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Batch 2013 prepares for UPCAT

7/30/2012 08:54:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

UPIS Batch 2013 held their pre-UPCAT activity last Saturday, July 28 at the Multipurpose Hall.

#13atch Picture. UPIS Batch 2013 is all-smiles after their
 pre-UPCAT activity last July 28. (c) Paolo Aljibe
The activity organized by this year’s Senior Council (SC) was dubbed “Blast from the Past” and aimed to strengthen batch unity, and ease stress due to the upcoming college entrance exams. UPIS batches traditionally hold pre-UPCAT activities for the aforementioned purposes.

The batch bonded through playing games such as Limbo Rock, Logos Quiz, Pingpong Galapong, and First to Finish. The Grade 10 level PTA sponsored the lunch which included a grilling station for hotdogs and marshmallows.

Afterwards, the parents gave encouraging messages, and Pastor Glen from the Victory Christian Fellowship led the blessing for the Seniors who will go through the rounds of college entrance tests starting with the University of the Philippines College Admission Test (UPCAT) on August 4 and 5. ● by Nina Leis, Miguel Flores, and Sandy de la Paz


aaron lina,

UPIS trips Adamson to get first win

7/30/2012 08:47:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The UPIS Junior Maroons chalked up their first win in UAAP season 75 via a come-from-behind victory over the Adamson Baby Falcons, 63-61, at the San Juan Arena last July 25.

Despite struggling offensively during the first three quarters, the Junior Maroons played good defense to stay close behind the Baby Falcons.

Headed by juniors Freddy Pajarillaga and Gelo Sablan, UPIS played catch-up aggressively on both ends of the court by forcing turnovers, scoring easy baskets, and controlling the boards.

With the score tied at 57-all, UPIS exerted one final push and finally got the lead less than a minute left in the ballgame via an undergoal stab and free throw conversion by Sablan.

But it was a steal by Paolo Ancheta which prevented the Falcons from coming back that sealed the game for the Junior Maroons. ● by Aaron Lina and Juanito Gregorio



Literary: Life

7/30/2012 08:46:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Literary (Submission): Lamenting Memoirs

7/30/2012 08:37:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

I could smell her fragrance from where I’m sitting--the scent of apples and roses. Just being this close to her... these are the moments when I wish time would stand still for me and her.

She looked around and her gaze met mine. Those dazzling hazel eyes of hers were what captured my heart. She gave a faint smile then faced the board once more.

My name is Aeon de la Rue, a 4th year student from the University of the Philippines and she’s Felicity Lament, my first love.

It’s been a year since I’ve fallen for her. I haven’t talked to her since summer; ever since I thought I’ve lost my feelings for her.

She had been the reason I woke up every morning with a smile on my face, the reason I happily went to school back in those days.

But now, I act like I barely know her, I haven’t spoken to her, nor has she spoken to me. I miss the days I sat beside her, the time I spent with her, the feelings I had for her, but most of all… I miss her.

It was the first day after Christmas Break, and she was seated beside me. It had been an eventful Christmas and there was an awkward silence between us.

I was the first to break the silence, I smiled at her and greeted her a good morning. She replied with a smile. I missed seeing her smile. It had been a whole month since I last saw her. A single smile from her brightened my day, but I remembered my parting words to her last Christmas… “Remember the girl I’ve been talking about? Well, it’s you…”

Things are different between us now. Now, she knows how I feel about her, but she acts like she doesn’t. Should I be happy because we’re friends, or should I cry because that’s all we’ll ever be?

Days passed, stars continued to shine, why do I have tears in my eyes even though she was never mine? [Submitted by Aeon]



Literary: Nangungusap

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Literary: Realize

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Literary: Pagkakataon

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Literary: The Needle

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Literary (Submission): 1 Thing, 2 Say, 3 Words, 4 You (Part 2)

7/28/2012 09:07:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

That night as I was sleeping, I dreamt of her. I was walking along the corridors of UPIS when I saw her from behind; she seemed to be alone so I decided to talk to her. As I was saying her name, I remembered what happened that afternoon. I felt a great pressure on my chest, I couldn't move. As she was turning around to look at me, I panicked. I woke up screaming, I was breathing heavily. Even in my dreams, I was afraid to find out her reaction. What if she avoided me? What if she tells me upfront that she dislikes me? I was too tired to think. I felt reality slowly drifting away; I had fallen asleep once more.

