November 2011, Vol.2 No.1



November 2011, Vol.2 No.1
Student Leaders Issue Daw Statement
See page 24
Girls’ Swimming, Women’s Badminton Teams are UAAP Champs, Too!
Jrs.’ Table Tennis Team
Scores UAAP 3-peat!
Stories on page 22
Vol. 1, No. 2
Reporting milestones
about and for the
Students • Faculty • Officers
• Personnel • Alumni
Yu Chen (far right), representing
Dharma Master Cheng Yen,
receives the UE medallion from
UE President Ester Garcia and UE
Trustee Wilson Young, the latter
representing UE Chairman-CEO
Lucio Tan
“Mother Teresa of the Buddhist Faith”
is Conferred UE Honorary Degree
Dharma Master
Cheng Yen
D h arma M a s t e r C h e n g
Yen, the founder of the Buddhist
Tzu Chi Foundation, became the
26th recipient of an honorary UE
degree. The University conferred
upon her the degree of Doctor of
Humanities, Honoris Causa, in formal
ceremonies last October 5, 2 p.m., at
the Conference Hall in UE Manila.
As she had to remain in Taiwan
for health reasons, Master Cheng
Yen was awarded the degree in
absentia, a first for a living recipient
of a UE honorary degree. Receiving
the degree and honors in her place
was a disciple of hers, Ms. Tseng Yu
Who is Our Honoree?
Dharma Master Cheng Yen is
hailed as the Mother Teresa of the
Buddhist faith. She founded the
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, a
non-profit organization contributing
to better social and community
services, medical care, education
and humanism in Taiwan for nearly
40 years. Through the years, her
influence in the world is revealed
through the acclaimed international
work of the Buddhist Tzu Chi
She was born in Chinshui, a
small town in Central Taiwan, in
1937. Her religious journey began
CBA Grad is 8th in October CPA Board Exam
Mr. Chico Arellano
The UE College of Business
Administration-Manila cemented
its status as one of the premier
accounting schools in the country
after Mr. Chico Cataluña Arellano
earned the 8th Place in the Licensure
Examination for Certified Public
Accountants held on October 8, 9, 15
and 16, 2011. Mr. Arellano garnered
a percentage score of 92.43%.
A total of 4,066 individuals
passed the examinations handed out
by the Professional Regulation Commission’s Board of Accountancy.
Mr. Arellano graduated from
UE with the degree of Bachelor of
Science in Accountancy, Magna Cum
Laude, in April 2011. While in UE, he
was a University President Scholar, a
University Scholar, a College Scholar
and a Megaworld Foundation, Inc.
Scholar. He was also an Academic
Excellence Awardee in the University,
from 2006 to 2011, as well as an
Awardee for Exemplary Performance
in Interschool Competitions from
2007 to 2011.
He was also the President of the
UE Manila Chapter of the Junior
Philippine Institute of Accountants
for SY 2010-2011. He had served as
that organization as Internal Vice
President (2008-2009) and Vice
President for Academics (20092010).
While with JPIA, Mr. Arellano
in February 1963 when, at 25 years
old, she was ordained a Buddhist
nun at the Lin Chi Temple in Taipei,
Taiwan. Prior to her ordination, the
Venerable Master Yi Shun gave her
the name Cheng Yen.
Continued on page 18
In this issue
Megaworld Chairman is
next UE Alumnus-Honorary
Degree Conferee
College of Dentistry now
Level III Reaccredited!
UE-Tan Yan Kee Scholars,
Grantees Feted at
TYKFI’s Silver Jubilee
Badminton Teams are
UniGames Champs Anew
UE Cal. Students Awarded
in Three National Contests
65th Anniversary Activities
Show “Jose Rizal:
Nasa Puso ng UE”
won in numerous accounting and
mathematics competitions. He
was the Champion for Practical
Accounting 1, and Theory of Accounts
and Partnership at the 2010 Nicanor
Reyes Cup on February 5, 2010, as
well as in the Auditing Theory and
Auditing Problems segment of the
Doroteo Pasion Cup on February
19, 2010.
CDent Now Level III Reaccredited!
The UE College of Dentistry
has been granted the Level III
Reaccredited Status by the Philippine
Association of Colleges and Universities
Commission on Accreditation after
the visit to the College and the Manila
Campus by a PACUCOA accrediting
committee last August 25 and 26.
The accrediting committee was
chaired by Dr. Eric L. Olivarez, the
Vice President for Academics and
Services of Olivarez College. His
co-members were Dr. Marie Jona
D. Godoy, Dean of Centro Escolar
University’s College of Dentistry; Ms.
Norma M. Montalvo, Vice President
for Administrative Affairs of Jose
Rizal University, and Ms. Leonor N.
Tiu, Librarian for Basic Education
of the University of Perpetual HelpLaguna.
The accreditation examined
four major areas concerning the
College: Reasonably High Standard of
Instruction, Creditable Performance
of Graduates in the Licensure
Examinations in the Last Three
Years, Highly Visible Community
Outreach Program, and Extensive
and Functional Library and Learning
Resource Facilities. According to UE
College of Dentistry Dean Rhodora
H. Luciano, the College passed “with
flying colors.”
The PACUCOA Board of
Directors has in effect approved
the endorsement to the Federation
of Accrediting Agencies of the
Philippines (FAAP) for the College’s
three-year Level III Reaccredited
Status. This was attested through
a certification by the PACUCOA
Chairman, Dr. Rosita L. Navarro, and
the PACUCOA Executive Director,
Dr. Adlai C. Castigador.
The UE College of Dentistry
From left, UE Marketing Executive Director Jesus Tanchanco Sr.; UE Manila Chancellor Linda Santiago; Dean
and PACUCOA Accrediting Team member Maria Jona Godoy; Dr. Eric Olivarez, the Chairman of the PACUCOA
Accrediting Team; UE President Garcia; Mrs. Leonor Tiu and Mrs. Norma Montalvo, both PACUCOA Accrediting
Team members; and UE CDent Dean Rhodora Luciano
thus will continue to enjoy full
administrative deregulation, financial
deregulation in terms of tuition-setting
and other fees and charges, authority
to revise its curriculum without
prior approval by the Commission
on Higher Education (CHED) and
priority in the awards of grants
and subsidies of funding assistance
from the CHED—all of which the
College has been enjoying as a Level II
accredited school. Now that it is Level
III Reaccredited, the College now also
has the authority to offer new courses
allied to existing Level III courses
without the need for prior approval,
the privilege to offer new graduate
programs, the privilege to offer
open-learning/distance education
programs, and the privilege to offer
extension classes and transnational
With its successful accreditation,
the College of Dentistry now aims
to attain the prestigious Level IV
Accreditation Status within the next
two to three years.
According to PACUCOA, the
College is entitled to try for Level IV
within the next five years.
Honorable Alumna is Guest Speaker
College of Dentistry to
Have Earlier Midyear Rites
The UE College of Dentistry
will be holding its own 2011 Midyear
Commencement Rites on November
24, 2011, 2 p.m., at the UE Conference
Hall—earlier than the Universitywide midyear graduation to be held
on December 8. (See related story on
page 3.)
The College of Dentistry’s
Midyear Commencement Rites was
set for an earlier date to give the
graduating students ample time to
prepare for the November-December
2011 Dentist Licensure Examination.
The theoretical part of the examination
will be on November 29 to December
1, while the practical examination is
set on December 8 to 9.
Dr. Melinda Garcia
UE, Maejo University Set Ties
MOU Signing with Thai University UE President Ester Garcia and Maejo University President Chamnian
Yosraj (front, 2nd and 3rd from left), sign an MOU establishing relations and cooperation between the two academic
institutions. With the two presidents at the Board Room in UE Manila last October 11 are (front, from left) UE Caloocan
Chancellor Zosimo Battad, Maejo University’s Vice President for Special Affairs Arkom Kanjanapachot; looking on at
the back, from left, are some of UE’s officers: College of Business Administration-Caloocan Dean Rogelio Paglomutan,
Office of Research Coordination Director Olivia Caoili, Graduate School Dean Avelina De La Rea, College of Fine Arts
Dean Celino Santiago and College of Engineering-Caloocan Dean Victor Macam Jr.
UE formally established
ties with Maejo University (MJU)
of Chiang Mai in the Kingdom of
Thailand, as UE hosted a delegation
led by the MJU President, Dr.
Chamnian Yosraj, last October 11
and 13 for a ceremonial signing of
a Memorandum of Understanding
between the two universities.
The MOU, signed by UE
President Dr. Ester A. Garcia and Dr.
Yosraj, officially establishes relations
and cooperation between the two
universities in the areas of exchange
of faculty and/or staff, exchange of
students and cultural performers, joint
research and publications, joint holding
of scientific and academic conferences,
exchange of academic materials and
other information, and special shortterm academic programs.
In a reception program held
at the UE Caloocan Gym, student
performers of MJU showcased their
cultural heritage by performing Fon
Pi Ti (Ceremonial Dance), Fon Tang
Wai (Prayer for Forgiveness Dance)
and Rabam Sat-Chatree (Dance of
the Drum Rhythm). UE students
returned the favor by performing
various Filipino national dances
such as Putong, Lawiswis Kawayan,
Tinikling and Pandanggo sa Ilaw,
while the internationally acclaimed
UE Chorale serenaded the guests
with traditional Filipino songs. The
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delegation toured the UE Caloocan
campus, and also visited the National
Arts Museum, Luneta Park and the
SM Mall of Asia.
As an initial result of this
partnership, nine Tourism and
Hotel and Restaurant Management
students of the UE College of Arts
and Sciences-Caloocan are scheduled
to leave the country for an on-the-job
training and immersion at Chiang
Mai, Thailand, on November 3,
2011. The students will be staying in
Thailand for 45 days. Another group
is slated to leave in the summer
of 2012.—Jackieline Camille G.
Tillah, Assistant to the UE Caloocan
The College’s Commencement
Speaker for this event is one of its
own alumna: the Honorable Melinda
Lopez-Garcia, the Chairman of the
Board of Dentistry of the Professional
Regulation Commission.
Dr. Garcia earned her Doctor of
Dental Medicine degree from the UE
College of Dentistry in 1990. She later
took up her Postgraduate Residency
Training in Combined Prosthodontics
at the New York University College
of Dentistry in New York, USA. She
also had a Fellowship Training in
Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthetic
Dentistry at the First Department
of Prosthetic Dentistry in Japan’s
Aichi Gakuin University, and was an
exchange student of the University
of Umea School of Dentistry in
Dr. Garcia went on to become a
Faculty Member of the UE College
of Dentistry, later serving as the
Head of the College’s Prosthodontics
Section as well as President of the
UE Dental Faculty Club. She is also a
Past Chairman for Continuing Dental
Education of both the Philippine
Prosthodontic Society and the UE
College of Dentistry. She is a fellow
of Pierre Fauchard Academy and of
the International College of Dentists,
and is a Dental Affiliate of the
Department of Dentistry of St. Luke’s
Medical Center in Quezon City.
Midyear Graduation, Baccalaureate Masses Set
Alumnus-Tycoon is Latest UE
Honorary Degree Recipient
PNP Chief
Nicanor Bartolome
Predecessor is Himself
a UE Graduate
Alumnus is
Po li c e D e puty Di rect o r
General Nicanor A. Bartolome, an
alumnus of the University of the East,
was appointed by President Benigno
C. Aquino III as the 17th Chief of
the Philippine National Police, with
the rank of Police Director General
(PDG), on September 9, 2011. A
1970s student of the UE College
of Engineering-Manila, PNP Chief
Bartolome takes over from now
retired PNP Chief Raul M. Bacalzo,
himself a 1984 graduate of the UE
College of Law.
Born on March 16, 1957, in
Gerona, Tarlac, PDG Bartolome is a
member of the Philippine Military
Academy Class of 1980. However,
prior to his stint with the PMA, he
was a UE student for two years: first
as an Accountancy student at the UE
College of Business AdministrationManila, before shifting to the BS
Civil Engineering program at the UE
College of Engineering-Manila.
He later obtained a Master in
Business Administration degree
at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng
Maynila in 1995 and his Doctorate
of Philosophy in Criminology at the
Philippine College of Criminology
in 2009. He supplemented his
knowledge and skills by attending
trainings and seminars in the
USA, London, France, Japan and
PDG Bartolome has had a long,
illustrious career prior to being
appointed PNP Chief. From being
a 2nd Lieutenant in February 1980,
he steadily rose to become a 1st
The University will confer
an honorary degree upon one of its
sons, business tycoon Andrew L.
Tan. Mr. Tan will be conferred the
degree of Doctor of Humanities,
Honoris Causa, on December 8,
2011, 2 p.m., at the PICC Plenary
Hall in Pasay City. The conferment
coincides with the joint 13th Midyear
Commencement Rites of UE Manila
and UE Caloocan.
A 1974 UE Bachelor of Science in
Business Administration graduate,
Magna Cum Laude, Mr. Tan has
business interests in real estate,
food and beverage, quick-service
restaurants and integrated tourism
under the umbrella corporation
Alliance Global Group, Inc. (AGI).
In the field of real estate, Mr.
Tan is best known as the Chairman
a n d President of Megaworld
Corporation, one of the country’s
foremost residential developers and
the name behind Eastwood City,
McKinley Hill and Newport City, to
name a few. He is also the Chairman
of Emperador Distillers, Inc. Mr.
Tan also has 49% equity through
AGI’s investment in Golden Arches
Development Corporation, the
master franchise holder of McDonald’s
in the Philippines. His latest venture,
Travellers International Hotel Group
Inc., manages and runs the Resorts
World Manila complex, located across
the Ninoy Aquino International
Airport in Pasay City. Touted as “The
Place to Play,” Resorts World Manila
is the Philippines’ first integrated
tourism resort. Mr. Tan is likewise the
Lieutenant (Feb. ’83), Captain (Feb.
’87), Police Chief Inspector (January
’91), Police Superintendent (July ’91),
Police Senior Superintendent (Aug.
2000), Police Chief Superintendent
(April ’08), Police Director (December
2010) and Police Deputy Director
General (May 2011).
He was the PNP SpokespersonChief from 1999 to 2001 and in
December 2007 to June 2009. In
between, PDG Bartolome was,
from 2001 to 2005, the Chief of the
Directorial Staff of the Headquarters
Support Service, said to be akin to
being the general manager of the
140,000-strong police force; and
Provincial Director of the Tarlac Police
Provincial Office from 2005 to 2007.
On the way to becoming PNP Chief,
PDG Bartolome had been the Director
Megaworld Chairman
Andrew Tan
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(CEO) of Global-Estate Resorts Inc.,
formerly Fil-Estate Land Inc.
In addition to business ventures,
Mr. Tan, reported earlier this year as
the Philippines’ fourth richest man,
is also a devoted philanthropist
through the Megaworld Foundation.
The Foundation undertakes various
s o c i o - e c o n o m i c d e ve l o p m e n t
programs and supports projects
contributing to the empowerment
of the less privileged in Philippine
society. Among their programs is the
Megaworld Foundation scholarship,
which provides grants to students
that excel in both academic and
leadership endeavors. (Among the
recent Megaworld scholars turned
UE graduates is Mr. Chico Arellano,
of the Police Community Relations
Group (June 2009-August 2010),
Regional Director for Police Regional
Office 4A (aka CALABARZON-PRO;
Aug. 2010-October 2010) and for the
National Capital Region Police Office
(Oct. 2010-May 2011) and the Chief
of the Directorial Staff of the PNP’s
National Headquarters.
PDG Bartolome is a veteran
of the battlefield, having served in
Maguindanao, Cotabato City, Lanao
Del Norte and Cavite in various
capacities from 1980 to 1993. His
dedicated service in the Philippine
Constabulary (PC) and the PNP
have earned him two Distinguished
Service Medals, five Special Service
Medals, two Heroism Medals, three
Outstanding Achievement Medals,
two Good Conduct Medals, a Bronze
Cross Medal, 33 PNP Efficiency
Medals, 16 PNP Merit Medals,
42 PNP Commendation Medals,
seven Military Merit Medals, three
Military Commendation Medals, two
Mindanao-Sulu Campaign Medals
and three Anti-Dissidents Campaign
PNP Chief Nicanor Bartolome (3rd
from right) was hailed as the Most
Outstanding Jubilarian at the UE
Grand Alumni Homecoming held on
October 1, 2011, at his old campus,
UE Manila. Flanking PDG Bartolome
in the photo are some of his fellow
UE alumni (from left) UE Marketing
Department Executive Director
Jesus Tanchanco Sr., Manila Mayor
Alfredo Lim, Commodore Renato
Chan, Dean Norberto Rayupa and
Engr. Esmeraldo Viloria
who earned the 8th Place in the
recent licensure exam for certified
public accountants.)
Mr. Tan is a recipient of numerous
awards, among them the Order
of Lakandula, with the rank of
Bayani, given to him in 2010 by then
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.
The Order of Lakandula is one of the
highest honors given by the Republic
of the Philippines to a Filipino or
foreign citizen that demonstrates
“dedication to the responsibilities
of leadership, prudence, fortitude,
and resolve in the service of one’s
people.” The rank of Bayani honors
Mr. Tan’s outstanding contributions
to the business community along
with his numerous charitable and
humanitarian endeavors.
For its part, UE has also recognized
Mr. Tan as its Most Outstanding
Alumnus in 2003 and as one of the
60 Most Outstanding Alumni in 2006,
during the University’s Diamond
Jubilee celebration.
Mr. Tan (no relation to UE
Chairman of the Board and CEO
Lucio C. Tan) is the 28th individual
to be conferred an honorary degree
by UE, and the eighth UE alumnus
to be bestowed such an honor.
The joint conferment ceremony
and midyear commencement rites
will be preceded by the Baccalaureate
Masses for UE’s midyear 2011
graduates on December 8, 9 a.m. at
the UE Theatre in UE Manila and at
4 p.m. at the main lobby of the Tan
Yan Kee Academic Building in UE
He has been awarded the
Philippine Military Academy
Cavalier Award twice: the first in
1999 for Special Field, and the second
in 2006 for Staff Functions.
In addition, PDG Bartolome
was recognized in 2006 as the Best
Senior Police Commissioned Officer
(PCO) of the Year in the Field of
Operation and was the Provincial
Director of the adjudged Best Police
Provincial Office of the Year, both
while at the Police Regional Office
3 (PRO3)-Central Luzon. He was
awarded Best Senior PCO of the
Year twice in two years: in the Field
of Administration-Nationwide in
2004 and for Headquarters Support
Service in 2003. He was also the
District Director of the Year for 1992
while assigned at the Police Regional
Office, Autonomous Region of
Muslim Mindanao (PRO-ARMM).
During his stint with the
Philippine Constabulary, he was
recognized as PC TRACOM (Training
Command) Officer of the Year in 1989.
In addition, he was the PC Junior
Officer of the Year for three straight
years: 1983 and 1984 (PRO12-Central
Mindanao), and 1985 (nationwide).
PDG Bartolome is an active
member of the UE Knights Inc.,
the organization of UE alumni in
military and police service. He is
also a member of the PMA Alumni
Association, Bantayog Lions Club,
Rotary Club of Camp Crame and
Toastmasters International.
He is married to Dr. Noemia D.
Bartolome. They have two children.
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Engineering-Caloocan Professor Elected New
Phil Society of Mechanical Eng’rs-NCR President
Engr. Isidro J. Marcos, an
alumnus of the University of the East
and one of UE’s longtime professors,
has been elected President of the
Academe Chapter of the Philippine
Society of Mechanical Engineers for
the National Capital Region (PSME
NCR) for 2011-2012.
Engr. Marcos has been a UE
faculty member in the last 32 years.
He is the incumbent Chairman and an
Associate Professor of the Department
of Mechanical Engineering in UE
Caloocan. He has been a mechanical
engineering teacher in UE since 1978,
soon after earning his Bachelor of
Science in Mechanical Engineering
degree from the University that year.
(He had earned his high school degree
from UE in 1973.) Since 1994, he has
also been a faculty member of the
UE Graduate School, of which he is a
candidate for the Doctor of Business
Administration degree.
