United Architects of the Philippines – 3rd MENA Council Summit 2016


United Architects of the Philippines – 3rd MENA Council Summit 2016

United Architects of the Philippines 

The United Architects of the Philippines – Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Cooperating Council is an assembly of Leaders from the UAP Chapters in the MENA Region that is created to promote stronger regional professional development and relationship amongst the chapters and since its founding in year 2012 with 6 chapters to start with, the council grew into what it is today with the addition of Qatar Chapter, Kuwait Chapter and now Oman Chapter.

On October 21, 2016 at The Address Dubai Mall on its 3rd Year, UAP – UAE Dubai chapter hosted the biggest gathering of Filipino Architects in the Middle East, the 3RD MENA Council Summit with a three (3) part program:  Induction Ceremony, Chapter Chartering and Seminar Series.

The event started with series of Seminars for the Filipino Architects brought by the distinct guests of honors. UAP National Executive Vice President Ar. Maria Nina Bailon Arce with her lecture entitled “Empowering Architects: MENA and Beyond” discussed about the current status of Filipino Architects in the MENA Region. UAP National President Ar. Guillermo Hisancha talked about “Preparing Architects for ASEAN Architect Registry: The Portfolio” and PRC Commissioner Ar. Angeline ChuaChiaco tackles about “Making CPD Accessible to Architects in MENA Region”.


United Architects of the Philippines – 3rd MENA Council Summit 2016

United Architects of the Philippines

The second part of the event is the formal Chartering Ceremony of the Oman Chapter with fellow Architects from the Region. It started with the reading of the history of the Charter Chapter and ended with the inaugural address of the Charter Chapter President – truly a remarkable event for our brothers and sisters in Oman Chapter. Lastly, the induction ceremony of UAP –Dubai Chapter Officers headed by Ar. Jaime Tasarra Jr. was held. It is followed by the Induction Ceremony of the MENA Cooperating Council Officers headed by the Immediate Past Chapter President of UAP – UAE Dubai Chapter Ar. Ronald Salcedo who is now appointed as the new Chairman of the MENA Cooperating Council which culminated the two (2) day Summit.



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