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University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, Inc.

19th Grand Reunion & Convention Renew, Reflect, Rejoice

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On behalf of the University of the Philippines, I greet you all, our beloved UP alumni in the USA, on the occasion of your 19111 UP Alumni Association in America (UP AAA), Inc. Grand Reunion and Convention. I congratulate the tireless UP AAA officers and members, led by president Nelsie Tabudlong Parrado, the various Committee Chairs, the members and officers of this year's host chapter, the UPAA ofNew Jersey, led by its president Juan C. Ferrer, and everyone who worked hard to make this three-day grand reunion and convention a rousing success. I also congratulate this year's UPAAA Awardees and Jubilarians, as well as the incoming officers of the UPAAA for 2018-2019, who will be inducted later during this event. I thank you all for continuing to bring honor to your Alma Mater and to your country through your commitment to excellence and selfless service in your professional and personal lives. Your theme of "Renew, Reflect, Rejoice" is especially significant for both UP and the UPAAA. As my administration sets forth to achieve our vision of UP as a leading regional and global university in an environment that sustains 21st century learning, knowledge creation and public service for society and humanity, we too have taken time to reflect on the accomplishments of the past administrations, the progress that UP has made over the years, and the challenges that still must be faced. We too have renewed our commitment to UP's principles of honor and excellence with compassion. And we, too, rejoice in what UP has achieved, giving thanks for the rich, diverse and unified community of scholars, public servants and alumni-the best that the country can offer-that is the University of the Philippines. As with UP, so it is with the UP AAA, and we in the UP Community are one with you in renewing your mission to help preserve UP as the national center of academic freedom, with open lines of communication between it and its alumni in America, and advancing the intellectual, cultural and economic pursuits of UP alumni in America. We are one with you in reflecting on all that the UP AAA has accomplished, from conducting projects such as collaborative missions and fundraisers for poor but deserving students in UP Diliman and UP Mindanao, establishing professorial chairs to support our UP faculty, fielding UP alumni­experts as guest lecturers and mentors for UP students, and serving to build and strengthen ties UP alumni across the US, thereby nurturing the UP spirit that connects every member of the UP Community. And we are one with you in rejoicing in and in celebrating the people, the achievements, and the moments of camaraderie of the UP AAA, Inc. With this, I look forward to many more years of the close, dynamic partnership between the UPAAA and UP, as we work together to transform our beloved University into the world­class institution of higher education we envision it to be. Once again, congratulations to you, and I wish you all an enjoyable, unforgettable 19th Grand Reunion and Convention.

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Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines NEWYORK

MESSAGE On the Occasion of the 19th UP Alumni Association in America, Inc. Grand Reunion and Convention

I convey warmest congratulations to my fellow lskolars ng Bayan on the successful holding of the 19th UPAAA Grand Reunion and Convention. As you gather in New Jersey this year, to reconnect and to meet other fellow UP Alumni as well as to welcome the recently-installed University of the Philippines' 21st President Danilo Lardizabal Concepcion, may this occasion serve to further inspire all of us to continue to live and work by our alma mater's motto - Honor and Excellence. Honor in conducting our lives, our work, our service to others and to our respective communities always guided by strong ethical convictions and the duty to be a force for good. Excellence by using our knowledge, skills, and expertise in elevating our chosen professions and helping those who have yet to find their calling through mentoring, educating, training, and best practices sharing. Indeed, being an /skolar ng Bayan knows no geographical limitations. Whether you share intellectual capital or physical resources with the Philippines or with your communities in the United States, as lskolars ng Bayan, we must continue to work for harnessing the collective power of our overseas UP Alumni Community in supporting our beloved UP and by doing so, the country. Again, allow me to wish all of the UPAAA members a productive and enjoyable Reunion and Convention. Mabuhay ang Unibersidad ng Pilipinas - UP Nating Mahal!

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION in AMERICA, INC. Founded 1981 I 501(c)(3) I Tax ID: 80-0816109 24-09 Cambridge Rd. Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 I (201)794-7321 upaaa.2017@gmail.com I www.upaainamerica.org

EXECUTIVE BOARD 2016-17

MESSAGE

National President Nelsle Tabudlong Parrado, CLTC (NJ) B.S. Hygiene '68, CPH '71 Vice President- East Mary Anne AJabanza Akers, Ph.D. (MD) B.A. Sociology '79, M.A '83 Vice President - West Daisy Rodriguez, MPA (CA) GN '65, B5N '69, MN '71 Vice President - South Ruby Leah Ordinario Agnir, M.A. (FL) AB English Speech & Drama '59 Vice President - Midwest Alida May Brown Stapleton, M.A. (Ml) BS Physical Science '59

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Zenaida Mendoza Sarmiento, RN (IL) GN '67 Assistant Secretary Leonarda Zafra Santos, RN (NJ) GN '72, BSN Treasurer Ma. Cristina Torres Colmenar, MBA (CA) B.S. Statistics 79 Assistant Treasurer Leodegario "Gary" Q. Camacho, CPA PFS (NJ) B.S.B.A. Accountins '74 Auditor Benita Marla Barros-Murrel, Ph.D. (Ml) B.S. Education '71, MAT 75 Assistant Auditor Raissa Jean De Los Reyes Bagtas (CA) B.S. Psychology '93 Public Relation Officer Aurora Soriano Cudal Rivera, D. Hum. (CA) B.S. Education '52, CPH '58 Assistant Public Relation Officer Racquel Lalo Sabas (CA) B.S. Tourism '03 Parliamentarian Carlos Garcia, Esq. (NY) B.5. Mil. Sc. '61, AB Pol.Sc. '64, LLB '65 Historian Luzviminda Sapin Micabalo, MPS HCA (NV) B.S. Nursing '58 Regional liaison Officers East Jose David, MD (NY) B.S. Psychology '79, MD '83 Carmencita Quesada Fulgado, Ph.D. (NY) AA '60, AB' 61

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Zenaida Estoque Ply (CA) S.S. Math '71, Diploma Stat 75 Joe Santos (CA) B.S. Business Economics '81 Emma Narvaez Aquino (TN) S.S. Pharmacy '67 Federico Agnir, Ed.D (FL) AB History & Speech '59 Midwest Olive Rocha Aliga, M.A. (IL) B. Music '73. Erlinda Rojas Santos, Ph.D. (CO) B.S. Phar '56, MS Ph Past National Presidents Juanita Santos Nacu, GN 67, BSN 68, MA PCC, EdO (2013-lS) Romulo F. Aquino, B.S Hyg, '72, Ph.0. (2011-2013) Belinda A. Aquino, AB '57, Ph.D. (2009-11) Francisco S, Sy, BS '70, MO '75, D. PH (2007-09) Theodore B. M. Aquino, BSCE '71, (2005-07) Fel E. Tabangay, AB '69, LLB '74 (2003-05) Josefina P. Abaya-Wee Sit, BSE, '54, Med.. 67 (2001-03) BenjamlnV. Marte, AA '51, BS '53, MD 'S9 (2000-01) carmencita Q. Fulgado, AA '60, AB '61, Ph.D. (1995-99) aemencio C. Apeles, UPHS, AB '61(1994-95) Reuben Seguritan, AB '66, LLB '(1991-93) Luzvimlnda Sapin Mlcabalo, BSN'S8, MPS (1988-91) Constancia s. Uy, MD '67 (1986-87) BenitoVasquez, BSA '59 (1984-SS)

October 26, 2017 Greetings! Welcome to our 19th Grand Reunion and Convention! It is heartwarming to be able to gather together as alumni, enjoy the camaraderie and warmth of a reunion. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as president of this great organization, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, Inc. (UPAAA). Together with the Board of UPAAA, we steered the organization achieve what the founder, Dr. Arsenio Talingdan, envisioned in 1981, that is, to unite UP alumni as one, in its goal for organized alumni assistance to our alma mater to fulfill its mission as an academic institution of excellence. The theme "Renew, Reflect, Rejoice" of this Grand Reunion explicitly expresses its aim to connect with fellow alumni in the US. The search for the alumni started with a request to the Office of Alumni Relations which graciously gave us the list of alumni abroad, over a thousand in all. I would like to express my gratitude for the courtesies accorded me when I visited the office of the UP President Danilo Concepcion to pay my courtesy call last August 2017. President Danilo Concepcion honored us with his presence at this grand reunion and for sharing with us the "State of the University of the Philippines". Thank you President Concepcion! The Office of the Alumni Relations led by Professor Ranjit Rye likewise was very helpful in completing my task in UP as well as sharing with me possible projects UPAAA can consider funding. There are many areas in the UP system that definitely needs our assistance as an organized alumni organization. A good example is at UP Mindanao I visited in August. The Officers and Members of the UPAAA Board have discussed projects we can fund moving forward. Funding a scholarship project for financially in need students can still be a worthy project even if the tuition fees have been waived in UP. As "lskolar ng Bayan", it is time to give back to our university which played a big role in who we are today. I have been dreaming for a collaborative project with the other UPAA chapters in America. In time, I believe it can be done. I congratulate the Distinguished Alumni Awardees and the Jubilarians. You exemplify what UP alumni is - honor and excellence. I am grateful and thankful to the members of the UPAAA Board who unconditionally gave me their full support during my term, especially in the preparation of this event. I also would like to thank the UPAA New Jersey, more particularly their president, Johnny Ferrer, Ph.D., for hosting the 19th Grand Reunion and Convention, and the unwavering assistance they gave. Together with his Officers and Members of the Board, they helped in insuring the success of this grand reunion and convention. I also would like to thank our guests, sponsors, and advertisers for their assistance. Lastly, I thank my family for the support they have given me. Mabuhay!

Nelsie T. Parrado, CPH, ClTC President 2015-2017 UPAAA, Inc.

Founding President Arsenlo Talingdan, AA'Sl, MPA '56, Ph.D. (1981-83)

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (UPAA) Ang Bahay ng Alumni

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2015 - 2018 OFFICERS: Ramon M. Maronilla President

Oscar P. Palabyab

First Vice-President

Reynaldo C. Laserna

Second Vice-President

Teodoro J. Herbosa Third Vice-President

Pacita C. Gavino Secretary

Remedios Lapidez-Femandez

Assistant Secretary

Amroussi T. Rasul Treasurer

Romeo D.C. Nones

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Neil Andrew N. Nocon Public Relations Officer

Bienvenido I. Somera, Jr.

Legal Counsel

MEMBERS: Yolanda Bello-Pajaro Louis C. Biraogo Feliciano G. Calora, Jr. Andrew Byron V. Co Pedro L. Dela Cruz, Jr. Leticia De Ocampo-Elegado Hermenegildo C. Dumlao Fernando B. Malveda

Emmanuel T. Mangosing Domingo C. Palarca Pastor Marcelo M. Reyes, Jr. Victor B. Valdepei\as EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS: UP President UP Director of Alumni Relations Immediate Past UPAA President Presidents of Chapters of College, School & Institute Alumni Associations Presidents of City, Provincial, & Foreign Alumni Association Chapters

Romeo S.A. Cartos

MESSAGE On behalf of the Board of Directors of the U.P. Alumni Association (UPAA), I am extending my warmest congratulations and best wishes to the U.P. Alumni Association in America, Inc. (UPAAA), on the occasion of your 19th UPAAA Grand Reunion and Convention at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey. It is heartening to know that since UPAAA was founded in 1981 in New Jersey, you have been holding biennial conventions and grand reunions, as well as raising funds to extend support to our beloved Alma Mater - the University of the Philippines. The theme of your Reunion, "Renew, Reflect, and Rejoice" is short and crisp, but rife with many meanings and ramifications. And it is very timely. Indeed, it is time to renew, the UPAAA having turned 36 years old this year; time to reflect on what you have and have not done; time to rejoice over your many accomplishments. On the part of the UPAA, this year we are celebrating the UPAA's 104th Anniversary with the theme "Itanghal ang Dangar, which echoes the motto of the University: "Honor and Excellence". This is amply demonstrated yearly by the UPAA'S bountiful harvests of Distinguished Alumni Awardees, who keep the banner of the Alma Mater flying high as the country's one and only "national university" - by hewing close to its ideals of service, excellence and leadership. With the invaluable assistance of its many chapters, the UPAA has not ceased to give back to the University through its many programs and projects. It is my hope that all UPAA chapters, not the least of which is the UPAAA, will tirelessly continue to join hands with us in the spirit of the UPAA rallying cry: "All as ONE to keep U.P. No. 1!" I wish all the participants in this milestone gathering a most meaningful and fruitful Grand Reunion and Convention!

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University of the Philippines Alumni Association of New Jersey

October 26, 2017 Dear UPAAA 19 Th Grand Reunion and Convention Attendees, On behalf of the UP Alumni Association of New Jersey, designated co-host of the UPAAA 19 th Grand Reunion and Convention, I welcome you all to the vibrant state of New Jersey, the Garden State. Thanks for coming. We hope and expect that you will all take full advantage of your attendance to rekindle old friendships, meet new friends, share your life experiences and acquired expertise in your respective fields, and most of all commit and be engaged in giving back to our alma mater. Unquestionably, we UP alumni take unbounded pride in being products of the premier educational institution in the Philippines. This year's theme highlights our life's journey from the moment we stepped on the UP campus brimming with youthful excitement and enthusiasm yet nervous with anticipation of what laid ahead, up to the present, having benefitted (and still benefitting) from the sweat and tears (literally) we expended while at the university. Lest we forget, we also had fun. We wish to welcome our distinguished guests led by the recently elected and inducted 21 st President of UP, Atty. Danilo L. Concepcion. We are honored by your presence. We are proud to confer heaps of congratulations unto our alumni awardees who have exemplified the ideals of UP by distinctively contributing to the advancement and enhancement of their chosen fields of endeavor! Well done indeed. We would like to thank all the volunteers who have devoted countless hours and energy planning, organizing and executing the tasks needed to ensure the success of this event. We couldn't have done this without you. Finally, UPAA-NJ congratulates Nelsie Parrado for tirelessly, patiently and capably leading her team to accomplish UPAAA's goal of staging a successful 19th Grand Reunion and Convention. Take care and enjoy, Johnny C. Ferrer, Ph.D. President, UPAA-NJ, 2017-2018

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October 26, 2017

University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, Inc. 24-09 Cambridge Road Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 Dear Friends: I am pleased to offer a warm welcome to the dedicated officers and members of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America, Inc., esteemed guest Mr. Danilo Concepcion, President of the University of the Philippines, and all those gathered here today at UPAAA's 19th Grand Reunion and Convention. I wish you a successful and productive convention as you Renew old friendships, Reflect on life's journey over the years and Rejoice in the many ways you have collectively made a positive difference in the lives of others. In Fair Lawn, New Jersey, we are blessed to have Nelsie Parrado, a good friend and distinguished resident of the Borough, who has served others in so many ways. Through her leadership as one of the founders and past president of the Filipino-American Association of Fair Lawn, past president of Sunrise Rotary Club of Fair Lawn, and current president of UPAAA, Nelsie has touched so many lives in so many ways. From providing supplies for those touched by tragedy in the Philippines to awarding academic scholarships to deserving students at Fair Lawn High School, we are so proud to have her as a member of our community. On behalf of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Fair Lawn, please accept my sincere best wishes for continued success in UPAAA's future endeavors. Your efforts are sincerely appreciated.

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“UP Alumni as Agents of Effective Change: A Call to Action” UPAAA, Inc 18th General Assembly, Convention, & Reunion 2015 October 9, 10, & 11 San Diego, California October 27, 2017 Greetings UP Alumni, Family and Friends! It has been two years since I wrote the 2013-2015 Presidential message. Time goes by fast! The good news is that we have achieved and more what we had set as Projects for our “A Call to Action!” The fruit of our coming together, our donations, and funds raised with our Souvenir Journal made a Shared Vision a Reality. Maraming salamat Po! A. Project Agapay: GAP…Gawa, Aral, Payo $10,401 The concept of a Collaborative Project between UP alumni and current UP students in the university campus happened not only in UP Diliman but also in UP Mindanao! My husband and I left for the Philippines to evaluate and deliver the funds to the only two received proposals: UP Student Catholic Action and UP Concert Chorus. Then, the Molave Residence Student Hall proposal was added. During our 4th and last week, we had lunch with Atty. Ramon Maronilla, President, UPAA UP System. He invited us to join their delegation to UP Mindanao. We accepted. In UP Mindanao, we worked with the staff, interviewed students, evaluated, approved their proposals and handed their funding in cash all done in three days! Wow! We were so impressed with our UP students’ quality of work. Instructor and advisor Julius Neil Piala’s dedication to his Communication students was exceptional. The UP Mindanao Projects were outreach to high school students with UP alumni speakers and local businesses as sponsors. The GypSEA Project was an outreach to the Badjao youths. For UP Diliman, UPSCA did five Projects: 1) Institutional Visits, 2) Academic Assistance to Sampaguita Kids, 3) Two-Day Service and Non-Profit Organizations Job Fair, 4) Midyear Urban Work/Leadership Seminars for Youth Ministry, 5) End of the year Membership Retreat. For UPCC, they got their Full Body Mirror for Choreography Rehearsals and provided training for different choir groups. Awesome! Awards: UP Diliman $6,800

1) UPSCA $3,000

2) UPCC $2,000

3) Molave Residence $1,800

UP Mindanao $3,601 1) 1st GypSEA Camp Project $994 3) Pamamahayag Project $366 2) HINABI Project/IMC Summit $1,266 4) Speak Up Competition $1025 B. Project Tahanan: BalikUPDorm $2126 Initial donation was $1,000 each from UPAA, Inc and UPAA San Diego for a total of $2,000. However, when we met with Dr. Shirley Guevarra, Officer-in-Charge for Office of Student Housing, UP Diliman and Ms. Maricel Rodriguez, OIC for Acacia RH, we learned of their current donation program “balikUPDorm.” It has three levels. We chose the highest level Dormmate Package Php 100,000. And added $126.00 to the $2,000 cashier’s check to make a total of Php100,000. Above are the facts and data for Project Agapay: GAP and Project Tahanan. To experience the Heart of these Projects, please come and listen to the stories that came about because you cared to share your blessings and brought life-changing experience for our UP students and Alumni in the Philippines, myself and my husband Florentino included. Day 2 October 27, Friday 2:35 PM. God bless us all! Dr. Juanita Santos Nacu, GN ’67, BSN ’68, RN, MA PCC, EdD President, 2013-2015 UPAAA, Inc UPAAA2015@gmail.com

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Message WARM GREETINGS TO ALL FELLOW UP ALUMNI AND FRIENDS, Once again we are gathered in unity in this joyous alumni occasion which we anticipate every two years to re-dedicate collectively and individually our continuing our traditional role in supporting and promoting our U.P. alma mater as an institution of higher learning. This biennial event is also an occasion to recognize our fellow alumni overseas who continue to keep our tradition of academic excellence and professional achievement. They make us all proud wherever we are also because they showcase some of those U.P. legacies that define us through life that include critical thinking and independence of mind. I would like to echo and paraphrase my message during my stint as UPAAA, Inc. president in 2011-2013. I said, while we always strive to show our loyalty to U.P. through our generous donations to assist our alma mater in many of its projects and expressed needs, it would be consistent in our overall mission to make our position known in matters of national interest to U.P. Diliman, the U.P. System and to those in-charge of governance, no matter what our politics maybe. We are all still Filipinos and U.P. after all, is also national university supported by tax payers and civic-minded citizens of the Philippines. We are all former Iskolar ng Bayan. Let me convey my congratulations to President Nelsie T. Parrado and her officers for their hard work and dedication to get this difficult task of organizing this auspicious event to a successful fruition. It has been a pleasure working with all. Mabuhay ang U.P., ang Pambansang Pamantasan ng Pilipinas! Onward U.P.! Mabuhay ang UPAAA, Inc.! Romulo F. Aquino, Ph.D.

