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NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE GUILLERMO H. HISANCHA, FUAP, APEC AR,
NATIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
GUILLERMO H. HISANCHA, FUAP, APEC AR, AA
National President
BENJAMIN K. PANGANIBAN JR., FUAP, AA, APEC AR
National Executive Vice President
JESSIE D. AVILA, UAP
Vice President, Area A
REYNALDO S. ACOSTA, FUAP
Vice President, Area B
MOISES L. ABELLERA, UAP
Vice President, Area C
TRINIDAD G. SALIGUMBA, UAP
Vice President, Area D
RENATO A. HERAY, FUAP, AA, PALA
Secretary General
PAMELA N. AMADOR, FUAP, AA
National Treasurer
November 6, 2017
ELDRED CAESAR I. TAN, FUAP
National Auditor
MARIA LISA V. SANTOS, FUAP
Chancellor, College of Fellows
TO
:
MARIA BENITA O. REGALA, FUAP, AA
Immediate Past National President
REGIONAL DISTRICT DIRECTORS
THRU :
JOEL P. RULLA, UAP
District Director, A1a
RE
:
EDMUNDO B. UDARBE, JR., UAP
District Director, A1b
OWEN B. TOLENTINO, UAP
District Director, A2a
EDWIN MICHAEL T. DE DIOS, UAP
District Director, A2b
RONNIE R. YUMANG, UAP
District Director, A3
ROUEL C. AGPAWA, UAP
District Director, A4
RONALDO F. BERNAL, UAP
District Director, A5
EDUARDO S. CASARES, FUAP
District Director, B1
TESSA C. ESPINAS-SALINAS, UAP
District Director, B2
EDMON L. SAMSON, UAP
District Director, B3
MANOLO I. MERHAN, FUAP
District Director, B4
MARLO V. OCO, UAP
District Director, B5
EMMANUEL O. CUIZON, UAP
District Director, C1
FELIPE B. JOCSON, UAP
District Director, C2
LEANDRO G. ORDIZ, UAP
District Director, C3
VERNAN M. LAMIS, UAP
District Director, C4
ELWYN D. BAÑARES, UAP
District Director, D1
ILDEFONSO F. TORRES, JR., UAP
District Director, D2
ALBERT S. ROSEL, UAP
District Director, D3
ANACLETO Y. TAMOSO, UAP
District Director, D4
By the President:
EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
CESAR G. ALJAMA, UAP
Commission on Professional Practice
VIRGILIO D. ANDRES JR., FUAP
Professional Development Commission
WILFREDO G. GACUTAN, FUAP
Commission on Education
CORAZON FABIA-TANDOC, FUAP, AA
Commission on Internal Affairs
GIL V. JAPITANA, UAP
Commission on Governmental and External Affairs
ROBERT BENEDICT C. HERMOSO, FUAP
Sentrong Arkitekturang Filipino
UNITY. ACCOUNTABILITY. PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE
ANTONIO A. VALDEZ, FUAP
Commission on Convention, Assemblies & Exhibits
6-Time PRC’s Most Outstanding Accredited Professional
Organization of the Year (2002, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2014 & 2017)

MEMORANDUM CIRCULAR NO.16, S. 2017 Fiscal Year 2017-2018

ALL CHAPTER PRESIDENTS

AREA VICE PRESIDENTS AND DISTRICT DIRECTORS

FIRST ISSUE OF THE UAP POST FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017-2018

This Circular is hereby issued to furnish all the UAP chapters a soft copy of the UAP Post First Issue for FY 2017-2018 for circulation to all members of the organization.

A select quantity will be distributed to the National Officers, Chapter Officers, Stakeholders, Allied Professional Organizations and several Government Agencies.

Also, electronic copy of the said issue may be accessed and downloaded from the UAP Official website (www.united-architects.org).

Immediate and widest dissemination of this Memorandum Circular is desired.

widest dissemination of this Memorandum Circular is desired. AR. GUILLERMO H. HISANCHA , FUAP, APEC AR,

AR. GUILLERMO H. HISANCHA, FUAP, APEC AR, AA UAP National President

AR. RENATO A. HERAY, FUAP, PALA, AA UAP Secretary General

UAP CHAPTERS - AREA A (District A1a) PANGASINAN-DAGUPAN, BAGUIO, ILOCOS-CIUDAD FERNANDINA, LA UNION, ILOCOS NORTE-LAOAG
UAP CHAPTERS - AREA A (District A1a) PANGASINAN-DAGUPAN, BAGUIO, ILOCOS-CIUDAD FERNANDINA, LA UNION, ILOCOS NORTE-LAOAG CITY, SUMMER CAPITAL, PANGASINAN SCALE, YLOCOS VIGAN, LA UNION-AGUILA, CORDILLERA • (District A1b)
CAGAYAN VALLEY, ISABELA SIERRA MADRE, NUEVA VIZCAYA, CAGAYAN NORTH • (District A2a) NUEVA ECIJA CABANATUAN, BULACAN, BARASOAIN, STA. MARIA-BULACAN EAST, DEL PILAR-BULACAN, MALOLOS REPUBLIKA • (District A2b) ZAMBALES-
OLONGAPO, TARLAC, PAMPANGA-SAN FERNANDO, BALANGA-BATAAN, ANGELES CITY, SINUKWAN-PAMPANGA, CLARK • ANGELES CITY-ALAYA • (District A3) QUEZON CITY, QC SILANGAN, QC CAPITOL, QC TANDANG SORA, HONGKONG, QC CENTRAL, QC
SOUTH TRIANGLE, LOS ANGELES • (District A4) DILIMAN, NEW MANILA, CAMANAVA HILAGA, QC ELLIPTICAL, NOVA CENTRAL, KSA EASTERN PROVINCE , KSA WESTERN REGION KSA RIYADH, UAE DUBAI, UAE ABU DHABI, QATAR, KUWAIT, BAHRAIN, OMAN •
(District A5) RIZAL TAYTAY, PASIG, MARIKINA VALLEY, SAN JUAN MANDALUYONG, GREENHILLS, RIZAL EAST, CALIFORNIA SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA 116, RIZAL KALAYAAN 100, RIZAL CAINTA 101, SAN JUAN PINAGLABANAN, SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA •
AREA B (District B1) MANILA ATELIER, MANILA SAMPALOC, MANILA METRO, MANILA CENTRUM, MANILA ARCHIZONIAN, MANILA STA. MESA, SINGAPORE • (District B2) MANILA MAGS, MANILA MAHARLIKA, MANILA MAYNILAD, MANILA CORINTHIAN, MANILA
INTRAMUROS, MANILA ALCALDIA, ONTARIO-CANADA, MANILA LA SOLIDARIDAD, BRITISH COLUMBIA • (District B3) MAKATI, MAKATI-CBD, PARAÑAQUE-PALANYAG, MAKATI GREENBELT, ALABANG, CAVITE, FORT BONIFACIO, SHANGHAI, BRUNEI, LAS PIÑAS,
KUALA LUMPUR • (District B4) QUEZON PROVINCE, SAN PABLO, LAGUNA, BATANGAS, PALAWAN, MINDORO, LIPA • BATANGAS LAKESHORE (District B5) CAMARINES, LEGAZPI, IRIGA-RINCONADA, DARAGA-CAGSAWA, SORSOGON KASANGGAYAHAN, DAET-
CAMARINES NORTE, TABACO, CATANDUANES, MASBATE RODEO • AREA C (District C1) CEBU, DUMAGUETE, RAJAH HUMABON, BOHOL, LAPU-LAPU, SUGBU, CEBU LEON KILAT, METRO CEBU, FORT SAN PEDRO • (District C2) BACOLOD, NEGRENSE, MT.
KANLAON • (District C3) LEYTE, SAN JUANICO, LEYTE WEST, METRO TACLOBAN, SAMAR SINIRANGAN • (District C4) ILOILO, CAPIZ, MARIKUDO, ANTIQUE, HAMILI, AKLAN • AREA D (District D1) DAVAO, MOUNT APO, COTABATO, SOCSKSARGEN, DATU BAGO-
DABAW, KADAYAWAN-DABAW, NORTH DAVAO , DAVAO ALPHA, BALLADAW DABAW • SINLAYAN-DABAW • (District D2) ZAMBOANGA, ZAMBOANGA-CHAVACANO • (District D3) CAGAYAN DE ORO, BUTUAN, SURIGAO, GOLD-CDO, METRO KAGAY-AN, CDO BAY •
(District D4) ILIGAN CITY, DIPOLOG, OZAMIS CITY, PAGADIAN
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EDITORIAL COUNCIL FY 2017-2018 Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, APEC AR, AA, National Council Chair Virgilio

EDITORIAL

COUNCIL

FY 2017-2018

Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, APEC AR, AA,

National Council Chair

Virgilio D. Andres Jr., FUAP

Executive Director , Professional Development Commission

Ma. Elena E. Lamasan, UAP

Chairperson, Committee on Publications

Edlee S. Tusi, UAP Editor-in-Chief

Kristine M. Lagman, UAP Associate Editor for Area B

Karl Aries Emerson F. Cabilao, FUAP Associate Editor for Area C

Ericson P. Europa, UAP Associate Editor for Area D

EXECUTIVECOMMITTEE FY 2017-2018

Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, AA, APEC Ar.

National President

Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr., FUAP, AA, APEC Ar. National Executive Vice President

Jessie D. Avila, UAP Area A Vice President

Reynaldo S. Acosta, FUAP Area B Vice President

Moises L. Abellera, UAP Area C Vice President

Trinidad G. Saligumba, UAP Area D Vice President

Renato A. Heray, FUAP, AA, PALA Secretary General

Pamela N. Amador, FUAP National Treasurer

Eldred Caesar I. Tan, FUAP National Auditor

Ma. Benita O. Regala, FUAP, AA, APEC Ar. Immediate Past National President

Maria Lisa V. Santos, FUAP Chancellor, College of Fellows

Published quarterly by the UAP Publications Committee. For your comments/suggestions or recommendations, you may email the editor:

uappublications@gmail.com.

uap publications committee fy 2017-18

Arch. Ma. Elena Lamasan UAP-Manila Centrum Chairperson
Arch. Ma. Elena Lamasan
UAP-Manila Centrum
Chairperson
Arch. Edlee Tusi UAP-QC Central Editor –in-Chief
Arch. Edlee Tusi
UAP-QC Central
Editor –in-Chief
Arch. Kristine Lagman UAP-Tabaco Editor for Area B
Arch. Kristine
Lagman
UAP-Tabaco
Editor for Area B
Arch. Karl Aries Emerson Cabilao UAP-Sugbu Editor for Area C
Arch. Karl Aries
Emerson Cabilao
UAP-Sugbu
Editor for Area C
Arch. Ericson Europa UAP-North Davao Editor for Area D
Arch. Ericson
Europa
UAP-North Davao
Editor for Area D
C Arch. Ericson Europa UAP-North Davao Editor for Area D PREPPING ‘17 - ’18 PLANS LEFT:
C Arch. Ericson Europa UAP-North Davao Editor for Area D PREPPING ‘17 - ’18 PLANS LEFT:

PREPPING

‘17-’18 PLANS

LEFT: The 1st UAP Publication Com- mittee Meeting this Fiscal Year 2017- 2018 with UAP NP Guillermo Hisancha and NEVP Benj Panganiban Jr. together with Ar Felicisimo A. Tejuco Jr, Chairperson, UAP Committee on UAP Journal , Ar. Ma Elena E. Lamasan, Chairperson, the UAP Publication, Ar Tessa Espinas, the former Chairperson of the UAP Journal, 2017-2018, and Ar Edlee Tusi, Editor in Chief, the UAP Post . Not in the picture are: Ar. Kristine M. Lagman, Area B, Editor, UAP Post, Ar Karl Aries Emerson F. Cabilao, Area C, Editor, UAP Post, Ar.Jennifer Benedicto- Iral, Vice-Chair, UAP Committee on UAP Journal and Ar John Lemuel Llacu- na, Vice Chair, Committee on UAP Publications. The UAP Publications is one of the Committees under the PDC – Profession- al Development Commission with Exec- utive Director Ar. Virgilio Andres,Jr.

