UPAASF Inducts 2011-12 Officers: A Betan Afternoon

by Gabby Moraleda

[Photos by Cy Abiog]


Some say good things happen in threes. Such was the occasion last November 21, 2010. It was a 3 in 1 event: the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco (UPAASF) held a Thanksgiving celebration, an induction of its 2011-12 officers and launched its Mentoring Program at the Foster City Recreation Center.

For UP Beta Sigmans it was equally a 3 in 1 special Sunday afternoon with Betan officers inducted namely Gabby Moraleda as President and Manolo Banzon, Pogs Gaspay and Vic Gacusan as board members, Brod Pogs Gaspay as the Service and Leadership Awardee and lively Betan music by the Band of Brothers on their first public appearance.

In attendance were 100 guests of which 30 were Beta Sigmans. Consul General Marciano Paynor administered the oath of office while the guest speaker was Dr. Luis Ma. Calingo, Executive Vice President of the Dominican University and a former staff of Brod Teddy Rey, Jr. at FSDC and MHS. He encouraged everyone to be a mentor to young Fil-Am kids.

Cy was able to take a few photos. Here are some of them to enjoy.


UP Alumni Association of San Francisco (UPAASF)



         UPAASF President Gabby Moraleda & Cy Abiog                       Service and Leadership Awardee Dr. Pogs & May Gaspay


Dr. Luis Calingo among Betan friends


Band of Brothers at Foster City sunset



Band of Brothers play on as Vic & Nella Gacusan, Boy Ramos & Gene Samson walk in



    l-r: ErnieT, WinstonA, GabbyM, JohnnyR, NolB & DingC.       Seated: ErnieT & JohnnyS. Standing: FredA, JohnnyR, Eric & LitaP.


UP Beta Sigma NorCal table




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