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UNIVERSITY of the PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION in AMERICA, Inc. ESTABLISHED IN 1981

September 17, 2017 Dear Fellow Alumni: Welcome to the 2017 University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America (UPAAA) 19th General Assembly and Convention, October 26-28, 2017 in Iselin, New Jersey. We are deeply honored and grateful for your presence. We were able to raise $36,000 from our previous three conventions (2005, 2009 and 2011) for the UPAAA Professorial Chair Endowment Fund. On Dec. 20, 2012, I signed the Deed of Donation with UP President Alfredo Pascual that established this endowed professorial chair. It will rotate every 2 years to an outstanding faculty member in one of the three units of the UP system: UP Baguio, UP Visayas and UP Mindanao. This endowment fund is managed by the UP Foundation. We have not received any reports from the faculty recipients. We will continue to follow up with UP Foundation and these two units of UP to make sure our contributions are being used to benefit the students. Let us strive to be effective change agents in our community and continue to support our Alma Mater to provide excellent, affordable, and relevant education to all Filipinos. Thank you and Mabuhay! Sincerely, ďż˝

Francisco S. Sy, MD, DrPH President UPAAA, 2007-2009

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UNIVERSITY of the PHIUPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION in AMERICA ESTABUSHED IN 1981

EXECUTIVE BOARD 2001-2003 National President Josefina Abaya Wee Sit (IL) Vice President East Nelsie T. Parrado (NJ)

Vice President South

Fel Tabangay, ESQ (TX)

Vice President West Lydia C. Fontan, PhD (CA) Vice President Mid-West Delia Hidalgo-Rayos (Ml) Secretary Alma Ambrosio Chand (Ml) Treasurer Iluminada Aquino-Sotelo (IL) Assistant Treasurer Felinda M. Villa (TX) Auditor Alma Hildalgo Onrubia, CPA (CA) Parliamentarian Lualhati V. Ferro (FL)

Public Relations Officer

Fe Casimiro Nievera (IL)

Liaison Officers East Region Rhoda D. Santos, CPA (NJ) Carmencita Q. Fulgado, PhD (NY) South Region Emmelina S. Ceguerra, CPA (FL) Luceli C. Cuasay, PhD (TX) Lura Colorado, (TX) West Region Theodore Aquino (CA) Roque C. Hilomen (CA) Sonja 0. Menor (CA) Sid dela Cruz (NV) Mid-West Region Benedicto B. Manzano (Ml) Benito Kalaw, PhD (IL) R.M. Austria (WI) Erlinda Rojas Santos, PhD (CO)

MESSAGE Felicitations and a heartwarming welcome to all conventioneers and guests! May this 2017 UPAAA, Inc. General Assembly and Convention provide some wholesome, enriching, invaluable and gratifying experiences. "REVIEW, REFLEC1; REJOICE"; indeed, is an apropos theme for this great event which will impel the dedicated members of the UPAAA, Inc. Board of Directors and the UPAAA, Inc. general membership to respond effectively and accordingly. UPAAA, Inc. has the great potential and capability as an organization to undertake another project and endowment to benefit "U.P. BELOVED" as once proven during my UPAAA, Inc. presidency in 2001-2003 when a $25,000 Professorial Chair in Perpetuity was established. Ultimately, I beseech the current UPAAA, Inc. Board of Directors and all my fellow alumni to support and assist all means to perpetuate the image of the University of the Philippines as a premier educational institution in Asia.

Past Presidents Arsenio Talingdan, PhD Founding President (1981-83) Benito Vasquez (1984-85)_ Constancia S. Uy, MD (1986-87) Luzviminda Sapin-Micabalo (1988-90) Ruben Seguritan, Esq. (1991-92) Clemencia Apeles (1994-95) Carmencita Q. Fulgado, PhD (1996-99) Benjamin V. Marte, MD (2000-01)

All for the love of UP,

;. ,a atr "I:' ďż˝ Josefina P. Abaya-Wee Sit B.S.E., '54; M.Ed., '67 President, UPAAA 2001-2003

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University of the Philippines Alumni Association New York Chapter (UPAA-NY) Dr. Carmencita Quesada-Fulgado, President 85-15 Edgerton Blvd Jamaica Estates NY11432

M E S S A G E from UPAAA President 1995-97, 1997-99 Do you believe in destiny? And that everything happens for a reason? In 1981, UPAAA was founded in New Jersey and the East Coast remained its seat until in the early 1990s we went westward, Fred Quevedo MD was elected President. Unfortunately, for personal reason he resigned and the California vice president Clem Apeles (now deceased) assumed the position and appointed me, second vice president to be overall chair of the next Grand Reunion and Convention preciously voted, Florida 1995. Though from New York, I did not hesitate, for this was an opportunity to try an idea, having a 3-day reunion with specific educational and fundraising component, beyond “passing the hat” and pledges. And so it happened! Success begets success, or was this destiny, I was elected National President and the 1997 Grand Reunion and Convention was voted to be New Jersey, again not my State, but at least close by. I would bus to Trump’s Taj Mahal, then, it was very much a destination. NJ chapter more than welcomed hosting it, and while there was a 50/50 financial arrangement, the net profit went all to UPAAA. And, so what happened? I was re-elected National President, with Las Vegas as the 1999 venue. However, there was no alumni chapter yet existing in Nevada. As it has been said, “build it and people will come”. I wrote to OAR, and obtained addresses they have specified Las Vegas and I wrote to them. When I arrived with my high school daughter Joy, there was a letter waiting for me in Circus Circus which gave me courtesy accommodation when I said as President I was scouting a possible venue for 1999 UPAAA convention. I was met by a group of 7 UP alumni, though not willing to host but more than happy to help, attend and promote the event. They introduced me to a non-UP high-roller who helped me negotiate with Excalibur, while we arranged for Pres. Pres. Nemenzo’s stay in The Venetian. And so it happened! In Atlantic City we already had 24 States represented and VIPs from Diliman, the state representation not just increased, but attendance since many just drove from California. By this time also, UPAAA has moved from the Preamble upon which it was founded to actually having its By-Laws and Constitution, passed and ratified, with charity status and 501C3. The original UPAAA green logo (above) from which the UPAA-NY logo was patterned made its debut. When my 2-terms was over, in 2000 with 3 other officers, we came to Diliman to sign the Deed of Donation (DOD) specific for scholarship endowment fund with President Francisco Nemenzo. Scholarship Committee was formed for UPAAA Texas 2003 when I was appointed by Pres Fel Tabangay Chair of Ways & Means and in 2006 together we signed the DOD for the UPAAA Scholarship II…all funds efficiently managed by UPFI. Then, it was not surprising to friends that in 2007 I was appointed Commissioner Abroad for the UP Centennial Celebration, not a surprise, but destiny, MEMORIES Project, my brainchild. It was in DC that we celebrated the success of Book I Memoirs of UP Alumni Abroad (2008) in a by invitation only “ Party After Party” after the UPAAA 2009 gala…and to many you know the rest of history! YOU are now here , dear fellow alumni and friends. Whether here before or your first time, consider this UPAAA biennial event your destiny, I never left UPAAA since being “distinguished” in 1989. You are distinguished yourself by being here. Let us look forward to attending UPAAA 2019 reunion, and during these two years ahead, …adapting from a winning slogan, … together Let us make UPAAA Great Again !

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University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America Founded in 1981

MESSAGE I am pleased to send warmest greetings to all in attendance at tonights 19th UPAAA biennial convention and reunion. It is indeed an honor to greet and welcome the President of the University of the Philippines, Mr. Danilo Concepcion and Atty. Ramon Maronilla , UPAA President and their party. UPAAA has been in existence since 1981 and through the years, alumni have gathered each reunion years to celebrate, renew ties and reminisce the good times of their college life. It truly give us the feeling of being connected once again to our beloved Alma Mater, more so, with the presence of President Concepcion and Atty. Maronilla. Hopefully, our reunion will foster and rekindle the spirit of loyalty and unity among the UP alumni in the United States . It gives me pleasure to congratulate the 2017 UPAAA officers, especially, President Nelsie Parrado, for her leadership, hard work, diligence and effective collaboration in making this convention successful. Best wishes to all. Have fun and enjoy the evening!

Luzviminda Sapin (Gonzalez ) Micabalo UPAAA President 1988-1991

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SNAP SHOT HISTORY OF UPAAA INC. Part of history are excerpts from Messages of Dr. Arsenio Talingdan, Founder & First UPAAA National President, 1981-1983 By Luzviminda Sapin Gonzalez Micabalo UPAAA Inc. Historian & Past President 1988-1990

May 25, 1981 - UPAAA was organized and founded by Dr. Arsenio Talingdan in New Jersey. He was elected as its First President. The goals of UPAAA were to: (1) Preserve the University of the Philippines as the national center of academic freedom (2) Open and maintain lines of communication between the University and its alumni in America, (3) Advance the intellectual, cultural and economic pursuits of UP alumni in America. May 25, 1981 - The first UPAAA Scholarship Trust Fund was launched in New Jersey with $10,000 goal. Sept. 28, 1981 - UPAAA Articles of Incorporation was filed and registered in New Jersey as a non-profit-, nonpartisan and non-sectarian organization.

Dr. Arse Talingdan thereafter initiated the formation and organization of the following UPAAA Chapters and their first sets of officers. UPAAA New Jersey - May 25, 1981 UPAAA Florida September 16, 1981 UPAAA New York -December 16, 1981 UPAAA Pennsylvania - May 23, 1982 January 23, 1982: Dr. ArsenioTalingdan applied for IRS number and was issued EIN number 22-2382657 August 20, 1982 - UPAAA Inc. helped launch "Friends of UP Foundation" at the request of UP Pres. Ed. J Angara in a letter to UPAAA Inc. dated June 18, 1982. . Reception held at the United Nation with UN Undersecretary Rafael Salas. Several UP alumni from New York were on the FUPFA board i.e Dr. Enteng Limcaoco, Loida Nicolas Lewis and Luz Sapin Gonzalez Micabalo and Dr. Archie Laano., among others. September 13, 1982 : Dr. Arsenio Talingdan applied for Federal Tax Exemption . IRS approved UPAAA Inc. as tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Foundation Status under Section 509 (a) (1) and 170 (b) (1) (v1) of the US Bureau of Internal Revenue Code March 1991 - UPAAA Inc. led by Atty. Reuben Seguritan in cooperation with the New York Philippine Consulate, gave a reception to world famous Lea Salonga of Miss Saigon, at the former Penta Hotel, New York City. September 12, 1992 - UPAAA Inc. reception for UP Pres. Jose V. Abueva soliciting funds for UP Reseach Endowment Fund.

Sept 12, 1992 - 50 delegates of UP Alumni organization in America led by UPAAA Inc. led by President Atty. Reuben Seguritan and Dr. Jaime Velasco , past president of UPAA Southern California, held a meeting at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim California. All delegates present voted to recognize UPAAA Inc. as the duly organized umbrella group of all UP Alumni organization in the US and Canada.

October 23, 1994 - Joint Reception for UP President Emil Javier and Chancelor Perla Santos Ocampos soliciting funds for "UP Faculty Development " at Army & Navy Club , New York City May 15, 2011 - 501 (c) (3) revoked automatically by IRS for failure to file Federal Income Tax return for 3 years. Date of Notice March 12, 2012. December 12, 2011 - UPAAA Inc. New Jersey State Registration was revoked . May 22, 2012 - UPAAA Inc . President Romulo Aquino delegated Luz Sapin Micabalo to secure a new IRS EIN for UPAAA Inc. Bureau of Internal Revenue Service issued UPAAA Inc. a new Employer ID No. (EIN).

August17, 17,2012: was was registered in theinState of UPAAA Inc. registered the State August 2012 : UPAAA of Nevada.Entity EntityNumber number E0431262012-9 E0431262012-9. Nevada. July 30, 2014 - UPAAA Inc received its Federal Income Tax Exemption Status as a 501 (c) (3) according to the Bureau of Internal Revenue. Effective Date of Exemption is August 20, 2012. UPAAA Inc. is classified as a public charity under the Bureau of Internal Code section 509 (a) (2) . UPAAA Inc. under its founding president and succeeding presidents laid the seed and foundation for what UPAAA Inc. is now. It has held a combination of biennial general reunions since 1981 to 1991 and a three day conventions and general assembly since 1995. UPAAA Inc has honored and awarded distinguished alumni from various parts of the United States and abroad, i.e., as far as Paris, France. It has raised funds for Scholarship and Professorial Chairs for UP Diliman. More challenges and opportunities await the future of UPAAA Inc. leadership. More can be achieved for UP by being united in spirit and deed to make UP a great world class University of Excellence.

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19TH UPAAA GRAND REUNION & CONVENTION PROGRAM DAY 1 OCTOBER 26, 2017 THURSDAY

8:00 AM Registration Opening of Books and Arts Exhibits Tour of New York City (Optional) 6:30 PM Welcome Reception

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Foyer Pre-function room/Foyer

DAY 2 OCTOBER 27, 2017 FRIDAY 8:30 AM Opening Ceremonies Location: Diamond A Invocation - Rev. Father Gregory Ramon Gaston, SThD, Rector, Pontifico Collegio Filippino *Lupang Hinirang - Aida Gamboa *Star Spangled Banner - Roly Catiis Welcome Remarks - Nelsie T. Parrado, CLTC, President, UPAAA 9:00 “Message and Introduction of Keynote Speaker” Consul General Theresa Dizon- De Vega Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines, New York 10:00 Keynote Address - “State of the University of the Philippines" President Danilo Concepcion, University of the Philippines Q & A - Moderator: Juan C. Ferrer, PhD, President, UPAANJ -10:45 BREAK11:00 “The UP Education – How did We Change the Communities We Live In" Max G. Ventura, President/CEO, Philam Life Foundation Q & A - Moderator: Lara Gregory, Esq., 11:35 “The Role of Alumni in Insuring the Sustainable and Continued Growth of the Alma Mater” Atty. Ramon Maronilla, President, UPAA UP System Q & A - Moderator: Ludy Corrales , Past President UPAANJ 12:05 PM Nomination of Candidates for 2018-19 UPAAA Officers Federico Agnir, EdD, Chair, Committee on Nomination & Election 12:15 LUNCH (Paid) Location: Diamond B 12:45 Introduction of Guest Speaker - Clarita Ramos, Past President, UPAANJ “Music is No Monkey Business” - Michael Dadap, Artistic and Music Director, Children’s Orchestra Society Q & A - Moderator: Flor Yalong, The Philippine Chamber Rondalla of NJ 1:35 Panel Discussion: Diamond A “Opportunities for Investments and Retirement In the Philippines” Marivic Acosta, Senior Vice Pres./Managing Director Megaworld Int'l “Understanding the Millennial: An Educational Imperative” Mary Anne Alabanza Akers, PhD, VP UPAAA East, Dean and Professor, Morgan State University 2:25 Q & A - Moderator: Norie Quesada Catiis, Past President, UPAANJ 2:35 UPAAA 2015 Project AGAPAY "Gawa AralPayo/GAP Implementation in UP Diliman & in UP Mindanao” Juanita Santos Nacu, EdD, UPAAA, Inc. PresIdent, 2014-2015 3:15 Reunion of Different Classes, Sororities, Fraternities Sapphire A & B 5:30 Assembly of Jubilarians 6:30 Fellowship Night: Theme- “ Unity in Diversity” Diamond A & B Daisy Rodriguez, UPAAA VP West, Chair, Fellowship Night RONDALLA Music: UP Alumni & Friends Rondalla . Diane Valencia, Leoncito de Lara, Matilde Chua, Rodolfo Reyes and Philippine Chamber Rondalla of New Jersey, Inc. - Cordelia Gow, Nephtali de Jesus, Rosemarie Pablacio Clarita Ramos, Nathaniel Soliven, Flordeliza Yalong 12:00 AM - ADJOURN 16


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2017 UPAAA EXHIBIT OF BOOKS &ART BY UP ALUMNI IN AMERICA (Listed Alphabetically by Author/Artist)

FEDERICO

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RUBY L. AGNIR, MA

When God'Calls: A Faith-Journey Auto'biography Bookstand Rublishing Co., 2015 .Available in book and digital format from Barnes & Noble and Amazon

Published by Xlibris, Bloomihgton, Indiana (These are all available from the author.) I.

The author's • efforts in freeing hims�lf from his ministerial calling, which was imposed on him since childbirth, leads him to break free from his family and ethnic tradition. His journey eventually takes him away from his rural roots in the Philippines to a rural town in the United States where.he lives for 30 years as a coll.ege p�ofessor and pastor. There �e experiences a dramatic religious conversion that gives fresh meaning and imp7 tus to h[s calling. Havi,ng spent _equal times immersed in t�o different cultures, he re�lizes that he is a world citizen and he celebrates by rediscovering his roots. REVIEW

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Stories of lives are always fascinating, especially if told by those who lived them. Dr. Agnir's is a story of sLi_rmounting challenges that'_ many of us can identify ·_ with, but perhaps which only a few of us had the same array of difficulties as he had. He tells ab"out breaking barriers 9f religion, race and color, tq help communities and congregations so that they can themselves overcome the same barriers. But, too, he tells of breaking the barrier of Filipino identity to be able to successfully li�e elsewhere, and yet, in the end, finding himself really still a Filipino. - Dr. Ben S. Malayang Ill, Siiliman University president: Mor,e reviews. on Dr. Agnir's, book are posted on www.Amazon.com. For this special book sale, 100% of the proceeds will go to UPAAA, Inc. 'Please make out a check for $9.95 per book to UPAAA, Inc, or give cash. After this convention, you may order copies from the author by writing to him and sending a check for $15.00 per book made out to UPAAA, Inc. to his address be/.ow. Tl)e $5.01 added to the retail price is for shipping and handling. Include your shipping address. If the book is a gift .to someoJ?e, you may proyide the gift recipient's name so it can.be autographed and person_alized. Rev. Dr. Federico I. Agnir 6119 Weatherwood Circle Wesley Chapel, FL 33545

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Fairy Gifts (Tales of Enchantment) This book was written in answer to the complaint that there are not en�ugh good plays' for Youth .Theater to produce. Youth Theater is a · worthwhile activity for young people to indulge in after class or after school, preempting or preventing involvement in harmful activities otherwise. It is a set of 5 original plays by Ruby L. Agnir, written in response to that need. They have been based on unfamiliar fairy tales and folklore from v�rious countries, and have a moral to be learned from each. Like mcist plays designea for Youth.Theater, the cast of each play could be all children/young people, a mixture of adults and children, or all adults performing for children. II. In Our Music, God The publisher describes this book as "a set of inspiring and couns�l-laden meditations, coni!'ined with relevant quotations and scriptures. A lady with many talents, Ruby L. Agnir shares her thoughts and e�periences with those who, like her, are recipients of . God's gifts. Believing that God gave at least one special skill to every person, she encourages everyone to identify that skill, hone it, and Ufe it to the Glory of God." Many non-musical special skills, such as writing, speaking, administratlon, praying aloud, financial savvy, crafts, empathy/sympathy, working with children, discernment, •and so forth, are discussed in t�e bo0k, which was inten�ed to inspire, uplift, and encourage people upon whom God saw fit to bestow special gifts to "return" their gift(s) to the Giver by using it in their houses of worship all to the Glory of God.