Editor’s Note
Editor’s Note

“ContinUnity”

Continue, so you can unify. Unify, so you can continue.

These two distinctive phrases define an amal- gamation of characters, ideals, objectives, and how it is being managed. What’s more of that rocky uphill battle was the limitation set by time. So then, the best that the administration can do was to buy more time and good thing

was, it did. True enough, this new Fiscal Year has ushered a great jumpstart for the administration of Arch. Guillermo Hisancha, especially on the efforts for unity among the architects, as well as with allied and related professions. More importantly, on the response of the leadership to the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Law, already in full force. Time is ticking and this indeed requires greater effort to address the needs of the membership to meet the challenges at hand. Thus, there shall be a continuity of the commitment under its last fiscal year’s thrust which was Unity, Accountability and Professional Excellence. After the membership has spoken for a need for continuity of programs under the current administration, it’s high time that the officers, as well as the membership, get back to their feet and keep the ball rolling and put their acts together. The initiative of the administration, coupled by the

cooperation of the membership will pave the way to a smooth implementation of programs and resolution to the challenges being faced by the Filipino Architect. This portmanteau might have been used among papers for many times already. But the message behind is very clear. It’s a two- pronged approach to the current situation of our Organization, faced with the encoun- ters to the Profession yet solutions are available. Provided, every member of the Organization should work hand-in-hand and with sound judgment, carry out the plans without any hesitation. This response is what the UAP needs and shall always be needing.

response is what the UAP needs and shall always be needing. Arch. EDLEE S. TUSI, UAP

Arch. EDLEE S. TUSI, UAP Editor-in-Chief

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MESSAGES

Starting it Right

A Good and Vibrant Year in the First Quarter of FY 2017-2018

It is a great privilege, and will always be, to serve as the National President of UAP for a second term.

The UAP has been my professional home – a place where I have found purpose, value, and enduring commitment and service to our members. My main mission has been to ensure the continuance of our humble success which will focus on the ideals of UAP which are, to UNITE all registered and licensed Filipino Architects regardless of its affiliations, differing opinions or divergence of interests, to PROMOTE the architectural profession, and to AD- VANCE the continuing professional development of all Filipino Architects, under the theme: UNITY, AC- COUNTABILITY and PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE. Throughout the years, we have exerted tons of combined efforts mixed with great sacrifices to the point of providing huge extents of personal time, talent, including personal resources. To all of those who have been working together with me in a common goal of coming up with a strong and vibrant

fiscal year, our current National Board of Directors, Executive Directors, Committee Chairpersons, officers and members

of

Special and Standing Committees, Chapter Officers and many countless volunteers – your efforts are truly appreciated. With your active participation, collaboration and

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With your active participation, collaboration and untiring support, I am confident that we will be steadfast in addressing the pressing concerns and challenges ahead.

untiring support, I am confident that we will be stead- fast in addressing the pressing concerns and challeng-

es ahead. Indeed, it’s "a good start" for this fiscal year. Thus,

I would like to share and highlight the following

activities, events, programs and priorities of our ad- ministration which I believe are demonstrative of the thrusts and goals that we have done so far for the first quarter.

UNITY

GETTING INVOLVED

The Official Representative to the Department of Public Works and Highways, incumbent Chairman of the UAP Committee on Government Service and

Valenzuela City Building Official Arch. Edison M. Padilla, together with Vice Chairman of the Board of Consultants of the DPWH NBCDO Arch. Rey S. Gabitan, were invited to be part of the review team in the Proposed Philippine Build- ing Act Repealing the National Building Code of the Philip- pines (PD 1096) held last August 10-11, at the DPWH Secre-

pines (PD 1096) held last August 10 - 11, at the DPWH Secre- tion and define

tion and define measurable priorities and goals of the present administration In August 25, I have called for a meeting of NEVP Benjamin Panganiban, Executive Directors, and Chairpersons of all Special Committees under the Office of the National President to discuss some important matters. This includes clustering of Spe- cial Committees under different Commissions, Oper- ational Policy on the Conduct of CPD and CPD Coordination Flowchart, and Format and Submission of Reports on all Special Committees. The Special Committees under the Office of the National President have been very active in high- lighting several activities that had been undertaken.

To be continued on Page 5

Heads of Architectures School in the Philippines, and University of Santo Tomas College of Architecture Alumni Association. Mañosa has been a UAP Fellow and Likha Awardee of the United Architects of the Philippines; Honorary Fellow of the Philippine Insti- tute of Architects; Gawad Gintong Likha recipient of the UAP, PIA and Cultural Center of the Philippines; and ASEAN Architect;

ANNUAL PLANNING SESSION AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES CAUCUS

In preparation for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, last June 2, the UAP conducted the Annual Planning Session to form the strategic direc-

the Annual Planning Session to form the strategic direc- tary’s Cottage, Cabinets Hill, Baguio City. September

tary’s Cottage, Cabinets Hill, Baguio City. September 20 – We called for a meeting to addressed concerns of the DPWH NBC Review Committee and discussed several issues and approaches necessary to protect the profession and the courses of actions to be taken.

UNIFIED NOMINATION OF ARCHITECT FRANCISCO T. MAÑOSA FOR NATIONAL ARTIST IN ARCHITECTURE

Arch. Fancisco “Bobby” T. Mañosa’s significant contribu- tions to the development of Philippine architecture through his numerous pioneering and innovative projects that span more than fifty years resulted to unanimous decision for his nomina- tion for National Artist in Architecture. Arch. Mañosa earned the endorsements of the United Architects of the Philippines, Philippine Institute of Architects, UAP College of Fellows, PIA College of Fellows, Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture, Guild of Philippine Architects in Conservation, Architectural Archives Philippines, Council of Deans and

Architectural Archives Philippines, Council of Deans and In attendance were UAP NP Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha,

In attendance were UAP NP Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha, Committee Chairman on Architectur- al Code and AAIF Official Arch. Armando Alli, PIA President Arch. Arnel Colcol, NEVP Arch. Benjamanin K. Panganiban, Jr., Executive Director for CGEA Arch. Arch Gil V. Japitana, DPWH Board of Consultants Vice Chair Rey S. Gabitan, UAP Official Representative to the DPWH and PABO Official Arch. Edison Ching M. Padilla, and Media and Public Relation Com- mittee Chairman Arch. Jose Francisco Aniag.

UNITED ARCHITECTS OF THE PHILIPPINES

The Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects

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The theme, UNITY, ACCOUNTABILITY AND PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE are words we have heard last fiscal year 2016-2017. These words and subsequent UAP activities have brought about a culmination of the PRC's Award to UAP as the Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization of the Year. In fact, this is the 6th time the UAP has garnered this award last received FY 2013-2014. Truly blessed.

Truly a testament that UAP National and its vari- ous chapters, Commissions and Committees had outperformed well last fiscal year 2016- 2017 under the presidency of Ar. Guillermo Hisancha overcom- ing difficulties along the way. There were lessons learned towards achieving the 6th PRC trophy. Funding, programs, collaborations, various architectural organizations, doubts, deadlines,

but in the end, sheer love OF the mem- bers, FOR the mem- bers and Organiza- tion always pre- vailed. This fiscal year 2017-2018, it is my firm belief and my intention that the Filipino architects will level up and continue this theme thru the word PA- DAYON (Continue). There are positive signs of

better Unity with different architectural organizations in order to present a united front for other professions to listen to; the opportunity to discuss with other allied professionals (including the C.E's) overlapping con- cerns is eminently possible and feasible now with the good relations of the various national presidents of conflicting and relative professional organizations; more chapters have realized the efforts exerted by UAP National this fiscal year in working for the crea-

by UAP National this fiscal year in working for the crea- tion of Offices of the

tion of Offices of the City Architects nationwide and the Implementation of the R.A.9266 on the Local Govern- ment Units level; the hope for the architects to re-visit the Codes of Ethi- cal Conducts and eventually advertise; and the belief that the PRC law will encourage and motivate the architects

This fiscal year 2017-2018, it is my firm belief and my intention that the Filipino architects will level up and continue this theme thru the word PADAYON (Continue).

to upgrade their learn- ings and teachings thru different and several CPD opportunities in chapters and district levels, and to de-clog the national conven- tion of delegates rush- ing to get their CPD credit units. The incoming UAP National FY 2017-2018 wants the involvement of chapters and districts to be INTERACTIVE with each other at the start of their term, DY- NAMIC in their management of chapter activities, VISIBLE TO

Arch. Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr.,

FUAP, AA, APEC Ar.

NationalExecutive Vice President

BERS to appreciate, and for the inactive members to return back to the folds of UAP. This will be an exciting year for UAP. We at UAP National and yours truly ENCOURAGE and EXPECT ALL Commissions , Committees, Area Vice Presidents, District Directors and Chapter presi- dents and their chapters to start work immediately, "hit the ground running" for the members. Who knows, we might be fortunate again to win the PRC Award for the seventh time. That would truly vindi- cate again UAP working for the members, of the members and by the members.

