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December 16, 2003

Joint District B1 Christmas Party

The UAP Regional District B1 held its joint Christmas Party last Tuesday, December 16, 2003 at Chinatown Best Food Restaurant, Banaue, Quezon City.

December 15, 2003

AGC Christmas Party

The Architects Golf Club celebrated their christmas party at Valle Verde 6 Clubhouse.

December 15, 2003

AGC December Golf Tournament

The Architects Golf Club held its December Tournament last December 15, 2003 at the Valley Golf Club.

December 14, 2003

Nationwide Architecture Week

The Nationwide Architecture Week officially ended December 14, 2003 after a week-long celebration. The program was held in Intramuros, Manila.

December 13, 2003

UAP District-A3 Sportsfest and Awarding Ceremony

The UAP District A3 held its Sportsfest and Awarding Ceremony at the Playdium last December 13, 2003.

December 11, 2003

UAP Metro 5th GMM and Christmas Party

The United Architects of the Philippines, Manila-Metro Chapter celebrated the yuletide season with a christmas party held last December 11, 2003 at the Century Parks Seafood Restaurant.

December 11, 2003

UAP Diliman Christmas Costume Party

The United Architects of the Philippines, Diliman Chapter celebrated the Holiday season with a christmas costume party held last December 11, 2003 at Gweilos Bar and Resto in Makati.

December 07, 2003

Nationwide Architecture Week

The Nationwide Architecture Week kicked off last December 7, 2003 at the Quezon Memorial Circle. Special guests included Sec. Heherson Alvarez and Madame Charito Planas. Participating students, professionals and guests helped make the event a success. The National Architecture Week is ongoing until December 14, 2003.

December 06, 2003

District A3 Sportsfest

District A3 held its Sportsfest at the Battledore & Shuttlecock Badminton Hall.

December 04, 2003

NAIA-3 Educational Tour

The UAP Metro and Makati-CBD Chapters held an Educational Tour of NAIA Terminal 3.

December 04, 2003

ABF Board Meeting

The Architects Badminton Federation board of Directors held its board meeting Thursday, December 4, 2003, 7:00pm at the BORA bar & resto in Fort Bonifacio Global City (between Price Smart & MC Home Depot). Items in the agenda included the plans for the ABF Christmas Party, membership policies, & future badminton tournaments

November 30, 2003

UAP Archizonian to Feature Architect's Art Exhibit

The United Architects of the Philippines Archizonian Chapter held an art exhibit featuring the artworks of their chapter members starting November 30

November 29, 2003

Tobias-Ortiz Nuptial

Arch. Charles Winston E. Tobias and Arch. Aileen B. Ortiz, both from the UAP Atelier Chapter will be tying the knot

November 28, 2003

UAP Sampaloc Foundation Anniversary

The United Architects of the Philippines Sampaloc Chapter celebrated its 23rd Foundation Anniversary at Rocky's Bar & Cafe, Timog Avenue, Quezon City on November 28, 2003.

November 27, 2003

PSSE National Covention

The Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers, Inc. (PSSE) held its 52nd Anniversary and Biennial Convention with the theme, "Professionalism in the Practice of Environmental and Sanitary Engineering towards International Competence" last November 27-28, 2003 at the Great Eastern Hotel, Quezon Avenue, Quezon City.

November 27, 2003


The United Architects of the Philippines, Manila-Metro Chapter held its 4th monthly General Members Meeting last November 27, 2003 at the Jumbo Restaurant, Timog Avenue, Quezon City

November 26, 2003

ABA Monthly Tournament

The Architects Billiards Association held its monthly tournament on November 26, 2003, 7:00pm at Playdium, Quezon City, wearing the official ABA uniforms.

November 21, 2003

Sen. Raul Roco Graces IIEE Exhibit

The 28th IIEE Annual Convention was graced by senator Raul Roco, who took time off from his hectic schedule to visit the exhibition booths of the IIEE convention and mingle with the IIEE officers, exhibitors, and delegates.

November 20, 2003

arkispecs.com Joins IIEE Convention

Proving that the website is not exclusively for architects alone, arkispecs.com has reached out to the realm of the electrical engineers

November 20, 2003

28th IIEE Exhibit Opens

The IIEE exhibit was formally opened last November 20, 2003 with a simple ribbon cutting ceremony and blessing of the exhibition booths

November 18, 2003

IIEE Holds 28th Annual National Convention

The Integrated Institute of Electrical Engineers held its 28th Annual National Convention from November 18 to 22, 2003 at the Philippine International Convention Center, CCP Complex, Pasay City.