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Ill. Upward Beyond the Brim (transcending the limits) This book is 9 collection of those ideas,.some serious, some lyrical,- some wild, mostly spiritu,al, all utterly .human. The title, is self-expJanatory. Like coffee poured. into a cup to overflowin_g, the thoughts go beyond the brim, but rather than drop down because of gravity, they go upward unfettered, rising like a vapor

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Ruby Agnir books (continued) and blending .. with the space above. They are the author's Thoughts Outside the Box. These are essays about Ruby's religious beliefs,• original poems on her relationship to God, children's sermons delivered at various churches' Children's Time, and more essays on a lighter note, such as "Songs My Mother Taught Me," sharing the concepts that her mother gave her that molded her life and outlook. These are the author's beliefs, concepts, notions, and inferences. Gleaning from 'readings and experiences and collecting from books, from newspapers, from the silver screen, from the Internet, •. she has chosen those that are relevant to her way of thinking, rolled them up into a l;,all and stamped it with her own identifying mark. CARMENCITA QUESADA FULGADO, PHD

generation FilAm yet he has not even seen the Phil* an lska's route to becoming a diplomat* an lsko's unlikely passage from UP to priesthood * the pianist of international fame, gave up NYC because home is still the Philippines * read UPAA chapter stories of Giving Back, and the inspiring memoirs of scholars o"f this Scholarship Fund ...and much more, plus list of UPAAA awardees since 1982... and be mesmerized by Lito David paintings which embellish the entire Book 3. Each of the 8 CUs of the UP System now has a slot, 37 scholars have graduated. The aim of this last book is"to augment the number ofthose slots. Sign up NOW. Pick up form in Exhibit Room or see Menchee. http://memoriesbyfulgadophd.blogspot.com I mencheegf@yahoo.com . BERNARDINO (BEN) FERNANDO INFANTE,

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MEMORIES MAKE A DIFFEREN'c:E Book I: Memoirs of UP Alumni Abroad (2008) Book II: Memories ...a Legacy Gift of Filipinos and Friends (2012) alid soon to be published Book Ill: Memoires of UP Alumni and Fr:iends United. Each life story is written with gratitude, their personal legacy recorded for generations to come. The coffee table book becomes heirloom for families, and for alumni their inclusion in the recorded history of UP. But of utmost significance is that in doing �o, donor-writers support nt!edy scholars in UP... a mission of GIVING BACK! The books boosted the Endowed Scholarship Fund started in 1997 by Dr.• Carmencita "Menchee" C. Quesada Fulgado UP AA'60 AB'q1 Psy cl. The Simple FormuJa: Makey.our donation of less that $19 day, write your story, and.be published in Book 'Ill. Your story will be in gr'eat company with memoirs, reminiscences, legacies that show the benefit of GIVING, for generations: * the story of a Filipino's road to US University Presidency and a UP President's rise in politics to be .Phil St;!nate President * there',s one who formulated• pharmaceutical products and retired at 49 * the first Asia,n woman to pass the NY b�r and bec;ame Chair & CEO of billion �ollar multi-national food c�mpany* the inspiring·"How We Met" vignettes and one's travelogue through Jerusalem * the decorated MD who served in the US military * the magnanimous giving of first

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' After obtaining his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of the Philippines in· 1958, Ben Infante went on to carve a career in the advertising industry for more than 30 years. At the same time, he continued his passion for his "muse" - ART -becoming part of.the Saturday Group of Artists, then headed by N'ational Artist Cesar Legaspi. He has mounted 8 solo exhibits as well as numerous group exhibits, specializing in portraits, still life, landscapes and figurative subject matter�. His retirement is enri'ched by continued involvement with the Amber Art Group, the Portrait Artist Guild, Inc., participant of the Siningsaysay project of UP Alumni association and the Araneta Center, Inc. For all bis accomplishme.nts, he is p.roudest of his far,nily the mqst - his wife Rory, five. children, and nine grandchildren. Life is full for Ben Infante. Paintings on Exhibit at the 2017 UPAAA General Reunion & Convention I. II. Ill. ·

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LENORE RAQUEL-SANTOS LIM, BfA

BENEDICTO MANZANO, BSME THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS, and REMINISCES

Profound Afterglow: The Prints of Lenore RS Lim

Featuring a freword by Agnes Gund, Chairman and President Emerita of the Museum of .Modern Art in New York, the book has 64 full color and 9 black and white plates, covering her most early prints in 1990 up to 2003. Profound Afterglow traces the course of the artist's life a�d body of work. Themes include the experience of immigration, revelation, and illumination of the past and present.

The book is an abridg�d life journey, a rear-view l!Jirror of the past, written to enjoy and relive a life well-lived, for it is when looking back where we came from that we s�e how blessed we are where we· are today. It covers . the time capsules from January 2004, when we had ow· golden family reunion of graduates from llocos Sur High School, memories of a life while a student of the University of the Philippines,· an unforgettable experience as · a privileged Cadet Engineer at LISI-Philippines, and family life in my second country, now, United States of America. This is a mix of family story, a collection of j<'>urnals and brief memoirs• on f�mily • events---birthdays,. holidays, vacations, graduations, beauty pageants---tributes to a departed brother and close-friends, political and celebrity articles published in magazines, newsletters, websites, and a front-page article where this write"r was interviewed by a Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal in December 1996.

Recipient of a ·prestigious Jackson Pollock/Lee Krasner Foundation Grant among other honors, Lim continues to perfec·t her craft. Currently dividing her time between Vancouver and New York, she is an ardent supporter of younger Filipino artists at home and abroad.

This book was written as a primer to encourage curtent and future generations of the. Manzano-Balbuena Family Tree, to tell the story of their lives to their · descendants, which will serve as the continuing link between their past and the present.

The Prints of Lenore RS Lim reveals an artist whose prints take ori an empirical tone as she distills and abstracts images found primarily in nature, whether they be leaves or the spider web-like qualities of handmade lace. Lim's works never belies her roots in the Philippine�. Her coloration is subdued_ and yet rich. Abstract, yet realistic. She deftly captures the lines and nuances and translates· them into new textures a· nd tonalities. o

The book is available at www.Amazon.com searched as THOUGHTS, REFLECTIONS, and REMINISCES or "benedicto manzano''. To order directly from Ben Manzano email ben manzano@hotmail.com. Se11d a check $.32.00 and he will send the .book to you. Please also give him your address, cell phone, and email. $7 .50 will be donated to UPAAA.

Pro/inuul \jiei"J.f.luw

The Prin1s of Lenore RS Um

Ben Manzano BSME 1960, Beta Sigma Fraternity,

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DAISY MAGALIT RODRIGUEZ, RN,MN, MPA

• ROBYN MAGALIT RODRlGUEZ, PHO IN LADY LIBERTY'S SHADOW: The Politics of Race and lmmigr�tion in New Jersey Published by Rutgers University Press (rutgersuniversitypress.org).

THE BALANCE CONCEPT IN NURSING: . . NEW PERSPECTIVES IN SU.RVIVAL AND HEALTH* Published by the UP Press, November 2016 ,-

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The central idea of this book is the concept of balance presented in two parts: Part I- Understanding balance, and Part II- Balance in Health and Nursing. This book attempts to explain the nature of balance through five universal elements that support the survival of human beings: adaptation, equilibrium, homeostasis needs a�d health, interacting positiv_ely or negatively ;o creat� a balanced or imbalanced state. A state of balance or imb�lance emerges as these �lements fnteract with each other. Human behavior influenced by the elements of balance instinctively, purposefully, and naturally, defines the way human beings respond to influences bo.th within (internal envir1:mment) and outside (external environment) the human body. All of the elements of balance described are present in 1:ioth tti_e internal and external environments. Culture is part of the external environment- where balance concepts have been imbedded in most cultures around the world. Built on a theoretical framework with underpinnings from the various social, psychological, and physical sciences, the author developed several new models and concepts to f�rther expand on the balance concept, namely, the Behavior Pyramid, Dynamics of Balance and Imbalance, Human Being as·an Open System, Health- • Illness Balance Continuum, Zone of Equilibrium, Balance-Seeking Human Behavior and ·the Nursing Process !3alan£e Model. The Balance Health Nursing Model (BHNM) incorporates all these concepts and models into one all-encompassing model that provides a unique holistic approach to nursing and healthcare practice. Tlie author also developed a Health Assessment Balance Tool which can be used in assessing health status of clients in any•health care setting. *The book has been recently .recognized among the finalists of the.2017 361h National Book Awards by the National.Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC), Non-Literary Division, Best Book on Professions.

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Dr. Robyn Magalit Rodriguez is the only daughter of U.P. alumna, Daisy Magalit Rodriguez, an author herself. She is an associate professor of Asian American studies at the University of California, D�vis and previously professor for six years at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Her other published books are "Migrarlts for Export: How the Philippine State Brokers Workers to the World, 'and "Asian-America: Sociological and l�terdisciplinary Perspective�" as c:o-author. "In Lady Liberty" Shadow examines popular white perceptions of danger represented by immigrants and their children, as well as the specter that lurks at the edges of suburbs in the shape of black .and Latino underclass and the ,ever more nebulous hazc}rd of (presumed-Islamic) terrorism that threatens to undernJine "life as w,e know it". Robyn Magalit Rodrigl!ez explores the impact. of anti-immig�ant municipal ordinances on a range of immigrant groups · living in varied suburban communities, from the undocumented Latinos in predominantly white suburbs to long-established Asian immigrants in "majority­ minority" suburbs. The "American Dream" that suburban life is supposed to represent is shown to rest on a racialized, segr�gated social order meant \o be enjoye� only by whites. Although it is a case study of New Jersey, In Lady Liberty's Shad�w offers crucial ' Insights that can shed fresh lig,ht on the national · immigration debate." 0

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PRESIDENT DANILO L. CONCEPCION University of the Philippines

The newly installed UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, or Danicon as he is fondly called by his friends and students, is the Dean of the UP College of Law. President Concepcion is widely respected as one of the Philippines' leading authorities in Corporation Law, specifically corporate governance, rehabilitation, and insolvency. He was a consistent honor student who graduated valedictorian in both elementary and high schools. He finished Agricultural Engineering, summa cum laude, at the De La SalleAraneta University in 1979 and topped the Board Examination for Agricultural Engineering that same year. He obtained his LL.B., cum laude, from the UP College of Law in 1983 and his LL.M., from the University of London in 1986 as a Chevening Scholar, where he specialized in commercial arbitration, securities law, international finance, and international economic and trade law. He was elected member of the Batasang Pambansa in 1978 and served until 1986 as a representative of the youth sector. He was appointed Associate Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission in 1996 and served until 2000. President Concepcion served as President of the De La Salle-Araneta University from 2000-2002 on secondment from UP. He returned to UP in 2002 and served in various capacities as Associate Dean of the UP College of Law, Head of the UPLaw Center, and Director of the Institute of Judicial Administration until May 2006. He was appointed Vice President for Legal Affairs of the UP System in February 2011 and was elected the 14th Dean of the UP College of Law in June 2011. In 2015, he was appointed Executive Director of the UP Bonifacio Global City. Currently, he sits at the Board of Governors of the Philippine Red Cross. He also teaches at the Philippine Judicial Academy and is a member of its Civil Code Committee. President Concepcion is a member of the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Governing Board, as well as the Supreme Court of the Philippines' Committee on Legal Education and Bar Matters.

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MA. THERESA B. DIZON-DE VEGA CONSUL GENERAL 2017 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN PUBLIC SERVICE AND GOOD GOVERNANCE

Since joining the Department of Foreign Affairs in 1994, Consul General De Vega has served in increasing levels of leadership in Mexico, Hong Kong, China, United Kingdom and now, New York City. She aims to promote greater synergy and instilling cooperative spirit among various organizations. She encourages the Fil-Am community to be involved in making a difference in their own towns and cities, increasing Filipino participation and visibility in “mainstream America.” This past June, she met with the New York Police Commissioner James P. O’Neil to promote stronger cooperation with NYPD. Consul General De Vega obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in English (cum laude) from U.P. in 1989 after which she taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the College of Arts and Sciences. She completed her Master of Arts degree in English at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada in 1991 and later obtained her Juris Doctor (JD) Degree from Ateneo de Manila University Law School, passing the Philippine Bar in 2000. She has a Graduate Diploma in China Business Law (with Distinction) from the University of Hong Kong and was a fellow at the Centre of Asian Studies at the University of Hong Kong in 2008. In recognition of her multi-faceted leadership qualities, Consul General De Vega has received numerous awards of distinction conferred not only by Philippine Presidents (Order of Sikatuna; Order of Lakandula; Gawad Mabini) but also by the Government of the Kingdom of Spain (Medal of Civic Merit).

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NELSIE TABUDLONG PARRADO, CLTC PRESIDENT, UPAAA, INC. 2011 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA FOR HUMANITARIAN SERVICE Nelsie T. Parrado has always been involved in community activities and organizations. She believes in sharing her talent, resources and time. Thus, she volunteers and joins worthwhile community based organizations since migrating to the US in 1984. She has taken leadership position as president in these organizations such as the Handang Tumulong Foundation, Inc., (HTFI), the Sunrise Rotary Club of Fair Lawn, the Filipino American Association of Fair Lawn, and currently, the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America. During her tenure as its leader, she was able to spearhead projects that are still being implemented to date, i.e. annual HTFI 5K Run. She has received numerous recognition and awards, notably the honor of being chosen in 2009 as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina Women in America, and being bestowed in 2014 the Paul Harris Fellow, a most prestigious award given by the Rotary International, in recognition of her leadership and the community services she rendered. She graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Hygiene, class 1968, at the University of the Philippines, and completed her Certificate in Public Health in 1971 also in UP. In her hometown of Fair Lawn, NJ, she has served at the Planning Board, and currently sits as a member of the town’s Board of Ethics. Since 1985, she has worked at New York Life Insurance Company as a Financial Service Professional. In 2002 she was elected by her peers to the Agents Advisory Council, the first Filipino agent to win the post in a companywide election. She holds a Certificate in Long Term Care. Nelsie and Steve, her husband of 45 years, are now empty nesters. All their three children – Sandra, SherryAnn and Steve II – have flown out of the nest to have their own families.They dote on their four grandchildren

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JUAN (JOHNNY) FERRER, PHD PRESIDENT, UPAA NEW JERSEY Johnny Ferrer obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Physics at the University of the Philippines, Diliman on a full four-year scholarship from the National Science Development Board (NSDB). He taught undergraduate physics courses at U.P. He eventually went to pursue his Ph.D. in nuclear physics at the University of Ohio, Athens, Ohio, on a U.P. Fellowship, as well as, teaching/research assistantship grants. Upon finishing his Ph.D. he worked for and retired from AT&T Laboratories in Middletown, New Jersey. He is married to Lourdes (Odie) Ventura Ferrer, graduate of UP BS Foreign Service, in 1968. They have one daughter, Jasmine, who obtained her A.B. from Georgetown University, and her Ph.D. from Columbia University. She is now a Senior Partner at Korn Ferry: Pharmaceutical / Biotechnology companies. Their son-in-law, Jason, obtained his Medical degree from Columbia University and Bachelor from Princeton University. Johnny and Odie have two granddaughters, 7 and 12 years old, both attending Stuart Country Day School in Princeton, NJ. Johnny’s late father was a clerk from Isabela and late mother was a seamstress from Pampanga. Johnny is the eldest among five siblings- two brothers and two sisters (one deceased). Early in life, he garnered honors and awards. He was an exchange high school student in Minneapolis Minnesota under the American Field Service (AFS). He was elected Boy Mayor of Manila, highest elected political position. Further achievements include being a valedictorian in elementary school at Dr. Albert Elementaty School, Sampaloc, Manila and a salutatorian in high school at Ramon Magsaysay High School, Espana, Manila. Johnny’s hobbies and interests are diverse from reading fiction to watching concerts, plays, ballet, opera, movies, teleserye; to traveling (to date – 45 countries and about 200 towns and cities); to singing; to solving crossword puzzles (Sudoku, WordWarp, Freecell); and to trading stocks.

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GUEST SPEAKER MAESTRO MICHAEL DADAP GUITARIST, COMPOSER, AND CONDUCTOR COS ARTISTIC AND MUSIC DIRECTOR 2009 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS FOR CULTURE & ARTS Greatly influenced by church, jazz, big bands, and folk music, Michael first received his early musical training in solfege, theory, and composition from his older brother Jerry. After graduating from the University of the Philippines majoring in Philosophy, Michael Dadap came to New York in 1971 to pursue his studies in Music at the Mannes and Juilliard Schools of music. In reviewing COS Young Symphonic Ensemble [YSE] at New York's Town Hall on May 3, 1993, music and dance critic Bert Wechsler dubbed Michael Dadap a " fine, sensitive musician: who is obviously also a mighty orchestra builder....a teacher. What drive Mr. Dadap's work is his faith in the children's capacity to learn and his energy, patience, and special talent in communicating his love for music to the children”. Maestro Dadap has worked, collaborated, and played music with some of the world's finest concert artists. The long list includes, Violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Sarah Chang, Chee-Yun, Soovin Kim, Stephanie Chase, Christine Kwok, Violist Michael Tree, Andy Lin, Flutist, Paula Robison, Clarinetist, David Shifrin, pianists Cecil Licad, Emmanuel Ax, Li-Jian, Helen Huang and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Hai Ye-Ni and tonight’s guest artists, violinist, Jaime Laredo, and cellist, Sharon Robinson. Mr. Dadap’s busy schedule does not hinder his passion for the classical guitar. An accomplished classical guitarist, he has published and recorded 6 CD albums including "Intimate Guitar Classics" for solo guitar, which was the featured album in February 1990 on the New York Times classical radio station, WQXR. He recently recorded a Guitar Duet CD Album with Filipino virtuoso guitarist Florante Aguilar. Mr. Dadap gives regular chamber music concerts with the Dadap-Ma Duo. As an ensemble, they have performed extensively in the United States, Asia, and Europe. A prolific composer, Mr. Dadap has won the Asian-American Alliance for the Arts award for his work, "Handurawan Dance Suite," premiered in 1988. Other works include "Song Cycle for Tenor, Flute & Guitar" and "Sonata for Violin & Piano" premiered at Alice Tully and Weill Recital Halls. In November 1990, Mr. Dadap was honored at a program featuring his works at Manila's Cultural Center of the Philippines. In 1998, he wrote a suite for a symphony orchestra "Sinulog" which was premiered at Alice Tully Hall. Among his latest works include his most recently published Serenades for Guitar in the Visayan Style, a children’s musical play, Alamat Ng Ampalaya (Legend of the Bitter Melon) a full-length ballet, “Legend of Tikling Bird” in the Folkloric style. Mr. Dadap dedicates a large portion of his career to the appreciation of Filipino folk music, pioneering the awareness of the Philippine Rondalla in the United States. He is the founding music director of the Iskwelahang Pilipino Rondalla of Boston Massachusetts. His first published book, A Complete Method for the Virtuoso Bandurria, is now widely used among Rondalla ensembles in the Philippines and here in the United States. He maintains a clear vision for his country to have its own world-class symphony orchestra of plucked instruments with winds, brasses, pitched and non-pitched percussion instruments. He calls this “Orkestra Sin Arko”. He hopes that OSA will give Filipinos a strong musical and cultural identify that the Philippines can proudly claim as its very own. In December 2000, Michael Dadap became the first recipient of the "2000 Artist of the Year Award" sponsored by the Flushing Council on the Arts in Queens.". On December 7, 2006, Mr. Dadap received from Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, (in recognition of his remarkable achievements as a Virtuoso musician, composer and music teacher, proponent of Philippine traditional music and promoting Philippine culture and causes through his work), the 2006 “Pamana Ng Lahi” Presidential Award in Malacanang Palace. Mr. Dadap resides in Queens, New York with his wife, COS Executive Director, Dr.Yeou-Cheng Ma. They have two children, Daniel and Laura. Photography by: Kathy Kmonicek

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PANEL SESSION A SPEAKERS DAISY MAGALIT RODRIGUEZ, RN, MN, MPA - “The Nature of Balance: A Theory” UPAAA VICE PRESIDENT, WEST Daisy Magalit Rodriguez, RN,MN,MPA, is currently UPAAA Vice President for the West. She practiced as a registered nurse in the U.S. before her retirement in 2012. Prior to that, she was Assistant Director of Unitek College, an RN program based in Fremont, California and has taught in several nursing programs both in the Philippines and in the United States. Besides being a nurse educator, her professional career spanned several areas where she earned recognition as a local and national organizational leader, community leader, nursing author of publications, and researcher. She was named “ Nurse Educator of the Year” by the Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) in 2011, another award as one of “One Hundred Most Influential Filipina Women in the U.S.” by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) in 2009, and recognized as “ Most Outstanding Alumna” by the UP-PGH SN Alumni Association in 2015. She earned a Graduate in Nursing degree, Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree, and a Master in Nursing degree from the University of the Philippines, then a second master’s degree in Public Administration/Health Services from the University of San Francisco, California. She is a published author and co-author of book publications, the most recent was her book “ The Balance Concept in Nursing: New Perspectives in Survival and Health” published by the University of the Philippines Press in November, 2016 and launched at the UP College of Nursing and the UP Diliman along with other authors. Her book recently garnered top recognition as a finalist in the 36 th National Book Awards given by the National Book Development Foundation (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC).

JOSEPHINE CABILDO APARRI - “Towards a Balanced Life: Health and Well Being” UP-PGH GN’65 , BSN’66, EDM, COLUMBIA U Ms. Aparri is a registered professional nurse. She is a Reiki Master and a holistic nurse. She maintains an active membership with American Nurses Association, New Jersey State Nurses Association and Philippine Nurses Association-New Jersey Chapter (lifetime) and UPNAAI. She will act as facilitator in understanding health and well-being, and discussion of various modalities/ strategies to help us attain optimal health possible.

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PANEL SESSION A SPEAKERS FR. GREGORY RAMON DACER GASTON, STHD - “Finding Spiritual Balance” 2017 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN LEADERSHIP & SERVICE Fr. Greg, a priest of the Archdiocese of Manila, is Rector of Collegio Filippino in Rome, the residence of priests doing further studies and also serves as the President of the “Friends of the Collegio” a Washington State, USA- based 501(c) 3 non-profit charity organization that connects and coordinates different Fil- Am organizations with the Philippine Catholic Church. Born in 1965, he grew up in Silay City, Negros Occidental, graduated from Philippine Science High School, BS Zoology at UPLB, and spent two years at UP College of Medicine where he discovered his vocation to the priesthood. He went to Spain for seminary formation (Bachelor's in Philosophy and then Bachelor's in Theology), Rome for further studies (Licentiate and Doctorate in Sacred Theology), and Boston (short Post-Doctoral Fellowship on Bioethics). Ordained by St. John Paul II in 1993, he served in seminaries, parishes, media outfits and bioethics committees in Manila and overseas and conducts lectures and pastoral service especially to Filipino OFWs globally. Chaplain Don Biadog, current US Naval Commander Chaplain of San Diego commends Fr. Gaston for his exemplary leadership skills, reflected in a number of joint multiple collaborative efforts for various community projects. Fr. Gaston is a News Correspondent for Radyo Veritas in Manila and since 2001, is the Program Director of SAFE (Subtle Attacks against the Family Explained). By explaining thousands of subtle attacks, SAFE assists parents and their collaborators in Church and society to better understand the difficulties facing families today (www.safe.ph) .