Engr. Marcos is likewise the
Auditor of the PSME Academe
Chapter and the Director of the
Philippine Institute of Mechanical
Engineering Educators Inc. He is also
the head of two private companies:
President and Chief Executive Officer,
since 1984, of IJM Construction
and Development Corp., which
deals in steel fabrication and general
construction; and Director, since 1997,
of Composite Solutions Inc., which
is in the business of offering various
composite panels.
Engr. Marcos’ professional
affiliations include memberships in
Engr. Isidro Marcos
the respective faculty associations of
UE, De La Salle University and Far
Eastern University, where he had
also been a professor. He earned his
Master of Business Administration
Nutrition & Dietetics
Topnotcher Awarded as
Outstanding Student
Engr. Angelita Guia
Professor Tops
Associate Exam
Engineer Angelita D. Guia,
the new Chairman and a longtime
Faculty Member of the UE College of
Engineering-Caloocan’s Department
of Computer Engineering, was one
of the topnotchers in the Autodesk
AutoCAD 2011 Certified Associate
Examination on April 26, 2011 at the
Cubao Branch of the MicroCADD
Office in Quezon City.
An Autodesk certification is
an industry-recognized credential
that provides reliable validation of
skills and knowledge, and can lead
to accelerated professional development, improved productivity and
enhanced credibility.
Engr. Guia is a 1994 BS ECE
graduate of the UE College of
Engineering-Caloocan. She has been
teaching at the College since 1997,
under the Computer Engineering
A total of 200 professionals took
the online examination at the said
MicroCADD Office, one of two
certification centers of Autodesk in
the Philippines. Engr. Guia was one
of a few who got all 30 questions
distributed among 15 sections, or a
100% score. The sections were divided into
Creative Basic Drawings, Manipulating Objects, Drawing Organization and Inquiry Commands,
Altering Objects, Working with
Layouts, Annotating the Drawing,
Dimensioning, Hatching Objects,
Working Reusable Content, Creating
Additional Drawing Objects,
Parametric Design, Working with
Annotative Objects, Isolate or Hide
Displayed Objects, Grip Editing, and
View Drawings in 3D.
Ms. Jessica P. Puyat, an April
2010 graduate of BS Nutrition
and Dietetics of the UE College
of Education, was awarded as the
Outstanding Nutrition and Dietetics
Student for 2011 by the Philippine
Association of Nutrition Inc.
(PANI) during PANI’s 64th Annual
Convention on July 7, 2011 at the
Ilocos Norte Hotel and Convention
Center in Laoag City.
The first UE BSND student/
graduate to receive the prestigious
award, Ms. Puyat was recognized
for her academic excellence and
exemplary leadership in the PAN
Sigma Chi Chapter of UE Manila. She
was the PAN-UE Chapter President
in school year 2009-2010.
Ms. Puyat ranked seventh in
the July 2010 PRC NutritionistDietitian Licensure Examination
with a score of 84.60%. Currently,
she is working as a nutritionistdietitian with the Philippine Sports
Ms. Jessica Puyat
Commission-Philippine Center for
Sports Medicine (PSC-PSCM) for the
athletes’ nutrition program.
In her response at the awarding
ceremony, she expressed gratitude
for the support and encouragement
given her by UE faculty member and
PAN-UE Chapter adviser and Mary
Ann R. Macatangay, and current
PAN-UE Chapter president Janina
Mae D. Villafuerte, who is a 4th-year
BSND student of the UE College of
CCSS Trio is 2nd Runner-Up
in Interschool Contest
A team of three seniorS of
the UE College of Computer Studies
and Systems won 2nd Runner-up in
the “WEBCoding” Intercollegiate
PHP Programming Competition
last October 1, 2011, at Adamson
University in Manila.
Sarah V. De Belen, Allen Oliver
M. Chun and Mark Anthony P.
Aventura, all 4th-year Bachelor of
Science in Information Technology
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(BSIT) students, collectively wound
in what was technically the 3rd Place
in the competition.
A total of 10 teams from
various schools, each composed
of three members, participated in
the competition organized and
conducted by Adamson University’s
Computer Science Web Team.
The CCSS team was mentored
by Prof. Edmon L. Torres.
degree in 1994 from the DLSU
Graduate School of Business and
Economics, where he later had a brief
professorial stint as well.
A registered and licensed
professional mechanical engineer,
Engr. Marcos also holds a license as
a structural pest control applicator in
California, USA.
He was a Site Warranty
Programs Manager for 13 years for
the Westinghouse International
Projects Company in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, USA. He represented
Westinghouse in Geneva, Switzerland,
as the Nuclear Expert Witness during
the arbitration between Westinghouse
and the Philippine government on
the matter of the Bataan Nuclear
Power Plant, and was the Technical
Documents Control Lead Manager
for Westinghouse during the
litigation in New Jersey, USA, and
the Lead Manager for Westinghouse
in administering the settlement
agreement between Westinghouse and
the PHL government in Pittsburgh,
PA. He also held the positions of
Site Manager, Engineering Manager
and Technical Documents Control
Manager for Westinghouse within
1985 to 1993.
The UE Alumni Association
Inc. has bestowed several awards
upon Engr. Marcos for his myriad
accomplishments in engineering,
most recent of which was as one of the
Diamond Jubilee Alumni Achievers
during UE’s 60th Foundation
Anniversary in September 2006.
The PSME NCR Academe
Chapter is an association of mechanical
engineers in the teaching profession.
Engr. Marcos was inducted on June 9,
2011, as the Chapter’s sixth president
since it was reactivated in 2000. He
is the first UE professor to head the
The Chapter organizes and holds
congresses, symposia, seminars and
competitions involving and among
mechanical engineering students
and professors. Per its by-laws,
the PSME NCR Academe Chapter
organizes mechanical engineering
practitioners in their respective
areas, unites them into a common
understanding of the problems and
activities related to the profession,
carries out the share of responsibility
of mechanical engineers in the
national economic development
of the Republic, and promotes
a standard of high professional
ethics among members. The
Chapter links with the Professional
Regulation Commission and the
Commission on Higher Education in
formulating appropriate solutions
for the betterment of mechanical
engineering education.
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Chorale, led by Anna
Piquero (front, arms
raised), sing at a concert at
Kaisersaal, Ottobeuren in
Germany, last June. Seen
with Mrs. Piquero are Juliet
Julian, Darwin Vargas,
Jane San Buenaventura,
Kristian Abesamis,
Francheska Anthonette
Salazar, Angelbert Gonzales,
Grace Ann Hagosojos,
Jay Merwinson Madrd,
Carmela Scholastica
Morente, Benjamin Maure,
Famela Domingo, Bridget
Anne Espiritu, Ma. Celeste
De Guzman, Mark Bhryan
Gonzales, Rich John
Ocampo, Alaina Xanthea
Montaner, Alvin Jan Balneg,
Diomelyn Bendal and Carl
Elmore Facto
UE Chorale Wins Two Gold Medals in Europe
The UE Chorale successfully
completed its latest European tour
which lasted from March to June 2011,
consequently winning top prizes and
earning acclaim.
The UE Chorale won the gold
medal in two categories—the Jazz/
Pop Category and the Mixed Choir
Category with Compulsory Work—
in the Harmonie Festival 2011 in
Lindenholzhausen, Germany, held on
June 2 to 6. The UE Chorale outclassed
their counterparts from Germany,
The Netherlands and Serbia in the
Mixed Chamber Choirs category and
the representatives of Cuba, Belarus,
Germany, Russia and the USA in the
Jazz/Pop category.
The Harmonie Festival is said to
be one of the world’s most outstanding
music festivals. This year’s festival
patron is the Chancellor of the Federal
Republic of Germany, Dr. Angela
Merkel, and the festival drew in 200
choirs and folklore group participants
representing 41 countries, including
the Philippines.
Earlier, UE’s singing students
bagged 3rd Place (Rank 4) at the Maribor
International Choir Competition in
Maribor, Slovenia, last April 11 to 15,
where they competed against some of
the best choirs in the world.
The group held a total of 48 major
concerts across Europe this year: 17
in Italy (specifically in Udine, Veneto
and Friuli), seven in Slovenia, four in
Belgium, four in the Netherlands and
16 in Germany. UE Chorale member
and Tour and Business Manager
Darwin B. Vargas reports that each
of their gigs was well-received and
concluded with a standing ovation
and numerous curtain calls.
The Chorale also competed in
the 12th International Chamber
Choir Competition in Marktoberdorf,
Germany, on June 10 to 15. They
were among the three choral groups
from Asian countries and the fourth
Philippine-based choral group to
qualify in this biennial competition.
Among the other highlights of the
UE Chorale’s tour was a performance
in the Netherlands’ famed flower
garden Keukenhof, aka the Garden
of Europe. They also performed in
the United Nations Headquarters in
Bonn, Germany. The UEC was also
part of a collaborative concert with
internationally acclaimed Slovene
conductor-composers Stojan Kuret
and Ambrož Èopi.
The UE Chorale was also the
featured “studio choir” in the fiveday International Masterclass for
Choral Conductors Marktoberdorf
2011, a masterclass held in Germany
for conductors from Europe and
America. The class, held from June
15 to 19, was facilitated by worldrespected choral gurus, namely
Prof. Anders Eby from Sweden, and
Germany’s Prof. Volker Hempfling
and Prof. Kurt Suttner.
The UE Chorale is led by
Conductor and Musical Director
Anna Tabita V. Abeleda-Piquero, who
is a former member of the Philippine
Madrigal Singers.
CAS Manila Students Win 1st Runner-up Title
in Interschool Tourism Cup
(Standing, from left)
M. Habijan, N. Alab, P.
J. Petate, J. Quinga,
J. M. Gedalanga, N.
To, Prof. Z. B. Briones,
M. S. Urbino, M. K.
Gregorio, C. K. Ferrer,
M. R. A. Lopez, H. G.
Gatasi, J. Ramoso
(front, from left) D.
Guardian, P. M. Albano
and K. Tuvilleja; not
in the photo: M. A.
Tapales, B, Servanez,
J. Paderon, I. M.
Lorenzo & S. M. Buela
A group of Bachelor of
Science in Tourism Management
students of the UE College of Arts
and Sciences-Manila was proclaimed
Overall 1st Runner-up in the 1st
Tourism Cup held last September
28 at Le Pavilion in Pasay City. The
competition, whose theme was
“Lakbay: A Competitive Journey
for the Promotion, Growth and
Sustainability of Domestic Tourism,”
was sponsored by BS Tourism class
T35 of the University of Santo
UE student Nicca To won 1st
Place in the tournament’s Market-aPhoto-Destination Contest, winning
a cash prize of P2,000. She also
earned the People’s Choice Award in
the same competition, equivalent to
another P2,000 cash prize.
The group comprised by Cherish
Kim Ferrer, Dave Guardian, Marie
Habijan and Jo-annafele Quinga also
won 1st Place, in the Tour Package
Proposal competition for their entry
“Camiguin-Cagayan de Oro Tour.”
The UE team won a P2,000 cash
Mara Sarah Urbino got 2nd Place
in the Tour Guiding competition, also
winning a P2,000 cash prize.
The team of Sara Mae Buela,
Ingrid Mae Lorenzo, Jessica Paderon
and Blessielda Servanez were
ranked 4th Place in the Events
Proposal competition, while the
group composed of Noemi Alab,
Paolo Miguel Albano, Jarra Marie
Gedalanga, Ma. Katherene Gregorio,
Mary Rose Ann Lopez, Paula Jemica
Petate, Jameica Ramoso, May Andrea
Tapales and Kristoffer Tuvilleja also
landed in 4th Place, in the Cultural
Dance competition.
The UE team had Prof. Zandee
Boy Briones as Coach, with Prof.
Francisco Ramos as Assistant Coach.
These students are all in their
sophomore year, as the UE CAS
Manila’s BS Tourism Management
program itself is just on its second
Midyear 2011
Have you visited
the URO (UE Manila)
or the SAO
(UE Caloocan)?
Please do so now.
Photos on pages 1 (Table Tennis Team, Conferment scene, Mr. Arellano), 2 (Dr. Garcia, MOU Signing), 3 (Alumni Homecoming), 4 (Engr. Marcos, Ms. Puyat, the CCSS trio), 5 (Tourism
Cup winners), 7 (Mr. Adiong), 8, 9, 10, 11, 12-13 (the group shot), 14 (Law Alumni Honor Roll), 15 (Convocation), 16 (Library Open House), 17 (Romeo and Juliet), 18, 19 (Buwan ng Wika),
20, 21, 22 (Women’s Badminton Team) and 23 (Men’s Badminton Team) are by Lyric Studio. Book photo on page 12 by James Patrick P. Trinidad. All others are contributed photos.
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
UE Manila, UE Caloocan Students Named...
IT’S FUN TO WIN AT THE... Delegates of UE Caloocan
with SAO Caloocan Director Clemente Diwas (foreground,
standing) and SAO Manila’s Campus Organizations
Coordinator Dexter Villanueva (3rd from left)
Delegates of UE Manila with Mr. Villanueva
and Prof. Mary Ann Mercado (front, far right),
the College Y Club Adviser
Outstanding Delegations in YMCA Congress
The respective delegations
of UE Manila and UE Caloocan were
named as among the Outstanding
Delegations at the 36th YMCA
(Young Men’s Christian Association)
National Congress of College Students
and 16th YMCA National Campus
Club Advisers Seminar-Workshop
that ran from October 26 to 30, 2011 at
the historic Teachers Camp in Baguio
City. This year’s Congress carried the
theme “Disiplina at Pagkakaisa Tungo
sa Pagbabago at Tagumpay.”
UE Caloocan’s Jian Greco S. Cruz
Jr., a 2nd-year Architecture student
and the College of Fine Arts Student
Council Vice President, was chosen
as one of this year’s Outstanding
The delegations were chosen for
their committed participation in the
various Congress activities as well
their numerous victories in various
Congress competitions.
Five UE Manila delegates were
elected as Commission Chair. These
are UE Debate and Speech Society
President and senior AB International
Studies student Nathaniel Adrian C.
Revilla (Commission 7), University
Student Council Vice President and
BSBA Finance Management student
Erickson S. De Jesus (Commission
8), College Y Club officer and BS
Accountancy student Al-Jude A.
Foronda (Commission 20), Dawn
News and Features Writer and
sophomore AB Political Science
student Grant Buena Joy C. Mesa
(Commission 11), and CCSS Student
Council President and senior BS
Information Technology student
Mark Anthony D. Uy (Commission
12). Another UE Manila delegate,
College of Engineering-Manila
Student Council President and 5thyear BS Civil Engineering student
Chiu C. Arquines, was elected as
Commission Marshall (Commission
4). Both Mr. Revilla and Mr. Uy were
later elected as Cluster Chairpersons
during the Congress.
Senior Hotel and Restaurant
Management student and Central
Student Council PRO Franc Jason
B. dela Cruz was elected Co-Chair
(Commission 12) while BSA student
and Central Student Council
President Bart Maroe A. Nuñez was
elected as Congress Marshall. Both
are UE Caloocan student leaders.
Mr. Nuñez was also commended for
being an Outstanding Delegate.
Aside from being named one
of the outstanding delegates, Mr.
Cruz also emerged as Champion in
Extemporaneous Speaking with CAS
Manila Student Council President
and BS HRM student Harrah Kaith P.
Casey of UE Manila earning 3rd Place
in the same category. COE Caloocan
student and Engineering Student
Council PRO Lance Jireh T. Bantogon
placed 2nd in the Essay-Writing
(English) contest, while International
Students’ Society President and senior
AB IS student Michelle Jean T. Salinas
of UE Manila earned the 3rd Place.
Mr. Mesa, as part of the
“Affirmative Team” debaters from
Far Eastern University and Bicol
University, grabbed the Debate
championship trophy after going
against the “Negative Team” comprised
by debaters from Philippine Normal
University, Polytechnic University
of the Philippines and De La Salle
University-Lipa. Employing the
modified Oregon-Oxford type of
debate, the proposition was “Resolved,
that the age of minor children be
lowered to 10 for purposes of punitive
and disciplinary action.” UE has been
consistent in qualifying in the Debate
since the 2000 YMCA Congress and
had won the Best Debater Award for
three straight years from 2000 to 2002.
BS Biology student and Dawn Art
Director Carlos Mark B. Borromeo’s
on-the-spot poster artwork won
2nd Place in a field of 10 entries.
Borromeo’s work depicted a lady
enjoining the youth to choose the right
path of discipline and fortitude.
M r. U y, M s . S a l i n a s , M r.
Mesa, BASC Manila Secretary and
Accountancy major Rainier Edward
S. Jokico, Ms. Casey, CCSS Vice
President and BSIT student Reynalyn
T. Elon, Mr. Foronda, Mr. Borromeo,
Mr. Arquines and Mr. De Jesus
were also active staffers of Congress
Balita, the official YMCA Congress
newsletter. They were cited for their
dedication and commitment in
working on the publication.
Completing the UE Caloocan
delegation were COE student
and Engineering Student Council
President Jofre D. Estrellado, and
BSA student and BA Student Council
President Odeth A. Negapatan.
The College Y Club Adviser,
Prof. Mary Ann V. Mercado, and
Student Affairs Office-Manila’s
Campus Organizations Coordinator
Dexter A. Villanueva accompanied
the UE Manila delegates, while
SAO Caloocan Director Clemente
A. Diwas and CBA Caloocan Prof.
Richardson S. Navor joined the UE
Caloocan delegates. Prof. Navor
was elected Chairperson of Cluster
6, which comprised all campus club
advisers, while Mr. Villanueva was
elected as Commission Chairperson.
Both were previous head delegates of
UE for their respective delegations
in previous YMCA Congresses;
Prof. Navor was elected as Congress
Speaker in 2006, while Mr. Villanueva
was elected Deputy Speaker for
Luzon in 2003 and won as Best
Debater and Best Speaker for the
2002 Debate competition.
This is the first time for Dir. Diwas
to join the annual Congress while
Prof. Mercado has been a participant
of many YMCA Congresses.
This year’s Congress was
attended by 227 student delegates
and 51 campus club advisers coming
from 51 colleges and universities all
over the Philippines. This is the first
time that the YMCA Congress was
held in October; previous Congresses
were held in December. With data
from Mr. Dexter Villanueva, Dir.
Clemente Diwas and Prof. Mary Ann
SLS Student is PHL Culture Quiz Champ
The competition,
organized by the
Brown Movement
for Cultural AdDannah Bautista and Prof. Bareniano
vancement (Kilusang
(2nd and 1st from left, respectively)
Kayumanggi), aimed
with two of the Brown Movement officials
to heighten among
Filipino students the
Dannah Patricia O. Bautista,
a fourth-year high school student interest and love for the Philippine
of the Elementary and Secondary culture, as well as to cultivate their
Laboratory Schools, was declared patriotism.
The competition took four months
Champion of the first ever “Kulturang
Pinoy Quiz Wiz,” held at the Bulwagang in all, starting with the elimination
Karunungan of the Department of round held on November 6, 2010, at the
Education in Pasig City last March 20. University of Makati. The ESLS fielded
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20 participants in all: two elementary
pupils and 18 high school students.
Over 500 students from 60 schools
competed for a slot in the semi-final
The semi-finals took place at the
DepEd’s Bulwagang Karunungan
on February 20, 2011, with seven
out of the said 20 UE students (one
elementary pupil, six high school
students) competing in the 51-person
roster of semi-finalists.
A total of 28 students from 17
schools battled it out for the top
spot in the final round. Among them
were Dannah Bautista and three
other UE high school students. They
faced students from schools such
as Philippine Science High School,
Ateneo de Manila High School, La
Salle Green Hills and Makati Science
High School.
As the champion, Dannah received
a medal, books on Philippine culture,
admission to a writing workshop and
P2,000 in cash.
Dannah and the other UE ESLS
students who took part in the Quiz
Wiz were coached by Prof. Sofia T.
