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Opisyal na lingguhang pahayagan ng mga mag-aaral ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas - Diliman Tomo 90, Blg. 23 Pebrero 8, 2013

SA APAT O HIGIT PANG TAON NG PANANATILI SA UP, HINDI MAIIWASANG makahanap ang mga isko at iska ng tambayan na ituturing nila bilang ikalawang tahanan. At sa pagpili ng mga lugar na huhubog sa mga alaalang magmamarka sa ating buhay sa UP, may ilang mga teritoryong itatangi natin higit sa ano pang lugar sa lawas ng unibersidad.


MOCK ELECTIONS Punong Patnugot

OPINYON Biyernes 8 Pebrero 2012

NO OTHER EVENT IN PHILIPPINE politics reveals the vulgarity of the country’s rotting political system than the elections. An elaborate show of patronage and deception, the election season brings to light the non-existence of genuine reforms in governance, and the government’s palpable role in the perpetuation of the people’s plight. Familiar names are set to join the fray in this year’s senatorial elections. Running under the banner of the United Nationalist Alliance (UNA) and Team PNoy, candidates brace for dirty politicking and electioneering, and have already done their share of premature campaigning. As the electoral campaign dawns, candidates have aggressively invaded the airwaves, soliciting the vote of the public they arrogantly think could be duped with cliché promises and hollow slogans. Although commercials and advertisements overwhelm the public with promises of adequate social services and good governance, the proliferation of worn-out personalities in the electoral scene underscore the monopoly of power sought every elections. From national seats of power to local posts, the ties between officials could not be any familiar —parent and child, in-laws, and sibling, as if politics has become an entirely filial affair. The coming senatorial elections is no exception, as ballots will be filled by big family names, with juniors lining up to inherit posts occupied by their kin—a shameless act that banks on sheer recall, and not on solid and genuine platforms for the people. Political clans have entrenched themselves in government and have been a constant—and ancient— predicament, even as the Philippine Constitution prohibits the concentration of political power to selected families. Despite popular dissatisfaction on the existence of political dynasties, no less than Pres. Benigno Aquino III himself seems keen in perpetuating such setup, as he endorses his cousin, who employs his very tactic of optimizing the political mileage of prominent Aquino leaders. In this manner, the elections become a means to consolidate, not eradicate, political dynasties. And with familiar names as options who surprisingly satisfy our notions of traditional politicians, the people are left with no choice, unless they opt to forego their suffrage rights. Worse, candidates posing as alternatives turn out to be just the same as the traditional

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bigwigs. Abysmal track records and unprincipled politics bind them into a league of opportunist leaders, who would only differ in the nuances of their campaign gimmicks and clever use of propaganda, which depicts them as the people’s champions. Despite opposition from small progressive blocs, Philippine elections largely remain to be the ultimate competition for power among the ruling elite. Thus, radical and significant reforms— such as genuine agrarian reform, decent wages, and access to sufficient basic social services— are too much to ask from most of these politicians. If elections is the sole venue of ushering genuine change in this country, as most officials, media and majority of middle class Filipinos trumpet, then the people are doomed to further destitution. Yet, to blame the ills of the

elections to its contenders neglects that for a fact, the elections is only embedded in a grander system that distributes power only to the privileged few. For in this so-called pillar of democracy, wealth plays a crucial and decisive role in determining the outcomes of the elections, a resource well-endowed to the rich and powerful. Indeed, the elections have evolved to a systematic fiasco of patronage and granting favours. As such. after the victors have emerged in this vicious contest of power play among the local elite, rules of investment are enforced, and promises are left in the dust bins until the need arises once again. Even alliances that claim to have found unity in the noble goal of solving the country’s problems reek of insincerity. The weak party system in the

country, wherein affiliations are defined by chances of winning, indicate that political formations have yet to evolve into mature institutions that cultivate principles and platforms over personality. The midterm elections would elect lawmakers who would soon make important decisions for the country in years to come. But with little hope in a prerequisite as basic as clean, principled, and honorable elections, grim prospects loom for the people. We may find consolation however, in maximizing the elections, inspite its flaws, to our absolute advantage. After all, amidst all the brouhaha that is election, politicians are reminded that the ultimate power still power rests with the people.

Editor’s Notes Partisipasyon din ang pananahimik, sapagkat ang mga walang kibo ay halos sumuko na rin sa mga taong walang pananaw na ipinaglalaban. STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN UNIVERSITY AFFAIRS Sa tungkulin ng mga estudyanteng makibahagi sa mga isyung panlipunan Ma. Lourdes C. Mangahas 2 March 1979

As the Philippine Collegian celebrates its 90th year, we revisit lines from prized editorials that helped define the publication’s tradition of critical and fearless journalism.

80 candidates vie for 32 UPD USC positions The University Student Electoral Board (USEB) released on February 5 the initial list of 80 candidates vying for 32 available positions in next year’s UP Diliman (UPD) University Student Council (USC). UPD students are set to elect next year’s UPD USC chair, vice chair, 12 councilors, and 20 college representatives (CR) in the campus-wide elections on February 28. KAISA – Nagkakaisang Iskolar para sa Pamantasan at Sambayanan (KAISA) is fielding the most number of university-level candidates this year, with 30 hopefuls including standard bearers. Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP) has 26 candidates, while Alyansa ng mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (ALYANSA) has 21 bets. Meanwhile, three college representatives are running as independent. ALYANSA is fielding incumbent College of Social Sciences and Philosophy Student Council (SC) Chair Raphael Carlo Brolagda as chair and current UPD USC Councilor Alexandria Maria Francia Santos as vice chair. Running for chair and vice chair positions under the KAISA banner are incumbent UPD USC Vice Chair Alexandra Castro and USC Councilor Juliano Fernando Guiang as chair and vice chair candidates, respectively.

Current UPD USC Councilor Jose Miguel Solis leads STAND UP’s slate as candidate for chair, with incumbent Law Student Government second year representative Hannah Keila Garcia as vice chair. Meanwhile, STAND-UP councilor bet Hilary Chelsea Chan’s name on the list of certificates of candidacy (COC) currently has a pending status. Chan failed to submit her true copy of grades to the USEB on February 4, the deadline for the filing of COCs, though she has already completed her requirements as of February 5, said STAND UP Party Representative to the USEB Peter Paul Sengson. The USEB will disclose the final and official list of approved UPD USC candidates on February 8. Parties and UPD USC candidates may begin campaigning on February 12.


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Second Opinion. UP President Alfredo Pascual welcomes students and campus administrators who attended the consultation on the Office of the UP President’s proposed revisions in the Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP), held on February 4 at the College of Education Auditorium. The proposal contains amendments in the five major components of STFAP, namely, its benefits, brackets, assignment process, bracket verification process, and support system.

Highlights of the Jan 24 BOR meeting The Board of Regents (BOR), the university’s highest policy-making body, convened on January 24 for their first meeting in 2013. The following are some highlights from the BOR’s agenda.

Appointment of new officials The BOR confirmed new UP officials, including Malacañang appointee Gizela Gonzalez-

Updated Election Calendar February





11 am, USEB Deadline of filing of COC’s deliberation with supporting on COC’s documents

3 pm, Release of First Official List of Candidates

3 pm, Start of filing of protests on candidates, if any





5 pm, USEB meeting with party reps and independent candidates

not later than 6 Release of the pm, Deadline of final official list filing of protests of candidates on candidates



Posting of eligible voters

2 PM to 5 PM, Miting de Avance

Official campaign period

Montinola as the newest member of the BOR, Dr. Sylvia B. Concepcion as the next UP Mindanao Chancellor, and Dr. Josefina T. Dizon as the new dean of UP Los Baños (UPLB) College of Public Affairs and Development.

Tenure extension for ex-chancy deferred Meanwhile, the BOR deferred the resolution on the extension of the regular faculty appointment of Technology Management Center (TMC) Professor and former UPD Chancellor Roger Posadas. Posadas has been given tenure extensions since he turned 65 in 2009, but the BOR denied TMC Director Edison Cruz’s appeal to further extend Posadas’ faculty appointment until October 2013. In its original decision on December 4, 2012, the BOR concurred with incumbent UPD Chancellor Caesar Saloma’s reasons for not recommending the approval of Cruz’s appeal. Under the current university policy, a faculty member

can only be given a tenure extension under exceptional circumstances, such as when they currently have teaching or advising obligations. In his letter to the BOR in October 2012, Saloma noted that Posadas is a co-adviser to a PhD student at the College of Business Administration but that the “TMC is not a part of the CBA.” The board will meet on February 28 to deliberate on Cruz’s motion for reconsideration and further discuss the university’s policy on the appointment of deans and extension of faculty appointments beyond the age of 65, among other new agenda.

Research funds as ‘outright grants’ The BOR approved the UP Diliman administration’s proposal to consider research grants released by the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Development (OVCRD) as “outright grants.” Currently, OVCRD grants are recorded as “direct

expenses” in the audit books of the university and are thus covered by Republic Act 9184, which requires the expenses of government units, such as UP, to undergo a lengthy procurement and bidding process. With research grants treated as “outright grants,” however, researchers can more easily purchase research equipment and will be less subject to bureaucratic processes which may delay the completion and submission of research outputs.

UP Student Agenda 2013 In partnership with student councils system-wide, the Office of the Student Regent (OSR) seeks to formulate a unified agenda of UP students by conducting surveys, assemblies, and focus group discussions. Set to be completed before the academic year ends, the UP Student Agenda 2013 will consist of student concerns and demands in five key areas: academic excellence, democratic governance, equal access, holistic development, and student services.

