Alumni Updates April 29 – May 5, 2019
Alumni Summer Gathering in Tacloban
2019 Hugyaw Visayas, this year’s alumni summer getaway, was a well-attended gathering in Tacloban City last April 27-29. With the Eastern Visayas Alumni Chapters as hosts, the 3-day Silliman alumni gathering included a Tacloban City tour; a history rich-visit to the Balangiga Bells led by Silliman Agribusiness graduate turned historian, Dr. Rolando O. Borrinaga; a swing to the Sohoton National Park; and a visit to the mat weavers of Basey. The Hugyaw Visayas hosts were led by Tacloban Alumni Chapter president Dr. Miguel T. Udtohan, chapter vice president Jusie Lydia Juanillo Siega-Sur, and Mae Ann Wenceslao. Representing the Eastern Samar Alumni Chapter were Eden Jaboli Varela and Rizalina Urbiztondo, both from Catbalogan, and Carl Daniel Kho from Ormoc.
During the Hugyaw Gala, University and Alumni updates were given by Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Earl Jude Paul L. Cleope, Vice President for Development Prof. Jane Annette L. Belarmino, and Alumni and External Affairs Director Ruben N. Bokingo. Other Hugyaw attendees were: Order of Horace Brinsmade Silliman inductee Rolando Venturanza Magdamo, Outstanding Sillimanian Awardee Edna C. Mijares, Trustee Ma. Elena Ravello Mangaoil, and Silliman Alumni Association Inc. (SAAI) President Atty. Mikhail Lee L. Maxino.
Next year’s alumni summer getaway – 2020 Sadya Mindanao – will be held in Bukidnon.
VP for Development Prof. Jane Annette L. Belarmino and VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Earl Jude Paul L. Cleope give University updates to Hugyaw attendees.