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The PIA e-Journal is published every month by the Philippine Institute of Architects National Committee on Information and Communications under the Commission for External Affairs. This is accessed and disseminated by its members through the Facebook account of PIA as an electronic file. Later a link shall be provided to access this when the PIA website will be established.

EXEcUTIVE & MANAGEMENT GROUP National President Ma. Tereza V. Fresnido, FPIA VP for External Affairs Ernesto Antonino D. Nasol, FPIA Chairman, Comm. on InfoComm: Kenneth C. Yu, PIA YOUR OWN AD HERE Business Manager Let E. Icasas, FPIA Managing Editor Evy A. Parreno, PIA

Jennifer Gozum, PIA (In the Industry) Melanie O. Soriano, PIA (In the Profession) Eva S. Quiano, PIA (In the Academe) Michelle P Tapang, PIA, PIA-PC (Healthy Working) . Ernie C. Popes, FPIA (PIA Pulse) bureau chiefs YOUR OWN AD HERE

EDITORIAL bOARD Chairman Ma. Tereza V. Fresnido, FPIA Chairman, Comm. on InfoComm: Kenneth C. Yu, PIA Editor-In-Chief Danilo Alano, PIA YOUR OWN AD HERE Managing Editor Genevieve A. Parreno, PIA Contributing Editor Delfin M. Viola III, FPIA EDITORIAL ORGANIZATION Editor-In-Chief Danilo Alano, PIA Managing Editor Genevieve A. Parreno, PIA, PIA-PC Associate Editor Eva S. Quiano, PIA YOUR OWN AD HERE Text and Copy Editor Gloria R. Viola Photo Editor Ric D. Afuang, FPIA, PIA-PC Layout Editor Terry V. Fresnido, FPIA Section Editors Dan Alano, PIA (Cover Story, PIA News & Milestones) Terry Fresnido, FPIA (Inside PIA) Evy A. Parreno, PIA (Section News) YOUR OWN AD HERE Jen M. Sanchez, PIA (Milestones) Kenneth C. Yu, PIA (Products & Trends)

Romeo D. Narvaez, Jr. (Northern Luzon) Teresa C. Velasco, FPIA (Central Luzon) Melchor Faelangco, PIA (Southern Luzon) Bobby S. Duran, PIA (NCR) Emily Sumalinog, PIA (Visayas) Ellen Noemi Durado, PIA (Mindanao) Denick A. Carullo, PIA (International) contributing Editors Del M. Viola III, FPIA, Dan Gonzalez, PIA (Asia) Let E. Icasas, FPIA (Industry) Desk Publisher: Edward Lu Staffers: Marjorie Marcelo (National Secretariat & Finance) Janice Edicagoto (National Special Projects Assistant) Roland Quindoy (Messengerial and General Services) Section Secretaries: Jocelyn Sulteras (Manila)
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President’s Message Editor’s Message Editor’s Note Editorial cOVER fEATURE Ilocos @10 A Decade of Solidarity and Teamwork Congratulatory Message for Ilocos Section cURRENT NEWS PIA Walk & fun Run

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MANILA SEcTION: A Joint christmas Party of Manila and Rizal Section IN ThE AcADEME 27

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IN ThE PROfESSION Gats and Architecture in the Philippines Enter New PRboA chairman Roy cordero: Continuing The PRBoA Commitment & Legacy PIAfI building: The New PIA CEPD Center at the Roof Deck A New Mandate for the PIAfI: Taking on a New Role of CPE Provider YOUR OWN AD HERE MILESTONES cOf Updates Amendments on Its byLaws Launching of 80th Natcon held In cebu: A Prelude to Success Yields a P1.0M Commitment From Davies Paints and Six Other Sponsors 22 15 17

TIP-Quezon city campus: Architecture day 2012 fEATURED ARchITEcT

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Arguably, while it is true that the PIA has always maintained a policy of having QUALITY members, meaning those who have always upheld professionalism, excellence and high standards in the pursuit of their careers and membership in PIA, and NEVER quantity of members, the bulk of whom may not be By-Laws abiding, are known to have unprofessional practice, and churn out mediocre designs which do not contribute at all to the aesthetics of its built environment at the least, let alone its environmental health, etc. etc., we still face up to the fact that our members have biologically finite lives which peak then deteriorate as we age. The Institute has known and seen the demise of many of its illustrious members, most of whom have even left their own legacies in the Institute which are good only for as long as the succeeding leadership maintains them.
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My point: we need to increase our membership, both in the existing Sections by recruiting more members and re-establishing old ones which have ceased to be active, and by chartering new Sections and waving the banner of PIA in their respective areas, even as alternative organization to UAP and AAIF The National . Board has recognized this and seen the need to address this but on a case-to-case basis, proceeding carefully as some potential areas are more difficult to charter than others. Once chartered, the new Section joins the rest of the existing Sections who have proven consistently to be ASSETS to the organization, contributing their fair share in carrying some of the burdens of the Institute thus easing the handling of its day-to-day operations, not only in their Sections but in the National level as well. If we do not infuse new blood to our Section as we have gone too comfortable with the manageable number that we already have, one day we will realize that we cannot do the work in the PIA as much as we used to for we have aged somewhat, but unfortunately, we do not have members who can take on the job that we need to give up. That is indeed a pathetic situation to be in. In spite our recent initiatives on amendments to the By-Laws making new membership requirements more stringent than before thus ensuring quality members coming in, at the same time, if done continuously, say inducting 2 to 5 new quality members every GMM, then perhaps, at the end of the year without realizing it, your Section has grown some 50 to 100%! That is just fabulous, don’t you think? That is my fervent wish! Fraternally yours, AR. TERRY V. FRESNIDO, FPIA National President
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Please find names of Ar. and a lot of revisions to articles submitted as well as to the layout. will generate income to finance our Organization’s projects. PIA Ilocos! We would like to invite you to read other articles on significant issues the PIA faces regarding our organization and the practice. PIA Editor-In-Chief   YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE ERRATUM Our apologies to our readers: PIA e-Journal Volume 001 Series 2012-2013. by way of text messages and the internet. trivia. For those others we have failed to mention here. FPIA and Ar. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE We continue to solicit support from our suppliers and friends by way of placing their advertising materials in the allotted spaces. PIA. After a series of meetings with the editors. PIA. the Editorial Board felt a great relief. We will appreciate it so much if we can muster twelve advertisements for every issue. FPIA. hence this appeal to all our members to support us in this endeavor. finally came its release. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE . This e-journal project. Terry Fresnido. The Editorial Board decided to still release it even after the holidays due to the relevance of the articles contained herein which do not need the time element to be let known. Cris Abbu. we are trying our best to give our readers a better one this time. We wish to thank the many members and friends who. We still welcome bright ideas and other articles from PIA members here and abroad. we are featuring the PIA Ilocos Section from their 10th Anniversary celebrations held in November. and commentaries for your reading pleasure. Ar. We can take a look at how this Section started and how they became a strong one to reckon with. headed by its president. Although we admit that there is still much room for improvement. PIA shown at the right of the article of “Featured Writer” at page 4. It does not stop here. We still experience growing pains as a start. YOUR OWN AD HERE For this issue. –Editors YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Danilo Alano. the logos of their companies shall be seen on the sides of the screen as one browses the Journal. please bring them to our attention in writing and please accept our sincerest apologies and thanks for bearing with us. as conceptualized by our National President Ar. Congratulations to the charter members and the present leaders. We also feature new technology. interchanged to the photos posted in the issue. Ar. Cocoy Alesna. Cocoy Alesna. FPIA picture shown at the left side while Ar. We do strive to always improve our e-Journal every issue but we also need your cooperation to help us do that. Jun Narvaez.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S EDITOR’S MESSAGE Greetings! With the release of the first issue of this Journal. In this issue. We say: Mabuhay ang PIA! EDITOR’S NOTE: This issue as the November and Christmas issue was intended to be released last December 21 but unfortunately did not happen. conveyed their congratulatory greetings and appreciation for such work. We hope you will be richly benefited from them as we have. We will place their advertisements on half-pages in the Journal. Agblag ti. Cris Abbu. 5 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. and contributors. writers.

