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UP Diliman: A Lab for Livability?

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Originally, Philippine towns were planned like UP—where residents lived, worked, shopped and played within the same compact space. (PDI Photos/Kimberly dela Cruz)

On most days, I take a bicycle ride to burn some calories and clear the cobwebs from my mind. As soon as I leave the village gate, the city assaults me with its storm and stress: a seemingly chaotic swirl of noise, traffic, crowds and diesel exhaust.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos,Sunday Inquirer Magazine | Read More »

Ingenuity takes to the streets in a time of calamity

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“BULUL” sculpture of the Ifugao KRISTA RODRIGUEZ

The Lantern Parade is the longest-standing tradition of the University of the Philippines Diliman. But in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda”’s rage, many UP officials initially decided not to proceed with the annual parade and come up with a simple exhibit or display instead.

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How to make a pitch

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Much has been said about marketing and its importance in Friday’s undeniably consumerist world. Beyond being about advertising and going after the quick buck, marketing is essentially about exchanges and interactions between people, involving products, services and ideas.

Posted: November 29th, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

The spirits of UP Diliman

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The Diliman campus of the University of the Philippines is believed to be one of the most haunted campuses in Metro Manila. Here are some scary stories which prove that there just might be some truth to this hunch.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

‘What is your style resolution for 2013?’

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Jan Robert Nicandro, 20,
University of the Cordilleras

Posted: February 22nd, 2013 in 2BU | Read More »

‘Collection,’ a new play from Floy Quintos closes Dulaang UP’s 37th season

Jeremy Domingo as the shrewd auctioneer Carlo Vibal in Floy Quintos’s “Collection”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

What happens to a society that is overrun by greed and materialism? By shifting moral values and by acquisitive desires?

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Joey Reyes, Rick Rocamora, Carlos Celdran headline TED talks in UP Diliman

Visionary journalist-editor Roby Alampay is model-poster boy for TEDxDiliman . CONTRIBUTED IMAGE

For the second straight year, TEDxDiliman, a locally hosted version of the popular TED conference, will take place on September 15 at the Malcolm Theater of the University of the Philippines in Diliman.

Posted: September 10th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Floats as art, conscience, punchline

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If there’s one thing Lady Gaga, Manny Pacquiao, an Ifugao tribesman, lambanog and a grande-sized caramel frappuccino have in common, it’s that they are all part of UP Diliman’s Lantern Parade—as incarnations made from various plastic, cardboard and paper mache materials, along with kimono-clad shojos, LGBT rights advocates in violet, and UP’s very own ikot jeepney.

Posted: January 20th, 2012 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

How speech class gave me self-confidence

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Have you ever tried to tell people something but just couldn’t get your point across? Have you experienced mental block on a job interview?

Posted: October 8th, 2011 in 2BU,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

A debonair trio

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The intimate charm of chamber music lured the full capacity audience of Balay Kalinaw (House of Peace) Conference Hall in UP Diliman, which recently listened to the collaborative artistry of violinist Joseph Esmilla, pianist Rudolf Golez and cellist Victor Michael Coo. The three are noted concert soloists who had previously played in a solo recital [...]

Posted: August 29th, 2011 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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