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Travel & Tours

WITNESSING SOMEONE GROW IN UP

“Uy, palakpak daw ‘pag papara. Ikaw na!”  We dropped off at Vinzon’s and headed straight to the vendors selling food. Guess what we ordered: Sweet & Spicy Pancit Canton with Kikiam and Lemon Iced Tea – UP style. We started walking and then thought of chilling for a bit at AS steps when the rain […]

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Arts & Culture

UP CALLS FOR SHORT VIDEOS TO FEATURE STORIES IN THE TIME OF COVID-19

The University of the Philippines (UP) has issued an open call for entries to the PAG-AALAYwebXHIBITION & FESTIVAL, an online video festival that will showcase stories of everyday Filipino heroes. The festival welcomes entries from all, amateur or professional, Filipino filmmakers, multimedia creators, and artists whose works capture stories of resilience, inner strength, and humanity of Filipinos. […]

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Sports & Entertainment

BOOK ON THE INSPIRING RISE OF THE UP FIGHTING MAROONS LAUNCHED

After just one season, the much-awaited book that narrates the amazing rise of the University of the Philippines Fighting Maroons — from cellar dwellers of the collegiate league to finals contenders in Season 81 of the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) — was launched December 9 at the UP Executive House in Diliman. […]

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Sports & Entertainment

PALAWAN EXPRESS PERA PADALA GIVES BACK TO UP, SPONSORS FIGHTING MAROONS

From a single pawn brokering shop in Palawan in 1985 to the fastest growing and leading pawnshop and money remittance network in the Philippines, Palawan Express Pera Padala strongly identifies with the UP Fighting Maroons. For more than three decades, UP’s performance in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) has been sub-par, with […]

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Sports & Entertainment

UP slams UAAP denial of Perasol MR

Lawyers of the University of the Philippines (UP) Fighting Maroons slammed the decision of UAAP Commissioner Jensen Ilagan denying the motion for reconsideration (MR) appealing the three-game suspension of Maroons Coach Bo Perasol, saying on Friday that the Commissioner had “passed up an opportunity to right an egregious wrong.” Atty. Patricia Galang categorized the decision […]

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Sports & Entertainment

RALLY BEHIND UP FIGHTING MAROONS – PERASOL

After finishing the first round of the UAAP men’s basketball tournament with its best record in the Final Four era, UP Men’s Basketball Team Coach Bo Perasol has a message for the UP community: let’s fight as one for the UP Fighting Maroons.  In an open letter released a day after he was ejected in […]

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Politics

I WILL SUPPORT THE BUDGET FOR ‘ISKOLARS NG BAYAN’ – DELA ROSA

Senator Bato Dela Rosa assured University of the Philippines (UP) officials of his support for the immediate passage of the premier state university’s budget amid reports that some left-leaning groups have been recruiting students whose studies at the university are funded by the Filipino people. Dela Rosa, who is known for his anti-communism advocacy, issued […]

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Sports & Entertainment

Musings of an Accidental Maroon Supporter

“Nagrarally lang mga estudyante sa UP.” “Hassle pumila sa UP kapag hindi ka nakakuha ng klase.” “Hindi rin daw nagtuturo mga prof sa UP.” I half-heartedly entered what was supposed to be the best university in the country with these apprehensions communicated to me by family and peers. After a month in the university, I […]

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Sports & Entertainment

Consistency critical in UAAP finals officiating, says UP alum group

“What should apply to Juan should apply to all.” This, according to nowheretogobutUP Foundation (ntgbUP) Chairman Atty. Agaton Uvero, “should be the mantra of referees officiating the finals.” “Whether the refs call it tight or allow the boys to be physical during the games, the key is consistency; the standard that they apply to the […]

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Sports & Entertainment

RICCI RIVERO SAYS ‘NOWHERE TO GO BUT UP’

After being forced to leave the De La Salle Universiy Green Archers and dealing with baseless rumors that cast doubts on his character and made him feel that he had “hit rock bottom,” former UAAP Most Improved Player and Mythical Five member Ricci Rivero believes “there is nowhere to go but UP;” so that is […]