Student Organizations

UP SHARP is a socio-academic organization made exclusively for HRIM students. It has committed itself to the development of leadership, excellence, and socio-civic consciousness among members.

The Eta Sigma Delta International Hospitality Management Society at the University of the Philippines Diliman is the country’s pioneer chapter and a home for outstanding BS Tourism and BS Hotel, Restaurant and Institution Management students.

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Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Honor Society - UP Alpha Chapter Welcomes New Leadership Members in Induction Ceremony 2023-2024

In a celebration of academic achievement and commitment to excellence, the Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Honor Society's UP Alpha Chapter of the International Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE) held its Induction Ceremony on February 5, 2024.

The program was opened by Prof. Shirley V. Guevarra, Dean of the College of Home Economics, University of the Philippines and Director of Member Services and Development of the Asia Pacific Council on Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Education (APacCHRIE). She highlighted the essence of the ESD and its value to the students. The ESD UP Alpha Chapter is ICHRIE’s first Emerging Nations ESD Student Chapter; APacCHRIE’s third; and the first founded in the Philippines. It was formally founded by Dean Guevarra on December 16, 2021.


The Keynote Speaker, Mr. Carlo C. Cruz, CHIA, General Manager of Discovery Suites Manila, provided invaluable insights on how learning and his quest for excellence in hospitality did not end when he graduated from BSHRIM. Additionally, the virtual participation of Ms. Abigail Marquez, founding ESD-UP Alpha Chapter President added significance and inspiration to the ESD officers and members.


The highlight of the event was the induction of 29 new members and a new set of officers taking BS Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management (BSHRIM) and BS Tourism (BST) by Dr. Warren Goodsir, President of APacCHRIE. The ESD Officers AY 2023 - 2024 are  Mykie Ordoñez, BSHRIM (President),  Sofie Alessandra C. Villamor, BSHRIM (Vice President),  Phoebus B. Delos Santos, BSHRIM (Secretary 5) Katrice Lauryn Mae C. Dedase, BS Tourism (Treasurer), Kisha Annika B. Joaquin, BS HRIM (Events Director) and Louise Ingrid Twinkle D. Macatangay, BS Tourism (Public Relations Director). These crème de la crème students from the Department of Hotel Restaurant and Institution Management, College of Home Economics and Asian Institute of Tourism served as a testament to ICHRIE and UP’s dedication to fostering leadership and service within the hospitality and tourism industry. They vowed and pledged to uphold honor, excellence, leadership, creativity, service, and ethics in their academic and future professional lives.


The candle lighting ceremony was led by Asst. Prof. Lilibeth J. Baylosis, first and current ESD Adviser. The seven lighted candles represent the affirmation of stewardship by the ESD UP Alpha Chapter Advisor and the adherence to the ESD six points of honor by the officers and members. Dean Guevarra, Asst. Prof. Baylosis and Asst. Prof. Raymund Gerard Guerrero awarded pins, cords and certificates to the inductees. These further signified the commitment to excellence and service, ready to lead the chapter to greater success. The Acceptance of Responsibility by ESD UP Alpha Chapter President, Mykie Ordoñez capped off the induction.

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Honor Society - UP Alpha Chapter Takes Action: Outreach Activity 2024 Let's Go To Cleantramuros

Eta Sigma Delta UP Alpha Chapter of the University of the Philippines (UP) joined in the clean-up and preservation of the historic landmark, Intramuros Baluarte de San Gabriel, Manila, Philippines, last March 16, 2024. The activity engaged 18 ESD volunteer students from the Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institution Management (HRIM) and Bachelor of Science in Tourism programs at the University of the Philippines Diliman. The Cleantramuros initiative embodied ESD's dedication to fostering community connections and instilling a sense of UP students’ responsibility towards environmental sustainability. This also seeks to expand its partnerships with other organizations and stakeholders. 

The ESD Honor Society - UP Alpha Chapter had its first external and collaborative event with UP Society for Hotel And Restaurant Progress and UP Travel Society last May 22, 2023 at the College of Home Economics, UP Diliman. ALL ABOARD! Exploring Possibilities for Tourism and Hospitality Professionals is a 1-day Career Fair catered to students from the Asian Institute of Tourism and College of Home Economics where students were given the chance to learn more about their dream companies and network with HR representatives.

The event was attended by the following companies:

Seda Hotels, Hann Resorts, Jollibee, Novotel Manila Araneta City, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Megaworld Hotels & Resorts, Sheraton Manila Hotel, Hilton Manila

Eta Sigma Delta (ESD) Honor Society received certificate from IPSOS PH, a global leader in market research

Ipsos PH, a global leader in market research, awarded the Eta Sigma Delta Honor Society a certificate for its participation in the company's tree planting project held last June 24, 2022 at the La Mesa Nature Reserve.