After two years of imprisonment

Court junks case against ex-Kule editor

BALITA Biyernes 8 Pebrero 2013

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 41 in Gandara, Samar have both dismissed the two-year “illegal possession of explosives” case against poet-activist and former Collegian literary editor Ericson Acosta on February 4. “Nearly two years after my arrest, I am in high spirits as I return to the ranks of cultural workers and mass activists,” Acosta said in a statement. Acosta was officially released on February 5 from the National Kidney and Transplant Institute in Quezon, City, where he has been confined since January 18 under a temporary medical reprieve. The release order signed by Gandara RTC Judge Feliciano Aguilar on February 5 came three days after the Department of Justice ordered the dismissal of the case against Acosta.

In a 16-page resolution approved by DOJ Undersecretary Francisco Baraan III, the DOJ said the authorities committed various irregularities in the arrest and detainment of Acosta. Suspected of being a member of the New People’s Army and of possessing a grenade, Acosta was arrested in 2011 in San Jorge, Samar where he was conducting human rights research for a local peasant group. The DOJ however ruled that there was no documentary proof that Acosta was allowed upon his arrest to exercise his right to call his lawyer and family and that there was no proper inventory of the alleged grenade confiscated from Acosta. “The grenade seemed to have just been produced out of thin air, so to speak… [Hence], we find that there is no legal basis to hold respondent Acosta liable

for the crime charged against him,” the DOJ concluded. Asked what his immediate plans are, Acosta said he looks forward to spending time with his wife and his son and take care of his ailing parents. Acosta also said he plans to return to Samar to visit his former fellow inmates and help in the campaign to release other political detainees in Eastern Visayas. “Our fight for human rights and justice amidst the climate of impunity in the country is even more pressing today, and it is a compelling reason for our

unity and action,” he explained. Acosta’s friends and supporters from different human rights organizations and progressive groups welcomed the poetactivist’s release, saying the successful campaign against Acosta’s illegal arrest and detainment may set a precedent for other political prisoners in the country. “Somehow, it brings some renewed hope that dogged pursuit of justice and persistent efforts to right a wrong can still be rewarded ultimately,” said National Union of People’s Lawyers Secretary General

Atty. Edre Olalia in a statement. Out of the 401 political prisoners in the country, 123 were detained under President Benigno Aquino III’s administration, according to records from human rights group Karapatan. In December 2012 alone, over 28 individuals were arrested, including human rights workers and labor leaders. “We will continue to call for a general, omnibus and unconditional amnesty for all political prisoners. We will continue to fight for justice. And through our collective efforts, we will be victorious,” Acosta said.

More than a year after attack on UPD student

First hearing on Lordei case set More than a year after two armed robbers attacked UP Diliman (UPD) Political Science student Lordei Camille Anjuli Hina on campus, the Quezon City Regional Trial Court Branch 91 will finally begin hearing the case on February 11. Two witnesses, who were both in the vicinity of the crime scene when the incident happened, will be testifying in court, prosecution lawyer Atty. Eric Mesoga said in a phone interview with the Collegian. Faced with charges of “robbery with serious physical injury,” one of the suspects, Dan Mar Vicencio posted bail in June 2012. Police authorities have yet to locate or arrest Vicencio’s alleged accomplice, identified as Dante Santos. Once Lordei herself is capable of taking the witness stand, Mesoga said the prosecution will also file a frustrated homicide case, a non-bailable criminal

offense, against the suspects. He declined however to give further details on how the prosecution plans to proceed with the case. Lordei sustained multiple stab wounds in her arms and head after Vicencio attacked her and stole two laptops, a flash drive, and an external hard drive at the UPD University Student Council office on February 2. Vicencio tried to flee after the attack but was immediately accosted by the UPD Police, though Vicencio’s accomplice, identified as Dante Santos, managed to escape from the crime scene and is still at large. Meanwhile, Lordei is currently undergoing therapy at home, which costs around P80,000 to P100,000 a month, with total medical expenses now running up to P2 million pesos. To help raise funds for Lordei’s hospital bills, multi-sectoral alliance Task Force Lordei organized Lordei N’ Night,

An Ardent Spirit. Lordei Hina, the victim of a robbery incident at Vinzons Hall on February 1, 2012, listens on as student leaders call for justice for what she suffered and against campus militarization as a means to strengthen campus security. Hina, then Political Science senior, was stabbed in the head by suspect Dan Mar Vicencio, who has since gone missing after posting a P16,000 bail in June 2012.

a benefit concert, in July 2012. On February 1, the task force also held a mass and candle-lighting event for Lordei. Expected to reconvene later this month, Task Force Lordei is currently composed of members from the All-UP Workers Union, system-wide student council alliance Katipunan ng Sangguniang Magaaral sa UP, and the UP Center for Nationalist Studies. The task force aims to provide

further financial and legal support for Lordei and her family and to encourage broader student involvement in the issue of campus security, said Task Force Lordei coordinator Eduardo Gabral. “We believe that to address [the issue of campus] security, it should be made through and with the whole UP community’s vigilance and measures,” Gabral explained, adding that the security crisis has opened

the university to threats of police and military presence. “Interventions from state forces should be subjected to utmost criticism as not only does it violate the law, it also puts UP’s integrity under threat. We should be more vigilant in upholding the autonomy of UP and strengthen our unity to protect us from crimes and human rights violations,” he added.


Makabayan solons to refile FOI bill next Congress As the Lower House failed to pass the Freedom of Information Act of 2012, party-lists of the Makabayan congressional bloc said they will seek to refile the FOI in the next Congress. The Lower House failed to finish the second reading of the current version of the FOI, House Bill (HB 676) on its last day of session, February 6. On January 30, Public Information Committee Chair Rep. Ben Evardone announced that it would no longer be possible for Congress to pass FOI even if it had passed second reading. The second reading is the period in the legislative process where bill sponsors deliver speeches and proposed amendments are deliberated upon. After the bill passes on second reading, it will still need three more session days before it could be put into a vote on third reading. Makabayan solons have earlier withdrawn authorship and support for the current version of the FOI bill, after the Palace inserted new amendments which will “restrict rather than facilitate public access to information.” The said amendments to House Bill (HB) 6766 will only seek to institutionalize several restrictions and exemptions which limit access to government-held information, said the lawmakers from partylists Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Kabataan, Gabriela, and Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT). While Makabayan welcomed amendments such as provisions which require key government and military officials to publicly disclose their Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth, the said bloc questioned the Palace-backed inclusion of exemptions based on executive privilege and matters of “national security.” Under the said exemptions, the president is authorized to use his “executive privilege” by allowing him to issue executive orders which withhold information from the public, said Bayan Muna Rep. Teodoro Casiño. The exemptions on matters of “national security” are also too broad, ACT Rep. Antonio Tinio said, adding that legal restrictions to information on law enforcement do not currently exist. The government may also restrict access to draft orders, resolutions, decisions, or me-moranda until the said legislative documents have been

BALITA Biyernes 8 Pebrero 2013

Neglected. Mary Anne Royeca, 19, a graduating Information Technology student at Quezon City Polytechnic University, waits for the results of her application for an agent post at a business process outsourcing company at UP Technohub. While President Benigno Aquino III boasted the country’s 6.6% gross domestic product growth in 2012, job situation has worsened as the number of unemployed Filipinos increased from 4.352 million in 2011 to 4.4 million in 2012, according to independent think-tank IBON Foundation.

finalized or approved, said Kabataan Party-list Representative Raymond Palatino. “[This] goes against the principle of participatory governance and leaves the citizen out of the law-making process,” he explained. Palatino also questioned new exceptions which allow government officials to authorize any officer to determine the confidentiality of government-held documents, saying this new prerogative expands the capacity of agencies to withhold information from the public. The Makabayan bloc has expressed its intent to refile the FOI bill without the contentious provisions in the 16th Congress. “What we need is a genuine FOI bill, not a watered-down version,” said Casiño.

Ateneo volleybelles rout Lady Maroons, 3-0 SPORTSCENE

The Ateneo de Manila University (AdMU) Lady Eagles bagged an easy win over the rookie-dominated UP Lady Maroons in a three-set victory, 25-14, 25-8, 25-16, placing the Diliman-based squad on the seventh spot in the University Athletic Association of the Philippines Season 75 Women’s Volleyball at The Arena in San Juan on February 2. With seven freshmen in their 14-player roster, the Lady Maroons launched a defense strategy that was too vulnerable to the quick attacks and float services of Eagles open hitter Alyssa Valdez and skipper Angeline Gervacio. Valdez and Gervacio both raked in double digits by the end of the

game, with 21 and 16 points, respectively. AdMU started strong, lording over the Lady Maroons with a combination of service aces and off-the-block hits. Just as the game hit the first technical time-out, Lady Eagle utility spiker Gretchen Ho blocked a Maroons attack, keeping Ateneo in a 6-point lead, 8-2. The Maroons attempted to equal last season’s runner-up with running attacks, but fell short in covering their court, burying them with 25-14 gap by the end of the first set. The Maroon rookies, five of which are in the starting line-up, struggled even more in the second set, as the more seasoned players of the Lady Eagles fended off their attacks, of which only five were successful. UP’s game in the second set was also peppered with reception errors, giving away 11 kills and five service aces to the Lady Eagles. A mistimed set from Maroon rookie Arylle Magtalas sealed in a 14-point margin in favour of AdMU, 19-5. The Eagles’ unforced errors conceded three free points to the Maroons, but it

was not enough to close the gap as Valdez finished the second set with a quick attack, 25-8. The third set saw more action between both teams with Sports Science junior Princess Se launching service aces against AdMU and diving to save AdMU’s spikes. Ong was also able to deflect multiple hits from the Lady Eagles, while Karen Del Rosario tried to keep a 2-4 early lead for UP with a down-theline-hit. Ateneo’s relentless attacks, however, only mangled the hapless Maroons to a 25-16 game finisher. Ong was Maroon’s top scorer with a meager six points, while Bersola and Del Rosario took five points each. “We should have played better,” said Maroons Coach Ivan Isada. “Most of them are still freshmen [and are] not even 18 yet. With [Team] Captain Anna Del Mundo, being injured, most of them [need to train more],” he added. The Diliman-based team will be up against last season’s champion De La Salle University Lady Spikers at The Arena in San Juan on February 10, 2 PM.

