Professor Danilo L. Concepción was formally sworn in as the 21st President of the University of the Philippines on 20 September 2017 at the University Theater, UP Diliman. He began his term last 9 February 2017, serving after former President Alfredo Pascual.
The event was attended by many distinguished guests from both here and abroad, notably by Philippine Vice President Leni G. Robredo (BA Economics, 1986), members of the House and the Senate. Heads and Presidents of universities from both in the Philippines an abroad also graced the event. The UP Board of Regents, officials, faculty, and other stakeholders were also present.
UP Board of Regents and CHED Chairperson Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan headed the investiture ceremony in which President Concepción recited his vow of service to the University. He continued to address the stakeholders through his speech entitled, “Compassion, Our Common Ground”. He emphasized his promise of leading the University to fulfill its mandate as the national university with malasakit–understanding and sharing each other’s burdens.