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Issue No. 3 July 2018 - May 2019
Pahinungod: The Blossoming of the UPLB Soul
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Beta Epsilon @ 90: Building Legacies, Inspiring Excellence
Pahinungod: The Blossoming of the UPLB Soul
UP Alumni Exhibit Excellence in the Arts
Featured Sorority AA Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority AA: Never Leaving Home
8 A famous UP Los BaĂąos landmark is the Maria sa Banga, a statue of the mountain goddess Mariang Makiling, perched on a fourcolumned Grecian porch and is depicted carrying a clay pot (banga). UPLB Maria sa Banga photo by Misael A. Bacani
Featured College-Based AA 72 Years of the UP Alumni Engineers
Featured LocationBased Alumni Chapter in the Philippines UP Alumni AssociationPalawan Chapter
Featured LocationBased Alumni Chapter Abroad UP Alumni AssociationThe Netherlands
Science Feature PAASEâ€™s UP Alumni: On Volunteerism and Being Catalysts for S&T Innovation
UP in Popular Culture (POP-UP)
Nowhere To Go But UP: A Story of How A Lowly Basketball Team Inspired the UP Community
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From the Editor’s Desk Our University marked an auspicious anniversary on June 18, 2019, its 111th birthday. That is more than a century of UP education striving to instill the values of honor and excellence in each iskolar ng bayan, who walks its many hallowed halls. It has been remarked over and over again that it is the total UP experience—the immersion into our unique university culture — that has forged in our students the tatak UP. This means the ability to think critically, to view the world from a broad and interdisciplinary perspective, to lead and to adapt to disruptions that have so changed our world. You, our alumni, who now number more than 300,000, are the living exemplars of this tatak UP. You are in all fields of expertise, spread all over the Philippines and the world, making a difference whether as influential or quiet hero. Among you are doctors, engineers, lawyers, scientists, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, journalists and communicators, community workers and public servants who remain committed to our UP core values of honor and excellence, leadership, and service. As the university administration under the leadership of President Danilo L. Concepcion continues its work to make UP a leading regional and global university that sustains 21st century learning, knowledge creation and public service for society and humanity, we look to you, our alumni, for your continued loyalty and support to UP. With you by our side, UP can continue its rise in world university rankings. I invite you to enjoy this issue of UP Carillon, the official alumni magazine of the University of the Philippines, as it walks you through how our campuses accomplish their mandates and prepare to meet future challenges, how the University’s excellence is manifest in the various arts (including the art of pulchritude), how alumni passion has been harnessed to achieve a dream (#nowheretogobutUP), and how alumni volunteerism is still much needed to support programs for the community and the nation. Dr. Elena E. Pernia Vice President for Public Affairs University of the Philippines
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Elena E. Pernia Editor-in-Chief Maria Angelica D. Abad Associate Editor Jose Wendell P. Capili Art Director Teresa S. Congjuico Managing Editor Artemio Jun Engracia Copy Editor Patricia Ruth B. Cailao Maita Domaoal Marie Ylenette W. Reforzado Writers Corazon F. Azucena Leonardo M. Berba Josephine M. Bo GC T. Castro Farrah Marie Catubay Renan B. Dalisay Fina A. De la Cuesta-Tantuico Miguel Victor T. Durian Bituen P. Hidalgo Lester Arvin S. Pascua Roland Rabang Ravenz Ravelo Eric Augustus Tingatinga Contributors Writers Edge Layout and Design Misael A. Bacani Frances Fatima M. Cabana Photography Misael A. Bacani Cover Photo Lyzete C. Balinhawang Nelson E. Carandang Carlo Vince W. Fernando Michelle L. Pollier Marie Ylenette W. Reforzado Jovita Ronquillo Researchers Jay C. Amorato Jennifer A. Duarte Administrative Support Benjamin P. Oleriana III Evan Jay A. Villacorte Assistants
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Beta Epsilon @ 90: Building Legacies, Inspiring EXCELLENCE By Leonardo M. Berba
In 1929, nine students of the UP College of Engineering, all top scholars, athletes and student leaders of the time, founded the Beta Epsilon Fraternity, the first collegebased fraternity of the University of the Philippines. The first faculty adviser was Engineer Alejandro Melchor, after whom the College of Engineering building was later named. From the hopeful aspirations of these nine young gentlemen 90 years ago, a tradition of building legacies and inspiring excellence emerged, and it continues to this day, spanning generations and crossing national borders.
Through the years, the Beta Epsilon stands proud of its legacy projects that continue to genuinely benefit the UP Community: The Beta Way (1953), UP Childrenâ€™s Park Entrance Area XIV (1965), UP Theatrum (1984), UP COE AVR/MMH (1992), the Annual Block Booster (1974), Annual Maskipaps (1978), UP Annual Lantern Parade Fireworks (2003), Annual Year End Maskipaps Crossover (2014), not to mention the numerous on-going outreach projects, professional chairs, student awards, and donations.
Building the Beta Way in 1953
The dedication and collaborative efforts of Resident and Alumni members, genuine brotherhood, is the foundation on which the continuing success and relevance of these projects stand. With this type of experience as UP students, it is not a surprise that the Fraternity has produced an impressive and extensive alumni roster that include names like David Consunji, Cesar Buenaventura, Manuel Agustines, Filemon Berba Jr., Isidro Consunji, Levi Espiritu, William Liu Jr., Ramon Castillo, Jose Cruz, Luis Calingo, and from the UP Academia: Dean Alfredo Juinio, Chancellor Ernesto Tabujara, Dean Aurelio Juguilon, Dean Geronimo Manahan, Dean Leopoldo Abis, Prof. Dominador Ilio – just to name a few. When one really thinks about it, as a Betan, our Brotherhood is our Legacy! This year, the Beta Epsilon commemorates its 90th foundation year! To celebrate nine decades of brotherhood, officially kicking off the journey to the Centennial Anniversary, the BE alumni, through Beta Epsilon Alumni, Inc. (BEAI), has committed to redevelop the BETA WAY into the UP Historical Landmark that it truly is. It is hoped that the redevelopment will be completed in or before August 2019, Beta Epsilon’s 90th anniversary.
The Beta Way was first physically built by the resident members as a gravel and sand path in 1953 to provide students a short path through the marshes of the campus between Melchor Hall (College of Engineering) and Palma Hall (College of Liberal Arts). It is one of very few structures that represent the period when UP Diliman campus was first built post-World War II. It was the first ever student-initiated infrastructure project for which the fraternity was awarded the Wenceslao Q. Vinzons Award in 1962.
Since its humble beginnings in the 1950s, the building, repair and occasional renovations – have been spearheaded by the residents themselves, every generation of resident brods investing in real “sweat equity” through manual labor. Through the years, it has been transformed into a concrete pathway that has been in use for generations, and is considered a landmark by the UP Community. For the Beta Epsilon brods, the BETA WAY represents — physically, symbolically, as well as in spirit – the very essence of the legacy and purpose that the brotherhood has always been guided by. Every member of the UP community using the Beta Way, each generation – whether student, faculty, alumni, parent, turon vendor, visitor, vagrant, stroller – rich or poor — has his or her own experience and story to tell. Each Beta Way pedestrian has a personal reflection of what the Beta Way is. During one of the consultation meetings, Fine Arts Professor Toym Imao shared some solicited impressions he has gathered from various individuals in the UP Community in answer to the question, “What does the Beta Way mean to you?” One reaction stood out when he asked a recently retired UP rank and file personnel, who replied, “Ang Beta Way – daanan ng mga estudyante at faculty papunta at pabalik sa mga klase nila! Ang Beta Way – ay ‘TULAY NG KARUNUNGAN!’” A simple answer from a simple person, who speaks the raw and pure truth of what the BETA WAY truly is: A BRIDGE! For the past 66 years, the BETA WAY has been “Bridging Disciplines, Communities and Generations!” And so, we now embark on the task of redeveloping the Beta Way, once and for all, into the UP Historical Landmark that has bridged the University of the Philippines through history. Beta Epsilon @ 90, Building Legacies, Inspiring Excellence! MABUHAY!
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UP Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority Alumnae Association
NEVER LEAVING HOME By Fina A. de la Cuesta-Tantuico
Behind Vinzon’s Hall, there is a bungalow that used to be the UP Women’s Club Home. Eventually, this nondescript structure became a haven for members of the UP Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority – a place for forging bonds of friendship and sisterhood, a place for dreaming big dreams, the ultimate “tambayan,” which defined the essence of one’s UP sojourn. We called that bungalow, our “Deltan Home.” Today, that bungalow still stands, no longer as a student’s gathering place, but as an administrative office. Like all structures that had been lived in, however, its walls carry stories… and the Deltan story is one of them. The UP Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority was formally organized on April 5, 1946 by 33 women scholars of the university. They are: College of Medicine (14): Luisa St. Antoinette de St. Joseph Bengzon, Olivia Dumlao-Gaerlan, Magdalena Elicano-Castillo, Alma Pura FernandezTancinco, Virginia Hilario-Evidente, Carolina InesCampomanes+, Sylvia Ines-Paulino, Purificacion Luis-Cruz, Lourdes Quisumbing-Roxas, Carmen
Angela Reyes-Fuentes, Natividad ReyesAllado, Priscilla Santos+, Marita Sevilla, Filomena Tambuatco-Muellis+; College of Liberal Arts (4): Esther Asuncion-Vibal, Josephine Cojuangco-Reyes, Elizabeth SycipCheng, Gloria Candido; College of Education (4): Rosario Acuna-Limcaoco, Anunciacion Ramos-Menez, Ofelia del RosarioReyes, Eva Beatrice Gonzales; College of Pharmacy (2): Aurora Regina Abreu-Yulo, Margarita Gomez-Garcia; College of Business Administration (2): Dolores Arrastia-Santilla+, Teresita Tan-Suarez+; Foreign Service (2): Felicidad Bengzon-Gonzales+, Aniceta Estrella-Reyes; Philosophy (2): Ernestina Evora-Sioco+, Anna YuSycip); Chemistry (2): Araceli Villanueva-Rivera, Aurora Mamauag- Landel; and Botany (1): Leticia Dizon-Fernando.
On April 16, 1946, or 11 days after its founding, it was recognized by the University Council Committee on Student Organization Activities (UCCSOA). Diverse in its membership, the organization was formed to be a university-based sorority. Sixty-one years after its founding, the ideals of the Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority continue to live through its alumnae with the incorporation of the UP Delta Lambda Sigma Sorority Alumnae Association Inc (UPDLSSAA) in September, 2007. It was organized to bring all qualified alumnae to participate in activities that will contribute to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Philippines. At the helm of UPDLSSAA is Past Grand Archon Ernestine “Bingbing” Villareal-Fernando. On her second term as president, Bingbing envisions the organization as the catalyst that will ensure the
continuing realization of the sorority’s goals even after the sisters have left “home”: “Our formative years in the Sorority begin when we become part of it, be this in our undergrad years or like many of the Law sisters, in our graduate courses. The years of formation continue when we are building our careers and our families. The formation as Deltans continue even as we grow older. It does not stop. It is for life. Hence as we approach our 75th year, we continue with our formative, educational and civic projects. This asserts our continuing anniversary pillars of Sisterhood, Strength and Service.” Bingbing describes how these pillars have been achieved: Sisterhood: Through our constant reunions, serendipitous or planned the bonds of deep love, respect and friendship that have survived time and distance continue. Strength: Every member of the Sorority is driven to pursue leadership and academic excellence within the university and this quest for achievement is carried over in our respective fields of endeavor. Education continues, be these for scholarship, culture, health and other aspects. For instance, the Sorority and individual sisters have continuing projects and opportunities for Deltans and the community to learn and educate others on law, health, culture, policy and other relevant subjects. Service: This makes the life of a Deltan even more meaningful and fulfilling – love for others expressed in concrete acts of service. We share our anniversary calendar with more groups such as ERDA and its school, the scholars of the sorority, the DLS Golden Gawad Kalinga Village, the Invisible Sisters. We acknowledge that in diversity we find growth, in loyalty we find strength, in education we find knowledge, in experience we find wisdom, in integrity we find Truth.” Indeed, with the continuing quest for the higher things in life — the Deltans have truly never left home.
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72 years of the UP Alumni Engineers
By Eric Augustus Tingatinga
The UP Alumni Engineers Association (UPAE) was organized in 1947 as the primary organization that unifies the alumni of the UP College of Engineering and provides linkage among the alumni, the business community and the College. One of its first projects was to rehabilitate the engineering library in 1949, as the pre-war library was totally destroyed. The UPAE was also able to donate a sizeable number of books solicited from alumni and friends. Subsequently, the UPAE donated a piano to the college glee club for the Engineering Sing annual program. The steel Sundial project was constructed in 1958 on the west side of the building faĂ§ade but unfortunately destroyed in 1970. On June 12, 1960, a motorcade from the old engineering building in Ermita made its way to Diliman as part of the Collegeâ€™s 50th anniversary celebration. On the same year, construction also started on the Alumni Center located on the deck terrace above the wing connecting the main building with the hydraulics laboratory and was presented to the University during the 1962 homecoming. The next year was spent on raising funds and the start of construction of the UP Alumni Engineers
building. The edifice was completed in 1966 and the building was turned over to the University in 1967. This was the first university building to be built by an alumni group. In 1971, the project to reconstruct the original Sundial was launched and the structure now stands in front of the NCTS. The Life Membership drive was started in 1972 and the UPAE came up with a bronze plaque listing down the first 500 members. In the same period, Operation Comfort to rehabilitate and repair the comfort rooms of Melchor Hall started. Other projects completed in the 70s include the furnishing of the student lounge, a summer employment project, and the set-up of the senior seminar/lecture room. The UPAE also undertook the installation of a water reservoir on top of the building to supply water to the various comfort rooms. In celebration of the Engineering Diamond Jubilee in 1985, the UPAE took a leading role in the preparation of the various activities including publication of the coffee table book, 75 Years of Service to Philippine Engineering. The same year, Project Alaala was launched, whereby engineering alumni and friends could donate money or materials, such as books and laboratory equipment, to the College. Assisted by UPAE, the Engineering Manufacturing Linkage Program was launched by the College.
In 2006, the renovation of the new UPAE office at the ground floor of the National Engineering Center was undertaken. That same year, its 1st annual raffle draw raised P10 million for use in modernizing teaching facilities of the College. Part of the funds was spent on the latest multimedia equipment. The year 2008 marked the inauguration of the New Engineering Library and the Computer Science Building. The latter was named the UP Alumni Engineers Centennial Hall in recognition of the UPAE’s generous support to the College. In 2009, UPAE had its first exhibit, “Ibang KlasEngg Networking,” which promoted the UPAE sponsors’ offerings and career opportunities available for alumni. Commemorating the College of Engineering’s 100th year in 2010, the College and the UPAE lined up several activities for the year: fun-run, Ekot Jeep and motorcade, Retro Engg Week, Faculty vs. Alumni Exhibition Basketball, UPAE Golf Cup, culminating in the awarding of the 100 Outstanding Alumni Engineers. In 2011, UPAE turned over funds for the Professorial Chair project of the College. At this time, the UPAE started re-establishing linkages with alumni groups for the more organized mobilization of resources and expertise. Continuing its commitment to the College of Engineering and its alma mater, the UPAE currently sponsors a Study Now Pay Later program that provides students with financial assitance for living expenses. To date, the SNPL has benefitted 29 students. The committee continuously monitors the status of the grantees by conducting a regular Kumustahan, which also serves as a venue for personal, academic and professional mentoring and advice.
The year 2019 marks the UPAE’s second year of continued support to College’sinternship program. Since the start of the immersion program, UPAE has successfully deployed students in various engineering fields in different companies. The UPAE, in coordination with the IGLAP committee of the College, plans to increase the number of partner companies to the industry immersion program in the coming years to accommodate more students in the program. The UPAE has also been active in promoting sports and social gatherings among its alumni. UPAE co-hosted golf tournaments for two years now (the Argo Cup with Tau Alpha Fraternity, the Mike Villanueva Cup with Beta Epsilon and Ikot Cup with Epsilon Chi) and conducts its very own UPAE Cup. UPAE also organized a bi-annual fellowship night of socials, food, drinks and fun to expand the alumni community network. These activities are held at strategic locations to give equal opportunity to alumni coming from different places, and from wide range of ages and disciplines of engineering to attend. To keep the alumni updated, the UPAE Facebook page was set up in 2017 to reach out to a broader and younger alumni base. In addition, updates on Alumni can also be viewed on the UPAE website (http://upae.org). Over the years, the UP Alumni Engineers has remained true to the aims that the original founders had envisioned for the organization. It has responded well to the needs of the College in order for it to retain its stature as a premier institution providing engineering education in the Philippines. It has brought together alumni through its various activities, recognized alumni who have been of service to private and public sector and continued to provide a venue by which alumni can be of service to the College, to its students, and to the country in general.
