The Baliuag University Alumni Association was organized on March 21, 1989 in response to the school’s urgent call to its graduates to serve as a partner of the University for the school’s alumni relations and community development program.
Tapping its long roster of successful graduates, the school initially harnessed its prominent alumni led by Ireneo S. Villangca, a civil engineer and successful businessman. Engr. Villangca was unanimously elected as president of the Baliuag Colleges Alumni Association (now Baliuag University Alumni Association) at its first organizational meeting. His group of alumni officers’ first major project was the grand alumni homecoming on February 12, 1990 that coincided with the school’s 65th foundation anniversary.
Back in 1996, Engr. De Guzman and his group of officers launched the college scholarship program initially benefiting six (6) children of BU alumni who were selected based on their academic performance in high school, aptitude and psychological tests, and family income. A fresh batch of scholars was taken in after the first group graduated in 2000. So far 23 scholars had graduated from various courses in BU. Two scholars are in their first (BS Psychology) and second (BS Education) year.
Regular meetings in the beginning were held in a borrowed conference room of the College of Arts and Sciences until 1998 when the Association finally had its own home with the completion of the BUAA office at the second floor of the medical-dental clinic. In July 2012, the office was relocated at the ground floor for easy access to alumni especially the elderly.
In the same year (1998) the Association launched Paglilingkod-Barangay, a medical-dental-counseling outreach mission that was collaborated with the BU Guidance Center and volunteer alumni and non-alumni professionals. The project that ran until 2001 benefited disadvantaged residents of the 27 barangays of Baliwag, Bulacan. A one-day Medical-Dental Mission was likewise conducted in May 2014.
At the completion of Paglilingkod-Barangay in 2001, BUAA, in coordination with the different departments of the Baliuag University, started to offer skills training classes for the out-of-school youth. Later these short-term livelihood courses would include unemployed young housewives among its beneficiaries. So far seven (7) highly employable and self-employable vocational projects had benefited around 250 youths and unemployed housewives. The courses included practical electricity, massage and reflexology (3x), electronics and television troubleshooting, basic computer repair, beauty culture and hair science (3x), and food processing and preservation,
Through the years, the BUAA has metamorphosed into a self-supporting group motivated to help the BU alumni and the community in securing a better future for their children via formal education or skills training. Let it not be forgotten though that these undertakings were nurtured and sustained by the successive groups of BUAA officers who generously offered their time, talents and resources to BUAA concerns as well as the concerted effort and assistance of the BU administration and alumni and non-alumni benefactors.
The Baliuag University Alumni Association is a committed partner of the University in the fulfillment of its commitment of service to the community. The Association will serve as a lifetime link between the Baliuag University and its community of alumni.
Our mission is to create opportunities for our alumni to be able to give back and thus make a difference in the community. BUAA shall attract and hold the interest of the Alumni by offering services that stimulate interaction, maintain support mechanisms for alumni networking and add value to the lives of Alumni while strengthening bonds with the institution resulting in a life-long relationship.
BUAA PRESIDENTS: PAST AND PRESENT
Ireneo S. Villangca – 1989 – 1990
Ireneo S. Villangca is a successful civil engineer and respected entrepreneur and civic leader in Baliwag. His outstanding achievements in business coupled with compassionate leadership earned him his unanimous election as the first president of the BUAA in 1989. He is always proud to say that he was a farmer’s son and that his family’s poverty fired up his determination to finish his education. Presently his family owns various big businesses in Bulacan while still sitting as executive manager of his construction company.
Ofelia P. Trinidad – 1990 – 1995
Ms. Ofelia Patawaran Trinidad traces her roots to Ricardo Trinidad, a younger brother of former Philippine First Lady and now Ilocos representative Imelda R. Marcos whose mother Remedios Trinidad was born in Baliwag, Bulacan.
Trinidad wisely used her high profile status and connections in the elite circle to help underprivileged members of the community. She has remained active either as officer or member of various socio-civic organizations in Metro Manila and Bulacan, including Club Bulakeno and Baliwag Bulacan Ladies Association, to name a few.
Jose B. De Guzman – 1995 – 2008
The longest serving president of the BUAA, Engr. Jose B. De Guzman, with the help of his two sets of officers (1995-2000 and 2001-2008), infused dynamism into the Association. His administration was credited for launching the college scholarship program in 1996 and the livelihood skills training in 2002. The construction of the BUAA office in 1998 is also a major achievement of his first group of officers. Engr. De Guzman also spearheaded fund raising activities such as alumni balls, bingo socials, and Christmas caroling.
Prior to being president of BUAA, he was a packaging specialist and executive of Unilever Philippines where he made his fruitful and colorful career after graduating from the Mapua Institute of Technology’s College of Mechanical Engineering.
Amando S. San Juan – 2008 – 2010
Amando ‘Amang’ San Juan is another self-made man who didn’t think twice to do manual work to be able to support his business administration course at the University of the East. While still in school he was employed at a big lumber company in Manila where he, owing to his competence and diligence, rose from the ranks and was eventually promoted to vice president up to the time that he decided to quit employment and embark on his own business.
During his term, San Juan smoothly managed the operations of the Association while giving importance to its scholarship program. Even long after his term he would give donations to support the BUAA scholars.
Today San Juan and his family own and manage a conglomeration of businesses in Metro Manila and Northern Luzon. Even from the beginning as a striving entrepreneur and up to this time as a well-respected executive in the motor car dealer business, San Juan gives hiring priority to his town mates from Baliwag, an endearing quality among others that earned him admiration and respect.
Eladio S. Salvador – 2011 – 2012
Eladio S. Salvador is a retired high school principal from San Luis, Pampanga where he presently manages his family’s farmlands.
Salvador gallantly accepted his election as president after a brief leadership vacuum that had for a time beleaguered the Association. He said he believed it was the right time to show his gratitude to his alma mater that he said nurtured him well along with his high school classmates for four memorable years.
He and his group of officers and alumni core group members worked hard for the success of Bingo for a Cause fundraising project that was held on October 22, 2011. The very organized and well-attended grand alumni homecoming held on February 12, 2012 was another feather on his cap and his group.
Rolando F. Salvador – February 2012 – February 2013
He was a former municipal mayor of Baliwag, Bulacan from 1998 until 2004 and was responsible for several infrastructure and beautification projects that included the Baliwag flyover and the giant wall clock and Glorietta Park in the town plaza that have become famous landmarks in Baliwag. Presently he is overseeing the development of the Greenery, a huge private resort located at Sabang, Baliwag, Bulacan which promises to be another tourist destination in the region. As BUAA president he spearheaded the Walk Run Bike fundraising project in Oct. 2012 and the Feb. 2013 Grand Alumni Homecoming.
Virgilio C. Roberto – February 2013- present
The incumbent president of the Association has a successful glass supply business in Baliwag. He was a municipal councilor for three consecutive terms. Under his leadership the BUAA had conducted a successful Grand Alumni Homecoming in February 2014, a Medical and Dental Mission in May 2014, and the recent Bingo For a Cause fundraising project for BUAA’s scholarship program on Oct. 4, 2014.
BALIUAG UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION (BUAA) OFFICE
Baliuag University Main Campus
Gil Carlos Street, Baliwag, Bulacan
Tel No.: +63(44) 766 2045 local 202
8:00 am – 5:00 pm