March 18, 2008 – It was the official end of regular classes for the second semester of the year, and the AguPips didn’t let it pass without paying tribute to the graduating members of UP Aguman.
The official send-off and tribute party was held at a rooftop place at Pook Amorsolo. Seven of the ten graduating members graced the event: Adrian Bustos, Hazel Lee and Geleen Gutierrez of batch Kadaya 2005A; Rej Fuertez, Portia Quindo, Cyrille Bautista and Daphne Villanueva of batch Kaputul 2004A. Bang Dizon and Kitchie Gallardo and Nel Kabigting, all of batch Kaputul 2004A as well, weren’t able to attend.
Funds were raised by the rest (non-graduating) of the members, especially for the graduating members. Ordered carbonara and lumpiang Shanghai was served to the members, together with the special strawberry juice.
LEFT: The 51C Matimtiman Girls honor their graduating housemate, Portia.
RIGHT: The graduating members watch the special video made for them during dinner.
After the special messages and speeches delivered by the residents and graduating members, the official induction of next school year’s officers was held. Their oath-taking was led by graduating member and outgoing President Daphne Villanueva.
Two alumni members were also present – Argel Casupanan (Salagpi 2001A) and Mikai Lee (Manyaman 2003B).
Two fountain fireworks were lit up to cap off the night’s meaningful affair.
LEFT: Jen Castro, the new President, leads the Aguman Creed for the first time.
RIGHT: The outgoing Execom members pay tribute to their head, outgoing President Daphne Villanueva.
Buduy, congrats! Agyu mu yan. Ika pa, karakal mu na experience keng Pautakan. Suportahan daka boi. You deserve that position dahil balu ku naman how hard you worked nitang akayabe daka. Take this opportunity to grow, madevelop ing skills and maging mas matured. Magpasalamat ku keka dahil meging sobra helpful ka nitang Educ tamu pa and be assured that I’ll be as helpful and cooperative ngening Educ Chair naka. Eka tatakut to take risks and be as actie as you can be. Eka maging extra sensitive kalupa ku and maging patient ka lagi. Ali mu sasarilinan ing problema, atin naka mang kayabe. Everything will not go according to your will pero with the proper disposition, agyu mu yan. Pag atin kang problema, atyu ku mu keni. Congrats ulit!
~Gboi De Padua, former Education Committee Chairperson
Congrats, Justin! Sabi kun a keka, ika ing next eh. Well, I know you will do great. Treat the position a blessing rather than a burden. Karin pa, madagul na ing maging difference keng performance mu. Too bad I chose the latter. Second, as much as possible, don’t let your acads pressure you lalu na BAA ka. Kasi expect pressure king org kasi pag pakanta you’ll be left with nothing but pressure. Dyang feeling mu ala nang time, find time to relax. Para keka, at least. Lastly love your work. Appreciate everything na gagawan ning committee mu. And delegate pero ali ka maging sobrang dependent.
For the next ExeCoun, good luck! As much as possible, iwasan ing pate. Pisabyan yu ngan ing issues. Don’t let the work get into your head. Stay humble. Being an officer doesn’t mean you’re superior karing aliwang mems. Medinan kayu mung additional responsibility. Again, enjoy, God bless and good luck!
~Joms Caylao, former Treasurer
My grandest appreciation to each and every AguPip. I thank each and everyone of you for putting their trust in me, believing that I can and I will. Aguman for the next academic year and ad infinitum will embark on changes, changes that brings out the Agu in an AguPip. Rest assured that as my tenure of office will assume, I will exhaust every minute part of my body to serve for the best interest of the organization. Again, I thank you and let us all be one in Agu, not for ourselves alone.
~Buduy Mallari, new Education Committee Chairperson
Even if a leader is a sage, she should yield to others but must know when. Nanu kano?! Hehe! Thank you mems for entrusting me this position. I’m actually, er, overwarmed? Haha! Pig-merge ing overwhelmed at heart warming. Seriously, I am overwhelmed and I will do try to be a competent AguLeader because I know I have what it takes. Naka naman! But then again, I need your support and cooperation to carry out our vision for the org. Let’s do it hand in hand. This is it! Waaaah! Mengakarugan ku tuluy! Haha! Looking forward to a fruitful year with my co-officers and the members! God bless!
~Jen Castro, new President