EDITOR’S LETTER The Constitution of the UP School of Economics Student Council states that the Media and Publicity Councilor shall act as the Editor-in-Chief of its official publication, named E-Files. Aside from its name, I have also wondered about its purpose for the longest time - considering I’ve never witnessed a release. What made it different? People have asked if it will be redundant with the other publications in this School. Heck, people have even asked what the publication is. Now if one has no vision to work with, the only thing left to do is to create one. It is not uncommon for students to question the Council’s relevance. We have been asked about what we do, how we do it, and at times, our reasons for it. My goal is simple: for this publication to be what it really is - a Council publication. Not only does this serve as our avenue for transparency, but this also gives us a chance to show you who we are and what we do for you. It is our medium to inspire involvement and participation in the School of Economics. We are one group of people working towards a common goal, and that is to serve you. This issue’s cover also gives it exciting depth. Not only does a floppy disk hold files, but it is also outdated - like this release. (Am I allowed to put a “hehe” here?) Kidding and sarcasm aside, we can also see its meaning through a different perspective. Our generation is accustomed to saving frequently. We have storage devices to hold more files without having to delete anything. We want to keep things we believe are important - things we can’t let go of. And that’s perfectly alright. But as we move forward to a new semester, let’s give ourselves space for new memories and adventures. We don’t have to let go of everything, as long as we back-up everything we’ve learned. Just like how we clean our hard drives! Did I just bola my way to a meaningful explanation? That’s a secret I’ll never tell. You know you love me? Nah, but you’re going to love E-Files.
The official publication of the UP School of Economics Student Council
Editor’s Letter Justine Nuque
First Semester AY 2013-2014 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Justine Nuque ASSOCIATE EDITOR Lorenzo Canaria NEWS WRITERS Sam Cinco Zia Cornejo Ayi Dave Lyon Leus Mix Que Anne Trajano FEATURES WRITERS Darrell Magsambol Arianna Zapanta Regine Rodriguez Hazel Lim Celina Hilario Aris Dacanay Rino Lamarca Baba Foronda PHOTOGRAPHER Cara Latinazo SPECIAL THANKS TO Maybank PH SEAC CONNECT fb.com/UPSE.StudentCouncil twitter.com/UPSESC youtube.com/UPDSESC issuu.com/upsesc econ.upd.edu.ph/sesc/ GOT COMMENTS? bit.ly/GandFform EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org
How to be Hot and Happy Hazel Lim
The Long Road to Relevance Regine Rodriguez
A Look at Perspectives Darrell Magsambol Arianna Zapanta
2 4 9 10 12
Leadership: Lessons on Greatness
The Economics of Jeje
A Council of Weirdos
Baba Foronda STRAW Team
Important Dates & Contact Details
FRESHIES GET ACQUAINTED WITH UPSE IN ORSEM BY LYON LEUS
On the 1st of June 2013, 110 freshmen were given a grand tour of the facilities and the residents of the UP School of Economics. Organized by the OrSem Program Director Stefanie Go under Celery Hilario, the Internals Councilor, the orientation gave the newest students of the UP School of Economics an avenue to get acquainted with one another and to look into the different organizations of the college. At first, the freshies were grouped according to their blocks and were brought to assigned rooms by their Go-toGuides, where they got acquainted with one another through
STUDENTS HIT TURBULENSE AT THE UPSE ACQUAINTANCE PARTY BY AYI DAVE
various games. They also elected their respective Block Heads. Afterwards they were given a tour around the School of Economics while also being introduced to the seven organizations of the college. Lunch was served after, followed by an Amazing Race that brought the nine blocks of the freshie batch from UPSE to the Math Building, the Main Library, the Sunken Garden, Palma Hall, Vinzons Hall and the College of Engineering. At the end of the day, multiple awards were given to the freshies and their blocks, with Block E-1 being awarded Best Block after garnering the highest points in the Amazing Race.
The UP School of Economics Acquaintance Party entitled “TurbulenSE” was held on July 5, 2013 at the UP School of Economics Auditorium. The night started with the induction of the 2013 School of Economics Auxicorps headed by our SESC Chairperson, Darrell Magsambol. The program then proceeded to a series of interactive games like “We Hit TurbulenSE” and “SEnging Bee.” In between the games, homemade Vine videos were shown and performances by the freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors were showcased, and of course, an SE Acquaintance Party wouldn’t be complete without a dance performance by none other than E-Dance. After the performances, people lined up for the much-awaited dinner by Tita Angie’s Catering Services. The people not only felt full because of the food, but also in the company that they had.
settling down back in the Auditorium, a mini party was going on because lively and upbeat music was playing. At the same time, Celery Hilario, the Internals Chairperson for SESC, announced the winners of the Best Vine Video, Best Batch Attendance, Best Batch Performance and Best Batch Participation. Before the program ended, a fashion show with models from each batch modelled UPSE merchandise. Finally, what better way to end the Acquaintance Party than with an open floor dance segment! Every year it seems that the School of Economics Acquaintance party gets better and better when it comes to the attendance, participation and programs. This year’s party was no exception to that. Not only was it well-attended, but the students of SE really enjoyed the games, performances and food of this year’s Acquaintance Party. Hopefully, the streak goes on for the next coming years!
