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The UP Oblation Run 2008

Today is the international founding date of Alpha Phi Omega, one of the prominent UP fraternities. What makes the fraternity exciting? The annual Oblation Run, what else!

The Oblation Run is an annually anticipated event of the fraternity where members run naked around the campus. It’s original intention was to express protest about a current political or economic situation. The practice started in 1977 to protest the banning of the movie, “Hubad na Bayani,” which depicted human rights abuses in the martial law era. Whether this intention remains true to this day is debatable. One thing is for sure, it is greatly anticipated by everyone, from UP or not.

Truth be told, I never watched any Oblation Run in UP in my four years in the university. Prude!

Today, as I was passing by the UP Iloilo Campus, here’s what I got:

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3 thoughts on “The UP Oblation Run 2008

  1. hi ate wendy! sa last job ko, sa loob actually mismo ng UP Diliman yung office namin. never had the chance to watch the oblation run since whenever i asked my officemates to accompany me, they just laugh at me and say mahilig daw talaga ako manood ng live show, haay naku… most of my officemates were from UP so di na sila interested while as me, it could have been my chance to witness one pero nahihiya rin ako non lumabas or manood mag-isa, hehe…

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