by. Michael Lorenzo Angelo Memoracion, uap

Intericad Philippines Inc., the exclusive distributor of the YFCAD software products in the Philippines, thru Ms. Risa Callueng, InteriCAD Phils.’ Business Director  in cooperation with the UAP Cavite Chapter  conducted a FREE 5-day Training for its ultimate professional 3D interior and exterior design software InteriCAD 7000 to selected UAP Cavite architects on May 7-8, 14-15, 30 and June 6, 20012 at the Bahay ng Arkitektong Kabitenyo, Imus, Cavite.

Participants were randomly selected among UAP Cavite Chapter members through draw lots. With trainers Mr. Joey Salazar  and Ar. Ryan Telan, uap,  the training focused on Intericad 7000's superb functionality in 2D and 3D rendering capability and trainees were taught about the software's easy-to-use interface, CAD integration, basic and advanced features, rendering and presentation of both interiors and exteriors.

On the last day of training, the participants were subjected to a  practical assessment where each would create and render a given subject. Ar. Ryan Telan, uap facilitated the assessment with the presence of Mr. Ed Callueng.

The awarding of the InteriCAD Global Certificates to the participants who have successfully completed the training was held on June 16, 2012 at the Bahay ng Arkitektong Kabitenyo during the last UAP Cavite Chapter GMM. In her message during the awarding of certificates, Ms. Riza Callueng appreciated UAP Cavite's overwhelming response to the said partnership/training program and encouraged Caviteño architects to use INTERICAD's powerful software as a helpful design tool in order to drive efficiency and competitiveness. Ms. Callueng also announced that there will be another wave of Intericad training that will be launched to accomo other Caviteño architects who are  interested to learn and know more about the software to be accommodated.

Intericad Philippines offers free demo and may be contacted through Ms. Riza Callueng with email intericadsales@gmail.com or though phone number 02-5773407. 

with photos courtesy of Intericad Phils

by Michael Lorenzo Angelo L. Memoracion, uap

A 1-day planning session for UAP Cavite Chapter's Plans and Programs for FY 2012-2013 was held last June 3, 2012 at Aterrado's Office in Tagaytay City, Cavite. The event was attended by 14  architects representing the board of directors and committees.

Highlights of the said planning were the monthly  activities for the whole year which includes involvement and participation in socio-civic activities, induction of officers and new members, monthly release of The Krokis (the chapter's publication), plant visits, world architecture day and national architecture week, participation in the coming 39th UAP NAtCon, B3lympics. The attendees also worked together in conceptualizing a quarterly lecture series which encompasses the different spectrum of architectural services to enhance and build capacities to its members.

The said meeting also discussed issues involving membership participation and attendance in chapter activities, the chapter's finances and other upcoming activities.

Attendees of the said planning session were the following:

  • Ar. JK Kamantigue – President, presiding
  • Ar. Precy Aterrado – VP for Plans and Programs
  • Ar. Ric Mabituin – VP for Operations
  • Ar. Dheng Palattao –Sec
  • Ar. Elda Guinto –Asst. Sec.
  • Ar. Hannah Monzon – Treasurer
  • Ar. Jemmar Daguiso – Pres (UAP Cav ABC)
  • Ar. Jun Luna – Director, Lowland South
  • Ar. Cezar Navarro – Sports Committee
  • Ar. Michael Memoracion – Krokis
  • Ar. Charles Servida – Treas (UAP Cav ABC/Central Director)
  • Ar. Kenn Valero – Krokis
  • Ar. Gil Mojica – Adviser, Past President
  • Ar. Dondon Olegario – Auditor, VP UAP Cavite ABC

The UAP-Cavite Chapter held its second to the last General Membership Meeting of this fiscal year (2011-2012) on May 19, 2012, Saturday at the Bahay ng Arkitektong Kabitenyo (UAP-Cavite Headquarters).


