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UPAABC BALAGTASAN 2020
Virtual event celebrating our Philippine language and culture. Click on the picture below to see the full video
Mga Isko at Iska,
Isang buwan na lang bago tayo magkita-kitang muli sa ating Christmas Party at AGM :)
We are already at 75% capacity, so for those who haven't bought their tickets yet, please contact any of the BODs to confirm your attendance.
Not only do we have delicious buffet dinner and dancing, but we will also have give aways and raffle prizes for everyone.
We are looking for pictures to add to the souvenir program so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have photos especially those taken during the early years of UPAABC. Deadline to submit will be Saturday, Nov 2nd, 2019.
And as with souvenir programs, we are looking for sponsors who would like to take a page, half a page or a quarter page in the booklet. Even if you don't have any business to advertise, why not take this opportunity to greet the rest of UPAABC members Merry Christmas in the souvenir program? The proceeds will all go to our scholarship fund and other activities. I'm attaching the sponsorship program package here.
UPAABC Christmas Party & AGM Details:
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2019 @ 6pm onwards
Where: VanDusen Garden Floral Hall at 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
Ticket price: $30
Looking forward to seeing everyone.
Outgoing President's Message
Maraming salamat po for coming to the 40th Anniversary Gala, AGM and Christmas Party! The smile on your faces having fun and getting ready to serve the members and our community was truly inspiring!
Please allow me to thank the previous BOD: Mylene Lim, Thess Zamora, Ahmed Tillah II, Romeo Raul Valles, Emma Murray, Rene Alcantara, Anita Aytona, Mel Schroth, Gigi Mercado, and Del Gachallan for all their hard work and dedication the last two years. They are more than my team - they are my dear friends, and I thank them for the encouragement they gave me in my tenure as President.
Please give your support to the incoming BOD the way you supported us. They are
President - Mylene Lim
Vice President - Nora Angeles
Secretary - Anita Aytona
Asst. Secretary - Iona Fresnoza
Treasurer: Ahmed Tillah II
Asst. Treasurer - Luis Pedroso
Director of Membership - Mary Tecson
BOD - Athena Adan
BOD - Iris Radev
BOD - Ron Llonora
BOD (ex-officio) - Rosette Correa
It is a blessing to have Mylene Lim lead the team, as she continues the work we started together. I promised to give her the same support she gave me, and will be behind her presidency 100%, as I will be a board member in ex-officio capacity.
I would like to personally thank my husband, Mon, for the support he gave me throughout the journey by driving me to events, being our official artist for the ads and promotional posters for the events, for being the official videographer and cameraman, and for just being there when I needed an extra hand. He always tells people that he passed the UPCAT and got into UP Architecture, but decided to go to UST to take advantage of the often cancelled classes due to rallies and floods on Espana. God bless you, my partner in crime of 25 years!
I would also personally like to thank you for all the support you have given me and the outgoing BOD. It is through your encouragement and support that we were able to carry forth the projects we did in the last 2 years. We encourage you to continue to support the next BOD, and participate in more of the projects of the organization meant to help the larger community here in BC, as well as activities that foster camaraderie among us alumni. We need all your help and expertise in your fields to help those who come to settle in Canada, as well as help those who may simply need our acts of kindness. We are all called to give our oblation, a service to the Creator through others, and may this fervour to serve be ignited in all of us.
As I sign out as your President, I send you and your families the warmest greetings for this Christmas season. May your prayers be fulfilled and your hopes realized. May the Prince of Peace grant your families the peace He gives in this, His season and celebration!
Let us continue to pursue the honour and excellence our education at UP called us to do.
God bless you all!
Honour and Excellence!
Rosette Correa, Outgoing President, UPAABC Execom 2017-2019
UPAABC President's Message
Isang mainit na pagbati, mga Isko at Iska!
Ang pagkakapili bilang pinuno ng bagong pangasiwaan ng UPAABC ay isang malaking karangalan, lalo na't ang samahan ay binubuo ng maraming mga ipinagpipitagang tagapaglingkod na nagsilbi na ng ilang taon.
Nagpapasalamat kami sa dalawang taong iginugol ni Gng. Charen Cusi at ng kanyang pangasiwaan, at ang maraming proyektong kanilang naisulong sa mga taong ito para sa UPAABC. Nawa'y mapantayan namin ang kanilang mabuting pangangasiwa at pag-alaga sa ating samahan.
Nais naming ibigay sa inyo ang mga proyektong ipina-plano ng aming pangsiwaan sa taong 2017, at nananawagan kami sa inyong lahat na huwang mag-atubiling magmungkahi at magbigay ng opinyon tungkol sa mga ito upang tayo'y magkaroon ng matagumpay na paglilingkod sa inyo at sa ating mga kaanib.
Mula sa amin sa baong pangsiwaan ng UPAABC 2017-2019, mabuhay po kayong lahat, at patnubayan kayo ng Poong Maykapal!
Karangalan at Kahusayan!
