UP Cebu Admin Building

UP Cebu: 10-year before and after

UP Cebu Admin Building
UP Cebu Admin Building (c) 2013

It has been ten years since UP Cebu Batch 2005, Tribu Dos Singko, graduated from college. In the recent two years, much has changed in the campus.

1. Arts and Sciences Building and Parking Lot

For a long time, we had to endure the mud, dust, rain, and/or heat to go to classes in the Arts and Sciences Building. It was sometime in 2004 when the Student Council was able to convince the Cebu Provincial Government to prioritize the paving of the walk going to/from the AS Building. The province decided to construct the parking lot including a catwalk for the students.

UP Cebu AS Building and Parking Lot 2004
UP Cebu AS Building and Parking Lot circa 2004. Sadly this acacia tree was felled without consultation to give way to the gate and fence.
AS Building and Parking Lot (c) 2013
AS Building and Parking Lot (c) 2013. The AS Building area also now has huts in front and behind is the ACT-UP Union Building.
AS Building Payags
AS Building Payags

2. UP Cebu Open Field

Where softball, football, Cookout, and other rituals usually happen. The open field has been landscaped to include, just recently, the Joggers’ Path.

UP Cebu Open Field
Sitting by the “tomb”. UP Cebu Open Field (c) 2004. Photo by Dee Nicolas.
UP Cebu Open Field
Ian, son of Manang Lisa, and friends (c) 2004. Photo by Dee Nicolas.
New Open Field
Joggers’ Path with the Toblerone fence.

3. Bye Stonehenge, Shangri-la, BELboys, Hadsan tambayans

BELBoys Tambayan circa 2004
BELBoys Tambayan circa 2004
Stone Henge 2004
Stone Henge 2004. Tribu Dos Singko Amazing Race Briefing.
Stone Henge 2004.
Stone Henge 2004. Tribu Dos Singko Amazing Race Briefing.

The creatively named tambayans already gave way to much sturdier unnamed structures.

UP Cebu tambayans
Across the College Secretary’s Office, are the new UP Cebu student tambayans complete with lights and outlets for the well-‘gadgeted’ Iskolar ng Bayan.
New landscape
Welcome to UP Cebu’s new landscape.

4. Art installations

The art installations of the Fine Arts program of 10 or more years ago have come to be replaced by newer editions.

UP Cebu ID Art Installation
ID Art Installation (c) 2004. Photo by Dee Nicolas.
UP Cebu Fine Arts Installation
Fine Arts installation (c) 2004. Photo by Dee Nicolas.
UP Cebu Fine Arts Installation
UP Cebu Fine Arts Installation (c) 2004. Photo by Dee Nicolas.
UP Cebu: Art Installation by Prof. Raymund Fernandez - Alpirel
UP Cebu: Art Installation by Prof. Raymund Fernandez – Alpirel. (c) 2004 Photo by Dee Nicolas.
Ichthus
Ichthus. Photo by Jezrelle Rasonabe (c) 2013.
Art installation UP Cebt
Art installation at the Undergrad Building. Photo by Jezrelle Rasonabe, 2013.

5. UP Cebu signage

UP Cebu signage
UP Cebu signage prior to it being taken down around 2013/2014.
UP seal
UP Cebu seal prior to its makeover and replacement.
New brass signage, 2015
The old concrete signage has given way to the new brass signage, 2015.

 

UP seal and signage
The concrete UP seal was painted to replace its usual white tone. The concrete letters were replaced with brass ones.

6. UP Cebu Library

Perhaps, the UP Cebu Library is one of the places the alumni of UP Cebu will no longer recognize with its renovation and new equipment. (You may want to read: UP Cebu Library is back!)

The newly renovated library.
The newly renovated library. Photo taken from UP Cebu Library Facebook page.
UP Cebu Library
The newly renovated library complete with Mac workstations. Photo taken from UP Cebu Library Facebook page.
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