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Penk Tan-Ching

Ms. Penk Tan-Ching is the legendary cake designer and proprietor of Pastry Bin, which styles and executes Manila’s finest wedding and birthday cakes. She authored a coffee table book, “Caked in Sugar”, which chronicled her professional journey from baking hobbyist to top cake artist.

Ms. Ching conducts cake decorating demos for schools, companies, local and international baking enthusiasts and she is the only non-chef Cake Stylist to serve as judge for different culinary competitions.


Engr. Jose Aquino Sy

Engr. Jose A. Sy, a Structural Engineer for 28 years, is the President/CEO of Aromin & Sy + Associates, Inc., one of the country’s leading structural engineering design firms. A visionary in his field, his structural design experience includes a wide variety of projects such as high rise structures, commercial buildings, condominiums, hotels, banks and industrial plant facilities.


Victor Martinez Ordoñez, Ph.D

Dr. Victor M. Ordoñez was at various times, Dean, Interim President, or Board Chairman of several colleges and universities, Undersecretary of the Department of Education, and Chair of the Presidential Commission for Education Reform. Currently, he is Senior Education Fellow at the East West Center, where he started the “International Forum for Education 2020”, aimed at fostering new paradigms for the future..


Egidio Pecaoco Elio, M.D.

Dr. Egidio Elio, an eminent Urologist, is in the forefront of long-term programs that promote the equitable distribution of specialty services in the country and sustained delivery of medical and surgical care for the indigent patients in depressed rural communities.


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.


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.


Sr. Mother Mary Aurora Marasigan

Born in Manila in 1923, Mother Mary Aurora Marasigan studied at the University of Santo Tomas for both her degrees on Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Master of Science in Chemistry. She entered the Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters immediately after finishing her higher studies and after eighteen years in the Convent of the Most Blessed Sacrament was called to the Motherhouse in Steyl, Holland.


Gloria de Castro Bernas Ph.D.

As an academician and biochemist, Dr. Gloria de Castro Bernas acknowledges the importance of research as shown by the number of researches she has done. A good number of which are related to cancer because her research interests are on the biological evaluation of natural products with potential anti¬cancer activity, screening for potential transducers of the cell signaling pathways and the development/immunocytochemical screening of tumor markers.


Fidel Gener Calalang, Jr.

Under his baton, the UST Singers conquered the world. Fidel Gener Calalang, Jr., conductor of the acclaimed Thomasian chorale and solo artist/composer, proves to be a man of precise musical ingenuity.


Prof. Emilio del Rosario

Emilio Del Rosario, a brilliant pianist and a distinguished teacher, graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a Bachelor of Music degree (Magna cum laude) in 1953. He also holds a Master of Music and an Artist's Diploma. He has appeared in solo recitals, chamber music concerts, as soloists with orchestras, and as collaborating artist in lieder recitals throughout the United States and the Far East.