STFAP: SCRAP OR REFORM? HEATED DISCUSSION AT KAPEKONOMIYA 2013 BY ZIA CORNEJO
This year’s Kapekonomiya was held last July 12, 2013. Coffee was served outside the School of Economics Auditorium as dozens of spectators crowded the area to listen to several notable speakers and student reactors. This was the first installment among the many more Kapekonomiyas for this academic year and it was entitled “Surveying the Financial Affairs Policy of the University of the Philippines.” This event was organized by the UP School of Economics Student Council (UP SESC) and UP Economics Towards Consciousness (UP ETC) who aims to shed some light on the heated arguments regarding the Socialized Tuition and Financial Assistance Program (STFAP) scheme of the University. This debate revolved on the question on whether STFAP should be scrapped or revised. Those arguing for the STFAP to be scrapped were Ms. Sarah Torres, Chairperson of the Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights in UP (STAND UP); and Professor Ramon Guillermo of the Sociology Department of the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy. They mainly argued that education is a right and that it is a public good that should be provided by the government for free. In addition, they stated that STFAP is an income-generating scheme and that it did not serve its purpose of promoting social equity among the students of UP. They are not only pushing for the scrapping of the STFAP but is also fighting for full state subsidy. For those arguing for the STFAP to be reformed were Juan Carlo Tejano, Chairperson of UP Alyansang mga Mag-aaral para sa Panlipunang Katwiran at Kaunlaran (UP ALYANSA); and Professor Emeritus Solita “Winnie” Collas-Monsod of the School of Economics. From their side, they argued that free education was currently impossible for UP has none of the resources to achieve this. In addition, they argued that STFAP is an income-redistribution scheme, and that subsidizing rich students is not a just way of spending the Filipino’s taxes. Student panelists were given the chance to ask the speakers several questions about the issue on STFAP. The student panelists were Amiel Ayson, Vice Chairperson for Students’ Rights and Welfare (STRAW) of UP Alyansa; Eds Gabral, National Chairperson of Kasamasa UP; Bea Achacoso, Vice Chairperson of the National College of Public Administration and Governance Student Government; and Franzine Foronda, STRAW Councilor of UP SESC. The event officially ended leaving a mark on each of the students making them more critical and aware on one of the most relevant social issues in the country.
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES INTRODUCED AT ECON-AT-WORK BY MIX QUE Last September 16, the School of Economics Student Council held its annual UPSE exposure trip Econ-At-Work led by Education and Research Councilor Aris Dacanay and his auxicorps team. The exposure trip first brought UPSE students to the Philippine Stock Exhcange where the participants caught a glimpse of what life would be like working with stocks. The program included a lecture about the basics of stocks and trading with the trading floor as a background for the setting. The next stop was the Maybank Philippines Headquarters. Maybank, one of UPSE’s partners for this year, tackled possible jobs for UPSE students in the banking world, specifically in Maybank. The group was later divided in to two
smaller groups. One group went up to the offices and even had the chance to see the credit card making process. The other group went to the main branch and had the chance to interact with the staff and see the main vault. Last on the itinerary was the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas. Here the participants were exposed to the process of money making. Apart from that, the group also got to see the history and evolution of money through BSP’s money museum. Despite the bad weather that day, the exposure trip proved to be a successful one. It was a day full of learning and fun which gave UPSE students a chance to be exposed to their possible future career paths.
COLORING YOUR ECON CANVAS AT ELECTIVES 101: PAINT YOUR FUTURE BY SAM CINCO On September 18, 2013, the UP School of Economics Student Council held the annual Electives 101 at the School of Economics Auditorium. The event was headed by the Freshman and Sophomore Batch Representatives. The event aims to help students, particularly the Freshmen and Sophomores, to choose their electives wisely by giving information on the different electives that they can take. Econ majors have the most number of electives among all UP Diliman students so choosing their electives well is of extreme importance. This year, the theme of the event was “Paint Your Future”. The theme is so because the different electives add color to the purely Econ “canvas” of Econ majors and so somehow determine their future. The speakers and their respective fields were as follows: Sam Gonzales for Film and Journalism, Chiara Buergo for Mathematics, Kelvin Tagnipez for Geography, Carla Cucueco for Mass Communication, Weston Lee for Industrial Engineering, Jessica Biscocho for Business Administration, JP Delas Nieves and Adrian Castro for Political Science, Jose Marella for Philosophy, Carla Gonzalez for Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management, and Felichie Ferrer for Education. Each speaker talked about their own experiences while taking courses in their respective fields, and what to expect from the courses in terms of work load, professors and grades. They also spoke of their reasons for choosing their fields,and the different career opportunities for Econ majors who would take them. All attendants surely learned a lot from the speakers and hopefully, have a better idea about their own futures.
STUDENTS THANK THE PERSONNEL BY ANNE TRAJANO
To give back to the UP School of Economics (UPSE) personnel, the UP School of Economics Student Council (UP SESC) and the School of Economics Advisory Council (SEAC) held the semestral “Alay sa Personnel” last September 26, 2013 at the Macapagal Hall Lobby. Aside from the professors and the students, the nonteaching personnel comprise the whole UPSE community. This group of staff make the lives of the students more convenient by their helping hands. According to the UPSE students, the UPSE personnel are the kindest team in the University. Entitling “Alay sa Personnel: Pistang Pinoy”, the activity had a festive theme. Opening the program was SESC’s Chairperson, Darrell John Magsambol. Afterwards, a video presentation showing all the UPSE personnel was shown. Then, a game in the peg of “Hep Hep Hooray”, called “Hala Bira!” was played. The winner was Tita Odie (Ms. Throadia Santos) who got a Coby ® Tablet as her prize. Closing the program was SESC’s Councilor for Secretariat, Anne Trajano, to thank everyone who made the program possible and of course, the personnel for their dedication in serving the UPSE community. To commence the festivity, a long table of Filipino dishes was shared by the attendees, just like in a usual Filipino fiesta. The project is headed by the Councilors for Secretariat and Internal Affairs, Christine Anne Trajano and Celina Marie Hilario, respectively.
HOW TO BE HOT AND HAPPY
BY HAZEL LIM
Do you think you’re hot and happy enough? If yes, congratulations! Go be yourself and show the world what you can offer! If not, you can either continue being a zombie and go with the flow of life: forcing yourself to fulfill all the hectic demands and expectations of school, orgs, friends and family - or choose to be in control of every aspect of your existence though your mind and body. For those who are not willing to take the challenge of being hot and happy, be my guest and skip this page. If you have the courage to start building new life-changing habits, keep reading and let your abs unfold from your bellies.
SESC’S RESIDENT FITNESS GURU BEING BOTH HAPPY AND HOT
THE CHOICE If you started to try exercising and eating healthy because... • You’re going out of town • You just watched the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show • You want your crush to notice you • You want abs, You want abs, You want abs • You just want abs ...then you must SET YOUR GOALS AGAIN. Short term goals lead to short term durations. The number one motivation must always be for a HEALTHY YOU. It must not be because of your crush or those clothes that will look good on you - but the love and the need to be healthy for a longer life. Set your goals and make sure they are for the long run and not just for the mere sake of impression. The start will always be the hardest but you can only move on from this stage if you have set the right goals for yourself.
