The UP Engineering Research and Development Foundation, Inc. and the UP College of Engineering (UPCOE) thank everyone who came to watch the Engg Musika! Benefit Concert held last Saturday, April 6 at the DM Consunji Theater. UPCOE Dean Rizalinda de Leon and UPERDFI President Rosario “Chato” Calderon welcomed the audience before UP ICE Professor and UPERDFI member Benny Pacheco masterfully took-over the floor as the emcee.

You can watch the same-day edit coverage of the event below:

We offer our deepest gratitude to our cast and crew for lending their time and talent in making Engg Musika! possible.


Doxology, Philippine National Anthem & UP Naming Mahal
Dr. Fortunato de la Peña, Dr. Joseph Gerard Reyes, Dr. Hilario Sean Palmiano, Engg Koro, Dr. Guillermo Tabios III (Saxophone), Engr. Louie Arelvi G. Villanueva (Violin) & Mr. Malvin Macasaet (Piano)

Dr. Rowena Guevara (Piano) & Dr. Guillermo Tabios III (Saxophone)

Dean Divas
Dr. Rowena Guevara, Dr. Aura C. Matias & Dr. Rizalinda de Leon

Tres Tinidores
Dr. Hilario Sean Palmiano, Dr. Joseph Gerard Reyes & Dr. Mark Albert Zarco

Technical Notes
Dr. Hilario Sean Palmiano (Piano), Dr. Guillermo Tabios III (Saxophone) & Engr. Louie Arelvi G. Villanueva (Violin)

Engg Broadway Stars
Ms. Ellen Cruz-Ignacio, Engr. Rosario S. Calderon, Dr. Aura C. Matias, Dr. Rhodora Gonzalez & Mr. Malvin Macasaet (Piano)

Retro Groove Dancers
Ms. Aimee Ocampo, Ms. Ma. Cristina Filio, Ms. Joy Bolina, Ms. Lynne Serrano, Ms. Bianca Brigoli, Ms. Wheng Alicante, Ms. Blee Dematera Manliclic & Ms. Bhianca Borja

Bending Moment
Engr. Christian Arranz (Vocals), Engr. Francesca Valerie Cabanlig (Vocals), Prof. Samiel Louie Arrojado (Bass), Prof. Astrid Ayla Liberato (Electric Guitar), Engr. Stan Kristian Ejera (Acoustic Guitar), Engr. Karlo Leandro Baladad (Drums) & Dr. Guillermo Tabios III (Saxophone)

Piano Solo
Dr. Rowena Guevara

Engg Koro
Ms. Ma. Cristina Filio, Mr. Arnel M. Franco, Ms. Ellen Cruz-Ignacio, Ms. Aurelia Mechilina, Dr. Louie Balicanta & Mr. Lowell Pernia

My Tribute
Dr. Fortunato de la Peña, Engr. Rosario Calderon, Dr. Rizalinda de Leon, Dr. Hilario Sean Palmiano, Engg Koro & Mr. Malvin Macasaet (Piano)

“Tumuloy” from Desiderata
translated and delivered by
Dr. Benito M. Pacheco

Engg Musika! Cast

Master of Ceremony
Dr. Benito M. Pacheco

Artistic and Musical Director
Mr. Malvin Bethooven Macasaet


Production Manager
Engr. Bemboy Niño Subosa

Stage Manager
Ms. Bernadette Kampitan

Assistant Stage Managers
Mr. Tristan Karl Bite
Mr. Rico Angelo Buclatin

Lights and Sounds
A&M Lights and Sounds System Rental

Video and Photo Coverage

Engr. Reygie Macasieb (UP ICE)
Ms. Gloria Tamayo
Ms. Marissa Tibayan
Ms. Arlene Ocampo
Ms. Norika Ishikawa
Mr. Elijah Dar Juan

This concert is for the Student Wellbeing (SWELL) Program – a comprehensive initiative by the UPCOE and UPERDFI to provide students with facilities and services for life coaching, peer support, meditation and relaxation – to overcome stresses and foster an outlook of optimism.

We also thank our SWELL Program donors- Magdaleno B. Albarracin, Jr., Rosario S. Calderon, Marcelo M. Casillan, Jr., Manuel R. Bulaong, Dr. Francis Chua, Edgar O. Chua, Faustino Co Shu Kiam, Michael P. Gonzalez, Conrad Kho, Norma S. Calderon, Brenton Calderon Marrelli, REBM Platinum Holdings, Inc., RI Chemical Corporation, UNILAB and Anonymous Supporters.

SWELL Program is an ongoing initiative. For more information about the program or to contribute to the SWELL Fund, you may reach UPERDFI through the following means:

Email: info@
Phone: (02) 926-5487
Mobile: 0928-745-4672

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