United Architects of the Philippines

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United Architects of the Philippines
Head Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, fuap
Address UAP Bldg., 53 Scout Rallos St., Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines 1103
Tel. No. (632) 412-6403, 412-6364, 412-3341, 412-3342
Fax No. (632) 372-1796
E-Mail uapnational@yahoo.com
Website http://www.united-architects.org

The United Architects of the Philippines is the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects (IAPOA) in the Philippines with more than 24,000 members. UAP is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit organization with SEC Registration No. 60782.



As the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects under the Architecture Act of 2004 (R.A. No. 9266), UAP-IAPOA is formed for the following purposes:

  • to cooperate with the Board of Architecture (BOA), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and other government agencies in discharging its functions, duties and responsibilities as the Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects as follows:
    • nomination to the vacant positions to the Board of Architecture;
    • responsibility of preparing the program of Continuing Professional Development (CPD);
    • endorsement of practice of foreign nationals to be issued temporary special permit;
    • recommendation of compliance with liability insurance under a temporary special permit;
    • monitoring compliance and endorsing to/filing a complaint with the Board of Architecture and/or Professional Regulation Commission for violation of the R.A. 9266 and its Implementing Rules and Regulation (IRR), code of ethics, standard of professional practice and other policies of the Board and of the Commission and with other agencies for violations of other relevant laws, regulations and the like; and
    • some other functions, duties and responsibilities as may be prescribed by the Board of Architecture.
  • to establish an appropriate organizational structure that will serve best the interest of its individual members and providing for among others a democratic process of election;
  • to ensure good governance in all matters pertaining to the organization;
  • to ensure active participation of all PRC_BOA registered architects in this Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects;
  • to establish and promote the highest standards of ethical conduct and professional excellence in the practice and service of architecture, through strict adherence with the laws and codes that protect and govern it;
  • to maintain the highest standards of architectural education and practice, through the conduct of research in architecture and architecture related subjects for the academic curricula in architecture and the continuing professional development program;
  • to cooperate and coordinate with other local/national and international organizations in the field of architecture, environmental design and other field of arts, science and technology to ensure participation of UAP global concerns; and
  • to cooperate and coordinate with other allied professions, trade and industry in developing progressive ideas in architecture and environmental concerns as well as their practical application for the welfare of the community and country;

Law governing the architecture profession in the Philippines

[Republic Act No. 9266], otherwise known as "The Architecture Act of 2004."

UAP past National Presidents

UAP Office
  • Norberto M. Nuke, Charter President (1975)
  • Jose V. Herrera (1976)
  • Ruperto C. Gaite (1977-1978)
  • Felipe M. Mendoza (1979-1980)
  • Otilio A. Arellano (1981)
  • Leandro V. Locsin (1981-1982)
  • Manuel T. Manosa (1983-1984)
  • Cesar V. Canchela (1985-1986)
  • Froilan L. Hong (1987-1988)
  • Angel R. Lazaro, Jr. (1989)
  • Richeto C. Alcordo (1990-1991)
  • Jaime C. Marquez (1992-1993; 1993-1994)
  • Nestor S. Mangio (FY 1994-1995; 1995-1996)
  • Emmanuel P. Cuntapay (FY 1996-1997; 1997-1998)
  • Yolanda D. Reyes (FY 1998-1999; 1999-2000)
  • Prosperidad C. Luis (FY 2000-2001; 2001-2002)
  • Robert S. Sac (FY 2002-2003; 2003-2004)
  • Enrique O. Olonan (FY 2004-2005)
  • Edric Marco C. Florentino (FY 2005-2006; 2006-2007)
  • Medeliano T. Roldan, Jr. (FY 2007-2008; 2008-2009)
  • Ana S. Mangalino-Ling (FY 2009-2010)

Executive officers - fiscal year 2011-2012

Ramon S. Mendoza, FUAP (National President); Ma. Benita Ochoa-Regala (National Executive Vice President); Melencio D. Manalo (Area A Vice President); Norman B. Morales(Area B Vice President); Alan Choachuy (Area C Vice President); Marlo J. Basco (Area D Vice President); Rey S. Gabitan (Secretary General); Armando Eugene C. De Guzman, III (National Treasurer); Angelito S. Soriano (National Auditor); Renato L. Punzalan, FUAP (Chancellor College of Fellows) and Ana S. Mangalino-Ling, FUAP (Immediate Past National President)

UAP National Administration Office

Jason Ramos Aban (Admin Officer); Leila E. Nuguid (Asst. Admin Officer); Alma Hilaria D.Valencia (Finance Officer); Antonio N. Gutierrez (Asst. Finance Officer, Area B and C Coordinator); Racquel C. Orenia (Executive Assistant); Marvin A. Oliva (Area A and D Coordinator); Franco Santia (Membership Officer); ; Ernesto U. Sanchez (Liaison Officer); Salvador A. Acebes (Driver); Richard A. Dedil (Utility)

International affiliations

  • International Union of Architects ([UIA])
  • Architects Regional Council Asia (ARCASIA)
  • Eastern Regional Organization of Planning and Housing (EAROPH)
  • APEC Architect Central Council

Milestones: awards, distinctions and recognitions

  • 2010 - UAP has been bestowed EAROPH 50th Golden Jubilee Award in recognition of its substantial contribution to the advancement of Planning, Development and Management of Human Settlements in the Philippines
  • 2009 - UAP through its Green Architecture Movements wins the 2009 Father Neri Satur Award for Environmental Heroism
  • 2008 - UAP to host the APEC Architect Central Council Meeting on October 2010
  • 2008 - UAP serves as the Secretariat for the APEC Architect Central Council for 2009-2010
  • 2008 - Re-accredited by the Professional Regulation Commission as APO for the next three years
  • 2008 - Accredited NGO partner by the Quezon City government
  • 2006 - Recognized as sectoral partner of the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA).
  • 2007 - PRC's Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization (APO)
  • 2005 - Commended by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) for UAP's contribution to MMDA's urban development program.
  • 2005 - Philippine National Volunteer Service Coordinating Agency (PNVSCA)'s sole nominee for Region IV
  • 2004 - The Integrated and Accredited Professional Organization of Architects in the Philippines
  • 2002 - PRC's Most Outstanding Accredited Professional Organization (APO)
  • 1975 - Founding member of the Architects Regional Council Asia
  • 1975 - Holder of PRC APO Accreditation No. 001

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