Security check Taking charge of UPD’s physical security

LATHALAIN Biyernes 8 Pebrero 2013

ASIDE FROM MARKING THE START of student council elections and the UP Fair, the beginning of February reminds the UP community of one of the gravest crimes witnessed in recent history—the stabbing and robbery incident involving Political Science student Lordei Hina at Vinzons Hall, one of UPD’s busiest student hubs, in broad daylight. Other grave incidents in UP’s various campuses further cast doubts on the university’s ability to physically secure its constituents. The UP community has long-known the culprit, which was equally responsible for all other threats the university currently faces: insufficient state subsidy. Yet, the issue of physical security lingers, even as the fight for an adequate budget to education and other social services continue. Currently, UPD has four security forces: the UPD Police (UPDP), Supervisory Team for Private Security Task Force on Squatting, Community Housing and Utilities, and Special Services Brigade, all charged to secure UPD’s people and property. All these units are supervised by Chief Security Officer Edgardo Dagdag, with significant assistance from Major Bernie Baltazar, UPDP officer-in-charge. By extension, they are both in charge of UPD’s physical security.

On the general performance of UP’s security system Maj. Bernie Baltazar

(BB): Generally speaking, the UP Diliman campus is relatively peaceful compared to other cities and municipalities within the metropolis. Hindi natin itinatangging merong ilang instances ng petty criminality sa campus na normal sa isang community. We cannot make UP Diliman a crime-free community. Prof. Edgardo Dagdag (ED): Kung hindi safe ang UP,

babalik ba ‘yung mga joggers o bikers? Siguro hindi rin mag-aaral dito ang mga estudyante; hindi naman nagkaroon ng sudden reduction in enrolment. At pangatlo, magkakaroon ng curfew, a manifestation of the breakdown of peace and order. Walang curfew ngayon, at walang dahilan para magrecommend sa chancellor na mag-declare. Hindi naman nawawala ang mga petty crimes na nangyayari dahil na rin sa kapabayaan ng biktima. Nakalimutan niyang magsusi ng pinto, naiwanan unattended ‘yung laptop in one area, naglalakad mag-isa sa gabi sa unlighted areas. Kung may mangyari, kasalanan ba ng UP police? Lagi naming sinasabi, ang security ay responsibilidad nating lahat, hindi lang ng UPDP. Gusto sana naming matulungan ang mga biktima. But whether makipagtulungan sila o hindi, pangako naming gagawin ang aming tungkulin sa abot ng makakaya. Hindi tayo helpless o defenseless. Tinu-turnover namin ‘yung record ng insidente sa QC Police Station 9, at sila nang bahala. Wala tayong capability, hindi tayo pwedeng mag-operate sa labas ng UP campus. BB: Noong 70s-80s, nakakalabas tayo ng UP campus in close coordination with the police, noong meron pang Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with QCPD. We have two other MOA with the Department of National Defense and Department of Interior and Local Government.

On the salient features of UP’s various MOAs BB: Bottomline, no police or military operations can be done within the UP property without prior coordination with UP authorities, except, in case of hot pursuit o may hinahabol silang carnapper, hijacker, o robbery-suspect. ED: Malinaw ‘yan. Kahit sa sitwasyon ng hot pursuit, they still have to

inform us. Hindi sila pwedeng mag-operate on their own. Ginagawa natin ito para maprotektahan ang ating mga estudyante, faculty, at staff. Alam naman nating iba ‘yung takbo ng kaisipan ng militar at pulis, kaysa makapaghasik ng problema ‘yang kaisipang ‘yan, ‘wag silang papasukin ng walang approval ng UP.

On UPD security forces’ mandate BB: Local government units, particularly Brgy. UP campus, and UPD have separate political boundaries. Sumibol ang Brgy. UP campus within the UPD property. Nag-iikot ang security elements ng UPD sa mga territory nito sa mga barangay solely to protect the territorial integrity of UPD. Mandato ng UP na pangalagaan ang open spaces nito, kaya hindi papayagang may tumayong illegal structures without the consent of UP authorities. Ang security purpose primarily ay proteksyon sa mga UP students, faculty, and staff. Bagamat umiikot kami sa barangays, hindi kami nandoon para i-maintain ‘yung peace and order, kundi i-secure ang UP property. ED: ‘Yung original mandate is to secure UP personnel, students, and property. Kaya lang, naiba na ’yung mandato through the years, kasi hindi na lang mga estudyante ang tao sa campus. ‘Pag narito na sa campus, obligasyon na rin naming protektahan. Madali noon dahil kaunti ang tao. Ngayon, at any given time, there are 120,000 people, bigger than one municipality or ordinary city.

On UP’s biggest security issue, and serious crimes like Lordei Hina’s case ED: The biggest headache really is guarding illegal structures. Walang serious crimes sa UP campus, panay petty. Isolated ang Hina case kung tutuusin, wala pa ako noong nangyari ‘yan. Definitely, the Hina case inspired us to improve

our security. During the last few weeks, our forces have been working for the UP Fair. Too much na kung maulit pa ‘yung kay Hina.

On all UPD security forces being well-trained ED: Too much naman. Otherwise, hindi ka mag-iinstitute ng training program. Makikita namang marami silang kakulangan, tulad ng human relations o paggawa ng investigation report. BB: Unti-unti through the years, na-iimprove yung security system ng UP. Bawat administrator ng UP Diliman, merong na-iintroduce, tulad ng paglalagay ng moog o portals. Maganda sana kung talagang ma-implement ‘yung tunay na diwa ng “No UP ID, No sticker, No entry” policy. Pero ‘pag dumating na ‘yung programang boom, kung saan kailangan ng Radio Frequency ID para tumaas ‘yung harang at makapasok ang mga estudyante, faculty, o employee. Once mangyari ‘yun, made-decongest natin ang criminal elements at mami-minimize ang pollution, magiging isa na lang ang papasukan ng mga hindi legitimately connected sa UP. ED: Isa pang gagawin ‘yung CCTV, at siyempre, maximum deployment ng tao. Eventually, ‘yung mga ide-deploy na SSB magiging bicycle patrol team para mas mabilis magpatrol. We are finding ways to improve our security.

On UPD’s 2012-2016 strategic security plan ED: For x number of years, nag-operate sila nang walang strategic plan. The strategic plan will tell what you want to accomplish, how you will do it, and how to measure. With the strategic plan, malinaw kung saan tayo patungo, alam na namin ang mga priorities for five years.

Ang basic principle namin ay maximum police visibility. Nakapatrol lagi ‘yung tao namin as much as possible, and sweet response to calls for emergencies, that every police personnel must respond within 2 and a half minutes kung merong insidente. We also want a more improved coordination with the student council, LGU particularly Brgy. UP Campus, and Police station 9. For purposes of guarding, dati nahahati ang campus sa North (Eng’g) and South (AS) sectors. Babaguhin na namin ‘yung ganyang konsepto. By cluster na: cluster 1 (Academic Oval, academic buildings, administrative offices), cluster 2 (residential halls and resident communities like those near SC), at cluster 3 (far residential areas like Daang Tubo, Area 17). For coordination purposes, we feel the clustering will be a better approach, which the Chancellor has approved last September.

On the effectiveness of Diliman Security Summits in addressing security issues raised by stakeholders ED: The purpose of a summit is to discuss and address perceived problems atthepolicylevelthatneedsparticipation of a broader sector. May agenda, and at the end of the day or week, merong output. We now have this Community Welfare and Security Committee, UPD’s highest policy-making body on security, and we meet once a month. This organization is many times better, we are clear in our vision and mission, we now have more resources, more men who are committed and highly-motivated. Despite little problems, I’m proud that our organization has reached this level. Kung magge-grade ako, I’ll give UP security forces a 2.0. Not yet line of 1, kasi alam ko pa rin ‘yung kakulangan namin, pero noong 1985-86, I’ll grade it as 4.0, so may malaking diperensya.

ROBERT*, 22, IS AMONG THE RANKS of professors in the College of Social Science and Philosophy whose classes end before noon. For Robert, the rest of the afternoon must be spent to prepare for his next class at night – this time, as a graduate student in the School of Urban and Regional Planning. Robert has been teaching in CSSP for three years, but even before his graduation in 2010, he had already been interested in teaching in the college.“[Iba] kasi sa UP, in terms of tenure. May social plus for research [kasi] makakakuha ka ng connections and government [aid],” says Robert. One of Robert’s dream projects is a free digital Philippine land use map for local government units, which aims to reduce expensive mapping technology costs. “Maganda na may mga bagong pumapasok [at nagdadala ng] mga bagong ideya. Bilang isang pamantasan, kailangan natin i-retain ang mga pinakamagagaling at mahuhusay,” says All-UP Academic Employees Union (AUPAEU) President Ramon Guillermo. Indeed, UP’s faculty are significant in upholding the university’s high academic standards. Yet, the present state of the faculty brings ominous prospects—an insecurity that may stunt UP’s academic excellence.

