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The Official News Bulletin of the United Architects of the Philippines • Issue No. 01 • July 2008

UAP wins PRC’s ‘Oscar’ Award

FOR THE THIRD TIME, the United Architects of the Philippines has been awarded the 2008 Professional Regulation Commission’s Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization (APO) last June 20, 2008 at the Fiesta Pavillion, Manila Hotel during the celebration of the 35th PRC Founding Anniversary. UAP is the first and only APO to receive the Most Outstanding APO Award thrice (Years 2002, 2007, 2008) in the award’s fourteen-year history, and the only APO to win the award in consecutive years (Year 2007 and Year 2008). - more on page 2

Senator Zubiri speaks on

Global Warming during UAP’s Induction and Recognition Night

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Senator Juan Miguel “Migz” F. Zubiri, chairman of the Senate Committee on Urban Planning, Housing and Resettlement tackled the issue of global warming, a phenomenon that has been observed since 50 years ago, during his speech at the UAP Induction and Recognition Night held at the Renaissance Hotel in Makati City. The UPLB trained agriculturist and environmentalist shared how findings of a report of various sectors on its assessment of changes in weather patterns were fraught with controversy. These findings indicated that, with “90% assessed likelihood”, the origin of these climate changes is anthropogenic or caused by human activities. Senator Migz Zubiri, main author of the Biofuels Law and a main proponent of renewable energy strongly encouraged the Filipino architects to help the government in fighting global warming. After his lengthy discussion on global warming, Senator Zubiri inducted the National Officers of the UAP for the Fiscal Year 2008-2009. Meanwhile, PRC Commission Nilo L. Rosas served as the inducting officer for the Officers and Members of the Jury of Fellows.

UAP Past Presidents

lead the Philippine delegation at

UIA World Congress

UAP Past National Presidents Arch. Yolanda D. Reyes, fuap and Arch. Edric Marco C. Florentino, fuap attended the 23rd Congress of the International Union of Architects which was held in the city of Turin, Italy last June 29 to July 2, 2008. “Transmitting Architecture”, the theme chosen for this global event focused on architecture as a means of communication, and the means of communication proper to architecture. The congress examined all aspects of a profession that, on a daily basis, deals with the quality of life, the city, landscapes, and the environment, through a dialogue involving all the stakeholders. Each day was devoted to discussions on one facet of the concept “transmitting architecture”: architecture for everyone: in the past, the present, and the future. (30 June) the past, culture - architectural culture, talent, history, heritage, education; (1st July) the present, democracy - urban democracy, participation, negotiation, decision. 2nd July)  the - more on page 6

TAKING A SECOND LOOK

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INTERNATIONAL

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NEWS 2 UAP is 2008 PRC’s Most Outstanding APO

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On winning the 2008 Most Outstanding APO award, UAP National President Arch. Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr. said, “UAP is indeed honored to receive this prestigious national award that recognizes the dedication and commitment of the administration in building a prime professional organization of architects, a community that accommodates different views and allows diverse talents to flourish. While this award marks a significant milestone in our journey towards professional excellence, it is not the end of our quest for continuous improvements. The 2008 Most Outstanding APO Award will spur us to reach for greater heights.” NP Roldan said that the award will engender a spirit of adventure and encourage each of us to strike out with confidence and our unrelenting quest for excellence in the virtuous circle of creating, imparting and applying knowledge. The Most Outstanding APO Award, the highest award that could be conferred upon an accredited professional organization by the PRC which is the central agency of the government charged with the licensing and regulation of professionals and the professions as well as the APOs, is presented annually to recognize the achievements, services and commitment of the APO to the profession. UAP bested other 42 professional organizations based on the following criteria set by the Commission for the 2008

