A Trip Turns Into Mini Reunions

There are many characters in these gather- ings as Manolo Banzon'68 tells of his LV

trip Oct. 10-17, among them: Ernie Tremor,

Mayor Lito Tadena, Commissioner Nitoy Tagle, Herm San Luis & Atty. Ben Tanega.

Mother Chapter website


Las Vegas Reunion & Snap Election

Six UP Betans living in sleepless "Sin City" meet at South Point Casino and, so writes

Tatang Vergara'67, spin a snap election.

Bets are in as to when they would invite the brods to a round of golf, dine and wine.


UP Brods Gung-Ho in Nat'l Convention

Joel Paredes'73 & Cris Michelena'73 join

the Beta Sigma Nat'l Assembly in CDO Oct 14-15 with RP Cabinet Betans as the speakers; in Bukidnon, brods make a side trip to the farm of Hec San Juan.


Joel Paredes'73 launches "Divine Mercy in

the Philippines: Continuing to Spread the Devotion". The book is gift to 2nd World Congress of Divine Mercy in Poland led by Pope Benedict on Oct 1-5. The book is the  DM official documentation in the Phils.


Ramon Paje'77 and Roberto Oliva'74

are Double Whammy Awards - Forestry

Brods, writes Freddy Fajardo'64, as

DENR Sec/Asec, LB Loyalty Day Oct. 9.


Living (and Leaving) My Heart in SF

Ed Abon'69, engineer-lawyer & RP Tariff Commission Chairman, speaks at APEC

Trade Policy Meetings; sees daughter Nina at Stanford U; enjoys time with UP North

with food, drinks, music and fun stories.


Law Batchmates Meet After 35 Years

David Villegas'55 and Lucenito Tagle'55,

writes Gabby Moraleda'68, have a happy

reunion in SF Oct. 3. COMELEC Commis- sioner L.Tagle speaks on overseas voting.

UP Manila Beta Sigma Revival Project

The Jesus Jayme Foundation sets to offer

2 full scholarships to UP Manila students.

A Gathering of SOMA Karatekas

Adolfo Pinlac'61 emails on session with

blackbelts Nelson Guerrero'59 & Titing Valdez'61 plus JopetL'63 and OllieJ'73.

UP SoCal Walks for "Kickin' Cancer"

The UP Beta Sigma SoCal Les Dames led

by Mayette Arceo organize the auxiliary

outreach project Sep. 18 to fight ovarian and breast cancer. 29-Team REx walk in Brentwood to raise awareness and $1,320.


Betan Golf in the Canadian Rockies

For all its scenic beauty, Rolly Balingit'69

describes the fun and camaraderie and the

hospitality given by host Noli Nolasco'62.



"Flashback: Euphoric 101010 Celebra-

tions, plus Encounters with our UPLB Resident Brods" by Willie Vergara'67

UP Beta Sigma SOMA Center

Nearly a year old, gets boost from OBBF  poker tourney, says Raffy Hidalgo '86, and some brods to keep JC's legacy alive.


"A 3-Time Champion is crowned at the

Fraternity's only running Poker Tourna-ment", so writes Raffy Hidalgo'86 of the

OBBF's No-Limit Texas Holdem held at the

Makati Sports Club Sep. 3. Lloyd Justo'87

final hand 2 pairs Queens and 10s wins all.

UP Beta Sigma Ladies Corps

Cris Michelena'73 writes on and UPBSF,

Inc. extols the LC's 35 years of service


UP Beta Sigma HQ - First Responders

Responding to Founder Brod Rico Arranz'

appeal, Mag Albarracin'53 and Eding

Hizon'63 hand checks totaling PhP450K.


Let's Support the Brods on the Move!

Left:   Dr. Philip Chua'55 new health book

Right: Nelson Rivera'62A photo exhibition

**Willie Nep'69>> Stop! In the Name of Laugh: Sep.24, Music Museum, Greenhills


Farewell UPLB Charter Members

           Left:   Doroteo Antonio'50

           Right: Pedro Salvador'50

Two UPLB Beta Sigma charter members, career officials at DENR, have passed on.

They will be missed. We salute them.


UPLB Sigma Beta @ 56

Lavender Damsels in Campus - Freddy

Fajardo'64 says of the vivacious Sigma

Betan sisters in Los Banos as they celeb-

rate their 56th anniversary. A LB coed met

a Diliman Sigma Betan zoology instructor at the Aggie college - the rest is history. 

Hagibis sa Europe II (Part 2 of 2)

Norman Bituin'65 and wife Cherry conti-

nue their travel tales in Eastern Europe on

the Eurail train system in May 2011. Norm scans some of his 26-year old Hagibis sa Europe I photos in '85 to share glimpses  of their 1st adventure in Western Europe.


UP Baguio Beta Sigma stages "Building

Blocs", a rocking Freshmen Welcoming Party at the Convention Center on July 29.

The Baguio Beans are steaming hot.

Willie Vergara'67 -- "Strong and Alive @65: A Smashing Success" is our 65th

anniversary celebrations in RP. U.P. Beta

Sigma confers "The Order of the Supreme Grand Princep" to Founder Atty. Melecio "Rico" Arranz, the most active of 3 living.

Hagibis sa Europe II (Part 1 of 2)

Eastern Europe is the deja vu destination

of Norman Bituin'65 and wife Cherry on

their Eurail trip to Poland, Hungary, Slova-kia, Austria and Czech Republic, reminis-

cent of Western Europe jaunt 26 yrs. ago.

Turning 65 with lots of fun

Strong and Alive @ 65 + more

Gabby Moraleda'68 writes on his RP trip for the 65th Foundation Day celebrations in Manila. Starts with July 14 gathering at

Dil. Tambayan to the Frat Ball on July 16.


UP North Spouse Appreciation

Brods treat and cook for their lovely ladies in appreciation for their support through the years. The couples drive up to Sparks and Reno, NV Thunderbird  Resort; dined by Sacramento Betans on the way home.

Big Night for Boyet

"Barkadang Cubao"

From the prolific pen of Rolly Reyes'66 are

pictorial reports of Atty. Boyet Fernandez'

b'day in Makati resto and a post-65th get-

together of the 60's "Barkadang Cubao".


Click to see messages & links to Anvsy.

pictures, too many to individually post.


Dr. Joe Lalas'69, PhD, holds Leadership

Training Seminar for UP Dil and LB brods.

He describes his students as receptive

and attentive. A Betan "twist": prof and studes sing and chugalug after class.


UP North Celebrates its 28th Year

Better late than never, this one's finally out.

Mother Chapter Pres. Rene de Rueda'64

is guest speaker for 3-day celeb May 28-30 in SF. Along with 2 sultry belly dancers, an

actual pinning ceremony for new brod Luigi Topacio'10 highlights this indelible gala.


Colors of Hong Kong in Black & White

The Island of the Tai-Pans has fascinated

Rolly Reyes'66. He gives 3 reasons why

travelers visit HK: shopping, food trip and

sightseeing. (His is #2). He shares with us

shots that one describes as "very artistic".

In HK, Rolly met Jopet Laraya'63, DVM.

Frankie Llaguno'57 is remembered as the poet-writer-technocrat-newsman who helped the careers of countless brods.