It has amended its By-Laws yes. By-Laws to suit that of the IAPOA. three years being enough time to register all the architects to it. At that time. needed our endorsement. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . That the UAP-IAPOA hold elections for its National Officers in three years time. As we all know. Back then. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE b. a public organization created by law and subject to public audit of its funds by the Commission on Audit. before the signing of RA 9266 into law by former President GMA. FPIA Way back in 2004. it needed our endorsement. UAP applied immediately to be the IAPOA for the purposes of convenience in the registration as it had most of the registered architects as well as collection of the IAPOA fees. Even the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) that the PRBoA has come up with through UAP is disadvantageous to other organizations in direct violation of RA 9266. should amend its . UAP’s implementation is even worse. this organization was non-existent and has yet to be formed once integration has been done so that elections of new officers may be held and they can thus continue with the nitty-gritty of the IAPOA. UAP has not complied with any of our conditions. But then. thus YOUR OWN AD HERE 6 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. 4. Fresnido. That the UAP being a private organization. They have added more provisions in the implementation than RA 9266 required. including members of PIA and AAIF and other . Or so we thought as that is the logical process to be followed. is now enshrined in RA 9266 under Chapter __. YOUR OWN AD HERE To this day. It was granted by the PRC through PRBoA Board Resolution no. Section __. we did eventually give our endorsement but we gave conditions and these were the following: a. the initiating panel from UAP headed by its then National President Robert Sac. again. The law called for the individual integration of all PRC-registered Filipino architects into an organization called the IAPOA.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S EDITORIAL Danilo Alano. Terry V. the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization for Architects. This ensured the continued existence of organizations other than the UAP This . For the record. we didn’t have any legal counsel so it was up to our own panel to liaison and coordinate it with them. making sure PIA does not end up on the loosing end. as it insists to become the IAPOA. existing architectural organizations. but not conforming to that of the IAPOA as should be. PIA Our Issue Against UAP: Is It Truly the IAPOA? Ar. preventing resistant PIA members and other architects from registering. We agreed through the National Board who acted upon the recommendations of our then panel representatives with the concession granted to it to include “without prejudice to other existing architectural organizations” in the law.

This is definitely not a condition of the IAPOA as it recognizes the chapter membership of architects to their respective organizations other than the IAPOA. Cebu and Baguio-Benguet Sections. It hopes to at least register up to 22. and not for its survival as dominant organization. and last but not least. It should be as simple as that. providing alternative voice to the issues and concerns of the professionals. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 7 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL.000 architects more or less registered of the 27. let alone some action up to the present. and that also means paying the chapter fees since 2004 as a requirement to update oneself. it has always done its own thing over the years. FPIA as PIA President. This is very opposite to that of the spirit of RA 9266 which seeks to register ALL architects. As for PIA. But to UAP chapters as well? That is too much as we are already members of our own chapters in PIA and especially when we choose to be active only in one which of course is the PIA Section we belong to. We have also forwarded the same complaint letter to the office of Senator Trillanes whose Senate Committee hears them. contributing its share in protecting and developing the profession as well as upholding the rights of architects in our country as guaranteed by RA 9266. we don’t mind . In the case of UAP members. this is also the heart of our complaint as membership to chapters of the UAP is also required. No one is threatening its place in the profession as it has established itself stably by its sheer numbers alone. but that the PRC has. not IAPOA requirements. In the case of PIA members. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . justifying giving the IAPOA to UAP . . It has been that long and still no answer. paying to UAP-IAPOA for IAPOA dues annually. In general. catering to the needs of its members through its Section leaderships. We learned that most PIA members have already registered to UAP as IAPOA members and even joined their existing chapters or in the case of Greater Davao. but UAP wants it all! As a true IAPOA where members can be members of other organizations as well so that their strengths may be shared within for the benefit of the IAPOA and thus its membership as a whole. it would be advantageous to UAP to adopt an open mind and see the benefits of implementing the law in accordance to the spirit by which it was created in the first place. However. saying that they have no jurisdiction. though they will wait for the action of PRC in case some violation of the law has indeed been done in the course of implementation. chartered their own chapters in UAP This only to comply with UAP directives.000 (figures given in 2011) licenses they have issued ever since.000. during the first term of Benny Loy. they pay to their UAP chapters. they should pay to their respective PIA Sections.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S depriving them of their livelihood and constitutional right to earn a living as they could not practice. The PIA has forwarded its complaints in four letters already to three subsequent-term PRC Commissioners since 2008. as the law intended. Their response was quite disappointing. Both should pay the IAPOA dues to UAP For the chapters/sections are directly responsible for their members. This is the complaint the PRBoA has shared to PIA as it only has about 11.

Jenecis Joey C. he invited Ar. thus this became our best weapon for lasting a decade. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 8 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Clifford Domingo during the meeting with the core group for the 10th Anniversary preparation in which he wanted to emphasize the number 10 and at the same time to serve as a photo booth for the event. Loy. When he started practicing his profession in his home province Ilocos Norte. Agbiagtay amin! Agbiag ti PIA! frances Joie G. Indeed. Batacan and Junard Vidad made the number 10 in bigger size of the night caption backdrop. Solidarity as defined means working hand-in-hand in building a strong and unbreakable organization. Lucas PIA Secretariat. We wish to thank our benevolent supporters. So as a National Member. he made an effort to start in Ilocos a PIA Section but was not able to come up with a minimum of ten (10) Corporate Members as a requirement to charter a Section because there were still few Architects during those times. PIA Ilocos @ 10 and sprinkled glitters with colors of silver and red for a better light effect at night. Jun Marapao first became a PIA Member at the National Section in 1996 where he met Ar. Frances Joie G. Benny P . PIA Nestled in the heart of Laoag City. our untiring officers and members to continue to enhance the progress of our land through continued cooperation and solidarity. Pascual. Ilocos Section YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE ION PIa ILOCOS SECT YOUR OWN AD HERE SOLIDaRITY a DECaDE OF WORK aND TEaM YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Ar. he continued attending Conventions and other PIA National Affairs and usually hanged out with PIA Baguio Benguet Section. Jun Benavidez of Davies Paints who eventually became his friends. Palacio de Laoag Hotel was the fitting venue of our 10th Anniversary Celebration.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S COVER STORY Danilo Alano. An interesting anecdote for the anniversary backdrop was broughtout by Ar. the evening’s festivities was centered on the sections teamwork. Lucas. Later. FPIA of Benguet Baguio Section and Engr. Mar Palafox and Ar. The warm evening amidst the star-lit sky of Patio Palacio provided the perfect atmosphere for our anniversary. Nestor de la Cruz in attending a tripartite affair of PIA Baguio Benguet Section. To emphasize the special event of the night the team of Ar. This shows that each and every one of this section has given their valuable time and dedication in building a strong fellowship regardless of stature and position. Marlon N.

Edwin Tabayaay. but the lengthy commute to the La Union GMM’s proved to be taxing. Wendell Chua (Vice Gov. FPIA • 2nd Anniversary Celebration 2004 at Palacio de Laoag Theme: PIA Standing strong and united through the wave of changing trends & diversity Guest Speaker: Hon. Ar. FPIA and with the support of our fellow Architects and members. Aida Cabang. After a decade of solidarity and teamwork the section has grown from the initial 22 members to 57 strong active memberships. Ar. FPIA. Ar. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE . Glen Guerrero. Rodel Ballesteros. Nestor dela Cruz. Karol Sahagun. Marapao Jr. Ar. PIA. Ar. PIA. Rolly Cariaga. Benny P Loy FPIA and sponsored by Engr. the section experienced numerous highs and lows characteristic of a growing organization. Odette Guillermo PIA. Pagudpud Theme: The advocate of true leadership & the real essence of camaraderie Guest Speaker: Mayor Marlon Sales 9 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Jun Benavidez of Davies Paints. PIA. YOUR OWN AD HERE ASSOcIATE MEMbERS: Alex Adam. Under the headship of Ar. Don Marc Ganal and Sonny Sumaoang. Mar Palafox. Initially the pioneers were inducted Corporate Members in the PIA La Union Section for two years. FPIA together with the College of fellows who witnessed the birthing of the Ilocos Section. the Philippine Institute of Architects. Bienvenido C. Over the years the section has achieved the following milestones: • 1st Anniversary Celebration 2003 at the Palacio de Laoag Guest Speaker: Ar.Ilocos Section forged ahead the unchartered waters of Professional Practice. Rolly Cariaga. Adore Almerol.. Ernesto Zarate. In addition. PIA. and Ar.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S COVER STORY Danilo Alano. saw their dream become a reality. Vivian Domingo. Ar. It was on a warm Friday evening of October 25. PIA. PIA. Remigio Abello. Connie Afaga . the Ilocos Norte Architects . Zuriel La Torre. Kristine Madamba. Through the inspiration and support of the Section Establishment Director embodied by Ar. FPIA was the one who led the charging of all the members on that warm October evening. Ar. Ar. Ilocos Section began through the efforts of these three chartering corporate members and this time with the inclusion of Ar. PIA. Orlando Villarin.) • 3rd Anniversary Celebration-2005 at the Boracay of the North. Clifford Domingo and Paul Aguillon It was PIA National President Ar. AffILIATE MEMbERS: Jonathan Dones. 2002 when PIAIlocos Section came to existence composed mainly of the Chartering members namely: cOPRPORATE MEMbERS: Ar. PIA. Jun Marapao. Ar. PIA In time. Romeo Visaya.

