Betan Picture-an VII

(to contribute, email pictures with comments/captions to: nmbituin@gmail.com, tatang_up@hotmail.com)

 

 

 

This picture is from Vee de Vera of San Francisco, CA.

 

75 for Vee aka Jogs -- Vee de Vera, 8/14/22.

 

 

These pictures are from Edwin Acuña of Calgary, AB.

 

Sharing pictures of Brod Chito Reynoso’s recent visit to Calgary. Chito was the GP of UPLB in 1987-88.

 -- Edwin Acuña, 8/08/22.

 


L-R: Benjon Barachina, Chito Reynoso, Janus Rojo, Chris Mateo, Dennis Punzalan, and Charly Medilo.

 

 

L-R: Charly Medilo, Chito Reynoso, Noli Nolasco, Edwin Acuña, and Chris Mateo.
 


Chito and family at the house of Dennis and Celia Punzalan.

 

This picture is from Carlo Malabanan of Nashville, TN.

 

UPLB Brods at Houston Frat Ball, 7/09/22: Carlo Malabanan, Marvic Pacoma, Art de Vera, Val Palattao and Nestor Lawas.

 

 

This picture is from Jim Gonzalvo of Indianapolis, IN.

 

Jim Gonzalvo'70 & wife Teresa and Ding Dia'54 & wife Fe meet in NYC at Phil. Nurses Assn. of America, 7/08/22. 

 

 

These pictures are from John Antig of Covina, CA. 

 

Celebrating Danny Galoso's b'day at Boy Pantig's in Encinitas, CA, 7/08/22.  Seated: NormB, BoyP, JohnA, TitoG and DanG.

 

 

This picture is from Edwin Garrido of Las Vegas, NV.

 

The two Edwin's in UP Beta Sigma meet in Calgary after

42 years - Edwin Acuña'76 and Edwin Garrido'78.

 

 

These pictures are from Gerard Alo of RP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        

 

 

 

This picture is from Gabby Moraleda of Foster City, CA.

 

"Brod Rolly Balingit 69a, living in Beaumont, CA is hosted dinner by UP North brods (L-R Eric Punzalan, Dave Villegas, Ding Cavestany

 and Gabby Moraleda) at Isla Restaurant. Rolly, Ding and Gabby are graduates of UP Prep High School. Rolly accompanied his daughter,

Kate, who moved over from Israel to the South Bay. He signified his intention to be a  member of the chapter and immediately paid his

 membership  dues for 2022. We expect to see more of him as he plans to visit his daughter regularly. Cheers." -- Gabby, 4/08/22

 

 

This picture is from Antonio Sarrosa of RP.

 

SOX Assembly with Brod/Usec Pikoy Cascolan at MGBK Koronadal - 4/06/22.

 

 

This picture is from Carlo Malabanan of Nashville, TN.

 

Beta Sigma Pampanga Assembly "Buhay Sigla" Project led by Bernie Bituin, UPLB'74 - 4/05/22.

 

 

This picture is from Manny Balangue of RP.

 

A get-together at the office of DENR Sec Brod Jim Sampulna with Brods Cong. Mat Defensor,

Usec Rene De Rueda, Asec Manny Balangue and Usec Jonas Leones. - 4/02/22

 

 

These pictures are from Bong Beredo of Stockton, CA and Joey Zulueta of RP.

 

 

UPD Batch 73B (7 of the 14 batchmates) celebrating our 49th Anniversary - April 1, 1973 Wounded Knee Batch.

 Top left to right: Bong Beredo, George Abrina, Bubot Morata, Joey Zulueta, Jun Valenzuela, Dave dela Torre, Hec San Juan!!!

Cheers Batskas. -- Bong Beredo 3/31/22

"Mabuhay ang UP Beta Sigma Batch 73B "Wounded Knee" sa aming 49th a
nniv.

Walang kupas at walang kasing sayang kapatiran magpa-hanggang ngayon." -- Joey Zulueta 4/01/22

 

 

 

This picture is from Butch Madarang of RP.

 

"Batch 75A Feb 8, 47th Anniv YahubaM.

 Cheers!" -- Butch Madarang 2/08/22

 

 

These pictures are from Gerard Alo of RP.

 

UPBSF 72-A REDSKINS
"Batchmates - Dante Fagar, Bobby Navarro and Nowell Rivera dropped by with bottles of wine and matching pulutan for a ceremonial toast." -- Gerard Alo, 2/05/22

 

 

These pictures are from Gabby Moraleda of Foster City, CA.

 

Harlean, widow of Bobby Pascual, UPD'68 (right pic, 3rd left) invites UP North family in their Salinas house for Bobby's birthday - 3/27/22.

 

Celebrating Kiko Delmendo, UPD'72 (standing leftmost) birthday - 3/19/22.

