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National University - College of Engineering
The 75th season of the UAAP is still a good 11 months away, but this early, next year's host National University is making sure it leaves no stone unturned as it teams up with its parent group to unveil the newest sports and entertainment venue in the metropolis.
Promising "never-before-seen opening ceremonies", NU will launch Season 75 at the state-of-the-art Mall of Asia Arena, the SM Group's latest project slated to open its doors in May of next year. The SM Group is a major shareholder of NU.
"The opening will be at the MOA Arena," NU Athletic Director Junel Baculi said today at a press conference at the SMX Convention Center. Aside from the opening ceremonies, Baculi said the new arena will also host next season's Ateneo-La Salle games, the championship series and the cheerdance competition.
However, Baculi clarified that this does not mean the league be totally abandoning the Araneta Coliseum, venue of most of this season's games and a partner of the UAAP for several years now.
"We're not abandoning the Araneta (Coliseum) per se. We just want to highlight the MOA Arena because we're in partnership with SM." Baculi added he hopes the host school can put up a good showing next season. "We're coming off a rebound. We were the perennial whipping boys of the UAAP, all bark. Now we're biting."
NU was supposed to host the games this season, but switched places with Ateneo so that their hosting would coincide with the opening of the new arena.
The MOA Arena will have a full house capacity of 20,000. For basketball games, capacity will be "16,000 comfortable seats," according to MOA Arena Sports Manager Brian Sebial. The facility will also have more patron and lower box seats than the Araneta Coliseum.
Before the UAAP opening in July, the MOA Arena will most likely host one or two events after it opens, according to Erl Orenza, Assistant Vice President for Events. "We are the first to offer facilities like corporate suites and of course other amenities." Among these are wi-fi access and a press box for media covering events.
A trade launch of the arena is set for October 11, where comprehensive designs of the facility will be shown. A multi-level parking area with a walkway is also being constructed alongside the arena.
Last month, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced it would be holding its 2012 games at the MOA Arena, the first major sports league to do so.
If all goes well, it might not just be collegiate games that will be played at the MOA Arena. Sebial said they are also in talks with the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), another major Araneta Coliseum client. "Right now we can't reveal anything yet," Sebial said. "But it's true that we're talking about it. Having PBA games at the Mall of Asia Arena is not far off."
For his part, NU Director for Purchasing and Alumni Affairs Nilo Ocampo assured the students that they will keep ticket prices affordable. "Most likely it will be the same for the UAAP, but the UAAP Board will decide on that."
NUAFI holds new alumni office
The National University Alumni Federation, Inc. (NUAFI) held the blessing and inauguration of the alumni office last december 10 at the school campus' ground floor.
The opening remarks was given by Mr. Renato Carlos H. Ermita, Vice-president and Chief Operations Officer of National University followed by an inspirational message from Brig. Gen. Bravo for his co-alumni.
The event, with Dr. Jaime Constantino as its master of ceremony was a success with a number of members and guests who attended the NUAFI Board of directors are as follows: Brig. Gen. Francisco S. Bravo (ret) (President), Engr. Porthos P. Almajose (1st Vice president), Engr. Alfonso Paz P. Espiritu (2nd Vice president), Engr. Robert S. Licup, Ph. D. (Secretary), Mrs Albina F. Juanitez (treasurer), Mrs. Azucenba B. Simeon (Auditor), Engr. William J. Juan (PRO), Engr. Felimon E. Antiporta, Engr. Nicanor C. Austriaco, D.Eng, Dr. Jaime Constantino, Mrs. Violeta F. Lapid, Mrs Francisca K. Lee, Engr. Efigencio F. Panganiban, Dir. Librado F. Quitoriano, Asec. Mocamad M. Raki-in (Directors), Engr. Gerardo B. Abestilla (Secretariat), Engr. Carla P. Falconit (Adviser).
The President of National University, Mr. Teodoro j. Ocampo and the president of NUAFI, Brigadier General Francisco S. Bravo led the ribbon cutting and the blessing of the new alumni office.
UAAP Closing and Turnover Ceremonies
The 74th UAAP season ended last Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) Forum in Pasay City.
The ceremony was highlighted by recognizing the season's top athletes and scholar-athletes from each of the eight member schools.
President Ricky Palou of host school Ateneo formally closed Season 74, and turned over the UAAP flag— symbolic of the general hosting chores—to 75th season host National University through incoming president Nilo Ocampo
National University bares expansion plans
MANILA, Philippines — The National University recently announced overall expansion plans for 2012. Renato Carlos H. Ermita Jr., NU vice president and chief operating officer, said they will construct a five to eight-storey building to accommodate the growing number of students.
The university will also offer new majors for Sports Management, Computer Science Specialization Programs, as well as continuing education programs for professionals.
Ermita said it also established new teams in tennis, football, and taekwondo to beef up its sports programs. The university is also gearing up to host this year’s University Athletics Association of the Philippines (UAAP) at the Olympic-stadium inspired SM Arena in Pasay City.
Renovations to the university’s buildings, which are being supported by the SM Group of Companies, began in 2009. In 2010, it was able to secure an ISO certification which symbolized the institutional’s commitment to strive for excellence.