JOE GARBANZOS, MBA, MPH, PHD (C ) - “DISRUPTING AGING - NEW REALITIES” PRESIDENT, UPAA OF COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO Joe Garbanzos is a health care consultant at Harbage Consulting, a boutique health care consulting group, headquartered in Sacramento, CA. His expertise includes health care policy communication, outreach and education in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and Medicare “waiver programs”. He works with clients and entities that include integrated health systems, provider and caregiver groups, faith-based and non-profit organizations in Southern California. He is a volunteer Executive Council member at AARP California focusing on Asian-American Pacific Islander population and Livable Communities. He serves as Chairman of the Board at Samahan Community Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Clinic in San Diego area. He was appointed by the San Diego Board of Supervisors to represent the Filipino-American community at the Aging & Independence Services Advisory Council. The council is a county advisory board providing advice and counsel to San Diego’s Human & Health Services Administration on matters related to seniors and people with disabilities. Joe is a Faculty/Lecturer at the California School of Management & Leadership, Alliant International University, San Diego campus. He has been teaching business and health care courses in the Undergraduate and MBA programs to an international student population. He has been teaching at Alliant International University in the past four years. A UP alum with undergraduate degree in Mass Communication/Journalism, Joe has a double postgraduate degrees - MBA degree in Management/Leadership at Peter F. Drucker School of Management and Master of Public Health with concentration in Strategic Leadership from the School of Community and Global Health, Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. He is PhD candidate at California School of Leadership and Management, Alliant International University in San Diego, CA. Joe is married to Florence Angeles Garbanzos. They have two sons, Anthony and Miguel. They are longtime residents of San Diego area.

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PANEL SESSION B SPEAKERS CARMENCITA “MENCHIE” QUESADA FULGADO, PHD UPAAA LIAISON 2015-’17, UPAAA PRESIDENT 1994-’99 “Implications in Balanced Life: The Rewards of Giving” Dr. Fulgado graduated from the University of Philippines in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology cum laude. She taught at the University of the East while applying to US graduate school. In 1963 she came to UC Berkeley as teaching assistant. With MA from the University of SF in 1966, she received her PhD in Counselor Education from the New York University in 1972. Her career in academia, both public and private, encompasses teaching, counseling, administration, research, writer/ columnist and editor-publisher of 3 coffee table books on MEMORIES. The coffee table books have raised a Scholarship Endowment Fund for UP, fund managed by UP Foundation Inc., which now has awardees in all 8 Constituent Units of the System, 37 scholars have been recipients. She is multi awarded, listed in Who’s Who of American Women, Marquis’ Who’s Who, Dictionary of International Biography, Cambridge England, Most Distinguished UP Alumna UPAAA ’98, Outstanding UP Alumni UPAA’99, TOFA, Washington DC awardee 2008, Excellence in Education: Filipino Asian American Chicago Hall of Fame 2016 awardee. She is married for 49 years, with 5 children, 2 grandchildren. A firm believer “It’s in giving that we receive” she’s not retired, rather… rewired, and definitely goal-oriented to this day: Do not let your life be like a shooting star which lights up the sky for a brief moment. Let your life be like the sun, which always burns brightly in the heavens. Bring light and warmth to all those on earth. Let your light shine.

RAQUEL “KELLIE” LALO SABAS - “Self Fulfillment Through Balancing Career & Family” MANAGER, GLOBAL ACCOUNTS, HELMSBRISCOE Kellie graduated from the University of Philippines in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Tourism Management. She migrated from the Philippines as a budding successful career woman who loves to travel and help women feel beautiful and confident about themselves. She moved to San Diego in 2011 to start a family and 6 years later, she is now a mother of two boys. She is working full time at a #1 Resort in Funner, CA, as well as, an independent meeting planner for a global site selection company, a volunteer on #aYogaCause. She is an officer of the National Association of Professional Women SD Chapter. "Balance is all about finding your happy medium. You can't have it all at the same time, one needs to prioritize:.” And yes, she still loves to see the world when her boys are 10-12 years old. “To me, balance means giving my family especially my two young boys their mommy time in the morning, while getting ready to school/work and spending some afternoon playtime in the backyard or just inside the house. It doesn’t matter if it’s five minutes or one hour. I have to make the time. My weekends are also all about my kids. We either go to one of the theme parks we have in SoCal, which I have annual passes. Alternately, I take them to the museums, parks or just the mall playground. Every time, I make it an event, I make sure they feel they are my priority because they are. After all, we parents do what we do, to give our children a balanced life.”

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PANEL SESSION B SPEAKERS RUBY LEAH ORDINARIO AGNIR - “The Arts for a Balanced Life” UPAAA VICE PRESIDENT, SOUTH 2011 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN ARTS & CULTURE Ruby Leah O. Agnir graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1959 with a Bachelor of Arts in Speech & Drama and from the Siliman University in 1971 with a Master of Arts in English Literature. She is a professional classical and church musician (retired), a community theater founder and director, and a published author of four books, including a book of her poetry and a book of her original plays. She belongs to American MENSA, along with husband Federico and their children. A church musician for 50-some years, she is a member of the American Guild of Organists and the American Choral Directors Association, and is currently the choir director and music coordinator of Atonement Lutheran Church in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Her presentation is based on what she has accomplished in her fields of expertise, stressing their effect on her own life and the people whose lives she had touched and continues to touch. They prove without a doubt that the arts contribute greatly to achieving a balanced life. “Existing brain research suggests that experiences in the arts – particularly extended musical experience -contribute to a fully functioning brain and body. The two acknowledged geniuses of all time, Einstein and Da Vinci, were both artists in addition to being scientists. Einstein was a musician and Da Vinci a painter, among other things. Theater, easily recognized as the most extensive of the arts, has a profound influence on one’s future life direction. Confidence, handling responsibility, the elevation of self-esteem to a high degree, the development of people-skills, unquestioning respect for authority, and commitment to working toward a common goal are manifest phases of an actor’s (and artist’s) personality, the essential result of the blending of arts and the cognitive skills.”

JOSE DAVID, MD - “ Burnout and Stress in Modern Life” UPAAA ELECTED LIAISON OFFICER, EAST 2015 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN MEDICINE Dr. David graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude, in 1979 and Doctor of Medicine in 1983. He is a Clinical Professor at Albany Medical College, President of the New York State Academy of Family Physicians 2008 -2009 and currently President of the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA). Every professional has a responsibility to maintain health and wellness, physicians included. His presentation will focus on defining burnout and associated risk factors, the principal components, strategies in preventing burnout, and in combating them. Personal tips too. “Preventing this imbalance in modern life, especially for hardworking physicians is also now one of the priorities of the American Medical Association, organized medical associations, hospitals and physician practices. We will review several recommendations including the need to get enough rests, sleep, find time to spend with families, friends, hobbies and the need for mindfulness therapy, and exercise. We will also discuss evidence-based research to combat burnout and how to be happier in life.”

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“THE HISTORY OF UPAAA – A PANEL DISCUSSION” CONNIE S. UY, MD, FAAP UPAAA PRESIDENT 1986-’87 Connie S. Uy, MD , received her Doctor of Medicine degree from U.P. in 1967 and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics. She is one of only eleven board certified pediatric nephrologists in New Jersey. Dr Uy is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of Pediatric Nephrology at the Rutgers- New Jersey Medical School. She served as the Acting Associate Dean for Student Affairs at NJMS in July 2005 to June 2006. Recipient of the UMDNJ’s University Master Educator Award , she was inducted into its Stuart cook Master Educators Guild. The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Foundation bestowed upon her the "Excellence in Teaching" Award and the students at New Jersey Medical School honored her with 11 "Golden Apple" Awards. Beyond her professional career, Dr. Uy provides leadership in organizations in which she feels she can make a difference. She was President of Nephrology Society of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical Women’s Association, Philippine-American Medical Society in New Jersey, Federation of Philippine Societies in New Jersey and Founding President of the Philippine Pediatric Society in America – New Jersey Chapter. Dr. Uy introduced the concept of regionalization to the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA), founded its pioneer chapter in New York/New Jersey and was its first female National President in 1987-1989. Now UPMASA has 16 chapters. As National President of the Philippine Pediatric Society in America, she established a restricted fund for educational grants for children of lepers in Palawan and the Philippine General Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department Fund. She served as National President of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America as well as National Secretary of the Association of Philippine Physicians in America (APPA) for five years and National Treasurer of the Philippine Economic and Cultural Endowment (PEACE) for 3 years. Dr. Uy has been a member of the notable boards of National Kidney Foundation, United Healthcare System Foundation, Medical Advisory Board of the National Kidney Foundation and the Council of Pediatric Nephrology and Urology in New York. Her current organizational affiliation is with the Philippine American Friendship Committee, Inc (PAFCOM) in her 3rd year as Chairperson of its Board. Dr. Uy was the first Filipina to receive the much-coveted "New Jersey Woman of Achievement" Award for her commitment in the areas of leadership, philanthropic support, community service, the arts, professional responsibilities and other service initiatives. .” joining the likes of former Governor Christine Todd Whitman, Althea Gibson, and Millicent Fenwick. Philippine President, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, presented her with the Presidential Award for Filipino Individuals and Organizations Overseas (Pamana ng Pilipino Award for Excellence and Distinction in Pediatric Nephrology and Service to the Filipino Community) in 2004. She was counted among the 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in America (Founders & Pioneers) in 2007 by Filipino Women’s Network. Dr. Uy was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award by UPMASA in 2006 and by the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society (UPMAS) in 2013. Other awards that she has received include the National Award for Nephrology by the National Kidney Foundation, American Medical Women’s Association Community Service for New Jersey, 2014 Outstanding Alumna for Professional Achievement in Medicine from UPAANJ, 2015 Distinguished Filipino Women in New York by the Philippine Consulate in New York and the 2015 International Women’s Day Honoree representing the Philippines given by the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York. Meantime, as Dr. Uy works harder, she finds more accomplished in family life than the rewards of her profession, Her husband of 45 years, Nestor, is a retired corporate accountant. Their three children are college-degree headliners and achievers as follows: Lawrence, a Bachelor’s degree holder in Operations and Research Engineering from Cornell University now works at Mt. Sinai Medical Center as a program analyst in the IT department; Darryl is the Director Of Admissions at Bates College, who graduated with a degree in Theater and English at Wesleyan University and Masters in Higher Education at Harvard University; Natalie graduated from Columbia University with a degree in Neurosciences and obtained her medical degree from New Jersey Medical School. She completed her pediatric residency at Yale- New Haven Medical Center, fellowship in pediatric nephrology at Children's Hospital at Montefiore, is presently an attending at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. Connie Uy is indeed an outstanding physician, excellent medical educator, dynamic administrator and a dedicated community leader.

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. "THE HISTORY·· OF UP AAA...:_ A PANEL ·01SCUSSION" PHOEBE .CABOTAJE ANDES . U�AA OF NEW JERS�Y, PAST PRESIDE�T'

· Ph�_e°be Andes. Ro,;,ero is � 'i�achelor �f Science i� ·Nursing grad�ate fro�· the Universjty of Philip'pines College ofNursirig and hold;; a Master bf Arts froo;J Teachers College, Columbia University in NYC. She is. a retired associate professor i� nursing having taught ·_in academia for the past 40 years in varioi_,s nursing programs. Phoebe has held leadership position in professional, civic, politi,cal, · school and ch�rch . organization's. ··she. wa� the 1st. President. of _the · Philippine Nur�es Assoeiation in NJ ir 1976, 2nd President 9f the Philippine Nurses.Associatio'n in.-Arnerica1 1982-84, ·with. current paid rnernb'ershi"p of rno�e than '4,00·0 nurses: and 1st 'i>resi'dent of the Philippine Nurses Association: in Arneri�� Fou1i<lation· in 20of. Sl:le is cr'edited·'for initiativ.�s to i1n°prove the positiv_� !!,:,,:=:!I image and the well-oeing of the Philippine American Nurses.· - Other '\eadership positioris iri_clude being -presidents of the following . organizations: U.P. Alumni Association ofNJ, The Federation of Philippine Societies in NJ, UP Nursing Alumni of the Eastern Bo�rd, ·Asiao Arnerican Pol)tical Coalition of NJ, S9lano USA (Nueva Vizca. ya). She. was a:· rnembe� of· t�e NJ State Board ofNu�sing� appointed by then 9overnor,Florio. She pai:ticipated .in Medical Miss. ions, a homeless volunteer, and Council ofMinisfries of the Wesley United Methodist Church 'in S<:iuth Plainfield. . "Phoebe has �orked as Director of Nursing Horn"e, Practkai School of Nursing, Head Nurse and H " orne Health :Cornn'iunity Nurs.�. She ·h'osted· exchange sJudentl;;frorn'Brazil and ..Spain ai1d ho'used a Viet9arnese 'Refugee. She is-� recipient of myriad awards, citation and honoring dinner, among which is· the "Most Distinguished Award in Leadership". by the UP Nursing Alumni Found_ation, Banaag,- Philippirie Presidential Award for_ Outstanding Filipino Overseas, and Don and Diva Award by the lnstitute ofNursing New Jersey State ofNurses to name a few. She has 2 married childre_n, Edwin.and Pam, and five.beautifut' grandchild_ren.. She is rn'artied to D_r. Florenti. no Romero, a gr.aduate, practicing veterinary medicine in Queens, ,friend of Dr. Arsenio 0 · · NY. Phoebe is a family · Talingdan, the Founding Preside.nt ofUPAA in America.

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degree in Nur�ing . Luzvimill(;la Sapin Gonzalez Micapalo obtained her . B.aohefor's . fro1u 'the Un!versicy of the· Philipp!nes i1,1 1958. and a �1aster'� degre.e · in professional _studies._ in Health Gare Aarninisjration from Loqg lslan·9 Universit,y . C.W Post College in New Yor_k in 1975. She attended_ New York University for he·r graduate studies and certificate in Oncology Nursing. She came to the·us in 1959 and worked at �ernorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Yi�iting Nurse Service, in New York . In J 963, she joined Cabrini Medical Center in NYC and· retired as vice presid'ent of Patient Services ar\d Hospital Operations in' l �96. . ,. Lu'.? became_ involvep ,with. UPAAA_ in" 198\ �)ld �o-found°ed the WAA- . New York on .Qecernber 16, 1981 with ,Natalia Garnit Ritter anq Carlos Garcia' as its First President. "S° he bec�rne, the 2 °d Pres1dent of UPAA N�w y erk in 1984 .;th 1986. She was the 4 UPAAA President from 1988 - 1991. She has contin.ued to be involved with . the UPAAA holding various pos,_tions such as,-UPAAA._Historian 2005 ; ·201i., 2013, 2015,-2017; UPAAA Chair Awaras Committee 2007, 2009, 2011; UPAAA Co-Chair 2013- Convention in Las Vegas; UPAAA Chair Journal . . . Coinriiittee 20_13; and l}PAA.A Treasu�er 2013. . . Continued on -next page ... �-

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“THE HISTORY OF UPAAA – A PANEL DISCUSSION” ROMULO F. AQUINO, PHD UPAAA PRESIDENT 2011-’13 2011 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & PROTECTION Romy, as he is fondly called by his friends, finished his undergraduate degree in UP College of Public Health (formerly Hygiene), Cum Laude, in 1972, UP Manila. He became a faculty member of the Dept. of Environmental and Occupational Health (formerly Public Health Engineering) immediately after his graduation. He later completed his graduate studies (MS/PhD) in the University of Michigan School of Public Health and Rackham School of Graduate Studies (Environmental Health Sciences, 1978/1982, Ann Arbor, Michigan) under the auspices of World Health Organization (as fellow) and UM School of Public Health. He returned to UP in 1982 to teach as Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. Back in the US, Romy was active in the local UP Alumni Association in Michigan (UPAAM) as a member and officer. He was awarded the 2011 Distinguished Alumnus in Environmental Health and Protection by UPAAA, Inc. He was subsequently elected president of the UPAAA, Inc. in 2011-2013. During his term, he spearheaded the donation of scholarship money to benefit under-served U.P. campuses like UP Mindanao, UP Visayas, and UP Baguio and the donation of UPAAA, Inc. seed money (collated from 3 previous UPAAA administrations) for the creation of UPAAA professorial chair. After Romy’s retirement from professional practice in Michigan and from New York City Department of Environmental Protection, he has continued to serve UP as an alumni abroad and as visiting professor in the UP College of Public Health.

LUZ SAPIN GONZALEZ MICABALO, BSN, MPS, HCA, RN UPAAA PRESIDENT, 1988-’91

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Luz is a recipient of many awards from UPAAA including 1985 UPAAA Service Awards as UPAA-NY President, 1997 UPAAA Community Service Award, 2008 UPAA (Diliman) International Alumni Award, 2008 UPCN International Award during the UP Centennial celebration at the Araneta Colosseum in 2008. Luz’s other awards include the BANAAG Award “for her exceptional leadership in the promotion of Philippine culture and heritage appreciation in the Filipino American Community of New York and Nevada” given by former Philippine President Benigno Aquino in 2012 and 1994 Outstanding Asian American given by former New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Luz is the founding president of Philippine American Charity Foundation Inc. in 2001, a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, whose mission is to raise funds for the less fortunate people and victims of disasters in the US and the Philippines. She volunteers with local nonprofit organization in feeding the homeless and victims of domestic abuse. She was greatly involved with the annual Philippine Independence Day celebration in New York since 1992 and as Chairman in 1996. In 1996, she was appointed as chairman of the Philippine Centennial Coordinating Council N.E. by former Philippine Vice President Salvador Laurel , to celebrate the Philippine Centennial in 1998. In 2000, she and her husband Dr. Zosimo E. Micabalo retired in Las Vegas from New York. They are involved in Gawad Kalinga as Village Builders and have joined the annual medical missions in the Philippines since 1991.

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CLARITA V. RAMOS ( TARIT ) PHILIPPINE CHAMBER RONDALLA OF NEW JERSEY

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Clarita V. Ramos graduated from UP with AB in English and BS in Education. She taught Grammar and Composition at the American School and FEATI University in Manila; English, Spanish, and conversational French in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Benedictine School in Linden, and Literature and Language Arts at Linden High School, New Jersey. She served the UPAA-NJ in different capacities under various terms and as president from 1993 to 1996. Some highlights during her term were the incorporation of UPAA-NJ, hosting a dinner reception for the UP Diliman Debating Team that participated in the International Debate at Princeton University, a successful book drive for UP Los Banos, and a substantial financial donation to the UP main library. Tarit held two in-service workshops and took the group on an educational/cultural trip to Montreal and Ottawa, Canada. She directed the UP Alumni Choir and was the UP Alumni and Friends Rondalla’s first elected president which she held for ten years. The Rondalla received grants for seven years from the NJ State Council on the Arts, and became the major fund raiser of UPAA-NJ. Tarit is a recipient of Lifetime Achievement Award from UPAAA, Presidential and Community Service Awards from UPAA-NJ, as well as Leadership, Cultural, and Bayanihan awards from the Federation of Philippine Societies in New Jersey, Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League, and NAFAA. Her deep passion for music and appreciation of our beautiful Philippine folk art convinced her, along with likeminded rondallistas, to pursue their vision and aim to set performance techniques to a higher standard. Thus, the formation of the Philippine Chamber Rondalla which she headed from 2004-2016. Tarit's zest for playing more musical instruments didn't end with the piano and the bandurria. A member of the North Jersey Harp Chapter, Bedside Harp, Inc. and the American Harp Society, she's a certified master harp therapist at some Central New Jersey's Assisted Living Centers and Nursing Homes. Outside of her music engagements and involvement with non profit organizations, Tarit is enjoying her retirement with her daughter and two grandchildren.

LARA MENESES GREGORY, LLB, UP LAW ‘92 Lara Gregory is a member of Class 1992 of the UP College of Law and did post graduate at Harvard Law School. She worked at one of the most prestigious law firms in the Philippines, PECABAR as well as served as the Counsel for the Demutuatlization of the Philippine Stock Exchange. She is a practicing attorney in New York, a certified fraud prevention expert and lives in Astoria with her husband and their dog.