November 17, 2003

Golf Classic Held at Eagle Ridge

The 12th Annual Architect's Golf Classic was held last November 17, 2003 at the Eagle Ridge Golf & Country Club. Over 200 architects participated in the much awaited golfing event for architects of the year, with everyone trying their luck for an ace in the fairways or a lucky draw in the raffle.

November 16, 2003

Philconstruct as Seen from Above

From the elevated vantage point of the Makati Skyline restaurant and the overhead dome camera of Automation & Security Inc, www.arkispecs.com brings you an overhead view of the Philconstruct exhibition.

November 15, 2003


Contributed by Mike Tomeldan

UAP Diliman Chapter wins overall Championship garnering championships in basketball, volleyball, and darts

November 15, 2003

UAP Diliman Tops UAP District A4 Olympiad

The United Architects of the Philippines, Regional Area District A-4 held it annual district olympiad for fiscal year 2003-2004 last November 15, 2003 at the Celeberity Sports Plaza, Quezon City

November 13, 2003

Halina Perez, Stella L. Heat Up Philconstruct Exhibition

Philconstruct 2003 showcased not only the latest, but also the hottest in the building industry when Ms. Stella L & Ms. Halina Perez was invited by Summa Kumagai Inc to grace the exhibition aisles of the World Trade Center.

November 13, 2003

arkispecs.com Joins Philconstruct

Joining the roster of companies appearing in Philconstruct, the exhibition booth of arkispecs.com was graced by a host of celebrities, friends, colleagues, subscribers, patrons, sponsors, supporters, and visitors alike

November 13, 2003

PGMA, Mike Defensor, and Mar Roxas Grace Philconstruct 2003

In a show of their support for the Philippine building industry, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Secretary Mar Roxas, and Chairman Mike Defensor graced Philconstruct 2003, the Philippine International Construction Materials and Equipment Exhibition.

November 13, 2003

Philconstruct 2003 Staged at World Trade Center

The Philippine International Construction Materials & Equipment Exhibition, also known as Philconstruct was held last November 13 to 16, 2003 at the World Trade Center, Metro Manila

October 17, 2003

Santana-Anolin Tandem Top ABF Championship

Cesar Santana and Anthony Anolin outlasted Jeff Lagman and Edna Lim to top class A of the 1st Architects Badminton Federation National Badminton Tournament held at Tagaytay Highlands.

October 09, 2003

1st ABF Election of Officers Held in Carunungan Residence

The Architects Badminton Federation held its 1st formal board meeting and election of officers last October 8, Wednesday evening, at the house of architects Pippo ans Cathy Carunungan

October 07, 2003

ABF Tournament Gains Full Participation

The Architects Badminton Federation (ABF) will be holding its first architects badminton tournament on Friday, Ocotber 17, 2003 at the Tagaytay Highlands Sports Club

October 07, 2003

Cheng and Sadioa Top ABC Quarterly Championship

Jun Cheng, representing Philflex Wires and Cables rolled 1637 pinfalls in Group I while Darius Sadioa of Boysen Paints scored 1683 in Group II pinfalls as they dominated the Architects Bowling Club’s third quarterly championship

October 02, 2003

AGC Takes Manila Southwoods

Manila Southwoods caps the third quarter games that begun in Riviera Golf Club last July then moved farther south to scenic Tagaytay Midlands for the August challenge.

October 02, 2003

Making Merry at the Midlands

It worked! Or at least it looked like it did. After months of caddie-player-hole number confusion, teeing off on our ‘staggered shotgun start’ (still leaves some golf directors and marshals scratching their heads) on last month’s tourney at the Tagaytay Midlands course was relatively smooth and snag-free. The solution was...

September 30, 2003

Nepthy del Rosario and May Sabater Top ABC Monthly Championship

Nepthy del Rosario of Farisha Industril Sales and Services rolled 1278 pinfalls in Group I while May Sabater of arkispecs.com scored 1233 pinfalls in Group II as they dominated the Architects Bowling Club’s monthly championship

September 23, 2003

ABC Philippines TeamTops ABC Bowling

The team of Raul torres, Jun Queri and Ric Lizarondo representing ABC Philippines combined score of 2101 pinfalls to rule the Architects Bowling Club’s three-man team event at the Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center last week

September 21, 2003

UAP Paranaque-Palanyag Badminton Invitationals

The UAP Paranaque Palanyag chapter sponsored an Invitational Badminton Tournament for architects and ABF members last September 20, 2003 at the Olivares Sports Complex in Paranaque. Competition was tight as the architects smashed their way for titles

September 19, 2003

Announcing the AGC Monthly Tournament Winners

Winners of the monthly AGC tournaments are now posted online. Check out the leaders in the race for golfer of the year honors and start placing your bets...

