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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferenceTrivia · 1 decade ago

Do you know any trivias about Univ. of the Philippines' Oblation and Oblation Run? Pls. Give me....Pls.....

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  • AvantG
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    1 decade ago
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    During last year's Oblation Run 2 women joined the runners at the last minute. They were holding up placards saying Equal Rights for Women. They were not part of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity who organizes the annual event. In fact, this angered the fraternity who wanted an investigation on what happened.

  • myllur
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    1 decade ago

    Oblation is the main symbol of the University of the Philippines, represented by a man with arms wide-stretched and face facing up, symbolizing selfless offering of one's self to his country.

    The original statue was made by sculptor Guillermo Tolentino. It was rumored that Fernando Poe, Sr., father of the Philippines' "King" of Action Movies, Fernando Poe, Jr., modeled for the effigy. The current Oblation located at the end of University Avenue in the U.P. Diliman campus is not the original sculpture. The original Oblation is now being kept in U.P. Diliman's Main Library.

    Oblation Run

    Today, the Oblation is commemorated annually during the Oblation Run held during December. Members of the Alpha Phi Omega, one of the leading fraternities in the country, run around the whole campus naked (a concept known as streaking). This is also done to protest their sentiments about a current political or economic situation.

    Contrary to popular notion, neophytes are not allowed to run. "All those who run are full-fledged members who have volunteered, explains Ojie Santillan, the fraternity's Auxiliary Chancellor. There is a misconception that the Oblation Run is something our neophytes have to undergo as part of their initiation. That’s not true. We never allow our applicants to join."

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