Manila Philippines- The yearly National Convention of the United Architects of the Philippines is one of the biggest gatherings of architects in the country and also represented by different chapters abroad. This 3-day event, which includes the CONEX, is packed with several programs that enhance the knowledge of each architect through various seminars conducted by local and foreign speakers. It is also during this 3-day event that the national election is conducted.
The passion displayed in the electoral campaigns is remarkable. Yours truly casted our chapter votes alongside with other chapter president on the second day of the event. Ar Guillermo Hisancha won over Ar Rey Gabitan for the National President position.
The second day also packed with different activities and alongside with that is the UAPSA “GABAY ARKITEKTURA” Program as initiated by NEVP Ar Nina Bailon Arce. where UAP Dubai is one of the Grantee.
Camaraderie is at its peak most especially during the Opening Ceremony wherein the members are able to reunite with colleagues and friends from different parts of the country and the world. The Fellowship night on the last day celebrates the success gained and challenges conquered during the past year. During the closing ceremony ” Davies Night” was glamourized by different performance by local chapters as they represent colors of the world in different national costumes.The room was filled with laughters when John Santos impersonates Dionisia Pacquiao and render his jokes with the architects. The highlights of the night was the “UAP Awards” where UAP Singapore bags the Best Foreign chapter awards. The night was ended with the music and dances matching with the overflowing booze to end the event.- More info about the National Convention and CPD updates at the UAP Dubai’s 5th General Membership Meeting on May 12 2017.