Three prominent UP alumni awardees for 2016 have been tapped as resource speakers to tackle the new agenda for peace and development in the Philippines during the UP Alumni Council Forum “Tungo sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran (Towards Peace and Development)” at the Bahay ng Alumni in Diliman on Friday morning, June 24th, just a few days before the country ushers in a change in leadership.
This event is part of the Homecoming Week activities with the central theme “Walang Humpay ang Tagumpay (Never-ending Success and Achievements) organized by the UP Alumni Association (UPAA) headed by Atty. Ramon M. Maronilla. Highlights include a dinner in honor of the awardees hosted by UP President Fred Pascual on June 22nd, UP Alumni Council Forum on June 24th, and UP General Alumni Homecoming on June 25th, where 55 alumni awardees selected from seven UP constituent campuses will be recognized.
Amina Rasul-Bernardo, this year’s UPAA Most Distinguished Alumna, will speak on “Peace, Security, and Development”; while Dr. Dante M. Velasco, Distinguished Alumnus in Communication, will discuss “Communicating Your Agenda in State and Corporate Governance under a Climate of Freedom’; and finally Dr. Cornelio G. Banaag, Jr., Lifetime Distinguished Service Awardee, will delve on “Urbanization and Communication Technology: Impact on Child Development.”
From these three presentations, the UPAA Board will draft resolutions to be submitted to the UP Board of Regents, and to UP alumni in Congress to aid in legislation, as well as to selected government and private agencies for policy formulation.
What: UP Alumni Council Forum
“Tungo sa Kapayapaan at Kaunlaran” (Towards Peace and Development)
When: June 24, 2016 (Friday) 7:30am – 12:30pm
Where: UP Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman, Quezon City
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
Amina Rasul-Bernardo has an A.B. in Economics from UP, a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), and another Master’s in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is co-founder and President of the Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy (PCID).
Dr. Dante M. Velasco earned his Ph.D. in Communication from UP, and his Master in Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management. A former DOTC undersecretary, Dr. Velasco is consultant to the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank. He is a UP Professorial Lecturer, Chairman of the Philippine affiliate of Hill and Knowlton Global, and writes for one of the country’s leading newspapers.
Dr. Cornelio Banaag, Jr. earned an A.B. History, and finished an M.D. both at UP. He is founder and director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Programs at PGH, the Philippine Children’s Medical Center, and The Medical City. He is Professor Emeritus (Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry) at the UP College of Medicine, and President of the Philippine Mental Health Association.
ABOUT THE UP ALUMNI COUNCIL:
The UP Alumni Council is the advisory body of the UP Alumni Association (UPAA) and is composed of University officials, deans,and directors, past and present members of the UP Board of Regents, the current UPAA Board of Directors, the current officers of the UPAA Chapters, the Distinguished Alumni Awardees, and other persons who may be designated by resolution of the UPAA Board of Directors. The UP Alumni Council meets annually on the day before the UP General Alumni Homecoming to discuss topics of general interest and relevance.