Ar. Denis Jalandoon, a proud UAP-Cavite member and Architects’ Bowling Club (ABC) National Vice President had announced the upcoming event of the ABC and invited the rest of the members to participate on their bowling tournament which will be held on June 12, 2012 at Robinson’s Place Imus Bowling Center.  That same night, Ar. Jalandoon then spearheaded the election of officers and encouraged the establishment of the Architects’ Bowling Club – Cavite Chapter.  The new set of officers of ABC-Cavite was as follows:

President: Ar. Jemmar Daguiso
VP-Administration: Ar. Dondon Olegario
VP-Tournament: Ar. Ramon Barrameda
Secretary: Ar. Arlene Siongco
Treasurer: Ar. Charles Servida
Auditor: Ar. Paul Michael Lara
P.R.O.: Ar. Benjie Lara
Ext. Director: Ar. Alvin Colorina
Int. Director: Ar. Ipe Balasbas Jr.
Their oath taking would be on the same date and venue mentioned above.


Ar. Calixto ‘JK’ Kamantigue Jr., UAP-Cavite Chapter President appointed and named the UAP-Cavite’s Committee Heads which will work hand-in-hand with the Chapter’s Board of Directors in achieving the Chapter’s goals and objectives, hence, to foster a strong, multi-functional, and systematic organization.  The newly-appointed committee heads areas follows:

Education:                              Ar. Sces Naing
Ways & Means:                     Ar. Jayjay Satingin
Publications:                         Ar. Michael L.A. Memoracion
                                                Ar. Kenn Paolo Valero
Sports Committee:              Ar. Ceazar Navarro
                                                Ar. Denis Jalandoon
Gov't. Service Committee: Ar. Nowee Atangan
Advisers:                               UAP-Cavite's Past Chapter Presidents

The committee heads together with the present administration, incoming chapter officers met for the chapter’s Project Planning Session and Workshop Meeting last June 3, 2012, Sunday, 8:00 A.M. in Tagaytay City (Venue: Ar. Precy Aterrado’s Office (in front of Yellow Cab Pizza).


As the committee heads were named, the Cavite Chapter’s Past Presidents were also commissioned to be the Chapter Advisers and here are as follows:

  • Ar. Aristarco Navarette
  • Ar. Rikki Tienzo
  • Ar. Roel Saquilayan
  • Ar. Rogelio Monton Jr.
  • Ar. Gil Mojica
  • Ar. Ronnie Javier
  • Ar. Rene Heray
  • Ar. Rene Richie Corcuera
Cavite Chapter delegates. Photo courtesy of Ar. Arlene Siongco.
by Ar. Michael Lorenzo Angelo L. Memoracion, uap

With such great pride and honor, the UAP Cavite Chapter Delegates to the recently concluded 38thUAP National Convention (NATCON)  went home victorious for having their chapter declared as "The Best Chapter" (in group 2 category) for the year 2011-2012 among the 132 Chapters of the United Architects of the Philippines. The UAP Cavite Chapter has been a recipient to such honor twice in a row since 2011. 

Chapter President Ar. Calixto "JK" Kamantigue, Jr., UAP thanked all the members of the chapter for their support and solidarity that made such highest recognition possible. He also challenged the members to remain solid and united in order to earn the same achievement for the coming F.Y. 2012-2013. The Chapter was also recipient to the following awards:
  1.  Best UAP National Architecture Week ( NAW ) Activity - Landscape Exhibits / Heritage Tour to Aguinaldo Shrine
  2. Best Joint Project by a Group of UAP Chapter - Shower Kapamilya at Cagayan de Oro City
  4. Most outstanding UAP Member -  Ar. Renato Heray, UAP
  5. Biggest Chapter Delegation for the NCR Category - with 54 UAP delegates, 4 UAPGA and 3 UAPSA  

With the theme "Architectural Pride: Landmarks, Leadership and Legacy", this years UAP National Convention was attended by more than 2,300 architects and was held at the SMX Convention Center, Sea Shell Lane, SM Bay Central, Central Business Park-1A, Pasay City last April 18-21, 2012. The event was held side-by-side with 119th (Union Internationale des Architectes (UIA) Council Session which was attended by UIA Officers and Members led by Ar. Alband 2nd International Lighting Association of the World (ILAW) Conference. The Krokis.

