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The Philippines Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects UAP National Headquarters,

The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP)




The United Architects of the Philippines (UAP) was born on December 12, 1974 out of the noble vision of unifying the three (3) existing architectural associations at that time - the Philippines Institute of Architects (PIA), the League of Philippine Architects (LPA) and the Association of Philippine Government Architects (APGA). Through the concerted efforts of the officers and members of the three organizations, the vision officially materialized on March 26, 1975, where the UAP was registered with the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). On May 12, 1975, the UAP was granted Certificate No. 001, the first professional organization to be accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC). The PRC is the central agency of the Philippine Government charged with the licensing and regulation of professionals and the professions, as well as the Accredited Professional Organizations (APOs). Since its registration, UAP has received many awards, including the highlyacclaimed PRCs Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization. To date, it is still the first and only APO to win the award thrice in the Awards fourteen-year history. These were in years 2002, 2007 and 2008. The award is presented annually to recognize the achievements, services and commitments of the APO to the profession. UAP bested forty two (42) other professional organizations, through 12 stringent criteria set for the award. For its volunteer works, UAP was chosen in addressing housing problems, urban degradation, environmental conservation and promotion of volunteerism for socioeconomic development; the UAP was a Regional Nominee to the Search for Outstanding Volunteers by the Philippine National Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA) in its celebration of National Volunteer Month last December 2005. PNVSCA takes the lead in advocating and recognizing the contributions of volunteers to nation-building and international cooperation.

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Last April, in celebration of the Earth Day, the UAP, through its advocacy group Green Architecture Movement, was awarded the 2009 Father Neri Satur Award for Environmental Heroism - the only accredited professional organization in the Philippines to receive such a prestigious environmental award. 2.0 CURRENT OFFICE BEARERS

The following constitute the UAP National Board of Directors with a one-year term of office commencing on July 1, 2009 and ending on June 30, 2010. 2.1 National Officers National President National Executive Vice President National Vice President for Area A National Vice President for Area B National Vice President for Area C National Vice President for Area D Secretary General National Treasurer National Auditor Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, fuap Michael T. Ang, fuap Editha P. De Vera, uap Domingo Ll. Tablizo, Jr., fuap Guillermo H. Hisancha, fuap Jemma Sarol-Semaa, uap Gil C. Evasco, uap Amado E. Tandoc, Jr., uap Ernesto D. Tianco, uap Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr., fuap Noralita B. Cruz-Dumlao, fuap

Immediate Past President Chancellor, College of Fellows 2.2 District Directors Regional District A-1a Regional District A-1b Regional District A-2a -

Reymundo I. Florentino, uap Dominador P. Macatuggal, uap German F. Ramirez, Jr., uap
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Regional District A-2b Regional District A-3 Regional District A-4 Regional District A-5 Regional District B-1 Regional District B-2 Regional District B-3 Regional District B-4 Regional District B-5 Regional District C-1 Regional District C-2 Regional District C-3 Regional District C-4 Regional District D-1 Regional District D-2 Regional District D-3 Regional District D-4 2.3. Executive Directors Commission on Governmental & External Affairs Commission on Internal Affairs Commission on Professional Practice

Melencio D. Manalo, uap Richard M. Garcia, fuap Leonardo M. Antonio, uap Gerardo P. Yatco, uap Bernardo R. Laurena, uap Anabel R. Carangan-Valencia, uap Wayne Matthew J. Jaro, uap Warren P. Quiambao, uap Jose B. Malazarte, uap Alan G. Choachuy, uap Jose Glenn G. De Guzman, uap Paul L. Conde, uap Ramon Francisco M. Teruel, uap William C. Yong, uap Jose Luisito C. Millevo, uap Richard J. Tan, uap Trinidad G. Saligumba, uap

Corazon Cruz-Adivoso, uap Pamela N. Amador, fuap Daniel C. Go, fuap Gloria B. Teodoro, fuap

Commission on Education Professional Development

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Commission Center for Filipino Architecture

Gerard Rey A. Lico, uap Robert Benedict C. Hermoso, fuap Roger T. Ong, uap

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The UAP has a roster of membership numbering more than 23,000 or 100% of the total registered architects at the Professional Regulations Commission (PRC). This number is expected to increase with the advent of the automatic membership clause under RA 9266 and the registration of newly board passers of the recent PRC licensure examinations. As of today, there about more than 6,000 UAP members in Good Standing for the Fiscal Year 2008-2009.