International Studies Graduate
Makes Academic Waves Abroad
After being an excellent
International Studies scholar, UE
College of Arts and Sciences-Manila
graduate Nassef Manabilang Adiong
is making waves internationally as
a postgraduate student enjoying
multiple scholarships and as an
author of several published academic
He is currently a Doctor of
Philosophy candidate in International
Relations at the Middle East Technical
University in Turkey, and is a recipient
of both the European Union’s
Erasmus Mundus Mobility with
Asia Scholarship and the Turkish
Government’s TÜBITAK Fellowship
for foreign Ph.D. students. (TÜBITAK
refers to the Scientific and Technological
Research Council of Turkey.)
He received an “Outstanding
Academic Performance Award”
from the Dean of the Graduate
School of Social Sciences and the
President of the University. He
received the award after fulfilling
all the required courses in only two
semesters with a high cumulative
grade point average of 3.86 out of
4.00, and passing the comprehensive
examinations. In addition, he was
also awarded the 2011 Korean
Government Scholarship Program
as Ph.D. student in International
Politics, Major in Middle Eastern
studies (his second Ph.D. program)
at the Hankuk University of Foreign
Studies in the Republic of Korea, but
he declined it. He is now considering
a Ph.D. fellowship from Berlin
Graduate School of Muslim Cultures
and Societies in 2012.
Mr. Adiong graduated from the
UE CAS Manila with the degree of
Bachelor of Arts, Major in International
Studies, Magna Cum Laude, in
November 2006. He completed the
entire degree program in three and
one half years.
As a UE student, he was a grantee
of the Quezon City Local Government
Scholarship Program and was a twotime Academic Excellence Awardee.
He also served as Vice President of the
CAS Manila Student Council in school
year 2005-2006, and participated in
many contests and conferences in UE
and off-campus. He was a University
President Scholar (2nd Semester,
SY ’04-05), a University Scholar (SY
’05-06 and in the 1st Semester of SY
’06-07) and a College Scholar (1st
Semester, SY ’04-05).
Mr. Adiong went on to receive his
Master in International Studies at the
University of the Philippines-Diliman
in 2009, studying through both a UP
Presidential Scholarship and a Willy
Mr. Nassef Adiong in his 2006
UE Panorama Yearbook photo
Keng Fellowship. UP also awarded
him with a ‘merit certificate’: twice as
a distinguished College Scholar and
once as a distinguished University
Moreover, he won full bursary
(i.e., financial support, endowment)
to learn Muslim and Jewish relations
at Woolf Institute, an affiliated
research institute of Cambridge
University, from January to May 2011.
He presented his research papers and
Fine Arts Alumnus Honored
with Gawad Parangal by
QC Gov’t
Mr. Macario Sayson
UE Graduate
Earns MA
Degree at
Age 83
Mr. Macario S. Sayson Sr.
(in photo), a 1956 UE Bachelor of
Business Administration graduate,
fulfilled a lifelong dream when he
earned his Master of Arts in Public
Administration degree from the Bicol
University Graduate School on March
30, 2011, at the age of 83.
Mr. Sayson was born on December
9, 1927, in Centro Poblacion in Libon,
Albay. He started his postgraduate
studies in Bicol University in 1973
then stopped in 1976, resuming 33
years later in 2009. He successfully
defended his thesis, “Senior Citizen’s
Development Cooperative: A Case
Study” and of which is the author, in
an effort to assess the performance
of the Senior Citizen’s Development
Cooperative in light of the new
Philippine Cooperative Code of 2008,
the expanded Senior Citizen’s Act of
2010 and in the Cooperative’s quest
for Landbank of the Philippines’
Gawad Pitak Awards.
Renowned painter and art
teacher Fernando B. Sena, a 1974
UE Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate
and former faculty member of the
UE College of Fine Arts, was one
of ten Quezon City residents who
were recognized as Quezon City
government’s Gawad Parangal
Awardees on October 12, 2011, at
the Crowne Plaza Ballroom of the
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Quezon City.
Given to coincide with QC’s 72nd
founding anniversary, the award
is the highest recognition given
by Quezon City to its outstanding
individuals and institutions. A total
of 10 individuals and four institutions
were awarded this year.
Conferring the awards were
Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice Mayor
Joy Belmonte and 72nd QC Founding
Anniversary Steering Committee
Chair Aldrin Cuña.
Aside from Mr. Sena, the
i n d i v i d u a l a wa r d e e s i n c l u d e
constitutional law authority Fr.
Joaquin Bernas, SJ, educatorperforming artist Dr. Rustica
Carpio, ABS-CBN President Charo
Santos-Concio, GMA Network
CEO Atty. Felipe Gozon, broadcast
journalist Cecilia “Che-Che” Lazaro,
comedian Rodolfo “Dolphy” Quizon,
entrepreneur Ramon Rodriguez,
singer-actress Lea Salonga and
development educator Jose
The group awardees include
Arce Dairy, The French Baker, the
National Kidney Transplant Institute
and The Philippine Star.
Mr. Sayson, who was also a UE
College of Law student up to the third
year, is still very active and continues
to serve in several government and
non-govern-ment institutions. He is
currently serving as Board Member
of the Legazpi City/Libon Senior
Citizen’s Development Cooperative
(LISCOPADECO). He is also the
Chairman of the Board of the Christian
Foundation for Children and Aging;
Post Commander of the Veterans
Federation of the Philippines-Libon
Post; and a Grand Knight of the
Knights of Colombus, Council No.
03610 of St. Gregory the Great in
Legazpi City.
Currently living in Barriada,
Legazpi City, Albay, Mr. Sayson
is married to the former Amelia
Rañola, herself a 1961 UE Bachelor
of Business Administration graduate.
They have seven children. Data
supplied by Mr. Sayson
Mr. Fernando Sena
served as invited discussant and panel
chair in different world congresses
and conferences in Manila, Barcelona,
Prague, Athens, Istanbul, Ankara,
Qazvin and Tehran. He contributed
articles to the forthcoming 2012
Encyclopedia of Cultural Sociology
of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa
to be published by SAGE Publishing,
and has written peer-reviewed
journal articles for “Alternatives:
Turkish Journal of International
Relations,” “Immigration, Refugee
and Citizenship Law eJournal,”
“Political Methods: Qualitative &
Multiple Methods eJournal,” and
“Law and Society: International and
Comparative Law eJournal.”
His work on “Islam and
International Relations: Mutual
Perceptions” will be published by
the Cambridge Scholars Publishing
(Newcastle, UK) in late 2012. I.B.
Tauris Publishers (London, UK), for
its part, is interested in publishing his
dissertation entitled “The Concept
of Nation-State in Contemporary
IR and Islamic Studies.” He also
contributed one chapter on “Ideology
which Spawns Islamist Militancy”
in a forthcoming book entitled
Counterterrorism: From the Cold War
to the War on Terror edited by Prof.
Dr. Frank Shanty to be published by
ABC-CLIO (California, US).
Mr. Adiong is presently a
member of the following academic
organizations: International Resource
Network (City University of New
York, USA), British International
Studies Association (Aberystwyth,
UK), Middle East Studies Association
of North America, Inc. (Arizona,
USA), International Political Science
Association (Montreal, Canada), The
International Studies Association
(Arizona, USA), The International
Society for Islamic Legal Studies
(Massachusetts, USA), Turkish
International Studies Association
(Istanbul, Turkey), and the European
Consortium for Political Research
(ECPR) standing groups in ‘Religion
and Politics’ and ‘Extremism and
In providing his post-UE
information to Silangan, Mr.
Adiong expressed that “I am humbly
[sharing] this piece regarding my
academia journey…to the whole
UE community and hopefully may
serve as an example and inspiration
for students who are striving for
He also said that “It is in
UE where I learned to strive for
excellence while staying humble.
Thus, I am infinitely indebted and
thankful to [my] Alma Mater—truly,
the University of Excellence!”
Mr. Adiong’s writings can be
viewed and downloaded online via
his author webpage at Social Science
Research Network (
=1556958), blog (nassef-adiong.blogspot
.com), academia page (independent., or by
running a Google search (scholar.
University of the East (UE)
@Official_UE on
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
Kicks Off UE’s 65th Foundation Anniversary
‘Remembering Rizal’
Artfully Portrays Nat’l Hero
Rizal Remembered The program’s participants—
including Dean Julian Abuso, Dean Amado Valdez,
Dir. Mercy Candelaria and Dir. Anna Tabita Piquero—
gather onstage for the finale and group bow
Kick-off day of UE’s 65th
Foundation Anniversary featured
Remembering Rizal, a grand show
commemorating the life of our
National Hero, on September 9, 10
a.m. and 3 p.m. at the UE Theatre.
The elaborate program, which
ran for about an hour and a half,
showcased the University’s cultural
groups under the Office of Cultural
Affairs (OCA), namely the UE Chorale,
UE Band, the UE Silanganan Dance
Troupe, the UE Drama Company,
as well as Teatro Silangan of the
Elementary and Secondary Laboratory
Schools. Interspersed in the program
were monologues given by College of
Law Dean Amado D. Valdez, College
of Arts and Sciences-Caloocan Dean
Julian V. Abuso, Student Affairs
Office-Manila Director Mercy L.
Candelaria and College of Education
Secretary Cynthia Grace L. Diaz.
Conceptualized by OCA Director
and Dance Troupe Director-Choreographer Generoso A. Caringal, the
program was divided into seven
main parts, namely the Overture,
“Intramuros in the Time of Rizal,”
“Rizal as a Young Boy,” “Rizal the
Romantic,” “Rizal the Writer,” “Ako’y
Gamu-gamo” and the Finale, “Heroes
Then and Now.”
T h e O ve r t u r e u n ve i l e d a
slideshow featuring quotes from a
number of UE officers about their
thoughts on Jose Rizal with orchestral
music from the UE Band.
“Intramuros in the Time of Rizal”
presented a backgrounder of Manila
during Rizal’s time, particularly
the famed Walled City. Dean
Abuso, dressed as and assuming
the demeanor and language of an
ilustrado, described Manila life during
the 1800s. The UE Silanganan Dance
Troupe then gave a complementary
visual rendition.
In the “Rizal as a Young Boy”
segment, Prof. Diaz and members
of Teatro Silangan then shed light on
the influence on the young Pepe by
his brother Paciano. More important,
this part highlighted the childhood
of Rizal, as well as the events that
shaped him, particularly the Gomburza
execution and the incarceration of
Teodora Alonso. This portion likewise
portrayed the tight bond between
Jose and Paciano, and how Paciano’s
influence molded the young Jose into
a patriotic and responsible individual.
Teatro Silangan has ESLS Teacher
Yodelherson B. Mortiga as Artistic
The UE Chorale then serenaded
the crown with love songs via “Rizal,
the Romantic.” The segment also gave
a glimpse of the different women
wooed by Rizal, from his first love to
his eventual wife, Josephine Bracken.
The UE Chorale was led by the group’s
Musical Director and Conductor, Mrs.
Anna Tabita V. Abeleda-Piquero.
“Rizal the Writer” showed
excerpts from Rizal’s letters to his
family and friends. Dean Valdez
provided insight on some of Rizal’s
traits as evidenced by these letters,
such as his value for art, his generosity
and his love for his parents. The
UE Drama Company, for its part,
portrayed certain chapters of Rizal’s
debut novel Noli Me Tangere. Prof.
Frederick R. Castro heads the Drama
Company as Company Director.
For the “Ako’y Gamu-Gamo”
segment, Dir. Candelaria gave a
dramatic retelling of the famous story
of “The Moth and the Gas Lamp”
as imparted by Teodora Alonzo to
the young Jose. The UE Silanganan
Dance Troupe then gave a creative
take on this as well, relating how fire
and the gas lamp provided solace for
Rizal during his incarcerated at Fort
Santiago, leading up to his execution,
with flashbacks of Rizal’s fond
memories of his mother interspersed
within the performance. The section
ends with the execution of Rizal at
The execution then segued to the
Finale, where all of the performers
gathered on stage to pay their respects
to the fallen martyr while singing a
medley of “O Bayan Ko” and “Lupang
Hinirang,” in the process conveying
the message that each and every one of
us can be a hero in our own right.
Remembering Rizal was staged for
the third and last time on September
19 at the UE Theatre.
Rizal Park is Central Point of
Anniversary Week’s Kick-off
UE kicked off the main week
of its 65th Foundation Anniversary
celebration with activities held at
the Rizal Park, Manila on September
25, 2011. Given the anniversary
theme, “Jose Rizal, Nasa Puso ng UE,”
the activities were aimed at giving
due recognition and respect to the
Philippines’ national hero while
raising public awareness about UE’s
Students, faculty members,
employees and officers gathered at
the Manila Campus to formally start
the festivities via a motorcade from
UE Manila to Fort Santiago. UE’s
vehicles such as the UE Technobus,
the Red Warriors bus, the College of
Dentistry bus and the OECO bus were
joined by private vehicles owned
by officers, faculty members and
students as they paraded down the
streets of Manila on the way to Fort
Santiago, where Rizal had spent his
last moments.
A t F o r t S a n t i a g o , t h e UE
community prepared themselves
for “Walk for Fun,” a physical and
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historical exercise for its route traced
Rizal’s steps from Fort Santiago
to Luneta. The participants were
divided into five categories: Boys
and Girls, 7-12 years old; Men, 13-35
years old; Women, 13-35 years old;
Men, 36-50 years old; and Women,
36-50 years old. Prior to starting,
Manila Mayor and UE alumnus
Alfredo S. Lim and some UE officers,
headed by Chancellors Linda P.
Santiago and Zosimo M. Battad of UE
Manila and UE Caloocan, respectively,
and Dr. Jesus T. Tanchanco Sr., the
Chairman of this year’s Foundation
Anniversary Steering Committee, led
the ceremonial walk-off, where they
set off ahead of the pack, leading the
way to the finish line at the Luneta
At the Rizal Park, UE officers
gathered at the Rizal Monument for
the ceremonial wreath-laying. Headed
by UE President Ester Garcia, Mayor
Lim, Dr. Tanchanco, Chancellor
Santiago and Chancellor Battad, they
were accompanied by Mr. Reghis M.
Romero II of the Knights of Rizal as
they offered a wreath to the tomb of
the National Hero.
The community then gathered
at the Luneta Ampitheatre for a
short program and a dance contest.
In his welcome remarks there, Dr.
Tanchanco reminded everyone to
put Rizal in their hearts and to follow
his example. The same message was
echoed by President Ester Garcia in
her talk, as she challenged the UE
community to put into practice Rizal’s
teachings and philosophies.
The dance competition featured
five groups, most of whom are
named after characters from Rizal’s
novels. The teams named Simoun
(representing the University Student
Council-Manila) and Sisa (Casual
Employees and Student Assistants)
both took home consolation prizes.
Earning 3rd Place is Pilosopo Tasyo,
whose members are from the
Elementary and Secondary Laboratory
Schools, while the Elementary and
High School Department’s Maria
Clara team won 2nd Place. Winning
1st Place was the group Kabanata
2011 Model Personnel Awarded
In line with UE’s 65th Foundation Anniversary, three employees have
been adjudged as model personnel for
this year. The awardees, all of whom
are UE graduates, were formally
recognized and awarded during
the University Service Awards on
September 30, 2 p.m. at the Conference
Hall in UE Manila.
Dr. Blesilda K. Formantes, an
Assistant Professor A (Rank 2) of
the College of Dentistry was named
Outstanding Teacher. Mrs. Annie M.
Apostol, an Office Assistant at the
Office of Extension and Community
Outreach (OECO) in the Manila
Campus, is the Model Management
Employee. Mr. Armando R. Manito,
a Senior Academic Evaluator at the
College of Business AdministrationManila, is the Model Rank and File
Dr. Formantes has been a part of
the UE College of Dentistry for the
past 21 years. She earned her Doctor
of Dental Medicine degree from the
College in 1986. In December that
year, she topped the Dentist Licensure
Board Exam. This led to her being
invited to teach at her Alma Mater,
and would be the start of her long UE
Dr. Blesilda Formantes,
Outstanding Teacher
career. A 2007 graduate of Master in
Public Health of UP, Dr. Formantes
teaches Microbiology, Oral Physiology
and Community Dentistry in UE.
Mrs. Apostol has been with the
University since 2003 but officially
became a UE employee in 2006. A 2003
UE BSBA Marketing Management
graduate, she began her service in UE
as a working student before working
for the then Community Outreach
and Alumni Affairs office (COAA),
Mrs. Annie Apostol,
Model Management Employee
with her compensation care of the UE
Alumni Association Inc. It was only
in 2006, with the dissolution of the
COAA and the resulting formation
of the OECO (the Alumni Office was
then placed under the Marketing
Department), that Mrs. Apostol
officially became a part of the UE
workforce, as an Office Assistant.
She is currently pursuing a Master in
Business Administration degree at the
UE Graduate School.
65th Foundation Anniversary
Mr. Armando Manito,
Model Rank and File Employee
Mr. Manito has been working in
UE for the past 36 years. He is a BSBA
Finance 1980 graduate of CBA Manila,
for which he was a working student
before becoming a casual worker of the
College. He was promoted to Academic
Records Clerk and Clerk before finally
becoming Senior Academic Evaluator
in the early 2000s. Mr. Manito also sits
as the Auditor of the UE Employees
Association. (The Service Awardees are
shown on pages 10-11.)
Rizal Bust on Both Campuses Refurbished, Re-unveiled
A closer look at the
bust at the Rizal Hall
UE officials pose beside the newly refurbished Rizal bust in UE Manila (from left): Dr. Tanchanco,
Chancellor Santiago, Mr. Michael Tan, President Garcia, Coach Jerry Codiñera, Dean Santiago, UR Officer
Sulat, Director Caringal and UE Red Warriors Men’s Basketball Team Assistant Manager Harry Tang
The University formally
jumpstarted its 65th Foundation
Anniversary with the re-unveiling of
the Jose Rizal bust at the Rizal Hall
on September 9, at 9 a.m. The bust’s
likeness in UE Caloocan was likewise
re-unveiled, on September 13, 2 p.m.,
at the UE Caloocan Administration
Mr. Michael G. Tan, President
and Chief Operating Officer of Asia
Brewery, was the guest of honor at
UE Manila’s unveiling. Also present
were UE officials led by President
Ester A. Garcia, Manila Campus
Chancellor Linda P. Santiago,
Marketing Department Executive
Director Jesus T. Tanchanco Sr. and
deans, directors and other officers,
as well as Mr. Jerry G. Codiñera, the
Head Coach of the UE Red WarriorsMen’s Basketball Team.
The re-unveiling actually called
for a refurbishment of the busts and
their respective stands, and was
in line with the University’s 65th
Foundation Anniversary theme,
“Jose Rizal, Nasa Puso ng UE,” and
was an occasion to enhance each
landmark. The theme’s concept was
a brainchild of Dr. Tanchanco, who
is the Chairman of the Anniversary’s
Steering Committee. In charge of
the refurbishment of the busts were
Office of Cultural Affairs Director
Generoso A. Caringal, who was also
the Co-Chairman of the said Steering
Committee, and College of Fine Arts
Dean Celino B. Santiago.
A fixture at the Rizal Hall, the
previous Rizal bust’s stand was
made of concrete and painted white.
The bust’s improved stand was
designed by Dean Santiago and is
made of concrete with an outer layer
of granite. Its marker, formerly at
the foot of the bust, is now held up
by two metal poles. Construction
work for the new bust commenced
in August and was finished early
September. Similar enhancements
were done to the bust’s stand in UE
The re-unveiling of the bust
61, of the Department of Physical
The winners in the various
categories of the Walk for Fun were
also awarded during the program.
In the 7-12 division, Raven Salvador
won 1st Place, with Kim Peña and
Alvin Aranda winning 2nd Place
and 3rd Place, respectively. In the
Men’s 13-35 division, Ismael Lauro
was declared 1st Place winner,
with Marjon Tameno and Christian
Guariño coming in 2nd Place and 3rd
Place. Riza Ramos took 1st Place in
the Women’s 13-35 division. Coming
in 2nd Place was Hansen Marie
Tumibay while Kim Yoon Hee was in
3rd Place. In the Men’s 36-50 division,
Benjamin Cordero won 1st Place,
while Danilo Rabusa and William
Decala took home 2nd Place and 3rd
Place, respectively. In the Women’s
36-50 division, Ma. Cristina Osal
won 1st Place; Pauline Querido and
Associate Dean Fe Reyes were in 2nd
and 3rd Places, respectively.
