Professor Emeritus Francisco “Dodong” Nemenzo, Jr. was one of 12 Centennial Fellows when the University of the Philippines celebrated its 100th Foundation Day in 2008. His lecture carried the title Beyond the Classroom: UP’s Responsibility in Rebuilding a Damaged Nation. In this lecture, Dodong encourages us in UP to raise the level of political discourse in the nation and to counter “intellectual stupor, apathy, cynicism, and self-centeredness” that pervades public dialogue. He also spoke of the role of mass media in educating the citizens of the nation and therefore mass media should become an integral part of the educational system.
UP celebrates its 105th Foundation Day today! The UP General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming and Reunion will be held on June 22 at Ang Bahay ng Alumni at the Diliman Campus.