Eight is a magic number. We firmly believe. Here are the new UPSB members, with their own personal sketches, and a profile of their personalities from our own, subjective understanding.
MICHAEL WEN “MIYK” DE MESA, 17
He admits that his brother was one of the reasons why he joined the organization. Maybe he will follow his brother’s footsteps. Maybe not. One thing’s for sure: he will make his own mark in the organization with his inherent talents, not to mention his scholarly (pun intended) attitude. This BS Agriculture student is an Agricultural and Rural Development Program scholar. So far , he is doing a good job as he has maintained his scholarship . Keep it up, Miyk!
GIRLIE “GIRLIE” DIMANARIG, 20
She maybe the youngest in her family, but in this group of eight, Girlie is the “ate”. Every one can attest that she is one responsible (we have to say this: Girlie recruited two of her batchmates), religious (member of Lakas Angkan Ministry), industrious (part-time student assistant) humble (agree?), and friendly (need to explain further?) person. A Computer Science student, we can definitely rely on her technical skills, hacking, included.
BENNY MARIE “BENNY” ENSANO, 19
If there’s one person who excels both in academics and extracurricular activities, Benny is the answer. A BS Chemical Engineering student, Benny is a member of three other organizations. Keyword: Management. We can attest to that as even if she’s only a new member, she is doing a perfect job handling the money matters. Moreover, she already has BIG plans for the organization. Right Benny?
ANDREA “ANDREA” MARTINEZ, 17
Seventeen-year-old Andrea is a BS Development Communication student who has heard about SB from her mother. Her mother, Editha Orda-Martinez, a graduate of UPLB was also a member of UP Sarong Banggi in the 1960s. And she was not too keen of letting her daughter join. However, Andrea’s desire to meet more Bicolanos (her own words, mind you) and maybe, our persuasion skills (again, just maybe) have made her decide to join the organization. Apparently, she’s just living the life she wants it to be.
MELISSA INES “MITZI” EVORA, 18
Like Andrea, Mitzi also has a parent who is an SB member. Her dad, Miles Evora is a founding member of SB in Ateneo de Naga University. Her father encouraged her to join that is why we did not have a hard time asking her. Mitzi, a Development Communication student and a Youth on Fire member, can be easily recognized with her eyeglasses. She is definitely a smart girl and not just smart looking. In addition, her Educational Communication skills can be put into use in the Publicity Committee of the organization. Err. Just assuming.
KATRINA JANE “KAT” ROXAS, 18
Kat is a BS Development Communication, major in Educational Communication student who collects bluebooks and test papers. Taking exams is her hobby. Of course we are just kidding. But seriously, Kat is one intelligent and industrious girl. Proof to that is her University Student este US (are we right) standing. Kat may look “mataray” at first meeting but she definitely has a “kalog” and “makulit” personality. Talk about spoofing her batchmate. Besides, her talkative nature will erase all your pre-conceived notions. Agree?
GLADY MAE “KRING” AQUINO, 17
Kring, also a BS Development Communication student was recruited because of her blocmate Andrea. This seventeen-year-old girl who likes food and music does not have any dislikes. Bewildering isn’t it? Anyway, Kring is from Bagamanoc, Catanduanes but now resides in Calamba City with her family. She joined the organization because according to her, she would like to meet other Bicolanos. You didn’t go wrong, girl!
RANIE “RANIE” CATIMBANG, 16
He may be the youngest but he is not the least opinionated among the group. He is assertive and articulate. He is BA Communication Arts student and proud of it. Ranie ( a cousin of Andrea,) , says that he likes himself (yeah, right!), reading, writing, singing, and every one’s favorite, Harry Potter. On the other hand, he dislikes superhot days and pimples. He relates that he joined the org “Siyempre kasi SB to tapos iba pa yung feeling pag kasama mo mga tao with the same cultural background”. True enough, Ranie.
And they are the Eight students from the different colleges in the university who decided to join the organization. You have read their profile and imagined what they are really like or who they really are in person.
They have different personalities and each one has something unique to share. Ranie says that he can give ideas and support to the org activities. Andrea, Mitzi, and Kat say they can share their talents, abilities, and skills while Miyk says his time.
Kring says she can recruit new members while both Girlie and Benny says dedication to their roles as members of the organization. #
Note: The new members' sketches of themselves will be posted soon.