Five (5) alumni of the UST High School will receive the prestigious Outstanding Thomasian Alumni Award on August 2, 2008 in formal ceremonies beginning at 5:00 pm inside the UST Central Seminary Gym. The TOTAL Awards is the highest recognition given annually by UST and the UST Alumni Association.  


The awardees are as follows:



Carlos R. Alindada

UST High School 1952


·        Landed First place in the Philippine CPA Board Examination at the age of nineteen (19)

·       Presently heads the Financial Reporting Standards Council – a position he has held for the last 25 years

·      Spearheaded SGV’s international operations in South East Asia by setting up SGV’s operations in Taiwan and Korea during his term as Chairman and Managing Partner of SGV and Co.

·      Served as the Head Technical Partner covering the ASEAN region, which helped establish the teachnical proficiency, capability and good reputation of the Philippine CPA in the region.

·        Served in Government as Commissioner of the Energy Regulatory Commission for three years

·        Appointed by the Secretary of Department of Energy as Chairman of a five-man independent Committee to study the “Oil Deregulation Law” and to make recommendations, if any, to this Law.

·      Served as Council Member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) and the President of Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA)

·       Represented the Philippines for five years in the International Audit Practices Committee of the International Federation of Accountants

·       Past president of the Philippine Institute of CPA’s (PICPA)

·       Lead of three co-authors of a newly-released accounting textbook entitled “Applying International Reporting Standards – Philippine Edition Intermediate Accounting, John Wiley, International Publishers

·    His publications include:   “Comparative Practices In ASEAN, Longman Publishers, UK (1984) and “Depreciation” in the Accountants’ Handbook, 6th Edition, John wiley and Sons, NY (1981)

·       Recipient of the Outstanding Professional of the Year (1998) by the Professional Regulations Commission)

·       Recipient of the The Outstanding Filipino (TOFIL) award in 1998 – the first TOFIL awardee for his contributions to the field of public accounting





Federico Macaranas

UST High School 1963


·    An internationally recognized and awarded educator, trainor, facilitator, researcher, business and development manager, social scientist, economics adviser, environmentalist, peace advocate, a nationalist with a global perspective and a former official/diplomat and public servant of the Republic of the Philippines

·      His work ranges from giving high level advice on competitive strategies to public and private leaders, to designing research, course and implementation programs

·       Teaches graduate level economics, strategic planning, leadership and development management course at the AIM

·      Currently the Executive Director of the AIM Policy Center where his research on the declining national competitiveness led to the creation of the National Competitiveness Council ( NCC) by the President of the Philippines last year and his appointment by her to the core group of that Council

·      Co-authored the book “Democracy and Discipline” (December 2006) with Tufts University Emeritus Professor W. Scott Thompson, published by UST Publishing House

·       Conferred the Gawad Mabini Dakilang Kamanong Award in 2001, which is the highest recognition for Philippine Diplomatic service

·       Now serves on several Boards, notably the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation and the Philippine Foundation for Science and Technology.

·       Has been invited to be a chair or member of the panel of judges for overall quality recognition of institutions (including the Philippine Quality Awards which UST won at level II in its first application), or individuals who show greatness of spirit (Magsaysay Awards), excellence in the gift of the pen (Palanca awards), outstanding performance as teachers (Avon’s Gintong Ilawan) or competitiveness of local governments and their business friendliness ( AIM PCCRP, PCCI)

·      Led People’s 2000 to support the Philippines 2000 movement which aimed at a per capita income of $1000 by the year 2000, a target achieved by 1996.

·      At NEDA, he originated the inter-agency committee on trade, tariffs and related matters which remains as a Cabinet-level body in government today, thirty years after he organized it. He drafted a trade treaty with socialist countries which is the model treaty thru today.

·       The first Filipino ever invited by Nobel laureates for a conference on science and world peace (Pugwash Conference, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 1969 while a Fulbright-Hays scholar), which is his inspiration for making Mindanao issues of interest to global peace and development stakeholders.

·       Received numerous fellowhips, citations in various publications and awards from groups for his civic work and research contributions to the Filipino-American community





Jose C. Sison

Associate in Arts 1957

UST High School 1955

UST Elementary 1951


·          Managing partner of Sison and Associates Law Office

·         Pioneered in 1987 the 1st ever journalistic legal education in the country

·        Columnist of A Law Each Day in the Philippine Star Daily as a way of bringing the law closer to the people through mass media communications.

·        His Tagalog version which is Ikaw at ang Batas regularly appears as a column of Pilipino Star Ngayon and as a TV Show on RPN 9.  

·          Was the TV host of the legal drama Ipaglaban Mo, an awardee of the Catholic Mass Media Award

·          Co-produced and hosted Ipaglaban Mo the Movie, Parts I (1995) and II (1997)

·         Authored and published the Primer on the Family Code of the Philippines, A Law Each Day Volume 1 – Marriage and Family and Volume II – Labor Law.   Volumes III – Criminal Law, IV – Constitutional Law and V – Civil Law are in the process of printing.

·         Commissioner of the UNESCO National Commission, Committee on Human and Social Sciences since 2002

·        Actively involved in some non-government organizations like the Katarungan para sa Kababaihan at Kabataan (KKK), which assists in the legal cases of women and children in DSWD

·      Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Ipaglaban Mo Foundation, a non profit organization giving legal aid and conducting research and information through media on laws and court decisions.

·     Served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Pro-Life Philippines

·       Was actively involved in Couples for Christ, Christian Family Movement, Marriage Encounter and Family Life Apostolate Ministry

·         Lectured on the law on Abortion, Death Penalty, Divorce, Marriage and Family and other legal topics








Joel Christopher Remandaban

UST Elementary 1979

UST High School 1983

Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy 1987


·         Recognized as “The Master List Builder”

·     Director and Owner of and

·          Consummate entrepreneur who wants to share his passion for self employment with others because of the time and freedom it offers

·          Grown his opt-in list to more than 153,000 subscribers in just three years; in one period he tripled his list to over 30,903 in only 99 days

·          Wrote “How to Become a MasterListBuilder and Triple Your List in Only 99 Days Or Less” in his audio-e-book

·          Author of the book “Mining Online Gold with an Offline Shovel: How to Build a Massive On-line Mailing List by Mastering Off-line Promotion” that reached the top of the bestseller list just 13 hours after it was first published

·          Was described as the “The Tony Robbins of Internet Marketing” by International Best-selling Author and Radio Talk Show Host Mike Litman and “ The Michael Jordan of Internet List Building” by Randy Gilbert of “The Inside Success Show”

·          Philanthropist.   Sent to school hundreds of indigent students in his hometown of Leyte and provided them work in his enterprise after completing their academic requirements.




Maria Regina Bautista - Navarrete

UST Elementary 1976

UST High School 1980

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering 1985


·         President of Red Ribbon Bakeshop and former General Manager of Greenwich and the Chowking chain of restuarants

·         Worked at Unilever Philippines then known as Philippine Refining Company (June 1985 – December 1987) as Assistant Product Manager, where she helped design a consumer attitude and image study for rural consumers

·         Worked at Johnson and Johnson as Business Development Director for J & J Asia-Pacific, Baby Care from May – October 1996 where she retained the healthy profitability levels of the Baby Products business and sustained the educational program among hundreds of schools nationwide, which was aimed at educating young girls about feminine hygiene and debunking traditional myths about menstruation. As head of baby products for Asia-Pacific, she led the region in positioning Johnson’s Baby as the authority in baby care, using the Touch campaign as the successful platform for this

·         One of the 100 Most Outstanding Engineering Alumni of the UST Faculty of Engineering awarded in 2008