***Post Script***
The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) Best Chapter Awards has 3 Categories:
  • Group 1 - for chapters with 100 and above active members*
  • Group 2 - for chapters with 60 to 99 active members*
  • Group 3 - for Chapters with 20 to 59 active members*

* active members as of September 30, 2011

UAP NAtional President-Elect Ar. Sonny Rosal, FUAP
by Ar. Michael Lorenzo Angelo L. Memoracion, uap 

The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) held its Annual National Elections 2012 last April 20, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center as part of the activities of the 38th UAP National Convention on April 18-21, 2012 with the theme "Architectural Pride: Landmarks, Leadership and Legacy".

Ar. Rozanno "Sonny" C. Rosal, FUAP from Makati Central Business District (CBD) Chapter, District B3, Area B won with a total of 299 votes against its only contender Ar. Michael T. Ang, UAP from SOCSKSARGEN Chapter with only 256 votes.

With 164 votes from Area B, Ar. Rosal's  stronghold and an all-out support from UAP Cavite and other Area B3 Chapters,  gave him a sure ticket to the National President's post for F.Y. 2012-2013. 

UAP National President-elect Sonny Rosal promotes "U=1 ! Together we can be ONE Profession, ONE Practice and ONE Organization !!! ONE VOICE ! ONE UAP...Strong and United! EVERY MEMBER COUNTS!!!" as his platform for the UAP.

Ar. Rosal with Cavite Architects during UAP Cavite's Heritage Tour to the Aguinaldo Shrine last December 2011.

According to his facebook fan page Sonny Rosal for UAP National President 2012, "Sonny Rosal obtained his B.S. Degree in Architecture from National University in 1985, and became a registered Licensed Architect in the same year. He is a “Small Practice” Architect, whose main expertise is residential and small-scale commercial design. He is also an International Associate member of AIA.
Having held many key positions in the chapter and national level, from Chapter Director, Chapter President, District Director, and Vice-President for Area B in 1998 and 2010, he has proven his unending love for service to the UAP. He was also appointed to numerous standing committees of the UAP that implements the organization’s service and flagship projects, like the Task Force R.A. 9266, whose primary task is to promote and disseminate the law to the members and the public, and the Task Force Watch Dog in 2004 to 2006, which implements and safeguards the law and the architectural profession." 

Other winners of the recent UAP National poll were as follows:

Source: UAP Scout Rallos' Facebook Page
UAP Annual National Elections 2012's COMELEC during the canvassing of votes. Source: Uap Paranaque Palanyag Chapter's Facebook Photos.
The Krokis Special Anniversary Issue's front cover.
KROKIS, the official news courier & publication of the United Architects of the Philippines-Cavite Chapter (Arkitektong Kabitenyo) goes live on April 17, 2012 with its special anniversary issue "Usapang Kape" through its official website www.krokis.weebly.com as part of its effort to easily communicate to a greater number of readers, particularly the Cavite Chapter's growing number of members so they could learn more about the chapter's initiatives and updates.

According to The Krokis Editor-in-Chief, Ar. Michael Lorenzo Angelo L. Memoracion, UAP, the move to launch an online version of its publication not only aims to promptly cascade information to its members but also as its contribution to a more sustainable and greener environment  by minimizing printed copies of the publication and encourages everyone to go paperless. "We understand that our members are unable to attend the chapter's monthly General Membership Meeting (GMM) at all times due to limitations on their schedules and other circumstances. It is the publication's role then to keep them posted about what is happening to the chapter so they will not be left behind. This should also encourage non-active members to comeback and get involved with the chapter's projects and activities." -- added Ar. Memoracion.

The KROKIS is made available for free to all bona fide members of UAP-Cavite and its affiliates to the profession, architectural academe, and allied professionals. Krokis is a vernacular construction term which means sketch or to sketch. As an architect, it is but an integral part of our  profession - to sketch. It is not as simple as gripping a pencil and etching the lines in order to create a composition. It is a beautiful and intricate process of having one’s ideas and solutions flowing from the architect’s mind translated into a coherent piece, a part and parcel of converting one’s dream into real space of a built environment.

