UPAA Edmonton wins prestigious UP Distinguished Service Award

This article was first published in the Alberta Filipino Journal, November 2019.  UPAAE members photo op at the Alberta Legislature MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The University of the Philippines Alumni Association Edmonton (UPAAE) stood alongside distinguished alumni of their respective fields at this year’s UPAA Awards held on August 24, 2019 at the UP Bahay ng … Continue reading UPAA Edmonton wins prestigious UP Distinguished Service Award

Bilingual Filipino-English Book Tour in Winnipeg and Toronto

The University of the Philippines Alumni Association Edmonton, through its founding president Mila Bongco, donated children's books to various schools and organizations in Winnipeg and Toronto. Mila, an award-winning Edmonton writer, respected artist, and community leader, completed a bilingual Filipino-English book tour in the two cities on September 26 - October 6, 2019. She met … Continue reading Bilingual Filipino-English Book Tour in Winnipeg and Toronto

UPAAE bagged the BEST PARADE CONTINGENT award at the Fourth Edmonton Filipino Fiesta!

UPAAE bagged the BEST PARADE CONTINGENT award at the Fourth Edmonton Filipino Fiesta! UPAA Edmonton members, families, friends, and program participants marched with pride as the organization showed its strength and creativity through dancing Higantes figures portraying the Filipino family, colorful carabao heads highlighting three Filipino festivals - the Sinulog, the Panagbenga and the Pintados festivals, … Continue reading UPAAE bagged the BEST PARADE CONTINGENT award at the Fourth Edmonton Filipino Fiesta!

June is Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta

JUN 2, 2018 — On Friday June 1, 2018, the office of Deputy Premier Sarah Hoffman announced that Premier Rachel Notley and Lieutenant Governor Lois Mitchell have signed the proclamation making the month of June as Philippine Heritage Month in perpetuity. This proclamation means that Philippine Heritage Month will be celebrated automatically every June, year … Continue reading June is Philippine Heritage Month in Alberta

Mila Philipzig, Karilagan Dance Society’s 2018 Hiyas awardee for Communication Arts

Mila Philipzig (left) with Ida Beltran-Lucila (middle), last year's awardee for Performing Arts. Both ladies are UPAAE members, with Mila as the previous president of the organization from its recognition in 2013. The lovely lady on the right is Bethany Briones, awardee for Education. The awards ceremony was held last April 7th at the Radisson … Continue reading Mila Philipzig, Karilagan Dance Society’s 2018 Hiyas awardee for Communication Arts

Albert Rosana, 2017 Vanier Scholar

Albert Remus Rosana is the recipient of one of the most prestigious scholarships from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). "Recipients demonstrate excellence in research, academic achievement, and leadership. Each scholar receives $50,000 over a three-year period to support their studies." Read more: https://www.ualberta.ca/science/science-news/2017/september/early-inspiration-brings-international-phd-students-to-the-university-of-alberta Albert is a proud member of the … Continue reading Albert Rosana, 2017 Vanier Scholar

Mila Bongco-Philipzig, children’s book author

Our very own UPAAE President, Mila Bongco-Philipzig, now a published author. Her book launch was held last June 18 in Edmonton, Alberta. Congrats, Mila! Here's the article from Inquirer: Filipina-Canadian's children's books exploree migrant experience http://globalnation.inquirer.net/140438/filipina-canadians-childrens-books-explore-migrant-experience