Most Outstanding APO: (1) Leadership and initiative in participating in PRC activities and/or PRC sponsored programs/ activities; (2) Quality of performance of service of nominees appointed to the Regulatory Boards in terms of validity and reliability of test questions prepared and asked in the licensure examinations, participation in other regulatory functions and in PRC programs, projects, and activities; (3) Quality and relevance of CPE programs administered and implemented by the organizations; (4) Significant achievements as a corporate body (a) in attaining the objectives of the organization, (b) in the enhancement of the welfare of its members in terms of placement and of assistance in the practice of the profession, and (c) in the enhancement of the stature/prestige of the profession; (5) Effective discharge of the profession’s social responsibility through meaningful participation in socio-related activities; (6) Relationship of the officers and members of the APO with officers and members of the other registered professional organizations in the same profession in terms of camaraderie, fellowship, cooperation in national programs and activities of the professions; (7) Leadership and initiative in undertaking programs, projects and activities related or unrelated to the practice of the profession, as well as improvement and/or contribution to the solution of problems affecting the profession, which redound to the benefit of its members and to the community/country in general; (8) Healthy relationship with the PRC and

the Professional Regulatory Board concerned in terms of cooperation and coordination; (9) Smooth turn-over of duties and responsibilities of outgoing, to newly-elected and inducted officers of the organization, through peaceful and orderly elections, and initiative and leadership in the integration of all professionals into one organization; (10) Sponsorship of international conventions, conferences, workshops, symposia, and other similar gatherings of professionals; (11) Regular publication of news bulletin and technical journals and submission of annual reports (financial and operations) to PRC and SEC, and (12) Acquisition of own building and maintenance of the financial solvency of the association. The recipients of the PRC’s Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization are as follows: (1994) Philippine Pharmaceutical Association of the Philippines; (1995) Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants; (1996) The Nutritionists-Dietitians Association of the Philippines; (1997) Philippine Dental Association; (1998) Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers; (1999) Philippine Medical Association; (2000) Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines; (2001) Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers; (2002) United Architects of the Philippines; (2003) Philippine Nurses Association; (2004) Institute of Integrated Electrical Engineers of the Philippines; (2005) Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants; (2006) Philippine Dental Association; (2007) United Architects of the Philippines and (2008) United Architects of the Philippines


NEWS Internal Affairs issues guidelines on inactive foreign-based chapters Pursuant to the 2006 UAP Bylaws and for the purpose of promoting maximum participation of all UAP members and advancing the objectives of the organization within and beyond the Philippine territory, the Commission on Internal Affairs recently issued guidelines to institute means and measures for the revival of inactive foreign-based chapters. In a letter forwarded to the UAP National Office, the Commission through the Office of the National Executive Vice President recommended to the UAP National Board to (1) Encourage all UAP Foreign-based Chapters to reactivate their status as inactive to active chapter. (2) Immediately effect the following rules and procedures concerning the reactivation of inactive UAP Foreign-based Chapters, to wit: (2a) Submit the completed Application Form for Reactivation of Inactive Foreign-based Chapters (form attached) to the Office of the Commission on Internal Affairs (2b) Pay the required fees (3) Caution UAP Foreign-based Chapters to hold in abeyance any related UAP function or activity, such as but not limited to staging an official UAP Induction, until such time that the Application has been approved by the Commission on Internal Affairs. (4) Require UAP Foreign-based Chapters to strictly adhere to the policies concerning the operation of a Chapter in reference to the provisions of the 2006 UAP Bylaws (5) Advise the UAP Foreign-based Chapters that non-compliance with the above rules and procedures and other related existing UAP policies concerning Chapter operation shall compel the UAP to suspend the Certificate of Chapter Registration and delist the chapter from the Roster of UAP Chapters, subject to the approval of the UAP National Board of Directors. Any UAP Chapter who shall be delisted from the Roster of UAP Chapters shall lose and forfeit all honors, rights and privileges previously bestowed and/or recognized by the UAP and (6) Inform UAP Foreign-based Chapters that the United Architects of the Philippines’ (UAP) name and reputation are among the Organization’s most precious assets. Since UAP is one of the most widely known and respected trademarks of the organization, it is incumbent to all concerned parties to preserve these assets by refraining from using United Architects of the Philippines or any references to UAP in any manner which would adversely affect or unfavorably reflect upon the organization. It may be noted that all UAP Foreign-based Chapters except UAP Ontario-Canada Chapter are considered inactive chapters as defined in our 2006 UAP Bylaws, particularly under Article IV, Section 4.2 which states that “To be in good standing, a Chapter must have at least thirty (30) members in good standing as of September of the fiscal year. A Chapter in good standing shall be given the right to vote through a representation in the Electoral College of one (1) vote per five (5) members in good standing except otherwise defined somewhere in these Bylaws”.

