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Why ‘Change of Thrones’ this UP Cookout 2015?

Are you ready for UP Cebu’s biggest student-organized event, Iskolar?
On November 13, 2015, expect to see the crowd cheering, clapping, and smiling while witnessing one of the biggest nights in UP Cebu. From 6 PM until 6 AM the next day, the majority of the UP Cebu population won’t be sleeping.
It's the 'UP Cookout 2015: Change of Thrones!' UP Cebu Student Council and UNO Productions, the graduating class of BA Mass Communication, will give everyone a night of music, dance, art to remember!
What’s the good news? This event is OPEN TO EVERYONE!

CHANGE OF THRONES


This year’s UP Cookout will have the timely theme of ‘Change of Thrones’ inspired by the hit TV series ‘Game of Thrones.’ What’s the catch? ‘UP Cookout 2015: Change of Thrones’ will tackle election-related issues.
May 2016 is a few months to go. This year’s UP Cebu social awareness campaign deals with the upcoming national election and aims to educate the public about the current political trends.
As part of the so…

List of Top Universities in Cebu

Who are the top performing universities in Cebu?
It’s difficult to find the top universities in Cebu without the guidelines for such list. If given a chance, I wouldn’t want to create this blog, and it’s the CHED and other academic institution’s job to come up with this list. Giving my personal opinion doesn’t make a credible source and I know that students will always insert their opinion and extend their support to their university.
Having a credible list is definitely a challenge. The following can be basis for your personal ranking: board exam rating, performance of graduates, courses offered, teacher quality, and teacher-to-student class ratio.

With that, I need your help by voting the best universities in Cebu. If you believe that the university included on this list isn’t performing well, you can vote it down.


(Disclaimer: This is an unofficial ranking and only based on the respondent's views and opinions. This does not represent the blog site's opinion in general.)

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How To Survive the UP Cebu Lifestyle According to Alumni

The University of the Philippines Cebu is looked up to as among the top universities in Cebu and the Visayas. That label is not drawn from thin air. The UP Cebu lifestyle is unique, being the university that demands the most out of its students. More than academic excellence, UP Cebu students are expected to be involved with the community at large in living up to their Iskolar ng Bayan tag. If that in itself is not yet too daunting as an expectation to live up to, the UP Cebu lifestyle also requires learning to get along with different personalities, make do with meager learning resources, help shape up school policies, uphold academic freedom, and stand up for what you think is right. Because of such a demanding lifestyle, not every UPCAT passer ends his or her UP Cebu journey with a diploma in hand.
But there are those who made it to the end, some barely surviving yet some doing it with flying colors. We asked those who went through living the UP Cebu lifestyle and earned their muc…

10 Lovely Photos of UP Cebu on Instagram

Have you fallen in love with UP Cebu yet? If not, this collection of photos might just do that.
Upon doing a regular search on Instagram one day, I realized that UP Cebu is a picturesque university that is both close to nature and, of course, close to the heart of every Iskolar.
Here are 10 lovely photos were taken inside the UP Cebu campus that proved this place is full of stories we all want to hear. As a UP Cebu graduate, here are 10 things I realized while looking at these photos.

1. We Know Oble
A photo posted by Rebekah (@_rebekahxd_) on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:56pm PDT
We have met Oble since we stepped into this university, or even before. We have been children of Oble that know one thing: we are here not just to study but be involved in the community. 

2. We Are Oble
A photo posted by Trinidad C. S. (@chmarkme) on Mar 23, 2015 at 8:38pm PDT
You may have noticed it yet but we are the Oblation. As Oble, we are brave enough to speak out the reality.

3. We Fight For Our Rights
A photo post…

Best of Zuprome: Good Vibes Blog About UP Cebu

UP Cebu will always have a special place in my heart. During the four years of my college life, University of the Philippines Cebu has been my home.
Since I started blogging, I have always wanted to write something for the UP Cebu community. Unlike other universities with bigger population, UP Cebu only comprises about 1,500 students in one academic year.
Despite the small population, UP Cebu has proudly produced graduates who are best in their fields. During their stay in UP Cebu, they have created memories and to preserve these memories is one of the goals why I wanted write about UP Cebu.
Here are the blog posts I have written about UP Cebu and I hope that these will bring good vibes to your heart, Iskolar:

10 Lovely Photos of UP Cebu on Instagram
Have you fallen in love with UP Cebu yet? If not, this collection of photos might just do that.


Do’s and Don’ts in UP Cebu
While studying in UP Cebu, there are unwritten rules that the community can break or follow. Here are some of them!

1…

The President You Should Vote in the 2016 Philippine Election

Are you ready for the 16th President of the Republic of the Philippines?
May 2016 is a few months away. As it draws nearer, more and more people will be frustrated by our politicians trying to become celebrities and celebrities trying to become politicians. 
UP Cebu will help you in selecting the next president. Educating everyone about the platforms and past performances of our politicians is key to a better Philippines. While it is next to impossible that the population will elect only those people who are sincere to serve and not because these politicians have invested sums of money into the pockets of the voters, let us not lose hope that one day this country will rise from poverty and illiteracy through education.

In UP Cebu, the annual celebration of UP Cookout takes place this November 2015. It’s theme for this year: CHANGE OF THRONES. The story behind it? 2016 Philippine Election. 
On one of its social media activities, UP Cebu community was asked on the characteristics of th…

#BalakPaMore: Cebuano Poetry in Random Corners of Cebu

Do you know where’s the Capital City of Cebuano Poetry? With no doubt in mind, it’s Cebu. Unofficially, of course.
For the past few weeks, Cebu City has been filled with Cebuano poems locally called as balak being posted in random corners like the street walls, electric posts, skywalk, and other public places!
Here are some places that Cebuano poems were posted:

1. Water Drum

A photo posted by Kristia Bait-it (@imkristia21) on Sep 30, 2015 at 12:36am PDT

This poem of Melquiadito Allego, BATHALAD (a Cebuano literary community) founder, is posted in of one of the most obscure places in Cebu City. Do you find this romantic in any sense?


2. Truck Tire
A photo posted by Gwyneth Rule Estenzo (@gwynethestenzow) on Sep 29, 2015 at 5:21am PDT

This artwork of Marjorie Evasco is sitting on an abandoned tired somewhere in Lahug. Seeing this will prove that poetry is indeed becoming part of our society!


3. Side Walk
A photo posted by Sherry Rose La Grido Indino (@sherryindino97) on Sep 30, 2015 at 3:…

The problem with collective activism

While about to sleep on my bed one night, the dogs started to bark outside. Without a second, our dog, Sky, started to follow the rest of the dogs in our neighborhood. It took about some minutes before Sky went back to sleep. This behavior of dogs that they immediately bark upon hearing the rest of their pack outside is interesting since they don’t really know what they were barking for.
The behavior of the dogs can mirror the idea of collective activism. There are people who believe that activism is becoming a member of the majority and following the orders of the leaders of the group without full knowledge on the issues they raise. 
What I love about dogs like Sky is that they are highly trainable. With a good dog trainer around, they can easily learn tricks taught to them. They are very receptive to new knowledge and are very willing to fully grasp lessons as long as they are taught comprehensively.
Recently, I decided to disrupt the popular opinion that there was “2.2 billion bud…