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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