Ernesto Nasol. Talingaan Laoag City And indeed last April 2012 . 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Talingaan Laoag City • Architecture Week Symposium – 2010 at the Divine Word College Theater.Project Turnover / Bgy. Currimao Ilocos Norte Theme: Ilocos Section going strong @ 4 and beyond Guest Speakers: Ar. Other important Heads of the Ilocos Region like Ilocos Sur Gov. a landmark first for the Ilocos Section. Ar. Toto Lazo • 7th Anniversary Celebration-2009 at Pangil Beach Resort. our section also hosted the 79th PIA National Convention. FPIA • 9th Anniversary Celebration-2011at Palacio de Laoag Theme: Re-dedication Ceremonies Guest Speakers: Hon. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 10 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Jess Kayanan. Bgy 1 San Nicolas I.Project Commencement / Bgy. 2012 . Jun Nasol & Ar. Imee Marcos proxied by Hon. . Chavit Singson. Ernesto Zarate • Gawad Kalinga Two Storey Duplex. Wendell Chua (Vice-Gov. Nonong Marcos (Ilocos Norte Board Member and an Environmentalist). Guest speakers: Ar. 2009 . Currimao Ilocos Norte Theme: Disaster Preparedness Planning Guest Speakers: Hon. FPIA • 8th Anniversary Celebration-2010 at Rosewell Hotel. Ar. Michael Keon as proxied by Atty. Theme: IAPOA What You Should Know Guest Speakers. Indeed. • 5th Anniversary Celebration-2007 at the Palacio de Laoag Theme: PIA Renovation • 6th Anniversary Celebration-2008 at Palacio de Laoag Theme: Growth Through Adversity Guest Speakers: Hon. Benedict P Loy FPIA . These milestones and our regular GMM’s foster general camaraderie and has kept the majority of the section well-abreast about current trends and products in the construction & design industry. PIA • 4th Anniversary Celebration-2006 at Pangil Beach Resort. with no less than Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos as Guest of Honor & Speaker.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S COVER STORY Danilo Alano. Laoag City Councilor Chevylle Fariñas and Laoag City Mayor Michael Fariñas took part as Speaker in some of the Convention activities.N.) • Joint Tree Planting Program with UAP Ilocos • Gawad Kalinga Two Storey Duplex.

PIA December 2010 Divine Word College of Laoag Architecture Week Sponsored by PIA Ilocos Section • Speakers: Ar.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S COVER STORY Danilo Alano. Laoag City YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 11 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. FPIA YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE PIA Ilocos Section Gawad Kalinga (DUPLEX) Project Location: Brgy Talingaan. Ernesto Zarate. Antonino Nasol. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . FPIA & Ar.

Laoag City Theme: Bridging Ourselves on Heritage. Melchor Faelangco. the PIA Ilocos Section has provided to our communities. PIA March 31 – April 1.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S COVER STORY Danilo Alano. lookforward to where we are heading in the future. Our Wealth Happy 10th Blessed Anniversary and Congratulations for hosting a successful and inspiring National Convention. 2012 . PIA Rizal Section President The 2012 Anniversary honors the 10 years of Professional excellence. This celebration likewise will look back at the accomplishments we have done. Josephine Marapao YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 12 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. and at the same time. Engr. Ar. Congratulations and continue in being one of the Pilars of Philippine creativity and development. Still strong through the years and getting stronger every year.79th PIA National Convention. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Mabuhay ang PIA!!!!! Ar. Congratulations sa inyong 10 Anibersaryo. Tonet Paredes YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE PIA @10 – a successful “decade” get together.

YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Ar. Product Presentations…. GMM…. milestoning a decade of existence capped with hosting of the 79th NatCon is no mediocre feat. Fort Ilocandia Resort Hotel & Casino YOUR OWN AD HERE On behalf of the National Board of Directors.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S COVER STORY Danilo Alano. Ilocos Norte. Terry Fresnido. The survival itself of a Section amidst many trials whether within the local environment or national milieu. 2012 : Chartering of PIA Ilocos Section. That speaks of great sustaining leadership and unwavering support of the membership and the local industry. As a PIA Section. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . our congratulations to our beloved ILOCOS SECTION. let alone doing it for 10 years already is a great accomplishment in itself. Once again. I would like to extend to the PIA Ilocos Section our heartfelt congratulations on their 10th Chartering Anniversary last Nov. PIA PIA Ilocos Section Activities Anniversaries…. 3 2012 the celebration of which was held in informal settings at the Palacio de Laoag in Laoag City. Christmas Parties…. FPIA National President YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 13 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. THE PIONEERS: YOUR OWN AD HERE CHARTERED CORPORATE MEMBERS October 25.

1k Loop Walkathon. YOUR OWN AD HERE We hope everyone will support this worthwhile endeavor for this will not only earn funds for the Institute but will create bonding opportunities for all the participants as well! The memories will be priceless! For further information. the PIA is launching this particular sporting event.00 (for student or student affiliate members of JrPIA. mineral water during the race as well as breakfast or brunch meal. please show student ID as current enrollee). This term. In the 70’s and early 80’s.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S CURRENT NEWS PIA WAlk & FUn RUn: Terry Fresnido. the PIA with its members. The PIA Walk shall be a low-impact race with minimal stress and should interest our older members. friends in the industry and sponsoring companies will be trouping to the East Capitol Drive of Bgy. For P500. FPIA Finally we are doing it! In the early morning of January 19. Terry V. FPIA Commemorating 80 years of the Institute’s Colorful Existence Ar. 2013. 2013. please contact the PIA National or Manila Section Secretariats at tel. each participant will be entitled to get a running jersey (to be worn during the run-walk). a small towel. we choose to resurrect it and this time include the Fun Run: a two-category competition: the 5k and the 10k marathon runs to attract the younger enthusiasts. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . and the 3K Walk with Pet. their families. Fun and exciting prizes are at stake here. this was discontinued during the dark days of PIA and no longer resumed after the PIA settled down in the mid-80’s. Unfortunately. so that as one of its sporting and health programs for this term. seriously! Registration will open from January 3. The Institute is sincere in its concern for the physical and mental health of its members as the Institute itself likewise advances in years. Details will be indicated in the registration form. See you all there! YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 14 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. nos. 2013 up to January 12. the 80th year of PIA’s founding anniversary. 634-1762. Kapitolyo to hold the first ever PIA Fun Run and Walk to commemorate a milestone year next year. Fresnido. the PIA used to hold the “PIA Walk” which was a walkathon usually held at the Quezon Memorial or the Makati Business District (in some years).00 (PIA and family members and non-PIA) or P300. It is an event for all to participate! It has two variations: the 2.

which covers services from the territory of one member into the territory of another member via telecommunications or email. which covers both trade in merchandise and services. where the person/s of one member enters the territory of another member to supply a service. “What would be the effect of GATS with regards to the practice of Architecture in the Philippines?” The WTO classifies GATS’ supply of services into four modes: (1) cross border supply. applies provision on marketing of services. FAs (Foreign YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 15 ILOcOS SEcTION AT 10 • PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. 02 SERIES 2012-2013E-JOURNAL PIA • VOL. GATT then was replaced by WTO or World Trade Organization in 1986. PIA Melanie June O. non-tariff barriers. It is expected to take full effect on the year 2020. Soriano. and (4) presence of natural persons. providing rules for international trade negotiations. GATS.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE PROFESSION Ar. hence. Subsequently. It was developed when GATT or General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade was signed in Geneva in 1947. Melanie Soriano. international trade further liberalized. which is limited to tariff-reductions. refers to circumstances where a consumer moves into another territory of another member to obtain a service. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . If those shall be translated. they decided to form GATS or General Agreement on Trade in Services. to ultimately fulfil demands for those who are in service trading. where trading internationally has become more efficient. the main question is. (3) commercial presence. PIA Gats and Architecture in the Philippines It all started when the world entered the economic globalization period. (2) consumption abroad. By WTO’s much wider authorization. which only exclude those that are provided for government or public service. and the like. But. where a supplier of one member set up a territorial presence in another member’s territory.

