Welcome to the Academic Year 2015-2016!! Are you looking for events and activities in the campus? Let What’s UP be your daily guide to UP Diliman happenings. Check it out regularly to update and plan your schedules. Enjoy!
We are also inviting all UP Diliman student organizations, councils, performing groups, faculty, colleges, units and offices to share your upcoming events in What’s UP and the UP Diliman OICA Facebook page. Just click the ‘Post your event’ tab to submit the details and we will post the event details and pub mat. Happy posting!
Everyone is invited to "Pagdiriwang ng Pag-inog at Pagsulong: UP Foundation Day 2015" - a special concert celebrating the 107th year of the University of the Philippines on June 18, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the University Theater.
The concert features the UP Cherubim and Seraphim, UP Dance Company, UP Filipiniana Dance Gorup, UP Pep Squad, UP Rondalla, UP Streetdance Club, JM Cabling, Micaela Pineda, Banaue Miclat, Gerphil "Fame" Flores and National Artist Bienvenido Lumbera. The concert is open to the public and admission is free.
Tickets are available at UPD-OICA 3/F UP Theater, from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm (M-F). For inquiries, please call (632) 928 1928 or 981 8500 local 2659.
UP Diliman OICA would like to thank the campus community and everyone who celebrated UP Diliman Month 2015 with us through the various events held on February, with some even continuing on until the end of March. Sponsored by the UP Diliman Office of the Chancellor, the activities and events manifested and articulated the theme, "Dangal ng Lunan, Tayog ng Hiraya (Pride of Place, Boldness of Vision)", and tapped the creative wellsprings of UP Diliman's artists, performing groups and athletes in a diverse yet coherent expression of our aspirations and efforts.
Visit the "Pride of Place, Boldness of Vision" Public Art Installation Projects by Leo Abaya, Ohm David, Toym Imao ang Ling Quisumbing Ramilo located in different venues around UP Diliman's Academic Oval. These art installations are part of the UP Diliman Month 2015 celebration and may be viewed until March 31, 2015.
Join us in the celebration of the UP Diliman Month this February 2015! Here is a calendar of the main activities sponsored by the UPD Office of the Chancellor through the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA).
UPD-OICA needs a Student Assistant! To apply, bring your resume and class schedule (2nd Semester, AY 2014-2015) to our office - 3rd Floor, UP Theater, Osmeña corner Magsaysay Avenues, UP Diliman, QC. For inquiries, please contact 928 1928 or 981 8500 loc 2659.
Abangan ang pagsisindi ng ilaw bilang hudyat ng simula ng pagdiriwang ng Pasko sa UP Diliman! Magkita-kita tayo sa Disyembre 1, 6 ng gabi sa Oblation Plaza, Quezon Hall. Para sa karagdagang impormasyon, paki tawagan ang OICA sa 928 1928 o 981 8500 lokal 2659.
Italian pianist Christian Leotta held a Master Class at the Abelardo Hall Auditorium of the College of Music last November 12, 2014. Student participants were Jet Stephen Chong from the Philippine High School for the Arts, Robelle Linster C. Alalong of the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music, and two piano majors from the UP College of Music - Paolo Panagsagan and Betina Bernabe. The event was organized by the Embassy of Italy to the Philippines, UP Department of European Languages, UP College of Music and UP Diliman OICA.
Maestro Leotta was in Manila as part of his Asian concert tour. He held a very successful concert at the Cultural Center of the Philippines on November 11, 2014 featuring masterpieces by Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Shubert, Gioachino Rossini and Ludwig van Beethoven.
We are now accepting PROJECT PROPOSALS for cultural and artistic events to be held on February 2015, as part of the DILIMAN ARTS MONTH. Please submit your proposals on or before Wednesday, 19 November 2014.
See http://www.oica.upd.edu.ph/grants/ for the guidelines and downloadable forms. For inquiries, kindly contact Ms. Malou Arandia at telephone numbers 928 1928 & 981 85 00 loc 2659 or email email@example.com.
The Embassy of Italy to the Philippines, UP College of Music and OICA are inviting everyone to a Harp and Guitar performance and master class featuring Italian musicians Roberto Porroni and Marta Pettoni, on Saturday the 11th of October 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Bulwagan ng Dangal, Lower Ground Floor, Gonzales Hall, University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.
Admission is free. Write to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UP Diliman student organizations and councils are invited to GRANTS, GIGS & GIMMICKS 2014!
Register now at OICA, 3/F UP Theater. For inquiries, call telephone (02) 928 1928 or 981 8500 VoIP 2659 or email email@example.com.
3D Sinnovations, a leading Australian 3D printer manufacturer donated three (3) units of Mega Prusa Starter Kits to U.P. Diliman. The recipients of the donation are U.P. Diliman colleges, namely the College of Fine Arts, College of Architecture, and the College of Home Economics.
