UP Ibalon


UP Ibalon is a socio-cultural organization and the only regional organization of Bicolano students based in the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Eighteen Bicolano students grouped themselves and with the common vision, formed UP Ibalon, a name inspired by the Bicol epic Handiong, where a great name once ruled a kingdom called Ibalon. On December 1, the ratification of UP Ibalon's constitution and by-laws was held at the Parks and Wildlife National Center in Quezon City.

On January 14, 1975, UP Ibalon was given official recognition by UP Diliman. After initial consolidation activities, the Ibaloneys started social oriented activities and began to get involved in off-campus social work. Of these are its assistance extended to flood victims in Mindanao and Central Luzon. UP Ibalon spearheaded the formation of an alliance of regional or varsitarian organizations in UP Diliman, the UP Sanlahi.

For forty years now, UP Ibalon is committed in promoting loyalty, truth, solidarity, and social, cultural, economic and political consciousness among students. Empowered by idealism, nationalism and youthful vigor, the organization is lofty grounded on its commitment to eradicate ignorance in every aspect of the society.

As the group faces another age of political enigmas and cultural trials, its adherence to the promotion of loyalty, freedom and Bicolano pride will intensify.

Realizing their role in a universal system we call life, UP Ibalon will stand undaunted. The organization will branch out and grow in faith.



Academic Year 2015-2016


Xena Mikaela Cledera

Internal Vice-President:

Francis Marlon Cabredo

External Vice-President:

Shara Mae Landicho

Executive Secretary:

Danica Mae Berunio


John Reynan Galano

Membership Committee Head:

Ray Roces

Academics Committee Head:

Lianne Palmenco

Socio Cultural Committee Head:

Eleona Mae Mirabuena

Sports Committee Head:

Christian Joseph Padua


Academics Committee:
Lianne Palmenco
Anton C. Onato
Heather Olimpo
Shernielyn dela Cruz
Joyce Mutia
Gelina Rose Bongon
Julian Carlos Aliston

Finance Committee:
John Reynan Galano
Kathleen Palencia-Nunez
Keren Estrellado
Dianne Texon
Carmela Morino
Wenzel Mallapre
Abbygail Beo

Applications Committee:
Francis Marlon Cabredo
Jan Nicholas Grageda
Mark Jiro Raciles
Iris Jarabejo
Khris Samaniego
Irish Ballaran
Rudgie Tabug
Cheska Carranza
Nikko Capuno

Membership Committee:
Ray Roces
Jan Martin Arroyo
Jose Louise Merilles
Anjonette Racho
Michael Pineda
Joco Franz Amano

Press and Publications Committee:
Sandino Guinto
Hans Fraginal
Jonas Ermino
Raphael Rayco
Syvil San Pablo
Zea Rivera
Carla Angelica Tulipat

Externals Committee:
Shara Mae Landicho
Jomar Camposano
Judielyn Agua
Lan Aninipot
Adrian Villareal
Ross Olalia
Johanna Jean Avila
John Manaog
Krisha Tapales

Socio-Cultural Committee:
Eleona Mae Mirabuena
Ciara Janer
Merryl Francia
Biboy Villarin
Marian Bien
Elijah Perez
Judielyn Agua
Philline Descalzo
Nathaniel Espana

Sports Committee:
Christian Padua
Kent Ciudadano
Louise James Llorca
Dennis Roy Ojeda
John Carlo Saylago
Pater Dominguiano
Karl Gabriel Era
John Sialana
Faye Sarmiento



See Also

[[Category: Student Organizations]