FULL LIST: 2019 UPAA Awardees

MABUHAY ANG PAG-ASA NG BAYAN. This year's alumni awardees proudly raised their arms while singing UP Naming Mahal. (Photo by Krystelle Ymari Vergara)

MABUHAY ANG PAG-ASA NG BAYAN. This year’s alumni awardees proudly raised their arms while singing UP Naming Mahal at the UP General Alumni Homecoming 2019, August 24. (Photo by Krystelle Ymari Vergara)

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) has recognized 33 distinguished alumni, one alumni chapter, and 13 families in this year’s General Alumni Homecoming, August 24.

Each year, UPAA confers on UP’s outstanding alumni the Most Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award, Lifetime Distinguished Achievement Award, Distinguished Alumni Award, Distinguished Service Award, and Multi-Generation UP Alumni Family Award.

Leading this year’s roster of distinguished alumni is Ambassador Edgardo Espiritu (ROTC ’56, LLB ’58) as the UPAA Most Distinguished Alumnus. He is followed by UPAA Lifetime Distinguished Awardees Sec. Fortunato dela Peña (BSChE ’69, MS ’76), Dr. Amelia Mangay-Maglacas (GN ’50), Former Usec. Mabini Pablo (BAPA ’69, MEP ’73), and Dr. Martesio Perez (MD ’58).

UPAA Edmonton in Canada bagged the UPAA Distinguished Service Award for an Alumni Chapter.

The 2019 UPAA Most Distinguished Alumnus has been awarded to former Ambassador Edgardo Espiritu (ROTC '56, LLB '58). (Photo by Krystelle Ymari Vergara)

The 2019 UPAA Most Distinguished Alumnus has been awarded to former Ambassador Edgardo Espiritu (ROTC ’56, LLB ’58). (Photo by Krystelle Ymari Vergara)

Provided below are the UPAA Distinguished Alumni Awardees for 2019:

Agriculture and Rural Development

  • Ms. Emelinda Revestir-de la Cruz (BSA ’68, CGM ’81, MMgt ’83)

Agriculture Technology Development and Entrepreneurship

  • Dr. Catalino Flores (BSA ’78, MS ’81)

Community Empowerment

  • Ms. Junel Ann Divinagracia (BSMgt ’87)

Corporate Governance

  • Mr. Ferdinand Constantino (AB ’72)

Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Dr. Eugenio Mende (DVM ’00 cl)

Culture and the Arts

  • Dr. Diadem Gonzales-Esmero (MS ’04)

Democratization and Governance

  • Dr. Temario Rivera (AB ’66, MA ’82)

Entrepreneurship and Employment Creation

  • Mr. Ronald Daniel Mascariñas (BSA ’82)

Enterprise Development in Renewable Energy

  • Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri (BSAB ’90)

Environmental Conservation and Advocacy

  • Dr. Elsa Palao-Manarpaac (DipCD ’84, MCD ’86, PhD ’96)

Environmental Rehabilitation and Management

  • Dr. Resurreccion Sadaba (BS ’83, MS ’90)
  • Prof. Benjamin Vallejo, Jr. (BSFish ’88, MS ’93)

Food Science

  • Dr. Veronica Sabularse (BSFT ’67, MS ’71)

Health Sciences

  • Dr. Maria Antonia Esteban-Habana (BS ’84, MD ’89, MSEpi ’00)

Law and Judiciary

  • Assoc. Justice Marvic Leonen (AB ’83 mcl, LLB ’87)

Legal Services

  • Atty. Hector De Leon, Jr. (AB ’84 cl, LLB ’88 cl)

Marine Science

  • Dr. Mudjekeewis Santos (BS ’92)

Poverty Alleviation and Human Development

  • Mr. Nestor Pestelos (Agriculture ’68)

Public Health

  • Dr. Maria Paz Matimtiman Carlos (DVM ’91)

Public Service and Good Governance

  • Dr. Felixberto Bustos, Jr. (BSChE ’70, DBAd ’93)
  • Dr. Joselito Chavez (BS ’77 cl, MD ’81)
  • Atty. Edgar Tarriela (AB ’61, LLB ’66)

Renal Health and Transplantation

  • Dr. Rose Marie Rosete-Liquete (BS ’69, MD ’73)

Research in Agriculture

  • Dr. Nelly Siababa-Aggangan (BSF ’79, MS ’85)

Socialized Housing Development

  • Engr. Marcelino Mendoza (BSIE ’76)

Surgical Innovation

  • Dr. Ian Soriano (BSBMS ’94, MD ’97)

Urban Development

  • Engr. Dante Abando (BSCE ’86, MBA ’95)

Women’s Rights and Social Justice

  • Ms. Ana Maria Ronquillo-Nemenzo (BSFS ’59)

UPAA has also acknowledged families for its multi-generation family awards:

Four Generations

  • Abello-Banzon Family
  • Barrion-Alip Family
  • De Leon-Cinco Family
  • Miñoza-Gatchalian Family

Three Generations

  • Angeles Family
  • Capucion Family
  • De Guzman Family
  • Labadan-Cruz Family
  • Lit-Sanchez Family
  • Mariano Family
  • Peralta Family
  • Tayag-McTavish Family
  • Tucay Family