The current administration has adopted the theme of THE FILIPINO ARCHITECT: ADVANCING TOWARDS A MERITORIOUS LEGACY for fiscal year 2009-2010. This theme concentrates on the following Corporate Thrusts of the current administration, to wit: 1. MEMBERSHIP VITALITY. Introduce programs that would promote the active and vigorous, energetic, and dynamic participation of members in UAP activities. 2. ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY PRACTICES. Establishment of UAP Green Mark for architectural/construction materials, promotion of green architecture as part of UAP' campaign for saving Mother Earth) s 3. RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ADVOCACY . Conduct workshops for member architects on research and writing; encourage the conduct of architectural research and publication for the benefit of the architectural education and the general practice. 4. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY CAMPAIGN. Promote through seminars and fora the use of information technology as a powerful tool for global practice and networking. 5. TRAINING OF FUTURE UAP LEADERS. Conduct leadership training seminars and workshops to groom member architects to become future leaders of UAP.

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6. OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL IMPROVEMENT. Provide better opportunities for the continuous improvement of the knowledge and skills of members by strengthening the PDC and Specialty Council. 7. RA 9266 IMPEMENTATION. Heighten drive for the implementation of RA 9266 through improved UAP_LGU relation through Balangkasan. 8. INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL LINKAGES. Encourage participation to International conventions and conferences and establish linkages to open doors for global practices; encourage networking among chapters for collaborative practices. 9. ORGANIZATIONAL EFFICIENCY. Continue to promote the effective delivery of services to the membership through effective leadership and improved system at the National Secretariat. 10. UAP AS IAPOA. Continue to advance the image of the UAP as the premier professional organization of the country. 11. SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY. Continue active participation in relevant Community development works that would lead to the improvement of the socio economic well being of the country. Based on these, the administration adopted its flagship projects for the fiscal year 2008-2009.



The Executive Committee has approved a total revenue budget of PhP18,310,000.00 or roughly about US$ 380,000.00 for fiscal year 2009-2010, while the expenditure budget amounting to PhP17,100,000.00 or roughly about US$356,000.00. 5. NUMBER OF CHAPTERS AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The UAPs members constitute its present 118 chapters nationwide which are clustered under four (4) geographical areas and twenty (20) regional districts. It has the following organizational structure: a. Areas: Area A Northern Luzon including Northern Metro Manila Area B
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The rest of Luzon including Southern Metro Manila Area C The Islands of Visayas regions Area D The Islands of Mindanao regions b. The Four (4) Areas are divided into the regional districts, viz: Area A 6 Regional Districts (A1a, A1b, A2a, a2b, A3, A4 and A5) Area B 5 Regional Districts (B1, B2, B3, B4 and B5) Area C 3 Regional Districts (C1, C2, C3, and c4) Area D 3 Regional Districts (D1, D2 and D3) c. The Twenty (20) regional districts are composed of local chapters, as follows: RD A1a RD A1b RD A2-a RD A2-a RD A3 RD A4 RD A5 RD B1 RD B2 RD B3 RD B4 RD B5 RD C1 RD C2 RD C3 RD C4 RD D1 8 4 4 6 7 5 11 8 8 7 5 9 6 2 5 6 7
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RD D2 RD D3 RD D4 Total 6.


