THOMASIAN legislators and presidents of the alumni associations will grace the University on September 1, Thursday, to take part in the “Ceremonial Signing of Concurrence to the Vision of the Philippines towards the year 2021,” in connection with AKTIBOTO’s project, “Vision for a New Philippines 2021.”

Senator Jose Emmanuel Villanueva (BSC-Economics, ‘96), will lead the other Thomasian legislators, namely: District Representatives Marlyn Alonte-Naguiat (BS Tourism, ‘94); Rose Marie Jimenez (BSC-Accounting, ’59); Jorge Banal (BSC-Business Administration, ’81); Rozzano Rufino Biazon (BS Medical Technology); Imelda Calixto-Rubiano (AB Behavioral Science, ‘82); Joaquin Chipeco, Jr. (AB, ’61); Edgar Erice; Ferdinand Hernandez (AB Philosophy, ’87), Elisa Tingcungco (BS General Medicine, ’76; Doctor of Medicine, ’80); Eric Martinez (BS Commerce-Business Administration, ’95); Ramon Nolasco (BS Political Science, ’68; Bachelor of Laws, ’76); Rosenda Ann Ocampo (BS Architecture); Gavini Pancho (BSC-Economics, ‘91); Deogracias Ramos, Jr. (AB); Frederick Siao (BSC-Business Administration, ’87); Jose Tejada (AB Economics, ’78) and Lord Allan Jay Velasco (Bachelor of Laws, ’05); and Party List Representatives Jose Atienza, Jr. (BS Architecture); Eugene Michael de Vera (Bachelor of Laws, ’96); Abigail Faye Ferriol-Pascual (Bachelor of Laws, ’08); Delphine Gan-Lee (BFA-Interior Design, ’92); Benhur Lopez, Jr. (BS Medical Technology, ’93); Antonio Tinio (AB); Sherwin Tugna (BSC-Economics, ‘98) and Tomasito Villarin (AB Economics, ’85) in signing the Vision statement and pledging their commitment and cooperation to its cause.

Atty. Jack Castañeda, Vice President of the UST Alumni Association, Inc. and President of the Civil Law Alumni Association will lead the other 25 alumni leaders in signing and declaring their cooperation and commitment to the Vision.

Meanwhile, AKTIBOTO program director RJ Naguit, together with 30 student leaders from the University’s faculties and colleges, will also sign and pledge their commitment and cooperation to the Vision.

To even strengthen the Vision, the youth will partner with national leaders through the creation of a nation-wide movement to be called as the “Thomasian Alliance of Legislators, Alumni and Students (TALAS),” which will also be launched during the event. The ceremonies will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Civil Law Lobby of the UST Main Building in España, Manila.

The launching of TALAS and the signing of the Vision was organized by the UST Alumni Association, Inc., Office for Alumni Relations, Office for Student Affairs, UST Central Commission on Elections, UST Central Student Council and the Office for Public Affairs.

“Vision of a New Philippines 2021” is a document produced with the collaboration of the alumni and student leaders of UST and other universities. It aims to promote the youth’s long-term commitment to social, political and economic advancements of the Philippines. Its goal is for “2021 to be a jubilee of a truly transformed country and a rediscovery of a New Philippines by an expectant World.”


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