The UP Alumni Association, led by President Ramon M. Maronilla, conducted a Chapters Visitation with several UPAA chapters based in the Bicol Region last November 11, 2017, Saturday, at the Naga Pilgrims Hotel in Naga City. The visitation had for its theme “Ugnay sa Alumni” (“Link with the Alumni”).
Organized by the UPAA in cooperation with its Camarines Sur chapter, the event was hosted by Naga City Mayor John Bongat, and featured an inspirational video message from Vice President Leni Robredo. Both personages are Naga-bred UP alumni.
The Chapters Visitation was a well-attended affair, with over 100 participants made up of, aside from the UPAA and Camarines Sur chapter delegations, officers and members of the other Bicolano UPAA chapters and groups: Camarines Norte, UPLBAA Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Mayon, and Sorsogon.
The UPAA Chapter Visitation was envisioned to serve as a vehicle for interaction with the U.P. alumni in the region and as a stimulus for the formation of more alumni chapters in adjacent areas, as well as the reactivation of dormant ones.