T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE PROFESSION Melanie June O. (2) FAs are not encouraged to practice independently but must collaborate with Host Nation-registered and licensed architects. according to PRBoA. YOUR OWN AD HERE Philippine registered and licensed Architects have around 8 more years before the full-blast of GATS. Mode 2 (if a Filipino client goes for a service from another member nation). PIA Architects) would be able to practice architecture in our country by Mode 1 (through the use of the internet). but they include lots of competitors as well. However. standards and related professional practice and development/ construction/ building conditions/ requirements. In other words. or if collaborated with Filipino architects). Soriano. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 16 ILOcOS SEcTION AT 10 • PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. advocacy works. and (3) The future liberalization of trade in professional architectural services must recognize and defer to Host Nation laws. there are some considerations on GATS that can be taken into account: (1) GATS is mainly a public sector instrument that may have not fully considered certain broad implications on private sector architectural practices and services. if given temporary registration. and Mode 4 (if authenticated by our local architects. research. There are many ways to get ready upon its effect. cooperation with the Government. 02 SERIES 2012-2013E-JOURNAL PIA • VOL. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . many opportunities would come our way. like specializing. or even team up with FAs here in the country or overseas. who largely satisfy residency and Host Nation presence requirements. It is for us to decide on what to do and start as early as now to be globally-competitive. graduate studies. and who assume professional responsibilities and civil liabilities under Host Nation laws.

FUAP replacing Ar. Fresnido. PIA Enter new PRBoA Chairman Roy Cordero: Ar. and not ILOcOS SEcTION AT 10 • PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. The need to upgrade the lot of practitioners to be at par with global standards and to have core competencies demanded by the global markets in anticipation of the implementation of the GATT/ GATTS LAW. They have also helped create chapters of UAP in Doha. . Riyadh. The highlights of the discussions were as follows: 1. FPIA and Board Secretary Eva “Bang” Quiano. trouped to the PRC offices of the Professional Regulatory Board of Architecture (PRBoA) to make a courtesy call on newly appointed Chairman Roy Cordero. FUAP HFPIA. predominantly the niche of Filipino practitioners in the global markets are now being slowly taken away by foreign architects if we do not do something. Our purpose was to meet him in person. The PRC finds it difficult to track down our professionals after they have gotten their licenses and that is where the organizations play a vital role and should cooperate with the efforts of the PRBoA to monitor by always updating the databanks on their members. FPIA and Jun Nasol. FUAP HFPIA. joined him and . YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 2. Dubai and Alkohbar so that the conduct of board exams have already taken place in those areas and many have passed successfully. They observed that even the production services. VPs Ernie Popes. who retired. they were very helpful in lessening the formality of the visit to really focus on the discussions and we got right down to the issues at hand. The need to register all the architects as per RA 9266. YOUR OWN AD HERE Both Board Members Gigi Chuachiaco. It is the responsibility of those already abroad to conduct review classes there so that more nonlicensed Filipino graduates will be encouraged to take the exams. like offering more updated computer programs on architectural drawings. FPIA Continuing The PRBoA Commitment & legacy It was a fiercely hot morning when the PIA National Board of Directors Executive Committee headed by yours truly NP Terry Fresnido. PIA. They discussed the long range plans of the PRBoA to upgrade Filipino architects to be at par with global demands in the global market. This means the competitive and outstanding delivery of services by Filipino architects at jobs both here and abroad which will up the standards and thus make them competitive to receive deserving fees based on standards in the global market. Soriano. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 17 . FPIA. Terry V. FUAP HFPIA and Nanette Segovia. the legitimate PIA and be able to discuss directly with him our issues and concerns as an Institute.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE PROFESSION Melanie June O. and likewise introduce ourselves as . even when it means having to travel to the Middle East twice a year just to conduct Board Exams to our Filipino aspirants there. They have conducted the oathtaking of new architects in the respective Philippine embassies in those cities. . Boy Alli. 02 SERIES 2012-2013E-JOURNAL PIA • VOL.

or direct players such as developers. PIA have to dive or unknowingly accept low fees even when such low fees are already considered high enough in the local practice. PIA informed them that as of last follow up. While the handpicked assignment of UAP as the IAPOA is not an issue and never had been as we already conceded their dominance by sheer number of members. Professional conduct of architects AT ALL TIMES wherever the projects may take them. we still need to comply with the law and hold elections once all the architects have been integrated to the IAPOA and form the proper IAPOA in accordance with the law. This is violative of the provision protecting the organizations other than UAP which is enshrined in RA 9266 “without prejudice to other existing organizations”. The Board said that the CPE programs they prefer to accredit are the formal academic courses that offer supplementary skill and knowledge on architectural practice and related ones.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE PROFESSION Melanie June O. We believe we do not have to pay separately to UAP chapters and attend chapter GMMs as we are already members of our own chapters which function similar to that of UAP the private organization. individuals involved in forwarding or recommending architects to their clients. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 4. among others. YOUR OWN AD HERE 18 ILOcOS SEcTION AT 10 • PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. The pursuit of favorable alliances of significant players in the market such as allied professionals. c. and that’s it. Continuing Professional Education and Development. The law just requires members to pay annual dues to the IAPOA. Soriano. similar to PIA and the AAIF The PRBoA . PIA has already applied though some requirements have still to be submitted. not as how UAP is now today. YOUR OWN AD HERE b. our letters are already with the legal department of the PRC for their recommendation. d. members will bring this to the attention of PRC Commissioner as the issue is the interpretation of the law. the UAP remains a private organization with freedom to use and disburse IAPOA funds for its own operational use. This has always been our paramount complaint on this concern. YOUR OWN AD HERE PIA already sent four letters of complaints to the PRC Commissioners since 2008 calling their attention to the questionable implementation of RA 9266 by UAP as the IAPOA. There should be a dividing line where it performs as the IAPOA and where it works as a private organization. YOUR OWN AD HERE The issue why non-UAP should be subject to further membership in UAP chapters which assess dues since 2004 to update. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . meaning their own legal interpretation of the law. Anticipation of demands in the market by BEING INVOLVED ACTIVELY in the playing field and last but not least. As the IAPOA is a public organization created by law and subject to audit of its funds by the Commission on Audit. YOUR OWN AD HERE 3. They already accredited UAP-IAPOA as provider along with other entities and they are open to others as well for as long as they qualify to be accredited. To do so is completely up to . The answers to these they believe are: a. 02 SERIES 2012-2013E-JOURNAL PIA • VOL.

