UPAA-Davao proclaim new directors

Written by Rene Estremera. Posted in Alumni

The UP Alumni Association Davao (UPAAD) counted ballots, proclaimed new directors, held an online general assembly (GA), and elected officers, on 29 May 2021. UP Mindanao Chancellor Larry Digal administered the Oath of Office to the new directors.  

Proclaimed as new directors were Trixia Mona T. Abad, Muhammad Monzer D. Abpi, Ramon Alfredo "R.A." de la Cruz, Gayedelle "Gaye" V. Florendo, and Renato "Jet" D. Rayel Jr. Re-elected were Precious Ann "Apple" A. Legario and Bai Ashrafia A. "Toie" Biruar-Mitmug. "For the first time in UPAAD history, a majority, six of the seven newly-elected directors, are UP Mindanao graduates!" said past president Sebastian "Angie" Angliongto.    

The new directors join incumbent directors Antoinette Principe-Castrodes, also a UP Mindanao graduate, Nap Concepcion, Rene Estremera, Marianne Esther "Maris" Aniceto-Guinomla, Roberto "Bo" Puentespina, Pedro "Bogs" Quitain III, and Marie Glenn Cedeno-Sorila in the UPAAD board, together with ex-officio directors Ramon Bien (UP Los Banos Alumni Association-Davao), Krishna Hernandez (UP Mindanao Alumni Association), immediate past president Sherwin Ramos, and UP Mindanao Chancellor Larry Digal. 

Before administering the Oath of Office to the new board, Chancellor Larry took the opportunity to share updates from UP Mindanao. He reported on the prospective colleges for human kinetics, medicine, and engineering, the upcoming additional degree programs, and the health, innovation, sports, and bio-cultural initiatives. He, likewise, said possible sites for UPAAD's Bahay Alumni on campus have been identified and invited the UPAAD officers to schedule a meeting. 

After Sir Larry administered the Oath of Office to the directors, outgoing president Sherwin delivered the president's and treasurer's end-of-term reports, and outgoing secretary Toie presented the board resolutions, all of which were ratified in the GA. A video of the alumni performing a dance ended the GA on a high note. Chairperson Nap, in his closing remarks, said "fun" is what makes the UPAAD run. 

Seen attending the GA were Danny Abad, Angie Angliongto, Benny Corcolon, John Gaisano, Khalil Guinomla, Joel Laserna, and Phoebe Nemenzo, among others.

After the GA, the Board met to elect officers and make plans. Sir Nap was re-elected as chairperson, and Bogs was elected president, Maris as VP, R.A. and Gaye as Secretary and Asst. Secretary, respectively, Mona and Monzer as Treasurer and Asst. Treasurer, respectively, and Jet as Internal Auditor.

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