In his closing remarks, Director
Generoso A. Caringal, Co-Chairman of
the Foundation Anniversary Steering
Committee, thanked everyone who
participated in the kick-off activities.
The event ended with the singing of the
UE Hymn. Select NSTP participants,
with OECO Director Rogelio I.
Espiritu, proceeded to the Baywalk
area between the US Embassy and
Malate’s Rajah Sulayman Park for
their annual Coastal Cleanup.
Some 144 University-wide and
college- or school-level activities
were held in line with the overall
celebration of UE’s 65th Foundation
coincided with the opening of the
65th Foundation Anniversary exhibit
on both UE Campuses.
In line with this year’s theme, the
exhibit featured UE alumni who exude
Rizalian traits. Among the several
alumni featured were (in alphabetical
order) multi-awarded Filipina boxer
Annie Albania, National Artist for
Literature Virgilio Almario, antismuggling crusader Jesus Arranza,
the late composer George Canseco,
former Vice President Noli De Castro,
PBA legend and former Senator
Robert Jaworski, Manila Mayor and
former Senator Alfredo Lim, Jose
Rizal Model Student Allen Mercado,
the late business and government
Rizalino Navarro, Col. Ariel Querubin,
Megaworld Chairman Andrew Tan
and outstanding dental professional
Hermogenes Villareal.
The exhibit also featured UE’s
Chairmen and Presidents through the
years, led by incumbent Chairman of
the Board and Chief Executive some
of UE’s recent graduates with Latin
honors and elementary and high
school valedictorians, as well as the
2011 Model Employees and Service
Awardees. In addition, a segment of
the exhibit showed some of the UE
officers’ thoughts on how they are
“Remembering Rizal.”
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
65th Foundation Anniversary
The 2011 UE Service Awardees
Gloria Y. Fraginal
Department of Registration
and Records ManagementManila
Marcelo C. Magaling
Comptroller’s Department
Carlito C. Palafox
Martin S. Najera
Environmental Services
Office Manila
Environmental Services
Priscilla M. Mancilla
College of Arts and
Student Affairs Office-Manila Department of Registration
and Records ManagementCaloocan
Paulino S. Abagon
CAS Laboratories,
Marino H. Abordo
Environmental Services
Susana F. De La Cruz Henry M. Dizon
Disbursing Office
William R. Mayuyo
Security Office
CAS Laboratories, Manila
Meliton G.
Environmental Services
Rosie A. Salazar
College of Dentistry
Dante S. Sayat
Environmental Services
Eliza Z. Alcaraz
Secondary Laboratory
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
Gerson S. Roxas
Department of Human
Resources and
Rogelito L. Amante
Comptroller’s Department
Luningning C. Floro
Cash Department
Carlos A. Paiz
Security Office
Maximo E. Velarde Jr.
Environmental Services
Miriam R. Borja
College of EngineeringCaloocan
Virgilio B.
Finance Department
Fernando T. Pineda Jr. Rosalina L. Remo
Efren J. De Ocampo
College of Arts and Sciences-Manila
Delia R. Manlises
Feliciana B. Santos
Comptroller’s Department
Myrna E. Calayag
College of Business
Luis C. Ingal
Environmental Services
Nicanor M. Raz
Environmental Services
Comptroller’s Department
Edgardo G.
College of Business
Teodora E. Robel
Comptroller’s Department
Arlindo P. Virtudez
Environmental Services
College of Dentistry
Danilo B. De Guzman
Ranulfo D.
Isidro J. Marcos
College of
Department of Registration
and Records ManagementCaloocan
Ernesto P. J.
College of Arts and
Efren V. Rojas
College of Arts and
Salvador R. Barsaga
Department of EngineeringManila
Danilo U. Batigulao
Audio-Visual Office
Flerida R. Bulatao
Gildeberto C. Calub
Angelito L. Cañada
Yolanda M. Dazo
Diosdado R. De Guzman
Van O. Gulle
Danilo R. Rabusa
Benedict V. Aquinde
Cash Department-Caloocan
Comptroller’s Department
Environmental Services
Environmental Services
Environmental Services
Security Office
Eliseo M. Tampon
College of Business
Generosa V. Toledo
College of Dentistry
Department of EngineeringManila
Department of
Alfredo D. Delute
Department of
Joselito H. Recio
College of EngineeringManila
Erwin B. Bermillo
Department of Registration
and Records Management
Crisol A. Bruza
Environmental Services
College of Arts and
Carolyn DG. Castillo Sinforoso P. Cimatu Jr.
College of Business
Emiliana P. Evia
College of Business
Andres C. Reyes Jr.
Audio-Visual Office
Ricardo P. Villanueva Annie J. Villegas
Environmental Services
Edwin P. Brudo
Department of Human
Resources and Development
College of EngineeringCaloocan
Arthur C. Fronda
Emeteria B. Dalisay
College of Business
Marivic M. Gatus
Department of Physical
College of Computer
Studies and Systems
Edwin F. Sampang
Joycelin S. Sta. Ana
Secondary Laboratory
Department of Physical
Merlita C. Yap
Department of Libraries
The UE Faculty Performance Incentive Awardees
for SY 2010-2011 / Recognized during the 2011 University Service Awards
College of Arts and SciencesManila
College of Business
I. Two Consecutive Semesters
I-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Robert Anthony C. Cabañero ●
Prof. Edita E. De Guzman ● Prof.
Percival S. Gabriel ● Mrs. Margarita
S. Jaldo ● Dr. Maria Rosario E.
Monce ● Dr. Allan C. Orate
I-B. Partial Incentive: Dr. Juan
D. Buenrostro Jr. ● Dr. Nora J.
I. Two Consecutive Semesters
I-A. Full Incentive: Prof. Eliseo
M. Tampon
I-B. Partial Incentive: Prof.
Susana H. Rivera
II. One Semester Only
II-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Frederick M. Fabellon ● Prof.
Alexander C. Balcoba ● Prof. Mayla
Lee P. Reyes ● Prof. Guia Lynn
M. Salazar ● Dr. Felisa U. Aguirre
● Prof. Aimee A. Dizon ● Prof.
Andy G. Gutierrez ● Prof. Vera
Neil A. Lizardo ● Prof. Rodman
F. Manalang ● Mr. Julius Cesar R.
Pascual ● Prof. Aries L. Ruste
II-B. Partial Incentive: Mrs.
Anna Loren N. Alcaraz ● Prof.
Michael R. Langura ● Prof. Marissa
C. Esmer ● Prof. Willy W. Sy ● Mr.
Dennis Bryann M. Ting
CAS Caloocan
I. One Semester Only
I-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Concepcion C. Demausa ● Prof.
Rossanna V. Mendoza ● Prof.
Rhinalou C. Salamat
II. One Semester Only
II-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Angelito C. Descalzo ● Prof.
Yonardo A. Gabuyo ● Prof.
Emiliana P. Evia ● Prof. Marissa L.
II-B. Partial Incentive: Prof.
Joseph Y. Co ● Atty. Dante O. Dela
Cruz ● Prof. Cerila L. Eden ● Mr.
Cayetano A. Geli ● Mr. Gerald
Jiles M. Miciano ● Atty. Fidelito R.
Soriano ● Mr. Ea M. Ventura
CBA Caloocan
I. Two Consecutive Semesters
I-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Rosalia R. Arao ● Prof. Myrna E.
Calayag ● Dr. Emily B. Espeña
II. One Semester Only
II-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Ernesto A. Arpon
II-B. Partial Incentive: Mrs.
Annie Lee G. De Belen ● Prof.
Nomer Q. Marmolejo
College of Computer Studies and
I. Two Consecutive Semesters
I-A. Full Incentive: Dr. Rex P.
II. One Semester Only
II-A. Full Incentive: Prof. Jovy
M. Afable
II-B. Partial Incentive: Mr.
John Benedic R. Enriquez
College of Dentistry
I. Two Consecutive Semesters
I-A. Full Incentive: Dr. Virgilio
B. Borja
I-B. Partial Incentive: Dr.
Marilyn D. Cabanes
II. One Semester Only
II-A. Full Incentive: Dr.
Rosario Maria A. Ferriols ●
Dr. Zenaida V. Gutierrez ● Dr.
Christian Noel C. Luciano ● Dr.
Rosie A. Salazar
II-B. Partial Incentive: Dr.
Joseph P. Macasiray ● Dr. Ronaldo
V. Perez
College of Education
I. Two Consecutive Semesters
I-A. Full Incentive: Prof. Eric
D. Agustin
I-B. Partial Incentive: Mr.
Stephen S. Fidelino
II. One Semester Only
II-A. Partial Incentive: Prof.
Eva Aurora D. Callueng ● Dr.
Lorna V. Candelario ● Prof. Ida
Grace S. Baylon ● Prof. Lonalee
M. Miravite ● Dr. Ma. Nanette P.
College of Engineering-Manila
I. One Semester Only
I-A. Full Incentive: Engr. Jun
A. Teresa
I-B. Partial Incentive: Mr.
Mark Anthony L. Escober
COE Caloocan
I. One Semester Only
I-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Paraluman G. Sim
I-B. Partial Incentive: Mr.
Lanzell A. Peñalosa
College of Fine Arts
I. One Semester Only
I-A. Partial Incentive: Mr. Art
G. Barroca ● Prof. Ruby D. Sapaula
Department of Physical
I. One Semester Only
I-A. Full Incentive: Prof.
Joycelin S. Sta. Ana ● Prof. Leonora
C. Celso ● Prof. Arthur C. Fronda.
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
UE-Tan Yan Kee Scholars, Grantees Formall
For the past 12 years, the
freshmen scholars and grantees of
the UE-Tan Yan Kee Foundation
Inc. scholarship program gathered
together to be formally recognized by
the officers of both the University and
the TYKFI at an annual recognition
This year, however, the 13th
year in a row, the occasion was
doubly special, as 2011 marks the 25th
anniversary of the TYKFI. The event
carried the Foundation’s anniversary
theme, “Silver Reflections,” which is
also the title of the commemorative
coffeetable book about the TYKFI.
The momentous occasion took
place last September 20, starting at
1:30 pm, at the Grand Ballroom of the
Century Park Hotel in Manila.
Present were the officers of UE
and the TYKFI, led by Dr. Lucio
C. Tan, UE’s Chairman of the
Board and Chief Executive Officer
and the TYKFI’s Chairman and
President; distinguished guests of
both institutions; the scholars and
grantees who are studying at UE
Manila, UE Caloocan as well as the UE
Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical
Center Inc. (UERMMMCI) along with
PNB scholars under the auspices
of the Philippine National Bank;
the students’ parents or guardians;
continuing UE-TYKFI scholars and
grantees; and former UE-TYKFI
scholars and grantees turned working
professionals. (UE’s new scholars and
grantees for SY 2011-2012 are in the
boxed list on page 11.)
The entire program kicked
off with a celebratory lion dance,
followed by the invocation delivered
by Maura G. Gonzales, a grantee
taking up at the Bachelor of Science
in Accountancy program at the UE
College of Business AdministrationManila. Then came the singing of the
Philippine national anthem led by the
UE Chorale, followed by the welcome
remarks of TYKFI Vice Chairman
and Executive Director Harry C.
Tan. The UE Silanganan
Dance Troupe then rendered
a Muslim dance, followed
by a “Silver Reflections”
audiovisual presentation
about the TYKFI.
One of the program’s
highlights came thereafter:
the launch of the coffeetable
book Silver Reflections: The Tan
Yan Kee Foundation Inc. at 25.
Brief introductory remarks
on the commemorative
tome were given by Mr.
Harry Tan, followed by the
signing by Dr. Lucio Tan of
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
25 copies that were given away to the
attending heads or representatives
of 25 TYKFI partner institutions, in
acknowledgement of their support
for the Foundation in its first quartercentury. That acknowledgement was
capped with a toast to the Foundation
and its partner institutions by UE Vice
Chairman and TYKFI Treasurer Jaime
J. Bautista.
A two-part intermission followed.
First was an indigenous Cañao dance
featuring students of the Tan Yan Kee
Elementary School along with their
parents and councilors and elders of
Barangay Balate, Santa Fe in Nueva
Vizcaya. The School is based in that
barangay of the said mountainous
province. Second was a brief but
lively set by the UE Chorale. The
audience sought an encore each from
both sets of performers.
Then came another highlight
of the afternoon, the ceremonial
handover of scholarship support
to the new UE-TYKFI scholars and
grantees by Dr. Lucio Tan and his
wife Carmen K. Tan. This has always
been the opportunity for the scholars
and grantees and their parents or
guardians to meet their benefactor up
close as well as shake his hand and
personally express their gratitude.
Likewise enjoying this privilege that
afternoon were former UE-TYKFI
scholars Marrion U. Abong and
Abigail Sandra D. Yao, who are both
UERMMMCI-TYKFI scholars in
their first year as UERM College of
Medicine students.
Acknowledged as well during
the program were the continuing
UE-TYKFI scholars of the University’s
Manila and Caloocan Colleges,
followed by the recognition of the PNB
scholars. Giving the response on behalf
of all of the scholars and grantees is
Ms. Mona Lisa G. Sabañico, a former
UE-TYKFI scholar while she studied
to earn her Bachelor in Secondary
Education, major in Math degree
from the UE College of Education and
who is now a high school teacher at
the UE Elementary and Secondary
Laboratory Schools and is a UETYKFI grantee as she pursues her
Master of Arts in Teaching, major
in Mathematics studies at the UE
Graduate School.
After being introduced by Mr.
Jaime Bautista, Dr. Lucio Tan went on
to deliver his inspirational message
which was directed to the scholars and
grantees, as well as to their parents
and/or guardians and mentors.
Serving as the master of
ceremonies for the entire program
was Prof. Mercy L. Candelaria, the
Director of UE Manila’s Student
Affairs Office.
Prior to this grand September
event, a general assembly of the
UE-TYKFI freshman scholars and
grantees was held last July 15 at the
Briefing Room in UE Manila. This
was one of the activities for scholars
and grantees organized by the UE
Guidance and Counseling Office in
collaboration with the Admissions
Office. This activity held every July
is a good venue for the new scholars
and grantees to be recognized by
UE’s academic officials, specifically
the President, the UE Manila and
UE Caloocan Chancellors and all
the Deans of the students’ respective
Teambuilding and socialization
activities, as well as psycho-spiritual
activity, are also prepared for the
UE-TYKFI scholars and grantees, to
address the unique needs and concerns
of these UE students, particularly in
sustaining their motivation to study
well so they can maintain their
scholarship. True enough, the idea
of organizing the UE-Tan Yan Kee
scholars and grantees that was born in
2008 has paved the way to more active
and supportive scholars and grantees
as they become more purposeful and
concerned with each other’s welfare.
The Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc.
was established in 1986 by Dr. Lucio
C. Tan in honor of the Tan Family
patriarch, the late Tan Yan Kee. As the
corporate social responsibility arm of
the Lucio Tan Group of Companies
(LTGC), the Foundation’s principal
projects are in support of education,
culture and sports, research, health
and social welfare, and manpower
For the past 25 years, the
ly Recognized at Foundation’s Silver Jubilee
UE and TYKFI Chairman Lucio Tan and his wife Carmen Tan (front, 16th and
15th from left, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim (front, 13th from left), UE President
Ester Garcia (17th from left) and officers of UE and the TYKFI, along with
present as well as past UE-TYKFI scholars and grantees, pose for this
group shot at the poolside of Century Park Hotel right after the
recognition program on September 20, 2011
Foundation has been carrying out
its mission with generous support
and donations from the LTGC.
Through the years, it has donated
hundreds of millions of pesos to
finance scholarship grants, training
teachers and doctors, and renovating
and constructing school buildings,
hospitals, churches and houses for the
homeless. It also provides calamity
assistance, livelihood training,
environmental protection drives, antivice campaigns and other programs
for social development.
A full-fledged non-governmental
organization accredited by the
P h i l i p p i n e C o u n c i l f o r NGO
Certification, the TYKFI has evolved
to keep pace with changing trends
and societal needs. The Foundation
has since been ranked as among the
Philippines’ largest philanthropic
non-government organizations. And
consistent with its desire to be part of
the local as well as the global NGO
community, the Foundation took
up membership with the League of
Corporate Foundations (LCF) and the
Association of Foundations (AF).
One of the Foundation’s major
projects has been the UE-Tan Yan
Kee Scholarship. Since SY 1998-1999,
the TYKFI has been providing such
scholarships to many underprivileged
but deserving college students as
well as faculty members of UE—the
scholars hailing not just from the
National Capital Region but also from
various provinces. To date, the TYKFI
has spent no less than P68.1 million
for the scholarship program, which
includes a book allowance, uniform
subsidy, transportation allowance
and a monthly stipend. Tuition and
other school fees are covered by UE,
which has spent P98.7 million since
the program’s inception in 1998.
Close to 1,000 students, which
include 12 faculty members and 60
grantees, have benefited from the
Inquiries regarding the UETYKFI scholarship program are
welcome at the Admissions Office of
UE Manila and of UE Caloocan. (This
report includes data from the TYKFI,
the Admissions Office and GCO Dir.
Ma. Leonila V. Urrea)
The new UE-Tan Yan Kee Foundation Inc.
Scholars and Grantees for SY 2011-2012
College of Arts and SciencesManila
1. Ma. Clarizza F. Andres
(BS Biology)
2. Matt Jayson M. Barrameda*
(BS Psychology)
3. Ghenessa R. Bunyi (BSPsy)
4. Jetro L. Canguit (BSMath)
5. Jaymiebeth Jose (BSPsy)
6. Ryuji H. Kato (AB English)
7. Therese Catherine D.
Pornelos (BSPsy)
8. Karina Ilena S. Salazar
9. Bea Patrizia E. Santos
(AB Eng)
10. Olivia Lea D. Sinco (BSBio)
14. Diana Marie L. Octaviano
(BSA, Mla.)
15. Rogelio L. Operaña (BSA, Mla.)
16. Jun Rey Paller (BSA, Cal.)
17. Flora Marie M. Pati-on
(BSA, Cal.)
18. Vincent F. Ramiso (BSA, Mla.)
19. Camille L. Reyes (BSA, Cal.)
20. Seann Chloe V. Salas (BSA,
21. Jeline Louise P. Santiago
(BSA, Mla.)
22. Vicente D. Sobreviñas Jr.
(BSA, Cal.)
23. Dianaras A. Torres (BSA, Mla.)
24. Adrian R. Villaflor (BSA, Mla.)
25. Lije B. Valdez (BSA, Mla.)
College of Business
and -Caloocan
1. Josiah D. Barrameda
(BS Accountancy, UE Manila)
2. Kristelle Grace S. Bayron
(BSA, Mla.)
3. Mark Reynald T. Dacaymat
(BSA, Mla.)
4. Jayvee S. Delino (BSA, Cal.)
5. Alexis S. Gapal (BSA, Cal.)
6. Jasmine S. Gonzaga
(BSA, Mla.)
7. Maura C. Gonzales*
(BSA, Mla.)
8. Kenneth P. Gregorio
(BSA, Cal.)
9. Camille Denise T. Hernandez
(BSA, Mla.)
10. Evangeline A. Ko (BSA, Cal.)
11. Clifford Jayce S. Licerio
(BSA, Mla.)
12. Allan Jay A. Maylas
(BSA, Cal.)
13. Allen Troy M. Mendoza
(BSA, Cal.)
