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1st Semester is a Filipino coming-of-age comedy movie about a young boy who is sent to college by his mother with their entire clan but goes home immediately after experiencing separation anxiety. It explores a boy’s rite of passage to manhood and a mother’s strong will and determination to uphold the best for her family.
1st Semester stars Allan Paule, Darwin Yu and award-winning actress Lotlot de Leon. It is written and directed by Dexter Paglinawan Hemedez and Allan Michael Ibanez.
The Hollywood Premiere will be held on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the American Film Institute (AFI), 2021 N. Western Avenue, Los Angeles, CA. Showtimes are at 6 pm and 8 pm.
Come and meet the writers and directors of this internationally-acclaimed film.
Presented by: University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles (UPAAGLA), a 501c3 non-profit organization.
To RSVP for the event click on this link: https://1stSem.eventbrite.com .
Seats are limited so RSVP today!!!
For more information and sponsorship opportunities, please email 1stSemAFI@gmail.com.
Ethel G. Rubio, UPAAGLA President-Elect
Atty. Mary Lyn Sanga, UPAAGLA Board Member
The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles (UPAAGLA) recently signed up new members during a merienda cena mixer, ‘Spring Fling’, held at the residence of vice president and membership chair Nati Matitu (Nursing) at her residence in North Hills.
The new recruits are Geraldine Inigo (Philosophy) of Sta. Ana, Marie Kramerer (Arts andScience) of Simi Valley and Rowena Khan (Arts and Science) of Los Angeles.
Also from Los Angeles are Joji Luna (Foreign Service) and Michael Melendres (Statistics).
Other new members are Arthur Ortega (Economics) of Torrance, Ariel Presbitero (Social Work) of Los Angeles, Dr. Federico Quevedo and Dr. Eduardita Vicencio of Hermosa Beach and Jerome Viray of Simi Valley.
According to UPAAGLA PRESIDENT Dr. Arnel Joaquin, “the new members will certainly invigorate the organization and ensure its continuity in years to come.”
Joaquin lauded the efforts of vice president Yvee Tadeo” who spearheaded the project and the officers and board members who unselfishly contributed resources and time to make this membership drive a resounding success.”
A highlight of the event was a musical presentation featuring Sal Malaqui, a music alumnus and a 20-year member of the Los Angeles Opera ensemble, soprano Annie Nepomuceno and the Harana Men’s Chorus.
Raffle prizes and a UP trivia contest also contributed to the fun.
The new members will be formally welcomed along with the incoming set of officers and board members during induction rites slated for September 2017.###
The 2015-2017 newly elected officers and board members met this morning at Silver Lake Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA. Lots of lively discussion on planned Christmas party, financial report, UP community promo events, endowment, membership drive, scholarships and professorial chairs to name a few. The next major event planned is the Christmas party on Dec 27, 2015 at Mayflower Seafood Restaurant from 6pm to 12MN. Polka dots is the theme of the party. The goal is for everyone to have a good time before the year ends.
Armel Grace Lugod, UPAAGLA’s first scholar, has graduated with a BS Architecture degree from UP Mindanao this summer.
The University of the Philippines in Mindanao saw its biggest batch of graduates so far at its 21st Commencement Exercises, held on June 26, 2018 at the Atrium of the Administration Building in Mintal, Davao City.