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16 August 2011

UP OVPPA and UPAA Kapihan on DIVORCE (open to the public)


UPAA Board Room

2nd floor

Ang Bahay ng Alumni

Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman

(behind UP Theater)


22 August 2011 (Monday)


9:00 a.m.


National Anthem

Welcome Remarks:

Regent Gladys S.J. Tiongco

President, UP Alumni Association


Dr. J. Prospero E. de Vera III

Vice President for Public Affairs

University of the Philippines

Introduction of Guest Speakers:

Dr. Jose Wendell P. Capili

Asst. Vice President for Public Affairs

Alumni Relations Director, University of the Philippines


Atty. Rita Linda V. Jimeno

Managing Partner, Jimeno, Cope and David Law Offices

Columnist, Manila Standard Today

2nd Vice-President, UPAA

Atty. Jose C. Sison

Lawyer / Philippine Star columnist

former host of ABS CBN 2's Ipaglaban Mo

Open Forum

UP Naming Mahal


Atty. Renato B. Valdecantos

Legal Counsel, UPAA


A Public Service Project of The University of the Philippines System and The UP Alumni Association

The KAPIHAN NG BAYAN SA UP aims to serve as a regular forum for intelligent and constructive discussion of issues relevant to our development as a nation. In a democracy, such public discourse is a valuable tool for guiding our national leaders and all citizens as we collectively confront and attempt to resolve whatever challenges are posed by these issues.

To achieve these goals, KAPIHAN NG BAYAN SA UP shall:

  • Adopt a strong bias not only for airing views and opinions on issues but for uncovering relevant facts and reasoned options for policies or actions on the given issues.

  • Select issues that are of great national significance, i.e., those that capture great public interest, that have festered and remained controversial over a long period, or that seems too complex and insoluble.

  • Make available, through carefully selected resource persons and discussants, the unique strengths and resources of UP in terms of expertise in various disciplines, and in knowledge generation through scientific research.

  • Work for the widest possible public exposure of the forum through partnerships with print, broadcast, internet and other communications media.

06 August 2011

tina arceo dumlao (inquirer) & cito beltran (philippine star) return to UP

UP Lingua Franca, in cooperation with the Economic Journalists Association of the Philippines, sponsored by San Miguel Corporation, proudly presents:

THE BUSINESS STATE OF THE NATION: The Role of Media in a Developing Economy

Speakers: Ms. Tina Arceo-Dumlao (Philippine Daily Inquirer) and Cito Beltran (Philippine Star) Date : AUG 23, 2011 (Tuesday)
Venue : Pulungang Claro Mayo Recto (FC Conference Hall), Faculty Center, College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines Diliman,
Time : 2:30-5:30 PM.

Tina Arceo-Dumlao is a journalist and desk editor of the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She has a Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines, and is paying the public back for her free college education by engaging in community service.

Cito Beltran is a highly-regarded writer, Philippine Star columnist, motivational speaker, and business and life consultant. He earned his BA Journalism degree from the University of the Philippines. He was the host of the Straight Talk on ANC.

Entrance to THE BUSINESS STATE OF THE NATION: The Role of Media in a Developing Economy is FREE. It is open to the public.

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02 August 2011

DAMAYAN: Fashion Show by UP alumni designers for scholars of the UP College of Home Economics (CHE)

From UPAA board member and UP CHEAA President Dr. Evelina (Evie) G. Escudero:

The UP Home Economics Alumni Association is holding an activity entitled Damayan on 28 September 2011.

ACTIVITY: UP CHE Alumni Association Gala Night (open to non-UP and non-UP CHE alumni)

PLACE : Philippine International Trade Training Center (PTTC)

Roxas Boulevard corner Buendia Avenue, Pasay City

ATTIRE : Formal OR Semi Formal

The activity is aimed to raise funds for scholarship to help deserving students of the College of Home Economics. Damayan includes a seminar on skills enhancement in the morning, and a fashion show in the evening. The fashion show will feature creations by Filipino designers who are UP CHE alumni, including:

1. Jun Jun Ablaza

2. Eerie Angeles

3. Tracy Dizon

4. Jan Garcia

5. Joji Lloren

6. Lito Perez

7. Pidge Reyes

8. Michelle Sison

Music will be provided by the highly-acclaimed UP Singing Ambassadors under the baton of musical director and CHE (HRA) alumnus Ed Manguiat.

The UP College of Home Economics is home to students from the following academic programs:

1. BS Hotel, Restaurant & Institution Management

2. BS Food Technology

3. BS Community Nutrition

4. BS Family Life and Child Development

5. Bachelor of Science in Clothing Technology (BSCT)

6. Bachelor of Science in Interior Design (BSID)

7. Diploma in Early Childhood Development

8. Master of Family Life and Child Development

9. Master of Science in Food Science10.Master in Interior Design

11.Master in Home Economics

12.Master of Science in Nutrition

13.Ph.D in Food Science

14.Ph.D in Nutrition

15.Ph.D in Home Economics

For tickets and other details, please get in touch with

Mrs. Tess Angeles
UP Office of Alumni Relations
Fonacier Hall (Alumni Center beside Bahay ng Alumni)
Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman
Tel.: (+63)(2) 9298226 or 9818500 ext. 4251


The UP CHE Alumni Association
Room 108
Fonacier Hall (Alumni Center beside Bahay ng Alumni)
Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman
Tel.: (+63)(2) 9206873

Email :up_cheaa@yahoo.com

the college of home economics, u.p. diliman


24 May 2011

UP Diliman College of Liberal Arts (CLA) celebrates 100th year; CLA, CAS, CAL, CS & CSSP graduates invited!

