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February 20, 2009

UAP Area A to Hold Assembly

Contributed by Arch. Rex Tamase, BS Architecture


In preparation for the coming Area Assembly to be held in Subic on February 20-21, 2009, the UAP Area-A Council held a meeting at the Subic Holiday Villas.

The meeting, held on February 7, 2009 was conducted by Ar. Michael Tomeldan and Ar. Amerigo Dela Paz, UAP Vice President for Area-A and Chairman of the Area Assembly, respectively.

Also present at the meeting were Ar. Jun Gumarang (Area Council Secretary), Ar. Joy Arcenas (Area Council Treasurer), District Director for A1b Ar. Neil Arreola (Head, Food & Beverage), A2b DD Ar. Art Galang (Head, Venue & Accommodations, Transportation, Operations & Security), A4 DD Ar. Bong Regala (Head, Programs & Planning, Seminars & Filed Trips), A5 DD Ar. Lito Soriano (Head, Entertainment & Social Events, Seminar Kit & Giveaways), Ar. Allan Dela Peña (Deputy Area Assembly Chairman), Ar. Geraldo Seo (President of UAP Zambales-Olongapo Chapter), and this writer.

The Assembly, with the theme “Overcoming Global Challenges to the Architectural Profession: Unified Action Geared Towards Professional Excellence” is expected to gather some 360 delegates, members of the UAP National Board, and suppliers. UAP Documents 201-207 will be discussed during the General Assembly (1:00pm – 3:00pm, February 20) while seminars on the amendments to the Fire Code and contemporary trends in global architecture will be held from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Invited to grace the Opening Ceremonies is Mr. Feliciano G. Salonga, Chairman of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.

The recently-opened Treetop Adventure (which the Council members visited after their meeting) and Zoobic Safari will offer discounted rates to delegates.