The donation was arranged by the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA) and a formal turnover ceremony of the donations to the Office of the Chancellor was held on September 23, 2014 at The Executive House. The short ceremony was attended by Chancellor Michael L. Tan, 3D Sinnovations president Mr. Thomas Chow, 3D Stuffmaker president Mr. Rob Grosche, OICA Director Jose Danilo A. Silvestre and the college Deans - Arch. Mary Ann A. Espina of the College of Architecture, Prof. Leonardo C. Rosete of the College of Fine Arts, and Dr. Aurorita T. Roldan of the College of Home Economics.
Are you looking forward to attending events and joining activities in the campus? Let What's UP be your guide to happenings in UP Diliman. Check it regularly to update and plan your schedules.
All UP Diliman student organizations, councils, performing groups, faculty, colleges, units and offices are also encouraged to share their upcoming events ahead of time. Just click the 'Post your event' tab to submit the details and we'll post it in What's UP and OICA Facebook page.
Heritage and intercultural dialogue for a sustainable development: The Role of Young Generation from November 10 to 13, 2014. The festival will be an opportunity for students, graduates, and young professionals to network in Florence, exchange experiences and ideas in an international contest, discuss topics covered by the ICOMOS General Assembly 2014.
UP Diliman marked this year’s UP Foundation Day with a two-part celebration. The festivities, led by the Office of the Chancellor thru the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts commenced with a special flag-raising ceremony on 18 June 2014, and concluded with an outdoor dance concert at the same venue on 20 June 2014.
The special flag-raising ceremony titled “Sayaw-Galaw UP” featured an early morning (7:30am) parade around the Academic Oval participated by UP Diliman and System officials, faculty, staff, students - varsity teams, performing groups, the UP Pep Squad and the UP ROTC Symphonic Band. UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UP Diliman Chancellor Michael L. Tan welcomed the parade participants as they arrived at the Oblation Plaza.
UP Diliman commemorates the 106th U.P. Foundation Day this year. The Office of the Chancellor thru the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts has prepared a two-part celebration which will set off on Wednesday, 18 June 2014 7:30 am, with a special flag-raising ceremony at the Oblation Plaza, Quezon Hall, and will culminate in an outdoor dance concert at the same venue on Friday, 20 June 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
The special flag-raising ceremony titled “Sayaw-Galaw UP” will feature a parade around the Academic Oval at 7:15 a.m., lively community dancing to be led by the UP Pep Squad, a “ritwal ng pag-aalay” by Dulaang UP, and musical numbers by the UP Singing Ambassadors.
"The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA) of the University of the Philippines Diliman, will be participating in the “Time Space Existence” Exhibit at the Palazzo Mora in Venice, Italy organized by the Global Art Affairs Foundation, from 7 June to 23 November 2014.
"The participation marks the first time that the Philippines, through an institutional delegation, joins the prestigious Venice Architecture Biennale, intended to pave the way for the country to participate officially in the next Biennale in 2016.
"The Palazzo Mora exhibit is a Collateral Event of the 2014 International Architecture Biennale curated by Rem Koolhaas, along the theme 'Fundamentals.'”
103rd General Commencement Exercises of the University of the Philippines held on April 27, 2014 at the University Amphitheater, UP Diliman, Quezon City. The commencement speaker Supreme Court Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes P.A. Sereno.
(MAR. 4)—It was a great way to cap off Diliman Month.
After a three-year absence, the Diliman-wide faculty talent show, aka Hagikhikan, was staged on February 28 at the University Theater. Two shows, a 3 p.m. matinee and 7 p.m. gala performance was arranged.
More than 200 UPD faculty members from 14 academic units presented musical numbers ranging from cute to screwball to downright shocking, trading in their usual attire for stockings and outrageous wigs.
The evening kicked off with an explosive opening by the UP Pep Squad with all-out performances by professors Danilo Silvestre and Mary Delia Tomacruz.
This was followed by an extensive performance by Professors Amador Peleo IV, Jan Robert Go, Kerby Alvarez and Cathlyne Joy Alvarez from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, who danced to a medley of 90’s pop hits.
Mixing fantasy with pop culture, the College of Education did a small skit where young lovers “Chichay” and “Joaquin” are sucked into an alternate dimension and tempted by various characters to the tune of “Legs” by Hagibis and “Macho Man” by the Village People.
(MAR. 3)—An exhibit featuring works of Mexican artist Oscar Gutman formally opened on Feb. 20 at the University Theater’s Forefront.
Funded by the Office of the Chancellor through the Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA), the exhibit entitled “El Color de los Sueños” is part of the UP Diliman Month as well as a continuing collaboration and exchange of goodwill between UPD and the Embassy of Mexico in Manila.
Let's celebrate UP Diliman Month this February! The following is a rundown of the main activities for UP Diliman Month 2014, sponsored by the Office of the Chancellor through the UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA):
Maraming salamat po sa mga nagbigay ng donasyon para sa mga nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda sa ginanap na Handel's Messiah concert sa University Theater nitong Disyembre 10, 2013!
Sa mga nais pang magpaabot ng tulong, maaaring ninyong tingnan ang poster ng Tulong UP! para sa impormasyon tungkol sa donasyon. Muli, maraming salamat at mabuhay kayo!