Taos pusong bumabati,
Pangulo, UPAABC 2017-2019
Dear Iskos and Iskas,
To be chosen as the President of the new Board of Directors of the UPAABC is truly an honour, especially that the association is composed of many excellent servant leaders who have served you in the past.
We thank the previous board under Mrs. Charen Cusi, who in the last two years, created projects for UPAABC. We hope to equal their good efforts and management of the association.
We would like to present to you the projects we have lined up for this year, and we are asking you to suggest and give your opinion on what we can do to serve you better.
From the Board of Directors of the UPAABC 2017-2019, we wish you good health and may the Lord bless you and keep you!
Honor and Excellence!
Very truly yours,
President, UPAABC 2017-2019
January 23 - Oath-taking of the Board of Directors at the Philippine Consulate
February 25 - Kapihan Series - Isang Gabi sa Piling ni Heneral Luna - 2600 E 49th St (across Killarney Market), Vancouver . It will be at a Recreation Centre in a townhouse complex.
April 23 - Vancouver Sun Run
Pro-D Day Part 1 for UPAABC - Professional Development Day
- a series of information sessions that is relevant to members and to the Filipino community at large (Please suggest what information and resources you need, and we'll find the resource person for you!)
Participation in the Independence Day Celebrations of the Filipino Community
Annual Picnic at Ambleside Park
Photolakad - Vancouver in Pictures (cancelled)
Golf with OPAABC
Grouse Grind with the Brave!
Pro-D Day Part 2
- a series of information sessions that is relevant to members and to the Filipino community at large. (Please suggest what information and resources you need, and we'll find the resource person for you!)
October 21 - Kapihan Series - Despedida y Buen Viaje por Familia Mandap
November 25 - Christmas Party at Van Dusen Garden
Despedida y Buen Viaje por Familia Ferrer
UPAABC Choir Carolling
For membership registration (for new members), please go to
For inquiries about our programs and events (or just to say hi), please drop us a note here http://www.upaabc.org/contact-us.html.
UPAABC 2017-2019 Board of Directors Oath Taking
Oath taking of the UPAABC 2017-2019 Board of Directors at the Philippine Consulate General. The ceremony was led by Consul General Neil Frank Ferrer and supported by Deputy Consul Anthony Mandap, Consul Bong Villanueva and Mrs. Miriam Ferrer.
Maraming salamat po sa inyong pagsuporta sa aming mga hangarin at layunin para sa ating mga kababayan. Mabuhay po kayo!
Honor and Excellence!
Message from the President
Dear Fellow UP Alumni,
First of all, thank you to all who attended the AGM & Christmas Party last Saturday! Each one of you made the event special. That was really a fun night!
Special thanks to the UPAABC Choir for adding life to the event. Indeed, music makes magic! Thank you Chit Magno for leading the Choir during this event and for all the preparation. Thank you to the solo performances Melvin Magno, Rosette Correa, and Tito Del Gachallan and the Macarena dance of course!
Thank you to all who helped us in the setting up and cleaning up. Thanks Daniel Zayco for all your contribution to the financial reporting, Cynthia Tamondong and Beth Fabian for taking care of the registration, Ate Cookie and Kuya Tony Aytona for taking charge of the raffle draw, Rosette Correa for emceeing, to my hubby Ronnie for taking charge of the food and drinks and for all the support. Many, many thanks to Kuya Art Fabian who did most of the labour part, all the preparation, sound system, powerpoint presentation.
Thank you to my Board for a job well done for this past 2 years. It was my pleasure serving UPAABC with you by my side.
Lastly, thank you to all the members who supported us and contributed in every little way you can. Thank you for showing up and for caring. That makes a huge difference.
The election went very well. Thank you to Kuya Ron Laglagaron and Tito Vic Ingco for representing the Electoral Committee (Tito Ruben Versoza and Kuya Bert Quibuyen were not able to make it to the party).
Congratulations to the incoming Board of Directors 2017-2018!!!
President: Rosette Correa
Vice President: Mylene Lim
Treasurer: Ahmed Tillah
Assistant Treasurer: Emma Murray
Secretary: Maritess Zamora
Membership: Anita Aytona
Romeo Raul Valles
I am sure you will lead and serve UPAABC very well. We trust and we believe in this Board.
Mabuhay ang UPAABC! Mabuhay ang mga Iskolar ng bayan!
- 2021 President's Message
- Presenting the 2019 UPAABC Board of Directors
- 2021 Calendar of Activities
Dear UPAABC Family,
It is a great honour to serve as President of UPAABC for 2021 and 2022. The board and I are committed to serve UPAABC and the community to the best of our ability while respecting the limitations brought by the pandemic. We hope to continue the sacred traditions of UPAABC, with some modifications, and introduce new activities to blend with the changing times.
Here is the proposed schedule of activities for 2021. Your suggestions and participation are important to us!
Let me express our admiration and gratitude to the outgoing President, Ms. Mylene Villanueva, and the past board for their many valuable projects.
On behalf of the new board of directors, I wish everyone a productive new year and thank you, in advance, for your support!
Anita "Cookie" Aytona
2021 & 2022