 

 

This picture is from Gerard Alo of RP.

 

19th anniversary of UPD 2003 Gattaca: Brods Miguel, Reynan, Edwin and Don - 3/16/22. 

 

 

This picture is from Norman Bituin of West Covina, CA.

 

UPD'65 Black Saints get-together at Norman's - 3/12/22.

Brods: Tony Martin, Dan Galoso, Norm Bituin, Dante Morales, Tito Garcia, Jimmy de Luna and Elmor Villanueva. 

Ladies: Mildred Wico, Leti de Luna and Siony Villanueva.

 

 

These pictures are from John Antig of Azusa, CA.

 

Ed Rivera, UPD'68, invites UP SoCal to observe wife Zeni's first death anniversary at his Fullerton, CA house - 3/06/22.

 

 

This picture is from Nick Galvez of NJ.

 

Visiting Jun and Ching Gomez in Gainesville, Florida - 2/27/22.

 

 

This picture is from Antonio Sarrosa of RP.

 

First SOCSKSARGEN Regional Assembly Meeting, South Cotobato - 2/26/22.

 

 

These pictures are from Manuel Balangue of RP.

 

Zamora Course, Puerto Azul, Cavite - 2/25/22.

 

 

 

This picture is from Gabby Moraleda of Foster City, CA.

 

Birthday of Gene Samson'66 (seated in blue shirt) at Grand Palace Restaurant, SF - 2/20/22.

 

 

This picture is from Alan Batallones of RP.

 

Birthday of Dan "Wowie" Bautista'73 (middle) in RP - 2/18/22.

 

 

This picture is from Ross Fernando of RP.

 

Birthday of  Claro Santamaria'68 (in red shirt) in RP - 2/14/22.

 

 

This picture is from Butch Madarang of RP.

 

UPD'75A "Guardian of the Hades" 47th anniversary in RP - 2/08/22.

 

 

This picture is from Gabby Moraleda of Foster City, CA.

 

UPBSF Prez Atty. Peter Danao'92 (seated, leftmost) visit in SF - 2/06/22.

 

 

This picture is from Norm Bituin of West Covina, CA.

 

UPBSF Prez Atty. Peter Danao'92 (seated, top left) visit in LA - 2/02/22.

 

 

This picture is from Jojo Alejar of RP.

 

Brods Dr.Noneng Monroy, Meng Canlas, Jojo Alejar & Lito Baron with Cavite Assembly Brods/Officers

 yesterday (1/29/22) in cool Indang, Cavite. Cheers!

 

 

These pictures are from Gerard Alo of RP.

 

"With the woman who is mother to four (4 ) UP Beta Sigmans and one UPLB Sigma Beta child (Evie Alo).
Falling in love is easy but staying in love for 44 years is special. Love at first sight and staying stronger." - Gerard

 

 

These pictures are from Manny Balangue of RP.

 

Almost! Hole-in-one by Brod Lakan this afternoon at hole #4, South Course, Valley Golf Club (1/25/22). And he eventually won our two-flight

tournament with (l-r): Boyet Fernandez, Kim Cabatit, Raffy Hidalgo, Ed Abon, Nilo Punzalan, Mon Paje, Manny Balangue and Lakan Fonacier.

 

 

These pictures are from JojoAlejar of RP.

 

Blood donation project, Batangas Assembly & Corachea Hosp & PRC, Jan 22-23, 2022.

Led by Brod Doctors Milvin Ambal’90, DLSU Dasma; Ogee Corachea’96 FEU; GP Eric Velecina’90s LB.


 

This picture is from Jito Arreza of RP.

 

Brods express their condolences to Nilo Punzalan on the passing of Tita.

 L-R: Jito Arreza, Nilo Punzalan and Edlin de Laza.

 

 

This picture is from Facebook @updbetasigma · Sorority & Fraternity.

 

 

 

 

These pictures are from Salvador "Bajour" Curameng of RP.

 

 

"Dear Brods,

 

Please allow me of taking the liberty of appealing on behalf of our dearest Brod Greg Banacia (Batch ‘68 UP Diliman) who will be undergoing a procedure to replace/upgrade his Pacemaker this 27 December 2021. He has been diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (blockage of 3 of his arteries).

This procedure will be costly and our dear Brod is hard pressed at this time. Brod Greg was very reluctant to seek assistance from our brethren but I convinced him to allow me to appeal to all of you who are willing to contribute any amount and to kindly send directly to his wife's Gcash -#09228442633 ARACELI F. BANACIA Pls post here your Gcash remittance receipt.

The LORD GOD Almighty bless all of you and may all have a blessed Merry Christmas !!!"