Ang lahat ay inaanyayahan sa “pag-Iilaw 2013” sa Lunes, ika-2 ng Disyembre 2013, 6:00 n.h. sa Oblation Plaza. Samahan niyo kami sa pagsindi ng ilaw sa kampus at paghatid ng payak ngunit makabuluhang pagdiriwang ng Kapaskuhan sa ating komunidad sa pamamagitan ng malugod at taos-pusong pagkanta ng mga awiting Pamasko.
The UP Diliman Office of the Chancellor through the College of Music, Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA), and the UP Theater proudly presents the much awaited HANDEL’s MESSIAH, A Christmas Concert on Tuesday, December 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the UP Theater.
This year, this annual free event will be offered as a benefit concert for the families affected by typhoon Yolanda. During the show, organizers will be accepting cash donations which will be channeled to the UP Foundation.
The UP Diliman Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA) is inviting student organizations of UP Diliman to “Grants, Gigs & Gimmicks!” to be held on Monday, 25 November 2013, at the Aldaba Hall, University Theater Complex, Magsaysay Avenue, UP Diliman, Quezon City. Registration is required.
For inquiries, please contact Ms. Malou Arandia at (+63 2) 928 1928 or (+63 2) 981 8500 local 2659.
The Embassy of the Czech Republic in Manila, UP Diliman Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA), and the Department of Voice, Music Theater, and Dance of the University of the Philippines College of Music present Czech lyric soprano Noema Erba in a mini-concert and voice workshop on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, 3:00 pm at the Bulwagan Ng Dangal, Roxas Avenue, UP Diliman, QC. Accompanying Ms. Erba on the piano will be Prof. Augusto “Agot” Espino of the UP College of Music.
This event is held in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations between the Philippines and the Czech Republic.
“BAGWIS: Birds of UP Diliman” is a photo exhibition of UP Diliman’s avian treasures which aims to promote awareness, appreciation, conservation and pride of place. The exhibit curated by bird watcher/photographer/writer and UP faculty Prof. Reuel M. Aguila is the second in the series of cultural and artistic projects which carry the “Pride of Place” theme. Bagwis features photographs of bird species found in UP Diliman, most of these were taken during the last five years with the participation of mostly UP Diliman photographers (faculty, staff and alumni). It also features the bird sound recordings done by Prof. Maria Christine Muyco (UP College of Music).
(June 24)—Tall cogon grass covering Diliman’s expanse, young acacia trees hardly noticeable along the Academic Oval, the dusty and dirt road that is the University Avenue and massive colonnaded buildings standing few and far between: this was how UP Diliman (UPD) looked in its early years, images that present occupants can only get to see in pages of old yearbooks.
Now, UPD has the rare privilege of seeing how the campus evolved since UP’s transfer from Manila in 1949 through the exhibit The Celluloid Campus: The University of the Philippines in the Cinematic Imagination at the University Theater Lobby.
The exhibit features eight stills from vintage Filipino movies, 16 photos of UPD buildings from the 1940s to the 1960s and an aerial photo of UPD in the 1960s—all reproduced in large scale. Also featured are footages of 23 Filipino movies from the 1950s to early 2000 which were shot on location in UPD and the movie Charito, I Love You (1957), a musical romance set in UP starring then film luminaries Charito Solis and Leroy Salvador.
(June 18)—UP Diliman marked UP’s founding today with a special flag-raising ceremony this morning at the Quezon Hall.
UP President Alfredo E. Pascual and UPD Chancellor Caesar A. Saloma led the UP System and Diliman officials and university constituents present, in honoring the Philippine flag and UP colors. The UP Rayadillo and Honor Guards hoisted the flags while the UP ROTC Symphonic Band ,under the baton of Prof. Rodney Ambat, played Lupang Hinirang and UP Naming Mahal.
Text by Justine Jordan
Photos by Anjon Galauran and Luis Hidalgo, UP Aperture
The University of the Philippines celebrated its 105th founding anniversary this year with an attempt to bring back the community’s love and care for UP.
This year’s theme is “Pride of Place.” As the Office for the Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA) explained, they wanted to rekindle the students’ pride and care for the University’s buildings, facilities and environment.
“It is a general feeling that we’ve lost that important emotional attachment. We had it, but we lost the respect,” said OICA Director Jose Danilo Silvestre.
He noted the “physical deterioration” of buildings and equipment, and noted the contribution of littering to this gradual “loss of respect.”
(March 15)--The bust of Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky was formally unveiled and turned over to UP Diliman (UPD) in a simple ceremony on March 12, 6 p.m. at the Bulwagan ng Dangal (BnD).
The bust is a creation of Russian sculptor Gregory Pototsky, who is known for his gallery of bronze portraits of outstanding contemporary figures. The bust is made of bronze and has a dimension of 47.5x25.5x29 cm.
At the ceremony, Prof. Jose Danilo A. Silvestre, UPD Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (UPDOICA) director and UP Theater Complex (UPTC) Officer-in-Charge said Pototsky is known for his generous donations of artworks and is not new to the Philippines, having donated eight of his works across the nation.