Ernie popes. they cannot renew their PRC license and thus could not practice. PIA the paying members. FPIA and partially hidden is National Board Secretary Eva Quiaño. Tereza Fresnido . partially hidden is new PRBoA Chairman Roy Cordero) YOUR OWN AD HERE 19 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. VP for Public Affairs. Furthermore. Eva Quiaño. FPIA. Nanette Segovia. FUAP. Chairman Boy Cordero. The PRBoA examiners clarified though that the PRC has the power to audit the IAPOA. 5. the PRBoA assured PIA that it will get its funding from UAP which will earmark a percentage of its budget for the functions of the PCAP . FPIA in a posterity pose for the PRC Courtesy Call to New PRBoA Chairman) YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 6. PIA.000 registered architects to the IAPOA every year. and (standing) Gigi Chuachiaco. Therein lies again the point of complaint of PIA: the law does not require it. (Left panel composed of PIA NB Execom Members Ernesto Antonino Nasol. The cordial meeting then came to an end and the PIA Execom members made their goodbyes.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE PROFESSION Melanie June O. the PCAP shall function under the supervision and jurisdiction of the IAPOA. where it brings the funds collected from some 11. VP for Administrative Affairs. On right side are PRCBoA Members Nanette Segovia. National President Ma. The Board also clarified that CPE points are not needed to renew PRC license but the IAPOA has deemed it necessary to do so for the renewal of IAPOA registration. It is an additional imposition by UAP as IAPOA prohibiting some architects from registering. FPIA. Soriano. Tereza Fresnido . 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . and Ernie Popes. FUAP. (L-R : Ernesto Antonino Nasol. On the issue of PCAP UAP has pushed . FUAP. FPIA. PIA. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE The PIA National Board also updated the Board on the Institute and its activities and programs and even invited them to attend the Honor Dinner of our 80th NatCon for which they will await the formal invites soon. FPIA. but not as a requirement to renew IAPOA membership and consequently our PRC license. through with it but has not seen the need to register it separately with the SEC as its primer intended so that it can raise funds separately from the IAPOA for all its legislative pursuits. FUAP. National President Ma. therefore. Finally.

Sy. and Jose A. Soriano. Architectural designers should also be updated as to new trends and materials available and be able to translate that to forms and designs reflective of his present milieu. product presentations. Viola. FPIA (Treasurer). Rivas. Uy. Fresnido (Board Secretary). FPIA.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE PROFESSION Ar. these will generate enough funds to make this program a reality and more significantly. Pantangco. (PIAFI) which has taken on the role of Provider of such added knowledge and education for the continuing development of PIA members. FPIA. this is already ongoing at the present milieu. there is a need for our architectural professionals to be globally competitive. FPIA Melanie June O. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE . YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Photo of Roof Deck YOUR OWN AD HERE Education and Professional Development (CEPD). be able to sustain it. they should be well entrenched on the professional as to earn him leadership in the global markets. PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. More updates will be forthcoming in the next issues of this journal. Domingo. These competencies should not just be acquired. Cruz. FPIA. Under the auspices of the PIA Foundation Inc. Manuel E. trainings. Icasas. Trustees: Roger G. fora. This should translate to our practitioners having special competencies to offer the global market. Villarosa. Jane A. PIA. Parreno. state-of-the-art facilities for seminars. Norberto V. FPIA (President). Delfin M. PIA. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE The PIA sees itself as a provider of such expertise with its access to programs and human resources from among its members and allies who can provide such expertise that are anticipated to be required by the global market. PIA. the PIAFI has invited supplier companies for long duration materials exhibits at the roof deck. and all sorts of activities for the PIA Center for Continuing 20 Officers of the PIAFI are Del C. workshops. it will now provide as well the venue of the PIA Center building. Hopefully. Genevieve A. PIA PIAFI Building The new PIA CEPD Center at the Roof Deck With the anticipation of the implementation of the GATT law in 2015. FPIA. Edgardo B. Fresnido. particularly its roof deck which will provide comfortable. Terry V. Benjamin A. FPIA (Vice President) Terry V. In fact. A lot of our architects are already participating and deriving sizable livelihood from global clients with the advent of convenient and inexpensive communications and information systems. To offset the costs of retrofitting said venue as well as its maintenance.

under the leadership of incumbent President Del Pantangco. it has also been its building administrator following the MOA. Del Viola III. Marylou Ventura. Terry V. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . and from technical people provided by our allied professionals and manufacturing industries. which was composed of very willing. but what happens when it is done? YOUR OWN AD HERE During the PIAFI presidency of Ar. The PIAFI. started the Saturday Lecture Series. We had YOUR OWN AD HERE an average of four subsidized lectures on A c a d e m i c (theories). As a start up project. Not only is it the builder of the Center. FPIA Melanie June O. which it did then and still continues to this day. Practical (best practices) and Technical (Industry) Exchange every Saturday for that whole year and it was quite successful. The pool of resource speakers was taken from our own members who were academicians or practitioners or both. PIA. The topics were interesting even to our older members who did not miss up the chance to learn new things. Fresnido. the PIA Foundation Inc. pro bono experts in their respective fields. the PIA Center for CEPD was created. Watch out for the forthcoming launching once this will be finished. So what have we come up with so far? The Institute has definitely recognized and continue to do so the importance of the role that the Foundation is playing. And that has worked well for the Institute so that it could then focus on other equally important tasks it has to do.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE PROFESSION A New Mandate for the PIAFI: Ar. during the two terms of Ar. has seen fit to assume the role of implementor of this worthwhile program with the Center providing the venues for such. tasked with translating its floor spaces into rentable income for the Institute and managing the day-to-day operations of the building. We had proven that this was possible and even sustainable so that the PIA Center for CEPD can indeed operate as legitimate provider in the long term. An informal Lecturer’s Bureau was also established. PIA Taking on a New Role of CPE Provider With the near completion of the PIA Center Building. He just needs to transform the roofdeck into comfortable and appropriate venues to hold said lectures. the Committee on Education and Research then headed by Ar. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 21 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. a special meeting of the Board of Trustees was called to specifically address this issue. is looking for a new mandate to define its role where the Institute is concerned. The Memorandum of Agreement between the Foundation and the Institute is good while the construction of the Center is being completed. spanning the agendas of many National Board meetings. Likewise. FPIA as PIA President (2008-2010) this was also widely discussed. FPIA. In a board resolution of the Institute BoD many years past. FPIA. Benny Loy. Soriano.

YOUR OWN AD HERE College of Fellow member in the National Board YOUR OWN AD HERE among others. to Scribe and Bursar. to discuss and finally approve the initiatives for amendments to the By-Laws of the College. YOUR OWN AD HERE This term. the College is once again revisiting the former initiatives. Other proposed amendments include: YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE a. The bulk of said initiatives are the ones tackling the qualifications to be elevated to Fellow member from Corporate. Posthumous Advancement to Fellow YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE e. under new Chancellor Manuel “Let” Icasas. PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Eric Nacorda. Terry V. b. integrating it later with the rest of the By-laws of the Institute. The Jury of Discipline f. This time. an inconsistent adherence to these provisions. Inclusion of the functions of the Officers of the College from Chancellor. g College Council of Elders Fellow Member in Good Standing YOUR OWN AD HERE h. to Vice Chancellor. c. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 22 . 9-Point Proposed Amendments for the Institute’s By-laws Ar. Sanchez. Exemption from the 10-year residency required for elevation.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S MILESTONES Jen M. Fresnido. or rather non-provision in the ByLaws. Chairman of the Committee on Amendments. before the start of the 6th National Board meeting. the College of Fellows met up at the Jade Palace along Shaw Blvd. Removal of the 10% of total number of Corporate Members in good standing to be total number of Fellows in the College as a requirement to determine the number of corporate members to be elevated to the College but not to exceed 5 per year. PIA COF Updates Amendments on Its Bylaws. he submitted a summary of all the initiatives forwarded by members of the College led by Chancellor Del Pantangco. FPIA Last October 20. FPIA. the College saw fit to address this issue and resolve it through the introduction of said proposed amendments. FPIA during last term’s proposals. Led by Ar. d. These were made a contention in previous elevations in order to suit the ones preferred to be elevated. Resignation of a Fellow from the Institute i.

