It is the time of the year when graduates of the UST College of Architecture would come back and reminisce. It is with great pride by presenting the College of Architecture Grand Alumni Homecoming in celebration of its 86 years. The event was led by the Architecture Batch 1991, which turned 25 years, the Silver Jubilarian this year, with Batch year 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971 and 1966.
The USTCAAA Grand Alumni Homecoming was organized by the CAAA, the official Alumni Association of the College of Architecture in cooperation with the Architecture Alumni Board members, and the Alumni Organizing Committee members, Batch ’91 Representative and Sponsoring Architect, Ar. Albert Yu, FUAP, Batch ’86 Representative and Physical Arrangement, Ar. Antonio Valdez, FUAP, Batch 2002 Representative, Souvenir Program and Professor, Ar. Felicisimo Tejuco, UAP, fellow Batch ’91 Raffle Committee, Ar. Maria Joy Belicena, UAP, Ar. Bernadine Uy-Lim, UAP, and Batch 2009 Representative, Registration, Coordinator and Professor, Ar. John Carlo Sayco, UAP, under the supervision of the CAAA Board members headed by the President, Ar. Mariano S. Arce, Jr., FUAP, and the Office of the Alumni Relations. The event was hosted by the fellow Alumni Organizing Committee members, Batch ’91 Representative, Ar. Kenneth Chua, UAP and Ar. Alfredo Alcala, Jr., UAP.
Students from all levels in Architecture, as well as the Fine Arts & Design College, the Architecture Alumni, UAPSA, Architecture Student Council, Alumni from other colleges and the VIP Alumni from other batches attended the event.
The Architecture Alumni who participated and attended the event are the highlights of the program: Ar. Dean Jojo Fernandez, to talk a launching of Apprenticeship Program, and Ar. Yolanda David-Reyes, FUAP, APEC, ASEAN Architect, AIA, Jubilarian Batch ’75 Representative, and Principal Architect of YDRRLR Architects, the Dean of the UST College of Architecture and Fine Arts for a long period of nine years. Under her leadership, the College achieved the status of “Center of Excellence” in the year 1999 granted by the Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines. She has given major contributions and services to her profession when she served as the first woman National President of the United Architects of the Philippines.
The Sponsoring Architect, Ar. Carmelo T. Casas, FUAP, is the Ruby Jubilarian Batch ’76 Chairman; the Managing Partner of CASAS+ Architects, Inc. Philippines collaborate with fellow Batch mate, and Professor, Ar. Enrico Cinco.
The highlights of the 2016 Homecoming Program are as follows:
EUCHARISTIC CELEBRATION – PRIEST/ARCHIPELLA
REGISTRATION / EXHIBIT – UST UAPSA
NATIONAL ANTHEM – COLORS / ARKIPELLA
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF GUESTS /
CEREMONICAL TOAST – AR. KENNETH CHUA & AR. ALFREDO ALCALA
BATCH 91 – AR. ALBERT YU
BATCH 86 – AR. ANTONIO VALDEZ
BATCH 76 – AR. CARMELO CASAS
BATCH 66 – AR. JOSE CAJILI
WELCOME REMARKS – AR. ALBERT YU
ROLL CALL OF BATCHES ARCH. – AR. NORMA ALARCON
USTCAAAI PRESIDENT’S REPORT – AR. BING ARCE
OPENING MESSAGE – REV. FR. MANUEL ROUX, O.P.
DINNER / ENTERTAINMENT – COLOR IT RED
MINOR RAFFLE (DURING DINNER) – RAFFLE COMMITTEE
TRIBUTE TO GOLDEN JUBILARIANS BATCH 66 – AR. BING ARCE
- DEAN JOJO FERNANDEZ
- ALBERT YU
LAUNCHING OF APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM – AR. DEAN JOJO FERNANDEZ
BATCH PRODUCTION NUMBER (AVP) – BATCH 91
TRIBUTE TO COLLEGE PROFESSORS – AR. ALBERT YU
- YOLLY REYES – AWARDING OF SPECIAL GIFT
- BING BONAOBRA
- NORMA ALARCON
- BING ARCE
- REBECCA PENAFIEL
- MANUEL NOCHE
BATCH PRODUCTION NUMBER (AVP) – BATCH 86 & 81
AWARDING OF BATCH WITH
MOST NUMBER OF ATTENDEES – AR. KENNETH CHUA
SYMBOLIC T-SQUARE TURN-OVER CEREMONY – AR. NORMA ALARCON
HOST BATCHES: 92, 87, 77 & 67
ENTERTAINMENT – COLOR IT RED
CLOSING REMARKS – AR. NORMAN AGLERON
MAJOR RAFFLE – RAFFLE COMMITTEE