The picture above is a photo of Upsilonians at the entrance to UP from Commonwealth Avenue. The University of the Philippines marker still exists today, but as you can see, the trees of today weren’t there yet. You can even see Quezon Hall far in the background. I actually don’t know most of the details behind the picture above. I’m not sure when it was taken, but surely it was from a time decades ago when college boys were still wearing that style of fashion, and before the time First Lady Imelda Marcos had trees planted all along the entrance to and along University Avenue in the 70’s. My guess is that the photo was taken sometime during the late sixties or early seventies.
The fraternity, formed in 1918, is aside from being one of the oldest surviving formations in the University of the Philippines, is also Asia’s oldest Greek-letter fraternity. We shall be celebrating our 89th anniversary this year with a series of events this November and December.
To start of the month, we shall be screening 2006 Cinemalaya Independent Film Festival’s Best Picture, Tulad ng Dati which was directed and produced by Mike Sandejas (batch 1991). The film also won that year’s festival’s best editing and best sound awards. The special screening will be on Tuesday, November 13, at 7 in the evening at the UP Cine Adarna (Film Center). It’s FREE ADMISSION. I hope to see you there. I’d appreciate it! Also watch out for our other events. I shall be posting about them in another entry.