Alumni Lantern Shine Bright in UPV Paskua

The Alumni Lantern brought more light to the UPV Lantern Parade which was already bright with the parading academic and administration lanterns. This year’s Alumni Lantern, commissioned by UP Alumni Association Iloilo Chapter (UPAAIC), is a creation of their Board Member, Architect Denis B. Jaleco, co-designed and crafted by Cidrex Guyos.

According to Arc. Jaleco, the lantern depicts a two-way illusion: that of an angel, as the essence of Christmas, and a paraw (sail boat) with its sail depicting our rich natural resources. The dancing waves convey both a joyful and tranquil atmosphere, while the term “layag” written in baybayin shows our being Filipinos/Ilonggos.

This colorful artwork is the alumni association’s contribution to the UPV Lantern Parade held in UPV Miagao last December 20, 2023. It upholds the UPV Paskua’s theme “Hilway Nga Pagpanakayon Padulong Sa Malipayon Kg Mahidaiton Nga Paskua.”

UPAAIC is the regional chapter for the province of Iloilo. They develop projects for the benefit of UPV.

Written by: GC T. Castro, UPV OAR
Photo courtesy of: GC T. Castro, UPV OAR; Ms. Colcol Rico-Geduspan and Arc. Denis Jaleco, UPAAIC

Source: UPV Office of Alumni Relations Facebook

Agency-based Security, Maintenance Personnel in UPV Receive Gifts from Alumni Groups

The UP Alumni Association Iloilo Chapter (UPAAIC), in partnership with UPV BS Accountancy (BSA) 2003 Block C, held their annual Gift Giving Activity last December 8, 2023. Around a hundred agency-based security and maintenance personnel detailed in UP Visayas (UPV) Miagao and Iloilo campuses received gift packs.

Present during the event were UPAAIC Officers headed by President Consuelo Rico-Geduspan, UPV BS Accountancy 2003 Block C headed by Ms. Liza Lutero-Madayag, also a UPAAIC Board Member, and the security and maintenance personnel.

This event is held in coordination with UPV Office of Alumni Relation (OAR). UPV OAR is a unit that sustains lifelong engagement of the University with its alumni through various activities and projects.

Written by: GC T. Castro, UPV OAR
Photos courtesy of: Ms. Colcol R. Geduspan, UPAAIC

Source: UPV Office of Alumni Relations Facebook

UPV OAR’s “A Christmas Dinner” brings alumni together during yuletide season

Mr. GC Castro

Photo from UPV OAR Facebook

The University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) organized “A Christmas Dinner” in behalf of the University and the Chancellor, held last December 9, 2023 at the UPV Performing Arts Hall to share holiday cheer with both the past and future alumni benefactors.

A number of alumni from various batches and organizations came to enjoy a night of music, food, and fellowship. Welcoming them was UPV Chancellor Dr. Clement C. Camposano. Honorable Lorenz R. Defensor (AB Philosopy 2000, UPD) graced the occasion.

Also present were former UPV Chancellor Dr. Ida A. Siason; former OAR Director Prof. Della A. Ibabao; past UP Alumni Association (UPAA) Iloilo Chapter Presidents Atty. Gaudioso P. Geduspan II, Mr. Rosendo Caesar G. Arandela III, and Dr. Reynaldo M. Gustilo; current UPAA-IC officers headed by their President Ms. Consuelo R. Geduspan; UPAA Capiz Chapter Director Ms. Victoria Hariette O. Banzon; iAmUPHi Trustees, including Dr. Marovic A. Celis; and Vice Chancellor for Planning and Development Dr. Rhodella A. Ibabao, among others.

Moreover, some high school and college batches were represented by their respective batch coordinators.

UPV OAR is a unit that sustains lifelong engagement, interests, and concerns of the alumni and the University. It provides programs, projects, and activities that strengthen the link between the University and the alumni, between and among the alumni, and between the alumni and other institutions. To know more on how to partner with OAR for alumni projects, please send an email to [email protected].

More photos on UPV OAR Facebook page

Photo by GC Castro

UP Alumni Association visits Iloilo and Antique Chapters

UP Alumni Association visits Iloilo and Antique Chapters

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association Board of Directors (UPAA BOD) went to the Visayas last July 14 to 17, 2022 for its July Board Meeting and Chapters visit.

The board meeting was held on July 15, 2022 at the UP Visayas College of Management Building and was streamed via Zoom.

Present at UP Visayas (UPV) during the meeting were a number of UPAA Directors headed by UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna, UP Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs and UP System Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) Director Maria Angelica D. Abad, UPV Chancellor Clement C. Camposano, UPV OAR Director Rey Carlo T. Gonzales, UPV Office of Student Affairs Director Agustin G. Huyong, UPAA Iloilo Chapter Director Junel Anne Divinagracia and Immediate Past President Dennis Guevara, on behalf of UPAAIC President John Evaristo Cañonero, UPAA and UPV OAR staff. Attending online were officers from UPAA Capiz Chapter, among others.

Agenda included Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral, a support drive for UP students, as presented by UPAA Director Roel Castro. Director Huyong and a Kaagapay student-recipient gave their response.

Reports and updates were delivered by different association and chapter officers including UP Geology Alumni Association, Dir Gonzales for UPAA Iloilo Chapter & UPV OAR, and AVP Abad for UP OAR.

UPAA met with the UPAA Antique Chapter on July 16, 2022. The meeting was held at the Advance Central College in San Jose, Antique. Present were the UPAA BOD, AVP Abad, UPAA Antique Chapter President Nicolasito Calawag, Directors Saredith Sola, Lumen Marie Rose Quanico, Primrose Zamora, Femie Embanecido, and Rani Rodriguez, and UPAA and UPV OAR staff.

These activities are part of UPAA’s provincial visit to Panay which included meetings with the various UPAA regional chapters, local government units, and UPV.

Please visit the UPV OAR Facebook page for more pictures

Source: UPV Office of Alumni Relations Facebook