LOURDES “LUDY” PAYUMO-CORRALES, MBA UPAA NEW JERSEY Ludy Corrales is a 1970 BS in Business Administration, major in Accounting upaa—New Jersey graduate from the UP Diliman. She was a Certified Public Accountant in the Philippines. When Ludy migrated to the United States in 1972, she pursued her Masters in Business Administration, major in Finance and graduated from the Fordham University, Lincoln Center, NYC. Ludy held major responsibilities in Auditing, Management Advisory Services, Accounting, Finance and Project Management in various multinational corporations such as Carlos Valdez Inc, CPA’s in the Philippines, Johnson and Johnson in New Brunswick, NJ, and ITT Defense in Nutley, NJ. In 1992, Ludy joined the mortgage industry and in 1996, formed her own mortgage lending company. She was the first Filipina mortgage banker in the New York/New Jersey area. Ludy was very active in the community over a period of 37 years. To name a few, Ludy was Past President of the UPAA-NJ, Past National Treasurer of NAFFAA (National Federation of Fil-Am Associations) under Loida Lewis’s administration, Past President of the Federation of Philippine Societies in NJ (FOPSNJ), Past Overall Chairperson and Grand Marshal of the Philippine American Friendship Committee, Inc. (PAFCOM) in Jersey City. Currently, she is the President of Kayumanggi Chorale, Inc., a premier choral group in the tri-state area. Ludy is married to Roy Corrales for 45 years and resides in Basking Ridge, NJ. They have 2 daughters, Carol Corrales and Christine Corrales-Singh, son-in-law, Christopher Singh and a 6-month old grandson, Michael Caden Corrales Singh. 35


MODERATORS FLOR YALONG PHILIPPINE CHAMBER RONDALLA OF NEW JERSEY Flor graduated from the University of the Philippines with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. She is an Information Technology Project Manager and Business Analyst. She has served the U.P. Alumni Association New Jersey Chapter as a Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice-President under various administrations. Her key accomplishments in these capacities include organizing an art exhibit/auction of works by NY-NJ alumni visual artists. She also co-organized the first Filipino American walkathon cum health fair in Jersey City. Flor is an enthusiast of the fine arts, being a scholar graduate of the Philippine High School for the Arts. In the United States, she has been a chorister for the New York Grand Opera, New Jersey State Opera, Pro Arte Chorale as well as distinguished Filipino American choirs, Kayumanggi Chorale and The New York Consort. Flor plays the la-ud for the Philippine Chamber Rondalla of New Jersey. As an instrumentalist, she has worked intimately with Michael Dadap, whose lecture she will be moderating the Q&A session.

NORA QUESADA-CATIIS, MBA UPAA OF NEW JERSEY PAST PRESIDENT Nora “Norie” Quesada-Catiis has been an active member of UPAA-New Jersey since 1981, serving in various officer capacities through the past 36 years, including as Past President and now, an active member of the Board. Norie’s UP affiliation is as a UP High School, Diliman 1961 graduate. After a year of University College at U.P., she migrated to the United States as a permanent resident, joining her mother in California. She earned an Associate in Arts degree from the City College of San Francisco, a Business Management degree from the University of California in Berkeley, a Master of Business (International Business; Finance) degree from New York University and various finance-based certificates. In 2003, Norie retired after a diversified 35 yearcareer in international lending and investment banking, and now commits herself to serving and making a difference in the community. Since 2005, she has been a Human Relations Commissioner for Franklin, New Jersey; Member and a Community Service Awardee for the Somerset County Cultural Diversity Coalition and Member of the Franklin Interfaith Council. Aside from being avid travelers, she and husband Roly are active members of the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey’s Filipino Apostolate Choir and enjoy being part of UPAA-New Jersey Singing Group’s fund-raising events.

JOVENIA SORIANO CELO, MD Dr. Celo graduated from the UP College of Medicine in 1978 and completed one year of rotating internship at the UP-PGH. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Public Health in UP, and is an alumna of the UP Elementary School and the UP High School. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is Board-Certified in Medical Oncology and Hematology. All her postgraduate training was obtained in the United States. She was in private practice in Medical Oncology and Hematology in New Jersey from 1994 to 2014 and is now enjoying retirement from active medical practice. She is married to Eduardo Mallorca Celo, DVM, UP, and has two sons. They are both actively involved in charitable activities in the Philippines. Her parents were faculty members of UP and all her six siblings are graduates of UP.

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GALA NIGHT 2017 6:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Dress Code: Formal, preferably Philippine Master of Ceremonies: Joe Santos Disc Jockey: Noel Gamboa BALLROOM OPENS GRACE: The Rev. Dr. Federico Agnir DINNER GALA PROGRAM STARTS Welcome Speech Ruby Leah O. Agnir, Gala Chair Singing of the National Anthems “Lupang Hinirang” (everyone please join) “Star-Spangled Banner” (solo by Joe Santos) PARADE OF THE JUBILARIANS - Nardz Santos, Chair Singing of the UP Songs (everyone please join) “UP Beloved” “UP Alumnay sa Amerika” DANCE – led by Jubilarians to be joined by everyone MUSICAL INTERLUDE “Damdamin” by Buencamino, Sr. - Roy Coloma , pianist 2017 UPAAA Distinguished Alumnus Awardee in Arts and Culture, 2017 RECOGNITION AND PRESENTATION OF 2017 DISTINGUISHED AWARDEES Dr. Francisco Sy, Chair DANCE – led by Awardees to be joined by everyone MUSICAL INTERLUDE “Anak Dalita” by Santiago - Aida Gamboa, soprano Distinguished Alumnus Awardee in Music Education, 2017 Roy Coloma, accompanist INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS FOR 2017-2019 Introductory Remarks by Rev. Dr. Federico Agnir Chair, COMELEC Opening Remarks by UP President DANILO CONCEPCION UP and Installing Officer INSTALLATION CEREMONY Remarks by UPAAA President 2017-2019 Remarks by Nelsie Parrado, Outgoing UPAAA President 2015-2017 DANCE – led by newly installed Officers to be joined by everyone DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE DANCE WINNERS OF SILENT AUCTION AND RAFFLE Ruth Guerrero and Josie Aparri, in charge (will be announced sporadically throughout the evening) 12:30 a.m. GOOD NIGHT 

THE GALA COMMITTEE Chair: Ruby Agnir Co-Chair: Daisy Macadaeg, UPAANJ Liaisons: Gloria Calonge Emma Aquino Members: Josephine Aparri, Orlando Rubio, Edith Donaldson, Wilhelmina Rubio, Ruth Guerrero, Robert Shroder, Don Guerrero, Presciola Villasin, Imelda Mutuc .Miriam Riedmiller 37


U.P. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IN AMERICA, INC. HONORS -T;HE UP �LUMNI 20.17 JUBILARH\.NS.

Diamond ........... 195'7., 1958. Edith Lorraine Donaldson Luzviminda Sapin Gonzalez Micabalo Cynthia J. Jameson

AB Eriglish '58' BS Nursing'58 BS Chemistry '58

Emerald ............ 1962, 1963 Edita M. Batad Corazon D. Banks Mercedes Fortales Bautista Anastacia Directo Bersamin Aurelia Q. Cruz Vida F. Dalo Perla Dizon (Miranda) Luisa N. Munoz Aida Ravelo Peck Maria Teresa Rodriguez Josefina V. Sabile Chita Reyes Salazar

General Nursing'62 General Nursing'62 BA Public Admin'istration'62· General Nursing'62 General Nursing'62 General Nursing '62, BS Nursing 71 General Nursing'62 General Nursing'62 General Nursing'62 General Nursing'62 General Nursing'62 General Nursing'62

Gold ................... 1967, 1968 Adelaida Chan Albarracin Emma N. Aquino Norberto Aquino Fe Dizon Baun Celia A. Blando Alejandro M. Blando Lucila Valcos Bouye Eduardo M. Celo Jovenia Soriano Celo, MD Roy Coloma Marie Antoinette Evangelista Anita Ortega Jongco, MD Bienvenido Jongco, MD Lenore R A Lim Delila I. Lojo Saguday Madriaga Murillo Juanita Santos Nacu, EdD Ignacia San Agustin Ocampo Nelsie Tabudlong Parrado Aida Bilog Sambat Zenaida Mendoza Sarmiento Felicitas F. Santiago, MD Connie S. Uy, MD Simeon A. Sevandal, MD

General Nursing'67 BS Pharmacy'67 General Nursing'67 General Nursing'67 BS Hygiene'68 AB Pol. Science '65, BS Foreign Service'67 General Nursing'67 Doctor of Veterinary �edicine'68 BS Hygiene '68, Doctor of Medicine '78 (Ruby) BS Physics '67 BS Pre-Med '68, AB Euro1;>ean Languages'85 Doctor of Medicine'68 Doctor of Medicine'68 BA Fine Arts '67 BS Hygiene'68 General Nursing'67 General Nursing '67, BS Nursing'68 BS Hygiene'68 BS Hygiene'68 General Nursing'67 General Nursing'67 BS Pre-Med '68, Doctor of Medicine '72 (Sapphire) Doctor of Medicine'67 BS '68, Doctor of Medicine '72 (Sapphire)

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U.P. ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IN AMERICA, INC. HONORS THE UP ALUMNI 2017JUBILARIANS Sapphire………….. 1972, 1973 Romulo F. Aquino, PhD Tess M. Arzadon Joe Garbanzos Leonarda Zafra Santos Evaristo T. Valbuena Fleur De Lys Coloma Pichay Lourdes B. Sevandal, DDS

BS Hygiene/Public Health ‘72 BS Nursing BA Mass Communication/Journalism General Nursing ‘72 BS Architecture ‘ 73 BS ‘73 Doctor of Dentistry ‘72

Ruby................. 1977, 1978 Sonia T. Delen Cordelia Guloy Gow Ann Maureen Rouhi Ana Isabela Parcon

BS ‘77 BS Statistics ‘78 BS ’76, MS “78 BS BA ‘81

Coral................ .1982, 1983 Maria Victoria M. Acosta Jose M. David, MD Ricardo M. Dira Carmela A. Koon Paul Jeffrey L Parcon Alexander Sy Lourdes Santos Tancinco

BS Business Administration BS ’79, Doctor of Medicine ‘83 ROTC ’83, AB Economics ‘85 BS Zoology ‘86 BS Biological Science ‘82 BS Biology ’82, Doctor of Medicine ‘86 AB ’82, Bachelor of Laws ’87 (Pearl)

Pearl................. 1987, 1988 Susan Pineda Mercado, MD MPH’94

BA Philosophy ’79, Doctor of Medicine ’87,

Platinum................... 1997, 1998 Orlando Mercado, PhD

BA Political Science, MA Communication ’97, PhD.

Crystal...................... 2002, 2003 Raquel Lalo Sabas Michael Angelo B. Belonio Mariam P. Suson

BS Tourism ‘03 BS Accountancy ‘02 BS Accountancy ‘02

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UP ALUMNAY SA AMERIKA (Berso # 1) UP alumnay kaming lahat Katulad nami'y yamang likas Sa Pamantasang Pilipinas Kami'y hinubog maging pantas lniaalay naming wagas Ay karunungang isang hiyas.

(Karo) UP alumnay sa Amerika Magsama-sama't magkaisa Sa bawa't isip at gawa Luntiang tunay at pula Hindi kukupas ang sigla Hanggang mapawi ang hininga.

(Berso # 2) UP alumnay kaming lahat Ibang dagat man kami napadpad Ang lagi naming hinahangad Ang pamantasan ay lumakas Ang handog namin sa lahat

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2017 UPAAA AWARDEES

REV. FEDERICO I. AGNIR, EDD DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN PASTORAL MINISTRY AND EDUCATION

Rev. Dr. Agnir is highly committed in making a difference in pastoral ministry and education. Long- time residents of Wesley Chapel, Florida, he and wife, Ruby, are very actively involved in the Trinity Church of Wesley Chapel as well as the Atonement Lutheran Church of Wesley Chapel. Additionally, he is a monthly entertainer and communion celebrant at the West Winds Assisted Living Facility, Zephyrhills, Florida. While remaining to be actively involved in the community, he recently published his first book, a story of his life entitled “When God Calls: A Faith-Journey Autobiography” and is now working on a second book, an anthology of his sermons. He earned degrees from the University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Arts, 1959); Silliman University (Master of Divinity, magna cum laude 1968); Syracuse University (Master of Arts in Communication, 1972) and University of Massachusetts (Doctor of Education, 1989). Before migrating with his family to the US, he served as assistant pastor/assistant chaplain at the Church of the Risen Lord in the U.P. Diliman campus, was Advisor for U.P. Christian Youth Movement (UPCYM) and a professor at Silliman University. In addition to his pastoral ministry in various churches and faith-based organizations, Rev. Dr. Agnir volunteers in fund-raisers for reunions, alumni groups and community organizations. His expertise in microcomputers merited him a 1985 IBM award for writing a decision-making program for public speaking students and for a number of years now, he as well as wife Ruby and daughter Mirla, are members of the exclusive high IQ American Mensa Society.

LAUREANO D. ASICO, DVM DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Dr. Asico is currently a Research Assistant Professor at George Washington University School of Medicine. He conducted research at Children’s National Medical Center, Georgetown University Medical Center and University of Maryland School of Medicine. His main research focuses on the cause(s) of essential hypertension. It was initially recognized as an adult-onset disorder. Lately, there have been indications that early predictors and predisposing factors can be found in the young. These genetic dysfunctions coupled with other environmental factors and particular lifestyle (i.e. high salt intake) has been zeroed in as the cause of hypertension. The dysfunction of the natriuretic system, particularly the elimination of salt, as in the action of the renal dopaminergic system, has been highly implicated. Dopamine is a hormone whose effect on its receptor regulates water and salt homeostasis by inhibiting salt transport in the nephron. For more than two decades, Dr. Asico has studied the action of dopamine (with heavy emphasis on the kidney), in the regulation of blood pressure. He has expanded his research into the determination of the main organs for dopamine action (i.e. renal transplantation between transgenic and wild type mice) as well as gene knockdowns through the use of gene silencing oligonucleotides to target particular organ receptors. He has recently developed novel surgical approaches of targeting specific organs (i.e. stomach-via the celiac artery and the individual kidney via the sub-capsular and retrograde ureteral systems). As a co-investigator on several NIH-funded grants, he has pioneered the groundwork for several proposed projects including the long established but never fully explained gastro-renal reflex. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Asico graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in BS Biology in 1977 and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1981. 41


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2017 UPAAA AWARDEES ELIZABETH Y. FONG- DE LEON, MD, FAAP DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN NEONATOLOGY & COMMUNITY SERVICE Dr. Fong-de Leon is the Chief of Neonatology, Virtua and Medical Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). She is an Attending Neonatologist, NICU, Virtua Voorhees Special Care Nursery, Virtua Memorial. She is a Clinical Associate Faculty at the University of Pennsylvania and was an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at UMDNJ/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Fong-de Leon was the President of the Philippine Community of Southern New Jersey Inc. from 2014 to 2016. She was President, University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society of America (UPMASA) Delaware Valley Chapter from1986 to 1988. She was a member of a medical mission to Calapan, Mindoro, Philippines in 2017. She is an active member of various hospital committees including the Virtua Women’s Leadership Committee, Virtua Pediatrics Leadership Committee, CHOPVirtua Pediatric Steering Committee, and Pediatrics Advisory Council. She is a Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Philadelphia Perinatal Society and Fellow, Thomas Bond Society, Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Fong-de Leon has received numerous awards including the Virtua 2015 President’s Award, Top Doc NJ Monthly Magazine, SJ Magazine from 2008 to 2014, the 2010 March of Dimes Award of Excellence, the Virtua SuperSTAR Team Award in 2007 and 2013, and the 1987 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Pediatrics at Cooper Hospital. She graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in B.S. Pre-Med cum laude in 1971 and the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1975.

AIDA GAMBOA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN MUSIC EDUCATION Aida Gamboa is a voice teacher and choir conductor at John Adams Middle School in Edison, New Jersey and cantor at St. Cecelia’s Church in Iselin, New Jersey. She is an active member of the New Jersey Music Education and the American Choral Directors Association. She has performed in numerous concerts including at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, to name only a few. Her commitment to music education is unique. Aside from her previous employment as music teacher at St. Helena’s School, St. Francis Cathedral School, Woodbrook School and John Adams Primary School, Aida has served as Music Director for the Filipino Families and Friends of North Edison youth summer camp since its inception more than 15 years ago. As time permits, she coaches many community choir groups. Aida obtained her Bachelor in Music and Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance and Music Education from the University of the Philippines. She taught voice in U.P. until 1992 and also worked as Chairman of the Voice Department of St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. She was a member of the multi-awarded and world-renowned U.P. Madrigal Singers (MADZ), training under its founder, Andrea Veneracion. In recognition of her contributions to music and music education, Aida has been multi-awarded, among the recent ones being 2014 Outstanding Classical Performing Artist Award from PACCAL (Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League); 2014 Outstanding Alumna (Education) from UPAA-NJ; 2015 New Jersey Master Music Teacher from NJ Music Educators’ Association; and 2015 New Jersey Governor’s Award in Arts Education.

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CYNTHIA J. JAMESON, PHD DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN CHEMISTRY AND SCIENCE EDUCATION

Dr. Cynthia J. Jameson is Professor Emerita of Chemistry at University of Illinois Chicago. She earned her BS degree from the University of the Philippines in 1958 and her PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in1963. She was Visiting Scholar at Cambridge University, 1978 & 1985, at Oxford University, 1992-93, and at University of Milan-Bicocca, 2007. She was a Program Officer for Experimental Physical Chemistry, National Science Foundation, 1990-91, and Miller Visiting Professor, University of California, Berkeley, 2002. Dr. Jameson has contributed significantly to a fundamental understanding of the NMR chemical shift as a molecular electronic property. One characteristic of Jameson’s work is her interest in general trends and overarching relationships, not just specific systems. Her contributions have usually involved providing the basis for a fundamental understanding of a limited body of data, and on this basis, predicting a systematic global pattern which emerges much later. Dr. Jameson’s studies of distribution and dynamic behavior of adsorbed species in what had been traditionally called “microporous” solids addresses a topical problem of both basic and technological importance. Actually the pores are in the nano-scale. What makes this research unusual is the combination of a detailed molecular level understanding of the fundamental processes with an awareness of the relevance of the results to potential technological applications. Her prior work focused on zeolite NaA, a well-characterized crystalline system. Dr. Jameson’s lab has determined directly the distribution of Xe atoms in the cavities of a microporous solid by observing individually the trapped clusters Xe, Xe2, Xe3, and Xe8 in NMR. The chemical shifts of the clusters vary with temperature as they undergo changes in configurations within the cavities.

LENORE RAQUEL-SANTOS LIM 2017 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN ARTS AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Lenore has a strong passion and commitment to art education and art printing, producing prints and promoting the art of printmaking and everything about Philippine Art. Aside from this Outstanding Alumna Award, Lenore is a UPAAA’s 2017 Golden Jubilarian, having graduated from U.P. in 1967 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts. She has also attended printmaking courses in New York’s School of Visual Arts and Robert Blackburn Printmaking. She has taught Art in various capacities: at U.P. College of Fine Arts, UN School in New York, Place des Artes in Canada, Mobile County Public School in Alabama and International School in Manila. Her works of art have been displayed as solo or group exhibits, in the US, Canada, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Among her numerous awards of distinction are as UPAA Diliman’s Outstanding Professional Awardee for Fine Arts; the Pamana ng Pilipino Award;100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the US and Women’s Achievers Award by PACCAL (Pan American Concerned Citizens Action League. Aside from being a past President of UPAA in Canada, she was President of the Society of Philippine American Artist in America, Inc. where she remains to have an active role. In 2006, she founded the Lenore RS Lim Foundation for the Arts, Philippines, her social advocacy to develop and promote Filipino artists in the US and the Philippines. She continues to work closely with the UP College of Fine Arts by holding art and art technique workshops for its faculty and students. 44


2017 UPAAA AWARDEES EVELYN MANDAC, SOPRANO DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN MUSIC Evelyn Mandac graduated magna cum laude from the University of the Philippines College of Music. She studied at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio under a full scholarship and completed her Master’s degree at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City as a Rockefeller full scholar. She is included in the International Who's Who in Music & Musicians' Directory (13th Edition, 1992/93). Since her 1968 US debut in Mobile, Alabama in Orff's Carmina Burana, Evelyn had wellacclaimed performances with most eminent singers, either in opera or in concert: soprano Brigitte Nilsson, tenors Richard Tucker, Jan Peerce, Placido Domingo, Swedish baritone Hakan Hagegard, mezzo sopranos Marilyn Horne, Jennie Tourel, Shirley Barrett and Marion Lippert. In 1975, she performed at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House as Lauretta in Puccini Gianni Schicchi. The only Filipina, thus far, to perform at the Met, she had lead roles in more than 20 operas staged at the Met and other major opera houses in Europe and North America. Her engagements have included international festivals such as England’s Glyndebourne, Austria’s Salzburg and Helburn, Italy’s Ravinia, and appearances in Toulouse, Turin, Rome and Geneva, etc. She has sung with some of the world’s most eminent singers. She sang the operatic roles of Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme, Manon in Massenet’s Manon, Princess Liu in Puccini’s Turandot, Micaela in Georges Bizet’s Carmen, Melisande in Debussy’s Pelleas et Melisande, Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto, Leila in G. Bizet’s Les Pecheures de Perles and Inez in Meyerbeer’s L’ Africana. Her lighter roles include Lauretta in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Anna in Verdi’s Falstaff, Norina in Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, Sophie in Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier, Mozart’s Der Zauberflöte and Le Nozze di Figaro.

