyone is welcome to join the Academy, Undergraduate, and Graduate seniors’ Consecration on Friday nights and the Baccalaureate worship services on Saturdays from May 17-26, 2019.

May 16 will be the AUP-Academy’s Recognition Day at the University Gymnasium and that weekend, May 17-19, will be the Senior High School Graduation ceremonies at PIC.

May 22 will be the Pinning and Dedication Ceremony of the ARDENT 2019 Nursing batch at PIC.

There will be two events on May 23.  The general Graduation Rehearsal for the Undergraduate and Graduate ceremonies will be done in the morning at PIC and the Alumni banquet at the University Gymnasium in the evening.  To all alumni that wish to attend, kindly send an  email to to secure your spot.  You may pay the registration fee of 750 pesos once you arrive at the venue on the 23rd.  There is more information about this on our official Facebook page, AUPShineOn.

Consecration, Baccalaureate, and Commencement services will be held on May 24, 25 and 26 at PIC.  The Tribute to Parents will be in the afternoon of May 25 at the University Gymnasium.

The College of Medicine will be having their Graduation services on June 21-23 at PIC.  Announcements regarding the said event will be posted soon.

Kindly keep in mind that there will be no assigned seat for these events.  There will also be ceremonies that will not allow more than two (2) family members per graduate.  Please do confirm with your graduates.

I am looking forward to celebrating God’s goodness and all of your achievements! I am proud of all of you, AUP Graduates of 2019. Shine on!

In His Service,


Francisco Gayoba, DTheol






Minimum Qualifications:

1. Valid professional teacher’s license
2. Earned bachelor’s degree in elementary education and earned master’s degree in education
3. Three years of successful teaching in the elementary level
4. High level of competency in the following areas:

a. Teaching methodology
b. Classroom management
c. Interpersonal skills
d. Integration of faith and learning
e. Written and oral English communication

5. Invested Master Guide

Interested qualified individuals may send their application letter, recent photo, curriculum vitae, degree certificates, transcript/s of records, copy of valid PRC license, recommendation letters and certification of good moral character from current and previous employers, result of medical/health evaluation taken during the last six months, list of at least five references with their contact numbers, and other relevant documents to the address below. Deadline for submission of application is May 15, 2019.

The Human Resources Director
Adventist University of the Philippines
Puting Kahoy, Silang, Cavite 4118

or Email:
or fax to: (049) 541-1228

Pioneers Celebrate their 40th Year

Pioneers Celebrate their 40th Year

by Mrs. Arlene Tordecilla-Ferrolino

Successful doctors, pastors, teachers, businessmen and other professionals from all corners of the globe gathered at AUP on Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3, 2019. Greeted by banners heralding their grand reunion, it was a special time set aside to remember, to reconnect and to revisit a time in their past, to experience again their years on this campus where they came together 40 years before to begin their college years.

Members of the first freshman class of then Philippine Union College descended on the campus for a weekend of reunion activities which included a Thursday evening banquet, a health and wellness seminar on Friday and full Sabbath services from Vespers through Sabbath School and the Hour of Worship, The group of nearly 60 alumni from the Pioneers Class participated in a special luncheon followed by a baptism of 4 precious souls which was the result of an evangelistic crusade also sponsored by the Pioneers. They spent the afternoon touring the campus which afforded them special photo opportunities as they were able to see the results of 40 years of progress. A solemn sundown service was then capped with a dinner and social time for this group of enthusiastic classmates now in their late 50’s and early 60’s.


Flashback to 40 years ago when this same set of young high school graduates arrived at the new, nearly desolate campus of PUC Silang, then a distant and provincial location. A bumpy jeepney ride on the narrow, dusty pothole-ridden main road to Santa Rosa or up the hill to Tagaytay were the only links to the civilization of a city. Only a few buildings existed in strategic points of the campus of this budding college—just a couple of classrooms, dormitories, the cafeteria and the graduate school, the motorpool and a few faculty homes. Sugarcane fields and pineapple plantations marked the rolling landscape with a few lush mango and coconut trees when a total of 110 students from educational institutions near and far came to the school to seek higher education.

They were bright-eyed and eager to begin their classes as new college students and little did they know that their existence would carry such great significance in the amazing history of this school. It was this group of young men and women who were the first occupants of the new Modulars and the newly erected and freshly painted Sampaguita Hall, the first to dine in the new cafeteria. Their feet were the first to traverse the sidewalks and, yes, even the unpaved trails that connected the motor pool to the cafeteria, the dorms to the gym and PIC which were both still under construction at the time.

What are now stately and mature ipil-ipil and acacia trees were mere saplings planted by the caring hands of the Pioneers who participated in two hours of work education every day before they began their classes. The work-study program yielded countless hours of valuable manpower which helped shape and construct the sprawling campus into what it is today. Where there are now concrete and asphalt roads were once dusty paths on sunny days or muddy dirt roads on rainy days for these Pioneers to plod. There were not many vehicles on campus 40 years ago. The modes of transportation back then were just a few cars and mopeds whose engines would break the stillness of the then quiet and tranquil rural atmosphere.

