UP SURP Honors Outstanding Alumni
October 14, 2015

The University of the Philippines-School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP-SURP)pays tribute to its outstanding alumni on the occasion of the school’s 50th Anniversary Celebration and General Alumni Homecoming on October 22, 2015.

UP-SURP is pleased to award the following outstanding alumni:

Golden Alumnus Awardee – Teodoro T. Encarnacion
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 1965-1974 – Apolo C. Jucaban
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 1975-1984 - Ernesto M. Serote
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 1995-2004 - Arnel Paciano D. Casanova
Alumnus of the Decade Awardee 2005-2014 - Dennis S. Mas

The SURP outstanding alumni were nominated and selected based on their service to the community, leadership ability and experience, and inspirational impact of their work. A Search Committee for Outstanding Alumni was convened by UP SURP Dean Mario Delos Reyes to spearhead the search and awarding of these outstanding alumni. This committee is composed of the following representing various sectors: Asteya Santiago as Committee Chairperson, Arturo Corpuz (Private Sector), Lirio Abuyuan (Professional Regulation Commission), Merlina Panganiban (SURP Alumni), Carmeli Marie Chaves (SURP Faculty), Arlene Santiago (SURP REPS), and Stephanie Gilles (SURP Students). The search is coordinated by SURP alumnus and UPAA-SURP Chapter Board of Trustee Vice-President Cesar Umali.

The outstanding alumni will be honored during the UP-SURP General Alumni Homecoming on October 22, 2015 at 6pm at the UP Diliman Bahay ng Alumni.

The SURP’s twin Vision in the next decade shall be:

SURP will be a globally competitive learning, research and training institution in the fields of urban, rural, and regional planning within an archipelagic and tropical environment comprised of landscapes and seascapes in a developing economy; and

SURP will be a center of excellence for learning and research in the development of innovative theories, tools, and sustainable practices in urban, rural, and regional planning adapted to developing countries.
The SURP’s Mission for the next three years (2012-2015) shall be to continue and further enhance its contribution to socioeconomic development and nation building:

Improving the quality of education in the school and producing highly competent planners.

Extending technical assistance to government, non-government organizations (NGOs), peoples' organizations (POs), the private sector, and other academic and research institutions on policy formulation and plan preparation for the development of localities, regions, and the nation.

Disseminating new knowledge on urban and regional planning theories, tools, and practices through the School’s publications and training programs.

Protecting and advocating for the welfare of society -particularly the poor- and promoting social justice and equity in the formulation of development plans and programs.