Later they were joined in the photo ops by other supporters and sponsors of Cebu convention. as well as local suppliers supporting the Section and traditional sponsors who sent out their representatives to join in the simple affair. Alex Dela Peña and Mr. if the launching was any indication. Sanchez. 2012. which pledged P250k for the Architects’ Night. PIA launching of 80th natCon held In Cebu: A Prelude to Success Yields a P1. including Boysen Paints. Girlie Maraya-Ang. also presented a well-balanced programme for the three-day affair. Jocel Yacub and Mr. Co-Chairman of Plans and Programs. who arrived from Manila to represent the National Board. along with Ar. Signing of the P1. FPIA. PIA.0M Commitment From Davies Paints and Six Other Sponsors Ar. Alex Dela Peña PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. on the foreign resource speakers who will expound on their green architecture advocacies.0M sponsorship pledge by Davies Paints representatives Mr. 23 YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE PIA Cebu Section Board Secretary Emilie Pepito-Sumalinog with Davies representatives Mr. FPIA City Sports Club Cebu. the host for the forthcoming PIA 80th Anniversary and National Convention. Jocel Yacub. Cocoy Alesna. We enjoin everyone to be a part of this momentous affair. Cris Abbu. for the ultimate success of the forthcoming event. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE The highlights of the evening were: 1. 3.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S MILESTONES Jen M. PIA Cebu Section. the champagne toast by NP Terry Fresnido. who. All in all. It was well attended by Cebu Section members and affiliate members. 2. through its Convention Committee chaired by the beauteous and very charming Chairman Ar. the briefs with video presented by Ar. achieving all their projected targets. successfully launched the convention at the Sinulog Grand Ballroom. Fresnido. Cebu City. the 80th NatCon will indeed be a sure success for PIA Cebu Section and the Institute. Stanley Ong. Cebu City in the evening of October 19. City Sports Club. Terry V. FPIA. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE . definitely a not-to-be-missed event by any red-blooded PIA member. Finally. represented by Mr. Cebu Business Center.

PIA PIA . GERMAIN M. Transportation Finance Registration MATHEU. COSGAFA. MARK S. NORBERTO V. toasting to the success of the convention. T. VICTOR M. ONG. GENEVIEVE S. 24 YOUR OWN AD HERE PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Alex Dela Peña and Mr. NOEL MARIO M.80th National Convention Working Committees COMMITTEE Convention Chairman Vice Chairman Plans & Programs NAMES ANG. FROILAN III A. Marketing Physical Arrangement FLORES. ALESNA. Entertainment Secretariat Awards SANCHEZ. CHESTER SANTIZO. TIO. JIMSON ABBU. DUCCIO GIANI C. CRIS CYRIL C. DANIEL HUMBERTO III J. X-JAY L. UY. PYRRHA Ways & Means NAVARRA. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE PIA National President Terry Fresnido flanked by Mr. BOLOYOS. ARVIN JOSEPH T. YU. DIOSCORO JR. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Design Committee YOUR OWN AD HERE Beauteous and very charming PIA 80th National Convention Chairman Germain ‘Girlie’ Ang. JASON LIM. EVERET AGUILAR. Sanchez. SALVE MARIE Documentation OCLEASA. JASPER L. MAREINE DALANON. MARLO D. JOEL Manpower/Security VIOS. MELISSA D. RIVERA. JINKY A. MAGDALE. GADOR. PARADO. MICHAEL ARDIENTE.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S MILESTONES Jen M. RAMON JR N. N. ONEAL ROJAS. MARTINEZ. MYLA Accommodations ROJAS. VIOS. VILLARAZA. Jocel Yacub of Davies Paints. MALASARTE. SUMALINOG. JOHN MICHAEL S. RHEA ASPERA. RAMON JR. SIMANGCA. GLENN G.

FPIA YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 25 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S PRESIDENTIAL AFFAIRS Terry Fresnido. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 .

Tereza Fresnido and National Secretary Eva “Bang” Quiaño The line dance showcasing 70’s Dance Numbers and this year Gangnam Style YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE All the party goers. who are still present when this posterity pose was taken near midnight of December 13.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S YOUR OWN AD HERE A very tired but happy National President Ma. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE . 2012 26 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL.

The night was even made livelier by the participation of the Children’s Joy Foundation rondalla and carolers YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 27 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Nothing brings back thoughts of the 70’s like those hanging vinyl records and plenty of posters of 70’s icons on the wall. extra wide ties. Wearing these 70’s related garb. PIA Love the nightlife? Like to boogie? Can you dig it? Then turn up those disco tunes and party like its 1975! The Joint Christmas Party of the PIA Manila and Rizal transported us back to the decade of bell bottoms. platform shoes and the androgynous hippie look – flowery/tie-dye shirts. big collared shirt. members of both sections and guests attended the party held last December 13 at the Roof Deck of the PIA Center turned ‘Disco dance floor’.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S SECTION NEWS PIA Manila and Rizal Sections Joint Christmas Party Ar. Jeppo Gozum. big Afro hair. pop and Motown hits. The 70’s celebrated peace. frayed jeans and peace sign jewelry. love and shakin’ your groove thing… music flowing all night long as there were plenty of great music to dance to including disco. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 .

02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Here’s to us all. Wishing peace. Parlor games. Randy Ragadio of Manila and Ar. raffles and exchange gift also added enjoyment to the already ‘hip’ party.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S with their medley of Christmas song. May the 70’s force be with you. Mel Faelangco of Rizal. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 28 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. The night ended with a Christmas Toast from the two Section Presidents. happiness for many Christmas to come. Ar. prosperity.

The game was open not only for the members of the organization but for all male architecture students from 1st yr. to 5th yr. JEMIL. There were 8 teams who joined the game: • • • • • • • • Arkilabots Extra Rice Matatanderz Team Bogart Freshmen Biglang Liko Boys Arkipetix Tom And Friends YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Medals and trophy awarded by Jr. 29 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. photo enhancing competition. Popes The players from different year levels during the game. Quiano. design competition and Basketball Game.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE ACADEME Eva S. The activities were Quiz Bee. The Basketball game was organized by the Jr.PIA Pres. PIA Celebrating Architecture Day 2012 @ TIP-QC Campus! Vernie C.PIA celebrated the Architecture day last December 03. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Jr. 2012 with the UAPSA and DSG architecture department at TIP-QC with the theme of “ARKITEKTURANG TUGON SA KALIKASAN.PIA. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE . The purpose of the game was to provide social interaction between the students from the lower to higher yrs.

02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE . PIA The game started from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.PIA. 30 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. students. The activities were successful with the cooperation of Jr. UAPSA and DSG Architecture Department. The winners. At the end of the game the proclaimed winner was the MATATANDERZ who are the 5Th yr. Peace Pose.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S IN THE ACADEME Eva S. Quiano. The MATATANDERZ! YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE The officers during the game.

EVANGELISTA ARCHITECTS . the on going Municipal Hall of Sanchez Mira. residential.. The couple who used to be simply the two persons manpower in the company now has fourteen personnel aside from their different consultants and associates. Inc. Jr. ENGINEERS . His partner in work wass Josephine B. EVANGELISTA. To have an Architect and an Engineer as a business couple in the construction industry is a rare tandem. institutional.JR. MARAPAO. Mary Jonaphine (BS Architecture Graduate. a friend couple started a part-time partnership in line with building design and construction. Bien Joseph (BS Marketing Graduate who is helping manage the family’s firm). Architects. To date. UST). BUILDERS AR. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 31 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Despite of the economic crisis as a result of the assassination of then Sen. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Builders. religious and industrial building including the multi-million peso International Cement Plant. the three hectares Monte Cristo Memorial Park in the Municipality of Batac.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S FEATURED ARCHITECT BRIEF HISTORY OF MARAPAO. the Marapao. Marapao. Engineers. a Civil Engineer/Sanitary Engineer connected with Stresstek Post Tensioning. to be build in almost seven hectares land in the Municipality of Currimao.. Province of Ilocos Norte (on hold). Benigno “Ninoy” Aquino Jr. Marapao & Eng’r. So the couple decided to resign from their jobs and went back to their province in Ilocos Norte to formally continue the building design business that they had started. Evangelista-Marapao. FPIA YOUR OWN AD HERE Sometime in 1983. Architects. Mangato. projects kept coming up. Ilocos Norte. The couple is not only blessed with continuous projects but also blessed with four beautiful and talented children namely. UP and a Doctor of Medicine Graduate. which visibly is a joining of family names. 1984. They started their teamwork and later named their company MARAPAO. UERM). Finally in June 10. BIENVENIDO C.. SLU) and Juno Bienvenido (BS System Management Engineering Graduate. who at that time was the Architectural Designer and Renderer of RSD Guttierrez. their ongoing motto: “DO IT WITH AN ARCHITECT AND AN ENGINEER!” is a true force with their partner-couple. But indeed their partnership has proven strong. a big time architectural firm in the vicinity of Makati City was Bienvenido C. Jessa Marisse (BS Biology Graduate. the friend couple decided to settle down not only as business partners but as lifetime partners in real life.Evangelista Design Group have already designed more than a hundred of building structures ranging from residential bungalows. Ar. Evangelista. commercial. Cagayan and the soon to rise subdivision of Mayor Carlito Abadilla located at Brgy. The male architect. Laoag City.