Course requirements UPD currently employs 1,497 faculty for all its academic programs, according to the UPD Human Resources and Development Office. Robert belongs to UP’s pool of 401 Instructors, the university’s entry-level teaching post. Instructors, along with the 568 Assistant Professors (ASP) and 275 Associate Professors (AP), comprise the university’s junior faculty (JF). Meanwhile, the remaining 248 Professors are considered senior faculty (SF). Of these, more than 42 percent, or 668 JF are untenured. UP imposes high academic standards to its tenured faculty to integrate them into the international community and gain broader perspectives in research, explains UP President Alfredo Pascual.


Master’s or equivalent degree Satisfactory or better teaching performance Sole or lead authorship of a refereed journal article, or an exhibited creative work for visual arts, or similar requirement in music and performing arts

Source: 2003 UP Faculty Manual

UP’s various units could prescribe additional tenure requirements on top of the set minimum, as approved by the Board of Regents, the university’s highest policy-making body (see sidebar 1).

However, a standardized requirement places certain domains in a less privileged position, as unlike the hard sciences, works on social sciences are more locally-oriented, asserts former Faculty Regent Judy Taguiwalo. “Hindi [kasi] pare-pareho ang pamantayan at disiplina ng mga kolehiyo [kaya] may panganib sa [pag]modelo [ng requirements] para sa lahat,” argues Guillermo. With a 13-unit teaching load and master classes, time management is crucial for those seeking tenure like Robert that will entitle him opportunities for academic endeavors. Efficient compliance to requirements however, does not ensure the granting of tenure, according to AUPAEU. Non-academic criteria such as political affiliation may hinder the granting of tenure, as the case of now Center for International Studies professor Sarah Raymundo, whose tenure was rejected by the Department of Sociology despite exceeding requirements, says Guillermo. As of 2010, the AUPAEU has recorded 2 cases where tenure was denied in the college and campus level due to non-academic reasons, and had to be appealed before the BOR. Indeed, tenure becomes a prized achievement for a UP faculty, a concrete recognition of his or her worth to the academe, especially for new ones like Robert. Persistence and personal motivation however, are simply not decisive to seal a good academic career in UP, especially as various forces continue to permeate and shape the university.

W i t h SF and their supposed JF successors set to retire at relatively the same time, inevitably leaving the university with less-seasoned JF, both, a situation that may jeopardize UP’s quality of education if left unaddressed. Given such circumstances, it seems the logical for the university to retain its current JF, and hire more professors. As easy as it may seem however, various constraints in UP’s resources hinder these alternatives.

Changing rosters

Suspended solutions

UPD currently offers 70 undergraduate and 177 graduate courses. Since UP’s thrust is to be a research university, graduate courses are given more importance than undergraduate programs, explains Taguiwalo. Thus, UP hires Instructors like Robert to handle bachelor programs. “[Sa dami ng courses sa UP] ‘di [ito] kayang i-sustain without instructor-level faculty. You want the senior faculty to teach the graduate programs and not [get burdened] by undergraduate [load],” says Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Ronald Banzon. Such strategy, coupled with low faculty retention, has led to an erratic staffing trend in the ranks of the faculty as their current demographics would show (see sidebar 2). UP’s low faculty retention stems from the presence of comparatively better opportunities outside the university, says Banzon. This age gap places academic programs at risk, as the expertise of senior faculty may not be replaced immediately when they retire, Banzon adds.

Teaching load LATHALAIN Biyernes 8 Pebrero 2013

Among other consequences, UP’s budget constraints caused the stagnation of faculty promotions. “Promotions depend on allocation of funding from the national government. [When resources allotted] becomes sporadic [it] becomes very difficult to plan [and sustain] promotions,” says Pascual. The Pascual administration has yet to approve any promotions, unlike its predecessor that held four system-wide promotions, which allowed deserving faculty across the UP System to be promoted. As a government institution, UP also complies with the 2009 Salary Standardization Law (SSL), which outlines the compensation for all government employees. Instructors for example, earn as much as P23,000 to P29,000, which justly covers the P28,710 monthly minimum cost of living for a family of five set by the National Wage and Productivity Commission. Although current wages afford them decent living, the lack of career mobility to some extent, demotivates UP’s faculty.

Such situation of stagnant promotions may dissuade faculty members to excel and opt to work to industries and the private sector for greener pastures, asserts Taguiwalo. Should UP opt to increase the salary of its faculty on top of what the SSL mandates, the additional amount must come from non-budgetary sources like income generating projects and concessions,, says Pascual. In the language of the previous administration, which Pascual has also been using, such translates to land leases to private corporations and other commercial interests that compromise UP’s academic pursuits and public character. Evidently, such points of insecurity for UP’s faculty deserve urgent and intelligent action, else it risks losing skilled and dedicated faculty like Robert, In the course of seeking alternatives however, all efforts must be ultimately premised in continuing the legitimate call for sufficient state subsidy for social services like education and health. Otherwise, the UP faculty may yet be another casualty of symptom-oriented solutions that has kept the grim status quo.

*not his real name




APs are expected to assume the roles of Professors when they retire. With UPD’s stricter enforcement of the mandatory retirement at age 65 however, both APs and FPs will retire at the same time considering the similarity of average age range. Such demographics reveal that if the current set-up continues, the SF and APs will retire with little to no replacement.



Instructors and ASPs meanwhile, are expected to climb the ranks. While failure to acquire tenure affects the retaining of JF, economic opportunities also make the stay of Instructors and ASPs volatile, says Banzon.


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Huwebes 7 Pebrero 2013

Tambay hours Between the lines AS THE NATION’S BASTION OF HIGHER learning and research, our university is host to one Main Library and 35 unit libraries which altogether boast a total of 892,954 volumes and serials. Yet more than just places “where the books live,” these sacred halls have become home to more than just passionate lovers of knowledge. The following is a list of some of the other usual visitors who have sought refuge amongst the quiet company of books: 1. THE LONER. There are about 25,000 students in UP Diliman alone. The Loner, however, prefers to ignore this reality. In some respects, he is wise to do so. For while the rest of the student population are making an effort to forge meaningful relationships among each other, the Loner recognizes the superior benefits of quiet introspection. Contrary to popular belief, however, the Loner is not Lonely. He only wants some alone-time for himself. It’s just that time flies when you’re having so much fun. 2. THE STALKER. With the right amount of self-esteem, any female UP student can spot a Stalker. He frequents all the libraries you go to. He steals furtive glances at you. He sits a few desks away, just so he could stare at you the whole time. He pretends to scribble lines in his notebook, when he is in fact sketching another portrait of your face. Though you haven’t exactly caught

him doing any of these things, this tiny insignificant detail does not deter you from harbouring suspicions. The Stalker is usually handsome. And you probably spend more time looking at him than he does at you. 3. THE WHISPERER. While noise is largely considered a menace to all serious thought and scholarly endeavour, the Whisperer refuses to subscribe to this belief. Armed with an abundance of things to say which cannot be exhausted through normal conversations outdoors, she invades libraries to engage anyone in a murmured conversation. The Whisperer is one of the primary reasons why some inherently kind-hearted librarians are transformed into the cranky cold-blooded stereotype many of us are familiar with. 4. THE SLEEPER. Outside the four walls of the library, the Sleeper is easy to spot—those strange creases in his cheeks might as well have been birth marks. Though some scientific studies do propose that dozing off on desks increase the likelihood of wrinkles in the long term, there are no explicit university rules which ban a harmless nap in the library. Besides, after having to go through those first pages of required reading on Dostoevsky, and with the air-conditioner turned on at such a nice, cozy level, would it be fair to blame the Sleeper for stealing a quick siesta to while away the hours until the next class?

HINDI KO AKALAING ISANG KUBO ANG magiging tagpuan ng pinakapaborito kong mga alaala sa UP. Noong aplikante pa lang kasi sa org, inis na inis ako sa konsepto ng “tambay hours” na kailangang ipunin para ganap akong maituring na miyembro. Sumali ako sa org para may maisulat sa resume, at hindi ako mahilig makipag-usap sa mga taong hindi ko kailala—bakit ko nga ba kailangang mag-abala? Pero dahil iniisip kong mas kailangan ko sila kaysa mas kailangan nila ako, wala akong nagawa kundi sumunod. Itinala ko ang eksaktong oras ng pagdating at pag-alis ko sa tambayan, at pinapirmahan ang sig sheet sa miyembrong nakasama kong magpalipas ng oras sa kubo. Mala-spectator lang ang papel ko noong una—nakaupo, tahimik na nakikinig sa mga usapan, at nagbubuka lang ng bibig kapag may tanong na kailangang tugunan. Pero unti-unti ring nahubad ang akto kong a la Zooey Deschanel sa pagiging deadpan. Sa katatambay, kalauna’y naunawaan ko na ang sanlaksang inside jokes na iniitsa nila sa isa’t isa. Hindi ko na rin mapigilang tumawa sa mga birong umaalpas pa sa tugatog ng kakornihan. Nang magsimula na akong makiambag sa mga usapan, iyon na ang marka—isa na ako sa kanila. 0 Matapos ang pagpasa ng sig sheet, pagpapasikat sa interview at pagdalo sa induction, naging ganap na akong “mem.” Habang tumatagal, parang naging ikalawang tahanan ko na ang tambayan namin. Sa daan-daang hakbang na inilalakad ko sa UP, walang araw na lumilipas nang hindi ako dumudulo at napipirmi sa kubo. Kung ano-ano ang ginagawa namin sa tambayan. Nagtutugtugan, naglalaro ng

