Images of Christmas in the Philippines

   Maligayang Pasko at Masaganang

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"Advent: A call for hope, a call for unity"

 Pio Acampado'50 of Vancouver, B.C., Canada shares his 2010 Advent Message.

Click for 2010 Messages,  Updates, Etc.


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A Few Images of 101010

[from Leo Balagot, Eric Velecina

and Tomsak Criador V]


California Christmas Parties

UP NorCal gets it going with "A Band of

Brothers" playing at the Crowne Plaza in

Foster City on Dec. 17. UP SoCal held

its Yule celebration two weeks earlier at

QQ Buffet & Grill at Glendale on Dec. 4.

UP Diliman Beta Sigma slithers its way

into the Lantern Parade staging the long-

missed "Snake Dance" (click rt. pic) of  60's Betans.Founder Atty. Rico Arranz & UPBSF, Inc. Pres. Rene de Rueda'64 lead frat.Pics/UTbe:VP Rolly Reyes'66.

UP Baguio Beta Sigma completes the new

landscape area with 5-layer fountain in front

of the Student Alumni Center Bldg., a nice

complement to their other project, Activity

Garden. Inaugurated by UP Prez E.Roman, Baguio brods thank UPBSFI for the funds.


UP Los Banos Beta Sigma holds its mini

fund-raiser "Alumni vs. Residents: Basket-

ball for the Kids", raises 5000 pesos and

have a fun game and dinner with the alums

led by J.Arzadon'02, who beat them in 2. 


Rene de Rueda'64 & Rolly Reyes'66 are

elected as President & Vice Pres.of UP Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.,2011-12.Also

JC Tribute and X'mas fellowship, Dec.4.

Environmental Awareness

          2010 Year-End Special Edition

In "A Teardrop in the Sand", Rolly Reyes'66,

former RP Usec of Tourism for Marketing and

Promotions, marvels at Boracay, the island

jewel, and the environmental issues it faces.

UP Mindanao Beta Sigma & Sigma Beta

Reap First Place in Pasiklaban 2010

GP Bert Millendez'08 writes proudly when they bag the coveted first prize plus Php 15,000  with the strong support of the resi- dents and alumni. And on to the Parolan!

Operation Big Brother Foundtn. (OBBF)

appoints Lloyd Dizon'87 as President.

He is Koldstor bus. devt. mgr. and owner of trendy Aruba Restaurant in Ortigas.


Gabby Moraleda'68 is inducted as Presi-

dent of the UP Alumni Association of San

Francisco (UPAASF) Nov. 21 with board members Nol Banzon, Vic Gacusan and Pogs Gaspay. Gabby is a UP BSIE grad.

Environmental Awareness - Dec '10

In "Comeback of the Chinook Salmon" , Wil- lie Vergara'67, tells how salmon have come

lback to Calif. & Oregon rivers in impressive

numbers this fall. With brother Ernie, they visit Sacramento hatchery and take photos.

UP Baguio Beta Sigma 33rd Anvsy.

The "Baguio Beans" celebrate their 33rd

and LC anniversary too with poker fund-

raiser on Oct. 2 at Greenhills penthouse

condo with residents, alumni and LCs.


UP Beta Sigma SOMA Center Opens

Diliman GP Josh Caringal'07, SOMACEN  Director Dennis Belmonte'86 and OBBF President Jason Justo'92 cut the ribbon to

launch the martial arts and physical fitness site filled with basic gears and equipments.

UP Visayas Beta Sigma 21st Anvsy.

by replanting to replace the trees that were

razed by the summer fire in the Centennial

Forest and enjoying the socials after with the UPD, UPLB, UPV and other chapters.

Wow, Karaoke Night with Sigma Beta

Several Diliman resident brods kick off

the sem break with the Sigma Betans on

a fun-filled karaoke nite singing, pulutan and lots of kuwentuhan till early morning

at Pork Barrel, writes Luigi Topacio'10

Win-Win for Pacquiao and Residents

UP Diliman Beta Sigma residents score

a kayo by showing the Pacquiao-Margarito

PPV fight at the UP Film Center Nov. 14.

Aside from the proceeds, lessons learned

and brods' rapport invaluable, many say.

More Than Just A Costume Party

UP Beta Sigma NorCal throws another of

their raucous Halloween costume parties to

welcome the BSP brods. GP Gerry Abenes

presents future plans;YayT gets 2 awards

at work; DutchA shows UPLB jubilee book.

Founder Atty. Rico Arranz'46 turns 84

years young and celebrates milestone at

Boyet Fernandez'69 new top-of-the-hill

home at Antipolo with multi-generational

Betans in joyful attendance. More years

and Malmon Cheers to Beloved Rico!!

Willie Nepomuceno'69, a multi-talented

artist cum impersonator cum comedian       cum singer receives the QC Outstanding

Citizen's Award on Oct. 6 at the Ortigas

Center. Nepoy shares the spotlight and the

acclaim with adorable daughter Frida. In

Part 2, Nepoy tells why "third's a charm".


Boracay, You're Still The One

Noli Nolasco'62, Lerio Ancheta'62, Rolly

Reyes'66 & Willie Vergara'67 enjoy the

beautiful white sands of Boracay - strolling,

sailing, dining and island hopping - before attending UPLB's 101010 Diamond Jubilee.


Brotherhood of Scholars II - 2010:

A Running Pictorial

Allan Ibanez'09 & Ezzy Escoto'10 have

landed in LA to start their USA travel to

Nov. 3 to SF and Hawaii. Check regularly for new photos. Welcome to USA!!

Manila Citywalk:  A Lazy Friday After-

noon is where Rolly Reyes'66 takes us to

familiar Raon, Plaza Sta. Cruz and Ongpin

and shares his memories of simple days

gone by. Norm Bituin'65 throws old Manila

pics as well. Hope you will too, Brods.


UP NorCal Happenings: Sep-Oct '10

Homeward Bound - Dr. Titing Valdez'61,

MD and wife Cheng are going back to RP after 7 years in SF. Johnny Regadio'66, the outgoing president of UPAASV, celeb-rates its 3rd anniversary with UP North.


The Master is gone... but his art lives!

UP SoCal holds Betan rites for Johnny

Chiuten'60 whose art and legacy live on,

Sept. 10.Flashback Johnny 2005-2008.

UP Beta Sigma Southern California

13th Grand Induction and Fraternity Ball


Rolly Reyes'66 visits Silicon Valley, Napa Valley and SF hosted by UP NorCal brods, Aug31-Sep2 before UP SoCal Frat Ball.


Holy Toledo!

Our itinerant prez, Willie Vergara'67, on

the wandering trail to the majestic city of

Toledo, home of famous painter El Gre-

co and a melange of Christian, Jewish

and Moorish influences and cultures.


 Environmental Awareness - Sep '10

Vic Battad'68, a noted greenhouse grower in Canada, explains "Aquaponics", the integra- tion of  aquaculture and hydroponics, a model

of sustainable food economy and production.