Saturday, December 13, 2008

U.P. 2008 Belen Contest

Well, it's Christmas time in U.P.-Diliman!  People studying and living around the area annually anticipate the Lantern Parade and the Oblation Run.  But for the past couple of years, the U.P. Administration has added an additional event: the Belen Contest.  The contest is participated by the different local college councils in campus.  For this year, Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs, Ma'am Betsy Enriquez wanted former USC officers to judge the contest.  I was one of those chosen.

So, I went last Friday and met my fellow judges.  Percy Cendana (USC Chairman '97-'98) and Mariz Umali (USC Councilor '98-'99).  Nagkita-kita kami sa OVSCA and Ma'am Betsy's GA, Brian, brought us around campus.  Of the 25 colleges and schools, only 14 student councils were able to participate.  I forgot the exact theme of the contest, but I remember it was about Likhaing Pinoy.  Most of the belens used recycled materials.  Some had were good.  Some looked plain.  And there were some na okay siguro on paper pero pumalpak sa execution.

Here are some pictures:

The judges having a fun time discussing an entry.  

Asian Center

College of Law LSG

Asian Institute of Tourism SC


College of Human Kinetics SC


School of Statistics SC

College of Engineering SC


Hindi ko napicturan yung sa Architecture, Educ at UPEPP.  Sa December 17 i-a-announce kung sino ang 1st, 2nd at 3rd Place.

It was nice to visit my alma mater again.

Maligayang Pasko, U.P.!

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