Notable alumni and people who studied at National University:
Carlos P. Garcia Former Philippine President
Fidel V. Ramos Former Philippine President
Néstor Vicente Madali González National Artist of the Philippines for Literature
Rafael P. Nantes Licensed Mechanical Engineer, businessman and three-term Congressman and Governor of Quezon Province
Bernardo M. Guevarra Former Congressman of Baguio City
Mamintal Adiong Former Congressman of Lanao del Sur
Vicente Eusebio Former Mayor of Pasig City
Nemesio Yabut Former Mayor of Makati
Ernesto Rodriguez Jr. Former College Editors Guild of the Philippines President, The National and The Barrister Editor-in-Chief
Leon O. Ty Former College Editors Guild of the Philippines President, The Barrister Editor-in-Chief
Manuel E. Buenafe Former College Editors Guild of the Philippines President, The Barrister Editor-in-Chief
Arturo S. Bernales Former College Editors Guild of the Philippines President, The Barrister Editor-in-Chief
Jeremias R. Flores Former College Editors Guild of the Philippines President, The Barrister Editor-in-Chief
Arch. Ruperto C. Gaite 1st placer in the Architecture Licensure Examinations, former Assemblyman of Makati, former Dean of the Far Eastern University Institute of Architecture and Fine Arts and former National President of the United Architects of the Philippines
Arch. Norberto Nuke 1st placer in the Architecture Licensure Examinations, Likha Awardee and former National President of the United Architects of the Philippines
Arch./Engr. Angel Lazaro Jr. 1st placer in the Architecture Licensure Examinations, Likha Awardee and former National President of the United Architects of the Philippines
Arch./Engr. Eric C. Nubla Architecture and Sanitary Engineering Licensure Examinations 1st placer, Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations Top Ten placer, the first Registered Interior Designer of the Philippines, Registered Master Plumber and the first Commissioner of the Professional Regulation Commission
Arch. Greg Timbol Architect-Interior Designer, member of the College of Fellows of the United Architects of the Philippines, former National President of the Chamber of Furniture Industries of the Philippines.
Arch. Max B. Fajardo Jr. author of popular Architecture, Engineering and Construction books being used by Architecture and Engineering students in the Philippines
Engr. Jesus Hipolito 1st placer in the Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations, former National President of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers and former Minister of Public Works and Highways
Engr. Aber P. Canlas 2nd placer in the Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations, former Assemblyman, former Deputy Minister of Public Works and Highways and former National President of the Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers
Engr. Demetrio Quirino Jr. 1st placer in the Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations and founder of the Technological Institute of the Philippines
Engr. Isidro Carino 1st placer in the Civil Engineering Licensure Examinations, former University of the East President and former Secretary of Education
Engr. Porthos Almajose former National President of the Philippine Society of Sanitary Engineers and Chamber of Real Estate and Builders' Association (CREBA).
Engr. Guillermo Simeon President and CEO of Enertech Systems Industries, Inc.
Engr. Alfredo Lagman founder of Alenaire air conditioning company
Gen. Francisco S. Bravo (Ret) 4th placer Sanitary Engineering, former USEC of DENR, former Commanding Officer of 51st PA Engineering Brigade, founder/CEO of Rogenux Construction.
Engr. William Jacinto Juan consistent topnotcher in EE Board Licensure Examinations (1st placer in PEE, 3rd placer in Associate EE, 8th placer in Assistant.EE) and 5th placer in Master Plumber Licensure examinations, National President of Pugad Lawin Phils, founder/CEO & Chief Engineer of Versatech Consultants Inc.
Roque Federizon Lee, a.k.a. Roxlee (creator of Cesar Asar) Filipino animator, filmmaker, cartoonist and painter
Francisco "Baby" Dalupan former basketball coach
Carlos Loyzaga (NU high school) basketball player and former Olympian
Narciso Bernardo basketball player and former Olympian
Adriano Papa professional basketball player and former Olympian
Danny Ildefonso professional basketball player and two time PBA Most Valuable Player awardee
Lordy Tugade professional basketball player
Chris Bolado professional basketball player
Froilan Baguion professional basketball player
Jonathan Fernandez professional basketball player
Edwin Asoro professional basketball player
Joey De Leon actor and TV host
Maria Isabel Lopez Bb. Pilipinas Universe 1984
Angela Velez Electrical Engineering graduate, former varsity volleyball player and former actress
Jestoni Alarcon actor
George Estregan actor
Totoo po ba yung balibalita na magkakaroon ng bagong campus ang NU sa Pangasinan at Isabela?
who knows yong manalo, ece?
National University new academic programs:
College of Computer Studies
BS Computer Science with specialization in Digital Forensic
*First in Southeast Asia
College of Education, Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Physical Education major in Sports and Wellness Management Program
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The National University is still one of the more well known universities, especially during the middle part of the last century. I remember Hans Sy saying before acquiring majority stake that NU is still great, it just failed to progress in step with the others. Its a good thing that with the fresh infusion of funds, NU is making strides in improving its services.
My dad is an NU alumnus (Engineering) and he is happy with the development. My paternal grandparents are NU alumni as well (Pharmacy). My dad used to bring us there over at the twin churches of Bustillos to hear mass. Now, he's smirking pretty much with how the NU Bulldogs basketball team has vastly improved and bowling over the competition.
Sir san po *** High School nyo? sa Manila campus nyo meron ba?? saka mag kano tuition fee sa 2nd year Thank You