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Ms. Risa Callueng, InteriCAD Phils. Business Director hands over a copy of BtoCAD software to the UAP Chapter President Ar. JK Kamantigue together with Chapter Secretary Ar. Daisy Palattao.
Intericad Philippines Inc., the exclusive distributor of the YFCAD software products in the Philippines will be sponsoring a FREE 5-day Training for its ultimate professional 3D interior and exterior design software InteriCAD 7000 to 10 UAP Cavite architects. This good news was announced by no other than Ms. Riza Callueng, the Business Director of InteriCAD Phils after their team’s product presentation/software demo during the 9th UAP Cavite Chapter General Membership Meeting held last March 3, 2012 at the Bahay ng Arkitektong Kabitenyo. The UAP Cavite chapter through the Chapter President Ar. Calixto “JK” Kamantigue expressed its gratitude to Intericad Philippines not only for being one of the GMM Sponsors but also for donating a free copy of BtoCAD software to the Chapter.

The following are the 10 lucky architects who will be attending the said training:

  1. Ar. Scissel Naing
  2.  Ar. Jonnel Hernandez
  3. Ar. Lorena Fresco
  4. Ar. Mary rose Mijares
  5.  Ar. Christian Sistel
  6. Ar. Ipe Balasbas Jr.
  7.  Ar. Lou Barbuco Jr
  8.  Ar. Erika Eizel Lopez
  9.  Ar. Mark Allan Estrada
  10. Ar. Mike Memoracion

The selection process was done through a raffle draw of all qualified architects who attended the 9th GMM. Final schedule of the training is being finalized.

Intericad Philippines encourages Caviteño architects to use their powerful software as a helpful design tool in order to drive efficiency and competitiveness. Intericad Philippines offers free demo and may be contacted through Ms. Riza Callueng with email intericadsales@gmail.com or though phone number 02-5773407.

UAP CAvite Chapter President Ar. Calixto "JK" Camantigue, Jr.
On the occasion of the 8th General Membership Meeting of the UAP Cavite Chapter held last February 11, 2012 at the Bahay ng Arkitektong Kabitenyo (UAP Cavite Headquarters), Kabitenyo architects exercised their right to collectively choose their officers who will lead the Chapter in realizing its goals, objectives and projects.

The election came after the current officers and board of directors passed a resolution calling for the election which was then approved and ratified by the General Membership. The manner of election was also passed through a resolution and approved where the members nominated qualified architects and each member casted their votes of 20 architects each on their ballot. After the canvassing, the top 11 architects who received the highest votes officially became the Officers-elect where they chose among themselves to fill out the vacant positions of the board. 

The UAP Cavite Chapter is happy to announce its new set of officers for the fiscal year 2012-2013.

President                            CALIXTO " JK" C. KAMANTIGUE JR.

VP Program                        PRECILA “Ate Precy" TIBAYAN-ATERADO


SECRETARY                         DAISY "Dheng" PULPULAAN-PALATAO

Asst. SECRETARY              ELDA "Elds" MAGNA GUINTO

TREASURER                        HANNAH “An” MONZON

AUDITOR                             EPITACIO "Dondon” OLEGARIO JR.

External DIRECTOR                          MARLON " Lon" TIMBOL

Internal DIRECTOR                           EDMOND "Ed” SAMSON

Director for Lowland - South       GENARO "Jun" LUNA

Director for Lowland – North      JEMMAR "Jem" DAGUISO

Director for Midland                       ARSOL “Arson” ARCILLA

Director for Central                         CHARLES "Chars” SERVIDA

Director for Upland                         BENJAMIN "Benjie" LARA

Ex-Officio                                            RENE RICHIE "Chie" CORCUERA

“If an Alien or a man from outer space landed on your bedroom, what would you do to entertain him?”, This was the question for Ms. Gloria Diaz when she bagged the most coveted Ms. Universe crown, which happens to be the same question asked by the Japanese Architect George Kunihiro (ARCASIA President) to Mr. Kenn Paolo Valero during the Davies Fellowship Night: Beach Bums in Boracay, February 4, at Boracay Regency Resort beachfront.

And the winning answer, “Itu-tour ko siya sa buong Pilipinas, because It’s More Fun in the Philippines!”, said the 24-year old Architect from Cavite, representing Area B during the Q&A portion of the Beach Dude and Beach Babe Competition.

<< Ar. Kenn Valero of Cavite Chapter together with his partner, Arch. Nikka Zaragoza of Manila Sta. Mesa Chapter, both from Area B, partook on UAP’s history as they are reigned 1st UAP ASCAL Beach Dude & Beach Babe, respectively.