3 CBNE holds 2008 Forum

In line with the objective of the Council for the Built and Natural Environments (CBNE) to provide a platform for empowering professionals working in the built and natural environments and in celebration of the Professional Regulation Commission Week, the Council held its 2008 CBNE Forum last June 18, 2008. The theme of the said event was “Empowering the Built and Natural Environments Sector for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation”. According to CBNE President and Past UAP National President Architect Edric Marco C. Florentino, fuap, the theme is “ in support of the aim of the CBNE to contribute in the global and national efforts to address the theats of global warming”. The Forum was highlighted by several paper presentations that dwelt on the said theme. President Florentino said that “it will be a good opportunity for the participants to interact, share knowledge and experiences and most importantly come up with solutions and commitments to address climate change”.  The topics and presentors during the said events were: The UN Convention on Climate Change: The Bali Conference (Director Julian D. Amador of the Environment Management Bureau, DENR); The Bali Conference on Climate Change: Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation (Director Romeo T. Acosta of

the Forest Management Bureau, DENR); Growing Threats of Climate Change and Climate-Related Hazards to Farming Communities (Dr. Roberto F. Rañola, Jr. ViceChancellor for Administration, UPLB); Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Options: Impacts on Governance (Dr. Antonio G.M. La Viña Dean, School of Government, Ateneo De Manila University); Urban Forestry: A Strategy for Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (Dr. Armando M. Palijon UP College of Forestry and Natural Resources); Greening the Supply Chain: Industry’s Response to Global Warming and Climate Change (Ms. Ma. Theresa C. Cayton of Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production). The United Architects of the Philippines is one of the founding members of the Council. Other members of the Council are the Philippine Association of Agriculturists (PAA); Integrated Chemists of the Philippines (ICP); Philippine Institute of Environmental Planners (PIEP); Society of Filipino Foresters (SFF); Geological Society of the Philippines (GSP); Philippine Institute of Interior Designers (PIID); Philippine Association of Landscape Architects (PALA); National Masters Plumbers Association of the Philippines (NAMPAP). For more information and downloadable presentations, you may visit www.cbne.co.nr.


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GOOD STANDING COMPARATIVE FIGURES A

DISTRICT A1A PANGASINAN-DAGUPAN BAGUIO ILOCOS-CIUDAD FER. LA UNION ILOCOS NORTE-LAOAG SUMMER CAPITAL PANGASINAN SCALE YLOCOS VIGAN DISTRICT A1B CAGAYAN VALLEY ISABELA SIERRA MADRE NUEVA VIZCAYA CAGAYAN NORTH DISTRICT A2A NUEVA ECIJA CABANATUAN

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DISTRICT A2B ZAMBALES-OLONGAPO 31 TARLAC 38 PAMPANGA-SAN FERNANDO 39 BALANGA-BATAAN 16 ANGELES CITY 38 SINUKWAN-PAMPANGA 33 DISTRICT A3 QUEZON CITY 169 QC SILANGAN 43 QC CAPITOL 48 QC TANDANG SORA 19 QC SOUTH TRIANGLE 16 QC CENTRAL 24 LOS ANGELES DISTRICT A4 QC DILIMAN 92 NEW MANILA 40 CAMANAVA HILAGA 33 QC ELLIPTICAL 31 NOVA CENTRAL 30 DISTRICT A5 RIZAL TAYTAY 44 PASIG 52 MARIKINA VALLEY 63 SAN JUAN MANDALUYONG 54 GREENHILLS 50 RIZAL EAST 31 CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO RIZAL KALAYAAN 100 30 RIZAL CAINTA 101 DISTRICT B1 MANILA ATELIER 18 MANILA SAMPALOC 21 MANILA METRO 130 MANILA CENTRUM 37 MANILA ARCHIZONIAN 40 MANILA STA. MESA 24 CANADA CALGARY

