UP Vanguard Renders Special Tribute to General Carlos P Romulo
Threatened by typhoons “Kabayan” and “Lando”, “The Gen. Carlos P. Romulo Memorial Cup” successfully pushed through last 15 August 2011. Surprisingly, it turned out to be a sunny, cool, perfect day for golf.
Around 120 golfers, mostly top-notch executives from various social and industry sectors, trekked to the Forest Hills Golf & Country Club in Antipolo City to be rewarded with a delightful and pleasant competitive golfing experience.
To complete its success, the tournament was able to achieve its most important goal of bestowing a fitting tribute to General Carlos P. Romulo, in keeping with the UP Vanguard’s new Hall of Fame Memorial Cup tradition. Mr. Miguel Antonio “Mike” Romulo, grandson of the honoree, represented the Romulo family in the event; while participants enjoyed a special video tribute to Gen Romulo entitled “A Warrior for Peace” during the awarding ceremonies.
The UP Barkada added color to the tournament by adopting it as their monthly tournament.
Winners were elated to receive Rayadillo Cadet Trophies specially designed for the Memorial Cup.
Individual Men’s Division Class A
- Champion – Brod Lino M. Magpantay – 35 points
- Runner-up – Mr. Gabe M. Orr – 33 points
Individual Men’s Division Class B
- Champion – Mr. Alberto M. Guanzon – 18 points
- Runner-up – Gene M. Sebastian – 18 points
Individual Men’s Division Class C
- Champion – Mr. Noel M. Duenas – 12 points
- Runner-up – Mr. Julito M. Labiano – 12 points
Individual Ladies Division
Champion – Ms. Bernadette F. Wong – 16 points
Champion – Vanguard – 96 points
Many of the players also won valuable raffle prizes such as cellphones, netbook laptops, LCD TV, and many more. To top it all, the tournament officials were able to efficiently tabulate the final scores and announce in no time.
The tournament was co-presented by Allied Bank, San Miguel Corp, Federal Phoenix Insurance Corp and the Silver Jubilarian Class of Sulô and Marasìg 1987. Major sponsors were Amb Roberto Romulo, Abejo Builders Corp, Kia Motors, Megaworld Corp, New Coast Boracay, Forest Hills and Sun Life Financials. Minor sponsors were Citisec Online, Citra Metro Manila Tollways Corp, Tanay Rural Bank, Merrell, Air21, Globe Telecom, Smart, Philippine Stock Exchange, Doña Jovita Garden Resort, Banco de Oro, IP Converge Data Center, Inc., Blue Magnet Marketing Solutions, PLDT, Casino Filipino and Ericsson. Donors were Unilab, Ms. Jee Cabochan, Maynilad Water Services, Inc., Kuysen Enterprise and SM Supermalls.
“The Gen. Carlos P. Romulo Memorial Cup” is an integral part of the 90th UP Vanguard Annual Convention and UP ROTC Centennial Homecoming festivities.