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UPAAS Oblation Talks: 5 Keys To Balance Success, Wealth and Family for OFWs

bestThe UPAAS Professional Development talk, “5 Keys To Balance Success, Wealth and Family for OFWs”, was held on 19 Feb 2016. The speaker was Mr. Raymond Lim. The event was sponsored by RLBC Capital. The event was attended by 7 UPAAS members.

Raymond Lim is the CEO of RLBC Capital Pte Ltd. He is also a high impact trainer and business consultant from Singapore specializing in sales and marketing and real estate investments. RLBC Capital is a property investment firm centred on helping investors penetrate overseas markets that exhibit great profit potential with a unique investment model called “Reverse Crowdfunding”. Reverse crowdfunding is a unique investment model for investors to invest in a project where the profits of the project have already been secured as the sales of the property has been completed. RLBC Capital’s key initiatives are reverse crowdfunding, refer-to-own program, and property & assets management.

Raymond discussed the 5 keys to success: be sensitive, be present, commit every day, leverage strategically, and acknowledge. Being sensitive is about awareness of your “inside world” (ex. emotions) and “outside world” (ex. business climate). Being present is about focusing on the now, instead of being distracted by the past or the future. Committing every day is about the path to success via consistent daily effort rather than a big one-time gamble or miracle. Leveraging successfully is about multiplying the effect of your efforts. Acknowledgement is about the importance of building lasting relationships. A good summary of the talk is the quote by Confucius: “To know and not to do is not yet to know”.

The program officially ended after the awarding of the certificate of appreciation to the speaker. A short networking session over some refreshments followed thereafter.

UPAAS Oblation Talks – 5 Keys To Balance Success, Wealth and Family for OFWs

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He started off by selling magazines and palm reading software. Combining hardwork & perseverance since young, he soon became a top sales person pursued by head-hunters for multi-national companies. Success came in easy so he decided to take the next step and put up multiple businesses.

When the Asian financial crisis came, like many other entrepreneurs, he became broke and had great difficulties in paying the daily household bill.

Raymond Lim is now the owner of RGB Global Holdings Pte Ltd, a property investment company making waves in Singapore and Philippines. He is also a founder and CEO of TLC Training and Consultancy. He is a high impact trainer and highly sought after by any property agencies. To date, he has trained over 5,000 people in Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, United States and the Philippines. He is also a business consultant and coach for Chein Chi Tow, Huttons, Great Eastern, Savills, Orange Tee and help made one of the biggest child care center, Carpe Diem what it is now.

By special invitation, Raymond Lim will share with you why success is a function of methodology.

If you are a person who wants to be inspired to become successful, this talk is for you.

UPAAS Oblation Talks: Personal Insights into Entrepreneurship

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The UPAAS Professional Development talk, “Personal Insights into Entrepreneurship”, was held on 30 Jul 2015. The speakers were Ninalyn Cacananta and Jess Emerson Uy. The event sponsor was Philippine National Bank – Singapore. The event was attended by about 43 professionals, most of which were UPAAS members.

Ninalyn Cacananta is a Philippines Certified Public Accountant who worked for more than eight years on various accounting and administrative job functions. She founded NASC-Global, a business services company that provides administrative, human resource and accounting support to small and medium enterprises. She talked about the beginnings of her entrepreneurship journey via freelance work. It was facilitated by a global freelancing platform. She then expounded on the actual procedure of setting up a company in Singapore.

Jess Emerson Uy is an independent wealth manager who specializes in global investments. As a finance speaker and coach, he conducts investment seminars in Singapore, the Philippines, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. He talked about his previous venture in a retail business for pre-paid mobile phone credit loading. He also talked about the advantages and differentiation of an independent wealth advisor.

The last section was a Q&A forum for both speakers. A question was posed to Ninalyn regarding her first clients and funding. Her early clients were from pre-existing contacts. The company was entirely self-funded. Jess described the financial products that are presently available in the market: from stocks to derivatives.

The program officially ended after the awarding of the certificates of appreciation to the speakers. A short networking session over some refreshments followed thereafter.

Oblation Talk - Jonathan Yabut

UPAAS-PNB Oblation Talks: Find Your Passion!

In celebration of our 10th anniversary, UPAAS, in partnership with Philippine National Bank, is organising another exciting Oblation Talk this October. This time, Apprentice Asia winner Jonathan Yabut has kindly agreed to meet up the kababayans in Singapore and share his thoughts about competing in an international environment, and finding your passion! Jonathan, a UP alumni with a BS Economics degree, has made us all Pinoys proud when he was “hired” by Tony Fernandes of Air Asia in the recent maiden show of “Apprentice Asia” . He is currently the Chief of Staff at Air Asia based in Kuala Lumpur.

Admission to the talk is FREE.
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Creative Writing Tambayan: How Do I Love Thee?

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UPAAS’ resident poet, Eric Tinsay Valles, will bring color and love to our tambayan in “How Do I Love Thee? The Many Ways of Writing Poetry“. All members (active or inactive), and friends are welcome.

When: On February 7, Thursday, 7:00PM
Where: At Charlie’s Kitchen in Once Upon a Bar, 25 Church Street, Capital Square 3.

Respond to our Facebook event here.

Holiday Season 2012 Bonding Time!