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57 90 108 86 63 35

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DISTRICT B2 MANILA MAGS MANILA MAHARLIKA MANILA MAYNILAD MANILA CORINTHIAN MANILA INTRAMUROS MANILA ALCALDIA ONTARIO-CANADA MANILA LA SOLIDARIDAD DISTRICT B3 MAKATI MAKATI-CBD PARAÑAQUE-PALANYAG MAKATI GREENBELT ALABANG CAVITE FORT BONIFACIO DISTRICT B4 QUEZON PROVINCE SAN PABLO LAGUNA BATANGAS PALAWAN DISTRICT B5 CAMARINES LEGAZPI IRIGA-RINCONADA DARAGA-CAGSAWA

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30 64 19 31 SORSOGON-KASANGGA.. 15 DAET-CAMARINES NORTE 9 TABACO 12 CATANDUANES 6 MASBATE RODEO 6 DISTRICT C1 CEBU 58 DUMAGUETE 32 RAJAH HUMABON 117 BOHOL 45 LAPU-LAPU 39 SUGBU 74 DISTRICT C2 BACOLOD 80 NEGRENSE 39 DISTRICT C3 LEYTE 6 SAN JUANICO 16 LEYTE WEST 20 METRO TACLOBAN 17 SAMAR SINIRANGAN 2 DISTRICT C4 ILOILO 78 CAPIZ 18 MARIKUDO 53 ANTIQUE HAMILI 30 AKLAN 12

A - Paid UAP Members as of 9.30.07 (FY 07-08) B - Paid UAP Members as of 6.30.08 (FY 07-08) C - Paid UAP Members for FY 2008-2009 (as of 8.15.2008)

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DISTRICT D1 DAVAO MOUNT APO COTABATO SOCSKSARGEN KADAYAWAN-DABAW NORTH DAVAO TAGUM DISTRICT D2 ZAMBOANGA ZAMBOANGA-CHAVACANO DISTRICT D3 CAGAYAN DE ORO BUTUAN SURIGAO GOLD-CDO DISTRICT D4 ILIGAN CITY DIPOLOG OZAMIS CITY PAGADIAN

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69 40 12 20 35 2

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UAP Chapters Chartered in July

Ilocos Ciudad Fernandina Dumaguete Rajah Humabon Bohol Leyte Samar Diliman New Manila Parañaque-Palanyag Dipolog City Mount Apo Socsksargen

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4, 1977 7, 1978 7, 1978 7, 1978 7, 1978 14, 1979 14, 1979 6, 1984 20, 1990 21, 1990 1, 1996

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UAP IS PRC’s MOST OUTSTANDING ACCREDITED PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION AWARDEE FOR THE YEARS 2002, 2007, AND 2008


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National Administration Office

TAKING A SECOND LOOK

GIL C. EVASCO, UAP Secretary General

KNOWING COMPETENCE:

Distinctions Between Profession and Occupation

One of the nagging but interesting arguments current in the profession of architecture in the country today concerns the relationship between architectural education and professional practice. UAP National President Medeliano Roldan,Jr.’s administration anchored its fiscal programs towards ensuring professional excellence in as many fronts as it can. This is not simply a question of the standard dynamics of an apprenticeship program supposedly embraced by a vibrant built environment industry. We are all aware of this tradition. One, that architectural education should infuse the necessary professional, practical, and technical skills and abilities in students for them to productively join architectural practice at entry levels very attractive to start-up urbanites like principal designers, production captains, project development executives, etc. Curiously, on the other hand, there is a notion that architectural education should be a truly liberal education in the traditional sense – and that “education for education’s sake with motive towards global employment,” while addressing professional issues, is the most productive preparation of young professionals after all. One interesting aspect of the rise of this consciousness on professionalism was that this contemporar y view created its own spiraling demand and that, as a profession defined for itself higher and stricter goals and purposes, society demanded increased levels of performance. The profession inevitably responded in turn by providing more people within these stricter guidelines di c t at e d h e av il y by e x p e r i e nt ial sophistications derived from experts by today’s clients. Thus we have arrived at levels of specialization within the profession, where the body of applicable knowledge is so specific and detailed, that even among those sharing the same