The UP Diliman College of Arts and Sciences Foundation is inviting the alumni of the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Arts & Letters, the College of Science and the College of Social Sciences & Philosophy to the following activities in celebration of the centennial year of the UP College of Liberal Arts:

June 15, 2011


Opening of Exhibit

(Galleria 1, Bulwagang Rizal/Faculty Center)


Panel Discussion: “Revisiting the Liberal Arts and Setting the Directions for the Future"

(Pulungang Recto/ FC Conference Hall, Bulwagang Rizal/Faculty Center)

June 18, 2011

General Homecoming

(Palma Hall [formerly AS/LA] Lobby)




Book Launching of "Celebrating the Birth and Rebirth of the UP College of Liberal Arts"

by Ricardo T. Jose, Laura L. Samson and Gianne Sheena Sabio,

Published by the UP College of Arts & Sciences Alumni Foundation


Lunch and Fellowship



For inquiries and RSVP:

(+63)(2) 9205286


19 March 2011

Manuscripts wanted: UP College of Law to publish book on experiences of faculty, students, and alumni as members of the UP Law community

As part of its centennial celebrations, the University of the Philippines College of Law will be publishing a book titled Malcolmisms, a collection of true stories and anecdotes about the experiences of faculty, students, and alumni as members of the UP Law community.

Malcolmisms will be edited by Isabelita O. Reyes, Ph.D. Reyes is former Vice President for Public Affairs of the UP System, editor of the UP System centennial coffee table book Our University After 100 Years, and a published poet teaching creative writing with UP Diliman’s Department of English and Comparative Literature.

All alumni, faculty members, and students are encouraged to submit 500-1000 word stories for consideration to malcolmisms@gmail.com. Deadline for submissions is April 15, 2011.

Intended to reveal the lighter side of life at the College of Law, the book is a happy tribute to an institution that has, for 100 years, offered quality education in law and done pioneering legal and policy research. The College has contributed to shaping the Philippines’s social and political life, and has produced quite a few presidents, vice presidents, senators, congressmen, judges and Justices of the Supreme Court.

Declared by President Benigno S. Aquino III the “University of the Philippines College of Law Centennial Year”, the year 2011 will see for various activities celebrating 100 years of excellence in law. The Centennial Celebration theme is “The College of Law and the Challenges to Philippine Law at the Beginning of its Second Century.” Dean Marvic Leonen says that the celebrations will not only be a time to commemorate the UP Law’s history but will also be a time “to renew the institution's commitment as the country's bastion of legal education and research."

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09 March 2011

Philippine Star: Philippine PEN holds The Literature Workshop

MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine Center of International PEN (Poets, Playwrights, Essayists, Novelists) will conduct a series of teaching literature workshops in Manila and in selected regions in the Philippines this year. Called “The Literature Workshop: Teaching Philippine Literature in High School and College,” this project is geared toward retooling and upgrading the skills of literature teachers in both secondary and tertiary levels.

In the 2010 Cebu Congress, Philippine PEN passed the following resolution: “We resolve to … work more closely with the education sector, its leaders, planners and administrators, its teachers and students, and the education publishing industry, to improve literature education in the country. The Philippine PEN recognizes that literary taste is shaped in the schools, especially the public school system; it is where generations must be taught to appreciate the outstanding works of our very own writers, works that constitute the soul of our nation….”

The first lecture-workshop on teaching Philippine poetry and fiction will be held on March 25, Friday, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, at Far Eastern University’s University Conference Center in Morayta, Manila. PEN authors and university professors Gemino Abad and Danilo Francisco Reyes will be the facilitators.

The Literature Workshop is co-hosted by Far Eastern University, and supported by PEN International in UK, and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA).

For further inquiries, please contact Philippine PEN at Solidaridad Bookstore, 531 Padre Faura St., Ermita, Manila, Philippines. Tel. (632) 5230870; Telefax (632) 5255038; email: philippinepen@yahoo.com .

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24 January 2011

Winners: “CHILE: ODES FROM THE PHILIPPINES”A Poetry Contest for Filipino Students

“CHILE: ODES FROM THE PHILIPPINES”A Poetry Contest for Filipino Students


A Project of The Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines System in commemoration of the Bicentenary of Independence of the Republic of Chile, and in celebration of the rescue of 33 Chilean miners in San Jose.


