Images of Christmas in the Philippines

   Maligayang Pasko at Masaganang

      Bagong Taon sa ating lahat!!


 Click for "Membership Dues Paid"

   (as of 12-13-08, by Treasurer Edsel Arceo)

UPBSFI Membership Campaign Winners

1st Place - Raffy Hidalgo'86: Cancun

2nd Place - Lem Michelena'75:LakeTahoe

 Pio Acampado'50 of Vancouver, B.C.

 shares his Advent Message (left pic)

 and A Christmas Message (right pic).

 "Peace on Earth, Goodwill to Men"

UP NorCal begins to plan their 24th

Grand(est) Anniversary & Frat Ball all

set in SF on Mem'l Day weekend May'09.

From Aparri to Jolo? A bit farther - like

10,000 miles plus. From Davao to LA

- Betans celebrate Christmas'08. Brods and Sisses from Mindanao & California gather for the Yuletide spirit.


Prez Willie Vergara announces the two

winners of the Membership Campaign -

Raffy Hidalgo'86 & Lem Michelena'75.

Truly "International", it gave us 120 new

members from all over the globe.

 Environmental Awareness- December

 Rene de Rueda'64 writes about the gift of

 UP Visayas Beta Sigma Fraternity Alumni

Assn. (UPVBSFAA) to our beloved alma mater - the Centennial Forest in Iloilo, RP.

Dr. Joe Lalas'69 tops Corona-Norco

School Board election, thanks the UP

Brods for their support and throws an

Appreciation Party to start his term.


UP NorCal's Three-in-One in Nov'mbr:

Halloween, Prez JR, Harlean&Bobby.

Johnny Regadio'66 is inducted as new

Prez of UPAA Sacramento & Vicinity.






 Nov. 27, 2008

Cheers, Brods!!


 Environmental Awareness - November

 Dr. Jun Battad'74, a Geographic Infor-

mation Systems (GIS) expert, explains its Forestry Applications - Victoria,AU.






Benild Pires'64, in this timeless article

"You say salaam, I say hello" for the XV

Commonwealth Games 1994 in Canada,

espouses cross-cultural understanding.

UP North cooks a welcome party for RP entrepreneur Eddie Jose'64 and wife Alice, on their way to a wedding

in NY, at the Aranetas'  Betan hangout in Palo Alto.  UP SoCal joins the fun!


  Environmental Awareness - October

  Popoy Castaneda'55 presents to us

 "The Coral Triangle" which is the largest

 marine biodiversity in the world, with RP

 Verde Island Psg. as the most diverse.


 Pio Acampado, Jr.'50, in his editorial

 in the Philippine Journal, Vancouver

 edition expresses his hopes for our

 country and on what we can do to help.

 *Also organic farming in Quezon Prov.


UP Beta Sigma Diliman - Los Banos

Dual Meet comes back after 15 yrs.!


UP Beta Sigma Mindanao plays host

and throws Freshmen Party '08 on Sept.  12 at a pool party at Larous by the Sea, Davao City for about 50 "freshies".

 Gene Samson'66, Prez of Cabanatuan

 Younger Set (CYS) USA, is inducted in

 SF on Sept. 13, 2008 amid the raucous

 participation of California Brods&Wives.

"Better By The Dozen" - UP SoCal

Celebrates 12th Frat Ball. GP Frank

Mamaril'56 leads Labor Day weekend

3-day affair including Hospitality Night,

Golf Tournament, UPBSFI Meeting,

Induction/Frat Ball & Send-off Brunch.


 UPBSFI Prez Willie Vergara'67 gives

 an incisive report on our projects and

 milestone accomplishments thru 8-31.

   Environmental Awareness - Sept.

 Vic Battad'68, a forester with 11 years

 of Canadian experience in greenhouse

 growing, offers expert tips on plant care.

Justice Lucenito Tagle'55, the newly

appointed COMELEC Commissioner,

is honored and celebrates with alumni.