Ruby Jubilarians during the UPAE Homecoming
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UP Alumni AssociationPalawan Chapter
Rekindling the Spirit of Honor and Excellence during “Ember: A Night of Reminiscence.”
By Ravenz Ravelo
“UP rin pala siya!” These words echoed in the Victoriano J. Rodriguez Hall of the Palawan Provincial Capitol Compound in Puerto Princesa City. For the first time in the history of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association, Palawan’s “mga Iskolar ng Bayan” were gathered for an evening of festivities. The two-day celebration of the silver anniversary of Pautakan, UP Palaweños’ academic and creative competition, concluded with a formal dinner entitled “EMBER: A Night of Reminiscence” on January 5, 2018. Why EMBER? “Ember symbolizes the unceasing passion and love of every Palaweño ‘isko’ in upholding honor and excellence in serving Palawan and the nation,” UP Palaweños Execom explains. Pernelle Bruno, then Vice President for External Affairs of UP Palaweños, described the event as “nakaka-overwhelm kasi ang dami palang pupunta. Akala namin low turnout.” She adds, “Medyo takot kaming walang pumunta and super thankful kay Sir Sammy (Magbanua) kasi wow! Legit na hinanda na nila lahat.” Economist and UP Visayas alumna Christia Ulson called it fun and exciting. “Antagal ko kasi hindi
nakita ang mga Miagao people.” Miagao is the main campus of UP Visayas. UP Los Baños alumna and UPAA staple Lyn Sembrabo Valdez admitted that she too was surprised by the turnout. “May mga umattend na nandito rin pala pero doon lang natin nakasalamuha.” It was the event host and TV Patrol Palawan Anchor Jay Zabanal who verbalized what the majority of the attendees were thinking: “Biruin mo yan, arawaraw pala tayo nagkikita at nagkakabanggaan pero hindi natin alam na pare-pareho pala ang pinagdaanan natin ng college.” The evening was capped by a performance from the Palawan Dance Ensemble, which left the attendees wishing that activities like this would be held more frequently. UP Palaweños president Ralph Santos left these words for the night: “We hope this ember rekindled our passion for honor and excellence in serving Palawan.” UPAA-Palawan Chapter’s President Engr. Cesar Javarez reminds the alumni to give back to their alma mater. The event was made possible through the efforts of the Office of the Governor through Caesar Sammy Magbanua and the office of the Vice Governor Dennis Socrates, both UP alumni.
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UP Alumni AssociationTHE NETHERLANDS By Bituen P. Hidalgo
The University of the Philippines - The Netherlands Chapter, (UPAA-NL) is an independent association of UP alumni who are residing, working or studying in The Netherlands. It was founded in 1992 and reestablished in 2006. It is duly accredited by the UP Office of Alumni, and is a registered foundation in the Netherlands. Since its founding, UPAA-NL has been engaged in projects related to the University of the Philippines. To support these projects, foster a sense of community among Filipinos in the Netherlands, and promote Philippine culture, the organization has held various fundraising events. Over the last decade UPAA-NL mandated itself to provide financial support to various projects of the University. Its first main project was funding the digitizing of the UP Main Library. For this project from 2007 to 2012, UPAA-NL provided €20,000 for the purchase of four server units and hardware to provide students, faculty members, staff of all constituent universities and outside researchers the best possible access to information. In November 2013, typhoon Yolanda drastically affected the lives of the many students enrolled in the different campuses of UP Visayas. Without hesitation, UPAA-NL donated funds to address the immediate and basic needs of these students. In the years after, to help UP Tacloban rebuild its library, UPAA-NL organized a book donation drive resulting in a donation of 1,405 books worth P1.3 million. Since 2017, UPAA-NL has been funding the purchase of equipment to provide UP Los Baños
Rural High School its own brand new physics laboratory and to support the creation of the university’s hands-on, interactive and mobile Physics exhibit, which will be open to the students and the public. The UPAA-NL is proud to say that it has supported diverse projects for the different units of the university since 2006 To sponsor the various projects, UPAA-NL has organized many events of diverse nature for its network of friends and supporters. Aside from projects and fundraising activities, UPAA-NL has continued to join Philippine community events led by the Philippine Embassy as well as getting in touch with UP alumni visiting the Netherlands. In 2018, for the first time the organization held a forum open to the public. The forum “Philippine Indigenous People’s Voices for Climate Justice’’ was held at the Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague. The forum provided a good venue for informing the public of the developments in the Philippines as well as interacting with members of the academe in the Netherlands. To remain connected with the university, UPAA-NL continues its close coordination with various UP units. It has also held informal meetings with other UP alumni associations. To promote cooperation among its members, UPAA-NL holds annually a general assembly meeting as well as regular quarterly meetings. At present, UPAA-NL has 28 members and continues to be active in recruiting more members. UPAA-NL looks forward to continuing its efforts in being a positive contributor to UP and the Filipino community in The Netherlands.
Officers and Members of UPAA-NL during the General Assembly on April 13, 2019.
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UP Alumni Exhibit Excellence in the Arts
UP honors five more alumni who were conferred the prestigious title of The Order of National Artist (Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining), the country’s highest honor in arts and culture.
By Maita D. Domaoal
Anyone seeking some creative inspiration would have gotten a huge dose from the appointment of the most recent National Artists. The Muse herself must have walked the halls of the University of the Philippines as five more alumni were conferred the prestigious title. The Order of National Artist (Orden ng Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) is the country’s highest honor in arts and culture, given to Filipinos who have promoted creative expression as significant to the development of a national cultural identity. These are the visionaries of various disciplines, driving the next generation of Filipino artists through their life’s work in literature, theater, film, architecture, visual arts, dance and music. Thirty-nine of the 73 National Artists hail from the university, with many more to come as the opening ceremony of UP’s Linggo ng Parangal 2019 will attest. UP not only recognized these talented alumni but also had performances of snippets of these National Artists’ works, making for an entertaining and enriching afternoon. These were all UP artists gathered to honor their National Artists.
(Left) Dr. Resil B. Mojares, National Artist for Literature, the Visayan titan of letters, a prolific writer, historian and literary critic. (Right) Lauro “Larry” Zarate Alcala, National Artist for Visual Arts, was represented by his widow, Mrs. Guadalupe Alcala.
Dr. Resil B. Mojares National Artist for Literature The Visayan titan of letters, a prolific writer, historian and literary critic, earned his Ph.D. in Literature from UP Diliman in 1979, a time he remembered as “deeply formative.” Born in Zamboanga del Norte, he grew up in Cebu where his mother had originated. He continues to reside in Cebu, where he is currently writing the province’s history under the Cebu Town History Project. “My stay in Diliman put me in touch with some of the best writers and scholars in the country. Combined with UP’s highly competitive environment, the experience was most stimulating and will always be part of my formation as a writer,” Mojares said. He is the first Cebuano to be named a national artist, causing elation across the province. He founded the Cebuano Studies Center (CSC), a pioneering historical research and cultural studies center where he served as founding director. Between writing and teaching at University of San Carlos, he has also served as visiting professor in various US universities as well as Kyoto University and National University of Singapore. What Dr. Mojares has achieved really is embodied by what SunStar, the newspaper where he was once columnist, aptly titled him, “a Cebu scholar for the whole nation.” Here is a man who has dedicated his life to Philippine cultural and historical studies, whose writings, research and observations have basically explored the soul of Filipino cultural identity. As Dr. Hope Yu, current CSC director put it, “He has intellectualized the Filipino nation.” Mojares is the recipient of the Centennial Award for Cultural Research from the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Gawad Tanglaw ng Lahi award. Six of Dr. Mojares’ numerous works have won the Philippine National Book Awards. His bibliography includes Origins of the Rise of the Filipino Novel; War Against the Americans: Resistance and Collaboration in Cebu; Waiting for Mariang Makiling: Essays in Philippine Cultural History; and House of Memory: Essays. It is an excerpt from the latter that UP’s tribute presented with a reading set to a Visayan love song played tenderly on a guitar. For anyone who has never read him, the presentation was a call to discover more of his work.
Lauro “Larry” Zarate Alcala National Artist for Visual Arts If England has Martin Handford (Where’s Wally?), the Philippines boasts of Larry Alcala. Sunday paper readers regularly sought the curving lines of a mustached man with sideburns, glasses and a collared shirt. This was Alcala’s profile cleverly inserted in fiesta celebrations, local elections and other Filipino situations. His Slice of Life was funny and subtle, a social commentary so accessible that even his many international exhibits yielded understanding and appreciation. It was his most popular work in 56 years of cartooning, illustrating and art education. He graduated from what was then the UP School of Fine Arts in 1950 with a BA in Painting. The Daraga, Albay native went on to create over 500 cartoon characters, some even before graduation. His memorable ones included Siopawman, Mang Ambo, Kalabog en Bosyo, Tipin, and that epitome of wastefulness, Asiong Aksaya. Commercial success came from pioneering animated cartoons for local TV ads and consulting on movie adaptations of his comic strips. His cartoons were used in corporate calendars, marketing campaigns, promotional T-shirts and even San Miguel beer cans. But at his heart was his alma mater, a school he had entered through a scholarship from prominent publisher Ramon Roces. Alcala worked to advance art education, pushing for a Commercial Design degree course in 1953 that would later become the Visual Communication program. He rose from instructor to professor over the years, and served as the first department head of Visual Communication. University Alumni Magazine
Arts Feature: UP Alumni exhibit excellence... He introduced the first 8mm animated cartoon production for the department. He was the cartoonistin-residence of the UP Gazette and served the college’s alumni association and foundation in different capacities. Along the way, he helped form professional and artistic organizations like the 40-year old Samahang Kartunista ng Pilipinas, Ang Illustrador ng Kabataan (INK) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s literature. PBBY annually gives out the Alcala as their top illustrator’s prize. The Larry Alcala Tribute Exhibit was held last year at the opening of the new Art and Design West Wing of the College of Fine Arts. He died in 2002.
Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio National Artist for Theater A passion for storytelling and puppetry led Professor Emeritus Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio to found Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas, the country’s first puppet theater group, and UP’s official puppet performing group, in 1977. As playwright, puppet maker and director, she has seen it through hundreds of performances locally and abroad, enthralling adults and children alike with plays like Abedeja: Ang Ating Sinderela; Sita at Rama: Papet Ramayana; and Papet Pasyon (The Passion Play in Puppetry). Lapeña-Bonifacio was a BA English student in Diliman when she was inspired and challenged by her professors, literary greats Francisco Arcellana and N.V.M. Gonzales. Both would eventually become National Artists for Literature. Her first short story, Death of a Baby, was selected by Gonzales for the country’s first writing workshop in 1950. Her second short piece, The Bird and the Boy, won first prize at the Collegian writing competition. “For a beginning writer, these proved to be very strong motivations to strive in writing. We had literary outlets like the Collegian, The Literary Apprentice and membership in the prestigious UP Writers Club,” she said. After graduating in 1953, she earned her MA in Speech and Theater Arts from the University of WisconsinMadison, and attended Beloit College under a Fulbright scholarship. She returned to UP to teach at the Department of English. “As a beginning teacher, we were given the freedom to plan our approach and lesson plan and given all the needed support to carry these out. I am grateful to UP for all the encouragement they provided,” she said.
Lapeña-Bonifacio was the director of the UP Creative Writing Center for a decade. She also served as editor of the UP Gazette, and was named UP artist-inresidence. Today, the Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Teatro Papet Museo, located in Quezon City, has opened the eyes of many Filipino children to the magic of stories through puppetry. In between teaching and raising her family, LapeñaBonifacio continued to write extensively, producing ten books, 16 plays, 30 children’s plays, and over 130 short stories for children. Among her many accolades are two Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for her work. “I am proud to be one of the five National Artist graduates from UP,” she declared. “As a University Professor Emeritus, I will continue to do creative work and research still under the unwavering support of my dear UP.”
Kidlat Tahimik National Artist for Film One can recognize Kidlat Tahimik from a mile away, with his white hair and signature bahag. At his recent UP tribute, he carried his bamboo camera as well, a wonderful twisting of bamboo twine shaped into a film camera. He gamely used it for a selfie with UP officials onstage. At last year’s Tokyo International Film Festival, he explained what it symbolized. “Because of the strong influence of Hollywood, we lose track of our local stories. This is not just a prop. This is a symbol of ‘Let’s tell stories with our own indigenous eye, with our own local eye, let’s tell the local story.’ The bamboo camera is for all Asian films,” he said. That’s the Father of Philippine Independent Cinema for you, always with a heart for expressing, filming and telling our unique stories our way. The multiawarded film icon, a.k.a. Eric Oteyza De Guia, served as the University Student Council president in Diliman in 1962-1963. He studied about the same time as future filmmakers Lino Brocka and Behn Cervantes. Kidlat completed his BA Speech and Drama degree in 1963 and earned his MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. Five years into working as an economist in France, he found a motion picture camera in Germany and it gave him an epiphany. He famously tore his MBA diploma, much like the Katipuneros had done in 1896. For Kidlat, the act symbolized his independence, the emergence of his creative self. Kidlat’s famous films include the Berlin Film Festivalwinning Mababangong Bangungot (Perfumed Nightmare), Sinong Lumikha ng Yoyo?, Why is Yellow the Middle Color of the Rainbow?, and Turumba. His films have been called witty, whimsical, critical, political, postcolonial, native, thought-provoking, and avante garde. A fitting word would be visionary, for
(L-R) Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio, National Artist for Theater, founder of Teatrong Mulat ng Pilipinas, the country’s first puppet theater group, and UP’s official puppet performing group. Kidlat Tahimik, National Artist for Film, The Father of Philippine Independent Cinema. Raymundo Cipriano “Ryan” Pujante Cayabyab, National Artist for Music has straddled all aspects of music: singing, composing, playing the piano, conducting, directing, producing, and teaching.
without his unique perspective, local filmmakers would still be hesitant to move away from the norm, to find their own way and perhaps mine their own history and tradition.
of St. Francis). More recently, Cayabyab garnered acclaim for his work on Ang Larawan, the musical film adaptation of Nick Joaquin’s A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino.
“If only our filmmakers knew about the great stories about our grandparents. We should not be ashamed that we come from a group of ‘indie-genius’ people,” he once said in an interview.
Cayabyab grew up in UP Diliman, where his mother was a professor at the College of Music (CMu). He attended UP elementary school and high school before entering the College of Business Administration. But his musical genius shone too brightly to be ignored. No less than Vice President Salvador ‘’Doy’’ Laurel, still a senator at the time, offered him a scholarship to a music school of his choice. So at age 18, Cayabyab made the shift to CMu. In between studies, he was doing tours and eventually graduated with a BA in Music.
Kidlat resides in Baguio City, where he was born, and maintains art spaces VOCAS Art Gallery and Ili-Likha Artist Village. There he continues to make films and create art installations. He is currently a trustee of the Baguio Arts and Crafts Collective. Kidlat has said the awards and recognition are all very flattering, and that they encourage him to plant seeds by working with young filmmakers, artists and writers. Baguio artists fondly refer to him as “tatay,” to which Kidlat has quipped, “Don’t be intimidated by that national artist title. I’m still your National Tatay.”
