Introduction to Second Edition


The Upsilon Credo

The Tried and True Upsilonian

An adaptation and annotation of the Upsilon Credo - by Rafael S. Francia ‘55


Chapter I  The Individual Upsilonian

·     The Right Stuff – by Alfie Kwong ‘67

·     Self-Evaluator and Action Prompter       adapted by Roberto Esguerra ‘60

·     Desiderata – by Max Ehrmann

·     Rudyard Kipling’s “IF” – annotated by Rodolfo O. Reyes ‘78

·     For More Meaningful Fellowships –by Rafael S. Francia ‘55







This ResourceBook is the product of the combined efforts of a number of fellows to whom I owe a special debt of gratitude. Foremost among them are Manuel Martell ’47 for his valuable guidance, Angel Fandialan ’60 for his support for the project, Edwin Paña ’69 for creating the website, and Manuel Rivera ’57 for the use of his rendition of “We’re Upsilonians”.

I also thank the following fellows for their contributions: Alfie Kwong ’67, Roberto Esguerra ’60, Rodolfo O Reyes ’78, Edwin Paña ’69, Yari Miralao ’88, the late Leonardo Orendain ’55, Celerino C. Tiongco ’68, Edgardo B. Espiritu ’55 and Pietro Reyes III ’69.

Materials from Max Ehrmann, Rudyard Kipling, Dr. James B. Stenson, Alexander L. Lacson, UNESCAP, World Bank, Lawrence Lovasik, George Weigel, St. Francis of Assisi, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta were also included and hopefully, they will not object.  Editor

We invite you to dialogue with us:

·          Mart Martell ’47: mmmartell@juno.com

·          Piling Francia’55: rsfrancia55@verizon.net

·          Bob Esguerra’60: robshome432@yahoo.com

·          Alfie Kwong ’67: kwongalf@hotmail.com

·          Celing Tiongco ’68: cct@uap.edu.ph

·          Edwin Paña ’69: epana@shaw.ca

·          Pietro Reyes III ’69: pereyes@ix.netcom.com

·          Yari Miralao ’88: ymiralao@hess.com

·          Inky Reyes ’78: Rodolfo.o.reyes@ph.ey.com