If you pass by the walk in between AS (Palma Hall) and the Faculty Center (Rizal Hall), you might have noticed the STAND-UP (Student Alliance for the Advancement of Democratic Rights – UP) painting the past month. Yep, we painted the road last December 9 in celebration of our eleventh anniversary this year.
STAND-UP is the broadest student alliance in UP Diliman made up of more than thirty student organizations, fraternities and sororities. Founded in 1996, it is the leading militant student political party in the university (for more of its pre-1996 history, click here). Often branded by its rivals as the party of traditional and ‘dogmatic’ activists, STAND-UP distinguishes itself from other student political parties in UP by linking the struggles of the students with the issues of the different sectors of the community, not only in the local but also national level.