College of Computer Studies
and Systems
1. Leonard Benjamin P. Bandril
(BS Computer Science)
2. Steven C. Lim (BSCS)
3. Lance Jasper C. Lopez (BSCS)
4. Lloyd O. Ludovice*
(BS Information Technology)
5. Michael M. Pippin Jr. (BSCS)
College of Dentistry
1. Treblig Earl T. Busto
(Doctor of Dental Medicine)
2. Stephanie Joyce S. Coojacinto
3. Maria Angelica C. Cudal
4. Grace Santa S. De Asis (DMD)
5. M Psylocke C. Diñoso
6. Victoria Lulu C. Go (DMD)
7. Irene Giselle U. Ong (DMD)
8. Jio Vaughn Eliezer A. Santos
9. Luzyl Ruth E. Tan (DMD)
10. Alyssa Mae A. Ursal (DMD)
College of Engineering-Manila
and -Caloocan
1. Shane M. Abella Vito
(BSIT, Caloocan)
2. Anchel Clark B. Abenalis
(BS Electronics Engg., Cal.)
3. Joyce E. Almendras
(BS Computer Engg., Manila)
4. Kristine C. Cruz
(BSECE, Cal.)
5. Ryan John D. Dalupang
(BSCpE, Mla.)
6. Ronnel P. Dayawon
(BSECE, Cal.)
7. Yubelle B. Dela Cruz
(BS Civil Engg., Cal.)
8. Neil M. Delos Reyes
(BSECE, Cal.)
9. Renee A. Delos Trinos
(BSCpE, Cal.)
10. Bryan Adam C. Dizon
(BSECE, Cal.)
11. Nathaniel Aaron B. Fernando
(BS Mechanical Engg., Mla.)
12. Edgardo M. Labiste Jr.
(BSEE, Cal.)
13. Ronald C. Medina
(BSECE, Mla.)
14. Virgilio G. Morales Jr.
(BSECE, Mla.)
15. Hjalmark Kenneth V. Sanchez
(BSCE, Mla.)
16. John Patrick M. Socito
(BSME, Cal.)
17. Patrick M. Sombillo
(BSECE, Mla.)
18. Joan F. Tabuloc (BSCE, Mla.)
19. Jeanfel P. Tumbaga
(BS Electrical Engg., Mla.)
20. Neill Daniel T. Velo
(BSECE, Mla.)
* All of these student are UE-TYKFI scholars except for those marked with an asterisk, who are UE-TYKFI grantees.
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65th Foundation Anniversary
YOUR HONORED The photo shows this year’s Law Alumni Honor Roll inductees with some of UE’s officers: (front, from left) Executive Director
Jesus Tanchanco Sr., Dr. Elena Lim, Director Alicia Risos-Vidal, PAO Chief Persida Rueda-Acosta, UE Manila Chancellor Linda Santiago,
UE President Ester Albano Garcia, Commisioner Perlita Velasco, Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim (himself an inductee in 2010), (back, from left) UE Law
Dean Amado Valdez, Judge Benjamin Pozon, Chairman Jose Agaton Sibal, Dr. Hermogenes Pobre, Justice Rodolfo Palattao,
Justice Arturo Tayag, Justice Franchito Diamante and UE Law Associate Dean Oscar Bernardo
Latest Dean of the College of Law
Alumni Honor Roll Awardees Named
T he U E C ollege of L aw
honored 10 of its accomplished alumni
during the 2011 Dean of the College of
Law Alumni Honor Roll on September
30 at the Park Ballroom of Century
Park Hotel in Malate, Manila. A
part of the celebration of UE’s 65th
Foundation Anniversary, the UE Dean
of the College of Law Alumni Honor
Roll aims to recognize UE Law alumni
who have made their mark in the legal
profession and other fields of service.
Law Dean Amado D.
Valdez himself leads the College
in distributing the awards to its
deserving recipients.
The most senior of this year’s UE
Law Alumni Honor Roll inductees is
Dr. Hermogenes P. Pobre (Ll.B., March
1957). The President and Publisher
of the Manila Bulletin, Dr. Pobre
also served as the Chairman of the
Professional Regulation Commission
from 1992 to 2001. He is one of the
distinguished few to have received
an honorary degree from his Alma
Mater, having been bestowed the
UE degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris
causa, in 1999, and is likewise one of
the 60 Most Outstanding UE Alumni
recognized during the University’s
Diamond Jubilee Celebration in
2006. He was recognized for “being
a living symbol of the richness of
human experience accumulated
through the years, beginning with his
training in Accountancy and Law in
[UE], which he parlayed into different
positions of national significance…”
Dr. Pobre had earned his Bachelor
of Business Administration degree
from UE in 1952.
Next among the awardees
is Dr. Elena S. Lim (Ll.B., March
1962), the Chairman Emeritus of
Solid Group Inc., a.k.a. the makers
of MyPhone and proponents of
the affordable-housing endeavor
dubbed MyHome. She is likewise the
recipient of an honorary UE degree;
College of
Book of
the University, in its Golden Jubilee
in 1996, conferred upon her degree of
Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa.
She was also a 2006 UE Diamond
Jubilee Alumni Achiever for Business
Management. The College of Law
recognized her this year for “being
the foremost lady entrepreneur in the
Philippines whose uncanny business
acumen, combined with her legal
knowledge learned from [UE] and
with poise and confidence, contributed
brilliant ideas and innovations to
Philippine development in general,
and to business and industry in
Retired Justice Rodolfo G.
Palattao (Ll.B., March 1963) is a former
Associate Justice of Sandiganbayan.
He is currently the President and the
pioneering College of Law Dean of
Universidad de Manila. Justice Palattao
is also one of UE’s 60 Most Outstanding
Alumni who were awarded in 2006.
Justice Palattao was cited this time for
“not losing his energy and passion to
serve the legal profession, even after
his commendable tenure as a member
of the Judiciary, from the Regional
Trial Court to the Sandiganbayan,
by later serving the academe with
Recently retired Justice Arturo G.
Tayag (Ll.B., April 1968) had served
as Associate Justice of the Court of
Appeals. Likewise a 1960 UE Bachelor
of Business Administration graduate,
Justice Tayag was also recognized
as a 2006 UE Diamond Jubilee
Alumni Achiever for Government
Service. He is recognized this year
for “exemplifying the embodiment
of a fearless, fair, quiet and erudite
jurist, while discharging his judicial
functions with excellence and
Atty. Jose Agaton R. Sibal (Ll.B.,
April 1973) is the Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Central
Book Supply. The College of Law
In celebration of World Teachers’
Day, the UE College of Education hostied
EduKabanalan: The Book Launching of A
Teacher’s Book of Prayers on October 5, 2011,
9 a.m. at UE Manila’s St. Francis of Assisi
Published by Anvil Publishing, the book
of 100 prayers is authored by UE College of
Education Dean Evelina Maclang-Vicencio
and Ms. Veronica Asinas-De La Rea, the
latter a cousin of UE Graduate School Dean
Avelina M. De La Rea. The handy volume
contains a collection of Bible quotations,
accompanied by short prayers that will
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recognized his “dedication in elevating
the standards of legal literature with
the timely conceptualization and
welcome publication of the Supreme
Court Reports Annotated (SCRA),
which became a principal source of
citations in all legal pleadings in the
courts of the Philippines; while his
well-written annotations of different
legal aspects of law contributed to a
better understanding and resolution of
legal problems common in Philippine
Justice Franchito N. Diamante
(Ll.B., March 1976) has been serving
under the Court of Appeals as an
Associate Justice for the past four
years. A 1972 UE Bachelor of Arts
graduate as well, Justice Diamante is
likewise a 2006 UE Diamond Jubilee
Alumni Achiever for Government
Service. He was recognized this year
for “his decades of exemplary service
and devotion to the cause of justice,
from being a Prosecutor for a decade,
a Regional Trial Court Judge for eight
years, and an Associate Justice of the
Court of Appeals since 2007, adhering
to the high ethical standard set by this
law school...”
Commissioner Perlita B. Velasco
(Ll.B., March 1976) is a Commissioner
for the National Labor Relations
Commission and a professor at the
UE College of Law. The College
recognized her for “being a source
of pride of this institution with
her sterling performance as NLRC
Commissioner and whose eloquent
dissertation of labor issues has
brought fairness and justice to both
the working class, while at the same
time earning the respect of privatesector employers.”
Atty. Alicia D. Risos-Vidal (Ll.B.,
April 1984) is the National Director
for Bar Discipline of the Integrated
Bar of the Philippines and a UE
Law professor. She was hailed by
the College “for the many facets
of her legal activities—from her
outstanding service in the government
to her unequalled contribution to the
discipline of members of the Bar as
National Director of the Committee
for Bar Discipline of the IBP, as a
lecturer in different colleges of law
in the Philippines, and her selfless
participation in civic organizations
that advocate the delivery of
Judge Benjamin T. Pozon (Ll.B.,
October 1984) is the judge of Branch
139 of the Makati City Regional
Trial Court. He was cited by his
Alma Mater “for being humble yet
independent, for having a reservoir
of uprightness and legal knowledge,
and for being a fierce and credible
defender of the rights of the Filipino
even against pressures from powerful
sectors, risking his career for the sake
of what is right for every citizen.”
PAO Chief Persida R. Acosta
(Ll.B., March 1987) serves as the
country’s Chief Public Attorney and
is widely known for hosting the TV5
program Public Atorni. Likewise
a 1982 UE Bachelor of Science
graduate, Cum Laude, Atty. Acosta
is one of the 60 Most Outstanding
UE Alumni of 2006. The College of
Law added this year to her many
recognitions thus far “for effectively
leading and efficiently guiding the
Public Attorney’s Office in a way
that has elicited widespread public
approval as well as utilizing her legal
acumen and practical approach in
the resolution of the legal woes of
ordinary people.”
This marks the second
consecutive year that the UE College
of Law inducted a selection of its
former students turned accomplished
professionals into the Dean of the
College of Law Alumni Honor Roll.
The first ceremony was held on
September 22, 2010, at the Pan Pacific
Hotel in Manila.
instruct and inspire teachers to intimately talk
with the Lord before facing their students.
The launch began with a Mass officiated
by UE Chaplain Fr. Bernard O. Martin, SSC,
followed by a short program where Dean
Vicencio gave background info on the book.
The program also featured select UE College
of Education students reading excerpts from
the book. A recitation of the National Prayer
for Teachers, as a tribute for World Teachers’
Day, closed the program.
A reception and book-signing was held
after the program at the CEduc’s Special
Function Room.
Dr. Ambeth Ocampo and our National Hero
up on the UE Theatre stage
Renowned Historian
Speaks on Jose Rizal at
University Convocation
In celebration of its 65th
Foundation Anniversary which
began last September, UE held its
annual University Convocation
this November, featuring multiawarded historian Dr. Ambeth R.
Ocampo as guest speaker. His talk
in the morning of November 15 at
the UE Theatre tackled “Rizal and
Children: Learning Head and Heart.”
This event was originally slated for last
September 27 but had to be postponed
as classes in all levels in Metro Manila
were suspended due to typhoon
Dr. Ocampo is also an
academician, a journalist and an
author best known for his writings
about the Philippines’ national hero.
He had served as the Chairman of
the National Historical Commission
of the Philippines (NCHP) and the
National Commission for Culture and
the Arts (NCCA). He is currently an
Associate Professor at the Department
of History at the Ateneo de Manila
University, teaching “Rizal and the
Emergence of the Filipino Nation.”
He is also a Professorial Lecturer
in the Department of Filipino and
Philippine Letters at the University
of the Philippines-Diliman.
Dr. Ocampo earned his BA and
MA in Philippine Studies from De
La Salle University-Manila. He took
postgraduate subjects in UP Diliman
and read for a Ph.D. in Southeast
Asian History at the University
of London School of Oriental and
African Studies. In 1993, he entered
the Benedictine Abbey of Our Lady
of Monserrat, Manila, where he was
known as Brother Ignacio Maria, OSB.
He left the monastery in 1997.
He was appointed to the Board
of the National Historical Institute
(NHI) in 1999 by then President
Joseph Estrada. In 2002, he was
appointed as the Chairman of the
NHI by now former President Gloria
Macapagal-Arroyo. In 2005, he was
elected Chairman of the National
Commission for Culture and the Arts.
As NCCA Chairman, he emphasized
culture as a main theme in diplomacy
and was granted full powers to sign
Cultural Agreements with Pakistan,
Vietnam, and North Korea as well
as Executive Programs on culture
with France, Mexico and China. He
served as Chairman of the National
Historical Commission, the successor
of the NHI from 2002 to 2011 and
concurrently as Chairman of the
NCCA from 2005 to 2007.
Dr. Jesus T. Tanchanco Sr., the
overall chairman of the 65th UE
Foundation Anniversary’s steering
committee, gave the welcome
remarks at the convocation, warmly
welcoming not only Dr. Ocampo, but
also the students, faculty and staff to
the big event.
Dr. Ocampo’s talk was a mixture
of serious history and light trivia
regarding Jose Rizal and the country’s
other heroes, presenting them more as
humans rather than icons perceived to
be cast in stone and steel. In addition,
Dr. Ocampo also raised questions
about facts concerning Rizal, such as
the poem Sa Aking Mga Kabata which
he says is erroneously attributed to
the national hero as well as the great
man’s not-all-great grades while he
was a University of Santo Tomas
However, Dr. Ocampo’s talk,
which he backed with a slideshow
featuring pertinent and rare photos
as well as his talking points, had as
main focus Jose Rizal’s relationship
with children, particularly how he
interacted with his nephews and
nieces while he was writing some of
his greatest works such as the Noli
Me Tangere. He also showed Rizal as
an educator, particularly while exiled
in Dapitan, and how he selected the
students for his school, giving special
attention to the heart and not just on
intelligence alone.
Dr. Ocampo also presented
the factors that molded Jose Rizal
into the person he became, such as
how he lived and how he studied.
In addition, he showed the candid
side of the national hero that people
rarely get to see, such as dressing up
to pose as a model for Juan Luna’s
paintings or simply just having fun
with friends.
In closing, Dr. Ocampo posed
the challenge to the UE community,
especially the students, to go for
greatness as Rizal and the heroes
did during their young lives. He
also encouraged them to study not
just from the mind but also from
the heart, as the mind alone cannot
constitute greatness without the
In her closing remarks to the
event, President Ester Albano Garcia
thanked Dr. Ocampo for his lecture.
She said that the University was
privileged to have him as its speaker
as we were able to relearn history and
see it from a different perspective.
She also expressed thanks to the
University, particularly its founders
in contributing to the betterment of
the nation, and thanked everyone
present for ensuring the success of
the convocation.
ESLS Student Wins 2nd Place in Manila Photo Competition
Ms. Mary Ellis G. Panes, a
Grade 4 student at the Elementary
and Secondary Laboratory Schools
won 2nd Place in the Point-andShoot Category of the Hidalgomez
Photo Fiesta Competition held on
June 19, 2011, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at Hidalgo and Gomez Streets in
Quiapo, Manila.
The competition’s theme was
“The Beauty of Cultural Heritage in
Quiapo.” The photographers roamed
the storied Manila district looking
for an ideal subject that would best
convey the theme. Ms. Panes’ photo
consists of two calesas parked side by
side in the rain at Plaza Miranda.
The Hidalgomez Photo Fiesta was
organized by Canon Philippines Inc.,
in cooperation with the Hidalgomez
Association and the Federation
of Philippine Photographers
Foundation Inc. and the City of
Manila as a kick-off the city’s Araw
ng Maynila celebration. The awarding
ceremony for the competition was
held on June 21, along with a photo
exhibit along Hidalgo Street.
Mary Ellis’
Quiapo photo
Psych Freshman wins 3rd Place in UP Photo Contest
Ms. Valene Kim S. Borlaza, a
1st-Year BS Psychology student at
the UE College of Arts and SciencesManila, was awarded 3rd Place in
the UP Aggregates 2011 Photofest
Competition at the event’s awarding
ceremony held on July 23 at the
University of the Philippines Film
The UP Aggregates Inc. is an
organization for UP Civil Engineering
students. The organization’s photo
tilt, which aims to showcase the role of
civil engineering in the environment
and in the society, was open to college
students of the different universities
and colleges in Metro Manila, Central
Luzon and Southern Tagalog. The
competition theme was “CEing
CO2nsequences in Climate Change.”
The submission period was from
June 25 to July 11.
A total of 15 entries were
submitted for the contest. Ms.
Borlaza entry, which she entitled
“Once a Fertile Land,” made use of
a bridge camera—a cross between a
Ms. Borlaza’s
“Once a Fertile Land”
point-and-shoot camera and a DSLR
one. It was the first time for our
photography enthusiast to submit
an entry to any competition; she felt
inspired by her nature photographs
to give this event a try.
Ms. Borlaza received P1,000 and
a plaque of appreciation as her prize
in the photo contest.
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IHM Students Win 2nd Place at Cupcake Design Competition
From left: Prof. Anna Loren Alcaraz, Raphael Roales, Raymund Tabornal,
Chris Bernadette Caluza, Jesseca Gerida and Christine Cabrera
65th Foundation Anniversary
A contingent of the UE
College of Arts and SciencesManila’s Department of International
Hospitality Management earned 2nd
Place at The Event Project’s first ever
Cupcake Designing Competition,
held at the Manila Ocean Park on
September 18, 2011.
Participating for the University
were Chris Bernadette Caluza, Jesseca
Gereda, Raphael Roales, Christine
Cabrera and Reymund Tabornel—all
4th-year students taking up the
Bachelor of Science in Hotel and
Restaurant Management program.
Serving as mentors and trainers for
the group were Department Chair
Sandra Ranara and Prof. Anna Loren
For their 2nd Place finish, the
team members received as prizes
passes to the Manila Ocean Park and
the Fish Spa, as well as gift packs
from McCormick and Selecta Moo.
The Events Project previously
conducted other HRM-related
competitions such as Chefs on Parade
and flairtending contests.
Libraries Director, ‘12 Little Things’ Author
Inspire Students to ‘Lead Like Pepe’
On September 28, 2011 at the
Briefing Room in UE Manila, the
University Student Council (USC)
held its first “Arise” Leadership
Conference, one of our four projects
lined for UE’s 65th foundation
The conference had the theme
“Leading like Pepe,” in honor of
the 150th birth anniversary of our
national hero, Dr. Jose P. Rizal.
The objectives of this activity were
to impart Rizalian values on our
student leaders, foster greater ties
of camaraderie among them, and to
ultimately inspire them to become
better leaders for their respective
organizations. Participants of the
conference were the presidents and
vice presidents of registered school
organizations in the University.
The speakers were Mrs. Loreto
T. Garcia, the Director of UE’s
Department of Libraries, and Atty.
Alexander L. Lacson, the author
of 12 Little Things Every Filipino
Can Do to Help Our Country. The
topics discussed include the life and
struggles of Dr. Rizal, the importance
and impact of books to Dr. Rizal
and its relevance and benefits for
Dir. Loreto Garcia gave a short
lecture on the importance of reading
books as a means of improving
leadership skills and values. She also
highlighted the great relationship
between Rizal and books, how it
helped him to become the Rizal
whom we know today.
The highlight of the event was
the talk of Atty. Lacson, wherein
he stressed the role of the youth
in nation-building. As reflected
by the evaluation forms, the event
was generally successful. Typhoon
“Pedring’s” wrath failed to hinder our
student leaders from participating in
this event. We in the USC thank our
speakers and all of the participants,
and we hope that the conference had
been relevant and beneficial to the
student leaders and their respective
organizations. The USC likewise
thanks the Nutrition and Dietetics
students who prepared the food for
the conference.
In mounting the Arise Leadership
Conference, the USC subscribes to
and promotes modern leadership.
We believe that leaders should
always be empowered by helping
them to develop and discover more
of their potential. We encourage
every student leader on campus to
rise above every challenge and go
beyond their assumed limitations. We
believe that thinking outside the box
should be the norm and continuous
development, a need. We hope to
continue this endeavor and establish
Arise as an annual event.—Kevin A.
Mandrilla, President, SY 2011-2012,
University Student Council; photo
by Domingo Tan III
Atty. Lacson is seen at right as
he spoke about nation-building to
UE student leaders; his shirt’s
larger print says, “Thank God I’m
a Filipino.” Above, he is seen with
CBA Manila Dean Veronica Elizalde,
student leaders and
USC staffers and volunteers
“Read Books, and Talk to the World!”
