Technological Institute of the Philippines

T.I.P celebrates its 56th Foundation Week

The Technological Institute of the Philippines (T.I.P) recently celebrated its 56th foundation anniversary celebration with the theme “A New Generation of Lifelong Learners, Problem Solvers, and Innovators”. The anniversary celebration was joined by the whole T.I.P. community of both T.I.P. Manila and T.I.P. Quezon City campuses.

To kickstart the institution’s anniversary week, T.I.P. held its annual employee recognition ceremony at T.I.P Manila and T.I.P. Quezon City. The event recognized the 10, 15, 20, and 24-year service awardees. Also awarded in the same ceremony were employees and faculty members with perfect attendance and punctuality. It was followed by a mass bloodletting activity held on February 2, 2018 at T.I.P. Manila Campus in cooperation with the Philippine Red Cross and was able to collect 671 bags of blood. To date a grand total of 75,114 bags have been donated since the event started in 1962.

Continuing the institution’s anniversary week was a thanksgiving mass. Celebrating not only T.I.P.’s Anniversary but of the T.I.P. founder, Engr. Demetrio A. Quirino Jr.’s birthday, the mass was attended by T.I.P. officials, faculty members, staff, and students. Throughout the week various activities were also held, such as the opening of the Science and Technology fairs, quiz shows, and other various competitions participated in by the students from all departments. OPM guest bands and singers including Hale, Franco, Sandwich, and Gloc-9 performed in separate campus concerts during the Student’s Night.

The annual Technological Institute of the Philippines Teachers and Employees Organization (TIPTEO) Sports Fest also took place where teams of employees competed against each other in different sports. T.I.P. Manila dominated in the Basketball, Volleyball, Table Tennis, and Badminton Singles divisions while T.I.P. Quezon City won the Mixed Doubles Badminton bracket.

Employees from both campuses attended the T.I.P. Employees’ Night held at the T.I.P. Quezon City Anniversary Hall. The event started with the President’s anniversary message then followed by reports from different School officers on different topics. Julia and Andrea Lahoz, daughter of T.I.P. SVP Mr. Angelo Q. Lahoz, each performed their competition-winning ballet solos. Their performances were followed by more dancing, but this time by the T.I.P. officers, faculty members, and staff who gave their rendition of popular K-Pop music videos. The champions of the dance off was the T.I.P. Manila non-teaching group, while the T.I.P. Manila teaching group landed in 2nd place, finishing in third and fourth place are T.I.P. Quezon City teaching group and non-teaching group respectively. Raffle prizes were also given away throughout the event.

Capping off the week’s festivities was the Grand Alumni Homecoming. Representatives from the batch 70’s up until the recently graduated T.I.P. batches were in attendance. The celebration took place in the T.I.P. Manila Anniversary Hall. ASEAN Engineer, T.I.P. alumnus, and T.I.P. Alumni Association (TIPAA) President Engr. Florante Magnaye gave the welcoming remarks. Seeing the improvements in the institution, T.I.P.ians enjoyed the evening as they reveled on fond memories they had of the old T.I.P. campus. Dr. Elizabeth Quirino-Lahoz, T.I.P. President, shared in her speech the accomplishments of the institution throughout the years such as the Career Center and TechnoCoRe. She stressed the importance of all the alumni as T.I.P. ambassadors and encouraged them to share their stories of T.I.P. to help spread its brand of grit and determination.

A true testament to its bright future ahead, the Technological Institute of the Philippines has now reached 56 years. Though changing times have tested the strength and versatility of the institution, all of its employees stand with the school’s vision to be a leading professional technological institution through outcome-based education, a culture of innovation and continuous improvement, and an institution whose graduates contribute to the welfare of the society.