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UPAA Opens Nominations For Alumni Awards

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) is accepting nominations for the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awards 2014 until March 31.

The five categories are the Most Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award, Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Awards, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Distinguished Service Awards, and Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Awards.

The award ceremonies will be held during the U.P. General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming and Reunion on June 21, 4 p.m. at the Luciano E. Salazar Hall, Ang Bahay ng Alumni in UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The awards are conferred on alumni who have demonstrated in their chosen field of endeavor, exceptional achievements and outstanding contributions that bring about substantial benefits to society and distinct honor to the University. Recognition is given to achievements and contributions that impact the community where the alumni have been active, be it in the local, national or international level.

Award nominations will be considered in such thematic categories as public service and good governance, poverty alleviation and human development, peace and social cohesion, gender equality and women empowerment, community empowerment, environmental conservation and sustainable development, entrepreneurship and employment creation, institutional or corporate social responsibility, culture and the arts, science and technology, education and health, or as defined by the achievements of a deserving nominee.

For inquiries, call 920-6868 or visit

CEU Holds Job Fair

Centro Escolar University recently conducted the 24th Jobs and Careers Fair at its Student Activity Center.

Students were given the chance to submit their resumes to more than 100 companies. A career expo was also held at the Multimedia Instruction Room (MIR) with topics that aimed to help graduating seniors prepare for their professional career.

The seminar was about Wise Investments for Early Earnings by stock broker Prof. Jose Cecilio PeAaAaAeA~aflor. Other topics were the ASEAN 201 Opportunities in Transnational Advanced Education by Dr. Roberto Dacanay, and the International Placement Job Qualifications and Requirements for Allied Health Workers by Jocelyn Sanchez, director 2 of the Employment Branch of POEA.

Students Join 'Bayaning Ilokano' Summit

Students and volunteers recently joined the Bayaning Ilokano Summit at the University of Northern Philippines (UNP).

The event was held to help rehabilitate communities in the Yolanda-affected areas, and seek solutions to the effects of climate change.

Speakers were Philippine Information Agency (PIA) director-general Jose Mari M. OquiAaAaAeA~ena who tackled about the Isang Bayan, Isang Bayanih Principle; and Jun Joson, Pilipinas Natin head of operations who talked about Lahing Pinoy, Lahing Bayani.

Dlsu-D Forms Biggest Coin Mural

DE LA Salle University-DasmariAaAaAeA~as (DLSU-D) will form the ANIMOSAI DLSU-D's Biggest Coin Mural Project on March 7, 7 a.m. at the campus' MTH covered court to raise funds for scholarship and disaster relief. Its complete form will be unveiled on March 10.

A total of 200,000 coins of various denominations will form the DLSU-D logo. The target proceeds of P1.6 million will go to the One La Salle Scholarship Fund and the rehabilitation efforts for the survivors of typhoon Yolanda. DLSU-D aims to build at least one classroom from the proceeds of Animosaic.

The size of the mural will be patterned after a standard basketball court (roughly 94 x 50 ft.) and will attempt to break the world record on the biggest temporary coin mural and biggest coin mosaic of Japan and Angola.

LPUAA Sets Homecoming

The Lyceum of the Philippines University Alumni Association (LPUAA) will hold its 62nd Grand Alumni Homecoming on Mar. 15 at the LPU main campus in Intramuros, Manila.

The association is calling all Lyceans and Jubilarians from Batch 1964 (Golden), Batch 1974 (Ruby), Batch 1989 (Silver) and Batch 2004 (Tin) to attend the event.

The event which is jointly organized by LPUAA led by Agustin P. Nacino and LPU president, Atty. Roberto "Bobby" Laurel, will have a barrio fiesta motif. It will be participated in by nine colleges which will represent a certain region. They will compete in song and dance numbers which will be one of the event's highlights.

According to Nacino, the homecoming is one of the activities where the mother alumni is involving the participation of the various colleges as part of its decentralization efforts and empowerment. Other activities which will be conducted together with the colleges are the outreach and charity programs and career-oriented seminars.

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Date:Mar 3, 2014
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