UB Founders Memorial Awards 2001

The Founder Memorial Awards Committee (FMAC) spearheads the Annual Founders Memorial Awards to recognize the outstanding graduating pupils and students from all University of Batangas campuses who have excelled in the field of Arts and Culture, Sports and Athletics, Campus Journalism, Leadership, Community Service and Student Assistance Service.

1. Founder Atty. Jesus A. Arguelles Memorial Award for Arts and Culture.

For outstanding accomplishments in the field of visual and/or performing arts in the national and/or international level

POINTING SYSTEM

Academics – 15%
Involvement in artistic activities – 30%
Involvement in Culture and
Arts Organizations – 15%
Special Artistic Distinctions received – 40%
Total – 100%

Jesus Arguelles, among all the six founders, is the only one who manifested a better hand in arts. He was a playwright and history showed a good evidence of being inclined in visual arts as he was the one assigned in the preparation of the WPC float to be used in the parade. As such, this could be an indication that he had a great inclination to arts.

2. Founder Juan Y. Javier Memorial Award for Sports and Athletics

For excellence in the field of sports and athletics either in individual or group events where the university was represented in the national and/or international level.

POINTING SYSTEM

Academics – 15%
Involvement in athletic competitions – 35%
Athletic Distinctions and Awards – 50%
Total – 100%

Mr. Juan Y. Javier was an athlete. He was a member of the baseball varsity of the University of the Philippines. His love for education could have also been associated with his love for sports by telling the people that one’s dream could be pursued through discipline, hardwork, and determination to win.

3. Founder Fr. Vicente R. Catapang Memorial Award for Campus Journalism.

For exemplary performance as a campus journalism, represented the university in the field of writing in the national level and/or international level.

POINTING SYSTEM

Academics – 15%
Involvement in Journalism Projects – 20%
Involvement in Organizations – 5%
Involvement in Journalism Competition – 25%
Journalism Distinctions and Awards – 35%
Total – 100%

From among the founders, he was the only one who had publications, a clear indication that he was indeed a writer. His dissertation, which was all about the History of the Philippine Education, was published in 1925 and became the very first book about the education in the Philippines. He also wrote the book about Ang Pasyon ng Ating Panginoong Hesucristo.

4. Founder Mayor Roman L. Perez Memorial Award for Leadership

For outstanding leadership in students’ organization which has a line of accomplishments that benefited the studentry and the university family as a whole.

POINTING SYSTEM

Academics – 15%
Involvement in Leadership Projects – 30%
Involvement in Organizations – 15%
Leadership Distinctions and Awards – 40%
Total – 100%

Roman Perez had manifested the exemplary performance in leadership being the former mayor of the municipality of Batangas. From among the different municipalities in the Province of Batangas during World War II, Batangas City was one of those who was not totally ravaged by war. While the Japanese were retreating, they were burning houses. In Batangas City, through the leadership of Mayor Roman Perez, the people helped one another in extinguishing the fires that should have engulfed the ancestral houses.

5. Founder Atty. Francisco G. Perez Memorial Award for Community Service

For laudable accomplishments as an officer or member of an organization directly involved in the service of the community especially the needy and indigents.

POINTING SYSTEM

Academics – 15%
Involvement in Community Service Projects – 35%
Involvement in Socio-Civic Organizations – 10%
Community Service Distinctions and Awards – 40%
Total – 100%

Francisco G. Perez served the Batangas people as a very active Board Member of the province. Through this unselfish service, the people of Batangas become very fond of him, that even without campaigning, he won the election bid. He won the election because of the appreciation of the people especially to those whom he had rendered his services.

6. Founder Atty. Pablo C. Umali Memorial Award for Student Assistant Service.

For outstanding performance by a graduating student assistant who have rendered 4-5 years of service in any department as evidenced by records, citations and visible accomplishments during his stint as student assistant.

POINTING SYSTEM

Academics – 15%
Involvement in Meaningful Projects – 15%
Involvement in Other Organizations – 20%
Years of Service and Evaluation rating – 50%
Total – 100%

Atty. Pablo Umali came from a poor family. He was able to finish his studies because he was a working student. Although he found it difficult to finish his studies due to the family’s financial situation, he was still able to finish his Law Degree from the University of Manila. As a former working student, his love for working students and student assistants could also be so great that if he were alive today, he would be telling the working students that he could be their best example of working hard to obtain success.