Mabuhay ang UAP, Mabuhay ang Arkitektong Pilipino.

members. Mabuhay ang UAP, Mabuhay ang Arkitektong Pilipino. THEIR MEMBERS and RESULT - ORIENTED FOR THE

THEIR MEMBERS and RESULT-ORIENTED FOR THE MEMERS so that the members will feel UAP cares for them. UAP National will lead the way on this. To do that, the UAP Chapters should be ALIVE, MOTIVATED to have their own character, should be COMPETENT in what they should do, COM- MITTED in the values and ways of UAP, and CREDIBLE to the members FOR THE MEM-

Secretary General

ducted its Team Building Activity at Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort, San Pablo City for the year as part of the planned UAP Human Resource Management program. This was aimed at enhancing inter-personal relations, facilitate goal setting, define or clarify individual and team roles and increase effectiveness in performance within the UAP National Administration Office. To ensure fulfillment of these objectives, the Manage- ment Committee contracted the services of professional team building facilitator, Human Resource Innovations and Solutions (HURIS), Inc. which prepared a line-up of team building exercises that include personality assessment to bridge differences among co-workers; discussion on various hu- man resource modules to facilitate goal setting and realization of individual and team goals; and various outdoor team activities to promote and strengthen team unity, trust and coopera- tion. Management Committee considered activities such as this as a vital organizational devel- opment strategy to increase cooperation among our UAP workers at Scout Rallos and align individual performances with the Organization’s goals and objectives. At the end of the team building, the participants are expected to: Understand the ‘Reason for Being’ of the Organiza- tion; Revisit its Vision-Mission-Values-Goals; Build Active Engagement and Enhance Relations; Open the Floodgates of Communication; Cascade a Collaborative Leadership Brand, and; Work Hand-in-hand in Unity as a Self-directed Team.

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ately posted in our website and a certifi- cate of appre- ciation shall be automati- cally emailed to the Chapter President. At this juncture, it is the goal of the Office of the Secretary General to provide you the best possible support services, and therefore if you have any inquir- ies, questions or require additional information or further clarification, please do not hesitate to email or call us, as we are always glad to help you in any way we can. Our new email address- es are: membership@united-architects.org (for Membership Matters), cpd@united- architects.org (for CPD concerns); admin@united-architects.org (for administrative, UAP Website and UAP HQ inquiries) and uap@united-architects.org (for all communication con- cerns).

- architects.org (for all communication con- cerns). E. REFORMATTING CHAPTER REPORTS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION As

E. REFORMATTING CHAPTER REPORTS TO IMPROVE COMMUNICATION

As part of our commitment towards effective communication, the Office of the Secretary General initiated the reformatting of our Chapter Report to clearly guide our chapter officers in reporting their programs, projects, and activities. The new format aims to document pro- gress toward achieving chapter’s project goals and objectives and to collect information for distribution to the general membership through our UAP Corporate Website. As part of our innovation, once the chapter submitted the report, the same shall be immedi-

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area vice presidents

My warmest Congratulations to the men and women of the UAP POST as you publish

My warmest Congratulations to the men and women of the UAP POST as you publish your maiden issue this 2017-2018 term. As the Theme: “Padayon” jumpstarted for the second term of our National President Ar. Guillermo H. Hisancha which in retrospect had been a very fruit- ful leadership in terms of accomplishments, UAP has its many work in progress. The most prestigious award by the Professional Regulation Commission bestowed to UAP as the Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization of the Philippines is indeed a hallmark that connotes exemplary accomplishments of UAP which is unparalled to that of any other Ac- credited Professional Organizations in the country. In this term of the national administration which is “in continuity” as the word “Padayon” speaks about is a reaffirmation to the same thrust:

Unity, Accountability and Professional Excellence. With this, our National Leadership is addressing holus -bolus all parameters of UAP Thrust translated into various programs and projects which are performed by the different Commissions and Committees. It is just fitting and proper that this vital information of these

 

Congratulations to the men and women of the UAP Post for covering the programs and activities of the Joint Area Assembly 2017 in Laoag, Ilocos Norte. The continu- ous dissemination of Chapter programs and activities all over the land indicates that we are one and active members of the only recognized and integrated organiza- tion of the architects. This brings UAP members closer in information as to what is happening at the different chapter levels nationwide.

is happening at the different chapter levels nationwide.   Arch. Reynaldo S. Acosta, FUAP Vice President
 

Arch. Reynaldo S. Acosta, FUAP

Vice President for Area B

various activities must be shared to our members. Thus, our UAP POST will surely be the prime medium as a journal that will herald to our members the events, stories and common interest topics of our organization. On behalf of my 5 dynamic Districts of Area B and its Chapters, We wish you more power to Ar. Elena E. Lamasan, our Committee Chair on UAP Publications, Ar. Edlee S. Tusi, our UAP Post Editor-in- Chief and all the contributors for your utmost diligence in bringing in information and significant stories to our members.

and all the contributors for your utmost diligence in bringing in information and significant stories to

Arch. Moises L. Abellera, UAP

 

National President…from Page 3

 

Vice Presidentfor AreaC

ACCOUNTABILITY AND

Agenda, and the City We Need (following through Habitat III held in Quito, Ecuador).

It is imperative that we use this journal as the conduit to impart and share our undertak- ings for the interest and consumption of every architect. The features and articles that we read from this printed matter gave us first- hand information updates of stuff that are relevant in the practice of our profession. It gives us the insights on the works and ideas not only of the local and national practitioners but also of our counter parts here and abroad. It also brings us close relationships with our friends and partners in the industry with the advertising and updating of their products and materials that we use in the construction. Let us make this journal as a medium of expressing our ideas and works. Let us sup- port and contribute to sustain the existence of the one and only publication as the catalyst of our endeavors and undertakings.

PROMOTION

OF

THE

NIPPON PAINT 2017 ASIA YOUNG DESIGNER AWARD (AYDA)

ARCHITECTURAL

 

Challenging participants to create meaningful

PROFESSION

SIGNING OF MEMORANDUM OF AGREE- MENT BETWEEN THE PCL AND UAP

In order to provide greater opportunities to en- force and implement fully the pertinent provisions of RA 9266 and its implementing rules and regula- tions, the UAP last June 29, 2017 have entered into a Memorandum of Agreement between the Philip- pine Councilors League (PCL) and UAP as both of the parties espouse a common commitment and objective to promote local economic development (and protect the rights and welfare of the communi- ty including all its inhabitants, developers, and home and building owners, as well as all profes- sionals, especially registered and licensed archi- tects) through the implementation of the laws on

and relevant design concepts that transcend present trends and stands through the test of time, this year’s theme is “You for Tomorrow: Future Living, As Envisioned Today” – formulated to celebrate Nippon Paint is marking the 10th year of Asia Young Designer Award. AYDA is one of those noteworthy cause that we are proudly supporting. It was year 2014, when Nippon Paint introduced Asia Young Designer Award to the country. The program aims to train the youth to infuse aesthetics, practicality, and purpose into spaces while upholding sustainability and sensitivity to the environment and social land- scapes.

COURTESY CALL WITH THE DENR SECRETARY ROY CIMATU

Mabuhay ang UAP Post!

Mabuhay ang UAP Post!
   
 

We met with Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy A. Ci-

 

architecture as provided for by the local govern- ment code and the Republic Act No. 9266.

matu last September 21, 2017 at DENR Office in Visayas Avenue, Quezon City to discuss the pro- posed MOA with DENR, including the project dubbed as "UAP Tanim+58". The UAP delegation include UAP National Executive Vice President, Arch. Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr., Commission on Governmental and External Affairs Executive Director Arch. Gil J. Japitana, Committee on Envi- ronment and Ecology Chairperson Arch. Josefina C. Bautista, UAP-AGAP Chairman, Arch. Ramon Abiera, UAP Committee on Professional Develop- ment Chair Arch. Ma. Cecilia C. Viray (who ar- ranged the meeting), Committee on Environment

and Ecology Secretary Arch. Matthew Sanchez Chua at Committee member, Arch. Mon Jekris Serviño.

UAP EMERGENCY ARCHITECTS

 
 

PROMOTION OF ASEAN ARCHITECTS

 

Arch. Marie Stephanie Magdalena N. Gilles, chair of the Committee on Emergency Architects, shared her presentation on DISASTER RESILI- ENCE: EMERGENCY ARCHITECTURE dur- ing the Asia Pacific Housing Forum 6, July 25, at the Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City. The event, with the theme, “Housing at the Center” serves as an Urban Thinkers Campus under UN Habitat’s World Urban Campaign towards an action-oriented implementation of the New Urban

Themed with Qualifications and Opportunities, Arch. Alfred Geoffrey C. Carandang, Chairman of the Committee on APEC Architect, ASEAN Architect and Global Practice and Arch. Cecilia C. Gamana, head of Committee on Private Practice, spearheaded the 1st ASEAN Architects Registry Orientation, August 16, (6th Floor) UAP National Headquarters.

 

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Greetings from Mindanao!

This article gives you an update of what the chapters' have been doing particularly for the survi- vors and evacuees from the war struck Marawi City. The Muslim ethnic group that resides in Marawi are called Maranaos who are known as intrepid traders and talented artisans in wood carving and brassware. They are also better educated and refined. The war was a nightmare for the people of Marawi and the neighboring areas since the Maranaos are peace loving and avoided the massive impact of armed conflict. Clan wars or "rido" is a different matter. Since the outbreak of the war on the 23rd May 2017, Iligan City, being the nearest city, has been the refuge and host for the many survi- vors and evacuees from Marawi. This geograph- ical proximity made UAP - Iligan City Chapter the receiver and conduit of the donations for the survivors and evacuees or "bakwit" from Mara-

City Chapter the receiver and conduit of the donations for the survivors and evacuees or "bakwit"
City Chapter the receiver and conduit of the donations for the survivors and evacuees or "bakwit"
 
 
 
 

Arch. Trinidad G. Saligumba, UAP

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Arch. Trinidad G. Saligumba, UAP Vice Presidentfor AreaD wi City from the private individuals, UAP members,

wi City from the private individuals, UAP members, UAP Lipa and Angeles Chapters, UAP College of Fellows and the UAP National Board of Directors (NBD). Help and donations were also given and distributed to the military involved in the actual warfare and those who are manning the military checkpoints in Iligan City. Hope, resilience and serenity amidst the chaos due to the war in Marawi can be seen in the faces of every "bakwit" and military men as they received the little help from the generous donors through the UAP Iligan Chapter.

Our prayers for a lasting peace and prosperity after this pointless war.

Our prayers for a lasting peace and prosperity after this pointless war.

THE UAP AND PARTNERS TURNOVER NEW SCHOOL BUILDING IN TACLOBAN

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EMBED CORPORATE SO-

CIAL RESPONSIBILITY INI- TIATIVES AND ACTIVITIES IN ALL LEVELS OF THE

ORGANIZATION

The Committee on Joint Area Assembly in collaboration with the Committee on Bayanihan Arkitektura and Committee on Emergency Archi- tects recently launched a Corporate Social Respon- sibility (CSR) Project dubbed as BUKLOD’s BOOK LOAD, which aims to fund and provide a mobile mini library for the displaced children of Marawi. This embeds corporate social responsibil- ity initiatives and activities in all levels of the or- ganization.