I was walking along the corridors of UPIS. I saw her on the second floor and happened to pass by her. As I was passing by, she said my name. I didn't stop to turn around; I continued walking when she suddenly said, "Remember what you said last time?"

My whole body went numb, my legs stopped moving. She continued what she was saying. "Can we talk?" she asked. I turned around to face her. I approached her then gestured for her to follow me.

We walked the corridors of the second floor. She then said to me, "I'm sorry, but I can't reciprocate your feelings."

I instinctively replied "You don't have to. I just wanted you to know how I feel, just in case something happened to me during Christmas Break." She smiled at me and said something, but I couldn't hear it. The walls started fading, the ceiling began to disappear. Everything went black and she vanished along with everything else.

I woke up to the sound of my sister using the laptop.

Christmas Break passed by slowly. I had nothing to entertain me. I only had the laptop and a couple of friends to talk to. Christmas and New Year passed, nothing significant happened.

January had come and classes have resumed. I arrived in school before time. I was thinking, how should I react if I see her? Should I talk to her? Should I pretend that nothing happened? Should I ignore her? As I was thinking, she entered the classroom. My blood froze, my hands were shaking, and my heart was throbbing. Maybe I could just avoid her for now...

But there's one problem: my seat is right next to hers... ● by Aeon

Note: The follow-up story to 1 Thing, 2 Say, 3 Words, 4 You will be published on Monday, July 30.  Read Part 1 here.


double dutch,

Literary: I'll Show 'Em

7/28/2012 09:00:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Literary: Maling Akala

7/28/2012 08:54:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Literary: Tulad Mo

7/28/2012 08:48:00 PM Media Center 1 Comments



Literary: Afraid

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Literary: Foolish Adoration

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Feature: Sa Ilalim ng Ating mga Paa

7/28/2012 08:20:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Umiiyak na kaluluwa. Sumisigaw na mga bata. Lumulutang na mga paa.

Ito ang madalas naikukwento kaugnay ng UPIS basement. Waring isa na itong abandunadong lugar. Ngunit, ano nga ba ang naging gamit ng basement bago ito naging paksa para sa istoryang pangkatatakutan ng mga estudyante ng UPIS?

Alam niyo ba na ang basement ay naging tambayan ng mga mag-aaral ng UPIS? Ang bawat batch ay may kani-kanilang pwesto sa basement upang maging tambayan. Ngunit bago makapasok o makaalis, ang bawat estudyante ay kailangan pumirma sa isang logbook.

Mayroon ditong 300 na lockers. Bago makakuha ng sariling locker, kailangan munang punan ng isang estudyante ang isang form na nagsasabi ng rason ng pagkuha nito. Nakalaan ang isang daang lockers para sa mga varsity players. Aaprubahan ito ng Student Association saka magbabayad ng P5 hanggang P15 bawat semester.

Matatagpuan din dito ang “Manet’s Small Canteen” na katulad ng kay Aling Norms ngayon. Nagbalak rin silang magtayo ng “mini bookstore” kung saan maaaring makabili ang mga estudyante na kanilang mga materyales.

Ginawa ang mga ito upang magkaroon ng seguridad ang mga estudyante at maiwasan ang nakawan ng mga gamit. Dahil din dito, nagkakasama-sama ang mga mag-aaral ng UPIS.

Ngunit dahil madaling bahain at panirahan ng mga ahas at iba pang mga peste, kinailangan itong ipasara.