You are not alone in this struggle towards weight loss. All of us have attempted to work out and lose weight at one point in our lives. Many continue to endure, but a few make it to the lifestyle with full commitment. In most cases, being hot is usually paired with appealing looks, sexual attraction, and a toned body. Did all of the Victoria’s Secret Angels come out of their mommy’s wombs with long legs and curves? Where on earth will the abs appear with this infinite layer of fat? How do you get that “to die for body” in the first place? Remember, every accomplishment starts with the decision to actually try.
THE ADDICTION WITH CONSTANT DISTRACTIONS
If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable when not exercising, then you’re probably at this stage. However, there may be some obstacles along the way – like chocolate bars in your refrigerator, the need for your cravings to be satisfied, stress eating, not finding the time
Yes, the most awaited and most desirable stage of all, the stage where everything just falls together and time management is your forte. You feel joyful and light. Maybe you have even accomplished your goal weight. You continue to exercise and eat healthy because you’re not only addicted, but it has also become a habit.
THE NUMBER ONE MOTIVATION MUST ALWAYS BE FOR A HEALTHY YOU.
Clearly, we’re all set with other priorities in our lives to accomplish Stage 3. We’re all too busy studying economics that we forget that the greatest investment in life is health. Most of us are tied down in stage one that we forget that it’s really not about the abs but it’s all about self-transformation and selfcontrol. You just have to realize that staying healthy doesn’t only tone your body, but it also tones your mind. Not to mention that accomplished feeling after every workout, making you feel even happier with all the endorphins packed in your body!
because of exams, or the number one excuse of the many: LAZINESS. At the end of this stage, you can either go back to stage one, thus wasting all your efforts trying and end with regret, or discipline yourself even more and end with lifestyle change.
Now what are you waiting for? Make your choice and let the abs begin.
THE LONG ROAD
TO RELEVANCE BY REGINE RODRIGUEZ
I asked some USC members a simple question of “Why USC?” and left it to them for interpretation. Here’s what I got: “Because there’s great opportunity to demonstrate the principles of professionalism, relevance, and quality of work in this historic institution.”
“Because it’s an institution that has to be changed. I don’t know how good my capabilities are, but I can swear I have the sincerest intentions to improve the USC.”
AARON LETABA | USC COUNCILOR
CARLA CUCUECO | CMC REPRESENTATIVE
“I took it as an opportunity to step up and challenge myself to become a socially relevant student leader that serves the entire university, and even reach out to other sectors of society.” CARLA GONZALEZ | USC COUNCILOR
“Dahil ang USC ay isang institusyong ibinunga ng masikhay na pakikipaglaban ng mga naunang Iskolar ng Bayan at pinagtitibay ng mayamang kasaysayan nito ng pakikipagkaisa sa malawak na hanay ng masang anakpawis para sa isang pambansang demokratikong tunguhin.” CHA FRANCE | USC COUNCILOR
“Because you can see! Hahaha!” JP DELAS NIEVES | USC COUNCILOR “Because through the council, we can give a voice to those who are usually unheard, just like the LGBT community.”
“’Cause I believe in the capacity of each Iskolar ng Bayan to step up and change the status quo.”
ARJAY MERCADO | USC COUNCILOR
ALEX CASTRO | USC CHAIRPERSON
Some say one of the most thankless jobs in SESC is the position of being a representative to the USC; participating in two general assembly (GA) meetings a week (one for SESC, another for USC), attending committee meetings of your member committees in USC, USC GAs ending at 2am, leading your SESC auxicorps, leading the committee you chair in USC, and attending both councils’ events – to name some of the position’s core responsibilities. Top that with trying to make sure you do every single one of them well – not just well, but best. 7 months ago, right before the start of the university campaign, I was stuck in a huge dilemma of taking on the challenge or otherwise. I figured it was normal for anyone running in anything to think twice about doing so. But I realized, this wasn’t just any position, this position had a huge potential in taking on two councils – and that scared me. The thought of holding a responsibility greater than myself just haunted me. But then I stumbled upon this;
IF YOUR DREAMS DON’T SCARE YOU, THEN THEY AREN’T BIG ENOUGH.
“If your dreams don’t scare you, then they aren’t big enough.” Most people have heard me say this a couple of times already, but it never fails to motivate in your lowest of moments. So I trudged on, and here I am. The job is basically 2-pronged, your responsibility in SESC and in USC. Coming back to SESC was easy, it was familiar and it was home. Last year’s experience was inspirational for me, it was actually one of the reasons why I ran again in the first place. Most people elected were those I’ve already worked with before, with the same vision for SESC, so it was a relatively easy click for us. It was different entering into USC, it was a whole new world for me. You have people from different parties in here, people from all courses, and with different backgrounds. It is probably the most diverse set of people I’ve ever seen in one room. Obviously, if you put all 34 people with the entire spectrum of ideas and beliefs, it doesn’t just raise
conflict but is naturally bound to explode. Truth? Yes, we ‘discuss’ (aka fight) until early morning. We take long hours when party feelings are hurt. We wait for quorums to happen to make a decision (no decision can be made without a quorum). We constantly count the number of members present so we don’t have to adjourn. And after every meeting, we complain about every little thing in the proceedings, the decision, or the members themselves – because more than anything, we’re all frustrated and tired. What frustrates me the most is the length of time it takes for every decision to be ruled upon. In the School of Economics, we’re taught to loathe inefficiencies and I feel that way every time it has to take ‘til 3am until a decision is made on our ‘mode’ of campaign because parties have to bicker on the higher ground. We get there, but we tire ourselves first. We get there, but it takes a struggle of beliefs. The one thing that kills econ representatives in USC is the inefficiency that surrounds it. Inefficiency considered, the choice to keep doing the best I can isn’t completely hampered all together. Not only because it’s my job but because I still believe in USC’s potential – because the frustration we get in the end of the day is a good sign. It’s a sign that we’re not contented with status quo therefore we pursue to make it better every next time. Every campaign we wage together on either the UP budget cut, rallying against the pork barrel of legislators, parading for LGBT rights, condemning frat related violence, lobbying for better facilities continue to gravitate me towards USC after every sour face, after every hurricane that devastates us. Another constant problem of the council is how some students aren’t able to feel our presence. I personally feel it’s the job of local councils to focus on their constituents’ individual milieu and concerns. USC’s job is to make sure we defend your rights in the university administration and the country. Our job is to stand by you in your collective concerns and wage campaigns that not only concerns you, but your families, your friends – your country. We seek to make ourselves relevant in your lives, we do. USC will always be a center of criticism among the university, but in my own capacity as an independent Econ representative I try my hardest to never let the council deviate from its vision and core goals for you. Why do we stay amidst all the bickering? I had
to wrack my brain a couple of times while writing this to find that one thing that keeps us together. I’ve come to a cliché conclusion of us, it’s that we stay until 2 am and fight our hearts out because the cliché thing about it all is that we care – is that we seek to pursue USC’s vision of defending the rights of the students and the Filipino people. No one in their right mind would do all that purely for selfish intentions. It’s because we care and have the right intentions at heart. We may show it in different ways – wage a campaign differently and tackle a decision from a different angle, but bottom line is that we’ve taken it as our responsibility to make a difference in the student lives of our constituents and the nation as scholar-leaders of this country.