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JOINT CSR PROJECT FOR THE ELDERLY

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PARNERSHIP WITH “FAILON NGAYON”

Regional Council Asia, National Housing Authority,

The UAP Committee on Bayanihan Arkitektura, headed by Arch. Rene Richie A. Corcuera together with the Committee on Ways and Means, chaired by Arch. Dante T. Aguirre and Failon Ngayon host, Mr. Ted Failon initiated a CSR project reno-

UAP Bayanihang Arkitektura, UAP Emergency Architects, UAP Regional District C3, SRC Interna- tional Panel Systems Inc., OFIC Philippines, Inc., Davies Paints Philippines, and Hocheng Philippines Corporation resulted to an expansion of territory. This gives rise to a new building named “UAP

vating the female ward for the elderly in the Gold-

Information Technology” Building. The building

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Reception and Action Center for the Elderly and

contains two, newly-constructed and fully-furnished

other Special Cases (GRACES Home for Elderly), DSWD. In July 9, the UAP Addressing GAPS to Build Resiliency (UAP-AGAP) in collaboration with the Meaningful Travel PH, UAP Makati Chapter, Architects Mountaineering Group (AMG), and

classrooms. The inauguration and ceremonial turnover of the school building was graced by Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha, UAP National President; Arch. Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr, UAP National Executive Vice President; Arch. Renato A. Heray, UAP Secretary

UAPSA Area B1 both supported the PROJECT SHOEBOX under the #OGOPMARAWI campaign which is targeting to help the children and the soldiers. This project has been a long time endeav-

General; Immediate Past Area C Vice President, Arch. Kendel Esperas; Dr. Thelma Cabadsan- Quitalig, Schools Division Superintendent; Mrs. Monina E. Gabrino, District Supervisor; Mr. Wilfre-

or of the Philippine army to help children in war conflicted areas.

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secretary general

The Journey Continues:

serbisyo garantisado

secretary general The Journey Continues: serbisyo garantisado A Sequel to Unity, Accountability and Professional

A Sequel to Unity, Accountability and Professional Excellence

As the United Architects of the Philippines continues to make its mark in the annals of professional excellence, 2016- 2017 merits special attention. Our formidable undertaking to become a nationally recognized professional organization has been rewarded. The 2017 PRC’s Most Outstanding Professional Organization (APO) Award brings with it an obligation to acknowledge not only the vision and hard work of those at the UAP National Office, but also the steadfast encouragement and support of the general membership for which we are indebted. As your Secretary General, I had several broad tasks in front of me when I assumed the position in 2016 and in July of 2017:

to continue the amazing momentum established by my predecessors, to find new opportunities that would engage the Office of the Secretary General and the UAP in more corporate social responsibility engagements; and to begin to set a long- term course for this great UAP in terms of quality service to members, efficient work force and effective communication. At the first quarter of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018, we initiated the following:

A. REDEVELOPING THE UAP CORPORATE WEBSITE

the following: A. REDEVELOPING THE UAP CORPORATE WEBSITE The Office of the Secre- tary General announced
the following: A. REDEVELOPING THE UAP CORPORATE WEBSITE The Office of the Secre- tary General announced

The Office of the Secre- tary General announced last June 29, 2017 the launch of newly revamped UAP website. The redevel- opment of our website aims to provide a contem- porary yet professional design with functionality, ease-of-use, accessibility and content in mind. It aims to use the latest Web Standards (HTML5, CSS3) and applies a Re- sponsive Web Design (RWD) approach which is aimed at providing an optimal viewing experi- ence - easy reading and navigation - across a wide range of devices (from mobile devices to desktop computer monitors). This newly redesigned website also offers

quick and easy access to essential information and features of the United Architects of the Philippines as the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Archi-

tects. The website also has a comprehensive member section with updated UAP na-

Arch. Rene Heray, FUAP, AA, PALA

Secretary General

na- Arch. Rene Heray, FUAP, AA, PALA Secretary General Legal Mandate (CPD Law, IRR, CPD Council

Legal Mandate (CPD Law, IRR, CPD Council and Operational Guidelines); Guidelines and Forms (Instructional Guidelines, Forms); CPD Updates (CPD News, Frequently-Asked Ques- tions); Matrix (Pre- approved Program Matrix, Self-Directed Program Matrix, Self-Directed with maximum creditable unit, Major Areas of CPD Activities); Seminars and Schedules (Calendar of CPD Seminars and CPD Providers). In case you have further inquiries concerning CPD matters, you may email the UAP CPD Secretariat at cpd@united-architects.org.

tional and chapter news and events, CPD updates and corporate governance information. WWW.UNITED-ARCHITECTS.ORG is the official website and portal of the United Archi- tects of the Philippines. It serves as an effec- tive medium to reach out to an intercon- nected world, giving the online communi- ty better access to UAP information, activities, news and insights. Expected improvements include:

news and insights. Expected improvements include: C. CONDUCTING THE UAP PERSONNEL JOB EVALU- ATION During the

C. CONDUCTING THE UAP PERSONNEL JOB EVALU- ATION

During the last months of Fiscal Year 2016-2017, the Management Committee deliberated on how we can help and support our Administration Staff in efficiently restructuring its Table of Organization; how to better delineate jobs and define reporting relationships. We decided to engage the services of the Human Resource Innovations and Solutions (HURIS), Inc. which is a Human Resource Consulting and Solutions Provider enabling business, to conduct job evaluation to systematically and objectively place a relative value on jobs within the UAP, in order to form the rationale and basis for deter- mining pay levels, which are fair and equitable. The journey was a collaborative work-in progress between the HURIS JE Team of a Senior Consultant and Support Professional and with the members of the UAP Job Evaluation Commit- tee (JEC) which is tasked to upgrade the Human Resource System of the UAP. Outputs include the: Job Evaluation Manual, Compilation of Job Description and Job Specifications and Salary Structure. The Job Evaluation Manual explains some important Principles and Practices in Job Evaluation (JE), with its objectives, processes, and how Job Evaluation is strongly linked with other functions of Human Resources such as: Recruitment and Selection, Compensation, Train- ing, Performance Appraisal, and Organizational Development. The Manual provides application guidelines to systematically analyze and evaluate jobs; and specifically present the input-output- outcome process undertaken covering Job Analysis, Job Evaluation, Setting up a Salary Structure and a Scatter-gram Framework considering Internal Equity.

D. FACILITATING TEAM BUILDING AMONG OUR CO-WORKERS IN SCOUT RALLOS

streamlined display of information on the homepage and web pages for easy reading; bigger homepage image slider to showcase UAP achievements and upcoming events; sum- mary representation of active articles to facilitate quick reading with link to read on to details; a more simple (and straightforward) site menu for fast and easy navigation; new UAP media gallery, an online catalog of UAP photos, videos, audio and documents; social media buttons so that visitors can follow us through our official Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Google+, and Youtube channel and other interactive features. The new website has a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and en- hanced rich content focused on the UAPs mission to serve as the catalyst of dynamism and unity among Filipino Architects, promoting the highest ethical conduct, discipline, responsibility and values beneficial to man and society, culture and the environment in the delivery of its professional mandate for local and global practice. The new website went live on July 1, 2017, the start of the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 and is located at the same address: http://www.united- architects.org. Therefore, I invite the general membership to regularly check the UAP website to keep yourself up-to-date with our latest story, news and articles around the Philippines and the world.

B. PROVIDING CPD SPACE AT THE UAP WEBSITE

With the implementation of Republic Act No. 10912 otherwise known as the CPD Law, the UAP is providing a webpage for Continuing Professional Development in its corporate website. The CPD page includes comprehensive information with regards to:

Last July 1 and 2, 2017, the UAP Management Committee (composed of National President, National Executive Vice President, Secretary General and National Treasurer) successfully con-

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college of fellows

college of fellows This Fiscal Year of the UAP 2017 - 2018 brings a host of

This Fiscal Year of the UAP 2017-2018 brings a host of challenges and opportunities for the College of Fellows to achieve much membership, the UAP, the profession, the people and the country. This year, the thrust of the College of Fellows is to continue to be the reliable counsel of the UAP as it has always been in the past and pursue aims that support the suc- cessful pursuit of the UAP’s goals on Accountability and Professional Excellence.

cused on “Emergency Architecture and Resilient Design” and “Transport, Communities and Archi- tecture.” The COF CPD Seminar 2 will be on November 4, 2017, focused on “The Green Mind:

Facets of Sustainable Architecture,” COF CPD Seminar 3 will be on January 6, 2018 on “Architectural Heritage” and COF CPD 4 on March 4, 2018 on “Construction Management.” This year the College will seek to increase its contact with our colleagues in the regions, beyond Metro Manila. The College will host a Special

General Member- ship Meeting during the UAP Joint Area Assembly on Octo- ber 19-21, 2017. The Special COF GMM will be on October 20, 2017 at Herencia Garden Restaurant at Laoag, Ilocos. The College has also received feedback from Cebu, Batan- gas and Ilocos thru

members in these regions of their interest to host COF CPDs in conjunction with Special COF GMMs in their areas which the College will strive to arrange, support and implement. The College also included in its program this year talks on topics that support the members beyond their professional life. Last August 5, 2017, the College had Prof. Josefina Q. Era, a life-

The College throughout the year will strive with renewed passion and purpose to pursue its commitment of being a mainstay of leadership and

responsibility within the UAP.

As always the College will pursue its set objective of elevating to the College of Fellows members of the Organization who have distinguished themselves in the field of architecture and education at the same time being a highly dedicated member in serving the UAP. The call for nominees was initiated last July 2017 and the screening for the eligibility stage will be this Octo- ber. The Investiture for the New Fellows for elevation will occur during the National Convention on April 12, 2018 together with the COF Annual Convocation of Fellows and National Convention Honor Dinner.

On October 7, 2017 the College will highlight its long-serving members who have reached the age of 75 as continuing their distinguished practice throughout as our Balik Tanaw achievers and honorees. This year there are 4 of them, Architects Eufrasio M. Araneta of Bohol Chapter, Manuel R. Balili of Manila Ma- harlika Chapter, Prosper-

idad C. Luis, QC-Diliman Chapter and Fidel Jose R. Siapno, Legazpi Chapter. The College this year will pursue the delivery of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Semi- nars not only for its members but also open to all UAP members. This year the goal is to complete a projected CPD seminar program totaling 15.5 hours. The initial CPD Seminar 1 is on September 2, 2017, which fo-

The initial CPD Seminar 1 is on September 2, 2017, which fo- Arch. Maria Lisa V.

