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UP Manila Organizational Communication at 25

This entry is not about new social media. Today, Mostly Nerdy will share some photos and videos from UP Manila Organizational Communication’s alumni homecoming from October 10, 2009.

I almost thought it wasn’t going to happen. I, Alvina Antonio, the person usually confident of her batch’s–the Silver batch–competency, had several moments of doubt. (Silver batch = term used because 2009 is Organizational Communication’s 25th year; class of 2005 got first dibs on the “Silver batch” term, though)

The odds were pretty stacked high against us:

  • Preparation time: July to late September only
  • Desired guests: Get at least a 100 UP Manila Organizational Communication graduates from 1989 to present–people whose contact details aren’t exactly with us (the alumni database is currently under construction as I type).
  • Money required the week before the event: Angelo King Center/CSB Hotel required XX thousand pesos–the amount which made many of us, especially those in the Ways and Means committee (like Lou Ortiz, unit head) a little bit crazy.
  • Typhoons: one typhoon per week leading to the final event date–Ondoy (Ketsana) and Pepeng (Parma). Both typhoons left many Filipinos distraught and broken, which made a grand alumni homecoming a bit badly-timed.

Thankfully, the Organizational Communication homecoming, “Silver Screen: Showcasing 25 Years of Organizational Communication,” pushed through wonderfully.

Dr. Angela Sarile, the well-loved Mother of OrCom, welcomed us that night


In a span of several hours, several activities occured:


A tribute to Dr. Angela Sarile (Mother of Organizational Communication in the Philippines) and Professor Teresita Vaquer (another brilliant foundation of UP Manila Organizational Communication, and she’s a Theresian like me! Yay!)

Pam Enriquez, Class of 2011, shows her thanks to Dr. Sarile

Madame Mikee Inton, Class 2005 and OrCom faculty, shares 2 anecdotes about Professor Vaquer

A fashion show featuring Baggets bags, with pure Organizational Communication models! (Another video, featuring Jel Directo, Joanna Armendez, and Jeanne Rivera can be watched here.)

Several Organizational Communication students become runway models for the night, thanks to Baggets

A recollection of Organizational Communication memories, especially from alumni

Jeremiah Juliano, Class of 2008, reveals who his favorite OrCom professor is


Many Organizational Communication students, alumni, and faculty, were pretty happy that night–from start to finish:

Just outside the function hall

Just outside the function hall

Alvina and Marie, waiting for donations at the Ondoy table

Alvina and Marie, waiting for donations at the Ondoy table

Dr. Sarile and husband at the registration table

Dr. Sarile and husband at the registration table

TIMBERA, or Alvina wants to be friends with TIMBER

TIMBERA, or Alvina wants to be friends with TIMBER

Obligatory ARG photo at OrCom Silver

Obligatory ARG photo at OrCom Silver

Plenty of good food was served at OrCom Silver

Plenty of good food was served at OrCom Silver

Most of the DAC faculty

Most of the DAC faculty

Pam Mariano (Class of 2007), saying her thanks to Dr. Sarile

Pam Mariano (Class of 2007), saying her thanks to Dr. Sarile

Some Organizational Communication Silver Batchmates

Some Organizational Communication Silver Batchmates

Baggets models Kath Uson (Class 2010) and Pamela Enriquez (Class 2011)

Baggets models Kath Uson (Class 2010) and Pamela Enriquez (Class 2011)

With Silver Screen, old friends got to reunite (and have nice photos taken at the photo wall), our hearts became closer to Organizational Communication, and we’re going to donate about P 20 000 for Typhoon Ondoy relief operations! Include the fact that this homecoming dream turned to reality without incurring any financial debt, I’d say October 10 was a pretty good night. πŸ™‚


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Why didn’t you really post our vid on this post? is that because of THAT moment between me and Angel? πŸ˜€ Awkwaaaard moment! Hahaha πŸ˜€

Thanks for posting it anyway. this is my first time to watch myself on the ramp. thank, NSM! πŸ˜€

Comment by Joanna Macris

Ooooh. I see your “cottoncandy” smile! :)) We did have a lot of problems prior to the event, didnt we? πŸ˜›

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