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Thank You Letter from President Willy Ungco

In Memoriam


2019-2021 Officers and Board of Directors

 Wilhelmina Aguilar Ungco, BSN '79, RN, CCRN


 Leolinda Mangaoang, BSN '79, MA, RN

 President-elect & Chair, Yearbook Sub-Committee 

 Wendy Vaughn, BSN '88, MSN, CCRN

 Vice President for Education & Research

 Victoria Reyes Bryan, BSN '91, RN, LNHA, COHN-S

 Vice President for Programs

 Cristina Ochosa Presbitero, BSN '89, RN, WCC

 Vice President for Membership

Corazon del Castillo Reyes, BSN '79, MSN, RN-BC

 Recording Secretary

Elizabeth de Leon Gamboa, BSN '91, MSN Ed, RN, CCM, CPHQ

 Corresponding Secretary & Chair, Constitution &                         Bylaws Committee

Maidaflor Maybir, BSN '89, MSN, RN

 Treasurer & Chair, Finance Committee

 Lachme Sullesta, GN '68, BA '78, RN

 Assistant Treasurer

 Ida Santos, GN '68, RN, LNHA

 Public Relations Officer

 Dennis Juanir, BSN '89, RN

 Auditor & Chair, Audit Committee & Website Administrator

 Manuela Rose Minnie Corpuz Castillo, BSN '86, RN

 Director & Chair, Sustainability & Viability Committee

 Rosemarie Gadioma, BSN '81, MSN, ANP, ACNP-BC


 Maria Theresa Chupungco Mendoza, BSN '79


 Loreto San Juan, GN '68, BSN, MSN


 Joy Tuzon Sera-Josef, BSN '80, MSN, APRN-BC


 Elena Welsch, GN '68, BSN



 Rosemarie Gadioma, BSN '81, MSN, ANP, ACNP-BC

 UP Nurses of the East Coast

 Peregrin Camilon Francisco, GN '69, BSN '71, MSA, RN

 UPNAA - Del Mar Va Chapter

 Cristina Ochosa Presbitero, BSN '89, RN, WCC

 UPNAA - Northern Central Region 

Deborah-Anne Yambao Butuyan, BSN '89, RN

 UPNAA - Texas

Ida Robillon-Santos, GN '68, BSN, RN, LNHA

 UPNAA - Rocky Mountain Region - Pacific States 

Wendy Vaughn, BSN '88, MSN, CCRN

 UPNAA - California

Rosario Antequino, GN'71, RN

 UPNAA - Florida


 Peregrin Camilon Francisco, GN '69, BSN '71, MSA, RN

 Teresita Carambas Santos, BSN '79, MSN, RN

 Lyvia Mendoza Villegas, GN '68, BSN '71, MA, FNP

  • 26 Sep 2021 5:02 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

    Our deepest condolences to our very own Victoria Reyes-Bryan on the passing of her Dad, Professor Jose Reyes on September 21, 2021.  He was a professor at UP Visayas in Iloilo, and a good friend and colleague of Dr. Recio.

  • 18 Aug 2021 6:58 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

  • 08 Aug 2021 2:31 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

    Dr. Napoleon M. Apolinario

    Spouse of Rhodora Apolinario, UP-PGHSN 1964, passed away on July 3, 2021 almost 1.5 months before turning 85. 

    His recognition for the Nursing profession led him to appoint three nurses as Assistant Directors for Nursing, for Administration, and for Fiscal Services.

    Sadly, 4 days after, his predecessor Dr. Antonio Mann Montalban, PGH Director 1994-1997, also passed away 4 days before turning 77. 

    Dr. Montalban and Dr. Apolinario were a great team.  They worked tirelessly to upgrade the medical equipment necessary to provide better health care delivery in PGH.  Both surgeons are pillars of the PGH Department of Orthopedics, and champions of nurses. 

    Eternal light shine upon them and may the souls of all our dearly departed rest in peace.  Amen.

  • 23 Apr 2021 9:21 PM | Maria Theresa (Administrator)

    UPCN Nursing alumna Debbie Yambao-Butuyan, RN, BSN ’89 received recognition as one of tenoutstanding women leaders in Texas from One Philippines Texas.  One Philippines Texas is the only Filipino newspaper/magazine in Texas.

    In the observance of March as the International Women’s Month, One Philippines Texas recognized ten outstanding women last March 2021 for their achievements in community leadership and increasing distinguishability of Filipino Americans. 

    Debbie Butuyan is ranked among these ten women for her civil and volunteering endeavors in surrounding areas of Houston.  Debbie is the current president of University of the Philippines Nursing Alumni – Texas Chapter (UPNAA-TX).  With her leadership, UPNAA-TX had several successful nursing webinars and fund raising events.  UPNAA-TX also collaborates with other Filipino organizations in support of multiple community outreach activities.

    Debbie served as the 20th president of UPNAAI from 2017- 2019.  Debbie is still an active practicing pediatric nurse at Texas Children’s Hospital. On the side, she is serving her second term as president of UPNAA-TX.

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