Environmental Awareness - Jan. '10

Over the New Year's Day weekend, Willie Vergara'67 and family visit the 400,000

sq. ft. museum/planetarium/aquarium in

SF Golden Gate Park, The California Aca-

demy of Sciences, which houses the Phil.

Corals and Reefs and a 40-story rain forest.

Click for 2010 Msgs,  Resolutions, Etc.


Click for UPLB Diamond Jubilee website


UP Diliman Residents Celebrate

X'mas Party in UP Executive House: with over 100 alumni and residents from Diliman, LB, Baguio and the LCs on Dec.18 Lantern Parade night; and to

welcome the newest Six Equinox '09-b.


 UP Beta Sigma Los Banos Operation

 Big Brother (OBB) with UPBSFI Aid

 Victims of Typhoons Ondoy & Pepeng


Black Saints'65 and Haribon'73D hold

their Christmas parties in RP with some

invited brods. US balikbayans DingC and

DannyG attend their 44th at UP Dil ex-GP

Gammy and ex-MIS Dulce Manikan's; and

the Haribons toast their 36th b'day jug.

Images of Christmas in the Philippines 

   Maligayang Pasko at Masaganang

      Bagong Taon sa ating lahat!! 


Edsel Arceo'73 is unanimously elected

UP SoCal Grand Princep for 2010-2012

in the X'mas party held Dec. 19. Edsel,

also UPBSFI 2nd VP, has announced

his officers and major events for 2010.


 UP Mindanao Brods and Sisters Win

3 Prizes in Kasadya and Pasiklaban'09

They win the "Most Colorful Lantern" and

"Most Well-Lighted Lantern" with plaque

and P1000 in each category; 3rd place in

the talent contest. Way to go, UP MIn!


    UP NorCal X'mas , Halloween

The UP NorCal celebrates their X'mas

party with the "A Band of Brothers" and

"Sacramento Singers" on Dec. 12; their Halloween party in October; plus some You Tube vdo clips where Frank Morales on bass guitar jams with Mike Hanopol.


 Recruitment Seminar Workshop was

conducted by OBBF chaired by Raffy

Hidalgo'86 in 3 sessions to map out long term plans and immediate opportunities

with funds provided by UPBSFI & OBBF.

Nine new applicants were presented and

if all goes well, roster will increase 17%.


   OBBF Sportxmas Party - Dec. 5, '09

OBBF alumni yuppies square off with the Diliman residents in a 5-event (billiards, bowling, basketball, poker and darts) at

Pioneer Highlands and RFM Gymnasium.

Who do you think won - yups or dorbs?


         Recently Departed Brothers

We pray for our beloved brothers from

the UP Beta Sigma Fraternity who have passed on. We pray for their families and loved ones. Rest in peace, dear Brods.


  UPMin Beta Sigma Builds Infirmary

With support by Beta Sigma Federation of No.America, UP Mindanao Beta Sigma

signs MOA to build the UP Infirmary with

UP Chancellor Gilda Rivero and Federa- tion Pres. Sonny Pagador on Nov.25, '09.


National Scientist Dr. Ted Topacio'49,

DVM celebrates his 85th birthday with

wife Nora and the Brods. His son Yay'77

writes: "It's my own small way of honoring my father for not being able to be with

him on such a momentous milestone".


     UPB Beta Sigma Chronicles FPA

That's Frat Projects and Activities which

the "City of Pines" residents led by GP Miko Lopez have sent to UPBSFI. They have monthly reports of their happenings, including wonderful pics of these events.


  Environmental Awareness - Dec. '09

Dr. Philip Chua'55 in "Destroying Our Planet" warns of the imminent grave risk and danger of our planet being destroyed if Global Warming continues unabated.


         Amsterdam the Beautiful

In this 2nd take from his clickbag for our Travelogue, Rolly Reyes'66 shares these

charming shots of an "Old Europe" city.

UP Baguio Beta Sigma Brings Joy to

a Child's DREAM (Developmental Rehabilitative Assessment & Mgt.,

Inc.). DREAM Chairman thanks the

UPB Betans for hosting a party complete with meals, storytelling, educational videos, art materials, storytelling, etc.




       UPBSFI Work Plan 2009-2011


      Meet the Betans from Honolulu

In his recent vacation to Hawaii, Gabby

Moraleda'68 enjoys the beaches and

many attractions of Honolulu and meets

many brods, among them "long-lost"

Bong Jamir'72, a logistics specialist.


         London By Day And Night

These photographs were taken in London during Thanksgiving weekend of 1999 by

the Vergaras, our third Travelogue issue.


Two resident "dorbs", Kim Montaniel'08

and Danilo Si'08, cum laude candidates,

were selected by UPBSFAA for free US

trip Nov. 1-11 and hosted by UP SoCal.


 Environmental Awareness - Nov. '09

Vic Battad'68, a Canadian forester with 11

years of greenhouse growing experience,

discusses "Greenhouse Best Management

Practices (BMP)" systems and processes.

        UPBSFI Officers 2009-2011

Willie Vergara'67, Dan Lachica'71 and

Edsel Arceo'73 as the President, First Vice President and Second Vice Presi-

dent lead the International in its "Mission and Vision" to make the UP Beta Sigma the fraternity of choice in UP campuses.


      "An Appeal on Behalf of Banz"

Darwin Banez'92, son of Banz, receives check from the sale of Malmon t-shirts in

California. In addition to sale proceeds, let us use only original Malmon designs.


Jess Abrera'64 wins the 2009 Catholic Mass Media Award (CMMA) for "Best Editorial Cartoons" and leads the Inquirer staff to harvest the top 7 awards. Brod Jess also won in 2006, 2007 and 2008.