(December 5)—It’s the season of giving in UPD in the aftermath of typhoon Yolanda. The theme for this year’s festivities, “Pasko 2013: Maalab na Serbisyo Publiko ng Mapagkalingang Kampus,” reflects this shift in focus as UPD’s traditional lavish festivities are scaled down and reconceptualized to benefit the survivors of recent natural disasters in the Visayas region.
8 UPD students are Samsung scholars
(December 11)—Eight UP Diliman freshmen received scholarships from Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) through the Samsung Liyab Scholarship program in a ceremony held on December 5 at the Asian Center-GT Toyota Gallery Room.
UP StreetDance, UP Pep Squad are top performers
(December 10)—Two performing teams—the UP StreetDance Club (UPSDC) and the UP Varsity Pep Squad (Pep)—have once again done UP proud.
The UPSDC won the championship in the Skechers Streetdance Battle 9, (SSB) held November 23 at the Mall of Asia Arena.
CSSP hosts “headless pair”
(December 4)—An arresting pair occupies the AS Steps.
Set beneath a giant Christmas parol not far from the Philippine flag on Palma Hall’s second floor is a pair of two 13-foot headless statues, an artwork by visual artist Toym Imao. Unveiled last November 29, the public art “Head of State” is part of the University’s celebration of Andres Bonifacio’s sesquicentennial birth anniversary.
Experts meet on more sustainable built environment
(December 4)—Strength, resiliency and sustainability. These are the three key requirements for a sustainable built environment, say the experts at the SB13 Manila international conference.
Held from November 25 to 27 at the Richmonde Hotel in Eastwood City, Libis, Quezon City, this year’s conference talked about “Sustainable Buildings: Buildings, Infrastructures and Communities in Emerging Economies.”