Yes, some may say it’s one of the most thankless jobs in the roster of positions in the university, but in the end of the day, I continue managing to find some little thing to hang on to – something to be hopeful about. I remain glad I keep coming back to an institution that we can change together whilst changing the course of history. I remain glad I’m in a position where I can participate in a discussion and act on our safety, on our rights, on our deepest concerns and try to make it better for us and future students of this university. I could continue to rant a hundred and one things I would change about USC, but I realize I still have another semester to keep trying. After all has been said and done about this institution, given the decision I had to make 7 months ago, I’d still fight for that position in a heartbeat.
A LOOK AT PERSPECTIVES
BY DARRELL MAGSAMBOL & RIA ZAPANTA
Darrell likes it straight up while Ria likes to tug on the heartstrings. Darrell keeps everything in order while Ria makes sure everyone’s okay. Darrell examines things as a whole while Ria looks at the specifics. If there’s one thing they have in common though, it’s their love for quotes and nuggets of wisdom. Now, it’s time we turn the tables and figure out what their say is on some important matters of life.
ON LOVE D
Love is like a fart. If you have to force it, then it’s probably shit.
Find love and happiness in yourself before seeking it in others.
ON THE GOVERNMENT D
Before we criticize our government, we should ask ourselves, “who placed them there anyway?”
Don’t be part of the problem. Be part of the solution.
ON THE FUTURE D
Life is too short to pursue someone else’s dream. Go for it now. “Let the future be an intersection of the world’s greatest need and your greatest passion.” “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do that because the world needs is people who have come alive.”
ON DEFINING THE IDEAL MAN D
The ideal man doesn’t smoke, doesn’t drink, doesn’t do drugs, doesn’t say bad words, doesn’t shout, doesn’t exist.
I used to think that all guys are JERKS! I’d like to believe now that there are people out there who will love you, respect you and accept you for who you are - weirdness and all! Just wait and pray till that right one comes along.
ON TAKING RISKS D
You gotta risk it to get the biscuit. The higher the risk, the higher the reward.
Nothing worth having comes easy! Go take that leap of faith.
ON FORGIVENESS D
Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.
Forgive to be truly free!
ON FOOD D
You don’t eat to live, you live to eat. Cherish every spoonful like it’s your last, then use your fork.
When people disappoint you, you can always count on food to make you happy. Chocolates, anyone?
ON PAIN D
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why. Because he got hit by the apple.
“We all must suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.”
ON EDUCATION D
Party hard, study hard. It’s okay to fail so as long as you learn from your mistakes.
People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. It’s always nice to absorb as much knowledge as you can but at the end of the day, what matters more is what you use it for.
Being aggressive doesn’t guarantee success, but failing to be aggressive nearly always guarantees failure. In a modern world of political correctness, glad handing, and fear of offending everyone and anyone, the art of the fight is undervalued.
Choose your battles wisely.
THE IDEAL MAN DOESN’T SMOKE, DOESN’T DRINK, DOESN’T SAY BAD WORDS, DOESN’T SHOUT, DOESN’T EXIST.
WHEN PEOPLE DISAPPOINT YOU, YOU CAN ALWAYS COUNT ON FOOD TO MAKE YOU HAPPY.
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did. Regrets, have none of them.
Well, we all have it! But you know what they say, it’s not the problem, but what you do with the problem which matters more. Ask yourself, what will you do differently now? That’s when the regret gets transformed into a learning experience.
People wait all week for Friday, all year for Summer, and all life for happiness. Simply look for who or what makes you feel more alive and when you find it, never let go.
Happiness is a choice! Though it’s okay to allow yourself to feel sad and miserable at times, just never forget that there will always be more reasons to smile. Simply breathing alone is one reason to smile! So hurray for oxygen :D
ON BEING JUDGED
ON INVESTING D
Do not save what’s left after spending. Spend what’s left after saving.
Invest in the important things and that includes your relationships.
You will be judged, or you will be ignored. Those are pretty much the only two choices.
You can’t please everyone! I guess.