Greetings to all UPAAS Members!

As the cool winds of Christmas approach us, we would like to invite you to UPAAS get-togethers that will surely warm your hearts:

Shooting Stars

(an Art Tambayan)

Shooting Stars is part of Philippine Art Trek, a project of the Philippine Embassy in Singapore. The exhibit will showcase the works of some of the most promising Filipino artists of Artesan GAllery + Studio.

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Paskong Pinoy SG

This December, Christmas here in Singapore will be enriched by one of the Philippines’ finest symbols of the Christmas season: the giant lantern from Pampanga.

UPAAS partners with Paskong Pinoy SG, a group of Filipino volunteers in Singapore who dreamt of bringing a giant Filipino lantern to Singapore, as a beacon of hope to all Filipinos and of friendship to Singaporeans and foreigners living in the Little Red Dot.

If you feel the Christmas spirit stirring inside of you, Paskong Pinoy SG is still in need of helping hands, feel free to assist in any way you can. Kindly contact Loida at loidacorpus[at]yahoo[dot]com, Nette at nannette_ratilla[at]yahoo[dot]com or Cristy at vicentinacm[at]yahoo[dot]com if you believe in this project, and share it with your Filipino friends who might also wish to help.

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Kumukutikutitap Krismas ng UPAAS

Christmas party time! Let’s all share the Christmas spirit of festivity and togetherness as a family.

Bring on the bright colors of Christmas! Join the fun, food, freeflow drinks, buffet dinner, raffle draw, parol and party! Bring your friends and loved-ones.

Please respond to our event invite at Facebook. :-)

Kumukutikutitap Krismas ng UPAAS


Get a copy of Metro Cuisine for the holidays and give our Iskolars a fighting chance!

UP Alumni Association (Singapore) will be offering Metro Cuisine at special prices for the Christmas season.

Every copy bought helps a UPAAS scholar through college.

Get your Metro Cuisine now!

Metro Cuisine and the UPAAS Endowment Fund for Education

Copies are sold per piece or in bulk. We are open to corporate purchases.

Prices for softbound copies:
a) $30 per piece for 1 copy bought at a time
b) $25 each for every 2 copies bought at a time
c) $20 each for every purchase of minimum 5 pieces at a time
d) $15 for every purchase of minimum 10 pieces at a time
e) $ 10 for every purchase of minimum 30 pieces at a time

Prices for hardbound: $40 each copy, no bulk discount

For pre-orders, requests for quotation for corporate purchases, or other inquiries, please email windelupaas[at]gmail[dot]com with subject METRO CUISINE.

Copies are also available at:
Orchard Road, look for Cristy (Xty) Vicentina (HP: 91765800), Treasury Chief Dealer, PNB – Singapore, Unit 03-02/07 Lucky Plaza Shopping Centre;
NUS Coop at the National University of Singapore

Payments for bulk purchases may be made to:
Account name: University of the Philippines Alumni Association (Singapore)
Bank: Standard Chartered Bank Tampines Branch
Account No. 4200007591(for ibanking: bank code 7144 / branch code 042)


Scholarship Committee, University of the Philippines Alumni Association (Singapore)

How can you help the UPAAS Scholarship program?

  1. Join the Scholarship Committee.
  2. Donate to the UPAAS Scholarship Fund.
  3. Get a copy of Metro Cuisine at only SGD30. Proceeds go to the Endowment Fund for the UPAAS Scholarship program. >> Read more about it.
  4. Visit and read about UPAAS activities that you might want to participate in.

For more info, email windelupaas[at]gmail[dot]com.

Oblation Talks: Discovering Bio-Sustainability in the Philippines and Beyond

On 29th September 2012, UPAAS will be conducting The Oblation Talks: Discovering Bio-sustainability in the Philippines and Beyond! Join our prominent Filipino speakers, world-renowned botanist Dr Benito Tan and zoologist Dr Jose Mendoza for a series of lectures on flora and fauna biodiversity in the Philippines. Come and learn about innovative solutions that only nature can offer through Dr Carlos Hoyos from the University of Canberra. Attend the last Oblation talks for 2012. Be involved! Be empowered! Be informed! -Click for a detailed presentation.

See the program here.

Seventh UPAAS Scholar

Meet Our Scholars

It is with great pleasure that we announce to you the selection of our newest scholar (our 7th!) by the Office of Scholarships and Student Services (UP-OSSS), Office of the Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of the Philippines.

MS. STELLA M. SALARDA, BA Political Science UP Diliman

Let us welcome Stella into our family and wish him a successful academic journey in UP.

For the rest of our scholars, herewith is a summary of their status:

1st scholar Mr. Jonathan Cary R. Aguilar, BS Biology, graduated on April 2010
2nd scholar Ms. Leirald E. Reyes, BS Business Administration, graduated cum laude on April 2011
3rd scholar Ms. Cherry Joy F. Tumampo, BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, graduated summa cum laude April 2012 with 1.163 GPA. Read more
4th scholar Mr. Kevin M. Corpuz, BA Political Science
5th scholar Mr. Joey R. Joson, BS Mathematics
6th scholar Mr. Emmanuel A. Ruiz, BS Computer Engineering

We thank you for your continued support to our scholarship program.