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MAA Tree Planting 2017

Sunday, 30 July 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm
Number of Adults:  Approx. 20
Number of Children: Approx. 10
Site Details:
Organisation: Blacktown City Council
Site Address:  Church Street, Rooty Hill 2148
Rooty Hill NSW 2148
Nearest Cross Street: Rooty Hill Road
Site Reference: UBD, Map 187, G5
Directions: Site Located off Church Street, Rooty Hill. The National Tree Day site is located on the western side of the carpark in The Rooty Hill Reserve.
Suitable for Children: Yes
Accessible for disabled: Yes
Notes about the day for Volunteers: Please wear appropriate clothing (hat, enclosed shoes, long sleeved shirt and long pants recommended) 
The following will be provided: Gloves, Tools and equipment for planting, Watering cans / buckets, Drinking water
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Mapua Alumni Australia Board for 2017


The new board members of Mapua Alumni Australia for 2017 (officers and directors) were elected and inducted last 13 May 2017 Saturday, at The Hub, Mt Druitt, NSW.

The following are the inducted MAA board members for 2017 :

President – Ninoy Batara (ME)

Vice-President – Marissa Ignacio-Manoto (MIE)

Secretary – Nelia Palmer (IE)

Treasurer – Dakila Ibarra (ME)

Auditor – Bill Capati (CE)

Public Relations Officer (PRO) – Edgar Escasinas (COE)


Antoenie Peralta (ECE)

Harry Ubungin (EE-ECE)

Alex Agra (EE-ECE)

Joseph Calasara (BS Architecture)

Melinda Maglonzo-Rectin (MIE)


The inducting officer and guest on the day was Consul Marford Angeles.


The election was held during the MAA Annual General Meeting (AGM).

In the AGM, the following reports were presented to the members and were all accepted by the members:

1. President’s report by MAA President for 2016, Ninoy Batara

2. Treasurer’s report by MAA Treasurer for 2016, Mila Gregorio

3. Report on the successful MAA Events such as MAA C2S, Treeplanting, Table Tennis, Christmas Party, and etc,  Nelia Palmer


All Mapua alumni and their families and friends are all welcome to attend and /or participate in all or any event.

For any information about MAA, its membership and activities, please visit the website or Facebook or send email.

Facebook – Mapua Alumni Australia

Email – [email protected]


Mapua Alumni Australia (MAA) is a duly recognized international chapter of the National Association of Mapua Alumni , Inc (NAMA). Its mission is to unite the alumni of Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) in Australia in cooperative undertakings involving social, educational, and cultural projects and activities for the benefits of the alumni, the MIT student body, and the general Australian community.


NAMA- MAA Scholarship Project

The scholarship program is a joint initiative of Mapua Alumni Australia (MAA) and the National Association of Mapua Alumni (NAMA). MAA awards full tuition fee scholarships to deserving economically disadvantaged MIT students.

Fundraising and Sporting Events

Basketball Tounament - April 03, 2016

MAA supports our Cardinals Basketball Team. We help source out players by looking for more Mapuans and their next of kin who would like to join our team. 3 April was the Inter Collegiate game. We didn't win, but we will come back strong!

Sportfest - July 16, 2016 @ Rooty Hill Leisure Centre

Sportsfest is a social event that offers our members together with their families and friends an opportunity to meet fellow Mapuans in a relax and fun environment. In this year Sportfest which was organized by Remz Remorrozo we had Badminton, Tennis, Basketball and Zumba.

National Tree Planting Day - July 31, 2016 @ Mackillop Reserve, Baulkham Hills

Thank you to everyone for another successful event. Once again, with everyone's effort, we're able to give something back to our beautiful community. It's also great to see our children's participating in this event as It brought the sense of awareness of the importance of nature in our lives.

City to Surf Fun Run - August 14, 2016

This year we had 14 runners. Our main fundraising campaign led by Bill Capati and with the help of other members, families and friends, who tirelessly supported our campaign, we were able to raise $5,050.00.  This fund will go towards our Scholarship Programme. 

The following are our C2S runners.

Rey Baraceros, Imelda Baraceros, Johnrey Baraceros, James Baraceros, Nelia Palmer, Edgar Escasinas, Ethaniel Escasinas, Excel Dabu, Randy Tangonan, Jane Capistrano, Gene Capistrano, Malou Sierra, Jon Siera, and

Mauricio de Vera


Woodcroft Festival - 24 Sept 2016

We made $308.00. Chairman Mao along with Randy, Marj, Cely and Ninoy manned our stall. Thanks to Remz, Nelia's son, Dorothy, Daks and those who donated goodies for us to sell. Your support and encouragement makes every fundraising event a very worthwhile activity as it helps  fulfill  the dream of our scholars.

Table Tennis Tournament - October 16, 2016 @ Woodriff Gardens Tennis Complex Penrith NSW

What a success! A very well attended 1st MAA Table Tennis Tournament. A huge Congratulations to the team who's made so much effort to make this day possible. And special mention to Jon for organising this event.


And of course Congratulations to the following for winning in their respective division.



Champion-Ernie Cordero

1st Place-Ian Anave

2nd Place-Alex Agra



Champion-Rey Lorenzana

1st Place-Neil Garcia 

2nd Place-Ronald Dasig

Christmas Party - November 21, 2016 @ Liverpool Catholic Club

What a great way to end our busy year with a dinner dance. Members and their families let their hair down by dancing the night away after we shared a very nice buffet dinner together.