Raymundo Cipriano “Ryan” Pujante Cayabyab National Artist for Music The country, nay the world, would be a sadder place without Ryan Cayabyab’s music in it. Original Pilipino Music would just not be what it is today without him. He has straddled all aspects of music: singing, composing, playing the piano, conducting, directing, producing, and teaching. The maestro is behind hit pop songs like Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika, Limang Dipang Tao, Tuwing Umuulan at Kapiling Ka, Da Coconut Nut, Kumukutititap and so many more. He has done film scores (Hihintayin Kita sa Langit, Aguila), theater musicals (Katy!, Rama Hari), dance productions (Ballet Philippines’ La Revolucion Filipina), opera (Spoliarium), and liturgical music (The Prayer
“In 1981, my composition and theory teacher offered me a job to teach at the university, to start as a lecturer. I thought, ‘Ooh, I’ve never done that before.’ I had a high regard for the academe, so I thought, “Wow, I’d love to do that, I’d love to teach college students. I’ll teach them everything I know,”’ he said in a CNN interview. Cayabyab was a full-time professor at the Department of Composition and Theory for almost 20 years. He established the Music School of Ryan Cayabyab, now located in Ortigas, to nurture other young talents in piano and voice studies. When he became speaker at the 2005 university commencement exercises, he said: “Alam naman natin na ang bawa’t isa sa atin ay may natatanging angking galing. Walang halaga ito kung hindi ninyo gagamitin para sa ikabubuti at ikauunlad ng inyong komunidad, ng inyong pamilya at ng buong sambayanan. Itanghal ninyo ang inyong pagiging Pilipino na nag-aral sa UP kahit saan kayo mapadpad.”
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PAASE’s UP Alumni:
On Volunteerism and Being Catalysts for S&T Innovation
By Lester Arvin S. Pascua
“How do we use science and technology and innovation (STI) in order to accelerate the country’s socioeconomic development and, more importantly, raise the quality of life of Filipinos?” Dr. Ernesto M. Pernia, Secretary of the National Economic and Development Authority and UP Professor Emeritus of Economics, posed this question during his keynote message to fellow Philippine-American Academy of Science & Engineering (PAASE) members and nonmember attendees of the “2018 PAASE Meeting: Volunteerism to Promote Science, Engineering and Innovation” held on October 24-25 at the National Institute of Physics (NIP) Auditorium in UP Diliman. It was a tough question. Fortunately, Secretary Pernia was addressing the 200-strong crowd best suited to rise to this challenge. Composed of national scientists, academicians, top Filipino scientists based in the country and abroad, SUC and HEI presidents, former UP presidents, chancellors and vice-chancellors of UP campuses, and members of the government such as former cabinet members and senators, the meeting served as a hub—a formidable think tank of established and young Filipino scientists and government officials—to push Philippine STI forward and bolster socioeconomic development. The meeting was PAASE’s way of contributing to the implementation of NEDA’s Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022 and Ambisyon Natin 2040. “We envision the Philippines in 2040 to be a prosperous, predominantly middle-class society where no one is poor. Filipinos enjoy long and healthy lives, are smart and innovative, and live in a high-trust society in the midst of a global knowledge economy. No one would dispute that science, technology and innovation, or STI, will greatly help us to get there,” said Secretary Pernia. It seemed serendipitous that the meeting, which served as a follow-up to PAASE’s 38th annual meeting and symposium held earlier that year, was held at the National Science Complex (NSC), a national hub for the generation and application of
new scientific knowledge that PAASE campaigned for in 2006 together with key PAASE stalwarts in Congress. That campaign resulted in the signing of the Executive Order No. 583 by then President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, promulgating the establishment of the NSC. Now, 12 years later, PAASE, which boasts a membership of over 300 distinguished Filipino scientists and engineers from all over the world, many of whom are UP alumni, was once again taking leaps to form new resolutions and position papers set to put Philippine STI advancement in motion. In the spirit of volunteerism, PAASE scientists convened at the NIP to recognize and showcase Philippine STI capabilities and potentials to stakeholders in the country. One of the highlights of the meeting was the conferment of the PAASE Distinguished Vanguard of Philippine Science Award to 20 individuals who made an impact to the growth and promotion of science in the country. The inaugural awardees: Congressman Luis Villafuerte Sr.; former Senator and former UP President Edgardo Angara (posthumous); Senator Loren Legarda; former Senator Ramon Magsaysay Jr.; DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña; DTI Secretary Ramon Lopez; former DOST Secretary Mario Montejo; former CHED Chairperson Patricia Licuanan; former DOST Secretary Dr. William Padolina; former DOST Secretary Ceferino Follosco (posthumous); former ADMU President and National Scientist Fr. Bienvenido Nebres; Former UP President Emil Javier; Mindanao State University Founding Father Manaros Boransing; former UP President Alfredo Pascual; former DLSU President Bro. Andrew Gonzalez; former UP Diliman Chancellor Dr. Roger Posadas (posthumous); Asia Pacific College Founding President Dr. Paulino Tan; Ignite Impact Fund co-founder Ms. Maoi Arroyo; Coalition for Agriculture Modernization in the Philippines Founding President Dr. Benigno Peczon; and former UP Open University Chancellor Dr. Grace Alfonso.
The inaugural PAASE Distinguished Vanguard of Philippine Science Award recognized non-PAASE members who had impactful contributions to the growth and promotion of S&T in the country.
After the awarding, distinguished PAASE scientists based abroad delivered talks to present the results of their research and their collaboration with local PAASE researchers, and to showcase the vast, untapped potential of Philippine STI. The roster included UP alumni Dr. Michael Purugganan, Silver Professor of Biology and Dean for Science at New York University, who talked about the adoption of the Joint Laboratory Model among local and foreign laboratories to help accelerate S&T development in the country; Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, Professor at the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western University, who discussed sandwich programs to train young Filipino scientists; Dr. Baldomera Olivera, Distinguished Professor of Biology at the University of Utah, who detailed the vast potential of marine biodiversity of our country that can strategically place the Philippines at the center of a biomedical science revolution; and, Dr. Arnold Guloy, Moores Professor of Chemistry at the University of Houston, who talked about the Philippine-US collaboration in graduate education and training. Other UP alumni and local PAASE counterparts, such as Dr. Giovanni Tapang of the National Institute of Physics; Professor Emeritus Dr. Rhodora Azanza of the Marine Science Institute; DOST Undersecretary for Research and Development Dr. Rowena Guevara; UP CIFAL Philippines Executive Director Dr. Edna Co; Asian Institute of Management professor Dr. Christopher Monterola; and Director of UP Technology Transfer and Business Development Office Dr. Luis Sison, also shared their proposals for new strategies in Research and Development and higher education.
“PAASE is deeply committed to harnessing the vast potential of STI and convincing government, academe, and the private sector about the importance of investing in S&T research and development for public good,” said Dr. Gisela Concepcion, 2018 PAASE meeting chair and former UP Vice-President for Academic Affairs. At the end of the two-day event, PAASE President Dr. Joel Cuello; PAASE Vice-President Dr. Kathleen Aviso; and Dr. Concepcion turned over the position papers drafted through breakout sessions with the attendees to Secretary Pernia. These papers would then be presented to President Rodrigo Duterte. Secretary Pernia also shared the memorandum of understanding between the DOST, NEDA, DTI, CHEd, DepEd, DOA, and DICT for the creation of a working and effective STI ecosystem, and invited Dr. Joel Cuello to sign the MOU and have PAASE as the 8th department to join in the collaboration. A separate memorandum of understanding was also signed by the Philippine Board of Investments to collaborate with a PAASE advisory committee to build globally-linked manufacturing and R&D innovation ecosystems in the Philippines. “This is what we mean by volunteerism for Philippine science, engineering, and technology: that is, with a view to building and establishing a thriving and prosperous STI ecosystem in the Philippines with these stakeholders cooperating and closely working together,” Dr. Cuello said. “This is the best time for all of us to work together, take advantage of this great opportunity, when the Philippines is in the upswing economically, to establish the STI ecosystems in the country,” he added.
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A Story of How A Lowly Basketball Team Inspired the UP Community By Renan B. Dalisay
Five years ago, our small but passionately fanatical group of UP alumni decided it was time for our men’s basketball team to start winning. It was a dream, seemingly an impossible one. The fulfillment and logistics of that dream was equally daunting. Winning wasn’t going to be easy, but our fierce, stubborn conviction emboldened us. It was going to be worth it. Five years later and with a glorious runner-up finish during Season 81 of the UAAP Men’s Basketball Competition, we are now closer than ever to reclaiming the glory of the fabled 1986 team that won the championship. The story of the UP Maroons men’s basketball team began when a fellow Iskolar ng Bayan, from a humble economic background and very much tempted by the lure of lucrative offers elsewhere, sought our help so he could continue pursuing his childhood dream -- to play the game he loved most, and equally important, to finish his studies at the country’s premier university. To initiate our helping effort, we started passing the hat to pay for necessities like food, Ikot fares as well as to cover electricity costs in the athletes’ sleeping quarters. We promised them we would be part of a UP community that doesn’t abandon its own. We promised them that we would proudly tell their story to the world to get the support they needed. What we faced: twenty-seven consecutive losses and the stigma of perennial UAAP cellar dwellers for the last three years. We needed to start building. To our mind, we had nothing to lose. Whatever we do to help, we had nowhere to go but up, if given a fighting chance.
Nowhere To Go But UP thus became a rallying call. It morphed into a slogan, an urgent call to action. At first, Nowhere To Go But UP symbolized the ambitious campaign for a winless men’s basketball team to get that one win. As the months passed, the proverbial ball started rolling. Volunteers worked overtime to extend help not only to the basketball team, but also eventually to all UP varsity teams. The community of UP alumni invested in our teams started to grow. Assistance came in steadily and spontaneously and in various forms, of course fostered by the a strong sense of school spirit – sponsoring recovery meals, mentoring the athletes in their academic subjects, even playing the role of foster parents to athletes who came from the provinces. If any lesson can be gleaned from this, it’s that oftentimes all it takes is a small, single match to ignite a big bonfire, and light that bonfire we did– a spontaneous, magnificent bonfire that celebrated not just that one win, but also signaled the emergence of a UP Community coming together to unite behind a common goal. What we witnessed was the truism that there is no other force more powerful than the heart of a volunteer. The exciting part is, we are just beginning. If you follow the narrative of Nowhere To Go But UP: 2012 – 0 win 2013 – 0 win 2014 – 1 win 2015 – 3 wins 2016 – 5 wins 2017 – 6 wins 2018 – runner up
What could it be for 2019? Make no mistake: we will vie and fight for the crown. Our last championship was in 1986. That was 33 years and several generations of UP students ago. A championship would not be an easy feat. The most critical challenges are off the court. We can confidently claim that now, we have the talent. We have the skills. We have the heart. We have a growing number of rabid fans and supporters. The players, together with the coaching staff, are prepared to meet the pressure head-on. As members of the greater UP community, however, we need to support them all-out. When you say Nowhere To Go But UP, the next step, indeed the only step to being runner-up is to reclaim the glory of ‘86. Nowhere To Go But UP isn’t just about that one win in 2014, nor it is about merely winning games, trophies or championships. It is about us, the UP alumni community, going back to our alma mater and giving back to our university after getting our diplomas. Ano man tayo ngayon, saan man tayo naroroon, ano man ang ginagawa natin, pilit tayong tinatawag at inaakit bumalik sa ating alma mater upang tumulong. Nobody is requiring us to do this. The essence of our UP education drives us to share back to the very institution that molded us into who we are now. It inspires us to help the athletes who have chosen to represent us in the UAAP and in other competitions despite extremely tempting offers from more affluent schools.
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UAAP Season ‘81 Men’s Basketball Team
These young men and women, our University athletes, our best and our brightest, choose to wear our colors despite them knowing the challenges of representing UP’s financially challenged sports program. We know that our dedicated athletes cannot rely on the university alone for their needs. They need our help as alumni. To paraphrase an immortal slogan from a famous alumnus, written during tumultuous times for the country and the university in the Seventies: Kung hindi tayo tutulong, sino tutulong? Kung hindi ngayon, kailan pa? As our UP education gave us a fighting chance to survive outside the four walls of the classroom, we are hoping that our efforts will also give that same fighting chance to our varsity teams. I’m fully aware that UP alumni are a diverse group. We have our differences, disagreements, limitations. Despite our differences, we can focus on what unites us instead of what divides us. This is not just about raising funds to support our athletes. This is about how we can work together to build, strengthen, and nurture our cherished UP Community. We do not have that single knight in shining armor who will answer and provide for all our needs, but we can patiently build our community, brick by brick, inch-by-inch, step-bystep until we reach heights never reached before. Isn’t that what being from UP is all about? Just as we learned from our university that “the power of imagination makes us infinite,” we want to build teams that are not dependent on financial resources alone. We want to build teams that are supported by a dedicated, committed, zealous community — teams that value grit over glitz,
athletes who value valor over glamor. We want Iskolars ng Bayan who have true passion to win. Nais natin ang mga koponan na matatag ang paninindigan, na magpapa-alala sa ating lahat na hubad ang tagumpay kung hindi ito nagmumula sa pagmamahal — pagmamahal sa komunidad at pagmamahal sa bayan. Nais natin ang mga koponan na kahit dehado, laging lumalaban at walang inuurungan. We want teams that will embody the ideals of a community whose narrative will draw out that fighting, beating, raging Maroon heart in every one of us. As proud children of UP, we willingly fight in the trenches just as we are ready to raise the scepter of victory. Last year, we witnessed our school pride shine in its grandest form. We saw a UP Community united and proud. Our euphoria was beautiful, historic, memorable. Many of us have enjoyed individual successes in our careers and callings after leaving UP. Somehow, we are always drawn back to where we all started. In part, we are reminded of our love and loyalty for UP because of the yearly competitions, which evoke equal measures of pride and nostalgia for our Pamantasang Hirang. As alumni, deep inside, we all know that we have nowhere to go, but go back to UP. Malayong lupain, atin mang marating, hindi magbabago ang damdamin. Babalik balikan naman natin talaga ang UP Nating Mahal. For those who want to help, please visit the site nowheretogobutup.ph
The Blossoming of the UPLB Soul Pahinungod, Cebuano word for “offering,” was an apt choice made by former UP President Emil Q. Javier to name the volunteer service that he institutionalized across the UP System in 1994, not only to put to rest the questions on whether UP had lost its soul but also to continue to inculcate the culture of service in UP.
By JOSEPHINE M. BO
When then UP President Emil Q. Javier institutionalized volunteerism and established the Ugnayan ng Pahinungod in UP, he cast a spotlight on the culture of service that has long existed in UPLB. The UPLB story is replete with many accounts of volunteerism, the first on record made by the pioneer students and teachers who trudged miles every afternoon and carved the UP College of Agriculture (UPCA) or today’s UPLB campus out of the wilderness at the foot of Mt. Makiling. There were also the UPCA staff and students who volunteered to fight during World War I and who, in World War II, led and comprised the guerrilla arm that helped liberate the internment camp at UPCA where more than 2,000 Allied nationals were imprisoned. Natural and man-made calamities have seen UPLB units, alumni, staff, and students working the frontlines to help victims. Organized or not, these efforts were most often ad hoc until the establishment of the Pahinungod provided an institutional lead. Most importantly, it became the platform through which the community channeled an abiding desire to serve. Through the Pahinungod, the UP soul, to rephrase the words of a UP writer, blossomed and in ways unexpected. While the Pahinungod is being revitalized, in UPLB, there obviously is no shortage of volunteers because it is now strengthening its technical assistance programs in food security, gender and disaster risk management to encourage and accommodate a growing number of UPLB faculty and staff volunteers.