ENGINEERS . BIENVENIDO C.00 YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Project MORALES ANcESTRAL hOUSE Owner MR. 2900 Telefax. 5..00 ROMEO D. LAOAG : 2nd Flr.EVANGELISTA ARCHITECTS . SATURNINO MORALES Location bRGY. 000.000. Bgy. MARAPAO. FPIA Project bANNA MUNIcIPAL hALL ANNEX bLDG.C. ILOcOS NORTE Project cost Php. Shirley’s Bldg.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S FEATURED ARCHITECT BRIEF HISTORY OF MARAPAO.JR. 18 L. & MRS.(632) 9246700 (6377) 7723006. 50. RDN Designs & Engineering PhILIPPINES MANILA : 10 Cenacle Drive Sanvil subdv. NARVAEZ.C.000.JR. Culiat Q.Bgy. ILOcOS NORTE Project cost Php.Laoag Mobile +639999952892 +63917500808 YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 32 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. bEN-AGAN. BUILDERS AR. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . 000. bATAc cITY. Owner MUNIPcIPALITY Of bANNA Location bANNA.

bLUEMENTRIT ST. BIENVENIDO C. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 .000..JR. ENGINEERS . YOUR OWN AD HERE Owner MR. BUILDERS AR. FPIA YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Project EDIThAS TERMINAL fREIGhT bLDG. 20. WILLIAM ARIMbUYUTAN Location 1127 f.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S FEATURED ARCHITECT BRIEF HISTORY OF MARAPAO.00 YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 33 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. 000. & MRS.EVANGELISTA ARCHITECTS .. MARAPAO. SAMPALOc MANILA Project cost Php. WITh cONDO-RESIDENTIAL bLDG.

And to sum it up. 34 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. a member of the (PPSA)-Philippine Practical Shooting Association.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S FEATURED ARCHITECT MARIONERI PALAFOX AR. he was connected with a Korean Firm. 1968 in Laoag City. PALAFOX. From his experiences in the field of Architecture here and abroad. he decided to file his final exit with the company and went home for good.SHINSUNG CORPORATION (Philippine Branch). industrial buildings. he continued his private practice and also applied in the academe as a part-time instructor-Architecture Department at Northwestern University and Divine Word College of Laoag. he attended different trainings. Just after graduation in college until August 1992. conventions and conferences. Rex L. Palafox has 20 years of experience in the field of planning and design. Ilocos Norte as the Municipal Administrator. another offer came from abroad for just a short contract. Upon arrival back home. 10 years in the field of education as an instructor in the Architecture department. he filed his resignation with this company and became a private practitioner until December 1994 and went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to work as the Chief Architect of AL MUZEL ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS for six years. Passed the Philippine Architect’s Licensure Examination on January 1992. But because of the difficulty to be away from love ones. Archt. he is one of the core group to established the (PIA)-Philippine Institute of Architects-Ilocos Section and became a president of this Section for two consecutive years (2004-2006). and in 2003. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 YOUR OWN AD HERE . And in July 2007. Ar. Ilocos Norte and the only child of Mr. then when back home on March 2009 and very timely for him to attend the graduation rites of his daughter who also took up Bachelors Degree in Architecture and who just passed the Philippine Architect’s Licensure Examination last June 2012. he has a broad background in commercial centers. PIA Marioneri Ruiz Palafox was born on May 12. Hofilena as Site Architect. tourism resorts and residential buildings. & Mrs. Mar Palafox is connected with the Local Government Unit of Pagudpud. intitutional buildings. MARIONERI R. a member of the (CREBA).Chamber of Real Estate and Builders Association. seminars. and in September 1992. so he grabbed the offer and went back to the Middle East particularly in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as a Consultant Architect of SARH ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS. In 1993 he is one of the Charter Corporate Members of the (UAP)-United Architect’s of the PhilippinesLaoag/Ilocos. he worked with Ar. He graduated from Saint Louis University in March 1989 and holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Architecture. And in the following year. Rodolfo Frez Palafox. YOUR OWN AD HERE During his practice as an Architect. Aside from his Architecture course he also took up Computer Aided Drafting and Design Course in 1993 at Data Center Philippines and Programming Application Course in 1994 at the (STI) Systems Technology Institute. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE At present.

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PIA YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 36 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. PALAFOX.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S FEATURED ARCHITECT MARIONERI PALAFOX AR. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . MARIONERI R.

MARIONERI R. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 .T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S FEATURED ARCHITECT MARIONERI PALAFOX AR. PALAFOX. PIA YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 37 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL.

PALAFOX. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . MARIONERI R.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S FEATURED ARCHITECT MARIONERI PALAFOX AR. PIA YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 38 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL.

Puhagan. Cagayan de Oro City. hydro electric power plants (water). Inc. Philippines By Orbra19 Bangui Windmills – Wind Turbine Power Plant Ilocos Norte. Valencia.. HYBRID SYSTEM is the system integrating the wind and solar energies that often linked with a storage power cell such as a battery system that provide security in energy. geothermal power plants (heat). solar photovoltaic power plant (sun) and biomass.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S PRODUCTS & TRENDS THE FUTURE OF URBAN ENERGY Kenneth C. Philippines YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 39 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. YOUR OWN AD HERE By Pquiampang Maria Christina Falls – Hydroelectric Power Plant Iligan City. Negros Oriental. Philippines By Mike Gonzalez Palinpinon Geothermal Power Plant Sitio Nasulo Brgy. Philippines YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE By CEPALCO via HONEYSWEET Cagayan Electric Power and Light Co. (CEPALCO) Solar Power Plant Brgy. Yu. Lanao del Norte. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . PIA Green Power Hybrid System Green Power is another name for renewable energy produced from non-polluting and non-hazardous technologies such as wind turbines power plant (wind). Indahag.

Another advantage is the less space requirements for the renewable system. Going green will not be difficult in a limited space since hybrid wind and solar system has low energy density footprint. especially in the areas with extreme weather variance. YOUR OWN AD HERE Sanya Sky Pump by UGE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 40 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Unlike solar-only system limits its production during night time and rainy season. The turbine needs only one fourth of the solar system footprint on the same output. weather and vehicular application. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . PIA Combining two sources of energy for a battery-backup system is proven to be effective in replenishing the energy stored in the batteries. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 1st Generation Hybrid Street Lamp by UGE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE Hybrid system energy generation is gaining attention worldwide.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S PRODUCTS & TRENDS Kenneth C. it is commonly use for residential and commercial application. and lately it expand to telecom. Electric Car such as GE’s EV can be recharged with renewable energy from hybrid system of Sanya Skypump. Yu.

Yu. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE The advantages of using a hybrid street lamp are the reduction of cost in installation and cost of maintenance. increased visibility of the night sky and urbanizing effect on rural areas. and such innovation can be used in residential and industrial subdivisions. possible reduced use of personal lighting. road safety. Sales and Marketing Office: 7th Floor. no wiring and no switches to install the lamp. Reduction of crime. Sources: Urban Green Energy Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism Centre for Research in Environmental Appraisal and Management Philippine GP Technology Inc. Makati City Philippines Tel. +632 4781772 E-mail: philgp@greenpower. Number +632 478-1471.. Imagine what we can contribute by just considering hybrid system energy generation technology in our projects. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Quezon City alone pays more than a million per day for public street lamps consumption. we have the Hybrid Street Lights by Philippine GP Technology Inc.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S PRODUCTS & TRENDS Kenneth C. Salcedo St. less intrusion of the light into residential homes. ease of access. Street lights also provide attitude and preferences of the general public such as personal safety. a minimum savings of 365 million a year by city government can improve the life of its constituents. no bills. open parking areas. churches and memorial parks. street accidents and light pollutions and the increase of night-time activities are some economic benefits of having street lighting. condominium parks and amenities.com YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 41 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Considering street lamps in your design provide economic aspect in the community. Legaspi Village. no brown outs. and will turn on and off automatically and longer life span of the LED lamps than the usual lamps. State Condominium 1. There are no trenching. PIA YOUR OWN AD HERE Here in the Philippines. security of property. And there are no metering.