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ANNUAL MEETING AND CONGRESS The UAP holds two (2) major national gatherings annually the National Convention & Annual Business Meeting, which is held usually near the end of the fiscal year (April) and the Mid-term National Conference of Architects (NCA), held in October. The National Convention & Business Meeting is usually held in Metro Manila, the most recent of which was the 35th UAP National Convention held SMX Convention Center, Philippines last April 23-25, 2009, and was highlighted by the following activities: a. Seminars and Workshops b. Conventions and Construction Expo c. Various meetings and fora

d. National Election which the present National President, Arch. Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, fuap, apec architect was elected by the mandate of the general membership for the Fiscal Year 2009-2010 On the other hand, the National Conference is held alternately in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. The midterm NCA is generally formatted as a learning forum, where majority of its agenda is focused on seminars and symposia, lectures, and product/ technology presentations. This year, the 17th UAP National Conference of Architects was held last week, October 23-25, 2008 at Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City, Philippines with the theme of Sidlak Sang Madayaw Na Kagikan (Roadmap to the Future) Roadmap to the Future. Both national gatherings are venues for ratifications of vital Board decisions and actions by the general membership. 7. LEGAL STATUS OF UAP IN THE PHILIPINES With the passage of the Architecture Act of 2004, the UAP has recently been recognized as the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects (IAPOA) in the Philippines. As such, it is the only architects organization with which the Philippine Government and its instrumentalities communicate and coordinate with on matters pertaining to or affecting the architectural profession in the country.
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LEGAL STATUS OF THE ARCHITECTS IN THE PHILIPPINES The Filipino Architect is a respected professional in the Philippines licensed by the Professional Regulations Commission after finishing a 5-year tertiary education and 2-year apprenticeship or diversified experience, and after passing the government licensure examinations. In the Philippines, the architect is the prime professional for the building and construction industry.


REGISTRATION AUTHORITY FOR ARCHITECTS IN THE COUNTRY The Professional Regulations Commission (PRC), through the Board of Architecture (BOA), is the sole government agency which has the power and authority to give license to professional architects in the Philippines. The PRBoA is composed of a Chairman and two Commissioners who are appointed by the President of the Philippines from a short list of nominees recommended by the UAP. The PRBoA maintains a high but realistic level of architecture licensure examination (ALE) to assure acceptance of quality professionals. The PRBoA also focus on architectural specializations and their subsequent classification to fully integrate them with the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programs. Architects will be required to undergo such specializations utilizing these programs. The Board will validate recommendations of UAP Specialty Councils for the granting of PRBoA Architecture Specialization Certificates. The Board also envisions using CPD units when earned as possible equivalent credits leading to a formal degree granted by local institutions offering higher studies in architecture. This will make the CPD units a more valuable tool for self-improvement by every RLA. Thus eventually, an Architect Classification, Ranking and Promotion System based on the number of specializations gained can be developed which also can become a basis for charging the proper professional fees. To date, the PRBoA is coordinating with legal entities in government such as the PRC Legal & Investigation Division and its Special Prosecutor who was only recently assigned to the PRBoA, the Department of Justice (DoJ) Central Office and its local prosecution offices, the Ombudsman and Sandiganbayan (for cases involving government officials refusing to implement and enforce RA 9266 despite PRBoA notices), and to include a possible PRBoA Private Legal Counsel and/or private investigator who will collaborate with the PRBoA Special Prosecutor assigned by the PRC.