baraha, at paminsa’y may mga nanonood ng pelikula. Pero pinakamasaya para sa akin iyong mga pagkakataong nakatambay lang ang mga tao’t nagkukuwentuhan. Magkakaiba man ng kurso at ng mga klaseng kinukuha, lagi kaming may nahahanap na kaisahan, lalo na sa usapin ng sense of humor, daloy ng pag-iisip at ultimo sa paraan ng panlalait. Ngunit hindi pa rin maiwasang magkaroon ng mga pagtatalo at tensyon sa aming lingguhang general meeting. Kahit nasa iisang org, nananatili at kinikilala pa rin ang pagkakaiba namin sa isa’t isa. Sa tambayan nailuluwal ang marami sa mga ideya ng grupo. Dito nagsisimulang magkaroon ng korte ang mga aktibidad at event na gusto naming gawin ayon sa tunguhin ng aming org. Maaari nga sigurong sabihin na sa mga tambayan nahubog ang pinakamahuhusay na lider na ipinanganganak ng UP. Dito, makakahanp ka ng katunggali, ng BFF, at kung suwerte, baka makatagpo ka rin ng pag-ibig. Labas pa sa klasrum, ang tambayan ang teritoryo kung saan ako natuto akong mag-isip para sa isang kolektibo at makisama sa mga taong hindi ko akalaing makakasundo ko. Mula sa pagbuo ng event tungo sa mga simpleng balitaktakan, natutunan ko kung paanong maghapag ng ideya’t humubog nito sa tulong ng mga puna’t kritiko ng iba pang mga miyembro. Marami sigurong magsasabi na maaari namang matutunan ang mga iyon nang hindi sumasali sa isang org. Pero batay sa mga eksena sa tambayan—mga kulitan, pormal na pulong, at intelektwal na balitaktakan—masasabing mistula itong rehearsal para sa totoong buhay na haharapin natin paglabas sa pamantasan.

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Ikalawang tahanan DO R M ER A KO S I MULA FRESHIE. At kung tatanungin n’yo ang lahat ng naging roommate ko, tiyak na magkakaisa silang ako ang babaeng “laging nauubusan ng shampoo.” Sa simula ng bawat taon, naglalaan ako ng panahon para pagandahin, o lagyan ng “Ninalyn feel” ang magiging munting teritoryo ko sa buong school year. Sa halip na simpleng Manila paper o cartolina, mga poster ang ipinambabalot ko sa sarili kong mesa (trivia: poster ng F4 ang tema ko ngayong taon). Nagpapaskil din ako ng class schedule sa pader, pati ng listahan nga mga dapat kong magawa sa susunod na araw. Gawain naman yata iyon ng lahat ng dormer—ang tanong na lang ay kung mapaninindigan nila ang pagpasok sa mga klase, at kung matatapos nila ang lahat ng nasa kanilang to-do list. Noong freshie ako, dorm-classroomdorm lang ang routine ko. Naiiba lang ang ruta tuwing kumakain ako sa Area 2, o sa CASAA, pero sa kabuuan, kung walang klase’y sa dorm lang ako napipirmi. Dahil nakatira sa iisang “bahay,” nagiging pamilyar din ako sa routine ng mga roommate ko. May mga halos hindi na umuuwi, may mga laging nahuhuli sa curfew. Nakaayon na rin ang schedule ko depende sa routine nila—mag-aaral at magbabasa ako kapag tiyak kong wala sila sa kwarto, at kapag dumating na sila, pwedeng-pwede na akong makipagtsismisan up-to-sawa. Uso ‘yun sa dorm, ‘yung chikahan. Hindi ko masasabi sa mga dorm na panlalaki kasi malay ko ba, pero sa amin, makilala mo talaga kung sino ang mga magkakaibigan at kung bakit sila ang laging magkakasama. Nariyan ‘yung mga magkaklase noong hayskul. Mapapansin mo ‘yun kasi kahit simula pa lang ng taon, iilang pangalan lang ang paulit-ulit nilang binabanggit at

pinag-uusapan. Dahil may mga grupong ganito na lagi kong nakakasabay sa study area o kaya sa lobby, nasusundan ko na rin ang buhay ng batch nila. Gusto ko ngang sumabat minsan e: “Gaano ba kapogi ‘yang si Mark at crush n’yong lahat?” o kaya “Oo na, buntis na si Ina, last month n’yo pa topic ‘yan, iba naman!” Tapos may mga nagiging magkakaibigan din dahil galing sila sa parehong probinsiya. Kapag marunong kayong magsalita at makaunawa ng iisang wika, instant barkada na. May mga pagkakataong naiirita ako kapag isang barkada ang tumatambay sa room namin, at hindi ko maintindihan ang mga pinagsasabi nila, Hindi ko malaman kung galit ba sila, o nanlalait, o kung ako at ang Meteor Garden bed sheet ko ang pinagtatawanan nila. Sa pagiging dormer din nasukat ang haba ng pasensya ko. Sa tagal na pananatili sa dorm, natutunan ko na rin na mag-flush ng ebak ng iba, at maimmune sa mga buo-buong dugo na naiiwan sa sahig ng banyo. At dahil nga lagi akong nanghihingi ng shampoo, walang kaso sa ‘kin kung ako naman ang hinihingan, mula index card, bolpen (na hiniram pero hindi ibabalik), pati pagkain. Masuwerte ako’t hindi pa ako nananakawan—siguro dahil wala rin namang masyadong mananakaw sa akin. Sa dalawang dorm na natirhan ko sa UP, laging may insidente ng nakanawan, na sa tingin ko’y hindi naman maiiwasan sa kahit anong komunidad. Gayunman, hindi ko pinagsisihan ang pagiging dormer. Nagkaroon ako ng mga kaibigan mula sa iba’t ibang course, iba’t ibang year, iba’t ibang probinsiya, at para akong tumira sa isang malaking bahay kasama ang mga kapwa isko at iska na nangangailangan ng tirahan sa loob ng pamantasan.

Masasabing pinakapatok na tambayan para sa pinakamaraming estudyante ng UP ang world wide web. At marahil para sa maraming iskolar ng bayan na may Facebook account, isang nakanasayang habit na ang pagbisita sa tanyag na Facebook group na Narinig ko sa UP. Baryasyon ang thread na iyon ng “overheard format” ng maraming online forum, gaya ng “Overheard in the Newsroom” at “Overheard in New York.” Kagaya ng mga nabanggit, isang online na lagakan ang Narinig ko sa UP ng mga nakakatuwa’t nakakatawang eksenang naganap sa Acad Oval, sa mga klasrum, sa jeep, at iba pang bahagi ng UP. Kalaunan, hindi na lang limitado sa mga eksenang aktwal na naganap sa campus ang nasabing online tambayan—basta’t may kinalaman sa UP at sa mga iskolar ng bayan, pwedeng makakuha ng ilang libong likes at comments. Isang manipestasyon ng school spirit ang Narinig ko sa UP. Mayroong “overheard” thread din ang ibang mga pamantasan sa Maynila, pero ang sa UP lang ang nasa Filipino ang pamagat. Bukod pa rito, marami rin sa mga posts ang nagpapatunay sa pagiging mahusay ng UP kumpara sa ibang unibersidad. Bukas ang grupo maging sa mga hindi taga-UP, at isa itong mabisang paraan upang ipasilip sa mga mambabasa—isko man o hindi—ang mga mumunting eksena sa pang-araw-araw na buhay sa pamantasan. May mga post ukol sa nakakatuwang bonus question sa exam (“Kung ikaw ang kalaban, ano ang gagawin mo habang nagtratransform ang power rangers?”), at mayroon ding tungkol sa nakakatawang hirit ng mga estudyante (“Ano yung disembowelment? Yun ba yung ititira lang yung consonants?”). Marami rin ang “legendary” posts dito— iyong nakakuha ng ilang libong likes at maya’t maya kung mag-bump dahil kahit

nabaon na, marami pa ring nagko-comment.Halimbawa na lang iyong thread na nagpasimula sa terminong “sparks” (tungkol sa magkaibigang lalaki sa jeep) at iyong mahusay na sagot sa isang UPCAT essay question (nakapasa ‘yung bata, ayon sa latest update). Marami ring post na nagpapakita kung gaano ka-witty ang mga taga-UP. May mga paskil din kasi rito na humihingi ng mga nakatutuwang sagot o insight. Halimbawa, magbigay daw ng magandang pangalan ng basketball team (sagot: “Makati Scratchers,” “San Pedro Calungsod’s”) at magbigay ng paboritong kulay liban sa “utong pink” at “muta yellow” (sagot: “kili-kili black,” “redford white”). Makikita rin sa FB group ang tunggalian ng mga ideya, patunay sa pagkakaiba-iba ng mga estudyante ng UP. Isa sa rules ng grupo, sa katunayan, ang hindi paggamit ng salitang “UPian” bilang taguri sa mga iskolar ng bayan. Malay ang mga namamahala sa grupo, na pawang mga nagsipagtapos din sa UP, na ang Facebook group na ito ay hindi neutral na espasyo. Ngunit sa kabilang banda, mababatid din sa karakter ng Narinig ko sa UP ang limitadong imaheng nailalahad nito ukol sa UP. Dahil panay mga mag-aaral ang miyembro, nakasentro din sa mga estudyante ang UP na naipapakita sa thread. Maaaring sabihin na sinasalamin ng Narinig ko sa UP ang isang bahagi ng kultura ng pamantasan. Gayunman, marami pang mukha ang UP--kalagayan ng mga propesor at manggagawa, halimbawa at kakulangan sa badyet--ang bihirang naipatatampok sa nasabing grupo. Sa huli, maaaring mahinuha ang bisa ng grupo sa oras na mapagbuklod nito ang mga estudyante, lalo na sa mga mapagpasy ang p a g k a k a t a o n g nananawagan para sa ating kaisahan.

