New UPAA Iloilo Chapter President calls for stronger alumni ties

by GC Castro, UPV OAR

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New UPAA Iloilo Chapter President calls for stronger alumni ties

Newly elected University of the Philippines Alumni Association Iloilo Chapter (UPAAIC) President, Atty. Rene John V. Nuñez, during the Oathtaking Ceremony for the 2022-23 UPAAIC BOD, called on all the alumni to work closer together, strengthen alumni relationships, and set aside differences in academic groups or organizations to better serve the University and its constituents.

The ceremony was held last October 15, 2022 at the Casa Real, Iloilo City. On behalf of Iloilo Governor Arthur R. Defensor, Jr., Provincial Government Department Head, Ms. May Katherine Sullano of the Provincial Assesor’s Office, administered the oath.

Taking oath together with the President, Atty. Nuñez, is the Vice President, Ms. Consuelo R. Geduspan, Secretary, Ms. Tina Marie H. Sison, Asst. Secretary, Arch. Christine F. Narido, Treasurer, Ms. Marianne E. Ganzon, Asst. Treasurer, Ms. Ma. Liza Conchita L. Madayag, Auditor, Mr. Michael Francis P. Villa, PIOs, Mr. Jose Ian P. Cababasay and Mr. Earvin John T. Diones, Legal Officer, Atty. Shiella P. Olid, Sgt. At Arms, Arch. Denis A. Jaleco, and Directors Atty. Quenny Mae B. David, Atty. Arnold G. Diaz, and Mr. Michael Reginald F. Sardua.

“It is an Honor for me to stand before you today to be given this opportunity to work with this group of strong and dedicated alumni,” Nuñez said in his speech.

“As students, we were taught to be independent, to think and enjoy our freedom. We were given a UP education, and the principles of Honor, Integrity and Service instilled in us.

As Alumni we must learn to move forward, work together, strengthen relationships and do away with our personal inhibitions, limitations and biases. It is because our purpose for gathering together, and for spending our valuable time and resources is to be able to serve, to serve not just the University but also the students, teachers, faculty and staff, our fellow alumni and the community around us.”

Present in the event were UPV Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development, Dr. Rhodella A. Ibabao, representing the Chancellor, Dr. Clement C. Camposano, Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) Director, Dr. Rey Carlo T. Gonzales. UPV personnel, UPAAIC past Presidents Atty. Dennis J. Guevarra, Atty. Gaudios P. Geduspan, II, Mr. Rosendo Caesar G. Arandela, III, Mr. Jessraff S. Palmares, iAmUPHi BOT representatives Dr. Marovi A. Celis and Ms. Irma D. Lim, and other alumni guests. Ms. Jorvelyn J. Espinosa is Master of Ceremonies.

UPAAIC is a regional chapter of UPAA serving in the Iloilo Province. For membership, you may send them an email through [email protected]. UPV OAR is the alumni’s link to the University and the other alumni and alumni associations.

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