September 16, 2003

Reformado, del Rosario Dominates ABC Bowling All Events Championship

Ega Reformado of American Standards rolled 1175 pinfalls to win the Architects Bowling Club’s singles, for all events for Group I, while Malou del Rosario of Emerald Pipes scored 1074 pinfalls to rule Group II

September 13, 2003

ABF Holds its Logo Design Competition

Design of Arch. Roy Villarosa tops 14 entries in the ABF logo competition, held during the 4th official ABF meet

August 26, 2003

Cheng, Ochoa Dominates ABC Bowling

Contributed by Arch. Joseph Ng

Jun Cheng of American Standards rolled 1147 pinfalls to win the Architects Bowling Club’s singles-scratch & catch-up for all events for Group I, while Romy Ochoa of Emerald Pipes scored 1061 pinfalls to rule Group II

August 25, 2003

AGC Holds August Tournament at Tagaytay Midlands

NUTEC/New World Technoloy & American Standard conduct product presentation to golfer-architects on August 25, 2003

August 22, 2003

UAP-Manila Metro Celebrates 2002 Best Chapter Award

UAP Manila-Metro holds its Thanksgiving party on August 22, 2003 at the DragonGate restaurant

August 19, 2003

UAP District A3 Induction

Arch. Edna Lim assumes her pivotal role as District Director for UAP Regional District Area A-3 through a well-attended induction ceremony held last August 19, 2003, 6:00pm at the Mactan Room, Edsa Plaza Hotel

August 16, 2003

2nd ABF Meet in Yellow Feather

Architects Badminton Federation troops to Yellow Feather, Mercury Street, Libis for the 2nd offical ABF meet. Leveling was also conducted for skill-grouping & tournament purposes.

August 14, 2003

Badminton to Highlight Diliman August GMM

UAP Diliman's General Membership Meeting features a badminton fellowship at the Moro Lorenzo Badminton Courts

August 02, 2003

ABF Formally Launched

The Architects Badminton Federation holds its formal launch & 1st exhibition game in Powersmash. Honored guests include NP Robert Sac, Sec Gen Boy Roldan, & VP-A Dinky Florentino

July 31, 2003

UAP Metro's 1st GMM for Fiscal Year 2003-2004

The UAP-Manila Metro Chapter holds its 1st General Membership Meeting of the Fiscal Year 2003-2004 on July 31, 2003 at the Satay Curry Restaurant . The Chapter is now under the leadership of new set of Officers headed by its Newly Inducted Chapter President, Arch. Bobbie So.

July 25, 2003

Arkispecs Goes Back Online

Did you miss us? While arkispecs.com was conducting its research and negotiations looking for a more suitable web host, the development team took advantage of this opportunity to revamp the entire website to further streamline its functions and update its look.

July 21, 2003

AGC Holds Monthly Tournament for July

Architects Golf Club monthly tournament for July at the Riviera Golf and Country Club sponsored by Btcino

July 17, 2003

Diliman members receive Honors

The Chapter will be honoring the following chapter members for excellence in their respective fields...

July 17, 2003

UAP Diliman Turns 24

Diliman celebrates its 24th Anniversary at the Batanes Room, EDSA-Shangri-La Plaza Hotel. Honor dinner to be highlighted by the presentation of its new all-female set of officers headed by Joy Arcenas

July 10, 2003

A-4 Holds District-wide Induction

Officers for UAP Diliman, UAP New Manila, UAP Hilaga, UAP Elliptical, & UAP Nova-Central inducted at Celebrity Sports Club

July 01, 2003

ABC Awards 2nd Quarterly Bowling Champions

Holds 2nd Quarterly awarding rites at Green Valley Country Club

June 28, 2003

UAP National Officers Inducted

Induction of Officers & Recognition Night held in Rizal Ballroom, Makati Shangri-la Hotel