general professional goals, the work is becoming difficult to penetrate – no matter how useful it is to the larger professional scene. Dr. Abraham Flexnor in his 1915 writing drew up good distinctions between a profession and an occupation: “first, that a profession is intellectual, and requires a professional to exercise judgment and to deal with a substantial body of knowledge. It also requires a life-long commitment to learning, and creates a long and often arduous path towards becoming a professional. This has the indirect result of weeding out those less serious about entering a particular profession, because of the length and difficulty of the process. Second, the profession must be practical—its knowledge needs to be applied to reality and real-time concerns. Third, a profession has techniques and/ or skills that can be defined, taught, and that serve as mechanisms for transferring and utilizing the knowledge of any particular profession however these techniques are secondary to the body of knowledge underlying their proper application. Fourth, a profession must be organized into associations and/or groups of practitioners.” Flexnor added that a profession must be guided by altruism. This may sound strange to many, but it hints at the most basic of distinctions between a profession and an occupation. Those within a profession must ascribe to the higher goal of the betterment of mankind—and not only to their own individual self-improvement, or the acquisition of either material or otherwise beneficial goals which are quite synonymous to maintaining an occupation. The emerging interest for professionalism after the perceived triumphs of The Architecture Act of 2004 came from sporadic concerns and goals with an increasingly difficult reality. These brought skepticism and scorn upon many so-called members of the professional organization who did not

adhere to the stricter criteria and higher motivation necessary for professional advancement. The organization and its people must begin to believe that efforts at comprehensive reforms should address the nature of the architectural profession, not in the near future but today! It should learn to investigate the necessity of accommodating—within the educational and practice components of the profession —a func tioning, understandable, and attainable body of knowledge that could both enhance and become part of the workings of the profession. The only irony that is now becoming prevalent is that the architecture profession ceased to be the last romantic outpost of creative and professional activity. Economics and increased pressure from unregulated competitions momentarily left the guard-post open leaving no real fortress to protect and maintain the architect’s intellectual and creative freedom. The UAP is now at a point where simply recognizing the problems inherent in the profession of architecture is not enough. There is a growing frustration about weak fundament als in the country’s national governance in terms of protecting the traditional domains and ideals of the architect. Today, there are two schools of thought that keep on banging the doors of the organization. “1. Well, we should do more of what we think is ideal and right for the profession; and if we are lucky to convince the consuming public that architecture is valuable, the profession will finally enjoy its proper status and reap its just financial rewards; 2. That the profession is hopelessly out of touch with the realities of the times— the social, cultural, and political systems operating in our midst—and if it does not rationalize itself and adapt itself to mass consumerism trends within the society, we will be considered hopelessly out-ofdate, out of touch with reality, and no longer necessary—let alone desirable.” - see PostScript, page 6


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Why Rallos in the flag The Rallos Chronicle?

POSTSCRIPT: Why Rallos in the flag The Rallos Chronicle? The beginning of the Second Roldan Administration in July of this year saw the changing of the guard at the Office of the Secretary General (OSG). I am assuming this same function this year keeping an old commitment to a good friend and longtime ally, President Boy, that I will be among his field lieutenants in his final term. This monthly news bulletin is a welcome offshoot to Dinky Florentino’s Keeping You Posted back in 2005 to 2007 where the OSG through the National Administration Office managed its publication. Rallos was derived from No. 53 Scout Rallos Street, Barangay Laging Handa, Diliman Quezon City, where the home of the Filipino Architect, the UAP National Headquarters Building can be found. This prominent location named after one of the eminent Philippine Scouts houses the pride and aspirations of today’s Filipino architect. It is the real testimony and embodiment of the purpose and objectives of the United Architects of the Philippines. The Rallos Chronicle will attempt to capture inside stories on people, events and places in the UAP today as seen from the Roldan administration’s hall of service, radiating from it real and up-to-date accounts and review through exciting features on life and leisure, latest product and technologies, editorials, news stories, and commentaries from select industry experts, national leaders, prominent partners and allies.