KULTURA Biyernes 8 Pebrero 2013


Bahay. 8AM. Sabado. “Anak, tumaba ka a. Ano nang ginagawa mo d’un? Ok naman kayo d’un, walang nagkakasakit?”

Apartment. 5PM. Sabado. “Kamusta na ang pagsusulat mo? Nagawa mo na ba ‘yung dream film mo? Kamusta na ‘yung mga kasama natin dati? Balita ko ‘yung iba, nagtrabaho na. ‘Yung iba, nagaral uli. ‘Yung iba, nalipat na. ‘Yung ibang umalis na rin. May kontak ka pa?”

Fast food. 10PM. Sabado.

OPINYON KULTURA Biyernes Biyernes 8 8 Pebrero Pebrero 2013 2013

“Kay raming nagbago, balita ko. Humigit isang taon pa lang, pero para bang napakatagal nang panahon at tila estranghero na sa akin ang imahe ng lunsod. Bagong mga underpass at shortcuts, bagong pedestrian rules, bagong tayong malls at condos, bagong mga tambayan, bagong mga tao, bagong kasal, bagong panganak, bagong trabaho, bagong apartment, bagong panlasa sa musika, bagong trip sa buhay. Ikaw, anong nagbago sa ’yo?”

Dating paboritong artsy fartsy place. 8PM. Linggo. “Macho mo a. Kamusta naman? Seriously. Do you see yourself doing that for the rest of your life? Ay, may pasalubong ako sa ’yo. Vo Nguyen Giap’s People’s war, People’s Army. Nabili ko sa Vietnam.”

Dating unibersidad. 9AM. Lunes “Mas dumami lalo ang mayayaman. Puno na nga ang parking ng Masscomm. Same old struggles. Pero nagsusumikap.”

Eskinita. 12NN. Lunes. “Nademolish na ‘yung dati naming tinitirhan. Nagsimula na ‘yung mall sa kabila. Pero gan’un pa rin, palaban pa rin ‘yung mga

Kay daming nagbago. Nakapangungulila pero tila ganoon pa rin ang lahat. Mga parehong rason bakit tayo bumabalik at nagpapatuloy. tagarito. Gusto ko na nga rin pumunta sa pinuntahan mo e.”

Facebook. 8PM. Lunes “Uy, nandyan ka sa bahay? ‘La pa rin work dito sa Qatar. ‘Di pa tapos ‘yung kaso ko, kaya ‘di ako maka-apply sa Dubai. Kinukulit na rin ako ni Mama sa padala para sa mga bata, pero wala talaga. Natawagan mo na Papa, kamusta naman work niya sa Agusan?”

Sinehan. 12MN. Martes. “Do you hear the people sing, singing songs of angry men…so kamusta naman film critic? Sayang, para sa mga ‘di familiar


sa French Revolution, baka ‘di nila ma-gets na the failure of the student-led June Rebellion lies on the lack of leadership of the proletariat na eventually mamumuno rin at magtatagumpay muli come 1871, thus the Paris Commune.”

Kalsada. 2AM. Miyerkules. “Putang ina lang ng US ‘di ba. Mas mahal pa ang mga bahay at lupa sa AyalaLand kesa sa ibabayad nila sa Pilipinas para sa mga damage. E kung i-demand natin na burahin ang mga utang natin sa kanila bilang kabayaran. Boom!”

Bus terminal. 4AM. Miyerkules. “Ngayon lang uli ako nakatanggap ng handwritten na sulat. At thanks for reminding me the feeling. Hehehe. Kontakin mo lang ako sa susunod. Laging mag-iingat…”

_____________. 3AM. Huwebes. “Kay daming nagbago. Nakapangungulila pero tila ganoon pa rin ang lahat. Mga parehong rason bakit tayo bumabalik at nagpapatuloy. Dito kung saan binabago tayo ng karanasan at pagkatuto. Bakit pinipili nating tumaliwas sa agos ng pagbabago ng nabubulok nating buhay diyan at dito lumilikha at nagpapalakas ng kontra-agos kasama ang mga taong wala nang makitang ibang paraan, solusyon, pag-asa at sandigan kundi matapang na paglaban. Hindi lamang para dito sa kanayunan, kundi para sa mga nariyan sa lungsod, at sa kung saan pa man.


Hindi ko na kailangang maging tahimik at inosente. Hindi ko na rin kailangang magtanong kung saan ang banyo ng AS. Kasi malaki na ako—isa na akong Big Bad Boy. Nag-buhay bad-ass ako para astig. Masyado kasi akong binabata ng mga kaklase ko dati sa GE, may mga tumatawa pa dahil hindi ko alam na iisa lang pala ang AS at Palma Hall. Mayroon pang mga naiinis dahil priority ako sa enlistment kahit na hindi ko naman kasalanan ‘yun. Kaya nagpapaka-bad-ass ako. ‘Yung tipong

May mga bagay na ‘di mabibigyang hustisya ng simpleng addition kung umpisa pa lang, may mali na sa ginagamit na equation sa sobrang bad-ass, mapapagtripan kong buhulin ang esophagus at pancreas mo. ‘Yung tipong mababatukan ko ang isang barangay ng freshie—gan’un kalupit.

Siyempre para maging fullblown bad-ass, kinailangan kong ibahin ang nickname ko. Hindi na ako si Jon-jon—ako na si Rambo. Ang lupit pakinggan, tsaka parang laging galit. Siyempre ginawa ko rin ‘yung ginagawa ng mga mas senior sa akin. ‘Di na ako pumupunta nang maaga sa klase kasi late naman ‘yung prof. ‘Di na rin ako natatakot kapag lumabas ng campus ang Ikot—kahit umikot pa sa Tawi-Tawi ‘yan wala akong pakialam. Kung may nagtatanong sa ‘kin ng direksyon , sinasagot ko ng “nasa puso mo” tapos sabay tawa nang malakas at bad finger. Tuwing nawawalan din ako ng pera, iniisip kong marami akong kaibigan na pwedeng utangan kung kailan ko gusto. Kung ‘di sila magpapautang, pupunitin ko ang mga Form 5 nila. Nang sinubukan kong mag-buhay bad-ass, takte parang may mali. ‘Di tulad noong freshie na libangan kong magka-uno at maging paborito ng prof (ina-add pa nga ako sa FB), bumulusok bigla ang grades ko. ‘Di na rin ako pinapansin ng mga kaibigan ko sa majors, nakakainis. Gusto ko silang sapakin lahat, at

sabihan ng “Hayop, ‘di ba friends tayo? Magkaibigan tayo simula first year pero bakit ni-unfriend mo ako sa Facebook? Add mo ako ‘ulit, ‘tado!” Nasilaw ako sa kaastigan. Dahil nagyabang ako noon, ‘di ko maipagyabang ang mga nagawa ko ngayon. Sobrang lungkot pala kapag parang napag-iwanan ka. Para akong dukhang inilagay ng STFAP sa Bracket A. Napaluhod ako, natulala at nagsisi. Ngayong pa-graduate na sila, heto naman ako’t nag-aayos ng buhay para makahabol din. Na-realize kong mas gusto ko pang mabawasan ng allowance kaysa mawalan ng mga kaibigan (pero ‘wag naman sana). Habang nagbabasa ako sa library noong isang araw, may tumabi sa ‘king lalaki. Tapos may narinig akong tumawag sa akin ng “Jon-jon!” Ang tagal nang walang tumatawag sa ‘kin ng pangalan na ‘yun. Kinilig ako nang nakita ko sila—sabi na nga ba at babalikan din ako ng mga kaibigan ko. Bumalik ang mga dating tawanan, laos na jokes, pati ang mga pikunan at mga jamming na para kaming mga bata ulit. At ang pinakamalupit: bumalik na rin si Jon-jon.

