UP SANDIWA

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History

It was around 1993 when a group of Tarlaqueños had an idea of consolidating all the students from Tarlac studying in UP Diliman into one group. This far-fetched idea has materialized in the form of this organization called UP SANDIWA.

It was in August 16, 1993 that UP SANDIWA was recognized as the first and only organization of students hailing from Tarlac, with Sir Adrian Roy Valdez the organization’s first President and now a faculty in the Department of Computer Science, College of Engineering, UP Diliman. The organization’s logo, a melting pot, best describes the diversity of the members coming from a province with rich mixture of culture but with one spirit, or in Filipino, “Iba-iba man ang Kulura, iisa naman ang Diwa” where the name SANDIWA was born. The organization was awarded an official tambayan in 2004 at the Vinzons’ Hall tambayan complex where the general assemblies and application for new members are taking place. UP Sandiwa, established in August 16, 1993 is the official organization of UP Diliman students from Tarlac. Sandiwa takes etymology from “isang diwa”, with the premise that though we come from a place where diverse cultures and ethnicities have flocked together, we have one identity bound by our shared affinity for our home province, the Melting Pot of Luzon, TARLAC.

UP Sandiwa has been in function for 18 years now, desirous of being in constant service and concern for Tarlac to the best of our abilities. Of great importance are our banner projects that help enhance the competence of the Tarlaqueno youth.

REV-UP is an entrance exam review program aiming to equip Tarlaqueno high school seniors with knowledge and techniques that help increase their chances of passing the entrance exam of their desired university, especially the highly-coveted UP College Admission Test. Pataasandiwa is an annual competition for high school students with contests such as quiz bee, essay writing, poster making and debate. It is a leg competition to Patalasanlahi, the national interhigh school competition handled by the UP Sanlahi Alliance, of which UP Sandiwa is a member.

UP Sandiwa is an organization of UP Diliman Students of Tarlac who, not only share the same ideals, but more importantly use these ideals together in upholding the will to empower the culture of Tarlac, especially its youth. For the past 18 years and in the future, UP Sandiwa, raising the bar of excellence, will continue to live up to its core thrust, “Dahil ang iskolar ng bayan ay unang naglilingkod sa bayang kanyang pinanggalingan.”

Executive Board

AY 2016-2017

President: Robert Sanders

Executive Secretary: Trexia Lechoncito

Academics Committee Head: Carlo Calma

Externals Committee Head: Lester Umali

Finance Committee Head: Adrian Jimenez

Internals Committee Head: Trisha Galang

Membership Committee Head: Pauline Villegas

Members

AY 2016-2017

Ara Abellar

Niña Bonifacio

Sab Briones

Carlo Calma

Eireen Carlos

Jaian Castro

Alyssa Catanjal

John Jay Cervantes

Renzo Chua

Lizette Cruz

Justine Dantes

Valerie David

Donna Dela Cruz

Leanne Dimalanta

Vea Elli

JM Enriquez

AJ Escalona

Faye Galang

Trisha Galang

Phia Gomez

Emmanuel Guarin

Adrian Jimenez

Trexia Lechoncito

Shawntel Leonardo

Kimy Manzano

Kyle Mariano

MJ Mercado

Gian Muldong

Bea Narcida

Joben Padre

Gerrie Patdu

Hilarry Pineda

Bryan Placido

Angel Quiambao

Red Sajonia

Antonette Salvador

Robert Sanders

Roan Santiago

Arlyn Sapuay

Danica Surla

Gallajahd Tan

Lester Umali

Vivien Villarico

Pauline Villegas


AY 2012-2013

Katrina Abad

Karla Marie Baba

Ma. Luisa Ballesteros

Harrison Bautista

Jade Cainglet

Ma. Angelica Calso

Roselle Canlas

Marxelle Kimdel Castaneda

Michelle Jamilah Choi

Genixon David

Ma. Shanlene Dela Vega

Miguel Angelito Gabriel

Keempee Gacula

Aliana Grace Gimena

Angelo Lagman

Noel Lim

Krystele Ann Manzano

Amancio Melad III

Gerundio Millo

Greg Gio Nucum

Jasmin Pagdanganan

Nico Lorenz Panlican

Abegail Pitpit

Kristine Denise Rafael

Melvin John Ramiscal

Angelica Faye Reguindin

Joseph Anthony Riparip

Javier Tadeo Roxas

Lailanie Roxas

Adana Sales

Charles Kevin Salonga

Ramon Jose Nilo Salvador

Jestine Mari Sanchez

Layton Jan Tee

Monica Tipton

Paola Marie Vargas

Rovivien Vinluan

Patricia Lourdes Viray

Arianne Pauline Zarraga

Activities

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