SUSAN PINEDA MERCADO, MD, MPH DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN GLOBAL HEALTH Dr. Mercado is a global health expert with over 15 years of work experience with the World Health Organization (WHO). She is the current Director of the first Division of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) and Health through the Life-Course in the WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific. As Director, she has steered the consensus-building process that resulted in Member States guidance documents on high-priority public health programs and captured the shared vision of 36 countries and areas for the focus and direction of this Division. These guidance documents have all been endorsed by the WHO Regional Committee for the Western Pacific. She is an ethical leader and champion of health promotion, community health, women and children’s health, tobacco control, urban health, disaster preparedness and resilience, and mental health in emergencies. She is a management expert in large health organizations with extensive national experience as Deputy Minister of Health (Undersecretary) and Chief of Staff, Department of Health, Philippines, handling portfolio of health sector reform, public health systems development and international health cooperation. She is a radio and television host, media presenter, producer, columnist, professorial lecturer (medicine/humanities/philosophy), grassroots trainor, researcher, theater and drama teacher. She has received many awards including the 2017 “100 Most Influential Filipina Women in the World” Award Category: Innovator and Thought Leader from Filipina Women’s Network, USA, the 1998 “Women Helping Women” Award from Soroptimist International, and the 1995 Ten Outstanding Physicians in Community Service (TOPICS) from the Auxiliary of the Philippine Medical Association. Dr. Mercado earned 3 academic degrees from the University of the Philippines: the Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy, Magna cum laude in 1979, the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1987 and Master’s in Public Health (MPH) degree in 1994. 45


2017 UPAAA AWARDEES PATRICIO F. REYES, MD DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN NEUROSCIENCE AND PUBLIC AWARENESS Dr. Reyes is the Director of the Traumatic Brain Injury and Alzheimer’s Disease & Cognitive Disorders Clinics at Phoenix Veterans Administration Healthcare System in Phoenix, Arizona. He is Co-Founder, Chief Medical Officer and Chairman, Scientific Advisory Board of Yuma Therapeutics Inc. in Boston, MA, Chief Technology Officer and Medical Advisory Board Member, Premier Biomedical Inc., Chief Medical Officer and Board Member, Retired NFL Players Association. He was Professor of Neurology/Neuropathology at Thomas Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He was Professor of Neurology, Pathology and Psychiatry, and Deputy Chair, Department of Neurology and Director, Center for Aging, Alzheimer’s Disease and Neurodegenerative Disorders and Brain Bank at Creighton University School of Medicine. He served as Associate Editor, Frontiers in Sport Neurology, American Academy of Neurology, and as Associate Editor, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. He has published and made numerous presentations on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and related disorders. He has received numerous grants and awards including the 2005 Donald M. Palatucci Advocacy Leadership Forum Award from the American Academy of Neurology, the 2006 Centennial Awardee for Research from U.P. College of Medicine, the 2009 Distinguished Educator Award from American Association of Professional Ringside Physicians, 2011UPMASA Lifetime Achievement Award, 2011 and 2012 Best Doctors of America (Neurology), 2013 Balik Scientist Award from the Philippine Dept. of Science and Technology, 2016 Physician of the Year from Filipino American Association of Arizona. Dr. Reyes graduated from the University of the Philippines with a BS degree in 1966 and the M.D. degree in 1971.

ANN MAUREEN ROUHI, MS, PHD DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA LEADERSHIP IN SCIENCE COMMUNICATION Dr. Rouhi is the Director of Communications of the College of Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), Atlanta. She develops and implements effective communication strategies for seven units of the college to ensure proper internal and external communications of the college. Dr. Rouhi previously served in different managerial and editorial positions, including Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Editor-in-Chief for Chemical and Engineering News (C&EN), and Director of Editorial and Business Development for C&EN Asia. C&EN reports current events in the chemistry enterprise, including recent advances in research, education, industry, funding, and regulatory policy. Its audited circulation is approximately 129,000, and it is produced by staff based in Washington, DC, Edison, NJ, Berlin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, and Oakland, California. She received B.S. and M.S. degrees in agricultural chemistry from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, and a PhD in chemistry from the University of London. Her professional experience includes independent research and teaching in the Philippines and in Iran, scholarly publishing, journalism, and news organization management. She began her career in scholarly publishing as a copy editor trainee at the American Society for Microbiology and her career in journalism as a production editor at C&EN. Dr. Rouhi’s leadership and management skills were honed by 27 years of service at the American Chemical Society, a nonprofit professional organization with a multidisciplinary membership of more than 154,000 chemists and chemical engineers. 46


2017 UPAAA AWARDEES SIMEON A. SEVANDAL, JR., MD DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN MEDICAL MISSION AND HUMANITARIAN ACTIVITIES Dr. Sam Sevandal is a retired physician with training in internal medicine. He has demonstrated strong leadership and commitment in medical, humanitarian and charitable activities including serving as President, Philippine Medical Association of Chicago in 2013; President, UPMASA Chicago Chapter in 2008, and as Chairman, Information Dissemination Committee, Mu Sigma Phi Foundation. As President of Surigao Association of Illinois, 2 terms, 1997-99 and 2014-2016, he led on five (5) occasions’ three-day medical missions to Surigao del Norte province, during the years: 1997, 1999, 2005, 2007, and 2015. He raised money for Yolanda typhoon relief in 2012. He initiated a scholarship program for deserving college students from 1999-2004 in Surigao City. As President of UPMASA Chicago Chapter, he held a fundraising (Dance Fest VI) which completed the fund to form a professorial chair for his classmate Dr. Magdalena Cruz-Palileo and donated money to PGH indigent fund and a Chicago homeless shelter on 71st and Kedzie. He joined the PMAC-UPMASA Medical Mission in Calumpit, Bulacan, 2001 and the UPMASA Medical Mission in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental in 2006. As President of Philippine Medical Association of Chicago, he led the medical mission in Surigao in January 2013. He raised funds for the carabao-dispersal program for the Mangyans in Mindoro and to the Teachers’ Development Program in Tagkawayan Quezon in April 2013. He has received many awards including 2007 Outstanding Surigaonon Award, Metro Rotary Club of Surigao, 2012 Humanitarian Awards Little Company of Mary Hospital Chicago Illinois, 2013 Humanitarian Award, Philippine Lions Club of Chicago, 2014 Golden Humanitarian Award by Philippine –American Social Service, Chicago and 2017 Outstanding Community Service Award, UPMASA. Dr. Sevandal graduated from UP with BS degree in 1968 and MD degree in 1972B.

ALEXANDER SY, MD, MBA, FCCP, FACP, FAASM DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN PULMONARY MEDICINE & MEDICAL EDUCATION Dr. Alexander Sy is a Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest University. He is the Director, Intermediate Care Unit at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was a Professor of Internal Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He was an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine, American Board of Critical Care Medicine and the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine and serves as a peer reviewer for several scientific journals including: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, CHEST, American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Respiratory Care, Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management and the Biomedical Journal- Health Care: Current Reviews. He has received many awards including the 2009 Presidential Citation from the Society of Critical Care Medicine, the 2010 Award of Academic Achievement in Medical Management from the American College of Physician Executive, the 2012 Recognition Award for Distinguished Service on the Pulmonary Physiology, Function and Rehabilitation Network from the American College of Chest Physicians, and the 2012 Best Doctors in America in Sleep Medicine. Dr. Sy graduated from the University of the Philippines with a degree in BS Biology Magna cum laude in1982, and the Doctor of Medicine degree in 1986. He earned his MBA major in Medical Management in 2014 from Isenberg School of Management at University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. 47


2017 UPAAA AWARDEES NATHANIEL L. TABLANTE, DVM, MPVPM, MS, DACPV 2017 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN PUBLIC HEALTH Dr. Tablante is a Professor and Extension Poultry Veterinarian, and Associate Director, Center for Public and Corporate Veterinary Medicine, in Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Maryland. He is a prominent veterinarian in government, industry and academia. He has extensive experience in poultry health management, epidemiology and biosecurity, and has authored and co-authored numerous articles and educational materials on poultry health, biosecurity and disease prevention. He has also served as consultant on poultry biosecurity and Avian Influenza preparedness and response in the USA, Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia. He has won many awards including the 2012 Edward H. Ralph Delmarva Poultry Industry (DPI) Medal of Achievement, the 2006 Bruce Calnek Applied Poultry Research Award, American Association of Avian Pathologists, the 2005 Excellence in Extension, University of Maryland Alumni Association, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources Chapter. Dr. Tablante graduated from the University of the Philippines in 1976 with the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. He completed his Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine (major in Public Health) at the University of California-Davis in 1985, and the Master of Science (major in Poultry Health and Epidemiology) at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 1995, and is a Diplomate of the American College of Poultry Veterinarians.

JORSHINELLE (JORSHI) TALEON-SONZA, PHD, MFA 2017 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN LITERATURE AND Education Dr. Sonza is a multi-awarded literary artist, and among which are five Palanca awards, a UPAAA August 2017 Outstanding Alumna Awardee in U.P. Diliman and UPAAANJ Outstanding Alumna Award. Her book, “Haiyan and Other Stories About the Homeland”, was recently published by the U.P. Press, and is nominated for a 2017 award for an anthology category. She recently completed the first draft of her memoir, “The Girl from Payaw” and she hopes it will be published in the U.S. She has a BA Creative Writing and MA Linguistics degrees from U.P., MA in English and Comparative Literature from College of New Jersey, PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Drew University and MFA from the New School, New York. She served as instructor in various English departments: U.P., Maryknoll and La Salle College in the Philippines; DeVry University, Rutgers and College of St. Elizabeth in New Jersey. All her literary pieces are exemplary and unique in that, while written in the US, they deal with the Filipino experience, providing all-inclusive scope of marginalized everyday characters: an undocumented maid, an oppressed statesman under martial law, an abused housewife, and so on. A strong advocate of increasing Filipino visibility in US, her guiding principle in her writings is “Filipino First” and in representing THE Filipino. Dr. Sonza is highly supportive of community projects, including but not limited to UPAANJ (where she is a long-time member serving in various capacities through the years) and Filipino American Association of St. Magdalen, Flemington, New Jersey (where she is a founding member/officer). 48


2017 UPAAA AWARDEE LOURDES SANTOS TANCINCO, LLB DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN LAW Lourdes Santos Tancinco is the principal at Tancinco Law Offices, APC, a full­ service law firm providing expertise on immigration matters. She works tirelessly to help the Filipino World War II veterans in the US who are citizens under the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1990 (IMMACT) but do not qualify for Veterans Benefits. She is Chair and founding member of the San Francisco Veterans Equity Center, a not-for-profit advocacy organization for the Filipino war veterans, and provides pro bona services through the Fil-Am Veterans Legal Clinic. A 1982 University of the Philippines Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) graduate, she obtained her U.P. Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) in 1987 and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1993. She is admitted to the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is an active member of the State Bar of California, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association and the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California. Attorney Lou assists the Filipino American Development Foundation, the Bayanihan Community Center, the Alexis Apartments of St. Patrick's Parish in San Francisco, and the National Network for Veterans Equity. Through articles she writes for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), local newspapers and websites and through the Filipino Channel and GMA, she provides guidance and information on various immigration matters. For all these exemplary community involvement, she has been multi-awarded: Award of Excellence from the Minority Bar Coalition, the Tessie Paredes Civil Rights Award from Filipinos for Affirmative Action (FAA), Outstanding Alumna Award from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco, and the Jose Rizal Social Justice Award presented by the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California.

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JUANITA SANTOS NACU, EDD UPAAA PRESIDENT - 2013-2015 DISTINGUISHED SERVICE RECOGNITION AWARD

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Dr. Nacu has demonstrated leadership, perseverance, hard work, dedication and contributions that benefitted the Filipino community in the U.S. and the Philippines. She served as President of UPAA San Diego from 2003 to 2005 and as President of UPAAA from 2014 to 2015. Her most recent accomplishment is the Project AGAPAY: Gawa, Aral, Paya which awarded over $10,000.00 to student organizations in UP Diliman and UP Mindanao. This fund was raised during her term as President of UPAAA. She made sure that this project was implemented and completed to benefit students in these two campuses. She accomplished the following projects as President of UPAA in San Diego: Hosted successfully the 2005 UPAAA General Assembly and Convention; Initiated the Kapatid Project which provided opportunities for Filipino American professionals to share their experiences with the University of California San Diego Filipino American students; Initiated the Adopt-a-Dorm/ADD which provided funding for repair of dorms in UP Diliman; Balikbayan Book Donation for Students' Community Outreach; Hosted the UP Concert Chorus and the UP Staff Chorale; Donated copy machine to UP Alumni Office, and provided college scholarships. She is an advocate for the preservation of Filipino culture and language. She promoted the teaching of Filipino as a foreign language. Filipino is now being taught at San Diego Palomar College, Poway Unified School District and San Diego Community College District. She is the co-founder of FAMILIA, an organization responsible for the Annual Catholic Conferences for preschoolers to senior citizens. She has developed and facilitated the Annual Filipino Immersion Camp at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish which teaches children from K-12 the Filipino cultures and traditions through music, arts, dance, sports and special events. She mentors students from diverse backgrounds and motivates them to volunteer in community projects.

THE FELICIANO FAMILY FAMILY RECOGNITION AWARD The grand patriarch of this family was Dr. Hilarion Feliciano. He was the pioneer of 4 generations of physicians who earned their medical degrees from the University of the Philippines. After graduating in 1913, he worked as assistant to established physicians at Philippine General Hospital for 2 years. He was appointed as a public health officer at a U.S. Army camp in Lanao del Sur. He later became a corporate physician for a lumber company while also in private practice. Since there were no high schools in Mindanao at that time, he and his wife founded the Kolambugan Academy which became the Misamis Institute, expanded into Misamis College in 1955 and Misamis University in 1977. To complement the paramedical courses offered by the institution, the university built a tertiary hospital, the Misamis University Medical Center (MUMC). Natividad Feliciano (BS Pharmacy '38, MS '41,) was awarded Most Outstanding Alumna of UP in 1992. She held the rank of Professor Emeritus in Industrial Pharmacy having served the University for more than 65 years. Gregorio Feliciano (UP Law '39) was one of the youngest graduate of the UP College of Law. He was the president of the Philippine Rural Reconstruction Movement, and was appointed Secretary of the Department of Social Welfare by then President Ferdinand E. Marcos, from 1967 to 1976. Nineteen members of the family attended, and obtained at least one or more degrees from, the University of the Philippines. It is quite interesting to note that almost half of them are in the medical field including his son, Jaime Feliciano who earned his MD from UP in 1942; his three grandsons, Wilfrido Feliciano BS 1962, MD 1966, Roberto Feliciano, BS 1965, MD 1970, and Reynaldo Feliciano, BS 1968, MD 1972; and his great grandson, Raoul Feliciano, BS 1985, MD 1990.

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2017 UPAAA OUTSTANDING ALUMNI GROUP MU SIGMA PHI FOUNDATION

The Mu Sigma Phi Foundation (MSPF) was established at the University of the Philippines Medical Alumni Society in America (UPMASA) Annual Grand Convention in Newport Beach, CA on July 10, 2004 by members of the Mu Sigma Phi Fraternity and Sorority. It was incorporated as a 501 (C) (3) organization on Dec. 5, 2006. MSPF supported many projects in the Philippines. It provided funds for the renovation of the entire third floor of the UPCM Anatomy Dissection Laboratory and installation of 5 LED TV monitors for dissection and instruction; the construction of a Stage in the UP-PGH Science Hall Auditorium; the lmMUnization program which provides vaccines to UPCM medical students and UP-PGH employees began in 2008, including Hepatitis B, Varicella, Typhoid, TDap, HPV, and Influenza vaccines. The MSPF funded the Project Help20thers relief program which provided an innovative water filtration system (2980 units) to disaster and non-disaster stricken localities in the Philippines. In the 80 for 80 Project, MSPF funded the purchase of 80 donated computers for the Fraternity's 80th Jubilee. In 2016, it provided 80 Apple Mac computers for the use by UPCM students for academics and research. It donated a pediatric bronchoscope, gastroscope, adult bronchoscope with accessories, electrical power supplies and printer equipment for UP-PGH. I creation of the Mu Sigma Phi Village, a part of the Gawad Kalinga in Sta Rita, Las Pinas. 24 homes were built with two levels. There was eventual continuing financial support to the MSP Fraternity Gawad Kalinga community project in building homes in Santa Rosa. Through the year s, it provided GK-Health Day Education and clinics, an urban medical mission.

UPAA WISCONSIN Since its establishment in 1974, UPAAW has developed several noteworthy projects for Filipinos in Wisconsin and in the Philippines. The Value our Heritage (VOH) Program holds an annual symposium on various relevant topics which is open to the public. It has sponsored the exhibits featuring the works of famous Filipino artists and hosted the UP Madrigal Singers. It sponsored the first "Santa Cruzan" in the community. For the first time in Wisconsin, formal classes for Filipino children were also conducted by the VOH to teach Philippine history, language, and culture, all aimed at developing positive Filipino identity and an appreciation for and pride in our Filipino ancestry. It sponsors a College Scholarship Fund for high school graduates of Filipino descent in Wisconsin. It provides funds to the Office of Scholarships and Student Services in UP Diliman Quezon City to cover a scholarship to student from any units of UP every school year. Its members volunteer in the Feed the Hungry in the Open Door Cafe at St. John's Cathedral. Each year, UPAAW participates in the Christmas Tradition of Sim bang Gabi by reserving a local parish for an evening mass and a reception. It partners with the Philippine Cultural & Civic Center Foundation (PCCCF) in reaching out to our Filipino-American community in the Milwaukee Area. It holds annual events such as the Spring Fling, Summer Picnic, Halloween/Harvest Fest, and Christmas Party. The PCCCF signed an agreement with the Milwaukee County Parks Department to make Zablocki Park the home of PCCCF. The main program of the Foundation is the Philippine Free Medical Clinic which serves the uninsured and underinsured in the community. 51


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NELSIE TABUDLONG PARRADO (NJ) - PRESIDENT

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GLORIA SALAZAR COLONGE, ESQ., (VA) SOUTH GAIA

CARMENCITA QUESADA FULGADO, PHD (NY) EAST PROGRAM

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UPAAA, Inc. National Presidents, 1981-2015

Dr. ARSENIO TALINGDAN AA'51, MPA'55, PhD FOUNDING PRESIDENT 1981-83

REUBEN SEGURITAN, Esq. AB'66, LLB'70 1991-93

BENITO VASQUEZ BSA'59

Dr. CONSTANCIA S. UY MD'67

1984-85

1986-87

FRED QUEVEDO, MD 1992 (unable to serve term)

CLEMENCIO C. APELES UPHS, AB '61 1994-95

Dr. BENJAMIN V. MARTE AA'51, BS'53, MD"59 2000-’01

JOSEFINA P. ABAYAWEE SIT - BSE'64, MEd'67' 2001-’03 .