WHY COUNCIL? BY ARIS DACANAY
To answer this, let’s first pose the question, “Why NOT council?” And heck let’s admit it, there are a lot of reasons why. First of all, it’s hard. You toil. You sacrifice. Going home with the sun up will be a rare instance. Moreover, you will work in the midst of so much pressure since you are always accountable. And you have to do all of these within a tight budget and while in the middle of exams, papers, requirements, and presentations. Paano na rin social life mo? Worse comes to worst, no one sees you work. All 19 council members are always stuck in our secluded council room with no one to cheer for us but ourselves. How can you be motivated knowing that only a few people are actually there to see you deprive yourself of sleep—or sacrifice time that you can happily spend for yourself? There are no assemblies where we can announce our projects or our successes. Rather, you will have no one to share your burdens with but yourself. You are your own councilor. No doubt, it is so easy to feel unappreciated or unnoticed despite all the efforts and trials. “Is it still worth it?” is a question that crosses our minds more than just once. Sometimes, we just have to suck it up and fight with some loss of spirit. So, why council? Why do people run for positions and why do they usually do it again? How could people manage powering through? In my three years in the council, I can say that the magic of the council is not in the glory or the grandiose. I honestly don’t think that either could be found here. But these are not the reasons why people join the council and stay. It is what keeps us going despite the stress and the silence. Council gives a different form of push that makes all these “Why NOT council” reasons love it even more. We love its humility. The council does not need the glory nor any form of grandiose. We just know that what we are doing is for the betterment of others and there is no need for any additional reason for us to start doing it. This is our sole intention and our main driver. As long as we know a tutorial helps a student pass, a Grand Pakain gives out some smiles, as long as the personnel are happy, the students become active, a freshie meets new friends, or the community is bonded through competition... okay na yun. We’ll do it. We love the people. Our audience is one of the greatest bunches of people on earth: the Econ students. They are our friends with who we spend four memorable years with and we are happy that our hard work and service are for these people who we cherish so much. And the 18 other council members, we know that we’ll always have each other’s backs. We love the fun. Plansems, Schoolympics, dinners, batch bondings, late night practices, all-nighters, etc… Besides the work, it is complemented by loads of fun. Through the council, we get to see the other side of Econ besides the academics. We get to meet new people, interact, and enjoy. Moreover, we get to spend (a lot) of quality time with the other council members. You can take our word for it: there is never a dull meeting! Hindi lang kita dahil ang layo ng room. We love the growth. The council brings us out of our comfort zone. And through this, we get to meet new people and garner a lot of opportunities. We learn how to manage our time and cope with stress in the midst of the small yet fun company of your fellow council members. We get to know who we are as individuals with the goal of making a lasting impact to the students. We love the inspiration. Why do people do it again? It is because of the students who pass, the students who get full, the personnel who smile, the students who are empowered, the students who meet friends, and that community bond. No matter how hard it is, as long as we see this impact, we power through... Cause hey, a candle never loses its light when it lights another. So for all those who are thinking about going for the council, the commitment will be challenging in many aspects. But rest assured, it will be one of the most fulfilling experiences— working with great company for the best people. If you’ve read this issue completely but still want to know more about the council, just ask any of us! These pages may not be enough to know everything about the work and the fun, but we’re more than happy to share to you how we enjoyed, learned, and served.
FROM L-R: NEIL ONG (RVC COORDINATOR GENERAL), DOS PINGOL (SIDHI EDITOR-IN-CHIEF), WESTON LEE (UP DEBSOC PRESIDENT), GJ AGREGADO (UP ECOSOC PRESIDENT), RIA ZAPANTA (SEAC CONVENOR), DARRELL MAGSAMBOL (SESC CHAIRPERSON), GEOFF BAUTISTA (UP CAP PRESIDENT), AJ MONTESA (UP ETC PRESIDENT), JOCO SANTIAGO (UP OBEM PRESIDENT)
LESSONS ON GREATNESS
INTERVIEW BY LORENZO CANARIA
UPSE – A school that takes pride not only in academic excellence, but also by the capability of its students on becoming leaders. Get to know Econ’s student leaders and how they see their org and the life in it. And so we asked these fine gentlemen:
What would you be without your org?
If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it?
What can we get from your org that no other org can give us?
PRESIDENT UP DEBATE SOCIETY
PRESIDENT UP ECONOMICS SOCIETY
What would you be without your org? Without Debsoc, I’d probably have really high grades.
What would you be without your org? I’d be an org-hating apathetic loner.
If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? If there is one thing that Debsoc has tattooed in my life, it’s hard work. It shoves the reality of “No pain, no gain” to you.
If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? Noise. Lots of noise... and that service does not come without love.
What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? It really toughens you up for life.
What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? A very holistic experience to life.
What would you be without your org? Without SESC, I would just be a wandering nomad. I also wouldn’t have met the best student leaders in UP. If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? The SESC taught me that there really is no such thing as failure. You may lose battles, but you should never give up the war. No matter what, hold your head up high and be proud because that mistake has made you wiser, bolder and stronger than ever. Somewhere, sooner or later, a great tide will come and you should be up and alert to spot it or else you will be left behind. There is no failure, only feedback.
What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? In the SESC, you get to initiate services and make projects for the benefit of the whole Econ student body. You get to meet and learn from other student councils. You get to experience the efficiency, unity and camaraderie of a tight-knit group. And most especially, you get to feel that more than a set of students grouped together, there really is such a thing as a family here in Econ.
CHAIRPERSON UPSE STUDENT COUNCIL
What would you be without your org? Without OBEM, my college life would have been just like a 1970’s movie - dull, black and white. OBEM has made my life in UP colorful. Also, if I haven’t been to OBEM, I think I am not the president of the organization. (Of course, haha)
What would you be without your org? I was not invloved with Sidhi, nor was I planning to join it, until a certain Taking Marella recruited me to be a features writer. As a writer, you can only see so much about a publication, that is, the finished result of every newsletter. But I wanted more— to learn how the publication works, to see what’s wrong or right about it. Long story short, I became EIC and made radical changes to both the organization’s vision and structure. Sidhi gave me the chance to fully use my skills and experience in managing a publication while rebuilding it from the ground up. If it weren’t for Sidhi, I’d probably still be a good writer, but I wouldn’t have the chance to make other writers better.
PRESIDENT UP ORGANIZATION OF BE MAJORS
If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? If there’s one thing that OBEM has tattooed on my mind that is to seek happiness in everything that you do. Life is already serious to take it too seriously. Just enjoy life for it is life in the years that counts. Make work your play and thrill your pay. One day, life will suddenly flash before our eyes and it is up to us now to make it worth watching. Do not depend your happiness to other people. As the saying goes, “Porket ba single malungkot agad? Bakit lahat ba ng taken masaya?” Just enjoy every moment, cherish the times when you’re with your friends and loved ones, and life would be easier and more fun. What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? OBEM has a lot to offer. It gives an opportunity to its members to be of help to the society especially to those who are marginalized. It trains its members to manage their time well, balancing academic stuff and other things at the same time. OBEM also gives an opportunity for you to meet not just acquaintances but life-long friends. It will take me long if I will enumerate all that things that only OBEM can offer. I believe that being an OBEMer is like peeing on yourself, everyone can see it but only you can feel the warm feeling that it brings. If you want to know what parts OBEM from the rest, better learn it by experiencing OBEM.