Libraries Department Conducts 8th Open House
The Department of Libraries
recently held its 8th Library Open
House at the Reference Section on
the third floor of the P. O. Domingo
Center for Information Technology
in UE Manila.
The Open House kicked off on
July 7, 2011, at 9:30 am with a grand
opening program. Department
of Libraries Director Loreto T.
Garcia began the program with her
encouraging welcome remarks. This
was followed by the message of Ms.
Rosalie B. Rosalejos, Chairman of
the 8th Library Open House. UE
President Ester A. Garcia led the
ribbon-cutting to officially open the
This year’s theme, “Face Books @
Your Library,” represented the very
interesting yet user-friendly ambiance
of the 8th Library Open House
with its amusing and informative
exhibit and activities. The line-up of
activities included a Film Showing
at the Conference Room (July 8 to
13, 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-3:30 pm)
and Storytelling/Puppet Show at the
Reference Section (July 15, 9:30-10:30
The Library Open House is an
annual event of the Department
of Libraries uniting all of the
University’s libraries and library
sections and their respective staffers.
With every Open House event, they
undertake intensive preparation in
their goal of establishing awareness
to the educating community of all
of the UE Department of Libraries’
various offerings, services and
facilities. These include the latest,
various acquisitions and innovative
online services. Also through the
Library Open House, the Department
welcomes freshmen and encourages
them to read more books and use the
online resources at the UE libraries.
The UE librarians invite everyone
to visit the Campuses’ libraries
throughout the school year to
experience the world of knowledge.
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Libraries Director Loreto Garcia, Marketing Department Executive Director
Jesus Tanchanco Sr. (front, 5th and 4th from left) and staffers of the
Department of Libraries in UE Manila at Day 1 of the Library Open House
As Director Garcia mentioned in her
very inspiring welcome remarks,
“Through reading books, you
can talk to the world.” And as
UE librarians would always say,
“Welcome to the world of knowledge!
Welcome to the UE libraries!”—Joyce
Gherr H. Corook, AB Broadcast
Communications senior at CAS
Manila and working scholar at
the Department of Libraries in UE
UE students and Philippine Ballet
Theater members Lemuel Capa
and Lorezza Pimentel essay the
title roles of Romeo and Juliet,
respectively, in this PBT show at
the UE Theatre
Topbilled by UE Students
Cultural Affairs Office
Kicks Off School Year with
Romeo & Juliet Ballet
The UE Office of Cultural
Affairs (OCA) kicked off SY 20112012 with a staging Philippine Ballet
Theater’s Romeo and Juliet on July
15, 2011, 3 p.m. at the UE Theatre.
Based on William Shakespeare’s play,
the ballet tells of star-crossed lovers
who fall in love in the midst of their
warring families.
OCA Director Generoso A.
Caringal says choosing Romeo and
Juliet was to inculcate Shakespeare
into the students’ consciousness,
and the easiest medium is through
interpretative ballet. Director
Caringal also sits as a member of the
Board of Trustees of the Philippine
Ballet Theatre; he was previously
PBT’s Artistic Director.
The ballet starred two UE
students: playing Romeo was Lemuel
J. Capa, a BSEd student, major in PE,
of the UE College of Education and a
member of the UE Silanganan Dance
Troupe; playing Juliet was Lorezza L.
Pimentel, a 4th-year BSBA Marketing
Management student of the UE
College of Business AdministrationManila. Ms. Pimentel is also a graduate
of the UE Elementary and Secondary
Laboratory Schools, and a former
member of the ESLS Siglang Galaw
Dance Troupe.
The ballet company performed
to an appreciative crowd who left the
theater with a better under-standing
of the Shakesperean tragedy. Director
Caringal also shares that the UE Officials
who watched the matinee performance
also loved the presentation.
Founded in 1987, the Philippine
Rizal, UE Pop Idol 2011 and a Musical
Variety Show featuring Star Magic
talents, the OCA will conduct
the following: a Film Festival in
November (see related below); a Choral
Festival on December 1; and, in
celebration of National Arts Month in
February 2012: a monthlong exhibit
about Dr. Jose Rizal, an On-the-Spot
Painting Competition, and the UE
Dance Fuzion Competition.
Highlighted by Piolo Pascual Starrer ‘Manila’
‘ValUEs’ Film Showing
Set for November
UE Observes Development
Policy Research Month
September of every year is
Development Policy Research Month
(DPRM), and so the University of the
East joined the Philippine Institute
for Development Studies (PIDS, a.k.a.
the Surian ng Pag-aaral Pangkaunlaran
ng Pilipinas) in the annual observance
of September as DPRM.
Per Malacañang Proclamation
No. 247 dated September 2, 2002,
September as Development Policy
Research Month “provides a means of
promoting and drawing nationwide
awareness on the importance of policy
research in national development.”
This year marks the ninth DPRM,
with “Back to ABCs: Education for
Development” as theme.
Per the PIDS letter to UE
President Ester A. Garcia by PIDS
President Josef T. Yap, Ph.D.:
“A number of studies have
indicated that education is a key lever
to an individual’s having a better
future and status in life, including
potential higher incomes. On a larger
scale, education is acknowledged to
be an essential factor in a country’s
fight against poverty.
Ballet Theatre is said to be the
preeminent classical ballet company
in the country today. It rose from
the alliance of leading dance group
of the 1980s and won recognition
as a resident ballet company of the
Cultural Center of the Philippines.
PBT’s Romeo and Juliet is just
one of the presentations prepared
by the UE OCA for this school year.
In addition to that were Remembering
“Recognizing this, the 2011
theme of the DPRM focuses on the
issues and challenges confronting
the Philippine education sector.
After several reviews and roadmaps
done for the sector in the past,
where does the country stand?
What concerns continue to face our
education leaders and decisionmakers? Does our education and
its various services/aspects help
our countrymen/-women address
the challenges, among others, of
“The DPRM, with its broadbased and nationwide outlets for
discussion, may present the needed
venue[s] for this active and rigorous
discussion. The various studies
and activities to be presented and
organized during the month-long
celebration of the DPRM will
hopefully provide the appropriate
base and support in helping to reevaluate where we are in the area of
More on the PIDS, which is
based in Makati City, at <www.pids.>.
The UE Office of Cultural
Affairs—in cooperation with
the Friendship Foundation and
with UE’s Student Affairs OfficeManila, Guidance and CounselingOffice, Elementary and Secondary
Schools, and Office of Extension
and Community Outreach—will
conduct “valUEs,” a four-movie
showcase featuring films that touch
on values formation, to be shown on
November 21 to 24 and 26, at the UE
Theatre. Admission is free to the UE
Among the films to be screened is
the Filipino movie Manila. Helmed by
award-winning “indie” film director
Adolf Alix, Manila is a modern take
on Lino Brocka’s 1975 classic Maynila
sa mga Kuko ng Liwanag and stars
Piolo Pascual and Rosanna Roces,
among others. Director Alix will be
present to talk about the film and will
be joined by members of his cast.
The rest of the lineup is composed
of the US-made movies Letter to
God, Sarah’s Choice and More Than
The Friendship Foundation
is headed by UE alumnus Victor
The respective heads of the
said UE schools and offices—SAO
Manila Director Mercy Candelaria,
ESLS Principal Nieva Discipulo,
GCO Director Ma. Leonila Urrea and
OECO Director Rogelio Espiritu—
will give a pre-showing introduction
to each movie on specific dates.
The screening schedule:
November 21, Monday: Sarah’s
Choice, 10 am and 2 pm.; Nov. 22,
Tuesday: More Than Dreams, 10 am
and 2 pm.; Nov. 23, Wednesday:
Letter to God, 10 am; Manila, 2 pm.;
and Nov. 26, Saturday (for NSTP
students): More Than Dreams, 10 am;
and Letter to God, 2 pm.
Dentistry Refresher Course Offered
UE has conducted a fourmonth comprehensive Dentistry
Refresher Course starting last July
11 for those interested to take the
December 2011 National Dentist
Licensure Examination.
The classes have been held at the
UE Dental Review Center (UEDRC)
at the UE Center for Review and
Special Studies (UE CRSS), at the
fourth floor of the Dalupan Building
in UE Manila. Serving as UEDRC
Director is Dr. Brenda S. Dey, the
immediate past Dean of the UE
College of Dentistry (UE CDent).
Handled by seasoned, professional
lecturers, this refresher course was
designed to boost the knowledge
and skills in theoretical and
practical aspects of Dentistry for
DMD graduates, be they of the UE
CDent or other dentistry schools.
Each reviewee received a certificate
of completion at the end of this
refresher course, which concluded
on October 22.
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Coinciding with COE Manila Pageant
Eng’g-Mla Student Council Donates to Noontime Show’s
Environmental Cause
The UE Manila Engineering
Student Council (ENSC) played good
Samaritan when it turned over 700
kilos worth of used plastic bottles
to the noontime show Eat Bulaga,
specifically for the show’s “All for
Juan, Juan for All: Plastic ni Juan”
Project, during a brief ceremony on
September 7, 2011 at the UE Manila
The bottles collected were part
of the Mr. and Ms. Engineering
Personality 2011 Pageant. The
Pageant’s People’s Choice Award
was determined as follows: 30%
was based on the number of “likes”
on Facebook and 70% was from the
amount of plastic bottles collected
from the candidates’ respective
supporters from August 8 to 25. The
Pageant Finals was held on August
26 at the UE Theatre.
The aim in collecting these bottles
is to aid the noontime show’s cause
of collecting plastic bottles to be used
in the production of environmentfriendly students’ desks. These desks
will then be donated to a selected
public school.
A crowd of UE students and
employees gathered at the Quadrangle
to witness the event. Some 700
kilos of plastic bottles were turned
over by the ENSC to the Eat Bulaga
team, led by one of the show’s co-
DONATION CELEBRATION Eat Bulaga’s Julia Clarete (standing, front, 6th from right) poses at the foot of the
Lualhati statue with COE Manila Dean Dominador Pagbilao, Associate Dean Joselito Recio, Prof. Ernilyn De
Guzman (7th, 4th and 5th from right) and COE Manila students. Spread out before them are thousands of
used plastic bottles that the College donated to the TV show’s “Plastic ni Juan” project
hosts, actress Julia Clarete. Ms.
Clarete received the donation and
thanked the College of EngineeringManila community on behalf of the
noontime show. She also took up
another of the show’s advocacies,
SOS (“Sandata on Sakuna”), which
calls for disaster preparedness, and
with it distributed colorful “SOS”
whistles to UE students.
Representing the UE Engineering
Student Council-Manila during the
turnover were its officers: President
Chiu C. Arquines, Vice President
Michael Ervin L. Buñales, Secretary
Cindi Bosca G. Chiu Wan, PRO Ma.
Lourdes Angelica I. Reyes, Treasurer
Joan Paola L. Del Rosario, Auditor
Jienika Rose B. Guarino, Business
Manager Anne B. Dela Peña, 4th-Year
Representative Ave Lou R. Marinduque,
3rd-Year Representative John Paul B.
Plantas, 5th-Year Representative
Karl M. Madaraog and 1st-Year
Representative Lisandro B. Jacob.
With them were Engr. Ernilyn R.
De Guzman, adviser to the ENSC;
Cleave Edge L. Pulmano and
Maureen S. Chavez, the winners of
Mr. and Ms. Engineering Personality
2011; as well as the pageant’s 24
other candidates. Likewise on
hand to witness the event were
College of Engineering-Manila
Dean Dominador S. Pagbilao and
Associate Dean Joselito H. Recio.
The turnover program was
shown on Eat Bulaga on September
10, 2011.
“MOTHER TERESA OF THE BUDDHIST FAITH...” • Continued from page 1
In 1966, she established the
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi
Foundation, fueled by an immense
force of love for society. From a
small group of 30 housewives 45
years ago, the Foundation grew
to an international organization
that provides charity, medical care,
education, environmental support
and humanitarian effort to the world’s
impoverished populations.
Dharma Master Cheng Yen was
awarded the Eisenhower Medallion
for her contributions to world peace.
In 1991, she was a Ramon Magsaysay
Awardee for community leadership.
She was nominated in 1996 for the
Nobel Peace Prize for her selfless
dedication to bringing to a troubled
world a renewed vision of compassion
in action. She was also heralded as one
of the fifty “Stars of Asia” leaders at
the forefront of change in the July 2000
issue of Businessweek.
The Philippine Chapter of the
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation was
created in 1994, three years after
Dharma Master Cheng Yen donated
half of her $30,000 prize money
(around P825,000 at the 1991 exchange
rate)—for being the 1991 Ramon
Magsaysay Awardee for Community
Leadership—to the victims of the
Mount Pinatubo eruption, and the
other half to the flood victims in
China. The award paved the way
to the exposure of the Master’s
compassion for the people of the
In February 2011, the Philippine
House of Representatives honored
the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation for
its exemplary humanitarian service,
especially in the wake of Tropical
Storm Ondoy.
At the Conferment
Representing Dharma Master
Cheng Yen at the conferment was her
disciple Tseng Yu Chen.
In attendance at the UE ceremony
are officers, faculty members and
personnel of the University led by
President Ester Albano Garcia; officials
and volunteers of the Buddhist Tzu
Chi Foundation Philippines, led by
Chief Executive Officer Alfredo T.
Li; and a number of dignitaries and
friends of both institutions, including
Marikina City Mayor and UE College
of Law alumnus Del R. De Guzman.
Rendering the presentation the
honoree was UE Graduate School Dean
Avelina A. De La Rea. Delivering the
address of petition for the conferment
was UE Caloocan Chancellor Zosimo
M. Battad, followed by the reading of
the citation by UE Manila Chancellor
Linda P. Santiago. The conferment
proper was done by UE President
Ester A. Garcia. In the presentation
of the academic gown, hood and
cap, President Garcia was joined by
Commission on Higher Education
Commissioner William C. Medrano.
The medallion was presented by
UE Trustee Wilson T. Young, who
represented UE Chairman of the Board
and Chief Executive Officer Lucio C.
Tan, and President Garcia. Corporate
Secretary Divinofiel E. Jaras read the
Rendering musical numbers
was the UE Chorale, whose third
tune was “Isang Pamilya,” a song of
the Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation
Philippines. The UE Chorale likewise
led the singing of the Philippine
National Anthem at the start of the
program and of the UE Hymn at the
end of the event.
D e l i ve r i n g r e s p o n s e s a n d
acknowledgements on behalf of
Master Cheng Yen were Ms. Tseng
Yu Chen and Mr. Alfredo Li.
Introducing Tzu Chi
For the UE community, especially
the students, to know more about
Dharma Master Cheng Yen and the
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation, an
exhibit and a lecture-forum were
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
conducted by the Foundation’s
Philippine chapter prior to the
The exhibit, which had the
Dalupan Lobby as venue, was
formally opened on October 1, at
8:30 a.m. Leading the unveiling of
the exhibit were President Garcia
for UE and Tzu Chi Philippines
CEO Li for the Buddhist Tzu Chi
Foundation. The exhibit featured
displays detailing the Foundation’s
history, accomplishments and
goals, as well as Tzu-Chi-produced,
environment-friendly consumer
items made from recycled materials
and publications such as the volumes
of Jing Si Aphorisms. The exhibit,
which also had Tzu Chi reps on hand
to elaborate about Master Cheng
Yen and the Foundation for visitors’
information, ran up to October 5,
conferment day.
Right after the exhibit was
opened on October 1, everyone
proceeded to the UE Theatre for
the lecture-forum organized by the
Foundation itself, with UE officers
and NSTP students as well as Tzu
Chi representatives in the audience.
With Ms. Chieh Fang Uy of the
Foundation as master of ceremonies,
the two-hour program began with
the welcome remarks of President
Garcia and a “video sutra,” a video
compilation of Tzu Chi activities. Tzu
Chi’s Michael Siao spoke about the
Foundation’s Cash for Volunteers
program, which have benefitted
residents of Marikina City.
Filipino volunteers of the
Foundation then gave a lively songand-dance rendition of two of the
Foundation’s tunes: “The Recycle
Song” and “Happy Face.” This was
followed by a talk about Dharma
Master Cheng Yen and the Tzu Chi
world by the Foundation’s CEO
Alfredo Li. Young volunteers of
the Foundation then modeled the
“eco apparel” produced by the
Foundation, such as shirts, jackets
and blankets. Tzu Chi volunteer
Ana Regina So then talked about the
Foundation’s livelihood program,
which has helped empower many
Filipinos, and a sharing by some
of the Foundation’s scholars about
the positive impact of Tzu Chi on
their lives and their future. These
scholars include Dr. Harold Fulo,
who graduated from the UE College
of Dentistry in April 2011 and
now works at the Tzu Chi Clinic;
Michael Lagunday, an AB Broadcast
Communication senior at the UE
College of Arts and Sciences-Manila;
and BS Accounting Technology
sophomore Erwin Cervantes of the
UE College of Business AdministrationManila. The entire program concluded
with a sign language presentation by
the Foundation’s Sign Language
Team that called for lively audience
At the end of the program,
the Tzu Chi reps took part in the
outreach activities lined up by the UE
Office of Extension and Community
Outreach (OECO) for that morning.
Specifically, a joint team of UE
physicians and Tzu Chi volunteerdoctors handled the dental aspect of
that day’s Medical-Dental Mission
(UE doctors took on the medical
aspect) held at the UE Manila Medical
& Dental Clinic and at the College of
Dentistry, while Tzu Chi volunteers
undertook the free cataract screening
conducted at the Graduate School
Dental Clinic. Tzu Chi reps were
also on hand to witness the feeding
program undertaken by the OECO
at the nearby Gota de Leche along
Loyola (formerly Lepanto) Street.
In keeping with the Tzu
Chi Foundation’s observance of
vegetarianism, the food for the guests
served after both the lecture-forum
and the conferment were meat-free.
UE Cal. Students Reap Art Awards, Recognition
Students of the UE COLLEGE
of Business Administration-Caloocan
(CBA) and the College of Fine Arts
(CFA) reaped recognition and awards
in various painting tilts held from
August to October 2011.
CBA Caloocan student Alexis
S. Gapal (1st year, BS Accountancy)
were among the Grand Prize winners
of the photography category of
Vision Petron, for his poignant
farmland photo entitled “Success
Begins Here,” which echoes the UE
tagline “Tomorrow Begins in the
Julmard D. Vicente, a 2ndYear Painting student at the UE
College of Fine Arts, won 3rd Place
in the Painting Competition 2011
Metrobank Art & Design Excellence
(MADE) Competition in an awarding
ceremony on September 15 at Le
Pavilion, Pasay City. Mr. Vicente was
recognized for his submitted a 48”
x 38”, oil-on-canvas work entitled
“Prosti-Tuition,” which tackles the
issue of student prostitution in the
country. For his third place finish,
he received a P150,000 cash prize
and a trophy.
At the 2011 Philippine National
Oil Company (PNOC) Painting
Contest, Joseph D. Lagunday and
Kevin Jeffrey D. Dorongon, both 4th
Year Advertising Arts students were
chosen as two of the 12 Best Entries
whose works will be featured in
PNOC’s 2012 Calendar of PNOC.
Also competing in the final round
is Angelo Vincent De Guzman,
also a 4th Year Advertising Arts
student. The awarding took place at
the Energy Center, Fort Bonifacio,
Taguig last August 18.
Jommer Louie M. Bolesa (2nd
year, Painting), John B. Samonte
and Ralph John F. Fatallo (both
4th Year, Advertising Arts) were
recognized as semi-finalists in the
Vision Petron Competition, the
awarding ceremony of which took
“Success Begins Here”
by Alexis Gapal
“Prosti-Tuition” by
Julmard Vicente
“My Daily
Routine” by
Ralph John
“Road to
by John
place at the Petron Plaza, Makati
last August 31. Mr. Bolesa joined the
Painting/Acrylic Category, while Mr.
Samonte (“Road to Success”) and Mr.