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NCCA taps UAP Members to serve

Realizing the need of an architect’s expertise, the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) tapped UAP members to serve in its Subcommission for Cultural Heritage (SCH), the National Committee on Monuments and Sites (NCMS). NCMS is one of the 19 national committees under the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the cultural arm of the government. It is composed of volunteer architects, archaeologists, town planners, engineers, heritage administrators, art historians, archivists, heritage owners, lawyers, historical researcher, and other experts in the different conservation fields. NCMS’ mandate is to assist the NCCA in conserving the rich Filipino built heritage and its environments. Its main task is to formulate strategies, policies, plans, programs, projects, and networking for the protection of historic structures, complexes, and landscapes throughout the Philippines. UAP Members who will serve in the committee are: Jocelyn B. Mananghaya as Vice Head, Emilio U. Ozaeta (Secretary), Lorelie de Viana (Asst. Secretary), Arnulfo Dado (Member), Michael Manalo (Member), Dominic O. Galicia (Member), Maria Lourdes Onozawa (Member), John Joseph T. Fernandez (Member), Dean Omar Maxwell P. Espina (Member), and German R. Torero (Member). Former Education Chief and Central Bank Head, Dr. Jaime C. Laya heads the said committee.

UAP expresses full support

UAP Past Presidents attend UIA Congress - from page 1

future, hope - innovation, sustainability, protecting the environment. The program offered a range of conferences by architects and international experts who animated and inspired a multidisciplinary debate; these speakers include Mario Bellini, GaryChang, Odile Decq, Peter Eisenman, Massimiliano Fuksas, Thomas Herzog, Tagit Klimor, David Knafo, Kengo Kuma, Michele de Lucchi, Dominique Perrault, Renzo Piano, Hani Rashid, Joseph Rykwert, Alvaro Siza, Paolo Soleri, and Muhammad Yunus. Meanwhile, the next UIA congress will take place in Tokyo, Japan, from 22 September to 1st October 2011, on the theme ‘Design 2050’. This global event, organized by the Japan Institute of Architects, will provide the opportunity for architects from around the world to exchange views and share their visions of sustainable architecture, as well as help define the immediate future for our cities and environment. On the other hand, Durban, South Africa, was recently selected to host the 25th UIA world congress in 2014. During its session on 6 July 2008, in Turin, Italy, the UIA General Assembly voted in favor of the South African Institute of Architect’s candidature of Durban by a slim margin over the Singapore Institute of Architect’s offer to host the 2014 congress in its home city.

for the proposed Technical Panel for Architecture The National Board of Directors of the United Architects of the Philippines through its Board Resolution No. 0708-7-04 expressed its full support on the proposed Technical Panel for Architecture under the Commission on Higher Education (CHED). The proposal is in line with the direction of the administration to fully implement the Architecture Act of 2004, otherwise known as the Architecture Act of 2004. Currently, the architecture education is under the umbrella of Technical Panel for Engineering, Technology and Architecture Education. The technical panels, composed o f a c a d e m i c i a n s , p ra c t i t i o n e r s a n d representatives of professional organizations and appropriate government agencies, serve

as advisory and consultative bodies to the CHED on various disciplines. On the other hand, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) is set to reassess and revise the curriculum of all courses in tertiary level education to attune the country’s higher education sector as well as the schools to the global demands of time. CHED officer-in-charge, Hon.Nona Ricafort, said she already directed CHED technical panel in different courses to start the elevation and revision in the academic curricula to equip Filipino graduates with core competencies necessary to make them successful professionals. Honorable Ricafort also admitted that the move would also address the declining level standing of Philippine universities and colleges in the international standards.