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INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATIONS The UAP is a member of the following international organizations: 1. 2. 3. 4. International Union of Architects (UIA) Architects Regional Council for Asia (ARCASIA) Eastern Regional Organization for Planning and Housing (EAROPH) APEC Architect Register


MAJOR PROGRAMS AND FLAGSHIP PROJECTS 1. Monitoring of Republic Act No. 9266, otherwise known as the Architecture Act of 2004. The direction of this program is: a) To facilitate the information dissemination of the RA 9266 to the architecture community as well as to local government units b) To properly identify the procedures on how to implement the provisions of the RA 9266. c) To meticulously monitor the bills of other allied professions with the objective of safeguarding the RA 9266, its intents and its substance. 2. Revisit and Amend Architects Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. This program aims to coordinate with various stakeholders in amending the Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice. 3. Intensify information campaign regarding the importance of architectural services and the architects role in the building industry. This program aims to maintain professional competencies through Continuing Education and Publications and Architectural Information networking. 4. Collaboration with Local Government Sectors and Other Government Agencies concerning the Licensing and Regulation of the Profession. This program focuses on the establishment of coordinating center to collaborate with local government authorities and agencies in the licensing and regulation of the architecture profession. 5. Cooperate and Coordinate with Other Allied Professions, Trade and Industry. This program concentrates on linkages with allied professions, i.e. engineering. 6. Continuing Professional Education and Development of Architects. It is the position of the UAP that continuing professional development should be a life-long endeavor of all professionals to maintain, enhance and increase knowledge and continuing ability. Keeping abreast with new technologies, methods of practice, and changing social and ecological conditions is a responsibility of each individual architect to safeguard public safety; the
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welfare and health. Thus this program deals primarily on the establishment of Continuing Professional Education. 7. Institutionalization of Specialty Council. UAP had always had the stand that Continuing Professional Education (CPE) is an important program in the professional development of the architect. In this case, this program will develop a system to motivate members positively, by which UAP may be able to evaluate and recognize achievements of architects in continuing professional development so that they may be qualified to be called experts or specialists for certain kinds of architectural typology or service. 8. Collaboration with Academe regarding relevant curriculum and supplementing training programs and seminars. As an objective basis for the UAP officers in defining the policy directions and designing possible interventions regarding architectural education, it was deemed necessary to collaborate with the academe sector and among selected architectural educators in the country to study and evaluate the architecture curriculum. 9. Membership Recruitment Program. This program deals with active recruitment membership policy to encourage members to become active with the UAP. 10. Active Participation of UAP in the Global Arena. This program encompasses the active participation of UAP in the international undertakings related to the profession. 11. Networking with Allies in the Construction Industry. To develop comprehensive program and policies on how to enhance connectivity and working relationship with allied professionals and friend in the construction industry, particularly the suppliers and manufacturers.


A. COMMISSION ON INTERNAL AFFAIRS PO 21 Organizational Efficiency and Delivery of Services --Continue and promote the delivery of services and information to each member through its hierarchy and various channels (chapter, Districts, Areas). Through the levels of effective leadership, the delivery of services and information is done with dedication, commitment and enthusiasm. PO 11 Leadership Developments --Develop the members leadership potentials and encourage and inspire them to prepare and aspire for national positions in the organization. Considered a training ground for an effective and sound leadership, the organization guarantees not just a superior membership force, but and a group of men and women fitted for any probable leadership posts when needed b the organization.

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PO 12 Membership Update by the UAP Secretariat --Continue to maintain an updated, organized and computerized roster of membership, in the advent of technological development, the UAP is on a right track of utilizing innovative tools, instruments, and computer software as a means for progress and having an updated database. PO 22 Level of Professionalism of the UAP Secretariat -- To reinforce and strengthen the UAP secretariat that it performs and carries out its function as a coordinating body for UAP members professional needs and activities. The national Secretariat is a professional administrative group which renders effective and efficient service to the organizations members. PL 04 Updated UAP Documents -- Ensure that the UAP documents (including the owner architect agreement) are up to date and comparable with documents of other architectural practitioners all over the world. There should always be regular modifications, amendments and adjustments of architectural service related documents and basic fees for the Filipino Architects. PO 05 Implementation of the Architects Code of Ethics --Implement and monitor the compliance of the architects code of ethics and standards of professional practice. With the passage of the Republic Act 9266, the task of providing additional protection for architects has been placed on the shouldered of the UAP; therefore the members should be protected through the monitoring of adherence to all ethical standards and regulations. PO 01 UAP as IAPOA -- Put into effect the provisions of RA 9266 and monitor and ensure that all registered architects are active members of the UAP. Since June 2004, the countrys largest professional organization for architects the United Architects of the Philippines was recognized as the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects (IAPOA). The UAP and its members play vital role in the sharing and influencing society wherein the people need licensed and qualified architects. PO 26 Membership Annual Dues --Create and implement procedures and guidelines to attain a high collection efficiency of membership dues from UAP members. Through the commitment, dedication, obligation and honesty of its members coupled with the annual increase o its membership base; this will serve as a good signal from the UAP to achieve its required source of funding for its operational expenses. B. COMMISSION ON PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE PR 16 Architects and Government Interaction --Work for a significant and influential position for architect in various levels of the government. The architect should be recognized from the local governments to the national level. The qualification of a Filipino architect is considered to be first rate in a government institution. Different levels of State

