As part of the university’s efforts to extend help to the survivors of the recent natural calamities that struck the country in 2013, the Institute of Chemistry showcased its various talents in a musical event entitled “ICare: A Show for a Cause”. This was held last December 10, 2013 at the CAS Auditorium.
The show was participated in by the IC faculty, administrative staff, maintenance personnel, research assistants, graduate students and invited guest performers. Various song and dance numbers as well as variety show segments were witnessed, applauded and loudly cheered by the audience that flocked in the auditorium. Present in the event were Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Dr. Oscar B. Zamora, CAS Dean Dr. Zita VJ. Albacea, IC Professor Emeritus Dr. Florinia E. Merca and former IC Director Dr. Nieva T. Librojo-Basilio. UPLB Chancellor Dr. Rex Victor O. Cruz also graced the event and even performed a song number before leaving for another engagement.
Aside from the proceeds of the show, IC was also able to collect additional donations from former IC colleagues and fellows from other units. ICare shirts were also sold to students and IC staff. At the end of the show, IC Director Dr. Hidelisa P. Hernandez conveyed her message of gratitude and appreciation in behalf of the whole IC family to those who made the event possible and successful.