NI HINDI KO MAN LANG naramdaman ang paglipas ng Enero. Parang kailan lang nang sinalubong ko ang bagong taon kipkip ang maraming pangako para sa sarili—at ngayon, gumagapang na ang mga unang araw ng Pebrero. Para sa mga taga-Kule, Pebrero ang buwan na pinakamasarap murahin at pagtatadyakin. Pero kahit ilang flying kick pa ang sumapul sa bayag nito, ang Pebrero din ang masaklap na katotohanang hindi maaaring takasan—ano ba naman ang laban ng tao sa petsa, ‘di ba? Sa buwang ito, ang pagbisita sa Vinzons 401 ay parang panonood ng isang special sa National Geographic. May sa hayop na kasi ang pamumuhay namin, at papasa na kaming case study para sa “surefire way to ruin your college life.” Magpupuyat para sa lingguhang presswork, araw-araw na maghahanap ng balita para sa election coverage, tapos nariyan pa ang mga prof na may inter-subject tournament yata sa paramihan ng requirements. Tuwing Pebrero, higit pa sa usapin ng time management ang pagsali’t pananatili sa Kule. Arawaraw, nararating namin ang tugatog ng labanan sa palakihan ng eye bags, paramihan ng absent, at pakontian ng pera sa wallet. Pwedeng isipin na nilikha ang Pebrero para maging isa sa pinakamasayang buwan ng second sem. May isang linggong UP Fair, may araw ng mga puso, nagiging makulay ang suot ng mga tao dahil sa eleksyon, at katatapos lang ng midterms kaya may foresight ka sa kapalaran mo sa mga subject. Pero sadyang may paraan ang Kule para gapusin at ibitin nang patiwarik ang mga taong pinipiling manatili rito. Nakakainggit tuloy iyong mga napagtagumpayan na ang pagtakas sa dyaryo. Mga inggrata, sheltered at bobo—pero kahit ano pang itawag ko sa kanila, manananatili ang katotohanang hindi na nila bubunuin ang gerang haharapin naming mga handa (o walang choice kundi) magpaka-alipin. “Kailangan natin ng saving grace,” mungkahi ng isang taga-Kule Kahit superpisyal lang daw na porma ng pagtakas, kahit panandalian, kahit imaginary. “E ‘di love life?” tanong ng isa pa, porke’t may syota ang kumag. Nagkasundo silang bukod sa pag-ibig, may iba pang paraan ng pagtakas, tulad ng pag-reconnect sa mga kaibigang hindi taga-Kule, o pagpanday ng mga ugnayan sa mga taong walang kinalaman sa dyaryo. Noong araw ding iyon, binalikan ko ang mga text message sa cellphone na hindi ko pa nabubura, pati ang mga Facebook PM na sadya kong hindi binubuksan dahil wala akong panahon para tumugon sa kanila. Napansin kong dadalawa lang naman ang regular kong kausap na hindi taga-Kule—si Mama, at ang isang kaklase. Mula sa klasmeyt na iyon ang huling text na natanggap ko. “Astig Noah and the Whale. :) Musta Rushdie?” Ilang oras na ang lumipas pero hindi pa rin ako nagrereply, siguro sa hiya na ring umamin na hindi ko pa nabubuklat ang pinahiram niyang libro. Sa kanya rin galing ang huling PM na nabasa ko: “May exhibit sa Vargas sa Wednesday next week, may libreng merienda. Takits? :) ” Mga limang minuto rin akong nakipagtitigan sa cursor, bago sumagot: “Sige, takits. :)“ Sa bibihirang pagkataon, nakangiti nga ako habang tinitipa ang smiley.


Textback Anong parusa ang sa tingin mong dapat ipataw sa mga nakasira sa Tubbataha Reef? dapat ipakain sa shark yung nakasira ng tubbataha reef..lahat sila! tapos yung mga buto nila gawing artificial reef..tapos bayaran nila yung damages na ginawa nila tapos may annual payment pa until maibalik yung mga nasirang reef 1164441 IAmHellNippyPi bsge dapat pinapasisid with the sharks ung sumisira sa tuabbataha reef para matauhan 1262189aishasiayiesha Dapat gawin silang corals. Tapos ipalit sila sa mga nasira :) 2012-5***3 CS sexy Dapat ikulong ang mga nakasira sa Tubbataha Reef ... ikulong sa nunal ni GMA. :D 201265040 -Mik_Stat Kulang ang bitay. It is the center of the center of marine biodiversity tas ganun gagawin nila. tas sasabihin nila na mali ung mapa/gps or whatever nila. wala b silang depth indicator? mga bobo. 20xx-20xxx ilovekezia kamatayan,ipasagasa natin sa mga bangka ng mangingisda para maramdaman nila ang sakit ng masagasa 20127817 Maging coral reef sila for a day tapos sasagasaan din sila ng barko.haha. 201078910 Ang dapat na parusa s kanila eh ipakain yung mga crew nung USS Guardian sa mga pating tp0s surrender nila yung bark0 nila para madagdagan naman yung mga bark0ng pandigma natin. ):] 2012-00756 Ram0n, BS ECE ibigay na lang ng america ang USS Guardian ng libre, at i-fire ang capitan at crew na nakasadsad sa reef, para masira ang navy career nila, plus magbayad ang gobyerno ng america para sa isang reef recovery project. BA Hist 2012-21271 ipakain sa pating ang mga yan! 113**** Kulang ang bitay. It is the center of the center of marine biodiversity tas ganun gagawin nila. tas sasabihin nila na mali ung mapa/gps or whatever nila. wala b silang depth indicator? mga bobo. 20xx-20xxx ilovekezia

Panoorin ng Spongebob ang mga salarin para alam nila kung anong buhay ang sinira nila under the sea! 2009-07253 Rino Recto BA English Studies (Language) Papalitan nila mismo as in ng naked bodies nila iyong mga nasirang corals hanggang magbloom na iyong mga corals sa mga butas nila sa katawan. 123***6 RatedSPG Hulihin lahat ng crew nung barko. Talian ang mga paa nila, ‘tas lagyan ng adobe. Ihulog sa reef, hayaang ang mga buto nila ang magsilbing kapitan ng mga mabubuong corals o817351 ‘Tatanggalin ko ang mga buto nila at gagawing coral reef’ 1127992 Kung bibigyan ka ng pagkakataong makapanaym si Ricky Lo, ano ang itatanong mo sa kanya? how high Mr. Lo? =) 201278582 dengue “anong say mo sa hairstyle ni anne hathaway sa pelikulang les miserables? pls. explain, expound, elaborate, and give examples.” 12-32913 bs ARKI Huwag naman nating imock si Ricky, guys. LOest point lang talaga siguro ‘yung interview na ‘yun. Pero if I will be given a chance to interview him, tatanong ko nalang siguro kung ano nangyari sa cellphone niya? Haha! PS: Hi Darlene Cay! Miss na kita! Meet naman tayo some time. Message kita. I really, really miss you. 2010-143** Kidlat :) Kung magiging character ka sa Les Mis, sino ka sa akala mo? 2012-5***3 CS sexy Tatanong ko bakit hindi ako crush ng crush ko na taga-UP Men’s Volleyball team na taga-Fine Arts </3 2012-***** BA CommRes

pino Catholicism ay mixture ng paganismo, panatisismo, at Katolisismo. Naipaliwanag yan ni Prospero Covar dun sa study nya tungkol sa banga -ang Filipino culture ay naihahalintulad sa banga, may labas, loob, at lalim. Maaaring ang Philippine catholicism ay may pagkakahawig sa totoong Katolisismo sa panlabas ngunit hindi sa loob at lalim. Kung may katanungan, kuha ka next sem ng Anthro 151 (Comparative Religion) under Dr. Hector Guazon. :-) 2009-02632 after 3 years,nakahawak uli ako ng kopya ng kule,hndi ko alam kung malu2ngkot ako o matu2wa n mukha n syang candy magazine,pati logo nkk-cringe.sensya n,hndi ko lang tlaga mpiglan mgreact. 06-45935 Macus,alumni

Comments Hi RC! Based on my CT prof’s definition, a hipster is a person who wear (or uses) things without knowing where they came from or what they’re for.. Bihira ang taong may ganung confidence na maging hipster.. :)) badtrip yung sulat ni Ysa Calinawan!! Nakaka-senti!! Ughh. Dahil jan, pabati kay R-jay at Red! >:J 093*2*4 Para sa article na Warfreak ni Chris Imperial, syncretism (parang mixture) kasi ang tawag dun. Ang Fili-

1. Kung gagawa ka ng sarilli mong senatorial ticket, sino-sino ang isasama mo rito at ano ang itatawag mo sa kanila? 2. Sino/ano ang inaabangan mo sa UP Fair 2013?

Pabati Pabati po, Kule, kay Ma’am Cath. Ang enrolment ay hindi paglimot sa nakaraang semestre. Happy birthday po! :) -From Philoves. 12-***** Pabati sa super gwapo kong bestfriend na si Rogie Divina! Nakakatakot i-risk ang 15 years na friendship but I am not afraid to believe in you. I hope you’ll let me see that you are worth the risk. Sana wag kang magbago. Alam kong matagal mo ng hinahantay na sabihin ko to...Rogie, I love you :) -- 10-259**, Educ. “Paki’bati naman po ang UP D0ST SA. Congratulations sa UP D0ST SA! 1st sa BAGSAKAN for UP FAIR! woohoo!” 12-6***8 jb BS ME

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UP ISSI and Quality Partners Company Ltd. will hold the 2nd National Symposium-Workshop on Workplace Cooperation for Quality & Profitability on 21- 22 March 2013 at the UP - ISSI Conference Hall, E. Virata Hall, E. Jacinto St., UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. Interact with Mr. Joseph Defeo, President and CEO of Juran Institute Inc. and a leading authority on transformational change systems and breakthrough management principles. Know more about the latest developments and updates in the global practice of Workplace Cooperation (WPC) – innovations, upgrades, and applications of the Philippine Quality Challenge (PQC). To register, contact 928707679 or visitwww.enterpreneurship.

