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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. Continue reading UP Cebu: 10-year before and after

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UP Cebu Library is back!


The UP Cebu Main Library is now back in operation in time for the start of the 1st Semester of this school year. Two years after it was closed and relocated into smaller libraries, it is again home in its familiar building. The building had to be retrofitted and reinforced after the 2013 earthquake (epicenter in Bohol) exposed concerns regarding the structure.

Those who are used to its olden look since its establishment two decades back are in for a surprise. Modern, spacious, and furnished with workstations, the new library would be a go to place to study, and, of course, tambay and sleep.

As for the book collection, I hope significant additions are on the way.

UP Cebu Library
The building, which houses the UP Cebu Library and Conference Hall, is standing again after the needed retrofitting and reinforcement.
UP Cebu Library
The Mac for those who wish to access online journals and ebooks.
UP Cebu Library
Comfy seats
UP Cebu Library
Individual workstations for those who wish to study alone.

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(All photos grabbed from UP Cebu Library Facebook Page.

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Miriam (banat) jokes

Sen. Miriam Defensor Santiago recently graced the UP Cebu graduation as its guest
speaker. Widely anticipated were her jokes:

Use Obama in a sentence.

Answer: If I’m all alone, I’m Obama-self. Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago is the guest speaker at UP Cebu's graduation rites.

If you want to break up with your boyfriend or girlfriend after graduation, Sen. Santiago gave these witty lines:

Password ka ba?


Hindi kasi kita kayang kalimutan pero kaya kitang palitan.

If that is not enough to convince your partner, the Miriam says:

Bachelor’s degree ka ba?


Kasi tapos na ako sa iyo.

Finally, a harsher one:

Summer ka ba?


Kasi wala kang class.

Keeping up with The Legal Wife theme:

I have one husband.

And as far as I can tell he seems to be morally disciplined. At least when I’m around.

Corruption and politics were also the theme of her jokes:

“Sa tindi ng traffic sa Manila, asahan mo masasagupa mo mga driver na mga may road rage, drug addicts, sex addicts. May isa rin sa Senado.”

“Nagkaroon ng pagkakataon ng tig-isang tanong kay God ang mga Presidente ng China, USA at Pilipinas,

Nauna ang China

CHINA: God kailan mawawala sa bansa ko ang corruption at kahirapan?
GOD: 300 years anak.
CHINA: Umiyak ang presidente ng China. Naku patay nako niyan.

Sumunod nagtanong ang USA

USA: God kailan mawawala sa bansa ko ang corruption at kahirapan?
GOD: 500 years anak.
USA: umiyak ang presidente ng USA, patay nako bago mangyari yan

Sumunod nagtanong ang presidente ng Pilipinas.

PILIPINAS: God kailan po mawawala sa bansa ko ang corruption at kahirapan?

Umiyak si God.


She also dished out a classic Juan Tamad joke:

Teacher asks students: Ano gusto mo paglaki mo?
Pedro: Gusto ko tulong kapwa.
Jose: Gusto ko doktor para tulong kapwa.
Kiko: Gusto ko mayor para tulong kapwa.
Maria: Gusto lingkod kapwa.
Juan Tamad: Gusto ko maging KAPWA.

Here is the full video of Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago’s speech by ACT-UP Cebu:

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Jump shots

Jump shots are hard to capture. But when you capture one, the image shows childishness usually uncaught in shotgun photos.



wizard fight

graduated takeoff


more splash

virtual luksong tinik

off to the pool, spread-eagled

cheery group jump

more cheery group jump

first photo attempt of wizard fight

first photo attempt of running jumps

More photos here: Jump Shots

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