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Congratulations to all 2023 upaa awardees !

PRESS RELEASE UPAA Alumni Awards Ceremony, 19 August 2023

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) Bestows Honors on the 2023 UPAA Alumni Awardees at Ang Bahay ng Alumni

On 19 August 2023, 6:00 PM, the UPAA will hold the Awarding Ceremonies of the 2023 UPAA Alumni Awardees at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The UPAA Awardees are outstanding individuals recognized for their leadership, achievements, service, and contributions to create positive change in the country and in the world. This year’s awards for Most Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus are given to Maria Leonor Gerona-Robredo (AB’86) and Arsenio M. Balisacan (MS’82).

The UPAA gives the Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Awards to Lourdes J. Cruz, (BSChem’62), Nathaniel A. Von Einsiedel (BSArch’68), Gisela Padilla-Concepcion (BSChem’75 cl; MS’82; PhD’95), and Rene S. Santiago (BSCE’70 cl).

The UPAA grants the Distinguished Alumni Awards to individuals with outstanding achievements in their fields of endeavour. This year’s awardees are Roberto A. Alejandro in Art as Advocacy; Peter S. Nery in Championing Hiligaynon Literature and Regional Culture; Bryan Jayson T. Borja in Community Empowerment; Jose Edgardo G. Sunico in Corporate Social Responsibility; Raul B. Villanueva in Court Administration/Public Service; Regalado T. Jose, Jr. in Cultural Heritage Work and Advocacy; Filomena Magno-Cantoria in Education and Societal Development; Manuel Peter Paul C. Jorge II in Empowerment Through Health Education; Francisco G. Delfin, Jr. in Energy Geosciences; Manuel L. Logroño in Enterprise Development and Corporate Governance; Chan Huan Chyang in Entrepreneurship; Zaldy B. Patron in Foreign Service; Sylvia Estrada-Claudio in Gender Equality or Women Empowerment; El Cid R. Butuyan in Good Governance and Anti-Corruption; Lilia Catris-Guillermo in Good Governance and Public Service; Remedios Calma-Cruz in Human Resource Development and Empowerment; Giselle Lourdes Mangona-. Manalo in Innovation in Public Health Education; Alex B. Brillantes, Jr. in Innovative Public Administration Education; Floro R. Francisco in International Labor Relations; Alexis D.L. Reyes in Medicine (Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics); Imelda O. Degay in Nutrition Education; Celia C. Carlos in Public Service; Raul C. Pagdanganan in Public Health Promotion; Maria Asuncion A. Silvestre in Public Health Promotion (Newborn Care); Gerry A. Camer in Science and Technology; Juan Carlos T. Gonzalez in Science and Technology; Milagrosa Martinez-Goss in Science and Technology (Phycology); Lulu Carandang-Bravo in Science and Technology (Vaccine Research); and Victor B. Ella in Soil & Water Resources Management.

The UP Epsilon Chi Fraternity Alumni, Inc. receives the UPAA Distinguished Service Award for an Alumni Chapter. Rico V. Domingo, Norberto P. Mendoza, and Bienvenido I. Somera, Jr. are the recipients of the UPAA Presidential Awards.

The UPAA Multigenerational Alumni Family Award is given to a family with alumni in consecutive generations. In 2023, the Ramirez family gets the recognition with four generations of UP alumni. Three-generational alumni families with the same award are the Baconguis, Castelo, Guzman, Magno, Malate, Pangalangan, Riego-Javier, Rodriguez-Martinez-Nelson, and Valencia families.

About the UPAA Alumni Awards:

The annual UPAA Alumni Awards is an independent award program that gives recognition to UP graduates with exceptional achievements in their fields, careers, or vocations. The works of these outstanding alumni bring substantial benefit to society and give distinction to the University. The UPAA recognizes the achievements and contributions of individuals and organizations whose efforts impact the community at the local, national, or international level.

FROM: UPAA Secretariat
Contact mobile number: 0917 837 2098; 7910-6390

In memoriam david lim

David Lim, Epsilon Chi, Batch 70C

Yesterday, our Fraternity The UP Epsilon Chi Fraternity lost one of its pillars. Brod David Lim joined the fraternity only 6 years from its founding. He was part of the many Filipino Chinese brods who joined during the 70s.

The brods would later joke that the “Chi” stood for “Chinese”. During this time, the existence of the Fraternity was continuously challenged. Dave would later be at the center of the first rumble of the fraternity.

After graduating with a Degree in Electrical Engineering, he would become one of the stalwarts of the Philippine Semiconductor Industry. He would be assigned to many countries as a top executive of different companies, and was part of Dynetics Semicon. Later in his career he would be setting up his own semicon company which he managed up until he passed away. He was one brod who would always be present in almost all frat activities. He would always be one of the first brods to help residents and alumni be that financially or just moral support.

Although he was a senior brod, he would always mingle with the younger brods. He was what we fratmen call a PANATIKO since he was a resident until his demise. Borrowing from another brod “ he had a goal, he had a way, and he was a man distinguished”.

Paalam Brod Dave. Hanggang sa muli nating pagkikita.

Emman Llanes

Message from the Chi epsilon alumni governor

Message SRG Joy Cruz: Good afternoon sisses! First of many firsts, I would like to thank the sisses who reached out to our residents who were stranded in the campus.

A special mention to Camille Dailo Encarnacion, for the initiative and swift action. I only have two words for you, sis, “Thank” and “You”. Thank you!!

To our residents, your good work do not go unnoticed. You were there in Taal, and still at it in this pandemic. Your spirit is unstoppable to do what is good and just.

You do every Chi Ep proud. To the general membership of the Chi Epsilon AA, we at the Board of Trustees are more than thankful for your overwhelming show of support to our AA.

With your contributions, we are in a better position now to be of service in this difficult time we are all facing. We have sisses in the medical field who are in the frontlines, braving the dangers as they go to work each day. We have family members who are in the same predicament.

We might have sisses who lost their livelihood. These are challenging times. We are all treading uncertain waters. Every second we are battling an invisible enemy. For those whose heads are still up, we are appealing for your unwavering support so that collectively we may be able to reduce the impact this pandemic is causing our members and communities.

Rest assured the Board of Trustees is finding ways to deliver.

Thank you and may our good Lord bless us all.

Joy Martha Cruz

rADIANA by abe bulaclac, 67-A


In radiant light, mine eyes witnessed a fellowship true and bond so strong In solo flight, I yearned and longed to be in The Circle and belong

By a Radian invite, I was summoned a test of mettle to join their ranks
With humble, determined application my all I mustered to this task

Within the radiance of The Circle its rites and tenets fervidly assumed
As nurtured I God’s gifts and talents for the Circle’s, School’s and Nation’s ends With Radian blood now in my veins t’ward a calling I set my track

With Radian blood now in my veins t’ward a calling I set my track With confidence so ever sure was I my brothers always have my back

I live for Radians and with Radians they are with me as I with them This environ, for me utopia indeed it is – in Radiana !

Abe Bulaclac
Epsilon Chi, 67-A

October 2, 2020 – 56TH ANNIVERSARY

We just marked another milestone, our 56th Anniversary.

This year has been especially trying, with everyone affected by the Global pandemic situation. It is in these difficult times that we rise to the challenge. We do so as men with a purpose, as brothers of Epsilon Chi, we continue to stand united.

We still managed to celebrate with Zoom, drinks ranging from coffee to alcohol due to global time zones, and presentations from our esteemed brothers.

We thank everyone for celebrating with us, we look forward to more years, continued strength, and the loving guidance of God.