UP Physics Association

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...Bringing fun to Physics life!

The UP Physics Association (UPPA) is the official physics organization in UP Diliman. It is based at the National Institute of Physics (NIP), College of Science (CS), University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The Official Physics Organization in UP DILIMAN
Official logo of UPPA

Established December 14/17, 1980
Type Scientific and Academic Student Organization
President Anthony R. Tuico
Vice President for Internal Affairs Charmaine Rose B. Delos Reyes
Vice President for External Affairs Esmerando R. Escoto
Secretary Ritz Ann P. Aguilar
Treasurer Ma. Cristina M. Jamerlan
Academic Affairs Committee Chairperson Damian N. Dailisan
Membership Committee Chairperson Floyd Willis I. Patricio
Public Relations Officer Mario Juvenal S. Onglao III
Projects Committee Chairpeson Peter Paul D. Vallejos
Location National Institute of Physics, College of Science, UP Diliman
Senior Faculty Adviser Arnel A. Salvador, Ph.D
Junior Faculty Adviser Christian M. Alis, MS
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Organization Profile

The UP Physics Association (UPPA), founded in 1980, is the official academic organization in the University of the Philippines Diliman primarily dedicated to the promotion and advancement of Physics in and out of the University. Recognizing itself as an agent of the University in the pursuit of higher standards of academic performance and service to the Filipino science community, the UPPA has been a venue for Physics enthusiasts to come together for the fulfilment of sacred thrust of leadership, rendition of service to the people and integration of Physics students into the university culture.

For more than 30 years, the UPPA has been actively holding various activities mainly intended for the manifestation of its goals. Since 2004, when the first PISIKAalaman, an annual Physics Quiz Bee for high school students in the National Capital Region, was held, the UPPA has been earnestly striving for the development and expansion of the event, for the association believes that through this, it is able to provide a channel for the students to excel and appreciate the beauty of Physics outside their classroom. And with utmost pride, the UPPA imparts the success of Philippine Young Physicists’ Tournament, a nationally accredited version of the International Young Physicists’ Tournament also known as the Physics World Cup. These are just few of the many undertakings the organization holds in the firm belief that an understanding of the nature of the physical universe shall benefit all humanity.

This is the UP Physics Association, bringing fun to Physics life!

Organization photo of the UPPA members for first sem AY 2012-2013


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Founding Members: Arnel Salvador, Wilson O. Garcia, Roland V. Sarmago, Ronald S. Banzon

Resident Members


Anthony Tuico, BS Applied Physics, Materials Physics

Ritz Ann Aguilar, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Joshua Gregor Dizon, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Aeriel Gonzales, BS Applied Physics
Hannah Shamina Cosiñero, BS Applied Physics, Materials Physics
Aldrin Parreño, BS Applied Physics
Ivan Cedrick Verona, BS Applied Physics
Gilbert Michael Chua, BS Physics

Finance Committee
Ma. Christina Jamerlan, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Jose Maria Grana, BS Physics
Meryll Angelica Viernes, BS Applied Physics, Materials Physics
Neilmar Umali, BS Physics
Apolinario Miguel Tan, BS Applied Physics
Tiffany Ong, BS Applied Physics
Querubin Garcia III, BS Physics


Vice President for Internal Affairs:
Charmaine Rose Delos Reyes, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics

Academic Affairs Committee

Committee Chairperson:
Damian Dailisan, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Angelo Marco Ramoso, BS Physics
King Karl Seroje, BS Physics
Xavier Puspus, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Norman Mascariñas, BS Physics
Sean Julian Fortuna, BS Physics
Joshua Immanuel Beringuela, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Vladimir Villegas, BS Physics
Erick John Carlo Solibet, BS Applied Physics

Membership Committee
Committee Chairperson:
Floyd Willis Patricio, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Shiela Anne Mae Manacsa, BS Physics
Camille Victoria Cantor, BS Applied Physics
Janella Salamania, BS Applied Physics, Materials Physics
Cleofe Dennielle Ayang-ang, BS Applied Physics
Chris Arnold Mangui-ob, BS Physics
Angelo Rillera, BS Applied Physics


Vice President for External Affairs:
Esmerando Escoto, BS Physics

Public Affairs Committee

Public Relatios Officer:
Mario Juvenal Onglao III, BS Applied Physics
Aiko Love Del Rosario, BS Applied Physics, Materials Physics
Justine Patricia Carpio, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Dylan Nicolas Emmanuel Salcedo, BS Applied Physics
Miguel Bacaoco, BS Applied Physics
Ronida Tababa, BS Geodetic Engineering

Projects Committee

Committee Chairperson:
Niel Gabriel Saplagio, BS Applied Physics
Gilian Uy, BS Applied Physics, Instrumentation Physics
Nestor Daniel Fernandez, BS Applied Physics
Niel Gabriel Saplagio, BS Applied Physics, Materials Physics
Roseanne Novesteras, BS Physics
Jona Vistal, BS Applied Physics
Janssen Ongaigui, BS Electrical Engineering

Major Activities


Minor Activities



Samahan ng Mag-aaral para sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pisika (SMPP) : The UP Physics Association is one of the founding members of the Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Pagpapaunlad ng Pisika, an alliance of physics-oriented individuals and organizations in the Philippines. As of AY 2012-2013, the UPPA is on official leave of absence from the SMPP.

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