June 24, 2003

Lou Antonio Wins 2003 ABC 2nd Quarterly Championship

Antonio's 1678 pinfalls tops Group I over Eli Coloma (2nd place at 1609) and Lito Zubiri (3rd place at 1599); Raul Torres (1615) bests Group II over Daisy Pineda (1581) and Alex Balce (1558)

June 23, 2003

AGC Honors 2003 Q2 Winners

Holds June monthly tournament & 2nd Quarterly awarding rites at Eastridge

May 28, 2003

UAP Makati-CBD Chapter Joins arkispecs.com

arkispecs.com to host UAP Makati-CBD's website at www.arkispecs.com/uap-makaticbd, making the chapter another privileged member of the arkispecs cyber-community

May 11, 2003

UAP-New Manila Wins District Sportsfest

UAP New Manila gains 2002 UAP District A4 Sportsfest overall chamionship, besting teams from UAP Diliman, UAP Hilaga, & UAP Elliptical chapters in Basketball, Volleyball, Darts, Chess, Bowling, & Badminton held in Paeng's Skybowl in Robinsons Galleria & La Salle Greenhills

May 04, 2003

Elliptical Chapter Bags District Olympiad Championship

Bests other District A-4 teams from Diliman, New Manila, Nova-Central, & Hilaga in Basketball, Badminton, Volleyball, Bowling, Billiards, Chess, & Darts

May 03, 2003

ABC Celebrates 26th Anniversary at Island Cove

ABC Architects & family members troop to Island Cove for 2 days of fun, entertainment, food, & prizes

April 12, 2003

UAP Holds 29th National Convention

Over 1,000 Architects troop to Manila Hotel from April 10-12, 2003

April 08, 2003

UAPSA Holds Thesis Exhibit

UAP Student Auxilliary Members display their thesis work & compete for best thesis honors

April 07, 2003

UAPSA Holds National Congress and Search for Ms. UAPSA

UAP Student Auxilliary Members trek to Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Special Economic Zone

April 01, 2003

ABC Awards 1st Quarter Winning Bowlers

American Standard hosts 1st Quarter Awarding Ceremony & announces pledge to support arkispecs.com

March 19, 2003

Worldbex 2003 Staged in 2 Venues

8th Philippine World Building & Construction Exposition held on March 19-23, 2003 at the World Trade Center Metro Manila & the Philippine Trade Training Center

March 12, 2003

Django Bustamante Graces ABA Tourney

Architects Billiards Association holds "Django Cup" 9-ball Monthly Tournament in Playdium

March 01, 2003


Aqua Epoxy stuns Permafil 75 to 67 in opening game of BOYSEN CUP at the Dapitan ports Center Gym in Sampaloc, Manila

February 27, 2003

PIA Holds 70th Annual Convention

Contributed by Arch. Jericho Adriano, FUAP

Convention set for Feb 27 to March 1, 2003 at the Westin Philippine Plaza, CCP Complex

February 13, 2003

Adamson University CSG of Architecture Crowns Ms. Architecture

Frances Casuncad wins Adamson Search for Mr. & Ms. Architecture 2003

February 08, 2003

Assumption Holds Interior Design Exhibit

Assumption College Junior Interior Design students in coordination with DesignEx Business Center holds Interior Design Exhibit themed on Urban Art

February 08, 2003

UST CAFA Interior Design Class Holds Exhibit

UST College of Architecture & Fine Arts, Interior Design class of 2003 to hold interior design exhibit in Designex Center, Pasig

February 04, 2003

ABC holds Red Valentines Tournament

Valentines bowling tournament for 2003 gets red hot at Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center

February 01, 2003

Makati - CBD Gives Love this Valentine Season!

Makati-CBD collected from its members bags and bags of babies' clothes, toys, diapers and shoes for donation

January 31, 2003

UAP Makati-CBD Celebrates 19th Anniversary

And so the party goes, a VERY GREEN AFFAIR at GREEN meadows, SWALLOW drive st, at the GREEN garden of Chapter president Pankoy Sta. Romana

January 30, 2003

UAP Orcom Conducts Exhibitors Forum

Organizing Committee for 29th UAP National Convention holds forum for exhibitors in the UAP Headquarters

January 17, 2003

ABC Kicks off 2003

1st bowling tournament for 2003 held at Green Valley Country Club Bowling Center

January 01, 2003

AGC Birthday Celebrants for February

We would like to greet all of the AGC members who will be celebrating their birthdays this February.