FEL E. TABANGAY, Esq. AB'69, LLB'74 2003--05

Dr. FRANCIS S. SY BS'70, MD'75, DrPH 2007-09

Dr. BELINDA A. AQUINO AB'57, P hD 2009-11

Dr. ROMULO F. AQUINO BS HYGIENE 72, MS, PhD. 2011-2013

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LUZVIMINDA SAPIN GONZALEZ-MICABALO BSN'58, MPS, HCA - 1988-91

Dr. CARMENCITA QUESADA FULGADO -AA'60, AB.'61, PhD -1995-99

THEODORE B.M.AQUINO BSCivil Engineering '71 2005-07

Dr. JUANITA SANTOS NACU GN'67, BSN'68, MA PCC, EdD 2013-15


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ROSEMARIE GADIOMA, AUDITOR

MAURO MANUEL, DVM CHAIR, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DELFIN 0. TUMIBAY BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NORA QUESADA CATUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES ALUMNI AWARD

ODDIE FERRER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

RHODA DACANAY SANTOS PAST PRESIDENT

CLARITA "TARIT" RAMOS PAST PRESIDENT

ANGIE ARCENAS VICE-PRESIDENT INVITATION

EVELYN ALCONTIN AsST. TREASURER

MINNIE CORPUZ CASTILLO RECORDING SECRETARY REGISTRATION

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ERMYBONUS BOARD OF TRUSTEES


UPAAA ·HALC. OF FAIVIE ·. OUTSTANDING, DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI & SPECIAL SERVICE AWA�DEES

1982 Awardees (2)

President: Arsenic Talingdan, PhD. Outstanding Public Service Professional Achievement in Medicine

Victoria Alvarez Peralta Vicente Diiioso Jr., M.D. '60 1985 Awardees (8)

President: Benito Vasquez

Constancia Somera Uy, MD Phoebe Cabutaje Andes, BSN '57 Luzviminda Sapin Gonzalez, BSN '58 Virginia Olivar Luz, BSHE, '58 Arsenic Talingdan, PhD, AB, MPA '55 Raul Sunico, BS Music cl, BS Math Velia Capati, MD Francisca Velcek, MD 1987 Awardees (10)

UPAAA Service Award, National President UPAAA Service Award Pres. UPAA-N.J UPAAA Service Award Pres. UPAA-NY UPAAA Service Award Pres. UPAA-PA UPAAA Service Award, Founding Pres. Outstanding Alumnus in Music UPAAA Humanitarian Service Award UPAAA Humanitarian Service Award President: Constancia Somera Uy, M.D.

Sariel G. Ablaza, MD. '51 Lilia Calderon Clemente, BSBA '60 Reynaldo Gamboa Alejandro, MLS '60 Purita F Asperilla UP-GN'41 BSN'51 Bernardino G. Bantegui, BSGE, MS Maximo F. Fabella, BA'56, MA '61 Reymundo S. Magno, MD '60 Patricia Padre-Garde, BS '55 Felipe L. Tolentino, AA'52, MD '57 Jesus B. Nolasco,, AA '35, MD '40 1989 Awardees (18)

Most Distinguished Alumnus Most Distinguish Alumna Performing Arts, Culinary Arts Health Administration Public Health Administration Outstanding in Education Outstanding Community Service Outstanding in Nursing Technology Outstanding in Medical Research' Outstanding Alumnus in Medicine

Luz SAPIN (G_ONZAlEZ) MICABALO, BSN'58, IV!PS/HCA

1985 SERVICE AWARD, PRESIDENT, UPAA-NY; 1997 MOST OUTSTANDING IN COMMUNITY SERVICE , UPAA.A'President 1988 ·'91, UP�A Ne"w York P�es. 1984-'86 UPAAA Historian 2005; 2011 -'17, UPAAAJournal Chair '13 · ' 'UPAAA Award Chair ·2001 -.11, UPAAA TREASURER '13 '. UPAA INTERNATIONAL ALUMNI ACHIEVER 2008 (DILIMAN)'

President: Luzviminda Sapin (Gonzalez) Micabalo

Jose B. Cruz, BSEE '53 sci Carmencita Q. Fulgado, AA '60, AB 62 cl Bienvenido N. Santos, BSE '32 Dani Aguila, Fine Arts '52 Juvenal Sanso, Fine Arts '51 Natalia Gamit Ritter, Public Adm. '56 Reuben Seguritan, LLB '70 Raquel Mercado, BSE '70 Phoebe Cabutaje Andes, BSN '56 Manuel Caballero, BA Pol. Science '68 Adriano S. Olivar, MD '53 Amor llao McGuinness, GN '56 Manuel Rodriquez Sr. Fine Arts '39 Primitive T. Cruz, MD. '49 Hermenegildo B. Garcia, BSFS '52 Mario D. Zamora, PhD MA Libertito Pelayo, Publisher, Filipino Reporter Erno Parial, Editor, Philippine News

Most Distinguished Alumnus Most Distinguished Alumna Outstanding Novelist, Writer/Poet Outstanding Alumnus in Art/Design Outstanding Painter/Artist Outstanding om Social Work Outstanding in Law Outstanding in Education Outstanding in Nursing Outstanding in Journalism Outstanding in Community Service Outstanding in Community Service Outstanding in Fine Arts Outstanding in Medicine Outstanding in Foreign Service Outstanding Cultural Anthropology UPAAA Special Service Award UPAAA Special Service Award

CARMENCITA QUESADA FULGADO, PHD., AA'60, AB '62 CL, 1�89 MOST DISTINGUISHED ALUMI\IA, !998 OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD £OR Allf ALUMNA, UP Centennial Cop,m •• Abroad.ZOOS, .UPAAA President, 1995-'99, UPAAA Hjstorian 2007-09, 2011-13, UPAA4 Liaison East 2015-'17, UPAA-NY Preside�t 2004-2008, zoiz-presen�,

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ATTY. REUBEN SEGURITAN, LLB’70 1989 OUTSTANDING ALUMNUS IN LAW UPAAA PRESIDENT 1990-91

JOSEFINA ABAYA WEE SIT, BSE’54, MED ‘67 2001 COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD UPAAA PRESIDENT, 2001 –2003

ILUMINADA AQUINO SOTELO, UPHS, BSBA ACTG. ‘59 2001 OUTSTANDING SERVICE AWARD

MANUEL CABALLERO, EDITOR/COLUMNIST THE FILIPINO REPORTER, NEW YORK 1988 UPAAA AWARDEE IN JOURNALISM

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UPAAA HALL

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FAME

OUTSTANDING, DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI & SPECIAL SERVICE AWARDEES

FRANCISCO SANTOS SY, MD, DRPH., BS 2005 MOST DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS UPAAA PRESIDENT 2007-2009 UPAAA AWARDS COMMITTEE CHAIR, 2013-’17

ROMUALDO A. ARAGON, JR., MD ‘82, BS’78 2009 COMMUNITY SERVICE

ERLINDA ROJAS SANTOS, PHD, BS PHAR., MS, MED. 2011 SPECIAL RECOGNITION, PHARMACY 2013 COMMUNITY SERVICE UPAA- CO FOUNDER & FOUNDING PRESIDENT, UPAAA LIAISON- MIDWEST, PAST VP -WEST. NATIONAL SECRETARY. LIAISON- MIDWEST, & LIAISON- WEST. UPPHAAA CO-FOUNDER

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UPAAA HALL

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FAME

OUTSTANDING, DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI & SPECIAL SERVICE AWARDEES

ROMULO AQUINO, PHD, BS HYGIENE ‘72, CL 2011 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH & PROTECTION UPAAA PRESIDENT, 2011—’13

NELSIE TABUDLONG PARRADO, CLTC BS HYGIENE’68, CPH’71 2011 HUMANITARIAN SERVICE

CLARITA “TARIT” RAMOS UPAAA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD President of Organizations: UPAA NJ 1993---’96 Philippine Chamber Rondalla of NJ, 2004----’16; UP Alumni and Friends Rondalla, 1994---2004

Ruby Leah Ordinario Agnir, AB’59 MA 2011 Distinguished Alumna in Arts & Culture UPAAA Vice-President, 2013-2017

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ISIDRO C. DELA CRUZ, BSBA MARKETING 2009 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION UPAA NEVADA PRESIDENT, 2003-2005


UPAAA HALL

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FAME

OUTSTANDING, DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI & SPECIAL SERVICE AWARDEES

Dr. Nerita Estampador Ulep

AA'58 UP Iloilo, MD '63 UP College of Medicine 2009 UPAAA, Inc. Distinguished Alumna for Public Service & Community Health

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO

proudly Honors its Distinguished Alumni Members

AURORA S. CUDAL RIVERA, DHUM. HC BSE’52, CPH’58 2003 UPAAA COMMUNITY SERVICE LOLITA DIÑOSO CARTER, PHD, BSE ‘51 2005 UPAAA COMMUNITY SERVICE

ESTELA C. MATRIANO, PHD, BSE ‘53 2003 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI IN EDUCATION

OFELIA V. DIRIGE, DRPH, BS NUTRITION 2005 UPAAA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RUFINO ROQUE, BS AGRICULTURE ’58 ‘ 2007 UPAAA SPECIAL RECOGNITION

Thank you for your dedicated service & exemplary MARY ROSE PERALTA, BA’87 CL, MS’91 2015 UPAAA DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA IN LEADERSHIP IN EDUCATION

contributions that benefit our community JUANITA SANTOS NACU, EDD, BSN ‘68 2017 UPAAA SPECIAL SERVICE AWARD

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& our Alma Mater.


UPAA in America, Inc. thanks the following for their financial support of the 19th General Reunion & Convention MEGAWORLD INTERNATIONAL MR. & MRS. STEVE PARRADO PAL LBC SANDRA MARIA T. PARRADO DR. FRANCIS SY DR. FRANCESCA VELCEK ANONYMOUS UP TADIDIN NAVEN JORNADAL RICHARD BROWENSTEIN ADOR & CRISTY COLMENAR FAMILY TRUST CARLOS GARCIA, ESQ. WESTERN UNION DR. & MRS. TADDY OCONER REUBEN SEGURITAN, ESQ. MR. & MRS. PEDRO PAJELA ADVERTISERS IN THE 2017 UPAAA SOUVENIR JOURNAL THANKS FOR THE PUBLICITY

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UPAA-NJ, host chapter of the UPAAA 19th Grand Reunion and Convention, welcomes all attendees to New Jersey, the Garden State!

UPAA-NJ OFFICERS and BOARD OF TRUSTEES Front row L-R: Odie Ferrer, Norie Quesada-Catiis, Ermy Bonus, Lani Benedicto, Daisy Macadaeg, Minnie Corpuz-Castillo, Angie Arcenas Back row L-R: Tito Valbuena, Del Tumibay, Lorna Runkle, Perlas Dumlao, Mayie Gadioma, Boleng Alcontin, Johnny Ferrer, Mau Manuel 2017-2018 Officers Juan Ferrer Vice-President President Mary Arcenas Manuela Corpuz-Castillo Corresponding Secretary Daisy Macadaeg Recording Secretary Evelyn Alcontin Treasurer Evaristo Valbuena Assistant Treasurer Rosemarie Gadioma Press Relations Officer Leilani Benedicto Auditor Board of Trustees Chair: Mauro Manuel Members: Ermenilda Bonus Nora Quesada-Catiis Lourdes Ferrer Perlas Dumlao Lorna Runkle Delfin Tumibay eMedia Email: upaanj@gmail.com Facebook: upaanj

We wish you all a pleasant and enjoyable stay.

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UPAASF Welcomes All Convention Delegates

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UNIVERSITY OFTHE PHILIPPINES

ALUM I ASSOCIATIO OFTHE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO EXECUTIVE BOARD 2017-2019

President Joe Garabanzos Vice President Edith Navarro Donaldson Secretary Abigail Comon Dizon Treasurer Stephen Garcia Auditor Ador Colmenar PRO Sim Silverio Business Manager Vicky Pagkatipunan Wooley Immediate Past President Rita Buencamino Andrews

PRESIDENTS CIRCLE

Founding President, 1983 Juanita Francisco Caccam, PhD 1989 Edith Collado Galvan 1991 Conrad Bautista 1993 Susan Delos Santos 1995 Dina Barros Ellorin 1997 Estela Mercado Garcia 1999 Ma. Cristina Torres Colmenar 2001 Aurora Soriano Cuda! 2003 Juanita Santos Nacu, EdD 2007 Florfina Santiago Arce 2011 Zenaida Estoque Ply 2013 Rita Buencamino Andrews

Congratulations to our very own JUANITA SANTOS NACU, EdD Recipient of 2017 UPAAA Service Recognition Award

Renew, Reflect, Rejoice.... T h e UP Alumni Association of th e County of San Diego congratulates UPAAA on the 19th Grand Reunion. We applaud all the people wh o volunteered tirelessly to put th is event togeth er. Special s h out-out to Nelsie Parrado. Leadersh ip ma tters. Nelsie, big th anks. After all these years, th e UPAAA, h as th rived across distance and time. It is indeed an inspiring s tory of ambition, persistence and determination. Many pioneering alumni took th eir fortune at this beautiful land. Armed with th e stamina of h ard work, th e gift of a premier education and nur tured t h e idea of w hat is now th e UPAAA. Look at wh at they ach ieved! By many measures, th ey h ave succeeded and we are th ankful. With renewal comes critical reflection. It is th e kind of reflection th at makes effective organizations th rive and keep the theory of purpose relevant. The UPAAA leadership team is involved in th e exercise of critical reflection. We s h are th e desire for renewal. T h e UPAA-SD, building on th e work of oth ers before us, are going through a similar process and we find inspiration from Nelsie. We all look forward to a th oughtful call to action. We are confident, th e UPAAA will th rive and move forward beyond our time... for th at is wh at is expected of us; do our part, leave a legacy to someth ing bigger th an us, to th e greater good of our community and our Alma Mater. Th is we do with honor and excellence. On behalf of the UPAA-SD, see you all in lselin, NJ.

Joe Garbanzos UPAA-SD President 2017-2019

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"Those Were the Days... " UPAA in America & NY Chapter

The photo (above) was taken in mid 1990s at the Fulgados' log home ELSIE during a gathering with the UPAAA Founder and first President Arsenio P. Talingdan PhD ( in pink shirt, standing at extreme right, his wife Josefa seated in front of him). Now, this becomes more significant. Standing on the extreme left is current president Nelsie Parrado. Dr. "Arse" as he is fondly called had a book published in 2003,and like a historian, recorded the founding of UPAAA with still names still recognizable today, dates, anecdotes more significant now with years gone by:

"May 25, 1981. The UP Alumni Association in America (UPAAA) was formed by 13 UP alumni meeting at the residence of Arsenio and Josefa B Talingdan in Teaneck, New Jersey. The founding officers elected were: Arsenio P Talingdan, National President; Desiderio Reynoso- National Vice President; Clarita Ramos - Secretary General; Leatrice Tembrevilla- National Treasurer; Nicolas Ga/zez- National PRO; Tomas Rodriguez- Attorney General; Enedina De Guzman- Auditor General. Board of Trustees: Victor R Gacusan, chair; Nelia Gacusan, Maximo Fabel/a, Carlos Garcia, Virginia Olivar-Luz, Arsenio P Talingdan, ex-officio members. June 1, 1981. UPAA-NJ changed its name and became UPAAA-NJ, the first chapter. September 16, 1981 - Arse Talingdan asked Max Fabel/a, brother of Gabriel Fabel/a Jr, Arse's colleague at the U.P. Institute of Public Administration and son of Arse's U.P. History Professor, Gabriel Fabel/a Sr, to call an organizational meeting of UP Alumni in Florida. The group met and elected Max Fabel/a as the founding president of the 2nd chapter, UPAAA­ Florida. September 28, 1981- UPAAA filed its Articles of Incorporation in the Office of the Clerk in Bergen County, New Jersey with the following Trustees (Incorporators): Arsenio P Talingdan, Victor R Gacusan, Leatrice F Tembrevilla, Phoebe C Andes, and Desiderio R Reynoso. Every year UPAAA was registered as required by law. October 10, 1981 - UPAAA was incorporated as a non-profit, non-partisan, non-political and non-sectarian continental association. December 16, 1981.- Arse contacted his former classmate, Natalia Gamit-Ritter, to call an organizational meeting of UP alumni in New York. Arse and Josie Talingdan attended the meeting which elected Carlos Garcia, LLB graduate, as the founding president of the 3rd chapter, UPAAA-New York."

The NY Chapter had its hiatus, and as the 21st century evolved so was the organization's rebirth as UPAA-NY, incorporated with ID number and 501C3 charity status. Thus began its successful fundraising towards a specific goal, Scholarship Fund, one that "continues to give" as it's signature project along with Balikbayan Boxes after typhoon devastations, conducting Orientation 101 in the Consulate, collecting and donating history books for its library, pa1ticipation in Simbang Gabi, Homecoming, etc. It's no wonder that when UPAA-NY received the 2016 UPAA Distinguished Service Award for a Chapter, ConGen Tess de Vega came. A reminiscence ...

Dr Carmencita C. Quesada Fulgado, AA' 60. AB'61 Psych cl

* UPAAA National President 1995-97, 1997-99 * Most Distinguished Alumna UPAAA 1989 * UPAA Outstanding Service Award for an Alumna 1998 * Centennial Commissioner Abroad 2008 * UPAAA Historian 2007-09, 2011-13 * UPAAA Liaison East 2015-2017 * UPAA-NY President 2004-2008, 2012-present

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Greetings from

Dear Fellow UP Alumni, On behalf of our indigent PGH patients, we would like to request for your membership in the PGH MFI Century Club. Since 2002, the Charity Patients Medical Fund has been the flagship project of the PGH Medical Inc. (PGH MFI) in assisting indigent patients at the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) with their financial needs. The PGH MFI has other projects and programs which includes insfrastructure development, provision for equipment and supplies and training and research. To ensure the availability of funds in the Charity Patients Medical Fund, the PGH MFI created the PGH MFI Century Club on July 2, 2015. At the PGH, basically only the board and lodging, basic/routine lab tests and Xrays, and physician services are free. The patient is responsible for buying medications not provided by the PGH Pharmacy, surgical dressings, special diagnostic procedures such as CT scans, MRI and special diagnostic procedures done outside of the PGH. They also have to pay for special equipments rented from third party providers such as a ventilator. The PGH Medical Foundation, Inc., is a non-stock, non-profit, SEC registered (Registration # A199714074) private organization which serves as an official fund-raising arm of the PGH with donations coming from various civic-minded individuals, corporations, foundations and other funding agencies. It also holds various fund raising activities throughout the year. It is certified by the Philippine Council for NGO Certification (PCNC) and is a registered Donee Institution by the BIR which allows it to issue tax credits to all its donors; its registration number is 126-2012 issued on Dec. 10, 2012. It is a community of volunteers. None of its officers, trustees and Executive Committee members receive any compensation; it has only 3 paid employees. For more information on the PGH MFI, please visit our website at http://pghmedfoundation.com For full tax-deductibilty, all donations are sent through the UP Medical Society in America (UPMASA) which are then remitted to the PGH MFI. UPMASA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Fed. Tax ID # 37-1099415 – http://www.upmasanational.org/. 5% of all donations will accrue to the PGH MFI as operating expenses in the administration and management of the Permanent Endowment Fund and fiduciary functions of the Century Club; 15% will be earmarked for the immediate use of our indigent patients; 80% will be deposited in the PGH-MFI Century Club Permanent Endowment Fund for investment. Only the interest/investment income from this Permanent Endowment Fund will be used and shall be deposited in the Charity Patients Medical Fund and used strictly for direct financial assistance of our indigent patients in the PGH, not for administrative expenses, infrastructure, equipments and other projects of PGH-MFI. For transparency and accountability, the PGH MFI will send you an annual financial report on the PGH MFI Century Club. There are three categories of membership in the PGH MFI Century Club: (1) Core member- will make an initial donation of $100 or more and pledge to do the same annually; for perpetuity, they will be encouraged to ask their heirs to continue their pledge. (2) Donor member – will make a one time donation of $100 or more; no further donation is required. (3) Lifetime member – will make a donation of at least $500; no further donation is required. For full tax deductibility, please make your check payable to UPMASA and write in the Memo line: PGH MFI Century Club (and – your choice of the category of membership) Please mail your check to UPMASA, c/o Renato Mandanas, M.D., P.O. Box 254, Oswego, New York 13126. For your receipt, please include your mailing and email address. For further information, contact Greg Mariano, Jr., M.D., 320 Bristol Lane, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, Tel: 814-696-2978; email gmarianojrupcm62@gmail.com. Yours sincerely,

TELESFORO E. GANA, JR., M.D. President

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UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES NURSING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL IUPNAAIJ congratulates the

Board 01 Directors and Officers 2016-2011

Edmund JY Pajarillo, BSN'79, MPA'90, MSN, PhD,

RN-BC, CPHQ NEA-BC Presideut

Erlinda Cruz Paguio, BSN'72, MA'78, ANP-BC, RN

1st Vice Preside11t & C1rair, Educatiou & Research

Committee

Susan Vicencio-Garaygay, GN'68, BSN'70, MSN, RN

UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA IUPAAAJ on its *******************