Creating Change Pahinungod volunteers most often march into the program so full of wide-eyed optimism and confidence that they can create change. Vangie, now a teacher in genetics at UPLB, talked about how her general education subjects in UP Baguio succeeded in inculcating in her the love of country, and motivated her to get into the Gurong Pahinungod (GP) program in 2005. Inspired by a teacher who told their class of her travails as a volunteer, Ria also sought to serve and immersed herself in a far-flung, underserved community through the GP with Vangie, her classmate and now her co-teacher at UPLB. Jicker, a biology teacher also at UPLB, was motivated by his desire to provide opportunities for people to maximize their potentials. “Inspiring them, sparking an idea, an emotion that could help them get off the condition they are in.” These, he said, prodded him to join the Pahinungod. By “them,” Jicker meant the sectors of society he met as a Literacy Training Service student whose lives came as a stark contrast to his. “We, as UP students, are so privileged whereas others do not have the opportunities [that we have] to maximize their potentials,” Jicker said. “To contribute to our country.” Menard, a BS Math and Science Teaching junior student and a Pahinungod volunteer for three years now, said that this was his and a couple of his friends’ reason for volunteering. Reynalyn, a BS Computer Science senior, was introduced to Pahinungod through a video that their NSTP 1 class watched. What she saw encouraged her, and then and there she decided to become a volunteer. Being Changed But it was being Pahinungod volunteers that changed them more than them changing the
Photo by Christopher V. Labe
communities where they immersed. A major takeaway for Vangie, Ria, Jicker, Menard, and Reynalyn is how volunteering made an impact on their lives. Ria and Vanjie finished the GP program “honed into persons of character by the challenges that tried the limits of their patience and tested their values.” They said with some amusement at how the tables were turned on them: “Pahinungod prepared us for life!” After his first stint, Jicker realized that he wanted to become a teacher, and a very good one at that. “What I am now, my passion for teaching, and my teaching style, I credit to my immersion with Pahinungod,” he said. According to him, it was Pahinungod that equipped him with facilitation skills and an engaging teaching style that he consciously cultivates. Menard credits Pahinungod with giving him a “new skills set,” having been tasked to teach chemistry and math even though he specializes in biology. Reynalyn said that Pahinungod taught her to speak better in public. “We are learners as much as teachers in the program,” was how she encapsulated a common realization among the volunteers. Revitalizing the Pahinungod UP President Danilo L. Concepcion has declared in speeches at events in UPLB that plans are underway to revitalize Pahinungod to make the free tertiary education law meaningful to those who cannot get a UP education. Menard is all thumbs up for the plan because it is a way to pay forward. For him, volunteering is an act of gratitude. “The help that I give is the help that was given to me,” he said. Ria and Vangie reflected on how volunteering took out the selfishness and self-entitlement in them, and made them more caring persons. “If we continue to think only of ourselves, change will not happen.” Reynalyn said that revitalizing Pahinungod will make the slogan ‘’Iskolar ng bayan para sa bayan’’ truly meaningful while Jicker could only exclaim, “imagine a world with more Pahinungod volunteers!” Indeed, revitalizing the Pahinungod will help tilt the balance in favor of those on the fringes of society, as much as the privileged who only need to be aware of the opportunity to allow their UP soul to blossom.
Photos by the UPLB Ugnayan Ng Pahinungod
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UPLB-UHS: The Little Hospital that Could By Miguel Victor T. Durian
Who would have thought that this little hospital, tucked away in a quiet corner of UPLB, could provide services such as major surgeries and caesarian section? Yes, doctors at the University Health Service (UHS) can do radical mastectomy, exploratory laparotomy, open reduction and internal fixation for serious bone fracture, hip replacement, surgical removal of uterus or ovaries for cancer and complicated conditions of female reproductive organs, and a host of other major procedures. Its affordable rates, coupled with the fact that many of its medical officers, consultants, and ancillary staff are alumni of the UP Philippine General Hospital make it the hospital of choice for the community. For all of these reasons, the hospital is often considered as the “Little PGH” of Los Baños. Dr. Jessie Imelda Foronda-Walde, UHS director, said that the UHS implements special programs, including diabetes education and nutrition, newborn screening, and the student welfare clinic for psychiatric consultation. It also conducts seasonal public service programs such as circumcision and vaccination drives for influenza and pneumonia. Moreover, it recently had its personnel trained in handling snake bite
management. Indeed, UHS has come a long way from its “infirmary” status since 1995 when the Department of Health accredited it as a secondary level hospital. This 30-bed hospital has the key facilities to carry out these procedures, particularly an operating room, delivery room, outpatient department, X-ray room, and a diagnostic laboratory. However, the hospital is now a little run-down and its equipment need to be upgraded. As Dr. Walde said, “Major surgical procedures have been valiantly performed under miserable conditions.” UP President Danilo Concepcion, after a recent visit to the UHS, made a commitment to raise funds to upgrade its Operating Room. “There is no better cause that you can support than health care. When you help us, you do not just help financially needy students, you also help members of the community,” said a very grateful Dr. Jessie Imelda F. Walde, director of the UPLB University Health Service (UHS), on the support given to the UHS. For the past few years, UP alumni have been extending help to UHS. Filled with gratitude, UHS recently celebrated its 104th anniversary with a program dedicated to its benefactors, entitled Pasasalamat. Because fleeting words of thanks are not enough to express its gratitude to its partners, the UHS installed a “Donor’s Wall” at the hospital, immortalizing the names of its partners. According to Dr. Walde, one of their consistent donors is the Sigma Delta Phi Alumnae Association, which has chosen the UHS as its outreach programs through the decades. The sorority adopted and refurbished patients’ rooms, lactation rooms, and rest rooms, as well as donated several air conditioning units, refrigerators, tables and chairs, hand dryers, and other equipment.
President Danilo L. Concepcion and Atty. Gabriela Concepcion are given a tour of the facilities of the UPLB University Health Service by Dr. Jessie Foronda Walde, UHS director.
The UPLB Alumni Association of America and the UPLB Alumni Group in America donated $1,500 and $2,200 (or more than Php 190,000), respectively, which was used to procure equipment and renovate rooms. Other donors are the Rotary Club of Los Baños and Rotary Club of Los Baños Makiling, Vice Governor of Laguna and a UP alumna Atty. Karen Agapay, Dr. Rene Rafael Espino and Dr. Teresita Espino, and the UPLB Zoological Society.
Then and Now WORDS BY Corazon F. Azucena IMAGES BY Eric John F. Azucena
The many landmarks that dot the campus landscape tell of the history of UP Los Baños, an institution that has come a long way — from a small College of Agriculture to become the first autonomous university in the UP system. These “Then and Now’’ pictures were taken by Dr. Robert Pendleton, an American who pioneered the teaching and study of soil science in UPCA (19231935) and by Eric John F. Azucena, BS Chemical Engineering 1994. The old photos are integrated and superimposed on the recent ones.
The UPLB main entrance is flanked by two columns that bear murals in terra glass mosaic. The first seven panels trace the roots of the university and the eighth one is a vision of UPLB in the future. The Gate Mural, as it is called, was designed by Filipino “mosaicist” Elizabeth Grace Chan and was installed in 1978. Superimposed on the 2014 color photo are images from a black-and-white photo taken in 1935 showing the original icon that used to welcome people and motorists, that of The Man, The Plow, and the Carabao. The campus gate was also flanked by replicas of carabaoheads on top of two pillars designed by Juan M. Arellano, a consulting architect of the then Bureau of Public Works. The monument and the carabao head pillars were moved to its present site in 1969 as part of the physical development of the campus in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Man, the Plow, and the Carabao used to have engravings on all four sides of its base, which have been replaced by hard granite walls after it was refurbished by UPCA Class of 1958. This and the carabao head pillars represent the University’s efforts to improve Philippine agriculture through research and development. The carabao pillar used to be where the “UP Los Baños” could be seen before it was moved to its current location at the UPLB Alumni Plaza. The campus fringes on Velasco and Ela Avenues used to be lined with residential structures like the one on the left side of the photo. Time has overtaken some of these structures and they have been replaced by commercial establishments.
Baker Hall, one of the oldest remaining buildings on the UPLB campus, was erected in 1927 and was named after Charles Fuller Baker, former dean of the UP College of Agriculture. Posing with the Baker Hall in the background are men and women of the period dressed in resplendent ternos and white suits characteristic of the time. Today, Baker Hall still stands with a commanding presence over a vast open space where outdoor sports and other activities are held, a silent sentinel that witnessed history unfold in UPCA/UPLB.
On this spot where the present-day College of Arts and Sciences Annex II building stands is where the Chemistry Building once stood before it was razed to the ground by a fire in the late 1980s. The old Chemistry Building then housed BIOTECH, SESAM, and the Institute of Chemistry. The entrance to the old building was retained in accordance with the practice in UPLB of preserving old arches and portals.
Institute of Mathematical Sciences and Physics of the College of Arts and Sciences. It used to be the Women’s Dorm, the home for freshmen who, on their second year in college, had to move out to give way to the incoming freshmen.
An old photo of the Royal Palm Avenue, now called the Harold Cuzner Royal Palm Avenue in honor of the American teacher who headed the Department of Rural Engineering and Mathematics during UPCA’s pioneering years. In his book, Centennial Panorama: Pictorial History of UPLB, Dr. Fernando A. Bernardo of class ‘55 documented a story told by Francisco C. Bernardo of Class ’23 about Dr. Cuzner’s lasting legacy, not only in planning and supervising the construction of all of UPCA’s buildings but also in having his class plant the colonnade of royal palm trees lining one of the campus’s main thoroughfares. Dr. Cuzner required his class in engineering to plant the royal palms using a transit to ensure that these were arranged in straight and perfectly parallel rows.
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The Harmony BEHIND U By Maita D. Domaoal
For golden jubilarians returning to reminisce in this year’s homecoming, singing the university hymn will have a special meaning. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the translation of UP Beloved into UP Naming Mahal, when the graduating class of 1970 first raised their voices, singing in Filipino to its familiar melody, with their fists in the air in defiance and hope. Civil unrest had been growing over the years as inflation, rising national debt, and social injustices became rampant. Student activism was at its peak and the university was at the center of the action. Historians would dub the start of the year as the First Quarter Storm. It was a turbulent time these April graduates faced. Wouldn’t this wonderful hymn sung in Filipino stir them to boldly move forward in national pride and public service? As riots and protests became an almost regular sight in Manila streets, the College of Music called for translations of UP Beloved into the mother tongue. The response was a UP system-wide affair from faculty, administration and a student body united in the fervor of asserting nationalism. A screening committee headed by College of Music Dean Ruby K. Mangahas was tasked with evaluating the submissions in 1969. The committee members were a group of respected musicians and composers. Col. Antonino R. Buenaventura, a former student of Nicanor Abelardo and later, National Artist for Music, was on board, as was another future National Artist for Music, Felipe Padilla de Leon. The latter had first entered UP as a Fine Arts student but had eventually graduated from UP with a diploma in music teaching and conducting in 1939. Two friends, both professors from the College of Music, rounded out the committee. Concert pianist Regalado Jose had grown up in a home without a piano. It did not stop him from becoming one of the best pianists in the country; he earned his degree from the college where he taught for many years. The maestro often played accompaniment for his friend Aurelio Estanislao, the famous baritone from Bocaue, Bulacan, who later penned the lyrics of Pasko Na, Sinta Ko.
Although there are no more copies available of the submitted translations, the committee judged that no single contribution seemed to work as a whole. It found “none of them to be, in full, suitable to the hymn’s musical accents nor literally acceptable.” As musical composers, they together decided to cull the translated verses from different submissions to produce a composite poem. The contributors were truly a mixed bunch. Conrado Galang hailed from UP Baguio, while Jose L. Pelayo came from the UP College of Engineering Shops. Tomas N. Aguirre was a teacher from what was then the Department of Pilipino and Philippine Literature.
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Two scientists of renown also had a hand in the translation. Dr. Carlito R. Barril was a UP Los Baños (UPLB)-bred agricultural chemist who completed his doctorate there. Dr. Barril would specialize in analytical chemistry, biotechnology and environmental chemistry. Dr. Bienvenido T. Miranda, the first director of the Natural Sciences Research Institute (NSRI), was a chemistry professor and international scientist. Interestingly, he published a paper on “A Tested Scheme for Creating the Filipino Science Vocabulary.” The NSRI hall was later named after him. There was also Celestino P. Habito from the College of Agriculture, founder of the Office of Student Affairs in UPLB. Habito also tried his hand at translating the College of Agriculture hymn from English to Filipino, as well as that of the Central
Luzon Agricultural University (now Central Luzon State University). His family recalls that Filipino professor Felicidad Sagalongos-San Luis, the esteemed author of Diksyunaryong Ingles-Filipino Filipino-Ingles, was also part of the university hymn’s translation. Habito may have collaborated with her or submitted the translation on her behalf. Thus, she should take credit for parts of the final composite poem. Sagalongos-San Luis, in fact, was appointed to the Lupon ng Pagsasapilipino ng mga Lathalain sa Araw ng Pagtatapos in 1970. The administrative order decreed the translation of the graduation ceremony program, diplomas and certificates, invitations, introductions and other related graduation documents to Filipino.
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UPLB also had another contributor in Atty. Severino Tabios, the university’s legal counsel. He would be appointed Assistant Professor of Laws on Family Relations at the College of Agriculture in late 1970. Finally, there was Hilarion Rubio, a retired faculty member of the UP Conservatory of Music and former conductor of the National Opera Company. A much-respected composer, conductor, clarinetist and music teacher, he brought something else to the university hymn. Professor Rubio is credited with being among the contributors to the translation, as well as to transposing the piece from the key of B-flat to A-flat. For non-musicians, it simply means that the music has been modulated to a key more manageable for most people to sing. On April 11, 1970, UP Naming Mahal debuted at the 59th General Commencement Exercise in UP Diliman. The University of the Philippines Gazette, published monthly by the Information Office, posted the new translated lyrics for wider dissemination. Most students and alumni probably know the university hymn’s origin from two contests held in
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1917. The first contest called for a poem “capable of touching the heart and soul of every UP student and alumnus.” A young student from Cagayan de Oro, Teogenes Velez, won for writing UP Beloved. He went on to finish law in 1921, and served as Representative of the 2nd District of Misamis in the 7th Philippine Legislature (1925-1927). The second contest that same year was to put UP Beloved’s words to music. Enter the Nicanor Abelardo, the king of Filipino kundiman and future National Artist for Music. Abelardo was just a student at that time, but would head the department of composition seven years later. When the conservatory moved to Diliman and became a college in 1968, the hall fittingly bore his name. Today, UP Naming Mahal rings out in every graduation, every homecoming and reunion, every athletic victory, in concerts, organizational meetings and even protests and demonstrations. The hymn’s history is the consolidated achievement of the university’s unique and diverse voices, a blend from the minds of musicians, lawyers, singers, composers, teachers, scientists and administrators.
UP BAGUIO Stepping up for the Community By Roland Rabang
The University of the Philippines alumni leave their mark in many ways and in many places. At the University of the Philippines Baguio (UPB), the alumni come to mind whenever students, faculty and other researchers consult JSTOR, a digital library of academic journals, books and other primary sources. A group of UPB alumni based in the United States made lifetime access to this digital library possible by donating to UPB a lifetime JSTOR subscription. This is just one of many instances where the generosity of the alumni continues to benefit the university’s constituency. Students with financial difficulty, for instance, could avail themselves of free meals at the UPB canteen as the alumni, through the UPB Alumni Association has assumed the cost of their daily sustenance in a program dubbed “Food for Thought.” There were more instances where the alumni came through for UP Baguio in nearly all aspects of its existence. The need for a campus-wide information dissemination system also brought donations for audio-visual equipment. The weather in Baguio City, which it is frequently visited by heavy rainfall and strong typhoons, requires that the university should have in store emergency equipment such as power generators, emergency lamps, raingear and other tools in anticipation of inclement weather. In September of 2018, Northern Luzon was on the path of a strong typhoon code named “Ompong.” The morning after the typhoon made landfall on September 15, the people of Baguio and the province of Benguet woke up to news of a massive landslide in the mining village of Ucab in Itogon municipality in Benguet. It was a humanitarian crisis that prompted the UP Baguio community to action with Chancellor Raymundo D. Rovillos making the call for the UPB community, both constituents and alumni, to help in the unfolding situation in Itogon, Benguet. On September 24, UP Baguio volunteers were ready to embark on a relief caravan carrying gallons of potable water as well as hygiene kits. The effort brought together volunteers from the alumni sector as well as faculty, students, administrative staff and
UP Baguio volunteers unload care packages for distribution to evacuees in barangay Ucab, Itogon, Benguet in the aftermath of typhoon Ompong which made landfall in northern Luzon on 15 September 2018.