Aminin mga teh, si watashi ang una n’yong sinense pagka-open sesame n’yo ng jaryong itey. Naku, UPeeps talaga are so hungry for cheese mhiz nowadays. Andaming fezboob accounts ang very nosy ngayong upcoming jelections, kanino kaya aketch pwede mag-apply? You know naman me, ever reliable sa happeningz across the campuzzy, baka ma-use n’yo ang mala-Alias kong skillz sa paniniktik ajejeje. Eniwey highway, I’ll deliburr to you muna diz sabaw scoops I overhuuurrd. Scoop1: Windangerz ang mga kulutera sa jopisina sa kalagitnaan ng shutanginang presswork nang biglang may mag-knock knock sa door (san pa ba heller). Oh my momay, security threat ba itey? Or izit da dreaded jeditor waiting to shower ebribadi with “p***tang inaaaa kabagalaaaan!” At nang finally binuksan na ang doorskie— surpriiiisee! It’s pizza delivery paid for by none ader dan da dreaded jeditor. Pordat, hiyawan galore ang mga bruha jajaja. Scoop2: Oberhurrd in an Ikot jeep was diz conversation of a trio of friends from the Bikolanja, not knowing na getch ng ilang copassengers ang beri cool nilang jusapan. Reveal ni Ate1: “Wit daw pala life story ni Cherry Pie ang Life of Pi!” Ugh, ano daw? Mas kalurkey pa wen Ate2 said: “True, waley nga raw si Cherry Pie sa film.” And guess what Ate3 said? “Reallyy?” Ermingard mga ‘te, alam kong majubis si Cherry Pie hanek, pero wit naman siya tigre! Lapain kaya kayo ni Richard Pie-ker, harharhar. Scoop3: Dis wan was oberhurrd not by yours truley, so wit ko sure ipitz true (seeee, I make amin too when it’s unconfeeermeed). Eniwee peewee, der was dis prof daw na naazar sa studenz nyang todo sa pag-whisper with wings sa likod ng klase. Da prof shouted, “Anek ang pinagwi-whisper whisper n’yo ober durr ha?!” Patola naman ang studenz, at sumagot nang pabulong wit peelings: “Resorts World Manilaaaaa…” Harharhar. Prepare-prepare din, linis-linis ng kamay for electoral handshakes (anu daw?) at spot-spot din ng mga crushables, charez! Ilang tulog na lang kasi at Valentayms na, kaya hmm, reminder lang para sa mga tigang dyan, aba, galaw-galaw din kasi may ecosystem na dyan ‘te, magsasara na ‘yan. Chos groban! Baboosh!

UP Singing Ambassadors Auditions Extended The UP Singing Ambassadors Auditions is extended ‘til Feb 3! For more info, contact 09158217770 or 09434917479 or you may visit See you there!

Bulkantahan: Unang Pagsabog para sa Pagbabago The Iuvenis Orbis Geological Fraternity brings you Bulkantahan: Unang Pagsabog para sa Pagbabago, Feb. 12, 2013 Tuesday, at the UP Sunken Garden. Featuring Parokya ni Edgar, Gloc 9, Spongecola, Silent Sanctuary, Gen. Luna, and many more EXCLUSIVE bands. Tickets are sold @100php and available in UP NIGS, Ticketworld, and our partner organizations. For more details, please visit or text 09274398804 for inquiries.

UP CSA’s Chinese New Year 2013 UP Chinese Students Association invites you in celebrating one of the most important Chinese holidays. Check out their weeklong activities for the celebration of Chinese New Year: Feb 12: Siomai Showdown (eating contest), AS-CAL, 5:00PM Feb 13: Lion Dance, Academic Oval, 5:00PM Feb 14: The Grand Banquet (free servings of Chinese food), 12:00PM Feb 15: Night Sky Lanterns, Sunken Garden/ CS Amphitheater, 7:00PM As UP CSA’s signature event, we want that every UP student experience this delightful cultural celebration. See you!

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OPINYON Biyernes 8 Pebrero 2013

RESULTS: Mostly As: THE NEWS WRITER Direct and straight-to-the-point si News Writer—gusto ka niya kung gusto ka niya. Matipid man sa salita, asahan mong lagi naman siyang on time sa mga lakad. Maaalala din niya ang mahahalagang petsa sa buhay mo, gaya ng birthday at anniversary. Pero dahil busy, schedule ang magiging problema ninyo at hindi third party. Kung gusto mong makasama siya lagi, welcome na welcome kang mag-apply sa Kulê.


Kung meron, e ‘di ikaw na. Kung wala, sagutan mo ang quiz sa baba para malaman kung sino sa mga taga- Kulê ang pwede mong maka-date ngayong Valentine’s Day. 1. ANONG HINAHANAP MO SA ISANG KA-DATE? A. Hindi pakipot, diretso at walang paligoy-ligoy. B. May insight sa lahat ng bagay, mula American politics tungong Pinoy showbiz. C. Mahilig matuto, at opinionated sa current events. D. Swabe ang da-moves, at marunong makaappreciate ng beauty. E. May mata para sa maliliit na detalye tungkol sa ‘yo. F. Kahit anong typeface, kahit may typo, okay lang, basta type mo.

2. ANO ANG TRIP MONG FIRST DATE? A. Mag-uusap habang naglalakad sa Acad Oval at iba pang kalye sa UP na hindi bahagi ng usual route mo sa campus. B. Movie date (sa mall kung may pera, sa Videotheque kung wala) o kaya trip sa bookstore. C. Dadalo muna kayo sa isang forum o educational discussion bago lumabas para kumain at mag-usap tungkol sa mga natutunan ninyo. D. Date sa exhibit o sa coffee shop. At habang naghihintay, ini-sketch ka niya sa tissue paper. E. Day trip sa Maynila, immortalizing the moment by taking photos. F. Kahit saan basta may SPACE.

3. ANONG SUOT NIYA SA FIRST DATE N’YO? A. Lalaki: collared shirt, khaki pants, sneakers, and a wristwatch Babae: Casual dress and a pretty pair of flats B. Lalaki: Band shirt, jeans, tsinelas Babae: Tank top, makulay na balabal, at sandals na may ethnic design C. Lalaki: “Save Tubbataha” shirt, pants, rubber shoes Babae: “No to Violence Against Women” shirt, skinny jeans, sneakers D. Lalaki: Plaid polo, cargo pants, Chucks Babae: Boyfriend blouse, leggings, boots, and artsy accessories E. Lalaki at babae: simpleng t-shirt, pantalon, at rubber shoes F. Lalaki at babae: kahit anong kasya

4. ANONG UNA NIYANG SASABIHIN SA ‘YO SA UNANG BESES NINYONG PAGKIKITA? A. “Hi, I’m _______. Nice to meet you.” B. “Uy, sorry late. Kanina ka pa?” C. “Hello. Ang init ‘no? Tindi talaga ng global warming.” D. “Uy, may lighter ka?” E. “Ang ganda/pogi mo pala sa personal.” F. “Font ka ba? Type ko kasi face mo e.”


Planner. Mixed tape at isang kaha ng yosi. Libro about economics and politics. Portrait. Photo album ng iyong candid shots. Something bold—pero dapat wholesome.


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7. PAANO MO GUSTONG MAGTAPOS ANG INYONG DATE? A. Mag-iiwan siya ng isang “quotable quote” na pag-iisipan mo buong gabi. B. Lasing kayo pareho. Alam na. C. Nagtakda kayo ng second date para mas makilala n’yo pa ang isa’t isa. D. He or she will give you a sketch of your future together. E. Kayo na. Kasi na-develop na kayo sa isa’t isa. F. Mag-iiwan siya ng PROOF of affection.

Siya ang writer na masarap kausap, lalo na kung swak ang inyong mga interes. Masaya siyang kainuman at mahilig makipagtalastasan tungkol sa iba’t ibang usapin, gaya ng social relevance ng kantang Pusong Bato at kung bakit si Sanosuke at hindi si Kenshin ang tunay na makatao. Mahilig din siyang tumambay sa Kulê Rooftop—kung sasali ka sa Kulê, pwedeng-pwede mo siyang samahan at sa ilalim ng mga bituin ninyo ituloy ang usapan.

Mostly Cs: THE FEATURES WRITER Si Features Writer ang tipo ng ka-date na handang makinig sa ‘yo all the time. Magaling din siyang magbigay ng payo dahil malalim siyang magsuri ng mga problema. Mistula siyang tahimik at pormal sa umpisa, pero kalaunan, mapapansin mong mahusay siyang makipag-usap sa mga tao. Hindi rin siya bastabastang gumagawa ng da-moves hangga’t hindi siya sigurado. Sumali ka na sa Kulê para matiyak kung bagay nga kayo.

Mostly Ds: THE ILLUSTRATOR May instant bragging rights ka kapag nakadate mo si Illustrator. Talented artist na maalam sa mahahalagang isyu sa lipunan— saan ka pa? May pagka-mysterious siya dahil madalas lang siyang nakaupo sa sulok, at nagdu-doodle. Mahilig din pala siya sa kapwa niya talented at art lover, kaya kung kaya mong gumuhit o magpinta, sali ka na sa Kulê kasi malay mo, baka siya talaga ang nakalaan para sa ‘yo.

Mostly Es: THE PHOTOGRAPHER Kapag naging kayo, tiyak na hindi ka mawawalan ng pang-profile picture sa Facebook. Dahil laging on-the-go, dadalhin ka ni Photographer sa kung saan-saang panig ng siyudad. Pwede ka niyang isama sa rally ng mga manggagawa, o sa party ng mga Tsino sa Binondo. Kahit mahilig kumuha ng mga litrato, para sa kanya, ikaw pa rin ang pinakamaganda. ‘Wag nang pakawalan—kung may camera ka, sumali ka na rin sa Collegian.

Mostly Fs: THE LAYOUT ARTIST Si Layout Artist ang may pinakamahabang pasensya sa lahat. Handa siyang maghintay kahit gaano ka pa late, at hindi siya agad magagalit kahit may ginawa kang mali. Kahit masinop, mabusisi, at organisado, marunong pa rin siyang magsaya. Napakahalaga sa kanya na mapagkasya ka sa schedule niyang laging kulang ang space, kaya para mas madali sa inyong dalawa, tulungan mo na rin siyang maglapat ng mga pahina ng Kulê. Sa February 14, akyat na sa Rm. 401 Vinzons Hall. Magdala ng bluebook, ballpenat art materials para sa Grapix.

Philippine Collegian Issue 23  

Issue 23 Friday, 8 February 2013 | 12 pages