Arch. Maria Lisa V. Santos, FUAP

Chancellor, College of Fellows

coach who gave interesting insights on the topic “Feeding the Ego is Starving Wisdom: The Mind, the Spirit and Life.” Another seminar on February 3, 2018, will focus on the topic, “Eat better not Less: Live the Strength and Width of Your Life” for the members to experience and embrace enjoyable and intriguing healthy living and food choices. Last Fiscal Year’s successful “COF UAP Internation- al Architectour” 2017 will be replicated this Fiscal Year

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be replicated this Fiscal Year To Be Continued on Page 11 ABOVE: Resource speaker Prof. Josefina
be replicated this Fiscal Year To Be Continued on Page 11 ABOVE: Resource speaker Prof. Josefina

ABOVE: Resource speaker Prof. Josefina Q. Era, shares her insights on the topic “Feeding the Ego is Starving Wisdom: The Mind, the Spirit and Life.” This was the second General Member- ship Meeting of the College of Fellows held on August 5 at the UAP Headquarters. LEFT: College of Fellows Chancellor Arch. Ma. Lisa Santos (2nd from Left) together with officers of the CoF, present the token and plaque to Prof. Era. BELOW: Members of the College of Fellows converge for a photo shoot during the 1st General Membership Meeting , held last July 1, 2017.

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Padayon Inaugural Marks the New Fiscal Year of Continued Service to Architects

UAP National President Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, APEC Ar., AA sworn to faithfully serve UAP
UAP National President Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, APEC Ar., AA sworn to faithfully serve UAP
with all his might.
Ar., AA sworn to faithfully serve UAP with all his might. BELOW: The PRC's 2017 Outstanding

BELOW: The PRC's 2017 Outstanding Accredited Professional Or- ganization (APO) award is showcased during Padayon rites. (L-R) Ramon S. Mendoza, FUAP; Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP. IA-AIA, APEC Ar; Maria Benita Ochoa-Regala, FUAP, APEC Ar., AA; PRC Commissioner Yolanda David-Reyes, FUAP, LIKHA, HFAIA, APEC Ar., AA; National President Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, APEC Ar., AA; Richeto C. Alcordo, FUAP; Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, APEC Ar., and Medeliano T. Roldan Jr., FUAP, AA.

FUAP, APEC Ar., and Medeliano T. Roldan Jr., FUAP, AA. UAP Past National President Edric Marco
UAP Past National President Edric Marco C. Florentino, during his talk at Manila Hotel regarding
UAP Past National President
Edric Marco C. Florentino,
during his talk at Manila Hotel
regarding Parliamentary Rules in
Conducting a Meeting.

by Arch. Joseph B. Casas, UAP

The United Architects of the Philippines held this year’s Inau- gural rites at Manila Hotel on Thursday, June 29, 2017. The UAP Inaugural ceremony was attended by more than 300 architects. In his second term, Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, APEC Ar., AA was inducted as the National President by Hon. Yolanda David-Reyes, FUAP, LIKHA, HFAIA, APEC Ar., AA, Commissioner of Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). This was followed by the Induction of the National Board of Directors, Officers of the College of Fellows (CoF), Chapter Presidents, and Committee Chairpersons. Earlier in the morning, Chapter Presidents listened to the Offic- ers’ Orientation Course held at the UAP Headquarters. The lec-

tures were presented by the Past Na- tional Presidents. While Architects

Nestor S. Mangio, FUAP, APEC Ar. and Richeto C. Alcordo, FUAP respectively discussed the topics Leadership, and Accountability, Arch. Emmanuel P. Cuntapay, FUAP presented Architectur- al Code and Government Relations. Outgoing and incoming National Board of Directors also con- vened into a meeting held in the afternoon to address impeding subjects, and to formally turnover remaining fund and ongoing projects. The Officers’ Orientation Course continued on the following day at the Manila Hotel. Architects Froilan L. Hong, FUAP, LIKHA, APEC Ar., Edric Marco C. Florentino, FUAP, APEC Ar., AA and Benjamin K. Panganiban Jr., FUAP, APEC Ar., AA discussed the Professional Excellence, Parliamentary Rules in Conducting a Meeting, and Understanding RA 9266 and other UAP Relat- ed Cases, respectively. This event was also supported by industry partners, such as Davies Paints, EEI, Bostik, CW Home Depot, Crown Pipes, Philflex, Moldex, Powersteel, Jecams, Wilcon Depot, and Aidea. With the Inaugural’s theme, “Padayon” which means Continue in the Visayan Dialect, UAP aims to carry on selfless service to its members guided by the thrusts Unity, Accountability, and Professional Excellence.

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Chapter Presidents attended the Officers Orientation Course at UAP Headquarters.
Chapter Presidents attended the Officers Orientation Course at UAP Headquarters.
UAP officers gathered to take a ‘selfie’ after the Induction Ceremony.
UAP officers gathered to take a ‘selfie’ after the
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UAP – Special Committee on Design – Build Services (DBS) Launched The UAP - SPECIAL

UAP Special Committee on Design Build Services (DBS) Launched

Committee on Design – Build Services (DBS) Launched The UAP - SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DESIGN -

The UAP - SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON DESIGN - BUILD SERVICES (DBS) conducted its successful Launch and First “CPD Seminar on Design - Build Services - as a Lawful Professional Practice of the Registered and Li- censed Architect” in cooperation with UAP District C-1 through its Regional District Director Augusto P. Lee, UAP. This was held last 08 July 2017 at the Grand Convention Center of Cebu, Archbishop Avenue in Cebu City. The Chairman of the DBS Committee, Donato B. Magcale, FUAP, ASEAN Ar. Int’l. Assoc. AIA, EAROPH, reported that all three hundred nine (309) attendees, members of chapters of District C-1 and Or- ganizing Committee, who completed the seminar - workshop received certificates for six (6) CPD points granted by the UAP-CPD Council after thorough deliber-

granted by the UAP - CPD Council after thorough deliber- ABOVE: The UAP - DBS Members
granted by the UAP - CPD Council after thorough deliber- ABOVE: The UAP - DBS Members
granted by the UAP - CPD Council after thorough deliber- ABOVE: The UAP - DBS Members
granted by the UAP - CPD Council after thorough deliber- ABOVE: The UAP - DBS Members

ABOVE: The UAP - DBS Members with PRBoA member and PRC - CPD Council Chairman Robert M. Mirafuente, FUAP, ASEAN Ar., APEC Ar. and the District C1 ORCOM headed by District Director Augusto P. Lee, UAP and Deputy District Director Emmanuel O. Cuizon, UAP; ABOVE-RIGHT: Chairman of the DBS Committee, Donato B. Magcale, FUAP, ASEAN Ar.; BELOW: At the Round Table Photo of the UAP - DBS Members with PRBoA Chairman Robert S. Sac, FUAP, ASEAN Ar. and PRBoA member and PRC - CPD Council Chairman Robert M. Mirafuente, FUAP, ASEAN Ar., APEC Ar.

Chairman Robert M. Mirafuente, FUAP, ASEAN Ar., APEC Ar. ations. Proceedings were monitored by no less

ations. Proceedings were monitored by no less than the chairman of the PRC - CPD Council and member of the Board of Architecture, Robert M. Mirafuente, FUAP, ASEAN Ar., APEC Ar., who also clarified technical questions in the audience's mind during his message. Ventilating the related program thrust of UAP, National Executive Vice President Benja- min K. Panganiban, Jr., FUAP, ASEAN Ar., APEC Ar., spoke in behalf of the UAP Execu- tive Committee and for UAP National President Ar. Guillermo H. Hisancha, FUAP, ASEAN Ar. APEC Ar., DFRIA. The Chairman of the Board of Architecture and PAPRB Executive Vice-President Robert S. Sac, FUAP, ASEAN Ar., in his talk, shared the mandate and guide- lines of the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture (PRBoA) and his private practice at Robert Sac Architectural Design (RSAD). In full support of the program are officers and members of the DBS Committee - Vice Chairman Rafael A. Briones, Jr, FUAP, PICAM, PhilGBC; Secretary Eva D. Guinto, UAP; Treasurer Mafe B. Caidic, UAP and Members Alfred Geoffrey C. Carandang, UAP, ASEAN Ar., EAROPH; Normandy N. Canlas, UAP; Amado E. Tandoc, Jr., FUAP; Ramon N. Vios, Jr., PIA, UAP, ASEAN Ar., CCA; Claudio O. Rillera Jr., UAP, PIEP and Maria Elena C. Cayanan, FUAP, ASEAN Ar.

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with “COF UAP International Architectour 2018”, the designation of which is on Spain and Portugal to be held from March 13 to 25, 2018. This is open not only to COF members but to the UAP membership and their families or staff and is designated as a CPD Activity. For members preferring to stay put, a “COF UAP Local Architectour 2018” is planned for May as the summer COF activity. Scheduled for around May 5, 2018, the destination and detailed activities are being finalized. Finally, the College’s spirit of giving is usually energized more than usual during the Holiday Season with a Christmas get together to foster camaraderie and deepen friendships. The College usually link and un- derline the celebrations with the College’s social outreach program in which, this year is focused on reaching “inward” to the COF in particu- lar by providing support to its members in times of need. The initial “outreach” target program this December is focused on day care centers through book giving, storytelling and similar educational activities. The “inreach” target is to develop access to support of various kinds for COF members needing it with ease and reliability particularly those members of advancing years or who are not much into practice anymore.

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The College throughout the year will strive with renewed passion and purpose to pursue its commitment of being a mainstay of leadership and responsibility within the UAP. And through its Programs and Projects will also continue in consistently promoting the interests of the UAP in general and the COF in particular to advance the profession of architecture through each member and the College by stimulating interests and sharing among the COF members, with the Organization and the general membership, and increasing its service to society and in mentoring the young and emerging architects.

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UAP Attends UIA World Arki Congress in Seoul

Delegates from the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) took part in the 2017 International Union of Architects (UIA) World Architects Congress, a premier forum for professionals and future leaders in the field of architecture to exchange the best and latest practices, visions and first-hand experience. The UIA Congresses, composed of the Seoul World Architects Congress and the 27th UIA General Assem- bly, were held from September 3 to 10, 2017, at COEX and Dongdaemun Design Plaza, Seoul, South Korea, respectively. Themed ‘Soul of City’, it is based on unique features of Seoul, the capital of South Korea, in its long history from the prehistoric era to the present day. Advanced technologies as well as natural elements of river, streams and mountains have been another key sources and concerns for all built-environments in the city. Various topics were tackled by way of roundtable discussions, workshops, trainings and seminars, which included the seven (7) areas, such as Architectural Edu- cation, Heritage, Green and Sustainability, Cross Border Practice, Young Architects, Professional Practice, and Technology in Architecture Design. Presentation of

papers, concerts and tours were also the highlights of the event. Meanwhile, the 27th UIA General Assembly featured the revision of statutes and bylaws, the election of UIA Bureau and Council members, and selection of host city for the 29th edition of UIA General Assembly, which will be held by 2023. The Philippine delegation to the said regional event were led by UAP National President Architect Guiller- mo Hisancha, along with several national officers, past national presidents and members. According to its website, the UIA has chosen Seoul due to its accessible, affordable and adaptive city for foreign delegates. Also, Seoul has been awarded as a Creative City of Design by UNESCO appreciates Seoul’s abundant cultural heritage, creative policies supporting the development of architecture. The UIA coordinates with the Federation of Institutes of Korean Architects (FIKA), by way of providing an excellent opportunity to share and exchange information and offer programmes of sustainable socio-economic and architectural developments in the all UIA member sections.

