The UP Pharmacy Alumni Association

The UP Pharmacy Alumni Association (UPPhAA) is the official alumni association of the UP College of Pharmacy with the following objectives:

  1. To provide strong support for programs and projects of the College that will benefit the students, faculty and administrative staff (eg. annual undergraduate scholarships and/or research grants; sponsorship of faculty members’ fees to professional organizations; financial assistance to administrative staff; fund-raising activities such as “Alay Mula sa Puso” in 2007 and College Centennial Celebration in 2011);
  2. To act as link between the College and its Alumni in pursuing worthy endeavors of the Pharmacy profession (eg. participation in the various activities of the Philippine Pharmacists Association, Professional Regulatory Board of Pharmacy, Philippine Food and Drug Administration and other professional organizations/institutions);
  3. To create programs that will promote and sustain camaraderie, coordination and continuing education among alumni and friends (eg. annual homecoming and reunion; social events such as fun-run, concerts, movie premieres).

The UPPhAA is a family of excellent achievers, proactive leaders in nation-building and healthcare reforms, dedicated and service-oriented professionals, active mentors and benevolent alumni. Through the years, the UPPhAA donates funds for the construction or renovation of classrooms and laboratories at the UP College of Pharmacy. It also produces topnotchers in the Philippine Licensure Examination for Pharmacists coupled with the consistent 100% passing rate. Members of the UPPhAA are the excellent mentors of future pharmacy practitioners as exemplified by their innovations in translational research, for their dynamic leadership in professional associations and for being agents of positive change in their respective fields of pharmacy practice.

For these achievements, the UPPhAA was awarded by the UP Alumni Association as the 2015 UPAA Distinguished Service Award for an Alumni Chapter during the 2015 UP General Alumni Homecoming and Reunion. The said award was a testament of the dedication of the leaders and members of the UPPhAA in giving back to the College and advancing the ideals of the University in these changing times.

Officers and Board of Directors

President | Paul Marvin T. Quizon, BSP 2005, MS(IP) 2011

Executive Vice President | Ma. Rosario L. Bautista-Barangan, BSIP 1985, MS(IP) 2005

Vice President for International Affairs | Gia Marie L. Bagarino-De Guzman, BSP 1989

Secretary | Carmela D. Barcelona, BSP 2002

Assistant Secretary | Nikolai Thadeus Q. Mappatao, BSIP 2016

Treasurer | Bienvenido S. Balotro, BSIP 1981, MS(IP) 2010

Assistant Treasurer | Edwin C. Ruamero, Jr., BSIP 2009

Auditor | Regina S. Obligacion, BSP 1981

Public Relations Officer | Ihris Jay B. Terrado, BSP 2014

Board Directors |

Geraldine G. Agcaoili-Cuanzon, BSIP 1992

Willison John E. De Luna, BSP 2011

Hazel Faye N. Ricaforte-Docuyanan, BSP 1991, MS(HP) 2005

Hon. Anthony Aldrin C. Santiago, BSP 1991

Kate Angeline G. Tan, BSP 2014

Bea Katrina N. To, BSIP 2016

Immediate Past President | Reynaldo Maxlito H. Umali, BSIP 1969

Ex-Officio Members

President Emeritus | Fredesvinda M. Almeda-Consunji, BSP 1946

Past President | Atty. Froilan A. Bagabaldo, BSIP 1981

Deans |

Dr. Monet M. Loquias, BSP 1994

Dr. Imelda G. Peña, BSIP 1984, MS(IP) 1994

Prof. Jocelyn S. Bautista-Palacpac, BSIP 1988, MS(IP) 1997

Dr. Yolanda R. Robles, BSP 1984

Prof. Leticia-Barbara Bañez-Gutierrez, BSP 1956 (mcl)

Alumni Relations Officer | Ethel Andrea C. Ladignon, BSP 2009, MS(IP) 2017