REPS (Research, Extension and Professional Staff). Onsite relief coordinators pointed to at least four locations that needed the items. The coordinators said displaced families were in evacuation centers mostly operated by church denominations. At Lower Gommok evacuation site, at least 25 families were recipients of 35 five-gallon waterfilled containers as well as 35 hygiene kits. The same process also took place in at least two more evacuation sites in Ucab. College of Social Sciences faculty member Dr. Jennifer Josef facilitated efforts to mount another relief caravan seeing that immediate assistance was paramount since severe road cuts virtually isolated Benguet and other Cordillera provinces. Agricultural produce could not be transported to marketplaces in La Trinidad (Benguet), Baguio City and Manila. She added that families relying on agriculture had no income. Together with the UP Baguio administration, alumni, students, faculty and REPS, Dr. Josef contacted anti-crime advocate Teresita Ang-See and her group Kaisa sa Kaunlaran Foundation, which provided financial assistance to purchase relief and care packs for 340 families and 300 elementary and high school students of Bakun, Benguet as well as 200 high school and college students of La Trinidad, Benguet and Baguio City. University Alumni Magazine
Oblation statuettes were given to the awardees by the UPAA Cebu Chapter.
Tatak UP sa Sugbu Awards 2018 Mark of Honor and Excellence By Farrah Marie Catubay
‘’Tatak UP’’ is used to denote someone possessing the qualities that make an Iskolar ng Bayan. It is not just a mere label, but also an indication of something to strive for and an embodiment of a tradition that stems from the deepest root of the university—the tradition of honor and excellence. On December 6, 2018, the UP Alumni Association (UPAA) Cebu Chapter organized the 4th Tatak UP sa Sugbu Awards at the Casino Español. The ceremony recognized alumni who have excelled in their respective fields and have made indelible contributions to the Cebuano community. Ten people working in different yet interlaced facets of the community were awarded: Anita Estrera-Baleda (Social Change, Advocacy, Women Empowerment); Atty. Carlo Pontico Fortuna (Law, Public Service, Governance); Cris Evert LatoRuffolo and Atty. Ian Anthony Sapayan (Social Change, Advocacy, Community Empowerment); Dr. Jose Eleazar Bersales (Culture and Heritage – Conservation); Atty. Rose-Liza Eisma-Osorio (Environmental Conservation); Haidee Emmie Palapar (Communication and Culture); Prof. Raymund Fernandez (Art, Design, and Culture); Architect Michael Torres (Art, Design, Corporate Social Responsibility); and Ma. Teresa Canton (Education).
The co-chair of the screening and selection process, Dr. Madrileña dela Cerna, explained that regardless of which UP campus they came from, they may be an awardee as long as they are based in Cebu or have made significant contributions for the Cebuano community. Oblation statuettes were given to the awardees by the UPAA Cebu Chapter. These statuettes carry different stories of struggles and victories, of perseverance and breakthroughs, of challenges and triumphs. By empowering women, developing a program for drug addicts, reigniting the love of reading, helping student activists, conserving culture and heritage, protecting the environment, developing communication and culture, documenting Cebu’s art history, leading in architecture, and developing education in the region, the awardees have manifested the tradition of honor and excellence cultivated in the university to solve problems facing Cebu and to realize positive change. Honor and excellence must be upheld while studying in the university, but it is even more expected and demanded of the Iskolar ng Bayan as they graduate and join the real world. With this, the ten awardees proved to be Tatak UP.
ALUMNI Reunited in 4-Day Affair
United Colors of UPV: An invitation to various academic organizations to gather and work with one another for a better UP Visayas.
By GC T. Castro
The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) celebrated its annual UP Alumni and Faculty Homecoming on August 23-26, 2018, in UPV Iloilo City campus. Various activities were also held to gather the alumni and let them reconnect with their respective academic organizations and their alma mater. Regular annual events held on August 25 included the annual homecoming Mass at the UPV Auditorium, sponsored by UP Scintilla Juris and UP Stella Juris. This was followed by UP Validus Amicitia’s “VArrio Fiesta” alumni brunch at the GCEB, and the “Golden Lunch” for retired faculty and staff sponsored by UP Silak Brotherhood and UP Silab Sisterhood at the New CM Building. The yearly election of UPAAIC Board was held at the PA Rooms. Five new members were elected to the board to succeed the five outgoing members. In line with the Academic Groups Day celebrations, the College of Fisheries Alumni Association (CFAA) had a workshop at the UPV Auditorium and “Fish Night: Retro Style” reunion at Westown Hotel on August 23; College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) had “CAS Family Movie Time” and “Skimmers’ Soiree,” both at the UPV Cinematheque on August 24; the High School Department’s “Goldies Day,” spearheaded by iAmUPHi in cooperation with various batches, was held Aug. 25 at the UPV Auditorium; the Biological Sciences Division’s “Clovers’ Nook” exhibit at the SWF Lobby; the Social Sciences Division’s “Redbolts Olympics” at
the Student Lounge; the College of Management’s “Bluechips: Back to Base Version 2” fellowship lunch at the New CM Building; and the School of Technology (SOTECH) Alumni Association’s “SOTECH Socials,” an intimate lunch followed by their yearly bingo games at the Graduate and Continuing Education Building (GCEB). Sports events included the Alumni Basketball games organized by the UP Alumni Association Iloilo Chapter, in coordination with UP Hamili Brotherhood and UP Hamilia Sisterhood with finals games on August 22 and Fisheries clinching the championship; UP Validus Amicitia had its first night bike ride, “Vayk Fest,” on August 24; and the biggest sport event, the yearly “Run UP! 8” fun run, sponsored by UP Silak Brotherhood and UP Silab Sisterhood, was held August 25 at SM City grounds with over 400 runners. Other events included “Tindahan sa UPHI” homecoming fair organized by iAmUPHi in coordination with UPAAIC; a “Politica Sermonem: A Forum on National Issues” with former Solicitor General Florin T. Hilbay, sponsored by UP Scintilla Juris and UP Stella Juris; “Human Trafficking” forum with retired Police Supt. Ma. Cecilia Detablan, sponsored by Gender and Development Program; UPHS Batch ‘81’s “Dugo kay Isko” blood drive and open house of UPV Dormitory Balay Ilonggo; and UPV Cinematheque. Capping the festivities was the UP Alumni and Faculty Homecoming Dinner and Awards Night held on August 26. Senior jubilarians from various classes were honored and recognized. Five UPV outstanding jubilarians were awarded Oblation trophies and medals.
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Alumni in Pageantry By Jose Wendell P. Capili
Despite perceptions that pageants are frivolous and exploitative, a number of Iskos and Iskas have dominated such competitions since the American colonial period. While many past winners are forgotten easily, pageant winners from UP sought to make a dent by pursuing more meaningful roles in their lives. Miss Philippines 1912 Paz Marquez-Benitez wrote “Dead Stars,” the first distinguished piece of short fiction written by a Filipino writer in English. She taught English, creative writing and literature in UP for many years. Some of her notable students include former UP Presidents Carlos P. Romulo and Salvador P. Lopez, National Artists for Literature Jose Garcia Villa and Francisco Arcellana, iconic writers Bienvenido Santos and Manuel Argulla Pre-World War II Miss Philippines winners from UP also include Victoria Lopez-Araneta (1922), who co-founded White Cross, Feati University, Araneta University (now DLSU-Araneta), Republic Flour Mills (now RFM Corporation), and Feati Bank (later known as City Trust, before it was acquired by BPI in 1996). UP College of Law alumna, bar topnotcher, professor and philanthropist Pacita Ongsiako de los Reyes-Phillips was Miss Philippines 1929. The UP College of Music produced two successive Miss Philippines: Engracia Laconico (1933) and Clarita Tan Kiang (1934). Maria Kalaw-Katigbak, one of Paz MarquezBenitez’s students, became Miss Philippines 1931. A former Philippine Collegian writer and UP Student Council officer, Kalaw-Katigbak earned her Associate in Arts, Bachelor of Philosophy and Master of Social Work degrees from UP. She earned her MA Literature degree as a Barbour Scholar at the University of Michigan. Later, she obtained her PhD in Social Sciences from UST. Kalaw-Katigbak became senator of the Philippines from 1961 to 1967 during the Fifth Congress, and Board of Review for Motion Pictures and Television (later MTRCB) Chief from 1981 to 1986.
Mr. Philippines World 2018 and UP College of Human Kinetics Sports Science major Jody Baines “JB” Saliba (seated at the center) with friends.
After the war, local franchise holders sent Philippine representatives to international pageants. Remarkably, UP has produced numerous delegates to the Miss Universe Pageant, including UPD Broadcast Communication alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1971 Vida Doria; UPLB Biology (summa cum laude) and UPM Medicine alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1976 Liz Beth de Padua; UPD Economics alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1979 Criselda Cecilio, UPD Fine Arts alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1982 Maria Isabel Lopez; former UPM CAS student and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1985 Joyce Burton; UPD Speech Communication alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1989 Sarah Jane Paez; UPD Fine Arts alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2000 Nina Ricci Alagao; UPD Economics (cum laude) and Law alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2001 Zorayda Ruth Andam; UPD Psychology alumna and Bb. Pilipinas 2006 Lia Andrea Ramos; UPD Broadcast Communication (summa cum laude) and Law alumna and Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2007 Anna Theresa Licaros; UPD Community Development alumna, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2010 and Miss Universe 2010 4th runner-up Maria Venus Raj; UPD Architecture (magna cum laude) alumna,
Philippine representatives to the London-based Miss World Pageant include UPD Economics alumna and Miss World Philippines 1967 Maita Gomez; former UPD CAS student, Mutya ng Pilipinas-World 1977 and Ambar del Mundo 2nd runner-up Peachy Veneracion; former UPD Interior Design student and Mutya ng Pilipinas World 1983 Marilou Sadiua; former UPD Speech and Drama student and Mutya ng Pilipinas World 1987 Malou Apostol; UPD Broadcast Communication alumna and Mutya ng Pilipinas-World 1989 Estrella Singson Querubin; UPD Education (magna cum laude) and Bb. Pilipinas World 1997 Kristine Florendo; UP Cebu Mass Communication alumna, Bb. Pilipinas World 2004 and Miss World 2004 finalist Karla Bautista; and UPD Art Studies alumna, Bb. Pilipinas World 2005 and Miss World 2005 finalist Carlene Aguilar. Miss Philippines-Earth titleholders from UP include Miss Philippines-Earth 2001 and Miss Earth 2001 finalist Carlene Aguilar; UPD Psychology (cum laude) and UPOU Energy Management alumna, Miss Philippines-Earth 2006 and Miss Earth 2006 2nd runner-up Cathy Untalan; UPOU AA student, Miss Philippines-Earth 2010 and Miss Earth 2010 semifinalist Psyche Resus; and UPD Communication Research alumna, Miss Philippines Earth 2011 and Miss Earth 2011 2nd runner-up Athena Imperial.
Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 and UPD Economics (cum laude) and Law alumna Bea Patricia â€œPatchâ€? Magtanong with her choreographer, UP PhD Comparative Literature student, Mahds Guinto.
Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2011 and Miss Universe 2011 3rd runner-up Shamcey Supsup; and UPLB Chemistry alumna, Bb. Pilipinas Universe 2013 and Miss Universe 2013 3rd runner-up Ariella Arida. UP alumnae were also sent to the Miss International Pageant in Japan, including UPD Home Economics alumna, Bb. Pilipinas International 1972 and Miss International 1972 2nd runner-up Yolanda Dominguez; former UPD Broadcast Communication major and Bb. Pilipinas International 1993 Sheela Mae Santarin; UPD Speech Communication alumna, Bb. Pilipinas International 2008 and Miss International 2008 finalist Patricia Fernandez; UPD Interior Design alumna, Bb. Pilipinas International 1994 and Miss International 1994 finalist Alma Concepcion; and UPD Economics (cum laude) and Law alumna and newly-crowned Bb. Pilipinas International 2019 Bea Patricia Magtanong.
Mutya ng Pilipinas winners from UP also include UPD Tourism alumna and Mutya ng Pilipinas AsiaPacific 1988 Hyacinth Lotuaco; UPD European Languages alumna and Miss Asia Pacific 1993 Michelle Aldana; and UPD Speech Communication major and Mutya ng Pilipinas Tourism International 2001 Liza Dino. At least two UP alumni figured prominently in the world of male pageantry. Former UPD Education student Aaron Mark Banez was named Ginoong Pilipinas 1991, while UP Sports Science major Jody Baines Tejano Saliba was proclaimed Mr. World Philippines 2018. A number of UP alumni received prizes in LGBTTQQIAAP pageants but these contests were rather short-lived and smaller in terms of magnitude compared to their male and female counterparts. Perhaps, a UP graduate will be proclaimed Miss International Queen in Thailand sometime in the future. Indeed, the Iskolar ng Bayan uses all platforms available to them to create awareness, generate interest, and catalyze change for their personal or social advocacies. They bring honor and excellence, not only to the University of the Philippines, but also to the entire nation.
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Continuing the Pioneering Spirit of Art Educator
Agbayani By Patricia Ruth B. Cailao
“Art should be lived; it should be part of everyday life. It’s not meant to be just a décor. But it should capture ideas. It should capture identities.” This, according to artist and academician Prof. Grace Javier Alfonso was the philosophy of her art mentor, the late Professor Emeritus Virginia FlorAgbayani, who died on October 22, 2018, at the age of 96. Alfonso was a freshman taking up Painting at the UP College of Fine Arts in the 1970s when she became a student of Prof. Agbayani. She described her mentor as a tall, attractive woman with an enormous personality “walking around in a colorful long dress—imposing, quite seductive.” The two became close friends, especially when Alfonso decided to lecture at the same college after graduation. Hailing from Batac, Ilocos Note, Prof. Agbayani or “Manang Betty” as she was often called, was born on May 20, 1922. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (Painting) from the University of the Philippines (UP) School of Fine Arts in 1947. In her college years, she became Junior Council and Student Council representative, was president of Pallete and the Brush Association, and chairperson of the Fine Art’s Woman’s Club. She was also a staff artist of the Philippine Collegian in 1946-1947.
As a professor, Prof. Agbayani was known to be a terror. But she was also a loving mentor. Alfonso said Agbayani had a loud, distinct and commanding voice that compelled everyone to listen. Agbayani’s artworks revealed that still life and landscapes were her favorites. “She had freeflowing strokes with blended colors, and a blend of abstract and figurative touches,” Alfonso said. “She had this great awareness of cutting space in her canvass.” Virginia Agbayani was very supportive to her students. She was the one who helped Alfonso set up her fourth solo exhibit in 1986 at the UP Vargas Museum entitled, The Third Image. “[During] the opening of my solo exhibit, she performed this ritual of offering chicken, some drinks, tobacco, and eggs, to the spirits as a form of blessings,” Alfonso said. Prof. Agbayani was in full ethnic attire and moved while chanting. All these were done before the cutting of the ribbon, which was made of sampaguita, with then UP President Edgardo Angara leading the ceremony. During a Still Life Painting class, Alfonso recalls, Prof. Agbayani brought native fruits such as bananas and atis and made them the subject of her students. This, she said, was a reflection of Agbayani’s love for things Filipino.
Prof. Agbayani with national artists Larry Alcala and Napoleon Abueva Photo from the University of the Philippines Alumni website
Prof. Agbayani also went beyond the use of materials and focused more towards the philosophy of art. Alfonso said Agbayani encouraged students to explore themselves through art and to develop why they do their own art.
Agbayani was one of the faculty, students and staff members involved in the transfer from the University’s 10-hectare campus in Padre Faura, Manila to the 493-hectare campus in Diliman, Quezon City.
The common knowledge in the past, Alfonso said, was that painting should be mimetic. You copy, like a camera would capture a subject; that’s skill. But for her, it’s not photographic; it’s more essential.
An essay entitled “Recollections of a Pioneer” (from UP Diliman: Home and Campus, 2010) details how Prof. Agbayani witnessed UP Diliman’s transformation from an open and undeveloped land into a vibrant community of intellectuals and culture shapers.