Philippine delegates headed by UAP National President Arch. Guillermo Hisancha pose with some guests during
Philippine delegates headed by UAP National President Arch. Guillermo Hisancha pose with some guests
during the 27th UIA General assembly, the second part of 2017 UIA Seoul World Architects Congress.

By Arch. Edlee S. Tusi, UAP

Seoul World Architects Congress. By Arch. Edlee S. Tusi, UAP With the theme "Between Vision &

With the theme "Between Vision & Reali- ty, The Path Towards The Sustainable City", the 50th EAROPH Regional Con- ference will be held in the Philippines this coming November 6-8, 2017 at SEDA Hotel, Vertis North, Quezon City. The said conference aims to present pa- pers that discuss the myriad paths that can lead to inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustaina- ble cities and human settlements - and will examine the imagined versus the actual city, but more importantly, will lay down the steps, innovative approaches, tools and technologies that can shorten the distance between vision and reality. EAROPH is an international non-government and multi- sectorial organization that brings together the private, public and academic sector to foster the exchange of insights and experienc- es among countries in the EAROPH region. EAROPH pro- motes excellence in planning, development and management as well as consolidate and continuously promote the provision for better quality of life and sustainability of Human Settlements. The EAROPH region covers countries in Asia, Australasia and the Pacific region and was officially inaugurated in 1960. It gained its Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) status from the United Nations (UN) through its then parent organisation, the International Federation of Housing and Planning (IFHP) and today the EAROPH secretariat is in Kuala Lumpur, after it moved from India in 1978. Past UAP National President Arch. Edric Marco C. Florenti- no is currently the President of EAROPH Philippines. For more information about the conference, visit the official website of EAROPH Philippines. (Courtesy, UAP Website)

UAP Mourns Passing of Arch. Fidel Jose Siapno The United Architects of the Philip- pines

UAP Mourns Passing of Arch. Fidel Jose Siapno

The United Architects of the Philip- pines (UAP) is mourning the loss of Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture (PRBoA) Member Architect Fidel Jose R. Siapno, FUAP, AA, EUAP who died on Saturday, September 16. The finalized wake and cremation for Arch. Fidel Siapno was at St. Peter Chapel along Quezon Avenue, Que- zon City, including the Body viewing last Sept. 18, Cremation and Urn view-

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UIA announces World Architecture Day Theme The International Union of Archi- tects (UIA) representing more

UIA announces World Architecture Day Theme

UIA announces World Architecture Day Theme The International Union of Archi- tects (UIA) representing more than

The International Union of Archi- tects (UIA) representing more than one million architects worldwide, announces the theme of the World Architecture Day (WAD) 2017 “Acting Against Climate Change!” The threat of climate change is real. Rapid urbanization and building devel- opments are increasing our fuel energy consumption and greenhouse gas emis- sion. The UIA supports every initiatives following the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement to combat the impact of climate change on the envi- ronment and humanity. It calls upon all architects and architecture organiza- tions in the world to mobilize efforts to respond to these initiatives. The UIA Members worldwide will, on 2nd October, celebrate their achievements and visions of architec- ture that is responsible, innovative and enriching communities. The UIA will participate and sup- port the events in COP 23 in Bonn, Germany on 6-17 November 2017 and the World Urban Forum 9 in Kuala Lumpur on 7-13 February 2018 to promote Climate Change Action.

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Philippines, Arch. Siapno served as Chapter President twice of UAP Legazpi Chapter, in 1980 and 1987, and was on the UAP National Board as District Director in 1984. In 2005, he was appointed as a member of the Nominations Com- mittee and as Chairperson of the ComElec. He has been awarded and conferred as Fellow of UAP, ASEAN Archi- tect and as Member EMERITUS. UAP National President Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha said that “it is with deep sadness that we learned today of the passing of Architect the entire UAP Organization and Family joins the bereaved family in sadness, grief and mourns to the loss of one of our dearest members. You will never be forgotten”. In his message, UAP Secretary General Arch. Heray said that “Arch. Siapno’s career spans almost half a century and made an indelible mark on the architecture profession. Our hearts go out to his family, friends, and former col- leagues. Arch. Siapno leaves us too soon, and with so much to work on and discuss, but all of us in UAP are better for his friendship and his service”. (Courtesy, UAP-KYP)

 

ing on Sept. 19, until his ashes were transferred to Legazpi City on Sept. 20. Urn viewing and burial mass soon followed at St. Peter Chapel-Legazpi. His ashes were interred at the Bicol Memorial Park Ceme- tery on Sept. 23. Arch. Siapno was a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas (UST). He considered establishing the College of Architecture and Fine Arts at the Aquinas University of Legazpi City, being his best contribution to the architectural profession; he served as its first Dean from 1982 to 1985, and served two (2) more terms in 1989 to 1997. He retired from teaching after 30 years of continued service in the academe. His greatest achievement was having mentored more than 200 practicing architects in the Bicol Region and all over the country and abroad especially in Asia and the Middle East. An active member of the United Architects of the

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They will also organize another CPD Seminars on October 28 and November 18, 2017 in collaboration with various Districts and Chapters of the UAP. All of these are noteworthy efforts and I sincerely thank you for your contin- ued support over the first quarter of my present administration. Let us work together and make this

 

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do A. Arante, School Principal; Hon. Noel A. Mar- tinez, Hon. Cyril Malinao and Hon. Eric Butalid, Chairpersons of Barangay 52, 54 and 53, respec- tively; Mr. Hector Go, Project Coordinator; several officers and members of UAP Regional District C- 3; and the whole school community. San Fernando Central Elementary School is a public elementary school located at Cor. Real and Lukban Street, Barangay 54, Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines.

PROFESSIONAL EXCEL-

LENCE AND ADVANC- ING THE CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL DEVEL- OPMENT OF ARCHI- TECTS

PROVIDE SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF QUALI- TY CPD SEMINARS AND LEARNING MOD-

ULES FOR THE ARCHITECT'S CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOP- MENT

Arch. Patrick N. Rodriguez, Chair of the Commit- tee on Young Architects and Committee on Heritage Conservation, and Arch Jason B. Portem, Chair of the Committee on Architectural Heritage and Conser- vation, joined forces in organizing the HERITAGE 101: Seminar Workshop on Architectural Herit- age Conservation for Young Architects on Octo- ber 12-14, 2017 (First Leg) at the Centennial Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Phase IV, Marikudo Street, Alta Tierra Subdivision, Jaro, Iloilo City This seminar aims to provide sufficient amount of quality CPD seminars and learning modules for the architects' continuing professional growth and devel- opment. The Special Committee on Design-Build Services, headed by Arch. Donato B. Magcale spearheaded several CPD Seminars concerning Design-Build Services to disseminate information about the prac- tice of Design-Build Services as a specialized field of practice in the realization of the project and as a method of project delivery in accordance with the Standards of Professional Practice (SPP) 207.

fiscal year a more productive and successful one as we are guided by the principles of UNITY, ACCOUNT- ABILITY and PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE. We always remember that our service is a BLESSING.

It is my renewed appreciation for the special love of so many of us for our Organization.

for the special love of so many of us for our Organization. Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha,
for the special love of so many of us for our Organization. Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha,

Arch. Guillermo H. Hisancha,

FUAP, APEC Ar., ASEAN Ar., DFRIA

UAPNational President

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UAP, NCDA Join Hands in Celebration of the NDPR Week 2017

by Arch. Elise Sophia Francisco, UAP

What does it mean by "universal design" and "accessibility"? Who are the stakeholders? Should we be con- cerned? In commemoration of the 39th National Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation (NPDR) Week, the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) joined together with the United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) and Architects for Accessibil- ity (AFA) in bringing local persons with disability (PWD) champions among the few who can best repre- sent and remind if not impart the universal design consciousness to our primary regulating bodies which are the local government units (LGUs) through a seminar entitled "Foundation of Accessibility and Universal Design for Government Buildings" held last July 28, 2017 in UAP Headquarters, Quezon City. "Empathy" as defined is "the ability to understand and share the feelings of another." Guest speakers would always mention, "what about us?" to reiterate emphasis on empathy - with common aspira- tion for inclusion and independ- ence, in a world full of opportuni- ties. Among our local PWD champions were: a) our renowned blind architect, Jaime Silva, chairman of the UAP Committee on Accessibility, b) Ms. Carmen Zubiaga, NCDA Officer in-charge, and c) Archi- tect Erico Abordo, co-founder of AFA. The auditorium was filled with 134

co - founder of AFA. The auditorium was filled with 134 The National Council on Disability
co - founder of AFA. The auditorium was filled with 134 The National Council on Disability

The National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) Officer in-charge Hon. Carmen Zubiaga (center) joins the rest of guests and participants of the seminar entitled, “Foundation of Accessibility and Universal Design for Govern- ment Buildings” held at Teatro Arkitekto, UAP headquarters.

participants comprising of the organizers from NCDA, UAP, and AFA, including representatives of the Metro Manila Mayors, Building Officials, and District Engineers from Department of Public Works and Highways - National Capital Region (DPWH-NCR), representatives from Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA), and PWD groups in Metro Manila. The organizers hopes to see much improvement in the implementation of the Batas Pambansa (BP344) or Accessibility Law as they continue to pursue their advocacy through influence on greater audience. As Zubiaga would say, "a world that is accessi- ble is a world for all, not only for PWDs but includ- ing children and the aging population; at least eve- ryone ages, why wait for it, when you can do it

least eve- ryone ages, why wait for it, when you can do it now." Established in

now." Established in 2016, Architects For Accessibil- ity (AFA) is a sub-group of the UAP-Quezon City Central chapter, and has since, been active in pro- motion of universal accessibility and design by support of the NCDA and through coordination with various Chapters and Committees under the UAP, as well as other entities such as Local Gov- ernment Units, National Agencies and private establishments. Send us your feedback! Email us at qccentral.uap@gmail.com. Like us on Face- book: “Architects for Accessibility”

@architects4accessibility.