A UAP NewsBulletin published by the UAP National Administration Office Arch. Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr., fuap National President Arch. Gil C. Evasco, uap Secretary General Jason Ramos Aban News Correspondent UAP National Secretariat News Team UAP Bldg., 53 Scout Rallos St., Diliman, QC Email us at: uapnational@gmail.com UAP Service Hotline: (632) 4126403


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS

UAP ALLY TO HEAD WORLD PEAK BODY

UAP dearest friend and ally Australian architect Louise Cox has been appointed head of the world’s peak architecture body - the 1.4 million-member International Union of Architects (UIA). The Sydney-based highly respected architect will take up the three-year key position immediately following her unopposed appointment at the UIA world congress in Turin, Italy. Architect Cox was one of two candidates standing for nomination, with fellow contender, 54-year-old Italian architect Giancarlo Ius, tragically suffering a massive heart attack before dying on 4 July in Turin. Both Architects Cox and Ius had been Vice Presidents of the UIA for the past three years. The UIA encompasses the key professional organizations of architects in 116 countries and territories, including the

Philippines through the United Architects of the Philippines, and now represents more than 1,300,000 architects worldwide. Among her goals while UIA President, Ms Cox aims to ensure that sustainable practices underpin all work done by the profession, that the UIA establishes a new ‘housing without borders’ work program and that the UIA work to ameliorate poverty and homelessness with no artificial borders. Architect Cox completed her Bachelor of Architecture at Sydney University. She is a former National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, as well as NSW Chapter President, a life fellow of the Institute, and a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, During her career she has specialized in the area of documentation, programming and construction management, with a particular interest in heritage and conservation. In recent years she has focused on international architectural activities.

U AP National President Architect Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr., fuap sent his congratulatory message to Architect Cox on her appointment and for her significant contribution she will bring to the international body of architects. “ I extend to you the warmest congratulations and best wishes on behalf of Filipino architects and in my own name on the occasion of your election as President of the International Union of Architects (UIA). I wish you a lot of success in performing this noble duty. As one of your allies, the UAP-Philippine Section, we would like to reiterate our full support to your endeavors to carry out your plans and programs forward and we also wish to express our commitment to the your advocacy to “make a difference” by continuing reforms, re-engaging with world agencies, encouraging sustainable practices, listening, learning and communicating, going to the Regions when they cannot come to us, giving students a proper voice in UIA, enhancing the global image of UIA and securing the finances of UIA.”, Architect Roldan said in his messages. Architect Cox visited the Philippine last October 2006 and graced the Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA) Research Forum which was held in conjunction with the 15th UAP National Conference of Architects. During that time, Arch. Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr., was the Executive Director for Conventions and Conferences.

Arcasia Congress set for October in Busan With the theme “Boundary and Beyond: Architecture by Transdisciplinary Recharge”, the 13th Asia Congress of Architects will be held on October 27-November 1, 2008 in Busan, Korea. The said international conference will be hosted by the Korea Institute of Registered Architects (KIRA). Asked about the significant of the theme, Architect Choon-sooRyu, Convenor of the ACA 13, told the press that “the theme, in this sense, implies that this Congress should offer us an opportunity to find a connection between architecture and other social sections which seem to be beyond the current boundary of architecture”. The Convenor believes that ACA-13 will provide a platform upon which the delegates and stakeholders can discuss those parameters that will influence or qualify the new direction in the Asian architecture. According to KIRA President Myung-soo Han, “in the 13th Asian Congress of Architects, delegates will be able to participate in various architectural meetings, symposiums, exhibitions and events that have been planned to further the unity of architects from the world over and the development of each of our member institutes architectural culture. We will do our utmost to prepare a great festival! And hope that it will be a venue conducive to the better understanding of the changing state of architecture.” For more information about the 13th ACA, you may call the UAP National Secretariat at (02) 4126403 or visit our website at www.united-architects.org.