Prof. Agbayani instructed her students to capture the essence of an object. It did not have to be a close resemblance. In fact, she didn’t want that, Alfonso pointed out. Hailed as “The Grand Dame of Philippine Art Education,” Prof. Agbayani mentored many of the country’s artists including National Artist for Visual Arts, Jose Tanig Joya, who was considered a pioneer in modern and abstract art. Agbayani taught bachelor and graduate courses at the UP College of Fine Arts, where she also served as the chairperson of the Studio Arts Department, College Secretary, Officer-in-Charge, and then Associate Dean. She was instrumental in the transition of the School of Fine Arts into a college with more comprehensive programs for students. Even after retirement, Agbayani continued to lecture and was active in conducting graduate program activities, being conferred the title of Professor Emeritus. She also served as director of the UP Fine Arts Alumni Association in 1978. She also pushed for the inclusion of art education at the primary and secondary levels when she served at the Philippine High School for the Arts. According to Alfonso, Agbayani worked for the funding of various programs in the art high school. Interestingly, Prof. Agbayani was full of stories about Philippine history, culture, and society. Perhaps, much of Agbayani’s interest in storytelling can be attributed to her being one of the pioneers of the Diliman campus.
She and her husband Mariano Leano were the first ones to build a permanent house inside the campus using their own money. Their bungalow home was known as the “Hansel and Gretel House” for it stood alone in the woods in Area 1 before it became a residential area. It was where Agbayani learned the rich history of the place through the stories of the older residents in the area. For instance, the mango tree in front of her house used to be a favorite meeting spot of the Katipuneros, including Melchora Aquino (Tandang Sora). From the old folk, Agbayani learned how the area came to be known as Diliman. ‘‘Kasi po, mayroon kaming kasabihan dito: Mag-dilim man, wag mag-alala. Sisikat din ang araw, dala ang ginhawa.’’ (There’s a saying here that says: It may get dark, but don’t worry; the sun will soon rise and bring prosperity). Up to this day, Prof. Agbayani continues to be an inspiration for Alfonso. “I went into many (other) things. I was teaching Photography, Visual Communications, Film, etc. In a sense her pioneering spirit somehow still lives in me,” Alfonso said. Prof. Agbayani is survived by five children: Anne Victoria Agbayani Resurreccion, Marianne, John Patrick, Cana-Mari, and Franz John Agbayani; sonin-law Rey Resurreccion; grandson Carl Francis Agbayani and his wife, Marie. Her daughter, Ida, died in 1999. University Alumni Magazine
roilo golez PUTTING NATIONAL INTEREST ABOVE ALL By Patricia Ruth B. Cailao
On June 11, 2018, Ferdinand “Toto” Golez, a former Navy chief, was driving inside Bonifacio Global City (BGC) when he was stopped by a traffic marshal to make way for a speeding ambulance. Following it was a red van which struck his attention because it looked like it belonged to his older brother. It didn’t make sense to him at that time until a series of phone calls from the Golez family urged him to go to St. Luke’s Medical Center in BGC, where his brother, former congressman and former National Security Adviser Roilo S. Golez, was rushed due to a heart attack. Roilo, he said, was supposed to attend a television interview that morning. He did not make it. He was 71. The Navy officer said he was at first in denial of his brother’s demise, for the latter continued to be active in his political advocacy over the country’s territorial claims and maritime rights against China in the West Philippine Sea (WPS), even after he retired from public service. Jose Roilo Golez was born on January 9, 1947 in Looc, Romblon. He was the second of five siblings. “He had his own way of doing things. There were times that you would misunderstand him,” Toto, who’s seven years younger than Roilo, recalled. He said his brother would not show his affection and care for a person but one could sense those feelings were there. Toto recalled that when they were kids, he asked his brother’s help for a drawing assignment. Roilo refused and told him to do his own homework. The next day, however, Toto was surprised to see his homework finished. It was a sketch of a mountain drawn by Roilo. “He also had a knack for sketching caricatures of people,” Toto said.
While in college, Roilo helped his family by working as a part-time salesman at an appliance store. He was then taking up Political Science. Life was hard for them when they were growing up, Toto remembers. They were a family of seven who shared a home in Project 3, Quezon City with only two rooms. Their parents were public school teachers. According to Toto, Roilo had always planned on becoming a lawyer. He didn’t seem fit for military service although their father was a World War II veteran and a survivor of the infamous Bataan Death March. Nevertheless, an older cousin whom he and Toto looked up to as a brother had encouraged Roilo to serve in the Navy. Roilo then entered the Philippine Military Academy and was later accepted at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland where he majored in mathematics and operational analysis. Roilo also earned a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, Class of 1977. He was a senior lecturer at the UP Graduate School of Business Administration, served as a Navy officer until he retired from service as a Navy captain. As a civilian, he held several government positions, among them as deputy administrator of the Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) from 1978 to 1981 before his appointment as postmaster general under the Marcos administration from 1981 to 1986. Golez was among the first government officials to withdraw their support for then President Ferdinand Marcos during the early hours of the civilian-backed military uprising now known as the
L-R: Golez the Young Boxer: Seeking his fourth championship in the 127-pound class of the Brigade of Midshipmen boxing tournament, as reported in Evening Capital newspaper dated March 10, 1970. Before and After: Golez and his brother Toto Photos and news clipping courtesy of (Ret.) Vice Admiral Ferdinand S. Golez
1986 Edsa People’s Power Revolt. Golez announced his “irrevocable resignation” as postmaster general on Radio Veritas, one of the only reliable sources of breaking news during those dangerous times. After that historic event, he served as representative of Parañaque City from 1992 to 2001, when the city had only one legislative district; and as the city’s second district representative from 2004 to 2013. In each of the elections for all six terms as congressman, Golez won by a landslide. In Congress, Golez was a respected member of the House of Representatives’ committees on national defense and on public order and security. He espoused the national interest above all in matters of external and internal defense and security. He also served as the head of the House Contingent to the Commission on Appointments during his last term. In between his service as congressman, Golez was appointed as National Security Adviser by former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2001. The younger Golez, who eventually became the Flag Officer in Command of the Philippine Navy, said that during his military service his Kuya Roilo would always help him, give him advice and share his knowledge with him. “He was the idol of the family. When our parents died, he became our father. He saw to it that the family stayed close together; that we continued helping each other,” Toto said. Armed Forces of the Philippines spokesman Col. Edgardo Arevalo was one of those in the military
and government service who paid tribute to Golez. He called him “a sailor, a patriot, and a public servant whose contributions to the Filipino nation and its people extended throughout his lifetime.” Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri regarded him as “a lover of the common tao,” even as Golez mingled with the high and mighty. “His day was not complete without walking among the masa in Parañaque and praying in Baclaran Church. He walked, shopped, dined, prayed, and consoled the common man every day,” Zubiri was quoted in a news report. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonio Carpio described Golez as someone who “embraced lawfare as a peaceful means of asserting our sovereign rights in the WPS.” Online news site Rappler cited a 2002 Newsbreak profile of Golez where his concept of external security was expounded as something anchored on good relations with our Asian neighbors, minimizing irritants with them, engaging China, and expressing views when there are perceived excesses. Golez was one of the three convenors of the West Philippine Sea Coalition, and he established the Movement and Alliance to Resist China’s Aggression. He joined rallies and spoke about China’s “bullying.” He was also a regular lecturer on the sea dispute at the National Defense College of the Philippines. Golez is survived by his brothers Toto and Elias, sisters Henrietta and Amelita, his wife Natalia, and their two children, Rico and Guadalupe.
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In Memoriam: June 2018 to July 2019
Dr. Ramon Fabella Abarquez Jr. (AA 1948, MD 1953) January 10, 2018
Mrs. Belen R. Butuyan-Calixto (BSE 1951, MAT 1979) April 20, 2018
Rep. Roque Ravelo Ablan Jr. (AA 1953, AB 1953, ROTC 1954) March 26, 2018
Ms. Carmelita U. Casanova-Montenegro (BSHT 1955) January 22, 2018
Ms. Samia R. Abraham-Henrage (BSHE 1975) August 13, 2018
Ms. Marian B. Castigador-Pornel (GN 1975)
Prof. Emeritus Napoleon Veloso Abueva (BFA 1953) February 16, 2018
Prof. Karina R. Constantino-David (AB 1966) May 7, 2019
Rev. Dr. Federico Ines Agnir (AB 1959) July 9, 2018
Mr. Juan Nasayao Contreras (BSA 1974) October 6, 2018
Prof. Emmanuel Quisumbing Fernando (AB 1975, MA 1980, LLB 1995) November 27, 2018
Atty. Anna Tencing Lacuanan AlfaroManurung (AB 1994, LLB 1999) September 15, 2018
Ms. Veronica “Nonie” M. Convocar (BSBA 1968) March 6, 2019
Ms. Virginia Flor-Agbayani (BFA 1947) October 22, 2018
Engr. Conrado Estrada Cortes (BSCE 1997, MS 2000) June 4, 2018
Mr. Severino J. Formacion III (BSME 1992)
Hon. Carmen “Carmeling” P. Crisologo (CGM 1976, MPA 1977)
Atty. Gloria Alfaro Fortun (LLM 1966) March 21, 2018
Ms. Norma C. Crisologo-Liongoren (BSN 1968)
Ms. Perlita J. Francisco-Suguitan (BSN 1968)
Ms. Rhoda C. Dacanay-Santos (BSBA 1961) May 13, 2018
Ms. Wulfilda P. Galvante (BSE 1969, MAT 1974) March 11, 2018
Prof. Victoria Dans-Reidenbach (BSChem 1949 cl) March 1, 2018
Ms. Mater M. Gamboa-Mascarinas (AA 1952, BSE 1954, MAT 1973)
Atty. Diogenes C. Dayan (AB 1965, LLB 1969)
Mr. Gerardo C. Garcia (BSChE 1965, MBA 1970) January 26, 2018
Ms. Angelina Leyco Arvisu-Dumol (AB 1949 mcl) January 15, 2018
Sr. Wilhelmina (Sis. Mary Stanislaus) Padilla De Polonia (BSHE 1956) January 15, 2018
Dean Ruben A. Garcia (BSME 1954)
Ms. Lourdes Teresa Borja Asprec (BSN 1974) June 5, 2018
Atty. Connie Gumanit Del Rio-Villamor (AB 1999) September 24, 2018
Dr. Elaine A. Atos-Rodzion (BSN 1968) December 26, 2003
Mr. Mario “Maryo” Jorolan Delos Reyes (AB 1974) January 27, 2018
Ms. Ma. Bulaklak P. Ausente (AB 2007) March 13, 2019
Ms. Jeanette S. Deslate (MMgt 1996, DipURP 2006)
Atty. Senen Danao Baccay (AB 1964) January 28, 2019
Atty. Hermenegildo Castellano Dumlao (ROTC 1958, LLB 1965) May 27, 2018
Dr. Leon Angel Purugganan Banez Jr. (MD 1948) September 4, 2018
Ms. Madonna Joy L. Ednaco-Tanyag (AB 2007)
Mr. Emilio Basbas Batino (BSA 1978) October 6, 2003
Atty. Mamerto B. Endriga Jr. (LLB 1968) February 11, 2018
Dr. Ma. Riza Lazaro Bondal (BSBE 1984 mcl, MEd 1990) November 1, 2018
Ms. Teresita De Joya Enriquez-Vivar (AB 1972) October 7, 2018
Hon. Felix Rigoroso Alfelor Jr. (LLB 1960, MPA 1966) March 29, 2018 Mr. James De Villa Alvarez (BSBio 2012, MS 2018) December 8, 2018 Atty. Edgardo J. Angara (LLB 1958, LLD 2013) May 13, 2018 Dr. Zuriele G. Arambulo (BSBio 2012) February 7, 2019 Mr. Henry Carino Arcangel (BSA 1960) July 19, 2018 Mr. Antonio Ibanez Arquiza (BSBA 1968)
Dr. Eliadora Fe Balisay Bote-Vera (BSBA 1966, DVM 1975, BFA 1993 mcl) October 14, 2018 Ms. Aleli R. Bustrillos-Yap (BSACh 1973 mcl, MS 1983)
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Atty. Godofredo C. Esguerra (LLB 1954) February 26, 2018 BSP Gov. Nestor Aldove Espenilla Jr. (BSBE 1980 mcl, MBA 1982) February 23, 2019
Dr. Jesse T. Espinola (MD 1964) July 27, 2017 Mr. Manuel V. Estillore Jr. (BS 1963) July 8, 2018 Ms. Nelia L. Evangelista (MN 1974) January 15, 2018 Judge (Ret.) Fernando L. Felicen (BAPA 1969) February 10, 2018