A2B Induction: “Great to be 8” ‘It’s Great to be 8’ is the fitting battle
A2B Induction:
“Great to be 8”
‘It’s Great to be 8’ is the fitting battle cry this Fiscal
Year for UAP District A2b after having a new
chapter added to the ‘Lucky 7’ last Fiscal Year. No
less than the UAP National President Arch.
Guillermo Hisancha inducted the new officers and
directors of the eight chapters under the helm of
incoming District Director Arch. Don De Dios, also
called 5D by his district.
The affair, held last August 5, 2017 at the Widus
Hotel and
Convention
Center in
Clark, Pam-
panga was
well attended
by
the
gra-
cious presence
of
the Profes-
sional Regula-
tions Commissioner (PRC) Hon. Yolanda David
Reyes, who gave such an inspiration to the audience
not missing to express her deep affiliation to the Dis-
Immediate Past A2B District Director Arch. Luz Mangonon-Casipong (5th from Left) and District Director
Arch. Edwin Michael De Dios (4th from Left) join the rest of the members of the District A2B Council.
trict being a well-respected Kapampangan herself.
Other distinguished UAP personalities include Nation-
al Executive Vice President Arch. Benjamin Pangani-
ban, Secretary General Arch. Rene Heray, outgoing
District Director Arch. Luz Mangonon-Casipong and
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RIGHT: (From Left Front Row) Rizal East, Pasig; (From Left Second Row) Rizal Taytay, Greenhills,
RIGHT: (From Left Front Row) Rizal East, Pasig; (From Left Second Row) Rizal Taytay,
Greenhills, Immediate Past District Director, District Director, San Juan Mandaluyong and
Cainta; (From Left Back Row )Deputy District Director, Kalayaan, Marikina and San Juan
Pinaglabanan.
RK100 Begins Year
with Social and
Com Dev’t Events
Rizal-Kalayaan 100 chapter started FY
2017-2018 by sharing their experience
and time through various activities.
Led by chapter president Arch. Gloria
S. Historillo, the officers were invited
to be jury members of a class on Re-

search Methods for Architecture (RMA) of the UST College of Architecture last 1 July 2017. They critiqued and gave recommendations to graduating students with proposals on housing, health facilities and tourism development. Aside from Arch. Historillo, the other officers included Architects Allan James Reyes (immediate past president), Xandra Alejandro (secretary); Jennifer B. Verano and Dong Hun- Lee (director). Arch. Felicisimo A. Tejuco, Jr., past district director of district A-5 and chapter president, also participated in a series of mural paintings of four pumping stations along the Pasig River

paintings of four pumping stations along the Pasig River ABOVE: Some UAP RK100 members and officers
paintings of four pumping stations along the Pasig River ABOVE: Some UAP RK100 members and officers
paintings of four pumping stations along the Pasig River ABOVE: Some UAP RK100 members and officers
paintings of four pumping stations along the Pasig River ABOVE: Some UAP RK100 members and officers

ABOVE: Some UAP RK100 members and officers pose for a ‘groupfie’ upon the finishing of one of the murals; LEFT: Chap- ter President Arch. Gloria Historillo (center, holding ban- ner) joins the rest of the students and faculty at the UST- College of Architecture RMA class.

in Manila from June to September 2017. These in- cluded the stations of Binondo, Quiapo, Arroceros Park and Paco. The painting event is a joint project of Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) and the British Council. One of the accredited partners is One Redesign Manila (One RDM), wherein Arch. Tejuco is a board member. One RDM provided the painting volunteers composed of professionals and students. Incidentally, the chapter celebrated its 13 th anni- versary last 11 August 2017 at Gerry’s Grill along Kalayaan Avenue. Supported by its event partner Boysen, attendees included past presidents, chapter officers and members.

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around area B UAP-Makati Induction of New Officers and Members Lovin’ MC at 40, the ArchiVolution

UAP-Makati Induction of New Officers and Members

Lovin’ MC at 40, the ArchiVolution Grand Premiere

Last July 21, 2017, the UAP Makati Chapter Archimorphosis 2016-2017 bid goodbye and welcomed the ArchiVolution 2017-18 Team with a special event celebration of welcoming our new members, revealing our new set of officers, giving thanks to our loyal members and inspiring pillars and looking back to a great year under Archimorphosis. It was a record-breaking season of renewed legacy and prestige. It was the most anticipated 40th Year Induction of New Members and Officers' Turnover Ceremonies for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 with the theme, "Archivolution: Adapting & Evolving into the Architectural Practice, Now & Beyond!" It's not saying goodbye to “Archimorphosis,” but more of seeing you soon for more, this was a continuation of the Big Changes seen during the last Fiscal Year. Archivolution promises an even more E-xplosive, E-xciting, & Exhilarating season ahead for the Chapter and members. That night, almost 300 members and guests joined in witnessing another level of Change, as the lineup of mind-blowing seminars on how the architectural profession and its services adapt to the changing needs of the

and its services adapt to the changing needs of the RIGHT: The UAP National Board Members
and its services adapt to the changing needs of the RIGHT: The UAP National Board Members

RIGHT: The UAP National Board Members headed by the National Presi- dent, Arch. Guillermo Hisancha (seated, 6th from Left) pose for a group photo with the members and guests of the Induction Night of the UAP Makati Chapter. ABOVE, LEFT: The Honor- able MMDA Chairman Danilo Delapuz Lim (BGen, Ret.) as one of the Special Guests of the Night. ABOVE, RIGHT: Immediate Past Chapter President Arch. Vic Limdico (left) and Chapter Pres. Miko Carandang (right) present a token to Arch. Bobby Mañosa thru Arch. Gelo Mañosa.

a token to Arch. Bobby Mañosa thru Arch. Gelo Mañosa. society and the environment. The special

society and the environment. The special night was graced by inspiring and influential guests, one of whom is the former DENR Secretary and Environmentalist, Ms Gina Lopez through a personal video message of inspiration and love to the Chapter. Back-to-back with another honora- ble personality, no other than the MMDA Chairman, BGen. Danilo Lim, as UAPMC will collaborate with MMDA in the Greening the Metro. The Chapter also welcomed and supported the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) on the “Shoebox Project” for victims and soldiers of the Marawi conflict.

Special tributes were given to one of our prized members, Arch. Francis- co 'Bobby' Mañosa, for his lifelong works and Legacy. The night wouldn’t be complete without the words of encouragement from our 2-time UAP National President, Arch. Guillermo ‘Guimo’ Hisancha. Meanwhile, the Chapter also honored the victorious “B3lympics 2017” delegates for being declared as Co-Champions of the said district sports event held at last May in Dasmariñas City, Cavite. It was the most awaited event of the year as the Archivolution Team prepares for the most explosive events in months to come, at the height of legacy and no other way but to go up. Congratulations UAPMC Archimor- phosis Team for paving the way for CHANGE and congratulations UAPMC Archivolution Team for a most successful grand premiere.

DD Oco Urges Bicol Chapters to Change for the Better by Arch. Kristine Lagman, UAP
DD Oco Urges Bicol
Chapters to Change
for the Better
by Arch. Kristine Lagman, UAP
ABOVE: The attendees of the Joint Induction and Turn-Over Ceremonies of the
District B5 together with the event Guest of Honor, Vice President Leni Robredo.
Naga City -- Arch. Marlo Oco, District Director for B5 urged the UAP Chapters
in Bicol and all over the Philippines to take Architecture profession to the ad-
vanced horizon.
Arch. Oco made the remarks during the UAP Turn-Over Ceremonies and Joint
Induction of Officers and New Members which were attended by 400 delegates at
Villa Caceres Hotel, Magsaysay Avenue in Naga City. Vice-President Ma. Leonor
“Leni” Robredo, who hailed from this city, was the event guest of honor and speaker.
Naga City Mayor Hon. John G. Bongat was also present during the event.
“Unity, Accountability and Professional Excellence” truly reflects our commitment
to virtuosity in whatever endeavours we have, adding “Our passion and strong desire
to change for the better will eventually cascade to a better delivery of service to Bicol
and Beyond, Oco said.
Meanwhile, outgoing Director Arch. Abraham Pena recalled all the landmark
activities implemented during his term and acknowledged all those who worked with
him to support the incoming Director.
Hosted by UAP-Camarines Chapter, the induction was attended by nine chapters
of the districts namely; Daet, Camarines Sur; Iriga; Legazpi; Daraga-Cagsawa;
Tabaco; Sorsogon-Casanggayan; Masbate-Rodeo and Catanduanes Chapter.
The UAP National Officers headed by National President Arch. Guillermo H.
Hisancha led the induction of the District B5 Council, as well as the new members
under the said District. Prior to the event, the National officers were toured to the
world-class tourist destinations of Camarines Sur, like the Camarines Sur Water
Sports Complex, Penafrancia Basilica and Museo ni Jesse Robredo.
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RDC2 HOLDS LUNCHEON MEETING FOR UAP NATIONAL EXECS, LGU SPECIAL GUESTS

Amidst traffic and delayed flights caused by Ironman 70.3 in Cebu City last August 6, 2017, the United Architects of the Philippines - National Board of Directors headed by NP Guillermo Hisancha, FUAP, AA, APEC Ar., DFRIA, with NEVP Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr.,FUAP, AA, APEC Ar., SecGen Renato A. Heray, FUAP, AA, PALA, and Area C VP Moises L. Abellera, UAP, landed safely in the City of Smiles, Bacolod.

A Luncheon Meeting was held to welcome the UAP Na- tional Executives and Arch. Gil Vergara Japitana, UAP, with Special Guests, Hon. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson, Vice-Governor of Negros Occidental, and Hon. Valentino Miguel Alonso (PCL- Negros) at the Ricardo Hall 1 & 2 , L’ Fisher Hotel, 15th Lacson St., Bacolod City for the introduction and pro-

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LEFT: UAP National President Arch. Guillermo Hisancha (2nd from Left), presents the UAP RDC1 Lifetime Achievement Award to Arch. Manuel

Guanzon, FUAP, one of Cebu’s premier architects, on the occasion of the Induction and Turnover Ceremonies of UAP District C1.

UAP District C1 Inducts New District Council & Chapter Officers

By Arch. Karl Aries Emerson F. Cabilao, FUAP

The spacious ballroom of the Waterfront Hotel Lahug turned into a glowing banquet hall fit for the incoming leaders of the United Architects of the Philippines Regional District C1 (UAP RDC1). The new set of UAP RDC1 officers and council members, headed by District Director Emmanuel Cuizon, as well as the officers of the nine chapters of the District were sworned into office. Cuizon takes over the directorship from outgoing district director Augusto Lee. Administering their oaths were the UAP national officers headed by national president Guillermo Hisancha, FUAP, national executive vice president Benjamin Panganiban, Jr., FUAP, secretary general Renato Heray, FUAP and national auditor Eldred Caesar Tan, FUAP. The new chapter officers were led by their respective chapter presi- dents: Armund Claro (UAP Cebu), Valentino Vergara (UAP Rajah Humabon), Zorich Guia (UAP Dumaguete), German Janus Guidaben (UAP Bohol), Elmer Laguna (UAP Datu Lapu Lapu), Elise Demiar (UAP Sugbu), O’neal Aspera (UAP Cebu Leon Kilat), Glicerio Vil- lacorta, Jr. (UAP Metro Cebu) and Rene Perez (UAP Cebu Fort San Pedro). The highlight of the night was the awarding of the UAP RDC1 Lifetime Achievement Award to one of Cebu’s premier architects, Manuel Guanzon, FUAP. Guanzon, whose practice flourished in the 70’s, was known for giving Cebu some of the most notable architec- ture like the Fairmart Shopping Center in Colon, Abacus Building, Pag -Ibig Fund WT Tower and Cebu Parklane International Hotel, among many others. He received the award from the UAP National and Dis- trict leaders with his family looking on. The architects of UAP RDC1, led by the newly-installed officers, are looking forward to a busy year ahead with promoting and strength- ening the profession and organizing and participating in continuing professional development activities.

