A Fruitful Year for UPLB Resident Brods

Dutch Aragones'78 talks about LB glory.


"magnificent sixty seven"

Richmonde Hotel Ballroom, July 2013


Yay Topacio'77, GM of Premium Outlets in

 Hawaii, #1 in US, bags top Sales Award.

   Also: UP North 30th - Special Issue


Post Frat Ball Despedida at UP North

Gerry Abenes'66 & wife Lleva host a post

frat ball barbecue sendoff Jun 1 to Central

Prez Rolly Reyes, Gilbert Basbas, Johnny

Singh, and Titing & Cheng Valdez at their

 home after the 30th anniversary reunion.


Vintage UP North: 30th Anniversary

Gabby Moraleda'68 & Johnny Regadio'66

team up to describe UP North's celebration

May 25-27. 3 bands jam at Welcome Night;

a golf tournament; RGR speaks at Frat Ball

at Embassy Suites; and final sendoff lunch.

Environmental Awareness - June 2013

Popoy Castaeda'55 writes on and shares

his oil painting of the Philippine Eagle, our

National Bird, the world's 2nd largest eagle.


Less Known Attractions

in City of Angels

Willie Vergara'67 reveals some less known

attractions in Los Angeles: Getty Villa, Sta.

Monica Pier, Venice Canals and Redondo

Beach. Unlike Disneyland, admission free! 

Imitating Van Gogh

Willie Vergara'67 offers 4 of his replicas

of the famed French impressionist master.


A Tale of Two Cities:

Puerto Princesa and Hong Kong

At start of the year, Norman Bituin'65, to

to attend high school reunion in RP, makes

side trips to these two contrasting cities;

meets Ely Aglibut'60 & Jopet Laraya'63.


Environmental Awareness - May 2013

Willie Vergara'67 hails the success of the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Preserve, the floodway that controls the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta. It is home to 200 bird species and is a recreational nature area.


My Life Story

Oscar Ofiana'57 of Agoo, La Union talks on

his initiation, his BS Chem Eng'g and MBM

studies and his career as Unilab Vice Pres.


UP North Gears Up for its 30th Anvsy

Willie Vergara'67 details the activities at

the induction of Atty. Dave Villegas'55 on

Mem'l Day weekend May 25-27. UPBSF

Central Prez RGR is guest speaker. Band

of Brothers will jam some rockin' music. 



OBBF Recruitment Seminar (*updt 6-04)

UP residents from all units learn and bond

in OBBF presentation Apr 26 at Secretariat.


UP Anti-Rabies Vaccination Project

UPBSF Central Prez Rolly Reyes and Dr. Ted Topacio lead the community service project in several areas in UP Apr 14.The

resident brods and LCs assist the volunteer

veterinarians and various civic organizations donate meds and financial contributions.


"EPAL The Musicale" at Music Museum

Willie Nepomuceno'69, the master satirist

and impressionist, stages Apr 12-13 show.



Leonardo Taggueg

1947 - 2013



JCPS SOMA Trainors make the rounds

Jopet Laraya'63 and Ollie Jumao-as'73 go

on mission: pass Master JC's art to brods.


UPLB Beta Sigma in "Battle Royale"

In Laguna's largest MMA competition, Jose

Gabriel'10 shows 2 brods, Chav Alo'06

and Eleo Edquilag'11, in partnership with

Beta Sigma SOMA.who battle in the 8 fast-

paced fights at Baker Hall Feb 15 with 800

fight fans. Chav scores TKO in 1. 


Environmental Awareness - Special

Joe Diaz'78 DVM talks on managing large

crocodiles, world's largest "Lolong" in RP.


Brods headed to Vanderbilt and Penn

Two young UP 'dorbs', Kim Montaniel'08

& Luigi Topacio'10, go to top US schools

to do grad studies in biomed and vetmed.


Environmental Awareness - Mar 2013

Popoy Castaeda'55 writes on the beauty

and physiography of the Tubattaha Reefs,

which was nominated as 8th wonder of the

world. On Jan 17, the reef was damaged

by a USN ship that ran aground at atoll.


UP SoCal TDS Svc Pgm: Bulilit Fiesta

UPD GP Nico Fernandez and the Diliman

residents partner to hold the 7th UP SoCal

Tito de Santos Community Service Pgm.

Bulilit Fiesta Mula sa Puso Feb 17 to treat UP barangay kids w/food, goodies, show.


UPBSF & UP Barkada Golf Tournament

UP Beta Sigma Fraternity and UP Barkada

sponsor golf tourney at Valley Golf Feb 15. Team UP Beta Sigma runs away with the

title. Also, UP SoCal led by Aman, Edsel

and Nonoy turns over funds collected for

Cedric Gloria's family in this Antipolo affair.

Teddy Rey Healing Place

Constructed at UP PGH Pediatrics Dept.,

this dream project of Judge Rey'68 for his

brother Teddy'62, dedicated Feb 13 has 2

 classrooms, counseling and prayer rooms.


Romeo Acosta

1952 - 2013

Public Servant and Forester


Arboretum Project MOA

Memorandum of Agreement between UP Beta Sigma, UP, DENR and DA to protect a 16-hectare land, the only remaining forest in Metro Manila, inside the UP campus on Feb 12. UPBSF, Inc.will be part of a technical group to oversee and manage the property.


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