Cuevas gets 'lifetime award' from UP alumni


Posted at Jun 06 2012 10:48 PM | Updated as of Jun 07 2012 06:48 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Former Associate Justice Serafin Cuevas, the lead defense lawyer of deposed Chief Justice Renato Corona, will receive a lifetime achievement award from the University of the Philippines Alumni Association (UPAA) this year.

Former Associate Justice Serafin Cuevas and
former Foreign Affairs Secretary Delia Albert

Cuevas is a UP College of Law graduate. Despite losing the Corona impeachment case, his skills as a lawyer was cited and praised by many senator-judges, lawyers, and citizens.

Eight other UP alumni are being recognized for Lifetime Achievement this year. They are:

Health Secretary  Enrique T. Ona, BS’57 and MD’62;
Dr. Ernesto G. Tabujara, BSCE’52;
Mrs. Fredesvinda M. Almeda-Consunji, BSPhar’46;
Atty. Felipe L. Gozon, AA’62 and LLB’62;

Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo, BSJ’62 cl and LLB’62 cl;
Atty. Gregoria T. Cruz-Arnaldo, AA’39 (w/honors) and LLB’47 cl;
Dr. Phoebe A. Dauz-Williams, BSN’62 and MA’69; and,
Dr. Macrina Tamayo-Zafaralla, BSA’70, MS’75 and PhD’80.

“As what we have been doing the past few years, the UPAA makes a special effort to identify unsung alumni achievers -- those whose accomplishments in little-known corners of the country are remarkable but have remained unheralded and unrecognized,” said Gladys Tiongco, UPAA President.

This year's Most Distinguished Alumna is former Foreign Affairs Secretary Delia Albert, BSFS’62.

"Amb. Domingo-Albert’s career in public service spanned 43 years. She served as first woman Secretary of Foreign Affairs in the Philippines and in the ASEAN region," the UPAAA said.

Thirty-five outstanding graduates and 21 multi-generation families of the University of the Philippines will receive recognition awards from the UPAA this year.

The award ceremonies will be held during the U.P. General Alumni-Faculty Homecoming & Reunion on June 23, 2012, 4:00 P.M. at the Ang Bahay ng Alumni, U.P. Diliman Campus, Quezon Cit
The other UPAA awardees for outstanding achievement in various fields are:

Dr. Delfin C. Suministrado, BSAE’76 (Agricultural Engineering Education and Research);
Arch. Philip H. Recto, BSArch’70 (Architecture);

Ms. Lydia F. Benitez-Brown, AB’87,
Prof. Ma. Theresa Manahan-Jazmines, AB’68 cl and MA’74, and
Mr. Eduardo D. Lingao, AB’88 (Communication);

Mr. Ronald M. Arguelles, AB’89 and Dr. Cecilia Beltran-Daranciang, MEd’77 (Culture and the Arts);
Dr. Ranier M. Adarve, DDM’96 and MHProfEd’02 (Educational Innovation);
Mr. Peter F. Tan-Chi, BSBA’71 cl (Entrepreneurship and Employment Creation);

Dr. Ma. Carolina C. Pagaduan-Araullo, AB’74 cl and MD’79 (Equality and Social Cohesion);
Ms. Emmeline L. Verzosa, BSCN’76 and MS’84 (Gender Equality and Women Empowerment);
Sec. Jesse M. Robredo, MBA’85 (Good Governance);

Amb. Willy C. Gaa, LLB’70 (International Relations);
Dr. Patricio S. Faylon, BSA’71 and PhD’81;
Dr. Felicisimo S. Ople, Jr., BSCE’58 mcl;

Dr. Eduardo A. Padlan, BS’60;
Mrs. Erlinda P. Paje-Rillo, BSA’64 and MS’79;
Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco, BSA’78 and MS’82 (Science and Technology); and,
Engr. Ferdinand M. Catabay, BSChE’91 (Technology and Enterprise Production Management).

The UPAA Presidential Service Awardees are:

Ms. Cecile P. de Joya, AB’76;
Mr. Joey Nombres, DevCom’77; 
Ms. Emlyn Florence Olfindo-Santos, Music’10;
Ms. Rufina F. Santos-Jorge, TD’56 and BM’58;
Ms. Jeanne Marcelle Velasco-Vicars, Music’03; and,
Mr. Eldrin Veloso, BSBA’12 cl.

The twenty-one families to receive the Multi-Generation U.P. Alumni Family Award are:

the Bagabaldo Family,
Campos-Zita Family,
Carlos Family,
Cunan-Valdecantos Family,
Donato-Cauilan-Dupaya Family,

Encarnacion Family,
Guadiz Family,
Guerzon Family,
Ignacio Family,
Malay-Santos Family,

Mathay Family,
Mendiola-Francisco-Garces Family,
Oposa Family,
Panlilio Family,
Picazo Family,

Quintos Family,
Rojas-Santos Family,
Santiago Family,
Vergara Family,
Villaraza Family, and,
Zarco-Rivera-Mirano Family.