 

Salvador Curameng

 

"Successful operation!!!! Thanks be to God!! Thank you so much dear brods for all your help. We appreciate it! I was wheeled into a very beautiful, high end O.R. of METRO NORTH...ang name nya is METRO HEART with about ten attending heart medical practitioners at about 8.am...and the whole procedure was finished at abt 9am...very smooth..back into my room abt 10am had a light breakfast...then nakatulog na ako...woke up at abt 3:45 pm..had my lunch of YANG CHOW fried rjce and pork asado, from LIDO RESTO...Am now watching T.V....muli, BRODS, Utang na LOOB KO UNA TO SOMEBODY UP THERE SA INYO mga BRODS sa BETA SIGMA and to my FAMILY ang SUCCESS NG HEART PACEMAKER OPERATIONS KO...MARAMI PONG SALAMAT."

 

greg t. bañacia... 12/27

 

This picture is from Butch Madarang of RP.

 

"Alay ng Kapatiran sa Inang Kalikasan" - Robbie Feliciano and Butch Madarang.

 

 

These pictures are from Jojo Alejar of RP.

 

 

Brod Dr. Hermogenes "Noneng" Monroy, Awardee for Knights of the Knife Philipppine College of Surgeons.

 

 

These pictures are from Bernie Bantegui of RP.

 

Bernie Bantegui (2nd left) visiting in San Francisco with UP North brods - Dec. 2021.

 

Bernie & Bing Bantegui visiting in Rocklin with Ike & Tanya Araneta and Willie & Tess Vergara - Dec. 2021.

 

 

This picture is from Butch Madarang of RP.

 

"Happy Bday Blessings & Cheers, Brodee NA Prez Ben Albarece (center)! Mabuhay ka!" - Butch

 

 

This picture is from Gabby Moraleda of Foster City, CA.

 

Cheers to 82nd b'day of Brod Dominador "Boy" Ramos, UPD'57 (front, middle).

 

 

This picture is from Gerard Alo of RP.

 

"Happy Birthday UP Beta Sigma 72A Redskins Dante Fagar!" - Gerard

 

 

This picture is from Nap Cruz of RP.

 

“Thank you, brothers, for your birthday greetings. My daughter’s

 family visited me and I met my 8-month old grandson for the first

 time. The best birthday gift so far! Cheers!” - Cris Michelena

 

 

This picture is from Lakan Fonacier of RP.

 

Rico Arranz Golf Fellowship: "Thank you to all donors/sponsors. Cheers." - Lakan

 

 

This picture is from Norm Bituin of West Covina, CA.

 

Zeni's (+) birthday/remembrance at Ed Rivera's home, with UP SoCal

 

 

These pictures are from Jojo Alejar and Peter Danao of RP.

 

"SIGNS THAT THINGS ARE SLOWLY GETTING BACK TO NORMAL"

 

"Quorum na tonite, cheers! with Brod BennA @Victoria, Tarlac"

 

"Kami rin"

 

 

These pictures are from Gerard Alo of RP.

 

 

 

In 2003, brod Dan Lachica, then head of UPBSF Metro Chapter, recruited a member of the UP Varsity Track and field team, freshman Miguel Alo.

Miguel and other resident brods trained in Karate and Tetada Kalimasada under Johnny Chiuten, Jopet Laraya, and Ollie Jumao-as.

He became a 2-term Grand Princep (2007-2009). The number of resident brods grew from 12 to 54 by the end of his 2-year term (madali mag recruit noon dahil panalo sa mga rumble). Seriously, because of the support of many alumni brods - Johnny Chiuten, Jopet Laraya, Ollie Jumao-as, Dan Lachica, Ruben Pascual, Mon Paje, Noli Nolasco, Joel Paredes, Norman Bituin, Noel Rivera, Walter Navarro, the OBBF brods, Mars Robosa, Noneng Monroy, Willie Vergara, Joe Diaz, Butch Madarang, Jojo Alejar, Freddy Fajardo, Ick Angeles, Caloy Agulto, Jay-jay, and many, many more.

After college, Miguel became a National Athlete. He was a Palarong Pambansa champion in freestyle Roman wrestling.

Miguel was among the pioneers in Philippine mixed martial arts (URCC). He is a graduate in Materials Engineering and in IT Network and Systems Administration.

Cheers to my son, Miguel, my fraternity brother and gentle warrior on his 37th birthday!

 

*Web note: click to read "The Fighting Alos" (by Gerard Alo, May 15, 2012 ).

 

 

 

These pictures are from Manny Balangue of RP.

 

Brods, L-R: Mon Paje, Mat Defensor and Manny Balangue.

 

Birthday (Sep. 23) of Atty. Mat Defensor, UPD'61, at Valley Golf. Mat blows b'day cake candle at Hole #14 teahouse.

 

 

This picture is from Jim Gonzalvo of Carmel, Indiana.