Fatallo (“My Daily Routine”) were
semi-finalists in the T-Shirt Graphic
Design Category.
In the 44th Shell National
Students Art Competition,
Morgan C. Martinito, a 2nd Year
Advertising Arts student was
rewarded as Honorable Mention
for his work “Imaginarium” in
the Acrylic Competition in the
awarding ceremony last October
14 at Ayala Museum. Kevin Jeffrey
Dorongon was also a finalist in the
said Competition.
Buwan ng Wikang Pambansa Ipinagdiwang sa Silangan
“Ang Filipino ay Wikang
Panlahat, Ilaw at Lakas sa Tuwid na
Ang makabuluhang pahayag na
ito ay ang tema ng pagdiriwang ng
Buwan ng Wika sa taong ito, 2011.
Nakatutuwang isipin na kasabay ng
pagdiriwang ng ika-75 taon ng Wikang
Pambansa ay ang pagdiriwang naman
ng ika-150 taong kaarawan ng ating
pambansang bayani, si Gat. Jose Rizal,
ang nagtaguyod at nagmahal sa Inang
Wika. Ang wikang ibinandila niya
hanggang sa ibang bansa ay nagbigaydangal sa ating pagka-Pilipino.
Ngunit, paano nga ba naglandas
ang Wikang Filipino sa ating bansa?
Noong Nobyembre 1936, inapruban
ng Kongreso ang Batas Komonwelt
Blg. 184 na lumikha ang Surian
ng Wikang Pambansa (SWP) na
ngayon ay Komisyon sa Wikang
Filipino (KWF). Ito ay naatasang
gumawa ng pag-aaral ng isa sa
mga buhay na wikang katutubo
ng Pilipinas; ang Wikang Tagalog
ang nakatugon sa pangangailangan
ng Batas Komonwelt Blg. 184 na
itinagubilin ng Pangulong Manuel L.
Quezon, Ama ng Wikang Pambansa
bilang Kautusang Tagapagpaganap
Blg. 134.
Bilang pakikibahagi sa
pagdiriwang ng Buwan ng Wika,
ang ating Kagawaran ng Filipino, sa
WIKA Nakalarawan sa
itaas (mula sa kaliwa)
Prop. Galera, Prop.
Regondola, Dr. Yap,
Prop. Briones, Prop.
Eugenio, Prop. Mojica,
Prop. Cantillon, Prop.
Taladro, Prop. Robles,
Dr. Ong, Prop. Bello,
Dr. Justina Evangelista,
Prop. Salvania, Prop.
Gonzales, Prop.
Langura at Prop.
Ramirez. Sa kaliwa,
ang groupong “Pintados
Kasadyaan” ang
Unang Nagwagi sa
“Parada ng Kultural na
pakikipagtulungan ng Kolehiyo ng
mga Sining at Agham ng Pamantasan
ng Silangan, ay nagsagawa ng mga
palatuntunan upang bigyang-pugay
ang Wikang Filipino sa pagdiriwang
nito ng ika-75 taon ng pagkatatag ng
Pambansang Wika ng Pilipinas.
Kabilang sa mga hanay ng mga
gawain ay ang mga sumusunod:
Agosto 19, 2011: Banal na Misa,
6:45 ng umaga, sa UE Tsapel; Pagaalay ng Bulaklak sa Busto ni Pang.
Quezon, 8:00 n.u, UE Carpark;
Parada ng Kultural na Pagdiriwang
at Patimpalak sa Pinakamahusay
na Kasuotang Pampiyesta, 9:30
n.u., Quadrangle; Kombokasyon
(Tema: “Ang Filipino ay Wikang
Panlahat, Ilaw at Lakas sa Tuwid
na Landas”), Tagapanayam: Dr.
Rolando A. Bernales, 2:00 ng hapon,
P. O. Domingo Center for Information
Technology Multimedia Room
Agosto 31, 2011: Dulsayawit
(Dula, Sayaw, at Awit), Conference
Hall, 2-6 n.h.
Naging makulay at masaya ang
pagdiriwang sa pakikiisa ng mga
Tagapamuno ng Kolehiyo ng mga
Sining at Agham, sa pangunguna
ni Dekana Justina M. Evangelista,
Pangalawang Dekano Rene S.
Salvania, Kalihim Nena S. Bello,
mga Tagapangulo ng iba’t ibang
Kagawaran; kabilang ang Kaguruan
ng Kolehiyo sa pangunguna ng
Kagawaran ng Filipino. Maging
ang mga mag-aaral mula sa iba’t
ibang kolehiyo ng Pamantasan ay
nakibahagi rin sa mga gawaing
nabanggit.—Prop. Rosalie G. Yap,
Ph.D., Dalubguro, Kagawaran
n g Filipino, Pangkalahatang
Tagapangulo, Pagdiriwang Buwan
ng Wika 2011
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
UE’s Female Powerlifters are Luzon Champions
Powerlifting Red Warriors Win Big in the
Three Championship Tournaments
The UE Red Warriors Weightlifting Team’s quest for sustained
powerlifting supremacy continues
as the team’s student-athletes, as well
as a few UE alumni, competed and
dominated in two recent Powerlifting
competitions in a span of two weeks:
the joint National Open and Luzon
Powerlifting Championships held at
Robinsons Novaliches last June 25 and
26, and the National Raw Powerlifting
Subjunior, Junior, Open and Master
Championships held at Tiendesitas
in Pasig City last July 9 and 10.
In the Luzon Powerlifting
Championships, UE’s Women’s
Team was declared Team Champion,
while our Men’s Team garnered
2nd Place in both the Luzon and
National Open events. On the other
hand, both the Men’s and Women’s
Team landed in 2nd Place in their
respective divisions in the National
Open Championships.
The team earned a total of 54
medals from the two consecutive
competitions: 22 medals—six gold,
10 silver and six bronze—in the June
competition and 32 medals—15 gold,
14 silver, and three bronze—in the
July competition.
Individual Winnings: National
Open and Luzon Tilts
Winning gold medals in the
Luzon Powerlifting Competition
are Daryl Ann Ancuelo (under 47kg
category) and Ma. Celinna Espena
(47kg), both high school students of
the UE Elementary and Secondary
Laboratory Schools (ESLS); Ecatarina
Cardano of the College of Dentistry
(52kg); ELS pupil Herbert Cadenas
(under 59kg); and Coach Edmundo
Jose Cardano (105kg) of the Graduate
Emerging as silver medalists are
ESLS pupil Eriel Cardano (under
47kg); CDent student Princess Estrella
(47kg); former CEduc student Florinda
Artieda (84kg), who has played as part
of both UE and the National Team;
ESLS’ Jamil Joseph Sebastian (under
59kg); Nestor Redulla (93kg) of the
College of Computer Studies and
Systems; the College of Education’s
Jerby Deriada (also 93kg); and Jacob
Odale Evans (120kg) of the College of
Business Administration-Manila.
ESLS student Emily Racelis
(47kg), CBA Manila’s Emmanuel
Montefalcon (59kg) and CBA Manila
alumnus Rex Gonzales (120kg) won
a bronze medal apiece.
Leading the medalists in the
National Open is Coach Edmundo
Jose Cardano, who won the gold
medal in the 105kg category.
Winning silver medals in this
competition are Ecatarina Cardano
(52kg) and Florinda Artieda (84kg).
Princess Estrella (47kg.), Johnell
Man-on of the College of Engineering
(59kg) and Nestor Redulla (93kg) all
won a bronze medal each.
Best Lifters, Medalists:
National Open and Luzon Tilts
In the National Raw Powerlifting
Subjunior, Junior, Open and Master
Championships, three of the declared
best lifters are UE student-athletes:
Ma. Celinna Espena for the Subjunior
Division, and Ecatarina Cardano
and Johnell Man-on in the Junior
Winning gold medals in the
Subjunior Division are Eriel Cardano
(under 43kg), Daryl Ann Ancuelo
(43kg) and Ma. Celinna Espena
(47kg), Emmanuel Montefalcon
(59kg), College of Education student
Edmarson Baylon (66kg) and Jacob
Odale Evans (105kg).
In the Junior Division, the gold
medal winners are Ecatarina Cardano
(52kg), CEduc’s Micaella Perillo (over
84kg), and College of EngineeringManila students Johnell Man-on
(59kg) and Vernon Degollacion
(66kg). Winning silver medals in this
division were Princess Estrella (47kg),
CBA Manila alumna Rochell Joyce
Santiago (52kg), CEduc’s Ira Mari
Hernandez (72kg) and College of Arts
and Sciences-Manila’s Mohaimen
Sobair (59kg).
Florinda Artieda (72kg) and UE
alumni Rex Gonzales (120kg) won
gold medals in the Senior Division,
while fellow UE alumni Rommel
Buenaventura (66kg) and James
Albert Gador (93kg) won gold and
silver medals, respectively, in the
Master 1 Division.
Coach Edmundo Jose Cardano
(105kg) and UE ESLS/high school
alumnus Cecillo Vigal (53kg) also
won a gold and a silver medal,
respectively, in the Master 2
UE’s SubJr. silver medalists are
Emily Racelis (47kg); Nelson Estocado
(66kg), Nestor Redulla (93kg) and
Vijay Brar (93kg) of the CCSS; CEduc’s
Charles Justin Cardano (66kg); CBA
Manila’s Sammy Bondad (53kg);
CDent’s Richard Debuque (74kg);
SLS’ Ronald Pagalan (53kg); Nestor
Redulla (93kg); and Coach Edmundo
Jose Cardano (105kg). The bronze
medalists are Herbert Cadenas
(53kg), Vijay Brar (93kg) and Rex
Gonzales (120kg).
In addition, Jacob Odale Evans
won the gold medal in the 105kg
Category of the Iran Open.
T h e U E R e d Wa r r i o r s
Weightlifting Team members are
now setting their sights on the
Philippine Interschool Powerlifting
Championships in Cavite in
September 2011 and the Batang
Pinoy Weightlifting Championships
in October 2011.
Dominating the
PHL Interschool Powerlifting
The UE Red Warriors
Weightlifting Team outlifted the
competition during the Philippine
Interschool Powerlifting Championships held on September 17 and
18, 2011 at Robinsons Place Imus,
The team received a total of 13
Medals: six gold medals, six silver
medals and one bronze medal. In
addition, the High School Girls’ Team
placed first in the Team Standings,
ahead of the Immaculate Conception
Academy. The College Women’s
Team placed second, behind GNU,
while College Men’s Team ranked
third, behind Ateneo de Manila and
University of the Philippines.
Winning Gold Medals are Daryl
Ann Ancuelo (43kg), Ma. Celinna
Epena (47kg) and Gwen Balisi (over
84kg.) of the Secondary Laboratory
Schools, Ecatarina Cardano (52kg)
from the College of Dentistry,
Vijay Brar (105kg), an Information
Technology Student at the College
of Computer Studies and Systems,
and Jacob Odale Evans (120kg) of the
College of Business Administration.
Silver Medals were won by Emily
Racelis (47kg) of the SLS, Princess
Estrella (47kg) from the College of
Dentistry, Johnell Man-on (53kg), a
Civil Engineering Student from the
College of Engineering-Manila, Subair
Mohaimen (59kg), a BS Psychology
student at the College of Arts and
Sciences-Manila, Jay Ranil Aguila
(74kg) a BSBA Financial Management
Student at the College of Business
Administration-Manila, and Nestor
Redulla (93kg), a Computer Science
student at the CCSS.
Vernon Degollacion (64kg) of the
College of Engineering-Manila won a
Bronze Medal.
The Edmundo Jose Cardanocoached UE Red Warriors
Weightlifting Team is setting its sights
on the Batang Pinoy Weightlifting
Championships on December 2011.
Table Tennis Warriors Earn Trio of Victories
The champion UE Red WarriorsTable Tennis Team earned three
consecutive victories in as many
tournaments held this July and
The team competed at the 7th
Eastern Cup Table Tennis Championship
at the Buddha Care High School Gym
in Sto. Domingo, Quezon City, on July
30 and 31, 2011.
In the High School event of
that competition, UE’s Table Tennis
Girls’ Teams A and B were declared
Champion and 2nd Place, respectively.
Team A is composed of Lyr Eden S.
Leyva, Jaezl May B. Ingeniero, Donna
Marie R. Gamilla, who are all 4thyear students of the UE Elementary
and Secondary Schools (ESLS) and
First-Year ESLS student Angela Joyce
Q. Nesperos, while 1st-yar students
Krisha Jade M. Pelaez, Celina A.
Vasquez, Michelle A. Abello and 3rdyear ESLS student Frenz F. Mendoza
make up Team B.
UE’s Team A defeated Philippine
Cultural High School, 2-0, while
Lualhati’s Team B beat St. Stephen High
School, 2-1, in the semi-finals before
both teams faced off in the Finals.
In the College level, the Men’s
Team A settled for 3rd Place behind
champion team San Beda College
Table Tennis Triumph (Front, from left) Donna Marie Gamilla,
Celina Vasquez, Jaezl May Ingeniero, Ian Baldemor, Lyr Eden Leyva,
Michelle Abello, Angela Joyce Nesperos, (back, from left) Head Coach
Rogelio Ponte Jr., Frenz Mendoza, Assistant Coach Joselito Almazan
and runner-up Far Eastern University
after bowing down to FEU in the
semi-finals, 0-2. The Men’s Team A
is composed of Franz F. Mendoza
(4th yr., BSHRM, College of Arts and
Sciences-Manila), Raymund Malay
(3rd yr., BSIT, College of Computer
Studies and Systems), Jaspher P.
Morelos (1st yr., BSEd at the College
of Education) and Xyjan R. Ramos
(2nd yr. BSIT student at the College of
Computer Studies and Systems).
The UE Red Warriors Table Tennis
Team also competed in the Binay’s Cup
National Age Group held last August
13 and 14 at the Makati Coliseum.
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
In the Girls’ 12 and Under Category,
Michell Abello and Celina Vasquez won
1st Place and 3rd Place, respectively.
UE’s Girls’ Team also made a
sweep of the Girls’ 14 and Under
category, with Krisha Jade Pelaez,
Celina Vasquez and Angela Joyce
Nesperos winning 1st, 2nd and
3rd Places, respectively, in the said
division. Lyr Eden Leyva placed 2nd
in the Non-Rank Women’s Singles
In the Girls’ Singles 17 and
Under category, Jaezl May Ingeniero
won 2nd Place, while Donna Marie
Gamilla captured 3rd Place.
Meanwhile, Xydhe Kim R. Ramos
(2nd yr., BSBA major in Business
Management, College of Business
Administration-Manila) won 3rd
Place in the Boys’ Singles 17 and
Under Category.
Most recently, UE’s High School
Girls’ Team was declared Champion
at the Milo Regional Competition
held in Marikina City on August 20
and 21, 2011.
The team defeated their
counterparts in Bulacan National
High School (2-0) and St. Mary’s
School (2-0) in the eliminations,
Alejandro Roces High School in the
quarter finals (2-0), and Sta. Elena
High School in the semi-finals (2-0). In
the Final Round, the UE girls defeated
Rizal High School (2-1) to clinch the
As winners of this competition,
the team qualifies to compete in the
Milo National Competition to be held
in Pangasinan this November.
The entire UE Red WarriorsTable Tennis Team has, as Head
Coach, Mr. Rogelio C. Ponte Jr., who
is a Master of Arts in Teaching student
at the UE Graduate School. The team’s
Assistant Coaches are Homber N.
Tiongson (4th-Year, BEED, College of
Education) and Joselito Almazan.
UE Clinches Petron Women’s
Beach Volleyball Championship
The UE Red Warriors Women’s Beach
Volleyball Team clinched the Championship in the
4th Leg Petron Beach Volleyball Tournament held in
Baywalk, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, on October
11-12, 2011.
The UE team of Francislyn C. Cais, a
2nd-year BSBA Management student at
the College of Business AdministrationManila, and Jessica Christia V. Paron,
a 3rd-year BSIT student of the College
of Computer Studies and Systems,
defeated the University of the
Philippines, 21-18 and 21-17, to clinch
the championship. Ms. Paron was also
declared the Most Valuable Player of
the tournament.
Coach Darwin Campana,
Jessica Christia Paron and
Francislyn Cais
A total of 10 teams—seven from mainland
Luzon, and three from Puerto Princesa—
participated in the event. Aside from UE and UP,
other schools that participated include Colegio San
Juan de Letran, De La Salle University-Dasmariñas
and Palawan State University.
The Red Warriors fielded in two teams in the
competition, with BSHRM junior Ma. Leuseht M.
Dawis and 3rd-year AB IS senior Mary Grace N.
Masangkay composing the other team. Both
are students of the UE College of Arts and
The UE Red Warriors Women’s
Volleyball team is under helm of Coach
Darwin T. Campana.
The UE Red Warriors-Men’s Basketball Team
in UAAP Season 74: All Out, All Heart!
As UAAP Season 74 Basketball
drew to a close, the UE Red WarriorsMen’s Basketball Team found
themselves at seventh place with
a win-loss record of 3 wins and 11
losses, and landed just ahead of the
University of the Philippines Fighting
Maroons with a record of 2-12.
Unlike other teams in the league,
UE’s famed Red Warriors went
into battle as an all-Filipino squad.
Coming from their 2nd Runnerup finish in the Asian University
Basketball Championship in Bintulu,
Malaysia last June 5-10, the Warriors
were very optimistic about the
tournament. “If we play with the
same intensity as we did in Malaysia,
we could win in the UAAP,” shared
Team Captain Paul Zamar in an
earlier interview with Silangan, after
their first international tournament
following the appointment of UE
alumnus and himself a former Red
Warrior, Jerry Codiñera (Coach
Jerry’s brother Harmon Codiñera,
and Billie Reyes, Gual Garcia, Ernie
Laurel and Jun Vega served as
Assistant Coaches. Dr. Jesus T.
Tanchanco Sr., the Executive Director
of UE’s Marketing Department,
served as Team Manager for the third
straight year.)
Basketball analysts, however, had
a different opinion of the team. They
believed that UE was in “rebuilding”
mode, given the departure of six
seasoned players from last school
year. They also noted the team’s
performance in the pre-UAAP
tournaments such as the Fil-Oil Flying
V Tournament, where the Warriors
were unable to beat any of the UAAP
In their first outing against the
UP Fighting Maroons, the team gave
its best shot but lost to the State U, 6169. They would go and succumb in
their succeeding games to Adamson
University, Ateneo de Manila
University, UAAP 74 host Far Eastern
University, the University of Santo
Tomas and De La Salle University,
giving UE a win-loss tally of 0-6.
The Warriors broke their losing
streak on August 6, 2011, their last
game for the 1st Round. The Rectobased dribblers escaped with a lucky
72-71 stunner against the National
University Bulldogs. The celebration,
however, would be short-lived as
the Bulldogs promptly retaliated
when they faced off again a week
WINNERS AT HEART Our b-ball boys bask in triumph following their victory against the Green Archers last August 20
at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The photo shows (from left) Asst. Coach Billie Reyes, Erwin Duran, Christopher Joyce
Javier, Jairold Flores, Lord Howier Casajeros, Jhon Rey Sumido (face partly hidden), Jess Mar Sabangan, Adrian Santos
(face partly hidden), Von Arvie Chavez (partly hidden), Asst. Coach Harmon Codiñera, Asst. Coach Macrobino Vega Jr.
(partly hidden), Ebrahim Enguio, Asst. Team Manager Alfonso Kaw (face partly hidden), Ronnie Rosetom De Leon (face
partly hidden), Shej Rai Sumang, Head Coach Jerry Codiñera and Nikko Montelibano (in white shirt)
later for the start of the 2nd Round,
overwhelming the Warriors in a 5191 blowout.
Not wanting to wallow in defeat,
the Warriors regrouped and faced their
next opponent, the De La Salle Green
Archers, on August 20. In what was to
be the turning point of the Warriors’
basketball season, they defeated the
Archers, 74-69, giving them a win-loss
slate of 2-7. Fresh from the euphoria
of this game, the Warriors faced the
defending champions, the Ateneo
Blue Eagles. While they lost to the
Eagles, the Warriors had the closest
margin of defeat among all the UAAP
teams against the Eagles with four
points, 70-74, not to mention that the
Warriors were able to hold Ateneo at
bay for the first half, even leading by
four at halftime.