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agencies give momentum to architects who have the qualifications and credential to enhance peoples lives. PO 16 UAP linkage to the National Government and Others --Create enough work linkages and establish good working relationships with national and local government agencies. The UAP should regularly coordinate with the National and Local governments, especially in terms of implementation and promotion of architecture-related laws, environmental concerns, other government-sponsored programs and even in organizing seminars or training workshops. PL 08 Networking --Establish systems allowing architects with different specialized skills and expertise to network and enhance their capabilities. This could expand the knowledge on new ideals and weave the professional abilities among architects. The architect should build linkages or contracts with other professionals who may have intrinsic and exceptional qualities for fruitful interaction and exchange of ideals. The architect can interact and build contracts with fellow professionals through seminars convention and exhibits. PR 11 Economic and Technological Contributions -- Encourage architects to contribute their knowledge and expertise to the economic upliftment, technological advancement and progress in our country. The Filipino Architect is a professional who can impart his ideas and be involved in the development of economic and technological aspects of the country. Crisis in the construction industry could become a turning point for architects to reassess their standard work and reconsider to discover more versatile businesses, such as retail architecture and creation of innovative design products to which they would venture in to. PR 08 Global Practice --Develop initiatives and programs for networking and establishing the architectural practice overseas as an opportunity for the architect to become globally competitive, it is indeed a momentum for Filipino architect to expand the architectural practice beyond the boundaries of his homeland. Therefore being competitive not only locally but also in the international arena services as an advantage for a Filipino Architect. PR 09 Collaborative Practice --Establish and build a network of practice among fellow architects and other professionals for a well enhanced and beneficial professional career. It is basically extraordinary for an architect to be successful in his practice without the influences of external factors. Thus valuing the collaboration and cooperation with or the professional will enhance his capability of handling and managing larger projects and job assignments. PL 07 Knowledge of Nature and Content of the IS --Promote familiarity, knowledge and awareness with essential contract documents and other instruments of service. There should be a wider scope of knowledge regarding the origin and details about the tools of architect-client
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relationships. Even at an early stage, architecture students should be familiar with the general and specific elements comprising the instruments of service. C. COMMISSION ON GOVERNMENTAL AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS PR 07 Advocacy --Continue to advocate good causes relating to the profession. Professionalism concerned with the career of the Filipino architect should not be confined to design-related services, client relations, written documents and the like. There should be action and commitment to advocate and promote these principles and philosophy as a compassionate professional. Vital element needed by the society notably environmental concerns deserve relative support and promotion. It is an essential medium for a Filipino architect to impart substantial ideals for a better and more functional purposeful society. PO 17 International Links --Reinforce strong linkages with international agencies and groups for the uplifting and enriching the profession and professionals. With chapters formed outside the country such as Toronto and Calgary Canada, Honking, and in Los Angeles USA. These present opportunities and prospects to the UAP and help the organization gain recognition and cooperative undertakings with architects in other countries. PO 24 Chapter LGU Links -- To encourage members and chapters to conti8nue good relations and take active participation in programs of their respective local government units. Chapters across the archipelago bear an unparalleled testimony to mutual support linkages with the local government units (LGU) UAP chapters and districts provide the framework for an expanded sphere of cooperation in terms of conducting knowledge based activities and informative campaign regarding architecture and architecture related laws. It will be good opportunity for the organization to establish mutual collaboration, partnership and coordination for the projects and services needed by communities. PL 17 Professional Exchange -- Establish local and international exchange programs and encourage participation in international conferences and symposiums, which will enhance the professional development of architects. PR 16 Architects and Government Interaction --Work for a significant and influential position for architect in various levels of the government. The architect should be recognized from the local governments to the national level. The qualification of a Filipino architect is considered to be first rate in a government institution. Different levels of State agencies give momentum to architects who have the qualifications and credential to enhance peoples lives.