UAP

NEGRENSE

HOSTS REGIONAL DISTRICT C2 JOINT CHAP-

TER INDUC- TION AND TURN-OVER CEREMONIES

C2 JOINT CHAP- TER INDUC- TION AND TURN-OVER CEREMONIES The UAP Regional District C2 held their

The UAP Regional District C2 held their Joint Chapter Induction and Turn- Over Ceremonies for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 last August 6, 2017 at the La Proa 1 & 2, L'Fisher Hotel, 15th Lacson St., Bacolod City, Negros Occidental hosted by UAP Negrense Chapter spearheaded by Incoming Chapter Presi- dent Rogely R. Gambito-Lora, UAP, together with her Event Committees from the UAP Mt. Kanla-on and UAP Bacolod Chapters. The Theme was "PAGPADAYON: In Continuance for Unity, Accountability and Professional Excellence", coined as such which means to carry on, the act of continuing. It was a newfangled vow and oath for the district, chapter officers and the new members before NP Guillermo Hisancha, FUAP, AA, APEC Ar., DFRIA; NEVP Benjamin K. Panganiban, Jr.,FUAP, APEC Ar., AA; SecGen Renato A. Heray, FUAP, AA, PALA; Area C Vice President Moises L. Abellera, UAP; and Gil Vergara Japitana, UAP for commitment, persistence and promo-

tion of the profession towards local and provincial level. Newly inducted RDC2 District Director was Felipe B. Jocson, UAP together with his appointed district officers which include Jonathan Iral, UAP, Michael Andrew Penalosa, UAP, and Rogely R. Gambito-Lora, UAP as the new Chap- ter Presidents for UAP BAcolod, UAP Mt. Kanla-on and UAP Negrense re- spectively with their Chapter Officers and Special Committees. A Fellowship followed after the Formal Ceremony with Raffle Prizes sponsored by Pacific Paint (Boysen) Phils., Inc. Other Partner Sponsors were Westpoint Industrial Sales, Inc., USG Boral Boards, Acster Marketing, ParexGroup Inc., Colorsteel, Crown Asia Chem. Corp., Phelps Dodge Philippines Energy, Glass Solutions, Inc., Wilcon Home Depot and LDC Refrigeration and Airconditioning Inc.

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UAP Sugbu Welcomes New Members, Adopts a School

By Arch. Karl Aries Emerson F. Cabilao, FUAP

The new UAP Sugbu members, all 55 of them, were given a grand welcome during the chapter’s August general membership meeting (GMM) held at the B|G Hotel along Parkmall Drive, Mandaue City, Cebu. They took their oaths of membership in front of the chapter officers, led by President Elise Demiar, the members and their inducting officer, UAP National Auditor Eldred Caesar Tan, FUAP. The new members immediately experienced the professionally-enriching character of Sugbu GMM’s as they lis- tened and took part in the discus- sions about the architect- engineer relationship as allied professionals in the field of de- sign and construction. On the panel were architect-civil engi- neer “twins” Kelvin and Kris Go as well as UAP Sugbu’s past president and past District C1 Director Emmanuel Jesus Avila, FUAP. The panelists shared their experiences in the practice as fledgling professionals which gave important insights to the new architects in the hall. VP-Operations Neil Menjares and past presi- dent Buck Sia acted as moderators. Just a week after the GMM, UAP Sugbu Chapter headed to Naga City in the southern part of Cebu for its first corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity. The architects visited the Mayana Elementary School, where they donated books, school supplies and a laptop for the school. They then spent the morning re-painting parts of the school building and stage as well as the tables and chairs of the pupils. They also had some time bonding with over 200 young pupils through fun games and activities. The activity, headed by chapter officers Ariane Alix, Steffi Go and Keisha Plaza, was done in coordination with the Lions Club and Davies Paints.

chapter officers Ariane Alix, Steffi Go and Keisha Plaza, was done in coordination with the Lions
done in coordination with the Lions Club and Davies Paints. UAP National President Guillermo H. Hisancha

UAP National President Guillermo H. Hisancha and members of the UAP Nation- al Executive look on as symbolic turning-over of RA 9266 and supporting docu- ments to Hon. Eugenio Jose V. Lacson (Vice Governor- Negros Occidental) and Hon. Valentino Miguel Alonso (PCL-Negros) commenced.

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Private groups and academe collaborated to extend assistance and treats to fire victims of Lower,
Private groups and academe collaborated to extend assistance and treats to fire victims of Lower,
Private groups and academe collaborated to extend assistance and treats to fire victims of Lower,

Private groups and academe collaborated to extend assistance and treats to fire victims of Lower, Matimco, Barangay Subangdaku. The United Archi- tects of the Philippines (UAP) Datu Lapu-lapu Chap- ter headed by Architect Elmer Laguna, Cebu Lumad Lions Club whose President Architect Joseph Judilla is also UAP Datu Lapu-lapu’s Vice President and students of Cebu Technological University volted in to extend and outreach program to the fire victims and the street kids (SKIDS). The activity also was with a major support from Da- vies Paints Philippines, Inc. The group handed over sacks of rice and used clothing to Subangdaku Barangay Captain Hon. Ernie Manatad. Other than that the children were also given various treats as they were served with a sumptuous breakfast and lunch. In between were lessons and games by the CTU students. It was indeed a Sunday well spent for the group, their families and all beneficiaries.

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motion of R.A. 9266 to our provincial and local legislators. A follow–up meet- ing together with the RDC2 District Officers and the LGUs will be synched properly and hopefully, can yield positively with the help from our UAP Exec- utives. A Product Presentation was held by Phelps Dodge Philippines Energy while sumptuous lunch was prepared by Pacific Paint (Boysen) Philippines, Inc.

around area C/D

around area C/D ABOVE: UAP National Executive Vice President Benjamin Panganiban Jr (seated, 3rd from left)

ABOVE: UAP National Executive Vice President Benjamin Panganiban Jr (seated, 3rd from left) joins the officers and members of UAP Metro Cebu on their CPD Seminar held last August 26, 2017 at the Sarossa Hotel, Mabolo, Cebu City.

UAP’S 150TH CHAPTER CHARTERED

IN SOUTHERN MINDANAO

By Arch. Ericson P. Europa, UAP, PIEP UAP North Davao

The United Architects of the Philippines has added anoth- er chapter to its already long roster of local and foreign chapters with the chartering of Sinlayan Dabaw Chapter. The new chapter, belonging to Regional District D1 and based in Davao City, is the UAP’s 150th chapter. The official chartering ceremonies were held at The Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City last August 22,

2017. It was well attended by members of the National Board of Directors, led by UAP National President Guillermo Hisancha, who handed the Certificate of Charter to the chapter’s Charter President Arch. Isidoro Malaque III. Another highlight of the event was the presentation of the Chapter Banner and Gavel by Area

D Vice President Trinidad Saligumba, which was followed by the symbolic lighting of candles by the 38

charter members. Immediately after the chartering rites, the induction of the chapter’s officers took place.

Aside from NP Hisancha and AVP Saligumba, other members of the National Board of Directors who were on hand to witness the momentous occasion were National Executive Vice President Benjamin Panganiban, Secretary General Rene Heray, National Auditor Eldred Caesar Tan, District D1 Director Elwyn Banares, and District D3 Director Albert Rosel. Sinlayan Dabaw Chapter is the 8th chapter in the Davao Region and the 10th

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growing number of new architects in Southern Mindanao, where five architecture schools are located, and added to the fact that Davao City has been made as test- ing venue for the Architecture Licensure Examination.

The chapter’s nomenclature is derived from the local vernacular word, “sinlayan,” which means beacon of light. Since most of its members are faculty

and Masteral students of the University of the Philippine- Mindanao, the name is

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architects and aspiring architects through researches and academic lectures.

architects through researches and academic lectures. District D1. The formation of the group was brought about

District D1. The formation of the group was brought about because of the

line with the chapter’s thrust to be a source of enlightenment and knowledge to

UAP Metro Cebu

Chapter Holds CPD

Seminar

By Arch. Karl Aries Emerson F. Cabilao, FUAP

Just a week after a well-attended and very success- ful seminar organized by the UAP District C1 and the UAP Design Build Services Committee, anoth- er CPD seminar provided architects from this area of the country with an opportunity for professional growth. The one-year-old UAP Metro Cebu Chap- ter, under the leadership of President Glicerio Villacorta, held a CPD Seminar dealing with three important topics last August 26, 2017 at the Saros- sa Hotel, Mabolo, Cebu City. UAP Metro Cebu Chapter invited three accom- plished architects to serve as speakers for their first CPD seminar of the fiscal year. UAP National Execu- tive Vice President Benjamin Panganiban, Jr., FUAP, Arch. Armando Eugene De Guzman, FUAP and Arch. James Jao, FUAP, PIID composed the illustri- ous set of speakers for the whole-day seminar that attracted more than 300 architects inside and outside District C1. Arch. Panganiban talked on the value of CPD for the architects while Arch. De Guzman dis- cussed the details on starting and sustaining the "small practice". Arch. Jao wrapped up the whole-day event with a lecture on how to get published.

whole - day event with a lecture on how to get published. ABOVE-RIGHT: UAP National President
whole - day event with a lecture on how to get published. ABOVE-RIGHT: UAP National President
ABOVE-RIGHT: UAP National President Arch. Guillermo Hisancha (right) received the Plaque of Appreciation from Arch.
ABOVE-RIGHT: UAP National President Arch. Guillermo Hisancha (right) received the Plaque of Appreciation from Arch. Arch. Isidoro Malaque III, Char-
ter President of UAP-Dabaw Sinlayan Chapter. ABOVE: The Charter Members and Officers, the UAP-Sinlayan Dabaw Chapter.

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continuation of cpd seminars november to december 2017

continuation of cpd seminars november to december 2017 *As of October 2017 **Source: CPD Council and
continuation of cpd seminars november to december 2017 *As of October 2017 **Source: CPD Council and

*As of October 2017

**Source: CPD Council and UAP Secretariat

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