IN PHOTOS: the 2019 UPAA awardees

| Written by Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo

The UP Alumni Association handed out its awards during “Pandayan ng Bayan,” the General Alumni Homecoming on August 24 at Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman. The recipients were 33 individuals, 13 families, and an alumni chapter. The individual honorees consisted of the Most Distinguished Alumnus, four Lifetime Distinguished Achievement awardees, and 28 Distinguished Alumni in 25 fields.

On August 20, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion hosted “Salute to the 2019 UPAA Awardees” at SEAMEO INNOTECH.

Here are this year’s UPAA awardees.

 

Most Distinguished Alumnus: Ambassador Edgardo B. Espiritu

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

2019 UPAA Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award: Department of Science and Technology Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

2019 UPAA Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award: Dr. Amelia Mangay-Maglacas

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

2019 UPAA Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award: Former Department of Public Works and Highways Undersecretary Mabini F. Pablo

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

2019 UPAA Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award: Dr. Martesio C. Perez

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Agriculture and Rural Development): Emelinda Revestir-de la Cruz

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Agriculture Technology Development and Entrepreneurship): Dr. Catalino I. Flores

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Community Empowerment): Junel Ann P. Divinagracia

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Corporate Governance): Ferdinand K. Constantino

The awardee (middle) with UP President Danilo L. Concepcion (left) and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (right) (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Corporate Social Responsibility): Dr. Eugenio P. Mende

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Culture and the Arts): Dr. Diadem Gonzales-Esmero

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Democratization and Governance): Dr. Temario C. Rivera

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Entrepreneurship and Employment Creation): Ronald Daniel R. Mascariñas

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Enterprise Development in Renewable Energy): Senator Juan Miguel F. Zubiri

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Environmental Conservation and Advocacy): Dr. Elsa Palao-Manarpaac

The awardee (middle) with UP President Danilo L. Concepcion (left) and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (right) (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Environmental Rehabilitation and Management): Dr. Resurreccion B. Sadaba

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Environmental Rehabilitation and Management): Prof. Benjamin M. Vallejo Jr.

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Food Science): Dr. Veronica C. Sabularse

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Health Sciences): Dr. Maria Antonia Esteban-Habana

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Law and Judiciary): Associate Justice Marvic M.V.F. Leonen

A file photo of the awardee during Pagtatapos 2019, the UP Baguio graduation rites, where he was commencement speaker (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Legal Services): Atty. Hector M. De Leon Jr.

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Marine Science): Dr. Mudjekeewis D. Santos

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Poverty Alleviation and Human Development): Nestor M. Pestelos

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Public Health): Dr. Maria Paz Matimtiman S. Carlos

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Public Service and Good Governance): Dr. Felixberto U. Bustos Jr.

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Public Service and Good Governance): Dr. Joselito R. Chavez

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Public Service and Good Governance): Atty. Edgar E. Tarriela

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Renal Health and Transplantation): Dr. Rose Marie Rosete-Liquete

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Research in Agriculture): Dr. Nelly Siababa-Aggangan

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Socialized Housing Development): Engr. Marcelino C. Mendoza

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Surgical Innovation): Dr. Ian S. Soriano

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Urban Development): Engr. Dante M. Abando

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards (Women’s Rights and Social Justice): Ana Maria Ronquillo-Nemenzo

The awardee (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Most Distinguished Service Award for an Alumni Chapter: UPAA Edmonton

UPAA Edmonton Secretary Kehrl Reyes (second from left) with (left to right) UPAA First Vice President Luis Rey I. Velasco, UP President Danilo L. Concepcion, and UPAA President Reynaldo C. Laserna (Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Four Generations): Abello-Banzon Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Four Generations): Barrion-Alip Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Four Generations): De Leon-Cinco Family
(Note: The family nor its representative was unable to attend “Salute to the 2019 UPAA Awardees” and the UP General Alumni Homecoming.)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Four Generations): Miñoza-Gatchalian Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Angeles Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Capucion Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): De Guzman Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Labadan-Cruz Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Lit-Sanchez Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Mariano Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Peralta Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Tayag-McTavish Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)

 

UPAA Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards (Three Generations): Tucay Family

(Photo by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)
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