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PO 13 Environmental Protections --For the organization to be an effective advocate and an active crusader for the protection and preservation of the built and natural environment. The UAP should also participate actively in civic activities for the promotion, revitalization and restoration of the environment and conservation of the habitat. D. COMMISSION ON EDUCATION PL 12 Architects as Mentor (Academe and Industry) --Provide the practice of the profession, a first rate high quality system of proper mentorship skills to network with each other. Practitioners are encouraged to commit to the role and responsibility of teaching and imparting knowledge and values to future colleagues. In line with this, mentorship has increasingly become a cutting edge of professional development, which includes sharing skills expertise and knowledge and training the future architects. PL 11 Faculty Developments -- Enhance the professional growth of architect-educators as an equally important direction towards excellence in education so the schools of architecture could produce well trained and qualified teaching faculty. PO 07 Knowledge Dissemination --Provide sufficient amount of seminars and learning modules for the architect5s continuing professional growth, development and expansion of the sphere of knowledge and ideas. An Organization with a heart for professional advancement and improvement of its members, commits itself also to disseminate information and knowledge through conducting seminars, conferences and conventions and publication of reference materials. E. COMMISSION ON CONVENTIONS AND CONFERENCES PL 14 Learning through Interaction --maintain and continue high levels of exposure, learning more about the profession and interaction among peers through conventions and conferences district and area assemblies, chapter meetings and other activities. PR 03 Realm of Architecture --Disseminated Reliable and up to date information regarding the scope of architectural profession and it should be comprehensible to all people in order for them to fully appreciate, recognize and value the scope of services, duties and responsibilities of the Filipino Architect. The scope of the practice of architecture must be clear to the public and to other professions. There are more things and opportunities that the profession of architecture has to offer. Every now and then, people often regard architecture as a profession confined to the design of buildings and related structures. Todays architecture is an expanded and diversified realm of profession like no other.

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PO 06 Image of the UAP --Project the UAP as a respected professional organization, a bastion for Filipino architects and a tower of strength of the architectural profession. The United Architects of the Philippines has established itself as a stable unwavering and committed institution that exists for the delivery of services to its members. This characterizes an organization with a big heart for service. F. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL PL 03 Value Added Services and Expertise --The architectural profession has sufficient and adequate specializations to meet most of the clients needs. Other allied services may complement with the basic scope of services of an architect and the architect could also provide the specialized concerns needed by the client. The architects services could be expanded to a wider scope and range in order to deliver value added services needed by clients. PL 06 Public Relations Skills of Architects --Equip architects with adequate public relations skills. Proficiency and talent for marketing and negotiation are attained by good communication and public relation qualities and traits which are needed to get projects and establish sound working relationship with the clients. PR 17 Comprehensive Services --Develop the architects capabilities through professional development by expanding the practice to related fields such as project and construction management, building administration and real estate development. Being the jack of all trades in this side of the profession, the Filipino architect is a professional who has the potentials and competence to establish a firm offering other than just design related services. He can expand his company and practice into other specializations or field of expertise. PR 04 Marketing of Services --Enhance and develop inventive and innovative methods and approaches by which the architect could promote and sell his services within the framework of ethical standards. Aside from client building strategies, the Filipino Architect has the commitment to deliver to the clients the superior quality of services and he should also transmit the highest form of professional ability to satisfy the needs of his clients. This refers to the capacity of an architect to sell his product on a scale of quality and customer satisfaction. Such products include design solutions ranging from the concepts to presentation drawings, in which the architect presents ideas in concrete form. In this profession, marketing strategy is required. The architect needs to change the way of marketing his product to the meticulous client. PL 09 Professional Development -- Continue offering programs and course modules for the continuing professional development of the architects. The architect needs to enhance and upgrade his skills and be up to date with the latest trends in the