expensive celebration. To the Jews. To them. of our being. But please bear in mind. Lutherans. To the Jews. and is presently used to denote the period of joyful and prayerful anticipation of the season celebrating the first Christmas. chANUKKA. So if the malls play the Christmas jingles as early as September to even as late as January. but Christmas – the festive.the 80th anniversary of the Institute! I still am the devil’s advocate and again I still throw these questions: is our Institute still the embodiment of our vision. Moravians and Methodists to mention a few of them who do. The Catholics. We still celebrate when someone dear to us has passed on to the next higher plane of existence because the dear one has once lived and loved. their liturgical year opens sometimes even as early as September. had their first candles in their advent wreath lit last December 2. noisy. Anglicans. Now it has expanded its meaning to the preparation for His Second Coming (the end-times) and preparation for our daily encounters with Him in our ordinary. Christians and non-Christians then in their own way welcome Christmas as a season. adventus. cELEbRATIONS are very much a part of our life. Whatever. it could be their way of dancing with both the eastern and western Christian calendars. at the workplace. We celebrate life when an innocent lovely bundle of joy comes into this world. the first coming of the baby Jesus. Viola III. Celebrations indeed are milestones that are worth nurturing and remembering. ideals and principles worth fighting for? Worth adhering to? Worth being divided over? Or has it outgrown its old garment – its sleeves and hemline gone too short and its bodice tattered? Are the knight-defenders still as bold and determined? I am an old man now – I see visions. Hanukkah or in its modernized spelling. Presbyterians. this is the familiar candlestand with eight candles used as ornament even in Christian homes ADVENT comes from the Latin word. ADVENT augurs in the start of the liturgical year. laughed and cried with us. we will be marking another cELEbRATION . 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . Yes. but the young still dream dreams… nevertheless. normal human activities at home. they have the festival of Lights. YOUR OWN AD HERE In two months. as a stretch of time before the New Year comes. raise that goblet of red wine and drink with me as we say. but early autumn when sheep and cowherds could still sleep in the open hillsides. these are simply my musings. “chEERS! fOR ThE YEAR ALMOST GONE AND fOR ThE YEAR SOON TO cOME!” YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 42 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. maybe is. the Messiah is still yet to come – so I guess Advent is not in their vocabulary.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S Advent and Celebrations Ar. Jesus was not born wintertime. In the Eastern Church. We celebrate likewise when two hearts are joined in matrimony. Delfin M. FPIA In the western Christian calendar. an eight-day celebration that may start as early as 25th day of Kishev (Hebrew calendar) which is approximately late November but not later than last week of December (Gregorian calendar). I could assume.

we normally think of gifts to special people. in John’s Gospel. Kids expect aguinaldos from their ninongs and ninangs. love in the sense that it is the time people celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus with a mission to redeem us from sin through his death and resurrection. Sometimes. The Bible is clear on this: “… all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23). at times leading to much revelry. the time to clean our houses to make room for Christmas decorations. and the time for Christmas parties. Jesus himself said. even the man who has everything Would be so happy if you would bring Give love on Christmas day (On Christmas day) No greater gift is there than love When we celebrate Christmas. people feel disappointed or frustrated when they did not receive any gift that day. bags. God’s giving of his most precious possession.” (Romans 3:23) and “For the wages of sin is death. It is also the time when we have new clothes. This is the true gesture of love. We can see here that people tend to focus more on tangible things. eating good food and having drinks. so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life” (John 3:16). People making lists / Buying special gifts It’s a time to be kind To one and all It’s that time of year / When good friends are dear And you wish you could give more Than just presents From a store Why don’t you give love on Christmas day (On Christmas day) Oh. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 43 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. Why redeem us? It is because all the peoples of the earth are destined to die and suffer eternal death in Hell as a result of the sin of Adam and Eve. “For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son. shoes. Danilo Alano. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 .T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S A Time for Love Ar. The true message of Christmas is giving love. We also have several traditions that we observed since childhood: you may want to recall them here. PIA The late King of Pop’s song once went. which involves sacrificial giving. and other personal wear.

YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE In the minds of believers. during which there were the giving of gifts. YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 44 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. It is impossible that shepherds would have been out watching their sheep on a cold winter night. We can never go wrong when we have Jesus in our lives. Saturn). feasting.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S his only begotten Son who is unblemished. and much revelry. it is not on December 25 as the Christian world observes. pure and sinless to take our place so that we could be reconciled to God. The way for us to respond to this greatest gift is to believe what he did for us and acknowledge that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord. At this time. If we ponder on the true date of Jesus’ birth. Some Bible scholars put it closer to any day in March or April. Why Christmas on December 25? It was when Rome acknowledged Jesus Christ as God and celebrating Christmas instead of Saturnalia (in honor of the god. There is no exact date recorded in the Gospels as to his birth. This is what we may call divine substitution. everyday is Christmas day by showing our love to God and our fellow men. holidays. May all of us have a blessed and meaningful Christmas this year. that when he died on the cross for our sins. we no longer will be counted among God’s enemies. God bless us all. it is snowing in Bethlehem. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . and also look forward to a fruitful 2013.

Terry V. allow me to greet the National & Executive Officers especially all the Members of PIA a very MERRY CHRISTMAS & A BOUNTIFUL NEW YEAR !!! The PIA has shown outstanding leadership throughout its long years of service to Philippine Architecture.T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S PIA PULSE Ernie Popes. On this joyful occasion. FUAP APA . INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS. Chairman & President ARCHITECTURE ADVOCACY INTL.Ar. FOUNDATION (AAIF) to give of themselves and at the same time have a blast of a good time. more so. E-mail address: gtida@compass. Fresnido. giving of oneself just as our Lord did more than 2. Metropolitan Manila. Founder. MABUHAY! GOD BLESS !! CAN DO! (Sgd) ARCH. It is thru this exemplary stand that I urge both AAIF & PIA Membership to adapt a vigilant advocacy of professional excellence and observance of professional ethics to promote a practice that shows awareness and responsible professionals among its ranks. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . 915 Aurora Blvd. so everybody wins! .ph M PIA Journal E S S A G E December 2012 Edition It is always an honor to give a message of Good Will and Good Faith to one of AAIF’s allied organizations – the PHIL.. FrAAIF FrPIID. In PIA. PHILIPPINES (PH) Telephone (63)2-911-8588. we always make sure that our GMM cum Christmas Party always has that spirit – from preparations all the way to the celebrations themselves! The members have always had the mindset YOUR OWN AD HERE   ARCHITECTURE ADVOCACY INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION (AAIF) INC. FPIA Christmas has always been the spirit of GIVING. during this special month of the year when good tidings and kindest regards abound. Telefax (63)2-912-5143. FPIA YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 45 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. . GREG TIMBOL II.com. Cubao 1109 Quezon City.000 years ago for the benefit of mankind.

That is how we live for PIA. may GOD protect and guide us always. may GOD bless us even more. Melchor Faelangco. peace. Architecture Department. humility. TIP-QC YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE With HIS endless love. Ryan Martin De Guzman Chair.resence in our family and in the Institute. Yul Cortez. From HIS boundless wealth. A -ppreciation of every good deeds and little acts of kindness. may GOD fill us with true joy. Bilang PIANS Family bumabati kami ng MALIGAYANG PASKO at MASAGANANG BAGONG TAON sa lahat.. From HIS infinite divine wisdom. PIA Rizal Section President “Ang diwa ng Pasko ay KAPAYAPAAN. nawa ang lahat ng ito ay ating makakamtan. Ar. 02 SERIES 2012-2013 . serenity and understanding. PIA Pangasinan Section President YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE YOUR OWN AD HERE 46 PIA E-JOURNAL • VOL. P .T H E P H I L I P P I N E I N S T I T U T E O F A R C H I T E C T S Christmas Greetings Ar. I . Ar. HAVE A WONDERFUL CELEBRATIONOF THE COMING IN OUR LIFE AND PIA. PAGBIBIGAYAN at PAGMAMAHALAN. Ar. Merry Christmas and a Year of faith New Year!!!! Ar. Ernie Popes. More power and more blessings to PIA. FPIA Christmas is PIA.nspiration for every members. Ernie Popes. FPIA YOUR OWN AD HERE Merry Chrismas to all PIA Officers and Members. May this season be a time for joyous celebration with our family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ. colleagues and friends.

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