The Warriors would drop their
succeeding games against Adamson,
UST and FEU, relegating our boys
to the last spot but tied with UP,
2-11. Their last game of the season
against the UP Fighting Maroons
was to break that tie. Thus, on Sept.
10, the so-called “Battle of the Cellar
Dwellers” commenced. The Warriors
relied heavily on Biboy Enguio as
he led the charge with 18 points, six
rebounds, four steals and two blocks.
When the smoke cleared, the Warriors
emerged victorious, 68-54. In doing
so, they escaped last place which UP
Despite being touted as this
season’s heartbreak kids, the
Warriors were not one to go down
without a fight, giving their best in
exemplifying the UAAP 74 theme of
“All Out, All Heart.” The season saw
VICTORIOUS SPIRITS Team Manager Jesus Tanchanco Sr. (far right)
makes a victory gesture post-August 20 game while Team Captain
Paul Zamar and Adrian Santos hug it out
breakout performances from Adi
Santos, Biboy Enguio, Roi Sumang
and Chris Javier. Team Captain
Paul Zamar became the go-to guy
for field goals and shots, while CoCaptain Lucas Tagarda was noted for
establishing the plays and spectacular
assists that almost always merited an
instant replay. Jess Mar Sabangan,
Jhon Rey Sumido, Lord Casarejos,
Erwin Duran, Von Chavez, Nikko
Montelibano, BJ Zosa, RR De Leon
and Jairold Flores complete this
season’s UE Red Warriors lineup.
In addition, the UE Community
never failed to rally behind the boys
as proven by the full-force red-andwhite attendees at the Warriors’
games. Regardless of the standing
and of the outcome, the UE side would
always be cheering the Warriors on
despite the insurmountable lead
posed by their every opponent,
always all-out in the singing of the
UE Hymn, even applauding the
opponents as they sang their own
Support was also evident through
social media, particularly through the
UE Facebook and Twitter accounts.
During games, individuals showed
their support to the team, win or
lose. It was not surprising to read
comments such as “Kaya pa ‘yan”
and “Bawi na lang next time” when
game results were posted in such
sites. The same can be said for online
forums such as those of the UE Red
Tribe and at PinoyExchange, where
the UE faithful, student and alumni
alike, would defend the team against
detractors or bashers. They would
also offer their own analyses of the
teams’ strengths and weaknesses,
suggestions and even their own
scouting report of opposing teams
in a bid to help the Warriors improve
their status.
The Warriors will definitely
charge this season to experience as
they try to claw their way out of
their low-end standing this year. As
the old adage goes, there is no other
way to go but up.
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
Jrs.’ Table Tennis Team Scores UAAP 3-peat!
Top, from left: Maricris Johanna Silvala, Joleyrina Michaela Buna, Claire Anne Galang,
Irah Isabelle Solon, Christine Jhoy Mendoza, Frances May Cabrera, Julliane Colline S.
Landas; front, from left: Assistant Coach Gerald Martin B. Valdez, Maylyn Estipona, Leila
Franchette Quiambao, Ricalyn Magbanua, Allia Kristiana Mariz Cortado, Maria Camille
Yvonne Cortey, Camille Joy Arreza, Maureen Mallares and Coach Jimmy G. Geralde
Girls’ Swimming Team
Reclaims UAAP Crown
The UE Red Warriors Girls’
Swimming Team was declared
Champion of the UAAP Season 74
Girls’ Swimming Tournament, which
was held from September 22 to 25,
2011 at Trace College in Los Baños,
The team, which is composed
of students of UE’s Secondary
Laboratory School (SLS) finished at
1st Runner-up last year, took home
a total of 26 medals: eight golds,
10 silvers and eight bronzes. The
tournament’s Most Valuable Player
is 2nd-year UE SLS student Christine
Jhoy S. Mendoza.
Christine Jhoy Mendoza won
seven gold medals, one each from
the 400M freestyle, 200M freestyle,
200M butterfly, 400M individual
medley and 800M freestyle events.
Claire Anne A. Galang, likewise an
SLS sophomore, earned the 200M
backstroke gold medal.
In the relay competition, the team
comprised by Maylyn F. Estipona
(3rd year), Allia Kristiana Mariz U.
Cortado (4th yr.), Irah Isabelle T.
Solon (4th yr.) and Maricris Johanna
C. Silvala (3rd yr.) won the gold
medal in the 200M medley relay.
Also winning a gold medal was the
400M freestyle relay team of Ricalyn
B. Magbanua (3rd yr.), Maureen B.
Mallares (2nd yr.), Maria Camille
Yvonne C. Cortey (3rd yr.) and
Camille Joy R. Arreza (3rd yr.).
Winning silver medals were
Joleyrina Michaela R. Buna (3rd
yr.) in both the 100M freestyle and
200M freestyle events; Allia Kristiana
Cortado, 50M breaststroke; Christine
Jhoy Mendoza, 100M butterfly;
Frances May L. Cabrera (4th yr.),
50M butterfly and 200M butterfly;
and Claire Anne Galang, 100M
backstroke and 50M backstroke.
The team of Camille Joy Arreza,
Leila Franchette O. Quiambao (2nd
yr.), Ricalyn Magbanua and Maylyn
Continued on page 23
From left: Coach Rocky Magnaye, Bianca Gail T.
Reytas, Bianca Marie Nicole J. Semilla, Jamila
Fatima Cruz, May Laurece S. Pamorada, Kimverly J.
Gatpolintan, Rochelle Andres
Women’s Badminton Team Win
First UAAP Championship
The UE Red Warriors-Women’s
B a d m i n t o n Te a m a c h i e ve d a
storybook finish, emerging from a
few losses to become the Champion
team of the recently concluded
Women’s Badminton Tournament
of UAAP Season 74. The final round
was held at the Rizal Memorial
Sports Complex last September 20.
They defeated the heavily favored
team of Ateneo de Manila University
with a score of 3-2.
T h i s wa s t h e f i r s t U A A P
championship for the UE team, which
had finished third last season.
Our lady badminton players also
amassed three out of the four special
awards this season.
Second-year Pre-Dentistry
student Rochelle C. Andres was
adjudged Most Improved Player
of the season, while 4th-year BSBA
Business Management student Jamilla
Fatima N. Cruz was heralded as the
season’s Most Valuable Player.
Also receiving accolades was the
UE Coach Rocky U. Magnaye, who
was proclaimed Best Coach in the
Rounding up the team are AB
Broadcast Communications junior
May Laurece S. Pamorada, PreDentistry sophomore Kimverly J.
Gatpolintan, Broadcast Communication senior Bianca Marie Nicole
J. Semilla, and Civil Engineering
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
freshman Bianca Gail T. Reytas.
The UE team entered the
tournament’s semi-finals at 4th
Place with a 4-3 win-loss slate,
after the team dropped its first
three games against Ateneo, De La
Salle University and Far Eastern
Coach Magnaye admits that
having three straight losses was a
bit disheartening, but he never lost
hope with his team. MVP Cruz, also
a member of National Team, agrees
that it was a shocking wake-up call
for them to shape up and take the
competition seriously. Thus, they
were able to sweep their succeeding
Continued on page 23
The UE Red Warriors-Juniors’
Table Tennis Team maintained its
winning streak by becoming the
Champion of the University Athletic
Association of the Philippines’ Season
74 Juniors’ Table Tennis Tournament,
which concluded last October 6.
The entire tournament was held at
the Ateneo de Manila University
Gym. The UE squad—comprised
by Secondary Laboratory School
students and mentored by Head
Coach Rogelio C. Ponte Jr.—had won
the championship in Seasons 72 and
73 as well.
Lualhati’s junior table tennis
players triumphed over their
counterparts in National University
during final round to win the UAAP
74 crown. During the finals, UE
edged NU in Game 1, 3-0, NU forced
a tiebreaker via Game 2, 3-2, and UE
dealt the ultimate decision in Game
3, 3-2. Game 1 was held on October
5, while Games 2 and 3 were held
consecutively on October 6.
Leading UE’s joint, girls-and-boys
team is SLS senior Lyr Eden S. Leyva,
who was declared as this Season 74
tournament’s Most Valuable Player. A
high-powered player throughout the
tournament’s first and second rounds,
Ms. Leyva scored three straight singles’
game victories during the final round,
winning against her NU counterparts
during the finals.
Also winning in singles or
doubles matches during the final
round for UE were Jaezl May B.
Ingeniero in Games 1 and 3, the
tandem of Angela Joyce Q. Nesperos
and Michael Ian D. Valdemoro
in Game 1 and Donna Marie R.
Gamilla in Game 3. Ms. Ingeniero
and Ms. Gamilla are SLS seniors, Ms.
Nesperos is a sophomore, while Mr.
Valdemoro is a freshman.
The UE team went to the finals
as the overall 1st in rank, followed
by NU, University of Santo Tomas
and Adamson University as 2nd, 3rd
and 4th, respectively. The first round
was held on Sept. 24 and 25, while
the second round was held on Oct. 1
and 2.
Rounding out the UE Red
Warriors-Juniors’ Table Tennis Team
are juniors Kaimo T. Mangulabnan
and Paul John A. Vasquez, and firstyear student Krisha Jade M. Pelaez.
Mr. Ponte was declared as the
tournament’s Best Coach.
Coach Ponte is joined in the
coaching staff by Joselito O. Almazan
as Assistant Coach and Homber N.
Tiongson as Trainer. Coach Ponte is
likewise the Head Coach of the UE
Red Warriors-Men’s Table Tennis
Team, which finished in 4th Place
this UAAP season.
UE’s Juniors’ Table Tennis Team,
whose inception began with UAAP
Season 59 in school year 1996-1997
and under Coach Ponte, has won
a total of nine championships in
15 seasons: first in Season 59 itself,
followed by back-to-back championships in 2000 (Season 63) and 2001
(Season 64), then came the “3-peat”
championship streak from 2003 to
2005 (Seasons 66 to 68), followed by
the latest “3-peat” covering 2009 to
2011 (Seasons 72 to 74).
In the photo on page 1 are (from
left) Asst. Coach Joselito Almazan,
Michael Ian Valdemoro, Donna Marie
Gamilla, Jaezl May Ingeniero, Lyr Eden
Leyva, Angela Joyce Nesperos, Krisha
Jade Pelaez, Kaimo Mangulabnan and
Coach Rogelio Ponte Jr.; not in the
photo: Paul John Vasquez.
UE’s Men’s, Women’s Badminton Teams:
UniGames Champs Anew
Our red-shirted PROS IN
the UE Red Warriors-Men’s and
Wo m e n ’s B a d m i n t o n Te a m s
successfully defended their respective
championships at this year’s 16th
University Games (UniGames),
which were held in Capiz province
from October 22 to 29. The badminton
tournament was held specifically
at the Ivisan Civic Center in the
municipality of Ivisan in Capiz.
This marks the fifth consecutive
UniGames championship since 2007
for UE’s men’s badminton team, which
is composed of Don Johnson Agustin
(who was the Most Improved Player
in the men’s badminton tournament
of UAAP Season 71), Marco Antonio
Emmanuel Bermejo, Jose Luis
Emmanuel Gomez, Ramon Lorenzo
Guerrero and Darryl Soledad.
And this marks the second
UniGames championship in a row
for our lady badminton warriors,
which had just earned the women’s
badminton crown in this year’s UAAP
From left: Jose Luis Emmanuel Gomez,
Marco Antonio Emmanuel Bermejo,
Don Johnson Agustin, Ramon Lorenzo
Guerrero and Darryl Soledad
Season 74. Comprising the team are
Jamila Fatima Cruz (Most Valuable
Player in UAAP 74), Rochelle Andres
(Most Improved Player in UAAP
74), Kimverly J. Gatpolintan, May
Laurece S. Pamorada and Bianca
Marie Nicole J. Semilla.
Mr. Rocky U. Magnaye is the
Coach of both UE teams.
En route to its latest UniGames
From left: John Nityananda Das Lim, Dale
Christian Brion, Jenar Torillos, Coach
Jeffrey Figueroa, Aaron James Galita, Carl
Nazario Garcia and King Philip Pineda
Boys’ Taekwondo Team Emerge
as UAAP 74 1st Runner-up
The UE Red Warriors Boys’
Takewondo Team was the first
runner-up in the UAAP Boy’s
Taekwondo Tournament held on Oct.
2, 2010 at the Filoil Flying V Arena,
San Juan City.
The Junior Red Jins completed
the tournament with a win-loss
record of 4-0 against fifth placer
De La Salle University, 3-1 each
against Far Eastern University and
Ateneo de Manila University and
1-4 against champions University of
Santo Tomas.
The individual members of the
team also received medals for their
victories. Third-year student Sean
Rodriguez leads the awardees with
two medals: one gold medal and one
silver medal. Also with two medals
are Jenar Torillos (2nd Year) and
Emilio Ace Flores (1st Year) each with
two silver medals.
With a silver medal each are John
Nityanda Lim (3rd Year), King Philip
Pineda (1st Year), Aaron James Galita
Editor in Chief
Edilberto B. Sulat Jr.
(1st Year) and Dale Christian Brion
(3rd Year).
All these athletes are from the
UE Elementary and Secondary
Laboratory Schools.
Also commendable were the UE
Red Warriors Men’s and Women’s
Taekwondo Team who despite their
respective sixth place finish, still
produced medalists. Jonel Rendora
and Wesley Lopez each received a
silver medal, while Anthony John
Samia won a bronze medal in the
Men’s Division.
The UE Red Warriors Boys’
Taekwondo Team’s outstanding
finish comes in the heels of their win
at the Smart National Taekwondo
Championship last July 31-August
1 at the Ninoy Aquino International
Stadium in Manila.
The UE Red Warriors-Taekwondo
Team is led by, as Head Coaches,
Prof. Michael M. Martires, who is
a UE alumnus (BSBA Banking and
Finance, 1998, BSBA Economics,
Editorial Assistants
Lucio C. Tan
Lolita M. Carpina
A. Garcia
Jose Angelo M. Vergel De Dios
Carmelita G. Mateo
Linda P. Santiago
James Patrick P. Trinidad
Zosimo S. Battad
Jesus T. Tanchanco Sr.
2000; MBA General Management,
2002) and a faculty member of the
Fecomath Department of the UE
College of Business AdministrationManila, and Mr. Ramon T. Tusi.
Mr. Jeffrey A. Figueroa (UE BSED
Physical Education, 2010) serves as
Assistant Coach.
Continued from page 22
Estipona won the silver medal in the
200M freestyle relay, while the team
of Maylyn Estipona, Allia Kristiana
Cortado, Irah Isabelle Solon and
Camille Joy Arreza snared the silver
at the 400M medley relay.
UE’s bronze medalists are Claire
Anne Galang, in both the 100M
freestyle and 400M freestyle events;
Joleyrina Michaela Buna, 200M
backstroke, 100M backstroke, 50M
freestyle and 800M freestyle; Allia
Kristiana Cortado, 100M breaststroke;
and Frances May Cabrera, 400M
individual medley.
The UE Red Warriors Girls’
Swimming Team is under the tutelage
of Coach Jimmy G. Geralde and
Assistant Coach Gerald Martin B.
The first time the team won the
UAAP crown was in Season 68 in
c h a m p i o n s h i p , t h e U E M e n ’s
Badminton Team first went through
the group eliminations against
Bacolod’s University of St. La Salle
(USLS; our team lost, 1-2) and Holy
Angel University of Pampanga (HAU;
our boys won, 3-0). After that it was a
winning streak all the way, with the
UE squad beating their Adamson
University (AdU) counterparts (2-0)
in the quarterfinals, defeating their
USLS foes in the semi-finals (2-0)
and ultimately overpowering their
competitors from the Ilo-ilo Doctors
College (IDC; 2-1) to emerge as
In the case of the UE Women’s
Badminton Team, it was victory
after victory from start to finish.
At the group eliminations, our
female hitters won against their
counterparts in IDC (2-1), Filamer
Christian University (FCU) of
Capiz (3-0), USLS (3-0) and Manila’s
College of St. Benilde (CSB; 3-0). In
the quarterfinals, the Lady Warriors
notched a “walkover” win versus
Mindanao State University (MSU). In
the semi-finals, the team won against
IDC anew (2-0), while in the finals,
Lualhati’s players beat USLS anew
(2-0) to win their second consecutive
UniGames championship.
Continued from page 22
matches—against the University of
the Philippines, University of Santo
Tomas, Adamson University and
National University.
The red-and-white squad’s semifinal opponent, De La Salle, was
armed with a twice-to-beat advantage.
But like David slaying Goliath, our
Warriors defeated their opponents
twice to earn the finals slot.
With the UAAP tournament
over, the members of UE’s Women’s
Badminton Team were setting their
sights on the annual University
Games; they are the UniGames’
defending champions (see related
story above).
(In addition, male UE swimmer
Ajirulla Jaitulla got one gold medal
and two bronze medals also in
the UAAP 74 Men’s Swimming
Up next for our Swimming
Warriors are the Manila Meet this
November 14-18, and the Little
Olympics Finals, to be held in
Pangasinan on November 18-20.
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2
We, the undersigned, students of the University of the
East, in acknowledgement of our right to have a student publication that
encourages critical thinking, and promotes the development of our moral
character, ethical values and personal discipline through responsible and
constructive journalism, do hereby condemn the DAW, a spoof edition of
the official student newspaper, the Dawn, issued on 09 November 2011, for
its MALICIOUS and downright OFFENSIVE content that have insulted
students, members of the faculty, employees, University officials, and the
University as a Higher Education Institution itself.
2. Freedom of Expression not an excuse to violate the rights of
We uphold the right of every student to freedom of expression; however,
this freedom comes with a responsibility. As stated in Section 3, Article IV
of the 2001 Revised Constitution of the University of the East Studentry,
the rights accorded to us should be exercised responsibly, constructively
and with high regard as to the rights of others. Clearly, the DAW was used
as an avenue to ridicule individuals to the point of being injurious to their
Furthermore, we condemn its editorial staff for CARELESSLY publishing
the said edition and without regard to the rights of others. Ultimately, we are
also issuing this statement to demand for a more competitive and responsible
student publication that we truly deserve.
3. A great disrespect to UE; a great damage to our image
The University of the East, our University, is a great institution built by
great people with great aspirations. It has been the home to thousands of
students who have come before us. It is not just a school for some, but their
lifeblood. Many people have given their whole lives for this institution. As
its students, we must lead in the promotion and protection of its name and
glory. We stand up against the great disrespect of the DAW against UE, its
symbols and officials. What sort of image will this bring outside the campus?
This is not only detrimental to the image of the University but also to the
image of each and every UE student and alumnus.
We condemn the DAW on the following grounds:
1. Inconsistent with the Campus Journalism Act
RA 7079, otherwise known as the Campus Journalism Act of 1991, states
that strengthening ethical values, encouraging critical and creative thinking,
and developing moral character and personal discipline of the Filipino youth
are the underlying objectives of campus journalism. We understand that the
purpose of the DAW, as a spoof paper, is to entertain, but the Dawn should
realize that they are still writing inside an academic institution wherein
students have different levels of tolerance toward sensitive matters like
human sexuality. Furthermore, the University also provides education to
high school and elementary students. What would be their young minds’
response to this malicious and vulgar “spoof paper”? What values shall we
impart to them?
The Dawn’s purpose as a student publication is to produce material
that is relevant to the needs and interests of the students. Each UE student
pays ₱50.00 every semester for this service. We strongly demand that the
Dawn improve its overall quality and give justice to the expectations of the
students. We demand for a competitive school newspaper that works with
the highest ethical and professional standards. We demand excellent and
responsible journalism on our campus.
We demand what we deserve.
Signed this 11th day of November two thousand and eleven.
July-November 2011 • Vol. 1, No. 2

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