 

Happy 88th birthday (Sept. 8, 2021), Brod Orly!!

Virginia Beach meeting of UPLB Betans in 2015 or 2016

 L-R: Orly Sacay, Ed Quisumbing, Jim Gonzalvo and Mar Aspiras (host).

 

 

This picture is from Gerard Alo of RP.

 

 

September 7 is memorable to me.
33 years ago, we had our 3rd son, CHARLES MARVIN SJ. ALO - who grew up to become a UP Beta Sigman and Grand Princep in Diliman and a mixed martial artist following the footsteps of his kuya.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHAV, my son, my fraternity brother!!

He fought and won twice in the UPBSF BATTLE ROYALE MMA event in UP Los Baños

On behalf of my son, UPBSF Brother, CHAV, I thank all for the special wishes and greetings. Chav is not in this chat group and is living a quiet life in a small farm in Zambales with wife and daughter.

Cheers!

 

Gerard Alo
 

 

These pictures are from Norman Bituin of West Covina, CA.

 

 

Betan get-together at Judge Rey's condo in downtown Chicago.

 

 

This picture is from Manny Balangue of RP.

 

75th Anniversary Golf Fellowship - Valley Golf North Course, July 9, 2021

 

 

This picture is from Boyet Fernandez of RP.

 

The artist, Boy Luna'73, and we're guessing the winning bidder/owner, Atty. Boyet Fernandez'69.

 

 

This picture is from Gilbert Sison of RP.

 

Congrats & Cheers - Danilo Si, UPD'08!!

 

Flashback: 2009  Brotherhood of Scholars Program

 

 

These pictures are from Dr. Ed Paz of RP.

 

 

Brod Dr. Fritz Alfonso Tamaran (see Betan seal on his gown) is the first RP health worker to receive Covid vaccine.

 

 

These pictures are from Manny Balangue of RP.

 

Members of UP Beta Sigma Golf Society at Ayala Greenfields Golf and Country Club - Feb. 26, 2021

 

Gulp at the 19th hole

 

 

 

These pictures are from Manny Balangue of RP.

 

 

UP Beta Sigma Golf Society

Kneeling: Manny Gomez, Alan Montecastro, Berns Palang, Jerry Bongco, Jay Policarpio and Leo Robel.

Standing: Ross Fernando, Lakan Fonacier, Raffy Hidalgo, Ed Abon, Nilo Punzalan, Kim Cabatit,

Jito Arreza, Jason Justo, RioVenturanza, Peter Danao and Chris Ofrin.


 

This picture is from Caloy Agulto of RP.

 

Big get-together for Chicago visitor, Lem Michelena, 2nd right - 2/23/20.

 

 

This picture is from Roy Antonio of Loma Linda, CA.

 

GP John Antig (2nd right), in meeting 2/22/20 at Roy's, will announce UP SoCal Frat Ball details soon.

 

 

This picture is from Gabby Moraleda of Foster City, CA.

 

Gene Samson, 2nd right, celebrates b'day at his new house in Manteca, CA - 2/22/20.

 

 

This picture is from Joel Paredes of RP. 

 

LA visitors, Aman Carolino (leftmost) and Ed Rivera (2nd right), are warmly received and treated out - 2/21/20.

 

 

This picture is from Kim Cabatit of RP. 

 

GOLFERS ALL. "Happy Birthday Brod Nilo (Punzalan, 2nd right), the newest super senior!! He he he." - Kim, 2/20/20.

 

 

These pictures are from Gabby Moraleda of Foster City, CA.

 

   

UP North b'day celebrants including Dr. Cecilio Felix'51 DVM with chum Atty. Dave Villegas'55 (in red jacket) -2/09/20.

 

 

These pictures are from Bajour Curameng and Butch Madarang of RP.

 

 

Brods greet 2020 with a drop-in lunch and fellowship with Cris Michelena. Happy New Year!

 

 

This picture is from Victor Ramos of RP.

 

The Ancheta brothers, Brandy'61 and Lerio'62, in Pangasinan for a family reunion

visit Vic Ramos' "Paradise Farm" in Natividad, Pangasinan - Dec. 2019. 

 

*Web note: For more on Vic's farm, pls. read back the two articles below:

1. "A Symphony of Trees in Pangasinan" (in Chapters>Central>Updates); and

2. "Paradise on Earth" (in Travelogue).

 

 

This picture is from Jojo Alejar of RP.

 

 

 

 

These pictures are from Joel Paredes and Carlos Agulto of RP.

 

Edsel Arceo'73 get-together at PAGES Shangrila - 9/14/19

 

 

 

 

 

These pictures are from Jojo Alejar and Butch Madarang of RP.

 

Bajour Curameng'70 birthday celebration at home - 9/12/19

 

 

 

 

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