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profession and in other areas as well. This could pave the way for better career options and opportunities. PL 10 Relevant Curriculum and Practice-Academe Linkages --Continue the development and implementation of well rounded and relevant architecture curriculum with sufficient subjects, training and skills allowing the graduates to do productive work after graduation. G. CENTER FOR FILIPINO ARCHITECTURE PO 03 Filipino Architecture -- Continue promoting and cultivating a well defined Filipino Architecture and that projects the Filipino Identity. Globalization is the wave of modern era and notwithstanding this and technological advancements. Filipino architecture should retain its identity, uniqueness and characteristics for the future generations to value treasure and appreciate. The Center for Filipino Architecture must be maintained to identify, preserve, conserve, enrich develop and strengthened Filipino Architecture. PD 05 Publications and Recognition --The UAP and the public recognize the first rate and high quality architecture designs produced by the architects. Designs reflect the architects creativity and talent and re appreciated. Architects are given proper recognition and acknowledgement through awards and publicity. PD 06 Innovations -- Filipino architect is an innovator, creator and originator of new building construction materials and methodologies, including new architectural products and design concepts. PD 04 Local and International Exposure --Local architecture compares favorably with architecture from other parts of the world. Buildings designed by Filipino architects are gaining recognition overseas and the versatility of the Filipino designs enhances their capabilities to be at par with the designs of their international counterparts. The ingenuity of Filipino architects is essential to encourage even the foreign clients to recognize and adopt local designs. PL 15 Architects as Writer and Researcher --Promote and advertise written materials, journals, manuscripts, references and other forms of publication on architectural issues written by Filipino architects. The expertise of an architect does not only have to be on the drawing boards. One may venture into different fields of expression, which could promote awareness of the profession.

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The major assets of the organization are the UAP National Headquarters located at Scout Rallos Street, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila, which has a current market value of almost P120 Million or US$2.1 Million, and the 690 square meters commercial land where it stands which has a current market value of P60 million or US$1.2 Million. 13. FUTURE PLANS AND PROGRAMS

The UAP raises its head to new horizons in the coming years with the full implementation of RA 9266 and the changing environment and more diverse demand for architectural services in the country and the whole world. Thus, its future plans and programs shall be geared toward, viz: 1. Carry on the implementation of the Architecture Act of 2004 with a sustained wave of info-dissemination campaign, stronger alliances with more local government units and national agencies, and foster a high culture excellence in the ranks of UAP officers and members. 2. Adoption of modern world-class Standards for Professional Practice Achievement to raise the ante for architectural services among UAP architects. 3. Completion of the UAP National Headquarters Building. 4. Continued documentation and propagation of Filipino architecture. 5. Participation of UAP to more international fora and exchanges. 6. Development of a modern, flexible and competitive Philippine architecture at par with their foreign counterparts in an era of boundless international trade and commerce. 14. CORPORATE INFORMATION Address: UAP Bldg., No. 53 Scout Rallos Street, Diliman, Quezon City Telephone Nos. (632) 4126403 / 4126364 / 4126374 / 4123311 / 4123312 Fax No. (632) 3721796 Email Address: Websites: Corporate:

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