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Welcome To UPGAA Website

University of the Philippines Geology Alumni Association, Inc.(UPGAA) is a non-stock, non-profit organization with the main objective of providing a forum for members of the UP Geology Alumni Association to interact and sustain a sense of belonging through mutually beneficial contacts and to provide avenues for drawing upon the knowledge and expertise of the alumni for furthering the cause of UP NIGS as a School of Excellence.


Flagship Projects


Geotourism is tourism that enhances or sustains the geographical character of a place (on earth), its environment, culture, heritage and also the well-being of its residents ... (more info)

Golf Tournament

This annual tournament of golf is one of the major projects of UPGAA which generates funds for the operation of the organization and for funding the different projects of UPGAA.

2017 Board of Directors

January 5, 2017

Mr. Manny Gamboa, UP Distinguished Alumni Awardeefor Geology and outgoing chairman of the board, recently inducted the 2017 board of directors of the UP Geology Alumni Association (UPGAA), headed by renowned scientist- consultant Dr. Carlo Arcilla as its chairman at the U.P. Diliman - National Institute of Geosciences (NIGS).

Inducted were (from left): Leo Virtucio as director; Lara Angeli Mambuay as director; Karla Valdellon as secretary; Dr. Carlo Arcilla as chairman; Jeck Benavidez as president; Dave Medina as VP for Industry; Ging Laudencia as director; and Edwin Domingo. Other officers and driectors elected were Lyn Melosantos as treasurer, Marivic Olivar as director, and Dr. Mario Aurelio as director.