Undoubtedly, this unique, adventurous, trailblazing and historically special pioneering class was divinely placed at this specific time in PUC/AUP’s timeline. As young college freshman then and now, 40 years later, as leaders and solid workers in their chosen fields of ministry, medicine, education, business, nursing and allied health among others, it is clearly evident that the years they spent as Pioneers has contributed greatly to the solid foundation of character building, the tenacity to become high-achievers and the desire to be of greater service. On ever onward, the Pioneers have gloriously gone, as they have truly and most certainly exemplified the school’s motto.

Gratefully blessed, proudly inspired by their history and enthusiastically eager to continue their legacy, the Pioneers Class was responsible for the construction of Pioneers Hall and will soon announce their next project for the continuing advancement of their alma mater.

Advance, Uplift, Progress, AUP @102!

Advance, Uplift, Progress, AUP @102!

Adventist University of the Philippines (AUP) celebrates its 102nd Foundation Anniversary with a week filled with activities, ministries, and programs. The celebration transpired from January 26 to February 3, 2019, with the theme “Advance, Uplift, Progress! AUP @ 102”.

With the aim to educate people in the community about the importance of healthy living, practicing a healthy lifestyle, with the emphasis on mental health, the week-long celebration initiated with the screening for the Health Expo held on January 26, 2019 at Vista Mall, Sta. Rosa, headed by the AUP Advancement Office in partnership with the AUP-College of Health faculty.  The Adventist Community Services of Sta. Rosa Industrial district of Seventh-day Adventists headed by Pastor Joel Macaraig also assisted in the planning of the Health Expo which was completed on February 2, 2019.

Spearheaded by the AUP Central Student Council alongside the Student Services Office, the college intramurals commenced through a ceremony on the evening of January 26. Participated with each college, the student body warmly opened their annual college intramural games with vigor, excitement, and sportsmanship.

As part of the University’s advocacy to develop the mental, social, physical, and spiritual aspects of the students and workers, a fun run was held very early the next day, January 27, 2019. Kids as young as five years old, faculty, staff, students, and even alumni of AUP, participated in this fundraising program for the completion of the College of Medicine. Indeed, God proves to move the hearts of His children to be united in one big project for the furtherance of His evangelical work.

As the University continued the week-long celebration, the AUP students and faculty organized community services in the neighboring communities namely Bukal Elementary School and Buklod Child Development Center. Programs such as “­Alis-Kuto Program” of the College of Nursing, dental services by the College of Dentistry, writing seminar by the College of Education, and free medical check-up by the College of Medicine were some of the community services rendered by the AUP family to the neighboring communities.

Truly, the AUP family, friends, and alumni have seen God’s works and blessings through the institution.  With this in mind, AUP held its thanksgiving program on February 1, 2019 with one of our pioneer graduates and the incumbent principal of Baesa Adventist Academy, Pastor Glen Lagabon, as guest speaker. Selected faculty and staff were also recognized during the thanksgiving program for their loyalty and dedication to God’s work.

The University family continued its thanksgiving and celebration with the Sabbath worship filled with praises and songs. Alumni from different parts of the world shared how AUP has helped them and how God has blessed them throughout the years. The afternoon musical worship was filled with heavenly songs rendered by the various choirs and musical groups within the University.

With the emphasis on family, the Philippine International Church (PIC) Family Ministries with the AUP Advancement Office held its Family Night February 2, 2019. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and administrators fellowship together to share stories, memories, and a sumptuous meal of barbecued bananas, corn, different Filipino desserts, and Arrozcaldo.  Despite the cold breeze of the night, the warmth was felt as everyone shared smiles and laughter.

The weeklong celebration was culminated with a sports-fellowship participated by several alumni and students of the university, showing the true spirit of sportsmanship, cooperation, fun, and family.

Since the day that God sanctified the inauguration of this institution, people have seen His working through the ministries, services, programs, and alumni. God has truly blessed many lives through the Adventist University of the Philippines―a genuine evidence that through God we ADVANCE, to God we UPLIFT, and with God we PROGESS!

(Edited by: Arjem Noryn Caringal)

AUP bagged two awards at the Dugong Bayani Awarding Ceremony 2019

AUP bagged two awards at the Dugong Bayani Awarding Ceremony 2019

The Philippine Blood Center (PBC) of the Department of Health (DOH) awarded the Lapu–Lapu and Antonio Luna Awards to the Adventist University of the Philippines at the Hotel Rembrandt in Quezon City last January 25, 2019. The awards were received by Mrs. Merbeth L. Pedro, the coordinator of the blood drive, and Dr. Orlex Yllano. These awards were given by the PBC, DOH to AUP in recognition of the institution’s unwavering commitment to the cause of voluntary blood donation.

The partnerships of various organizations and institutions with PBC, DOH enabled them to provide safe, adequate and accessible blood for countless patients all over the country.

Through the annual voluntary blood donation program of the Biology Department, College of Science and Technology, the National Service Training Service, Philippine International Church, and Community Extension Service of AUP in collaboration with PBC, DOH, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers exemplify one of the core values of AUP that is to exemplify the character of Christ through unselfish service toward humanity.

The coordinators of this annual program — Ma’am Merbeth Pedro and Mr. Jeff Pedro would like to thank our numerous altruistic volunteers for sharing their blood to our fellowmen who are in dire need of lifesaving blood. The next blood drive activity on campus is scheduled on March 17, 2019 in celebration of the Global Youth Day.