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400 Outstanding Alumni

Arch. Jose Siao Ling

Arch. Jose Siao Ling began his architectural career in Hong Kong after graduating from the University of Santo Tomas in 1980. Upon his return to the Philippines in 1983, he saw the completion of his first project under his own firm. This project was the five-storey Benson Apartelle in San Juan, Metro Manila.


Arch. Manuel Tronqued Mañosa, Jr.

ARCH. MANUEL TRONQUED MAÑOSA, JR., has been practicing Architec¬ture and Environmental Planning for some 46 years now. In 1954, with his brothers, Francisco and Jose, a planner and an interior designer by profession, respectively, Manny established the Manosa Brothers, a firm which existed for 23 years. In 1976, however, manny, togher with other principals, formed the Planning Resources and Operations Systems, Inc.


Arch. Yolanda Reyes

Twenty-six years of competently practicing her craft has made Arch. Yolanda Reyes a renowned personality in Philippine architecture. Credited under her name are two milestone achievements as an architect and an educator.


Archt. Carlos Arguelles

His pioneering efforts in Filipino architecture are concretized in the design of buildings, subdivisions and community plans that are suited to Philippine conditions. His designs have a distinct international style which must have been honed during his schooldays in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) and later at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he obtained his Bachelor in Architecture in 1941 and Masterate in Architecture in 1946.


Archt. Felino Albano Palafox, Jr.

Archt. Felino Palafox, Jr. is the Principal Architect-Urban Planner, Founder and Managing Partner of PALAFOX ASSOCIATES, the only Filipino architectural firm cited in the Top 200 Architectural Firms in the World of the World Architecture of London for the past seven years. In 2006, the firm ranked 94th – holding the distinction of being the only Southeast Asian firm in the list.


Archt. Pablo D. Panlilio

Are you aware that for each house constructed, there is one Panlilio contribution that goes with it? It was Architect Pablo D. Panlilio who introduced the use of 1.5 meter wide eaves in the Philippines as protection from sun and rain. Since then, this policy iplemented. Before the war and prior to this Panlilio modification, only the 90 centimeter-wide eaves were required.


Atty. Augusto Kalaw Aligada, Jr.

Atty. Augusto Aligada, Jr. is an Associate Professor of the UST Faculty of Civil Law since 1967 up to the present. He is the Chairman of the Civil Law Department, UST from 1989 up to the present and has been a Bar reviewer in Civil Law since 1986 in UST, UP, Arellano Law Foundation, San Beda College and Aquinas University.


Atty. Reginaldo Oben

A successful businessman and legal practitioner, lawyer Reginaldo Oben's management expertise is evident in the achievements his affiliated firms have garnered under his supervision.

He completed his pre-law and law proper courses at the University of Santo Tomas. Placing 6th on the list of bar topnotchers for the year 1961, Atty. Oben took further legal studies at the University of London in 1963-1964 where he earned a Diploma in Law, specializing in Shipping Law.


Atty. Salvador Lao

Atty. Salvador B. Lao's congenial nature has made it easy for him to win friends and with facility, earn their trust, respect and cooperation. This quality of his proved tremendously beneficial when he became president of various professional and socio-civic organizations including the World Association of Law Professors (2003-2005), the UST Alumni Association (1999-2003), UST Law Alumni Foundation, Inc. (1990-1996). He was also once a committee chair of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines and the secretary of the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Philippines (1996-1998).


Baltazar Nacion Endriga

Mr. Baltazar N. Endriga is the Managing Partner of Endriga, Manangu and Associates, Certified Public Accountants. He is active in the Philippine Institute of CPAs where he distinguished himself in many leadership and technical positions. He serves as a Board Member & Treasurer of the Management Association of the Philippines, Board Member of the Capital Market Development Center, Inc., Board Member of the Miriam College, Managing Director of the Management Association of the Philippines Research & Development Foundation, Inc.