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF UP SIDHI
If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? I wouldn’t say tattooed but the publication has rewarded me fulfillment like no other. It’s really something when your vision for an org actualizes before your very eyes. That kind of fulfillment does not only give you a huge ego boost (lol) but propels you to achieve even more. I guess Sidhi has taught me, if anything, that the road to success is indeed filled with obstacles; but with a clear vision in mind and the right motivation in heart, success is nothing but an inevitability. What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? What makes Sidhi so special is the diversity of its members. It is an avenue for the members of the Econ orgs and the nonaffiliated to work with each other in a stress-free environment. Sidhi will always be there to nurture young writers and artists in their respective crafts by bestowing upon them the blank canvas in which their voices are echoed. Freedom in writing is, after all, the mother of literary prowess.
PRESIDENT UP ECONOMICS TOWARDS CONSCIOUSNESS
COORDINATOR GENERAL REGISTRATION VOLUNTEER CORPS What would you be without your org? Without RVC, I wouldn’t be as concerned about how to make things better or more acceptable to others whenever I can as I am now. I have taken into mind what my predecessors have shared with me during my time in RVC: that we must do things fast and make the best out of any situation for the benefit of others, which in context means the students. To think and care about others more, that’s probably how it should sum up. In another light, if I was never part of RVC, I wouldn’t get to know the people in Econ that make our every day life in Econ easier - the Titas, the Manongs and Mangs, and our Professors. If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? It’s that being efficient doesn’t need to be flashy, nor does it need to come at a high cost. SE-RVC is one of the most efficient RVC’s in the entire university, and we are extremely proud of that but never complacent. We are not paid, but we enjoy the work just like any other volunteer corps (which is the more important thing). And we are few, but we are just as efficient. Over the years, the composition of RVC inside and how it is viewed from the outside has changed quite considerably, but the one thing that has not changed is our commitment to efficiency regardless of anything. What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? This might be an obvious answer, but if there’s anything you can get or experience from being part of RVC that makes it different from the rest, it’s the privilege to serve the School we belong to during one of the most stressful days of a semester: registration. It’s basically what RVC is. By being a part of RVC, you get to serve Econ’s student body by at least trying to make the UP registration life easier for them. Organizing registration inside UP is not an easy task and neither is it something people normally would want to do; before I joined, I had imagined it to be unforgiving too. But knowing the organization from the inside, I can pretty much say all our members look forward to registration, and we make sure to enjoy the work we do, so that it reflects in the output we produce. If you join RVC, I can guarantee that you’ll love it.
What would you be without your org? Without ETC, I would probably not be the president. I would probably be a member of the going home club. Siguro kung wala akong ETC, nawalan ako ng pamilya at place sa econ. I’d just be another UP student struggling with my grades lacking any sort of real purpose for myself. Without ETC, I’d be without the love of my life. If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? ETC has probably tattooed on my life a higher indifference curve for social change. At the same time, it’s given me higher production possibilities. You’ll be able to graph my growth through time What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? I guess ETC is the org for those who really love being economists and future leaders and movers in our country. We offer a brand of activism that is unique to economists. Only ETC can give you that in Econ and even in the university.
PRESIDENT UP CAREER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM What would you be without your org? I wouldn’t be a dreamer! All the experiences gave me the perspective of each one of us at the different stages of life--a student, a graduate, a young professional, an expert, then at the cusp of his career while attaining life goals. If there’s one thing your org has tattooed in your life, what is it? It was said that those who succeed are those who were prepared when luck came. Preparation is the most important thing, because in CAP luck is a commonplace, but preparation is the divide. What can we get from your org that no other org can give us? Membership-wise: connections and training. Since time immemorial, even if CAP is a service organization, it pioneered and sustained small and big innovations to both meet our needs and foster a culture of change.
THE ECONOMICS OF JEJE
BY CELINA HILARIO
The jeje population is an emerging one. Although many are in denial, many appear to be proud that they are jeje, while most can only try. Jejes have been stereotyped to be the hipsters roaming around in rainbow caps and baggy shorts with cellphones that have autocorrect for the jeje language. However, the population has seemingly welcomed a variety of jejeness that has emerged way before it, including the well-celebrated baduy and the jologs. “Ang jeje mo!” can mean many things today. In the perspective of a self-confessed jologs, we shall analyze the jeje population’s behavior through a variety of economic terms that have been translated to the jeje language (in honor of what has brought jeje to where it is today). Consider a jeje good or service. It can be Daniel Padilla, Xian Lim a DVD of Be Careful With My Heart (including unaired ones woah), a DVD of Jolina and Marvin’s Labs Kita Ok Ka Lang?, a rainbow cap, a jeje dictionary, or the audio CD of Chicser or 143, or maybe go a little milder to Charice. Oh, maybe tickets to the Power of Two will do as well. The demand for such commodities is so high for this market individually, but the likelihood that one would like all of this is very low. Often, people show interest or demand but do not act on it. However, we will assume that the jeje’s wallets work for their jeje interests.
D3hM@nDhz,, n’ SuPpLayz,,
However, generally we have a low supply of jeje items in the Philippines. If ever there is ample supply, it is not well distributed to cater to the middle class jejelords deep inside. It is seen that as older the jeje good gets, the more expensive it becomes because supplies lessen and lessen. Ooh, vintage. Consider the F4 blanket you bought in Baguio or the candy magazine that just featured Daniel Padilla. Those goods cannot be found in the market anymore, but I bet if you try to sell them on Ebay in 15 years or so, a successful jeje out there will be willing to purchase it at a much higher price than what you initially invested it on. Talk about good returns!
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There is a phenomenon, however, that when there is excess supply of goods, the milder jejes tend to retract and even get sick of the items. Consider the rainbow cap. There was this time wherein Greenhills and all other bazaars were filled with rainbow caps. Now didn’t you just stop for a moment and contemplated on buying one? Yup? Yup? Then when suddenly the Xtr33Mezz jejelords got out in the world and wore them as if they were a part of their head, you suddenly felt that your rainbow cap was not as cool as you thought it to be. Jeje goods are cool because they are hipster, and the supply for them is much less than the demand. However, the tendency for wrong forecasting of market behavior is extremely high! When there is too much supply and people realize that what they initially demanded from the market exceeds their needs for jejeness, these people tend to forego their initial jeje interests. What a phenomenon!