Atty. Andres G. Gatmaitan (BSJ 1961 cl, LLB 1961 cl) July 25, 2018 Atty. Jessie John P. Gimenez (AB 1983, LLB 1987) September 28, 2018 Hon. Jose Roilo S. Golez (MBA 1977) June 11, 2018 Dr. Alice G. Guillermo PhD 1995 (July 29, 2018) Dr. Acela F. Gutierrez-Tantiongco (BS 1954, MHProfEd 1988) April 22, 2019 Ms. Ma. Cristina D. Harder (BSBA 1984) Dr. Harivelle Charmaine T. HernandoAbdulla (BS 1976; MD 1981; MHProfEd 1997; PhD 2013) May 11, 2018 Ms. Mary Ann Therese A. Javelona (MMgt 1998) Ms. Ma. Lourdes H. Jesena-Madamba (GN 1975)
Prof. Sonia Morales Joaquin-Valenciano (AB 1952, AB 1967)
Ms. Pacita Zapata Orata (BSPhar 1982) October 21, 2018
Dr. Michael C. San Felipe (BS 1989) October 2, 2018
Atty. Ruben DC. Judit (LLB 1955) March 12, 2019
Mr. Emmanuel Libre Osorio (AB 1964) January 12, 2018
Ms. Sylvia Sandejas Reyes (BSHT 1957) May 26, 2018
National Scientist Bienvenido Ochoa Juliano (BSA 1955 mcl) February 21, 2018
Ret. Ambassador Tomas Delos Reyes Padilla (AB 1953, BSFS 1954) January 31, 2019
Ms. Concepcion V. Santos-Bantug (BSN 1968)
Mr. Roberto F. Kuan (BSBA 1971) September 15, 2018
Ms. Carmelita D. Palabrica-Pineda (BSN 1973)
Asst. Prof. Ma. Anna Rowena Luz G. Layador-Roaquin (MIS 1998) September 5, 2018 Dr. Bella Grace L. Legayada-Barrera (BSFish 1980; DPubAd 1992; MMgt 1984) June 2018
Atty. Pareto Oliver B. Patacsil (BAPA 1959) February 8, 2013 Ms. Valentina B. Patacsil (GN 1959, BSN 1961) July 24, 2015 Ms. Rosalita Sayoc Prospero (AB 1983) May 28, 2019
Judge (Ret.) Leandro Tejo Loyao Jr. (CGM 1977, MPA 1978)
Mr. Luciano “Sonny” L. Puyod II (BSA 1972) March 1, 2018
Atty. Oliver Ocol Lozano (LLB 1972) April 12, 2018
Ms. Erlinda A. Rada-Pilkington (BSN 1968) February 1, 2017
Mr. Reynaldo C. Lulu (AB 1984, MMgt 1995)
Ms. Aurelia S. Redoble-Pada (BSE 1953) November 6, 2018
Ms. Ella Alma Madarang Maceda-Calleja (BSHE 1957) March 23, 2018
Atty. Teodoro D. Regala (BSJ 1959 cl, LLB 1959) June 1, 2019
Dr. Raymundo Solomon Magno (MD 1960) August 9, 2018
Engr. Felisberto G.L. Reyes (BSCE 1949, MIM 1955) March 29, 2019
Dr. Leilani Gail Vidallon Magtolis (BS 1986) October 8, 2018
Dr. Milagros Z. Reyes (MA 1958, DEd 1980)
Ms. Rosa L. Mamon-Manzala (BSBA 1962, MPA 1977) August 2018
Sec. Rodolfo T. Reyes (Liberal Arts 1958) April 14, 2016
Arch. Geronimo V. Manahan (BSArch 1962 cl, PhD 1992) February 18, 2018
S. Maria Adela Torro Robledo (CCD 1975) April 12, 2019
Mr. Edgardo B. Maranan (BSFS 1967) May 8, 2018 Mrs. Fortuna Edralin Marcos-Barba (BSE 1952) March 3, 2018 Rev. Fr. Hector C. Mariñas, O.P. (MEd 1983) August 4, 2018 Mr. Jose “Pitoy” R. Moreno Jr. (BFA 1951) January 15, 2018 Ms. Fe P. Navarro-Reyes (BS 1949 cl, MS 1966) July 31, 2018 Ms. Angelita Careaga Ofilada (BSFS 1951, MIM 1962, MPA 1955) April 23, 2018 Dr. Perry S. Ong (BS 1983, MS 1988) March 2, 2019 Ms. Luz Anita M. Orallo-Perez (BSPhar 1953) April 23, 2019
Atty. Manuel Benitez Rojo Jr. (AB 1963, LLB 1969) September 13, 2018 Ms. Nena Adamos Rola-Bustrillos (BSA 1948 cl) July 22, 2018 Mr. Enrique “Pocholo” P. Romualdez (AA 1948, PhB 1950) February 28, 2019 Dr. Leon B. Sabas (CHA 1966, MHA 1968) November 10, 1990 Mr. Melito Sison Salazar Jr. (BSBA 1971, MBA 1974) February 16, 2019 Ms. Adoracion Salcedo-Acuna (BSN 1962, MAT 1977) February 27, 2018 Ms. Rosa Crisostomo Samson-Pacubas (BSE 1947) June 5, 2019 Mr. Bayani S. San Diego Jr. (AB 1995) October 24, 2018
Dr. Ruben D. Santos-Cuyugan (PhB 1949 mcl) August 12, 2018 Dr. Luz Dawang Segui (MEd 1970) June 29, 2018 Dr. Vidal “Boy” O. Simpao Jr. (BS 1968) June 1, 2018 Mr. Ernesto Galvez Sonido Jr. (BSFish 1990; MLIS 2003) July 7, 2019 Dr. Arsenio P. Talingdan (AA 1951, AB 1953, MPA 1955) April 2018 Mr. Arturo R. Tanco Jr. (LLD 1976) April 19, 1985 Atty. Leonida G. Tansinsin-Encarnacion (LLB 1956) January 14, 2018 Mr. Sherman B. Tenorio (BS 1993) July 2018 Mr. Gerardo A. Teodoro (BSA 1965) April 24, 2012 Prof. Ligaya Gragera Tiamson-Rubin (AB 1966, MAT 1974) May 18, 2018 Atty. Melania Campit Tijam-Ariola (LLB 1977) September 16, 2018 Dr. Teodulo M. Topacio Jr. (DVM 1951 cl) July 1, 2019 Ms. Aletha Ma. I. Trasporte (DipIR 2000, MIR 2000) July 8, 2018 Dr. George Siao Kian Ty (LLD 1999 hc) November 23, 2018 Mr. Mark Joseph Holandes Ubalde (AB 2007) April 1, 2019 Ms. Vilma A. Vecera-Paner (BSN 1959, CPH 1968) May 12, 2017 Atty. Rogelio A. Velasco (AB 1974, LLB 1978) May 11, 2018 Mr. Manuel E. Villa Jr. (AA 1959) Judge Armando Alvarez Yanga (LLB 1973) December 4, 2018 Ms. Zenith Katalina O. Zuniga-Delgado (GN 1975)
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Alumni Accolades UP Alumni Elected in the May 2019 Midterm Elections
Senate of the Philippines Cynthia A. Aguilar-Villar (BSBA 1970)
Alan Peter S. Cayetano (UPDil-CSSPAB-1993) Lone District-Taguig CityPateros
Juan Edgardo “Sonny” M. Angara (LLB 2000)
Edgardo M. Chatto (UPDil-AB-1981) 1st District - Bohol
Maria Lourdes “Nancy” S. Binay-Angeles (BSTour 1997)
Junie E. Cua (UPDil-CBA-BSBA-1967cl, UPDil-CBA-MBA-1973) Lone District Quirino
Pilar Juliana “Pia” S. Cayetano (UPDilSchEco-AB-85cl, UPDil-Claw-LLB-1991) Ma. Imelda “Imee” R. Marcos (Law-1976, 2nd sem. to 1983, 1st sem.; earned 130 units and 6 units, CSSP AB Program)
Ferdinand Martin G. Romualdez (UPDilCLaw-LLB-1992) Tacloban City
Cheryl P. Deloso-Montalla (UPDil-CSSPAB-1990) 2nd District - Zambales
Roman Gabriel T. Romulo (UPDil-SchEcoBS-1991, UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1994) Lone District - Pasig City
Arnulf Bryan B. Fuentebella (UPDil-CSSPAB-1998) 4th District - Camarines Sur
Mary Grace Senora Poe (AB Development Studies 1988)
Greg G. Gasataya (UPDil-ABPolSc-1992) Lone District - Bacolod
Rodrigo A. Abellanosa (UPDil-BSMetE1984cl) 2nd District-Cebu City Cyrille F. Abueg (UPDil-SchEco-BS-1991, UPDil-CLaw-LLB-2003) 2nd District Palawan Maria Lourdes Acosta-Alba (UPDilABPsych-1988) 1st District-Bukidnon Stella Luz F. Alabastro-Quimbo (UPDilSchEco-BSBE-1991scl, UPDil-SchEcoMA-1994, UPDil-SchEco-PhD-1994) 2nd District - Marikina City Isagani S. Amatong (UPDil-CLa-AB-1964, UPDil-CBA-MBA-1970) 3rd District Zamboanga Del Norte Dahlia A. Ambayec-Loyola (UPLB-CASBS-1982) 5th District - Cavite Marisol C. Aragones-Sampelo (UPLBCDC-BSDC-1999) 3rd District- Laguna Shirlyn L. Banas-Nograles (UPVBSBio-1996) Gen. Santos City Robert Ace S. Barbers (UPDil-NCPAGMPA-2006) 2nd District- Surigao del Norte Jose Christopher Y. Belmonte (UPDilSchEco-AB-1997, UPDil-Claw-LLB-2002) 6th District - Quezon City Juan Pablo P. Bondoc (UPDil-CBABSBA-1990) 4th District - Pampanga Peter John D. Calderon (UPDil-SchEcoBSBE-1981, UPCebu-MMgt-1983, UPDilCLaw-LLB-1988) 7th District - Cebu
Geraldine B. Roman (UPDil-AB-1997) 1st District - Bataan
Lorenz R. Defensor (UPDil-CSSPAB-2000) 3rd District - Iloilo
Aquilino Martin “Koko” D.L. Pimentel III (LLB 1990)
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Jesus Crispin C. Remulla (UPDil-CASAB-1983, UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1987) 7th District - Cavite Rufus B. Rodriguez (UPDil-CLawLLB-1980) 2nd District - Cagayan de Oro City
Ciriaco Gato Jr. (B UPMla-CMed-MD-1984) Lone District- Batanes Marquez “Mark” O. Go (UPCM-AB-1975, UPDil-MMgt-1979) Lone District - Baguio City Evelina B. Guevara-Escudero (UPDil-CHEBSHE-1964, UPDil-CEduc-MAED-1999, UPDil-CEduc-PhD-2005) 1st District Sorsogon Ramon V. Guico III (UPDil-CSSP-AB-1997, UPDil-CEduc-MAEd-2004) 5th District Pangasinan Dulce Ann K. Hofer (UPCC-MMgt-1996, UPDil-NCPAG-DPubAD-2005) 2nd District - Zamboanga Sibugay Lacson-Noel, Josephine R. UPDil-CMC(ABC-1991) Lone District - Malabon City Edcel Castelar Lagman (UPDil-AB-1962cl, UPDil-LLB-1966) 1st District - Albay Ma. Lucille K. Ledesma-Nava (UPV-CASBS-1988) Lone District - Guimaras Lorna Regina “Loren” B. Legarda (UPDilIMC-AB-1981cl) Lone District - Antique Edward Michael VP. Maceda (UPDil-CMCABC-1993) 4th District - Manila Eleandro Jesus F. Madrona (UPDil-CLawLLB-1978) Lone District - Romblon Ruth B. Mariano-Hernandez (UPLB-CASBSBio-1994) 2nd District - Laguna Josephine Y. Ramirez-Sato (UPDil-CLawLLB-1978) Lone District - Occidental Mindoro
Deogracias Victor “DV” B. Savellano, (UPCM-CAS-AB-1981) 1st District - Ilocos Sur Lucy Marie M. Torres-Gomez (UPCCBBMgt-1995) 4th District - Leyte Isidro T. Ungab (UPLB-ROTC-1982, UPLBBSA-1983) 3rd District - Davao City Henry R. Villarica, (UPDil-CAS-AB-1967, UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1971cl) 4th District Bulacan Victor A. Yap (UPDil-SchEco-AB-1990) 2nd District - Tarlac Ronaldo B. Zamora (UPDil-CLawLLB-1969, UPExtDivMla-AB-1965) Lone District - San Juan City Party List Justin Caesar Anthony D. Batocabe (UPDIL-Claw-Djuris-2015, UPDil-SchEcoBS-2010cl) Ako Bikol Political Party (Ako Bicol) Arlene D. Brosas (UPDil-CAL-AB-1997, UPDil-CAL-SertMPFil-1995) Gabriela Women’s Party (Gabriela) Sarah Jane I Elago (UPDil-CHE-BSHRIM2010cl) Kabataan Sharon S. Garin (UPV-CMgt-BSBA-1993) Ang Asosasyon Sang Mangunguma Nga Bisaya Owa Mangunguma (AAMBISOWA) Bernadette Herrera-Dy (UPDil-CBAMS-2000, UPDil-SchEco-BSBE-1997) Bagong Henerasyon (BH) Ron P. Salo (UPDil-CLaw-LLB-2003, UPDil-CSSP-AB-1998cl) Kabalikat ng Mamamayan (KABAYAN)
Suzette T. Alquisada (UPV-CMgtMMgt-1995) Tigbauan, Iloilo
Eleanor B. Begtang (UPCB-BS-1987) Apayao Dakila Carlo E. Cua (UPDil-CBABSBA-1999) Quirino Arthur R. Defensor Jr. (UPDil-CSSPAB-1992) Iloilo Francis Joseph “Chiz” G. Escudero (UPDilCSSP-AB-1988, UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1993) Sorsogon Gwendolyn F. Garcia (UPDil-AB-2000) Cebu Samuel T. Gumarin (UPMla-CPHMPH-1997) Guimaras Hermilando I. Mandanas (UPDil-MBA-1969) Batangas
Kim Mikael D.G. Amador (UPCB-AB-2001) Manaoag, Pangasinan Nestor L. Alvarez (UPDil-CS-PhD-1998, UPDil-CS-MS-1986 , UPDil-CAS-BS-1976) Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija Marcos G. Ayangwa (UPMla-CPHMOH-2000) Paracelis, Mountain Province Mar-Len Abigail ‘Abby” S. Binay (UPLBCHEc-BSHEc-1997) Makati City, Metro Manila Boen Dorotheo R. Cabahug (UPCCAB-1995) Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur Lino S. Cayetano, (UPDil-CMC-AB-1999) Taguig City, Metro Manila
Ramon A. Orfanel (UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1996) Catanauan, Quezon Joelle Mathea S. Panganiban (UPB-KAPBS-2017) Angadanan, Isabela Vivian F. Pugal-Alvarez (UPOU-FMDSMA-2014 Oras, UPMla-Cnursing-BSN-1995) Eastern Samar Edward T. Quilala (UPDil-CSSP-AB-1991) Curimao, Ilocos Norte Pablito V. Sanidad (UPDil-CBABSBAA-1980) Santa Catalina, Ilocos Sur Marcelino R. Teodoro (UPDil-CSSPAB-1990 cl) Marikina City, Metro Manila Francisco Javier M. Zamora (UPDilNCPAG-MPA-2006) San Juan, Metro Manila Vice Mayor
Edwin C. Ongchuan (UPDil-CSSP-AB-1991) Northern Samar
Enrico R. Corvera (UPLB-CAEITBSAE-1976, UPLB-GradSch-MS-1983) Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
Juanito Victor C. Remulla (UPDil-CSSPAB-2014) Cavite
Natali Ann F. Debuque (UPMLa-CPHarBSIP-2018) Anilao, Iloilo
Michelle Alice B. Baguilat (UPDil-CMCAB-2003) Kiangan, Ifugao
Presbitero J. Velasco Jr. (UPDil-CASAB-1967, UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1971) Marinduque
Eleanor DJ. Dominguez (UPDil-CEducMAEd-203cl) Castillejos, Zambales
Aidel Paul G. Belamide (UPLB-CAS-ABCA 2009 scl) Silang, Cavite
John Wesley R. A Dulawan (UPMla-CPHMPH-1995) Banaue, Ifugao
Philip A. Dacayo (UPLB-Carg-BSA-1986) Solano, Nueva Vizcaya
Rosario Mediatrix P. Fernandez (UPVCMgt-BSMgt-1998) San Enrique, Iloilo
Arvin L. Losaria (UPV-CMgt-DipURP-2016) Lambunao, Iloilo
Vice Governor Katherine C. Agapay (UPDil-CSSPAB-1995) Laguna Marc Douglas C. Cagas IV (UPDil-CSSPAB-1997) Davao del Sur
Trina Alejandra Firmalo-Fabic (UPDilCSSP-AB-2005mcl) Odiongan, Romblon
Hilario P. Davide II (UPDil-AB-1991) Cebu
Rommel A. Gecolea (UPLB-GradSchMPubA-2013) Cabuyao City, Laguna
Vicente R. De Jesus (UPLB-CargBSA-1979) South Cotabato Christine S. Garin (UPV-CMgtBSAcctcy-1996) Iloilo Mark Ronald D.G. Lambino (UPDil-CSSPBS-2005) Pangasinan
Richard I. Gomez (UPOU-FedCertAA-2009) Ormoc City, Leyte Ralph C. Lantion (UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1977, UPDil-CAS-AB-1973) Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Anatonio G. Bagasao (UPDil-CBABSBA-1980) Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
Joel E. Manangan (UPDil-CEnggBSGE-1986) San Narciso, Zambales Zaldy G. Marin (UPMla-CPH-DipDPH-1991) San Agustin, Romblon Leif Laiglon A. Opina (UPLB-CEMBSAgbMgt-1999) Cabuyao City, Laguna Jesus D.V. Poquiz (UPMla-HIS-CBHW-1984, UPMla-HIS-CCHW-1986) Quezon, Isabela Rizal G. Salih Jr. (UPMla-CAMPBSPT-2000) Castillejos, Zambales
Edcel Greco B. Lagman (UPMla-CASAB-1993) Albay
Jasmin Angeli M. Maligaya-Bautista (UPLB- Gradsch-MDMG 2014) Magallanes, Cavite
Victorino Dennis M. Socrates (UPDilCLaw-LLB-1986) Palawan
Emmanuel L. Maliksi (UPDil-CSSP-BS-1991) Imus, Cavite
Susan A. Yap-Sulit (UPDil-CSSP-AB-1987) Tarlac
Fe G. Maruhom (UPDil-CSWCDMSW-1996) San Francisco, Southern Leyte
