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It was a memorable reunion—30 years in the making—when pioneer students from the UP Visayas-Miagao campus gathered for an intimate Christmas get-together at the Bonifacio Global City recently, three decades after graduating from college and leaving the august halls of their Alma Mater. Attendees were those whose student numbers start from 86 to 90. The group did not only look back at the fun times, but they also looked forward and discussed programs and activities that can support UP Visayas.
Joining the get-together was UP Vice President for Administration Nestor G. Yunque, who also used to be a UP Visayas professor. Attendees included former Passi City Mayor and now Undersecretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform Jesry Palmares, General Manager of the Philippine Reclamation Authority Atty. Janilo Rubiato, Petron Corporation Manager Marbelson Jiz, and Cosette Vargas Canilao, President and CEO of Aboitiz InfraCapital.
The professionals and industry experts of public and private companies who reunited that eventful night included Inquirer.net Senior Correspondent and PR maven Jeans Cequina, PNOC Renewables Corporation Director Malou Andrada, Aivan Amit of World Vision, Joseph Macarilay Gen. Manager of CPK Foods Corp Philippines, Kathleen Paragas, Diplomat Russel Grace Ocampo, Mavi Xavier, Gerald Maneja, Agnes Engada, and Mark Anthony Abisamis.
Also joining the revelry were professionals from the academe, and both public sectors including Dean Acel German, Lutze Aplaon, Julieta Buendia Hubo, Lynly Tanco, Gerald Maneja, Juliet Celis-Villa, Rebecca Nieto-Litan, and UP Visayas’ Anna Razel Ramirez.
Several activities and programs to support UP Visayas have been planned for the coming year as the group agreed to meet again soon to finalize these projects. Truly, it was a night like no other.
Source: University of the Philippines Visayas Facebook