UP Phi Delta Alpha Alumnae Association receives the Daluyang Buhay Leadership Award

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The San Beda College Alumni Foundation Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the bestowing of the DALUYANG BUHAY LEADERSHIP AWARD upon the UP Phi Delta Alpha Alumnae Association. This is in recognition of the sorority’s unwavering support and commitment to plant native trees through its valuable donation and participation in the SBCAF’s project. Headed by Sis Catherine H. Bello, the activity is a testament to the organization’s collective effort in contributing to the preservation of our natural resources. The award was given during the Red and White Ball last February 12 2015 at the Manila Polo Club, McKinley Road Forbes Park.

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Inquirer partners with Phi Delta Alpha for its Read-Along program in UP Diliman

The first installment of Inquirer’s Read-Along Program at UP Diliman was successfully launched on December 4, 2016 at the AS Parking Lot in partnership with the UP Phi Delta Alpha Sorority, Our Dreams, Inc. and Alpha Phi Beta Fraternity.

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Love for learning is sparked within a child when the endeavor is fun and captivating. With this in mind, the organizers ensured that the activity is light and engaging for its young audience. The program aims to promote love for reading among children aged 7-12 through storytelling sessions with celebrities, professional storytellers, and volunteers.

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Carolina Bamboo Garden hosts Phi Delta Alpha’s 58th Anniversary

The ladies of UP Phi Delta Alpha chose to commune with nature on its 58th founding anniversary, held in Carolina Bamboo Garden. A banner filled with well wishes welcomed the Sorority, with the marvelous foliage serving as the backdrop.

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Sis Kay kicked off the event by sharing her excitement on having the sisters in her bamboo garden and continued her short speech by providing a brief description of the place.  The ladies were then lined up based on the decade they joined the sorority and each group had the chance to address the attendees.

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The gray Saturday morning of July 18 had the perfect weather for a short trek up the incline filled with bamboos. Sisters learned about the different types of bamboos, their uses and identifying characteristics.

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After the climb, refreshments and snacks were served in the pavilion. Sis Isa brought some delectable sweets, to the delight of our dessert-loving residents. A speaker talked about Carolina Bamboo Garden’s history and facilitated an in-depth review of the opportunities in bamboo planting. Strategic questions were raised by the sisters who are interested in pursuing this endeavor, which Sis Kay warmly answered.

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After the Q&A, the talk shifted to the topic of butterflies since host plants can be acquired from the garden as well. This excited our sisters, and Sis Vicky even requested host plants which can attract fireflies. (Unfortunately, none are unavailable for now). But we are keeping our fingers crossed, hoping these host plants will be discovered soon!

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Sis Conchita Carpio Morales also dropped by to join the event and graciously posed for multiple photos. Bamboo shoots were then given out to everyone so they can experience the joys of planting them at home. Afterwards, the group trotted off to Flor’s Garden for lunch.

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Sis Kay definitely had everything well laid out, and the guests were greeted by a band playing a festive beat. Flor’s garden is truly a hidden paradise; with a pool area extending to the edge of the hill, showing a breathtaking view of Antipolo’s lush woodland. The exquisite location apparently has its hidden treasures as well, as various plants having therapeutic purposes are also being grown in the area.

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The scrumptiously healthy lunch was followed by games, more photo sessions, and gales of laughter. It was absolutely one of the well-attended fellowships of the sorority, marking another chapter in Phi Delta Alpha’s colorful timeline.

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Phi Deltans Beata Carolino and Miel de Tagle garnered top votes in the 2015 USC Elections

In a university and society that puts premium on vigilance over apathy and activism over complacency; it is but prerogative for a leader to be an unstoppable force that propels to seek for the truth, the right, and the just.

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Beata’s combined sense of idealism, passion for the truth, and sensitivity to the needs of others has spread out like a wildfire in the recently concluded USC Elections. Her charm and sense of humor gave her an edge for that calibrated forefront kind of leadership that is innately hers. She later emerged as the #1 USC Councilor with more than four thousand votes.

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An equally compelling vision is embodied by Miel, who aims to promote health awareness for the students of the university. Her spirited campaign for fitness and health earned her the slot as this year’s CHK representative to the USC.

These promising ladies are now a part of the new blood of leaders that this university deserves—a brand of leadership that is guided by prudence and dignity in all actions.

Prof. Portia P. Padilla receives the Esperanza Bautista Excellence in Teaching Award

The UP Phi Delta Alpha Sorority proudly congratulates Former Lady Chancellor Portia P. Padilla for receiving the Esperanza Bautista Excellence in Teaching Award during the Gawad Kolehiyo 2015 held last February 24, 2015. The recognition is given each year to teachers who exemplified teaching excellence at the UP College of Education.

Presenting the awards were CEd Dean Rosario Alonzo, Gawad Kolehiyo 2015 Adhoc Awards Committee Chair Leonor Diaz and the sisters of the sponsors, Dr. Zenaida Delos Reyes-Jandi and Mrs. Leyte Delos Reyes-Madamba.

Phi Delta Alpha and Milk Foundation sponsors the Annual Tala Gift Giving

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Social responsibility is one of the core values being practiced by the members of UP Phi Delta Alpha. Various fund raising projects have been organized by the sorority with the aim of sharing the proceeds to other members of the community. One of the notable events that have been sponsored by the group is the Annual Gift Giving in Tala, Caloocan. This year’s event was held last December 17, 2014 in partnership  with the Milk Foundation.

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Christmas parties in the Start Learning Center have always been filled with games, food and surprises for the kids. In return, the adorable children presented a special song and dance number which was greeted with smiles and delighted laughter from the audience.

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The event left everyone in good spirits and has continually strengthened the rapport between the sorority, the teachers, students and parents. The success of this year’s party heightens the anticipation for next year’s celebration within the school.

Phi Deltan beauties crowned in Ms. AIT and Ms. CHE pageants

Sisters Joan Belle Aquino and Claudine Allyson Dungo brought home the trophies in two of the most well-attended pageants in the University – Ms. AIT (Asian Institute of Tourism) and Ms. CHE (College of Home Economics). Dozens of beautiful ladies competed for the crown, but these two Phi Deltans stood out from the rest and captured the hearts of the judges. Joan won the Best in Talent and Ms. AIT title while Claude received the Best in Love Team award, proving that Phi Deltans are easily recognized for their beauty and strength of character.

Phi Deltan Beata Carolino wins award in the Philippine Journalism Research Conference 2015

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The UP Film Center’s Cine Adarna was filled with more than 300 participants who attended this year’s Philippine Journalism Research Conference . The said event features research output from journalism students coming from all over the country.

Beata Carolino’s “Pag-ahon” won the Special Projects category for her video on labor rights. Is a short documentary-feature about the Artex Compound in Malabon, which is also known as the “Venice of the Philippines.” It focuses on the human rights violations that have been prevalent in that area, particularly on labor and housing.

The panelists for the special projects were Prof. Ramon Tuazon, president of the Asian Institute of Journalism and Communication, Prof. Diosa Labiste of UP Diliman, and Winnie Velasquez, former Malaya features editor.

*credits to Paul John Domalaon and Verafiles.org for the images*