Jeffrey C. Sumbilla (UPV-CMgtDipURP-2006) Santa Barbara, Iloilo Joje B. Undar (UPV-CAS-BS-1990, UPVCMgt-MMGt-2016) Banete, Iloilo Judy D.L. Vargas (UPLB-CDC-BSDC-2011) Lingayen, Pangasinan
Eliordo U. Ogena (UPDil-CLaw-LLB-1978) Koronadal City, South Cotabato
Jerry T. Yaokasin (UPCT-AB-1990) Tacloban City, Leyte Silvano C. Zanoria (UPDil-CAS-MS-1978) Aurora, Zamboanga Del Sur
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June 2018 Architect Licensure Examination • 5th place: 82.80% - Arielle Jan Salazar Baldonado, BSArch 2016 (UPMin) • 8th place: 82.50% - Gerard Silvestre Alejandro, BSArch 2016 (UPD) Environmental Planner Licensure Examination • 1st place: 83.05% - Amillah Sescon Rodil, BSArch 2002 cl; MA 2009 (UPD) • 2nd place: 82.00% - Alvin Fabellore Veron, BS 2009 cl (UPD) • 3rd place: 81.55% - Rio Compra Yonson, BS 1995 cl (UPD) • 4th place: 81.40% - Ace De Guzman Ligsay, BS 2011; MA 2013 (UPD) • 6th place: 81.25% - Maja Cielo Henson Jose, BSArch 2005 mcl (UPD) • 7th place: 81.15% - Gemeniano, Jr. Beluan Crisante, BS 2007 cl (UPD) • 8th place: 80.95% - Weslene Irish Uy, DipURP 2017 (UPD) • 10th place: 80.80% - Theresa Jane Guigayoma Cajarte, BSDC 2009 cl; DipPubMgt 2014 (UPLB) July 2018 Social Worker Licensure Examination • 3rd place: 83.50% - Miguel Paolo Dolfo Ocampo, BSSW 2018 cl (UPD) August 2018 Agricultural Engineer Licensure Examination • 1st place: 84.96% - John Carlo Llamoso Navasero, BSABE 2018 (UPLB) • 2nd place: 84.63% - Ginalyn Robel Marzan Brazil, BSABE 2018 cl (UPLB) • 8th place: 82.97% - Jay Ann Quion Lomod, BSABE 2018 (UPLB) Mechanical Engineer Licensure Examination • 9th place: 91.20% - John Paulo Orca Castro, BSME 2018 (UPD) Mining Engineer Licensure Examination • 4th place: 90.85% - Kenneth Davebrune Red Geriane Chan, BSEM 2018 cl (UPD) • 9th place: 89.40% - Jade Mark Leal Santos, BSEM 2018 cl (UPD) Nutritionist-Dietitian Licensure Examination • 3rd place: 90.35% - Anton Ian Gabriel Miranda Gozum, BSNut 2018 cl (UPLB) • 5th place: 89.65% - Renz Hamor Sale, BSNut 2018 cl (UPLB) • 6th place: 89.35% - Simoun Rainier Luis Bayudan, BSCN 2018 mcl (UPD) • 8th place: 89.00% - Mary Nicole Importante Grecia, BSCN 2018 cl (UPD) • 9th place: 88.30% - Renezzi San Jose Libay, BSNut 2018 cl (UPLB) Pharmacist Licensure Examination • 10th place: 90.63% - Matthew Dominique Quinton Tan Ong, BSPhar 2017 (UPMla)
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Veterinarian Licensure Examination • 8th place: 82.62% - Shaira Mitchie Gangan Ortiz, DVM 2018 (UPLB) • 10th place: 82.40% - Alay Maria Consuelo Barin Paz, BSportsS 2013 cl; DVM 2018 (UPLB) September 2018 Forester Licensure Examination • 1st place: 91.80% - Freddie Saenz Palermo, BSF 2018 cl (UPLB) • 5th place: 90.90% - Philip Jones Gabriel Reyes, BSF 2018 cl (UPLB) • 9th place: 90.30% - Mark Bryan Anog Carayugan, BSF 2018 cl (UPLB) • 10th place: 90.05% - Jomari Christian Dela Cruz Baggay, BSF 2018 (UPLB) Librarian Licensure Examination • 5th place: 88.05% - Mikee Jay Camille Moral Chan, BLIS 2017 (UPD) • 6th place: 87.75% - Daniel Paulo Francisco Dela Cruz, BLIS 2018 mcl (UPD) • 8th place: 87.45% - Aris Andrada Gragasin, BLIS 2007 (UPD) • 10th place: 87.30% - Fzaira Libot Cerrero, BLIS 2018 (UPD) Physician Licensure Examination • 3rd place: 90.58% - Ernest Matthew Provido Paggabao, BSN 2013 cl (UPMLA) • 4th place: 90.42% - Ma Sergia Fatima Papiona Sucaldito, BSBMS 2015 cl (UPMLA); MD 2018 cl (UPMLA) • 5th place: 90.08% - Ron Michael Labador Castillo, BS 2013 mcl (UPMLA); MD 2018 (UPMLA) • 6th place – 90.00% - Iandycel Cabarles Mijares, BSFT 2012 scl (UPLB) • 10th place: 89.58% - Marie Abigail Rivera Lim, BSBMS 2015 mcl (UPMLA); MD 2018 cl (UPMLA) October 2018 Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination • 6th place: 90.00% - Joanne Lynsley Tuason Go, BSBAA 2018 scl (UPD) Electronics Engineer Licensure Examination • 6th place: 89.50% - Norman Vincent Padua Coquia, BSECE 2018 cl (UPD) Fisheries Technologist Licensure Examination • 1st place: 86.75% - Liza Mina Lorraine Dignadice Iwag, BSFish 2018 cl (UPV-IL) • 4th place: 84.50% - Lhumen Arpilleda Tejano, BSFish 2014 cl (UPV-IL); MSFish 2018 • 6th place: 84.00% - Edcel Rebadomia Sudaria, BSFish 2018 cl (UPV-IL) • 6th place: 84.00% - Valerie Lorraine Magarse Tan, BSFish 2014 (UPV-IL) • 7th place: 83.75% - Ruperto Pasigay Olivares, BSFish 2018 (UPV-IL) • 9th place: 83.25% - Mery Rose Arcenal Baroquillo, BSFish 2018 (UPV-IL)
• 9th place: 83.25% - Kyle Iris Cano Touzo, BSFish 2018 mcl (UPV-IL) • 10th place – 83.00% - Jenelyd Acdol Bretaña, BSFish 2018 (UPV-IL) • 10th place: 83.00% - LC May Calud Gasit, BSFish 2018 cl (UPV-IL) • 10th place: 83.00% - Denise Vergara Miranda, BSFish 2018 (UPV-IL) • 10th place: 83.00% - John Ray Nomananap Moleño, BSFish 2015 (UPVIL) Geodetic Engineer Licensure Examination • 1st place: 90.00% - Kristian Rabi Monay, BSGE 2018 mcl (UPD) • 3rd place: 87.80% - Karl Kevin Dungca Talplacido, BSGE 2018 (UPD) • 4th place: 87.40% - Dariel Franz Poblete Noveloso, BSGE 2018 mcl (UPD) • 5th place: 87.20% - David Carlos Cordial Naval, BSGE 2018 (UPD) • 7th place: 86.20% - Fritz Rhaem Malinao Olivar, BSGE 2018 cl (UPD) • 10th place: 85.60% - Franklin Decosto Maraya, BSGE 2018 (UPD) Psychologist Licensure Examination • 2nd place: 85.65% - Kim Ronaline Bautista Salvador, BS 2011 mcl (UPD); MA 2018 (UPD) • 8th place: 84.15% - Mary Grace Macapagal Raymundo, AB 2008 mcl (UPD); MA 2015 (UPD) • 10th place: 83.85% - Maria Beatriz Cinco Guerrero, AB 2014 cl (UPD) Psychometrician Licensure Examination • 3rd place: 81.80% - Grazianne-Geneve Villafuerte Mendoza, AB 2018 scl (UPD) • 4th place: 81.60% - Ma Angela Pascual Maskariño, BS 2018 mcl (UPD) • 6th place: 81.20% - Darynne Ariana Mortel Solidum, AB 2017 cl • 8th place: 80.80% - Mary Jonne Tura Auza, AB 2018 (UPV-Cebu) • 8th place – 80.80% - Patricia Monique Mendoza Paca, AB 2012 (UPV-Cebu) • 10th place – 80.40% - Mary Grace Apa Nonay, ABSS 2013 (UPTC) • 10th place: 80.40% - John Paul Amaya Velez, AB 2018 (UPV-Cebu) November 2018 Bar Examination • 6th place: 85.0320% - Nadaine Peralta Tongco, BSBAA 2013; DJuris 2018 • 7th place: 84.8590% - Patricia Orendain Sevilla, BSBA 2014; DJuris 2018 Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination • 1st place: 84.40% - Peter Nicholas Saquido Onglao, BSChE 2018 scl (UPD) • 3rd place: 83.20% - Ernest Pahuyo Delmo, BSChE 2018 scl (UPD) • 4th place: 83.10% - Jose Rafael Balagtas Quidilig, BSChE 2018 cl (UPLB) • 5th place: 83.00% - Sidny Aaron Peña, BSChE 2018 mcl (UPD) • 7th place: 82.50% - Marc Alec Dominic Ong Yau, BSChE 2018 mcl (UPD)
• 9th place: 82.10% - Neil Aldrin Paul Rosales Caraos, BSChE 2018 mcl (UPLB) • 10th place: 81.80% - Rans Miguel Nunag Lintag, BSChE 2018 mcl (UPD) Civil Engineer Licensure Examination • 1st place: 97.20% - Jaydee Niere Lucero, BSCE 2018 mcl (UPD) • 4th place: 95.10% - Churchelle Mendez Ballon, BSCE 2018 cl (UPLB) • 6th place: 94.65% - Raul Ligaya Mendoza Jr., BSCE 2018 mcl (UPD) • 7th place: 94.60% - Jayvee Rodriguez Marjes, BSCE 2018 mcl (UPD) • 9th place: 94.30% - Ma Patricia Leriezz Johnston Corpuz, BSCE 2018 mcl (UPD) Geologist Licensure Examination • 1st place: 85.40% - Dainty Clarice Vicentino Rabang, BSGeo 2018 cl (UPD) • 4th place: 83.80% - Michael James Cadag Cabreros, BSGeo 2018 cl (UPD) • 5th place: 83.60% - Timothy Glenn Paat Iringan, BSGeo 2018 cl (UPD) • 6th place: 83.50% - Jon Dave Bultron Pillejera, BSGeo 2018 cl (UPD) • 7th place – 83.40% - Jesley Mei Abiño Dycoco, BSGeo 2018 cl (UPD) • 9th place: 83.00% - Denise Faye Salvador Janer, BSGeo 2018 cl (UPD) • 9th place: 83.00% - Julius Ajes Pasco, BSGeo 2018 (UPD) • 9th place: 83.00% - Ma Patricia Leriezz Johnston Corpuz, BSGeo 2018 cl (UPD) • 10th place: 82.80% - Juan Paolo Punongbayan Pamintuan, BSGeo 2018 (UPD) Interior Designer Licensure Examination • 2nd place: 86.60% - Gabrielle Gay Paningbatan Sayson, BSID 2018 cl (UPD) • 3rd place: 86.35% - Cleyanne Ysabel Nenita Ko Dela Calzada, BSID 2018 cl (UPD) • 4th place: 85.95% - Patricia Louise Cruz Rojas, BSID 2017(UPD) • 8th place: 84.80% - Trisha Lyn Sabayle Perez, BSID 2018 (UPD) Nursing Licensure Examination • 3rd place: 86.40% - Robert Lacayanga Mejia, BSN 2018 cl (UPMla) • 5th place: 85.80% - Ella Mae Lolith Panal Mahilum, BSN 2018 cl (UPMla) • 5th place: 85.80% - Micahella Jane Castañares Merencilla, BSN 2018 (UPMla) • 6th place: 85.60% - Lyka Monique Garcia Mauleon, BSN 2018 (UPMla) • 8th place : 85.20% - Jose Raphael Madulid Delos Santos, BSN 2018 (UPMla) • 8th place: 85.20% - Sophia Alberto Tubera, BSN 2018 (UPMla) • 9th place: 85.00% - Andrea Franchesca Dela Cruz Descalzo, BSN 2018 (UPMla) • 9th place: 85.00% - Sophia Ruth Santos Mora, BSN 2018 (UPMla) • 10th place: 84.80% - Andrei Jane Francisco Gavino, BSN 2018 (UPMla) • 10th place: 84.80% - Susanna Martha Beltran Ibe, BSN 2018 (UPMla)
Dental Licensure Examination • 1st place: 84.20% - Michelle Parafina Robledo, DDM 2018 (UPMla) • 2nd place: 83.84% - Vance Lenin Bautista De Leon, DDM 2018 cl (UPMla) • 5th place: 82.50% - Cara Alexandria Salafranca Esguerra, DDM 2018 (UPMla) • 6th place: 82.40% - Corvi Cadapan Ildefonso, DDM 2018 (UPMla)
Pharmacist Licensure Examination • 1st place: 92.70% - Julienne Nicole Chua Dela Cruz, BSPhar 2018 cl (UPMla) • 3rd place: 91.80% - Jonas Angeles Aquino, BSIP 2018 cl (UPMla) • 5th place: 91.50% - Patricia May Geronimo Arellano, BSIP 2018 (UPMla) • 5th place: 91.50% - Sarah May Laguador Obmaña, BSIP 2018 (UPMla) • 6th place: 91.40% - Alison Mary Albesa Docena, BSPhar 2018 cl (UPMla) • 7th place: 91.32% - Lance Gerik So Chan, BSIP 2018 (UPMla) • 9th place: 91.17% - Karl Ian Hernandez Maliwat, BSPhar 2018 (UPMla)
January 2019 Architect Licensure Examination • 2nd place: 83.50% - Carlo Martin Lovete Llanto, BSArch 2016 mcl (UPD) 10th Industrial Engineering Certification Examination • 1st place: 87.38% - Marc Edelbert S. Villanueva, BSIE 2018 • 2nd place: 85.70% - John Bernard M. Croox, BSIE 2018 • 3rd place: 85.14% - Nigel Fredric R. Pantastico • 4th place: 84.58% - Maetien M. Dayto, BSIE 2018 • 4th place: 84.58% - Alyssa Mikaela S. Ronquillo • 6th place: 82.34% - Angela Ira B. Ramos, BSIE 2018 • 9th place: 81.21% - Christian Earl J. Buna, BSIE 2018 • 10th place: 80.93% - John Russel L. Macatangay, BSIE 2018 February 2019 Occupational Therapist Licensure Examination • 1st place: 83.80% - Nicole Kyla Dy Delfin, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 2nd place: 82.80% - Veronica Roleda Dee, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 3rd place: 82.00% - Camille Anne Laroya Guevara, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 4th place: 81.60% - Jorge, III Villarosa Sombillo, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 5th place: 81.40% - Juviel Rev Reyes Cruz, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 5th place: 81.40% - Gabrielle Alyssa Dionisio Elefante, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 7th place: 81.00% - Zanda Jane Detalla Abenes, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 8th place: 80.80% - Jann Martha Aujero Celeste, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 10th place: 80.40% - Renee Camille Delos Reyes Cahinde, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) • 10th place: 80.40% - Fides Nadine Raya Ballon Toribio, BSOT 2018 (UPMla) Physical Therapist Licensure Examination • 9th place: 84.55% - Jenica Mae Bulanadi Galang, BSPT 2018 (UPMla) • 9th place: 84.55% - Henny Angelica Panes Geroche, BSPT 2018 (UPMla) • 9th place: 84.55% - Lara Narvacan Marqueses, BSPT 2018 (UPMla)
Physician Licensure Examination • 8th place: 87.58% - Ralph Benedict Baranda Ma-Alat, BS 2013 (UPDil) • 8th place: 87.58% - Jonathan Jallorina Macatiag IV, MD 2018 cl (UPMla) • 9th place: 87.42% - Karl Josef Niño Jimenez Separa, BSBMS 2015 (UPMla); MD 2018 (UPMla) April 2019 Electrical Engineer Licensure Examination • 1st place: 93.50% - Clark Sigmund Rabano De Castro, BSEE 2018 mcl • 3rd place: 91.85% - Aljon Samiento Gablan, BSEE 2018 cl • 4th place: 91.55% - James Christian Turner Diaz, BSEE 2019 • 5th place: 91.40% - Ma. Danica Galicia Castillo, BSEE 2018 cl • 6th place: 91.15% - Carl Peter Christian Canido Caampued, BSEE 2018 • 9th place: 90.70% - Jenifer Gallardo Ricalde, BSEE 2018 cl May 2019 Chemical Engineer Licensure Examination • 2nd place – 83.60% - Kem Monterico Taghap, BSChE 2018 cl • 6th place – 80.80% - Genesis Lance Unira Orejas, BSChE 2018 scl • 10th place – 80.20 % - Manuel Christian Salvagon Caparas, BSChE 2019 cl Dentist Licensure Examination • 2nd place: 83.63% - Anna Nikole Guimmayen Delos Santos, DDM 2019 cl • 3rd place: 83.36% - Dan Aron Anselmo Santiago, DDM 2019 • 5th place: 82.56% - Czarina Mikaela Castro Benoza, DDM 2019 • 6th place: 82.37% - Rainier Samaniego Ruedas. DDM 2019 • 7th place: 82.24% - Roschelle Dominique Estoesta Lorezco, DDM 2019
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The 2019 issue of the UP Carillon. Issued by the UP Office of Alumni Relations