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528 HURDLE JUNE 2008 ARCHITECT LICENSURE EXAMINATION T h e P r o f e s s i o n a l Re g u l a t i o n Commission (PRC) announces the 528 out of 1,279 passed the Architect Licensure Examination given by the Board of Architecture in Manila last June 27 and 29, 2008. The results of the examination with respect to two (2) examinees were withheld pending final determination of their liabilities under the rules and regulations governing licensure examinations. The members of the Board of Architecture who gave the licensure examination are: Arch. Armando N. Alli, Chairman; Arch. Angeline T. Chua Chiaco and Arch. Marietta B. Segovia, members. The results were released in sixteen (16) working days after the last day of examination. Registration for the issuance of Professional Identification Card (ID) and Certificate of Registration will start on Friday, July 25, 2008 but not later than August 15, 2008. Those who will register are required to bring the following: duly accomplished Oath Form or Panunumpa ng Propesyonal, current Community Tax Certificate (cedula), 2 pieces passport size picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 1 piece 1” x 1” picture (colored with white background and complete nametag), 2 sets of metered documentary stamps, and short brown envelope with name and profession; and to pay the Initial Registration Fee of P600.00 and Annual Registration Fee of P450.00 for 2008-2011. Succeeful examinees shoudl personally register and sign in the Roster of Registered Professionals. The oathtaking ceremony of the successful examinees in the said

examination as well as the previous ones who have not taken their Oath of Professional will be held before the Board on Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon at the Fiesta Pavilion, Manila Hotel, One Rizal Park, Manila. Pursuant to Section 40 of Republic Act 8266, mandatory registration for membership with the United Architects of the Philippines, Inc. (UAP) will start on Friday, July 25, 2008. (UAP Office is located at No. 53 Scout Rallos Street, Diliman, Quezon City. The successful examinees who garnered the ten (10) highest places are the following: 1. Emmanuel Franz Lisandro V. Medillo Plan (UST), 84.60%; 2. Arturo Isidoro Tolentino, Jr. (UST), 83.00%; 3. Kristoffer John Manalo Harina (Batangas State University), 81.80; 4. Pat Jason Leones Meracap (USC), 81.40%; 5. Mark Kenneth Cauza Flores (Saint Louis University), 81.00%; 6. Maria Isah Cristine Guinto Mendoza (UST), 80.70%; 7. Emereauldine Tenido Eliseo (UST), 80.50%; 8. Gilbert Conde Revil and Mark Jeffrey Samson Sio (both from UST ), 80.40%; 9. Anya Acebron Raquin (UST), 80.20%; and 10. Zaldy Soriano Imperial (Adamson University), 79.50%. For the complete results of the said examination, you may visit www.unitedarchitects.org.

Important Dates to Remember: August 30, 2008 - Deadline for payment of Chapter Annual Fee. (A Chapter shall pay an annual fee of one thousand five hundred (P 1,500.00) which shall be paid to the National Treasurer within sixty (60) days from the start of the fiscal year. ) September 30, 2008 - Deadline for Payment of UAP Annual Dues (To be in good standing for the current fiscal year and be able to register in National Conventions and Conferences, a member should have paid the individual annual dues on or before September 30)

NATIONAL NEWS

PRBoA

announces Registration Of Qualified

architectural firms

The Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture (PRBoA) of the Professional Regulation (PRC) announced that registration of qualified architectural firms by the PRC is now ongoing. According to Honorable Armando N. Alli, fuap, applicants may file their respective application at the PRC Standards and Inspection Division (SID) at the ground floor of PRC Manila and look for Mr. Lord Louis P. Valera, OIC PRC SID and or Ms. Marjorie A. Munoz, PRC SID Staff (c/o Telephone 314-0048). A filing fee of P2,500.00 shall be required for processing. P1,000.00 (nonrefundable) of this is for publication in a national broadsheet (in case the applicantfirm is registered by the PRC). Deadline for the filing of applications is end-July 2008. The PRC certificate of registration (CoR) of the successful / registered architectural firms (RAFs) shall be issued by the PRC after six (6) months. PRC SID has also issued the checklist/ evaluation sheet, the process and action sheet and the updated application form (MS office word and PDF formats) at the latest publications portion of the PRBoA website (www.architectureboard.ph).

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