Upstate New York – New England Chapter

Front Row- Gene Del Rosario (Secretary), John Capino (AGC Co-Chair), Fe Diolazo-Festin (President),
Alma Madriaga-Gonzales (Treasurer), Jose David Jr (Past UPMASA President), Henry Ty (AGC Co-Chair)
Back Row- Selina Cortez-Gendron, Agustin Yip, Mads Capino, Marilou Patalinjug-Tyner, Cynthia Gonzales, May Ty


UPMASA’s  37th Annual Grand Convention   –   Boston, MA  July 3-7, 2022


This year’s Annual Grand Convention at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA is an event that is not to be missed.  After having been thru 2 years of the COVID 19 pandemic in isolation and withdrawal from major events, UPCM alumni are about ready to return to some sort of normalcy while showcasing our resiliency amidst all odds.  The theme of Boston AGC 2022 is Resilience, Recovery & Rejuvenation.  Click to learn more and discover Boston.



MESSAGES from UPMASA President Lourdes Publico, MD, MPH
UPCM Dean Charlotte Chiong’s Report for UPMASA


Celebrating Classes:  67, 72A, 72B, 77, 87, 92, 97, 2002, 2012
UP Medical Sciences Building Update for UPMASA 2022


Upstate New York – New England Chapter (AGC Host)
Southern California Chapter


Dr. Victoria L. M. Herrera
Dr. Alexander Drilon
UPMASA Awards- Lifetime Achievement Award – Dr. Silverio Cabellon
List of UPMASA Awardees


UPLB UHS ER Extension Facility
UP Medical Sciences Building
What happens to YOUR gift to UPMASA
The Permanent Endowment Fund Scholarships
Featured Salanga Scholars:  – Anjila Aala, Vince Tiu, Karen Bazar


What Makes Us Run by Dr. Irene Mison-Estores
Gallery 20+ : Chasing the Light— Photography by Dr. Jose Rizal Fonacier
TV Review: Ted Lasso by Maya Publico Gittelman
Essay—Let Us Create More Experts by Dr. Leonardo Leonidas
IN MEMORIAM:  Eulogy for Dr. Benjamin M. Rigor, Sr by Dr. Eusebio Kho


Contributors Page


Fe E. Diolazo-Festin, MD ’79, President of Upstate NY-New England Chapter invites everyone to Boston AGC 2022.

Click here to read more.


Click here for Boston & Cambridge Official Visitors Guide 2022.


UP College of Medicine



UPMASA Celebrates Two Golden Jubilarian Classes in 2022


Update on the UP Medical Sciences Building by Former Dean Agnes Dominguez-Mejia


Celebrating Classes From 1967 to 2012 Share Their Stories



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Spotlight on Dr. Victoria L.M. Herrera

Spotlight on Dr. Alexander Drilon

2022 UPMASA Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Dr. Silverio Cabellon, Jr., Class 1972A

2022 UPMASA Awardees to be Honored at the 37th Annual Grand Convention in Boston


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UPLB-UHS Emergency Room Extension Facility



Finance Committee Report – What happens to YOUR gift to UPMASA
By Rachel Espiritu, MD on behalf of the Finance Committee

THE Permanent Endowment Fund Scholarships



Arts and Health


What Makes Us Run


Jose Rizal Fonacier, M.D.
Chasing the Light 

TV Review





Let Us Create More Experts
by Dr. Leonardo Leonidas


       In Memoriam

          Members who passed away the previous years.

                           Eulogy for Dr. Benjamin M. Rigor, Sr.




This third online issue is the product of team effort…

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