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UP Alumni Association of San Francisco celebrates 50 years of service and legacy building on October 14

SAN FRANCISCO – The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco (UPAASF) is thrilled to announce its upcoming milestone event, “UPAASF at 50 – 50 Years of Service, Building a Legacy.”

Alumni, friends, and supporters are cordially invited to join the celebration on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at Embassy Suites San Francisco Airport Waterfront in Burlingame, CA as UPAASF marks five decades of unwavering commitment to service and community development in the San Francisco Bay Area. Registration starts at 5:00 P.M.

Special guest of the evening is University of the Philippines President Angelo A. Jimenez who will deliver a keynote address. UP President Jimenez’s contributions to education, leadership, and community empowerment have made a profound impact on countless lives. He will be joined by distinguished UP alumni, dignitaries, and corporate partners of UPAASF.

In recognition of exceptional dedication to community building, UPAASF will present a special award to Cynthia A. Bonta, an esteemed alumna who has tirelessly worked to uplift the community. Bonta’s commitment to creating positive change exemplifies the spirit of the UP community.

The proceeds generated from this remarkable fundraising event will play a crucial role in the much-needed upgrade of the university’s beloved Kalayaan Residence Hall. As the first co-ed dormitory in UP, Kalayaan Residence has been a cornerstone of education and camaraderie for incoming freshmen from diverse provinces. Over the years, it has nurtured numerous “iskolars ng bayan,” who have gone on to become influential figures in various industries, community advocates, and even global leaders.

Kalayaan Residence not only offers shelter but also fosters an environment of camaraderie, enabling the development of lasting relationships among future community leaders and advocates. However, the residence is currently in need of urgent upgrades to continue providing an enriching living experience to students.

Join us in commemorating half a century of  UPAASF’s dedication to education, community, and service. Your presence and support will contribute to the legacy of excellence and empowerment that the University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco has upheld for 50 remarkable years.

For further information, ticket purchases, and event registration, please visit the official UPAASF website at You may also register direct at Follow us on Facebook or on Instagram for updates on future events and activities.


The University of the Philippines Alumni Association of San Francisco (UPAASF) is a dynamic organization committed to fostering a vibrant and engaged UP alumni community in the San Francisco Bay Area. For five decades, UPAASF has championed education, community service, and networking among UP alumni, contributing to the development of leaders and change-makers across various sectors.