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Thankfully, such a phenomenon can be explained by economics in the form of ;;D3hm3hn3$|-|iNg m@Rg1n4L uTehLehTyzz.. The more jeje goods and services you consume, the less satisfaction you get for every additional unit, explaining why the jejes at heart tend to forego their initial jeje interests. This is under the assumption that to be a complete 3xtr33mhzz j3j3 L0rdhzz is not in any of your future goals. CONSUMED TOO MANY JEJE GOODS
It is a known fact in the world of Economics that there is no such thing as a free lunch. No one can get something for nothing. There will always be opportunity costs.
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Meanwhile, in the jeje universe, however, there are some free things that can bring you utmost satisfaction and your opportunity costs will be close to none. There is no such thing as a free lunch, but there is a way to fill your hunger for expression of your deep down jejemonisity. You can always go to your nearest neighbor and ask if you could watch the latest episode of My Husband’s Lover because you don’t want to spend your electricity. You can borrow your friend’s phone and fill it up with selfies of jejeness that you keep deep down inside the very wells of your heart and existence. To make sure you don’t owe her anything for using her phone, make her join the photo and project your best jeje selves. She is in charge of posting on Friendster while you attend to other matters. Oh, my dear, you can be the ultimate jeje rider of all time. There are just so many ways. Ajejeje.
A COUNCIL OF WEIRDOS
BY LOICE NIPA
The UPSE Student Council creates initiatives and events that aim to improve the lives of the students of the school. From weekly council GAs to simple online sharing of statements regarding the current social issues, the UP SESC makes it their serious business to fulfill the duties of the position they ran for. Least do you, dear students of Econ, know that they are secretly a bunch of weirdos! Being the least weird of them all, let me show you a glimpse of how odd these people are. I have provided you a scale of how weird each member of the SESC is, 1 being quite normal and 10 being totally, weird-ass creepy. Of course, I rate myself a zero. I hope you know why.
9 DARRELL MAGSAMBOL CHAIRPERSON
RIA ZAPANTA VICE CHAIRPERSON
REG RODRIGUEZ ECON REP TO THE USC
This weirdo shares funny videos that aren’t really funny (ehem ‘Banayad Whiskey’) and dances intensely with his game face on. You should have seen him dance during one of SEAC’s parties… totally and insanely CREEPY.
Don’t be fooled by her sunshines and meadows… Ria drives barefoot and cries when it is traffic.
Reg is Reg. Everything about her is weird. She is the total package of weird, creepy, sabaw and insane! If you irritate her, she’d say “Whatever, YOLO!”, then leaves.
ANNE TRAJANO SECRETARIAT COUNCILOR
KEVIN MESA FINANCE COUNCILOR
HAZEL LIM MARKETING COUNCILOR
Whenever she isn’t talking about political issues, all Anne can comment is “Taraaaaaaaay” while switching open & licked lollipops with a friend during her free time.
His creepy response to everything is “SHURRRRRR”. WTH.
DJ Hazel’s advice to all first time MOMOL-ers out there: if you don’t know how to do it, just say “watermelon” while kissing. It’s just like lip-syncing with the lyrics of a new hit song. What very creepy advice, DJ…
JUS NUQUE MEDIA & PUB COUNCILOR
CEL HILARIO INTERNALS COUNCILOR
ARIS DACANAY EDRES COUNCILOR
Singing loudly ‘til others drop, dancing wildly like a gangsta in the hallways, and speaking paragraphs in a British accent. ‘Sane’ is not in her vocabulary.
Another person’s heartbreak, a farewell quote shared by a professor, a rainy day, and a dress - these brought her to literal tears, you won’t even be able to explain why.
Aris shares that he can fart on purpose… Mhm, good to know. Now stay far away.
RINO LAMARCA SAC COUNCILOR
BABA FORONDA STRAW COUNCILOR
RAMM ADVINCULA SENIOR BATCH REP
This Chuckie chocolate-y ‘tin’ man has a weirdly sensitive heart. And I thought metals don’t have feelings… He is weird but maybe on the good side of weird.
Weird ends with her name. I cannot see why or how she can be weird. Maybe she’s too busy fighting for the rights and welfare of the UPSE students. Baba is one of the good girls I just can’t… Kudos!
His proposed tagline during the elections “Bramm, bramm, bramm, bramm, brrrraam, ang tunog ng pagbabago”. Bringing in double pistols while on his motorcycle for change.
ZIA CORNEJO SENIOR BATCH REP
VALLA CALZADO JUNIOR BATCH REP
SAM CINCO SOPHOMORE BATCH REP
Loves eating fish fat so much that she once ate a whole of it but spit out half in a second so that she could save some for later. Saving the best for last, or some of it, in this case.
Her high-pitched voice and bursts of laughter are weird music to your ears. Her voice is a Valla radar. This gal books random flights and actually go to other countries ALONE, just because. Strangely adventurous!
This look-alike of the pop star Sarah Geronimo was such a die-hard fan of Harry Potter that she placed a poster of Daniel on her ceiling. Also, she dares to pick up cockroaches to freak her friends out. So guys, watch out!
CARA LATINAZO SOPHOMORE BATCH REP
VINCENT RAMOS FRESHMAN BATCH REP
RICHMOUNE SY FRESHMAN BATCH REP
This girl is game for anything. All she does is laugh at the other weird co-council members & says “Oki lang”. Smart move staying in the not-so-weird zone. But oh girl, being not weird just makes you more weird!
This cuddly buddy showers you with his bountiful “po” and “opo” and that’s just great! He also has a teasing bone and expresses it in his subtle, subtle way. When he does, he’s not just cuddly anymore- he’s just… fierce.
Hanging out with Kevin “Shur” Mesa makes his weirdo meter rise. You were supposed to be normal Richmoune, but you know what they say ‘Tell me who your friends are and I tell you who you are’.
I have warned you citizens of UPSE. Be wary of these crazy people. But don’t worry - they are still doing their jobs. You are in very good and capable hands… or not. Won’t say I told you so, Loice Nipa Your Anti-Weird Adviser
THE STUDENTS’ RIGHTS AND WELFARE TEAM’S ADVICE COLUMN | HEADED BY THE AMAZING BABA FORONDA
I have a major heart problem, figuratively. This is the classic case where I cannot choose whom to give my heart. There’s this guy I’m seeing and we have so much history already but lately he’s becoming something else. It’s as if the world is bombarding me with signs saying I should break up with him but I just can’t (even if I felt not taken care of that much or how I should be taken care of). There’s this other guy who’s been my friend for almost 4 years. We click in every way possible. And he really knows how to take care of me. I do not know for sure if he likes me (he’s a real gentleman to everyone). He just seems to be the guy for keeps. I’m torn between who I actually feel for and who I feel I’m more compatible with. It’s so unfair. I wish I could stay away from both of them but our worlds are too small.
