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UPAA-HK elects new officers

20 December 2017

A doctor has been elected as the new president of the University of the Philippines Alumni Association in Hong Kong.

Dr. Carlo Mendoza, who works for a private firm in Hong Kong, was elected president during UPAA-HK’s annual general assembly and Christmas party on Dec. 11 at Pier 7 bar in Central.
Outgoing officers turn over the association to the newly-elected leaders.

Elected as vice president was Gelica Lomibao; Ananda Mandalihan, secretary; Klerwin Collado, treasurer; Pam Casequin-Smith, auditor; and Jennifer Paguio, PRO.

The new officers immediately took their oath before the Consulate’s Acting Head of Post, Roderick Atienza, who is himself an alumnus of the state university.

About 40 members of UPAA HK group also used the occasion to celebrate Christmas, and their having recaptured the top prize in the annual “Rambulan” event held among alumni of UP, Ateneo University, De La Salle University, and University of Sto. Tomas.

A minute of silence was called by outgoing president Patrick Angco to pray for the recovery of past president Butch Durias who remains unconscious in hospital in Oroquieta City, following surgery for aneurysm.

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