2nd Vice Preside11t & Chair-Program Committee

Delia Z. Reyes, GN '68, BSN, MN '79, RN, CFNP, FCP, COE - 3rd Vice President & Cl,air­ Membership Manuel Ramos, BSN'91, MSN, RN Recording SecretanJ Deborah-Anne Yambao Butuyan, BSN'89, RN Correspoudeuce SecretanJ; Cltair-Co11stitutio11 & Bylaws, Policy & Procedures; Chair-Appointee, 2017 Program Comm. Merly Castillo Abrenica, GN'65, BSN, RN Treasurer & Chair-Fiuauce Committee Lisette Matutina-Espana, BSN'90, MA'OO, RN-BC

Assista11t Treasurer

19th Grand Reunion and Convention at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel Edison, NJ October 26 - 28, 2017 ****************

UPNUI BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2011-2019 SAVE THE DATE-39th Annual Educational Conference & Convention, August 3-4, 2018, Treasure Island, las Vegas, NV • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Deborah Butuyan, BSN '89, RN Manny Ramos, BSN '91, MSN, RN Wilhelmina Ungco, BSN '79, RN, CCRN Ida Robillon Santos, GN '68, BSN, RN, LNHA Cristina Presbitero, BSN '89, RN, WCC Lisette Matutina Espana, BSN '90, MA '00, RN BC Sonja Menor, GN '57, RN Dennis Juanir, BSN '89, RN Eugenia "Jean" Polido Perez, GN '65, RN Mellanie Buenviaje, BSN'89, RN, MBA Celine Pico, BSN '80, RN, CAPA Lachme Trivilegio Sullesta, GN'68, RN Susan Vicencio-Garaygay, GN'68, BSN'70, MSN, RN Minnie Castillo, BSN '86, RN Mara Bugayong, BSN '89, RN Delia Z. Reyes, GN '68, BSN, MN '79, RN, CFNP, FCP, CDE 71

Teresita Carambas Santos, BSN'79, MSN, RN P.R.O. & Chair Appoiutee, 2017 Nmuillati<ms & Election Co11m1. (NEC); Clzair, Welcome & Reception Co11m1. Dennis Juanir, BSN '89, RN Auditor, Cllair-Audit Committee & Webmaster

BOARD MEMBERS Ida Robillon-Santos, GN'68, BSN, RN, LNHA Co-Clzair Appointee, 2017 Program Committee; Clzair,

Chapter Fon11atio11 Co11u11ittee

Lachme Trivilegio Sullesta, GN'68, RN Chafr, Sustainability & Viability Committee Cristina Ochosa Presbitero, BSN'89, RN, wee

Editor-in-Chief Newsletter; UPNAA-NCR Chapter Coordinator

Mellanie Buenviaje, BSN'89, RN, MBA

Member, Constitution & By-Lmvs, Policy & Procedures Committee; Chair, Proposed Amendment Approval & Ratification Process Mary Arcenas, BSN'91, Ph.D., RN

Chair, 2017 Poster Presentation Celine Pico, BSN '80, RN, CAP A Eugenia "Jean" Polido Perez, GN '65, RN

Program Co111111ittee, Los Angeles, CA Liaison for 2017 Convention

ADVISERS Perry Camilon Francisco, GN'69, BSN'71, MSA, RN Constitution & By-Laws & Policy & Procedures Committee Natalia Octaviano Matitu-Mercado, GN'68, BSN'69, RNC Membership & NEC; Sustainability & Viability Committee Lyvia Mendoza Villegas, GN'68, BSN'71, MA, FNP Yearbook; J.V.S. Medallion of Honor; Chapter Formation


UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES NURSING ALUMNI ASSOCIATION – USA, INC. (a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt professional UP nursing organization based in Northern California)

Greets the UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION in AMERICA, INC. On its 19th UPAAA Grand Reunion & Convention, October 26-28, 2017, Iselin, New Jersey!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JUBILARIANS!!! From the Executive Board officers: President - Daisy M. Rodriguez President-Elect - Pureza N. Belza Secretary - Aida A. Cortez Treasurer - Nelly F. Pichay Auditor - Herminia C. Villacorte Board Members Librada G. Abad Gloria R. Dirain Alicia T. Fortaleza Leutina A. Abejuela Clarita C. Copenhagen Daisy Rodriguez receiving Outstanding Alumna Award

OUR ORGANIZATION IS DEDICATED TO FELLOWSHIP & EXCELLENCE OF U.P. NURSING ALUMNI: Recognizing excellence: Daisy M. Rodriguez -2015 Outstanding Alumna, UP-PGHSN Alumni Homecoming Yearly Scholarships to two UPCN selected nursing students Annual gatherings of alumni members, families and friends: Family picnic, Gellert Park, July 22, joined UPNAAI homecoming events Collaboration and leadership in professional nursing organizations: Alicia T. Fortaleza – past president, Philippine Nurses Association of Northern California Participation in community events and charitable drives: PNANC Pasko ng Bayani; Pistahan at Yerba Buena, San Francisco

UPNAA Family Picnic—JULY 2017

Courtesy visit to UP President Concepcion & AVP Rye

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CONEIRATULATIONS !017 UP.AAA MU S16MA PHI AWARDEES: DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDEES: COSME R. CAGAS, MD, '60 - Pediatrics and Community Development PATRICIO F. REYES, MD, '71- Neuroscience and Public Awareness SIMEON A. SEVANDAL, JR. MD, '72B - Medical Missions and Humanitarian Award ALEXANDER 0. SY, MD,'86 - Pulmonary Medicine and Medical Education

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HEARTHFELT GREETINGS TO ALL UPAAA 2017 JUBILARIANS, OLDEN AND SAPPHIRE CELEBRANTS. FELICITAS F. SANTIAGO, MD UP-DILIMAN, BS PRE-MEDICINE 1968 UP-MANILA, COLLEGE OF MEDICINE 1972B MSP FOUNDATION, INC BOARD OF GOVERNORS: NOMINATIONS COMMITIEE CHAIR, ARCHIVE COMMITIEE, CO-CHAIR UPAA-NY Scholarship Project MEMORIES BOOK-3: NY MANAGING EDITOR VINOD MUBAYI, PhD Nuclear Physics,

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2017 UPAAA Distinguished Alumni

Cosme R. Cagas, M.D.

Patricio F. Reyes, M.D.

Simeon A. Sevandal, Jr., M.D.

Alexander 0. Sy, M.D.

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2017 UPAAA Special Recognition Awards Family Recognition Award: The Feliciano Family Jaime Feliciano, M.D., VII:¢ Batch '42 Wilfrido Feliciano, M.D., VIL¢ Batch '66 Roberto Feliciano, M.D., VIL¢ Batch '70 Reynaldo Feliciano, M.D., '728 Raoul Miguel Feliciano, M.D., VII:¢ Batch '90

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Warmest Greetings to The Founders, Officers and Members of the UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

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Congratulations to ELIZABETH FONG-DE LEON, MD 2017 Distinguished Alumna in Neonatology & Community Service

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UP Medicine Class '60 Congratulates Dr. Cosme Cagas on his award of: DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS IN PEDIATRICS AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT

From L-to-R: Dr. Cosme R. Cagas, Dr. Eusebio C. Kho, Mrs. Linda Cagas

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Congratulations Dr. Cosme Cagas, 2017 Distinguished Alumnus in Pediatrics & Community Empowerment, A well-deserved honor for all your years of community service...

Greetings from....

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Congratulations, UP LAW CLASS '67! LOIDA NICOLAS-LEWIS & p

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contralUiations Ms. Aida Gamboa Awardee for 2017 UPAAA Outstanding Alumna in Music Education

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Special Service Recognition Awardee Congratulations Mama! We are so very proud of you and all your achievements! You are a shining example of what can be achieved by passionate people who are dedicated to their family, faith, and community. Your work has created ripples that have become waves that cross oceans. May you continue to inspire the next generation to become positive change agents and servant leaders.

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The Filipino Music and Art Foundation in British Columbia, Canada Congratu I ates

Lenore Raquel-Santos Lim on receiving the

2017 UPAAA Distinguished Alumni Award in Arts and Community Service

Lenore RS Lim, CAFA'67, at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop

Save the date: "Poems & Prints" poems by Lakshmi Gill and prints by Lenore RS Lim July 8 - 12, 2018 Roundhouse Exhibition Hall 181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, Canada BC V6Z 2W3

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Manuel Rodriguez, Sr.

January 1, 1912 - May 6, 2017 &

Congratulates the 2017 UPAAA Distinguished Alumni Awardee in Arts and Community Service

Lenore Raquel-Santos Lim

CAFA'67 SPAA past President 2006-2008, 2010-2011

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University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America UPAA President Nelsie Parado and officers Jubilarian Celebrants Outstanding Alumni Awardees, especially our fellow UPMASANS (Medicine) and Lenore R.S. Lim (Arts}

Benny and Nanette ]ongco, Pre-Med'63, MD'68 Angelica Jongco Hutchinson Esq. Daniel Hutchinson Esq. Kaya , Mahalia

Melissa Jongco Sanchez MD'99 Rome/ C. Sanchez BA'94 Nate, Maia,Lucas

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Best Wishes To

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association in America

SIGMA DELTA PHI Alumni Association US Northeast Chapter

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Congratulations UPAA in America on your 19th General Assembly, Convention and Reunion I(udos to Sis Cristy Torres-Colmenar, Pi Sigma Delta '79 UPAAA, Inc. Treasurer 2013-2017 for a job Well Done!

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DELTA LAMBDANS ii) All)erica, Cal)ada, & Europe Col)gratulate OPAAA OI) its 19tb Gral)d Reul)iol) & Col)Vel)tiol) New Jersey ( October 26-28, 2017)

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Ms. Nelsie T. Parrado President, UPAAA (2015-2017) We are very proud of you ! ! !

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Congratulations to the DIAMOND JUBILARIANS U.P. COLLEGE OF NURSING, CLASS ‘58

First Row Virginia Fonacier-Hidalgo Adela Naidas-Agnir Pacita Feliciano-Buenviaje Norma Grino-Rubio Lourdes Henson-Garcia Luzviminda Sapin-Micabalo Julita Bone Daisy Pantig-Olaguer Agnes Essem Banez-Perez Estrellita Tolentino-Jones Estrella Ventura Angelita Coll-Ramirez

Second Row Patria Gomez-Macawili

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Nancy Palaypay-Pitpitan

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Amelia Carreon-Buenafe Minda Luz Melendez-Quesada Filomena Raymundo-Esmundo Sol Iturriaga-Madrid Evelyn Gardner

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CONGRATULATIONS to UP-PGH School of Nursing Class '62 Emerald Jubilee.

Silver Anniversary Reunion Anaheim, California 1987

Coral Anniversary Reunion Las Vegas, Nevada 1997

Sapphire Anniversary Reunion Honolulu, Hawaii 2007

Golden Anniversary Reunion PGH Manila Philippines 2012

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Congratulations to the Golden Jubilarians! UP-PGH School of Nursing, Class'67 Especially proud of our classmates: Dr. Juanita Santos Nacu UPAAA President 2013-2015 Special Service Recognition Awardee, 2017 Zenaida Mendoza Sarmiento UPAAA Board Secretary 2015-2017 Chair, Membership and Registration Committee, 2015-2017 UPAAA Convention and Grand Reunion

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UPAAA & UPAA-NJ tthh 19 Grand Reunion & Convention

 on your most coveted award

Jorshinelle Taleon Sonza, Ph.D., M.F.A. 22001177 U Edduuccaattiioonn A &E Liitteerraattuurree & mnnaa iinn L Alluum Diissttiinngguuiisshheedd A AD AA AA PA UP waarrddeeee Aw

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HANDANG TUMULONG FOUNDATION, INC. "Ready To Help" Natural Disaster Relief Fund

Officers - 2017 Alex L. Esteban

President

Winston C. Umali, MD

VP, Internal Affairs Ave C. Pimo

VP, Community Relations

Jennie Jonson

Secretary

CONGRATULATIONS! MABVHAY! to VPAAA on their Grand Reunion and Convention October 26-28, 2017

Aniano Rabe

Treasurer

Hector Magno

Auditor

Angelita L. Pena Public Relations Officer Troi Santos Technology Officer Trustees: Carmen Flores Amb. Leslie Gatan Nelsie Parrado Steve Parrado Dennis Bernardo, MD Past Presidents: Nelsie T Parrado Angelita L. Pena Troi Santos Legal Adviser: Emil De Guzman, Esq. Honorary Adviser:

Hon. Ma. Theresa Dizon-de Vega.

Consul General, NY

Advisers, Philippines:

Hon. Cecilia B. Rehang Hon. Melita S. Thomeczek Hon. Mario L. de Leon, Jr.

and to our beloved past president

NELSIE PARRADO P.O. Box 2743, Fair Lawn, NJ 07410 I 50l(c)(3) Tax ID No. 27-1805860 www.handangtumulong.org. Tel. (201) 794-7321 htfi.2010@gmail.com

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CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO THE

CELEBRANTS OF THE 2017 UPAAA 19TH GRAND REUNION October 26-28, 2017

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Congratulationg to the UPAAA for a gucceggful 19th General Aggembly, Convention & Reunion

Congratulationg to the 2015 - 2017 UPAAA Treagurer,

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We admire your continued love and dedication to your family and your alma mater Love, Joby and Kari

CIIIGRATUUTIIIIS to the

Officers and Members UPAA in America, Inc on your

19th GIJRIJ/8/AsstJmb/Y, CORVIJRtion andRIJHRiDR

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Warmest Greetings to the UPAAA to a successful 19th General Reunion & Convention

Special thanks to our Mama —— GMA Maria Cristina ‘Cristy’ Torres-Colmenar BS Stat ‘79, 2013-2017 UPAAA Treasurer For your continued dedication and service to Your Alma Mater. So proud of all that you do.

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CONGRATULATIONS Z.enaida Mendoza Sarmiento Chairman of

2017 National Secretary for

Registration and Membership

UPAAA

Morn, we want to honor _y ou on _y our Golden Jubilee!

You are such an inspiration to the rnan_y lives _y ou touch ever_yda_y

within _y our farnil_y, church cornrnunit_y and to the thousands of people

all over the world who have experienced _your healing touch as _y ou the hands and feet of Jesus where ever _you are called to serve.

Beautiful Wife, Mother, Nurse, Missionar_y, Leader, Encourager, Inspiring Woman of God and Mentor to Man_y ... Your Legend and heart to serve others will live on in _your children and grandchildren and rnan_y generations to come!

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Congratulations to UPAAA Officers and members on their 2017 Convention and Grand Reunion October 26 - 28, 2017 Renaissance Woodridge Hotel - 515 US Highway 1 South, lselin, NJ 08812

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Congratulations to our favorite world traveler and "nurse without borders," our medical practice manager Aida Mendoza Sarmiento UPAAA Board Secretary and Chairman, Registration and Membership

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PETER V.

AMOS, JR.

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Stalwart of UP Alumni Association NJ, UP Alumni & Friends Rondalla, and The Philippine Chamber Rondalla of NJ

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Mirla Criste Jemima Agnir Thompson - Bachelor of Arts (Theater), Oberlin M. Fine Arts (Theatre & Film) UC Irvine; ex-Broadway Actress Asst. Professor , Dept. of Theater Arts, Drake University, Iowa Rowena Nirda Leilani Agnir Rantanen - Bachelor of Arts (Music), UMass Professional & Church Musician, Founder and Director of RNR Performing Arts Frederick Rowen Leander Agnir - BS Mechanical Engineering, UMass Senior Manager of Automation, Nypro Healthcare, Jabil Company

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GREETINGS!

CONGRAWLATIONS to all the incumbent officers headed by President Nelsie Parrado and to all incoming officers of the University of the PhiLippines Alumni Association in America or UPAAA. It is a pleasure to serve with my fellow Board members the past two years. Thank you for your continued trust and support All the best in the coming years!!! Cheers. KeWeSabas UPAAAAssistant PRO 2015-2017 Manager. HelmsBriscoe

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Congratulations to the .... UPAA in America, Inc. & the UPAA of New Jersey on the success of the 19th UPAAA Grand Reunion & Convention Greetings from ....

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

OFFICERS & MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF THE UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IN AMERICA, INC., ESPECIALLY TO MY VERY GOOD FRIEND, THE ENERGETIC PRESIDENT

NELSIE T. PARRADO, CLTC PRESIDENT, UPAAA

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Greetings to Fellow Alumni and Guests. Sharing photos of 66 years of continued friendship between Alicia May Brown Stapleton, MA (MI), UPES '51, UPHS '55, BS '59 and Iluminada B. Aquino Sotelo, UPHS '55, BSBA '59 Gold Jubilarians 2009

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Dina B. Ellorin, REHS (ret)- BS Food Technology,'68 UP, UPHS'63 � Abe B.Ellorin, BSA; Children: Abramt, Max & Bernard; Nichi & Steven, Lotus, Abram J. & Steven Jr. Avina, Carmencita P. Barros, RN, GN '66, BSN, '70 UP Carmelita B. Lopez, MD, Psychiatrist - BS Pre-Med,'68, MD '72b, UP � Adriano Lopez, BSME; � Children of the late Sonny & Sonia: Francisco, Miranda & Leon Barros Benita B. Murrel, Ph.D., UP Asso. Prof. (ret), BSE '71, MA Teaching '75 � David Murrel, BA, MA <> Son: Jaime Antonia P. Barros, Chief, Archives, Phil. Senate - BS Education '73 UP Cecilia B. Presbitero, DMD, UERM �Jade A. Presbitero, MD 'u' UERM � Children: Julian, Jerrick & Julia Remembering our dearly departed -

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Congratulations to the UPAAA, Inc.

Greetings from… Judge (Ret) Peter Rivera & Aurora Soriano Cudal-Rivera, DHum (h.c.)

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Greetings from the ROJAS - SANTOS FAMILY UP CENTENNIAL MULTIGENERATIONAL ALUMNI FAMILY RECOGNITION AWARDEE (UP Centennial Ball. Philippine Convention Center, Pasay City , 2008) UPAA MULTIGENERATIONAL ALUMNI FAMILY RECOGNITION PLAQUE AWARDEE (UPAA General Alumni Reunion, Bahay ng Alumnay , UP Diliman. 2012)

Dr. Maj Teofilo R. Rojas, Doctor of Dental Surgery

2nd Generation: Dr./Prof./Dir. Erlinda Rojas Santos BS Pharmacy; MS Pharm, MA Ed., PhD.

3rd Generation: Elec. Engr. Ferdinand R. Santos, Elec. Engr. Aurora J. Santos Indl. Pharm Emeline Santos-Bautista, Chem. Engr. Jose Paciano Bautista, & Alexander R. Santos, MD, w/ their co-UP Alumna mother, Dr. Erlinda Rojas-Santos

4th Generation: Elect. Engr. Carl Benedict J. Santos & sisters Engr. Elizabeth Joy, Bus. Admin. Josefina Veronica & Engr. Hannah Charlene; Indl. Engr. Maria Celine Santos Bautista & sister Bus. Admin. Arianna Christine w/ their coâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; UP Alumni parents.

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CONGRATULATIONS TO UPAAA ON YOUR 19TH CONVENTION AND GRAND REUNION!

We are proud of our very own Rosarian,

President - Edward E. Mendoza Executive Vice President - Rudy Sampaga Regional Vice Presidents Northern - Cynthia Almeron Southern - Bernadine Palpal-latoc Central - Julio Escomiendo Secretary - Fe Escomiendo Assistant Secretary - Imelda Escomiendo Treasurer - Lydia Skinner Assistant treasurer - Levi Sampaga Auditor - Rosana Mendoza AssistantAuditor - Luz Esperanza PRO -Aida M. Sarmiento Sergeant atArms Katherine Chan Jun Palpal-latoc Raul Palpal-latoc Roland Sampaga Historian - Larry Palpal-latoc, Aida Sarmiento, FredAlmeron Area Coordinator - Marietta Buentipo, Norma M. Lim Board of DirectorsChairman -Antonio E. Escomiendo Jr. Members Juanita del Rosario Marian Quibin(Secretary) Linda M. Arciaga Dr. RudyA. Sarmiento Larry Palpal-latoc Advisers/Past Presidents Fred T. Almeron Zenaida M. Sarmiento Jesus C. Mendoza Arturo Tolentino Edward E. Mendoza Rogel M. Palpal-latoc Consultant - Fred T. Almeron

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2017 upaaa souvenir journal final proof edited 11 04  

2017 UPAAA Souvenir Journal

2017 upaaa souvenir journal final proof edited 11 04  

2017 UPAAA Souvenir Journal

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