UP Materials Science Society

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The UP Materials Science Society (UP MSS) is a duly recognized academic student organization based at the College of Engineering of the University of the Philippines – Diliman Campus. Its primary aim is to disseminate information about materials science and technology and its related fields to the academic community and to the rest of society.


UP MSS is an interdisciplinary organization where its members can share and exchange ideals about their chosen field of expertise. It is not only committed to the advancement of materials science and technology, but also to the promotion of unity, professionalism and camaraderie among students and professionals in the field of materials technology. It also aims to provide a conducive environment where members can learn and ascertain their role in the university and the community, while developing each member’s interest and potential as future materials technologists.


Organization History

UP MSS was established on February 21, 1999 with the generous efforts of its founding members, namely Pio Buenconsejo, Rowen Benig, Ariel Navaja, etc. Since its foundation, the organization has been actively participating in both intra- and inter-science and engineering events.


The original location of the organization’s tambayan used to be where the Cagayan Valley Student Forum tambayan presently is, along the Main Library (Gonzales Hall) compound. After several years, it had been relocated to the tambayan complex located between the Yakal and Ipil Residence Dormitories.


Today, after opening another decade of existence with the new tambayan which is located beside the 4th floor, leftmost staircase of the Melchor Hall, the UP MSS strives harder for the holistic betterment of its members. In its 12th year, the academic involvement of the organization is better represented by its efforts in bringing big annual events like The MatCh (Materials Challenge) for high school Students, Materials Science and Engineering Appreciation Seminars, Thesis Marathon, to name a few. Socio-civic works are also included by conducting the Gawad Kalinga Build and joining itself in the annual USC’s Community Fair.


Jandell Maro Patron, preceded by Phoebe Beatrix Arnaiz, Raniel Anne Marie Terania, Franco Danilo Luistro, Karina Obispo, Neil Israel Lazo, Floyd Abian, Jim Ashley Andrada, Shella Briguera, Emerson Galasyo, Ariel Navaja, Miller Perez and Pio Buenconsejo, holds the current leadership in the organization.

List of Officers

UP Materials Science Society Board of Officers (AY'12-'13)

Executive Director:Jandell Maro Patron

Associate Director: Arriane Basali

Secretary: Cindy Gongona

Auditor: Abby Rosales

Education, Research and Technical Committee Chairperson: Christine Quezada

External Affairs Committee Chairperson: Jacylene Jacob

Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson: Leo Lobigan

Finance Committee Chairperson: Reva Gonzaga


UP Materials Science Society Board of Officers (AY'11-'12)

Executive Director: Phoebe Beatrix Arnaiz

Associate Director: Julianus Eymard Quejano

Secretary: Riska Roxanne Lopez

Auditor: Ireen Mae Arevalo

Education, Research and Technical Committee Chairperson: Stelle Baccay

External Affairs Committee Chairperson: Jandell Maro Patron

Internal Affairs Committee Chairperson: Arriane Gayle Basali

Finance Committee Chairperson: Churchill Germaine Villamora


UP Materials Science Society Board of Officers (AY'10-'11)

Executive Director: Raniel Anne Marie Terania Associate Director: Ma. Lourdes Licup Secretary: Noemi Macasaquit Auditor: Pearl Bulalaque Internal Affairs Committee Head: Mara Carenina Melodias Finance Committee Head: Rae Raphael Abenido Education, Research and Technicals Committee Head: Rodienne Meeko Malixi External Affairs Committee Head: Arianne May Jabonero


The Board of Directors, or Directorate, is the highest policy making body of the organization, next to the General Assembly.

List of Members

As of 1st Semester, AY '10-'11


Rae Raphael Abenido, BS MatE

Floyd Abian, MS MSE

Karen Agan, BS MatE

Diosa Marie Aguila, BS MetE

Rigor Lois Alamar, BS MatE

Jesson Allerite, BS MatE

Jean Aubrey Aquinde, MS MSE

Ireen Mae Arevalo, BS MatE

Dexter Arevalo, BS MetE

Phoebe Beatrix Arnaiz, BS MatE

Stelle Baccay, BS MetE

Leecel Banag, BS MatE

Jerome Bantang, BS MetE

Renel Jose Banzon, BS EM

Arianne Gayle Basali, BS MatE

Donamae Bautista, BS MetE

Dianne Kim Bienes, BS MatE

Kay Bormuel, BS MatE

Pearl Bulalaque, BS MatE

Romil Cahatol, BS CE

Jason Albriggs Calayo, BS MatE

Roy Fredrick Carreon, Non-major

Camille Castillo, BS MetE

Leonard Angelo Celebrado, BS MatE

Cherish dela Cruz, BS MatE

Reizel Jonamae dela Cruz, BS MatE

Izy delos Santos, BS MatE

Jerrick Dizon, BS MetE

Iva Esnaira Domingo, BS MetE

Hassein Ebdani, BS MatE (LOA)

Jamie Edosma, BS MatE

Kriss Ann Fantilagan, BS MatE

Miguel Ian Gabriento, Non-major

Christian Dave Galang, BS MatE

Ruth Dyna Go, BS MatE

Reva Gonzaga, BS MatE

Rejiel Gonzales, BS EM

Kumi Marie Hirayama, BS MatE

Krizia Katrina Ip, BS MatE

Arianne May Jabonero, BS MatE

Prince Joseph Erneszer Javier, BS EM

Michael Angelo Lasam, MS Egye

Antonie Aris Lavapie, BS MatE

Wilfred Jerome Lejano, BS MatE

Ma. Lourdes Licup, BS MetE

Alain Daniel Lopez, BS MatE

Riska Roxanne Lopez, BS MatE

Noemi Macasaquit, BS MatE

Kathlyne Macli-ing, BS MatE

Rodienne Meeko Malixi, BS MetE

Alyssa Patricia Manzano, BS IE

Riza Annieli Mariano, BS MetE

Mara Carenina Melodias, BS Geol

Ma. Samantha Mena, BS MetE

Jessa Marie Millanar, BS MatE

Mario Nistal Jr., BS ChE

Francis Gabriel Orduna, MS MetE

Markdale Olarte, BS MetE

Jon Maynard Pastoril, BS MatE

Jandell Maro Patron, BS MetE

Trebor Perucho, BS EM

Lester Wayne Pile, BS MetE

Abigail Polintan, Non-major

Julianus Eymard Quejano, BS MatE

Irene Mae Rafael, BS MatE

Jonas Regidor, MS EnE

Justin Sy, BS MatE

Hannie Lyn Talip, BS MatE

Michael Tan, BS MatE

Roland Gianni Te, B LIS

Joyce Tebelin, BS MatE

Raniel Anne Marie Terania, BS MatE

Hazel Marie Tibule, BS MetE

Katrina Velasco, Non-major

Churchill Germaine Villamora, BS MatE

Margaux Andrea Yap, BS MatE

Olinor Deity Ysmael, BS MatE


See Also

You may refer to the UP MSS Website and our Facebook page for more information about the activities and announcements.

For additional organization information and readings, see the former Newsletter.