I used to have a guy and he broke my heart. He cheated on me. It’s been about 6 months and I’m trying to move on. It’s hard when you really had feelings. I recently found out that I know his new girl (3rd after me). I don’t know if I should tell her about what kind of guy he is kasi siyempre I don’t want him to have new victims or to give him a chance to change pero I don’t think he deserves that. What should I do? Love, SadLady Dear SadLady,
Reading your problem, we think that going for the second guy is riskier than maintaining your relationship with the first, simply because, as you’ve said, “I do not know for sure if he likes me (he’s a real gentleman to everyone)”. At least for the first guy, you know that he somehow has feelings for you. The thing is, guys generally tend to keep their feelings bottled up and refrain from sharing them with others, so if I were you, I’d settle things once and for all by asking the first guy to have a long, sincere and personal talk with you. Tell him calmly that you’ve been having troubles with his attitude lately. Then, ask him what he’s going through, if he has any problems, and reassure him that you’re there for him and you want to work things out Hopefully, you’ll know why he’s been off lately through the talk. If you get nothing, or even negative things, out of the talk, then maybe it’s time to move on and try your luck with guy #2!
In the unwritten rules of the Girl Code, it’s a must to guard your fellow girls against guys who can break their hearts. However, this should not always be the case. On whether to tell the girl that her new boyfriend has a cheating history or not, your sole decision factor is the girl herself. How close are you to the girl? Do you consider her as a true friend or merely an acquaintance? How happy is she in her relationship with your ex? If you consider her as a friend, then you should tell her ASAP. It’s just right because as a friend, you should look out for her. If she’s merely an acquaintance, then you might want to double think telling her because she might take your “tip” negatively, especially if she’s happy in the relationship. She might also tell your ex what you did, and this might have repercussions on you. Long story short, tantsahin mo ‘yung babae. Try to feel how she’ll react to your tip, and decide whether to tell her or not from there. As much as your intentions of telling her are noble, you should also think about the consequences you could face.
Love, Yellow Peninsula Dear Yellow Peninsula,
Dear Cheverlu, Dear STRAW, How do I manage my time? Love, Cheverlu
Time management is really a problem for us students, especially those who have other extracurricular commitments like orgs (and love life). To properly manage your time, you’ll need a planner (though Google calendars and mobile calendars will also do). Always input important events such as exams and deadlines, give yourself deadlines (when you’ll do this certain homework, paper, prepare for org activities, study for exams, etc), and input these deadlines as well. Look at your planner regularly so you’ll always be reminded of the impending deadlines. This will motivate you to budget your time immediately. Second, make sure that you’ll be disciplined in fulfilling the deadlines you’ve set upon yourself. Avoid being tempted to slack-off, gimmick, etc. In short, avoid making excuses to not follow your schedule. Third and most importantly, always think long-term. A lot of people tend to start moving only when the deadline is near, as supported by the saying, “The deadline is the greatest motivation”. Don’t be like them. Start moving even when the deadline is far. In UP, exams and finals for all subjects are on the same week, and so if you’ll procrastinate shortly before hell week, you won’t get to study well and absorb the lessons properly (plus you’ll sacrifice a lot of sleep). Try your best to start studying during your free time (but make sure you also have time for other things non-academic). This will not only keep you up-to-date with the lessons, it will also make your hell week less hell. Managing your time properly is honestly hard as it requires serious discipline and foresight, but the sacrifice will be worth it in the end. <3, STRAW
RINO’S MEMES E-FILES
Rino is known for making memes that are exclusive to his batch. In a ploy to make the student body a part of the fun, E-Files brings you a special UPSE Edition for your heart’s delight.
PHOTOS FROM RINO’S STALKING ESCAPADES
FIRST SEMESTER AY 2013-2014 | PREPARED BY KEVIN MESA A. Statement of Cash Flows
Fees - Council Fee
Sponsorships - Maybank
Previous Council Funds
Sales - Lanyard
Rentals - Locker
Fees - Concessionaires
UPSE Acquaintance Party
Alay sa Personnel
B. Breakdown of Expenses (As Per Event)
FRESHMAN ORSEM (6/01)
SHIFTEE ORSEM (6/08)
Printing Expense (Primer)
Printing Expense (Awards)
Miscellaneous Expense (Water, etc.)
Miscellaneous (Water, etc.)
ORG FAIR (6/18-21)
ACQUAINTANCE PARTY (7/04)
Printing Expenses (Tarps)
Lights and Sounds
Food Expense (Corn)
Permits - BCO
Permits - BCO
LCC CONGRESS (6/27) Food Expense
STATA SEMINAR (7/03) Utility Fee
THESIS SEMINAR (7/18) Venue
SONA ANALYSIS (7/25)
KAPEKONOMIYA I (7/12) Printing Expenses
Miscellaneous (Water, etc.)
LCD and Mic Expense
ECON-AT-WORK (9/16) Transportation Expense
ALAY SA PERSONNEL (9/26)
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4-6 | SE Registration 7 | Start of Classes 12 | Self Defense Workshop 12-15 | Org Fair 14 | SESC Themed DG 15 | First Aid Workshop 15 | Auxicorp Recruitment Deadline 18 | Schoolympics Prelims II 19 | Thesis Seminar 21 | SESC Themed DG 25 | UP-DLSU Exchange 30 | Schoolympics XXIII
12 | Advanced Stata Seminar 18 | Lantern Parade and Culminating Activity
7 | Resumption of Classes 10 | Kapekonomiya 14 | Freshie DG 16 | ACLE 22 | Mid-semester 28 | Excel Seminar 30 | Auxicorp Project
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1 | National Economics Challenge 3-7 | Econ Week 11-14 | BRA Fundraiser 25 | No Classes (EDSA Day) 26 | Deadline of Dropping Subjects
6 | SAC Workshop 7 | Grand Pakain 14 | Legacy 21 | End of Classes 25-31 | Final Exams
23 | Grad Ball 25 | UPSE Graduation 27 | Commencement Exercises
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