1. The 34th Miner (Rene Calunsag, UP Diliman)

2. Kiss of Sunrise ( Therese Marie Villarante, Cebu Normal University)

3. Scarred Land ( Marie Celine Anastasia Socrates, UP Diliman)

Honorable Mention

4. Chile. Hope is in the heart (Mariejo Maris Sawal Ramos, UP Diliman)

5. (tie)

A) Chile in the land where the earth ends (David John Descalzo Ubera, Nueva Vizcaya State University)

B) Immured (Mirava Yuson, UP Diliman)

Prizes will be awarded on Tuesday, 1 February 2011, 6:00 p.m. at the Executive House, Pardo de Tavera near E. de los Santos St., UP Diliman, Quezon City. The event is by invitation only.


His Excellency Professor Dr. Roberto Mayorga, Ambassador

of the Republic of Chile

Professor Emerlinda R. Roman, President of the University of the Philippines System

Honorary Chairpersons

Consul Luis Alberto Palma, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Chile

Professor Jose Wendell Capili, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs, UP System

Project Coordinators

Associate Professor Mercedes Planta, Deputy Director, UP System Information OfficeAssociate Professor Wystan de la Pena, Chairperson, UP Department of European Languages

Committee Members

H.E. Ambassador of the Republic of Chile Professor Dr. Roberto Mayorga (Chair)

Consul Luis Alberto Palma, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Chile

Philippine National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose, Winner, Pablo Neruda Literary Prize from the Republic of Chile

University Professor Emeritus Gemino Henson Abad, former Vice President for Academic Affairs, UP System

Professor Emeritus Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo, former Vice President for Public Affairs, UP System

Professor Isabelita Orlina Reyes, Vice President for Public Affairs, UP System

Board of Judges


1. The contest is open from 19 September 2010 until 30 November 2010

to all Filipino students from any tertiary education (college) course except current family members of officers and employees of the Embassy of Chile and the University of the Philippines.

2. The contest has the following division and category: English Division – Poetry.

3. An entry must consist of one (1) poem of any form or length on or about the Republic of Chile—its bicentenary, people, scenery, culture and/or society and/or the emotions of the poet regarding the successful rescue operations involving 33 Chilean miners in San Jose.

4. Authors may submit only one (1) entry.

5. A work which has been awarded a prize in another contest before 30 November 2010 is not qualified for the awards.

6. All entries should be submitted through this email address:poetrychile2010@gmail.com

7. All entries should be in Rich Text Format (RTF) or in a Word Document File and should be sent as an attachment together with scanned copies of the author’s full résumé. The time of transmission should be NOT LATER THAN

12:00 m.n. of 30 November 2010

An entry will only be considered submitted if official confirmation is received through poetrychile2010@gmail.com

8. In submitting an entry, a contestant represents and warrants that the work is his own and that he has absolute ownership of all intellectual property rights thereto. If the entry is an adaptation of another author’s existing work, the contestant shall submit to the Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines the written consent of the author of the existing work, allowing the contestant to adapt the work, and to enter the adaptation in the contest (the Consent). The Consent shall include a clear and categorical statement that the Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines shall be exempt from any and all liability in the event that the adaptation is said to infringe the intellectual property rights of the author of the existing work. The Consent must be notarized and, if executed outside the Philippines, should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy or consulate.

9. All copies should be legible and neat. Entries must be addressed by email to the Board of Judges, “CHILE: ODES FROM THE PHILIPPINES”A Poetry Contest for Filipino Students c/o The University of the Philippines System Information Office, Mezzanine, Quezon Hall, University of the Philippines, DIliman, Quezon City 1101

10. Entries submitted must comply with government policies on printed matters. Submitted copies of winning entries shall remain with, and become the property of the Embassy of Chile.

11. In order to give public access to all of the competing works presented, the author hereby grants, assigns, and transfers unto the Sponsors, the right without necessity of any payment other than the prize which may have been awarded: to publish from time to time any winning entry or selection or portion thereof as it may at its discretion determine; to designate or appoint editors to edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of publication; to furnish a reasonable number of copies of all winning works to libraries; to make the works available for downloading on the Internet or other electronic media; and/or to allow students to make copies for research or in connection with their school requirements. The Sponsor shall also have the right to appoint or designate editors or directors who may edit the work or any portion thereof to suit the demands of production or exhibition.

11. The prizes, in United States Dollars, are the following:

1st Prize – United States Dollars US$ 1000

2nd Prize – United States Dollars US$ 500

3rd Prize – United States Dollars US$ 500

Honorable Mention Winners (3) – United States Dollars US$ 100

All five (6) winners will also receive two (2) round trip tickets to Cebu or Boracay, courtesy of Air Philippines and La Isla Magazine. The winning poems will be published in three languages: English, Spanish and Filipino. The anthology of poems will be launched in Chile and in the Philippines.

12. There shall be no co-winners and/or splitting of the prize money. The Board of Judges shall have the discretion not to award any prize if, in its judgment, no meritorious entry has been submitted.

14. The Embassy of Chile and The University of the Philippines have the sole right to designate the persons who shall constitute the Board of Judges in each of the contest categories. The decision of the majority of the Board of Judges in all categories shall be final.

16. All parties submitting entries are deemed to have accepted the rules of the contest, and agree to abide thereby.