UP Alumni Group Welcomes New Members


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.###

Board Meeting: Oct 31 ,2015


12191750_10153640498846271_6173574770789207331_nThe 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.

More Photos from the 2015 UPAAGLA Induction Dinner Dance Show


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2015 Induction Dinner-Dance Show – Aug 29, 2015


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Bring Your Friends and Family for a Fun-Filled Evening!

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Why Join?

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of Greater Los Angeles (UPAAGLA)

Imagine reconnecting with your college room mate, classmate in Spanish,
or the ever memorable fraternity and sorority members, not to mention
your former “barkada” at the AS steps. It’s like Facebook-in-the-“esh
when we gather around these UPAAGLA meetings and events because it
feels like we are ONE BIG BARKADA (community) – but now, perhaps much
wiser, much more experienced in profession and life, and mostly having a
sense of humor that only the passage of time and living across the globe
brings. “Barkada” has been replaced with the feeling of COMMUNITY –
reliving the spirit of UP, the camaraderie, and the common ground from
which we all sprung from to pursue our adult and professional lives which
we now enjoy. Celebrating life with our fellow UP Grads at UPAAGLA, and
creating events and projects together is more than fun – it is a full circle
Joining UPAAGLA is your connection with that community that has grown
from being a student of UP to becoming a member of a dynamic,
intelligent, and fun community that celebrates our alma mater, provides
community service, and supports worthwhile causes for the University of
the Philippine students.
UPAAGLA’s principal MISSION is to link, build, network, and
sustain lifelong relationships amongst alumni from various UP
schools, particularly those residing in the Greater Los Angeles
We seek to foster fellowship and to create projects that bene:t our
community and our alma mater
We support scholarships, fund professorial chairs, and endorse
worthy causes
We value each of our members and appreciate each alumni for their
individual contributions and our collective accomplishments
We share our individual and collective talent, resources and ideas,
and participate with groups that bene:t our ideals
We provide social, civic, and career networking for our members
residing in the Greater Los Angeles area
“ I like the group because during our meetings and events, I feel young and relive my
UP days. It feels like we are one “barkada” yet more so, because with the depth and
richness of each of our professional and personal lives now, UPAAGLA is a wonderful
community of talents, creative ideas, networking, and good old fashioned FUN!”
– Carina Pilapil, BSBA ‘79