Hindi lang mga multo at ligaw na kaluluwa ang namamahay sa basement. Minsan din tong naging tirahan ng mga buhay na buhay at masasayang mga estudyante. Hindi man ito napupuntahan sa ngayon, nakadagdag naman ito sa ibang kuwentong UPIS. ● nina Sandy de la Paz, Hannah Garay, at Bianca Pio



UP Cherubim and Seraphim holds auditions

7/28/2012 08:11:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Dr. Mirano listens to a UP Cherubim and Seraphim auditionee
as the others wait for their turn to perform. (c) Paolo Aljibe
The UP Cherubim and Seraphim, the university’s official children’s choir, held auditions last July 12 and 19 at the UPIS High school Music Room.

Dr. Elena Rivera-Mirano, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters and conductor of the choir, watched 23 UPIS students from grades 3-6 show their singing talent and musical ability in the audition that consists of three parts—singing a song of their choice, vocalization, and rhythmic clapping.

Dr. Mirano will send out letters stating their acceptance as apprentices in the group.

The UP Cherubim and Seraphim will perform for a reunion concert in September. ● by Sandy de la Paz, Hannah Garay, and Bianca Pio



UPIS muling nagsagawa ng earthquake drill

7/28/2012 08:09:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Muling nagsagawa ng earthquake drill noong Huwebes, Hulyo 19, sa UPIS 7-10 building. Nilahukan ito ng mga guro at estudyante mula grado 3 hanggang 10.

Ito ay isang proyekto ng Health and PE department na naglalayong maihanda ang mag-aaral, mga guro, at mga staff sa oras ng sakuna at mabawasan ang mga masasaktan sa pagkakataong ito’y magaganap na.
Naging hudyat ng pagsisimula ng drill ang pagtunog ng bell sa ganap na ika-11:20 ng umaga.

Matapos ito, tumungo ang lahat sa soccer field at muling hinintay ang bell na magiging tanda na pagbalik sa kani-kanilang mga silid.

Naging matagumpay ang nasabing drill bunga na rin ng aktibong partisipasyon at pagpapakita ng kaalaman ng mga estudyante at guro. ● nina Shari Oliquino at Nina Leis



Araling Panlipunan, nagbago ng kurikulum

7/28/2012 08:04:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Ipinatupad ng Departamento ng Araling Panlipunan ang bago nitong kurikulum mula grado 3 hanggang sa grado 10 para sa akademikong taon 2012-2013.

Alinsunod sa programang K+12 ng pamahalaan, napagdesisyunan ng kaguruan ng departamento na ipatupad agad ang nirebisang kurikulum ng Araling Panlipunan.

Ayon kay Prop. Czarina Agcaoili, ang Puno ng Departamento ng Araling Panlipunan, layunin ng bagong kurikulum na sanaying mag-isip at maging mapanuri sa mga historikal na datos at mga isyung panlipunan ang mga mag-aaral habang bata pa.


dara lilang,

UP at UPIS Pep Rally, idinaos

7/28/2012 08:02:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Nagtipon-tipon ang mga atleta ng Unibersidad ng Pilipinas upang maki-isa sa Pep Rally na isinagawa sa UP Film institute noong Hulyo 9, 2012 sa ganap na ika-7 ng gabi.

Bilang panimula, nagbigay ng mensahe para sa mga atleta si Prof. Ariel Juilano, Athletic Director ng UP College of Human Kinetics (UP CHK).

Isa-isang ipinakilala ang mga sports teams ng UP at nagkaroon din ng mga pampasiglang bilang mula sa UP Filipiniana Dance Troupe, UP Dance Port Society at UP Streetdance Club.

Nagpakita ng isang Audio-visual Presentation kung saan ipinakita ang pagtatagumpay ng bawat team sa nakaraang taon. Hinikayat din ang lahat na suportahan ang mga varsity team ng UP sa darating na ika-75 season ng University Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP).

Samantala, nagdaos rin ng Pep Rally ang University of the Philippines Integrated School (UPIS) noong Hulyo 10, 2012 sa Multi-purpose Hall bilang paghahanda rin sa nalalapit na UAAP season.

Nagsimula ang parada ng mga atleta sa ganap na ika-12 ng tanghali.

Dumalo sina Dr. Ronaldo San Jose, Prinsipal ng UPIS, Prof. Amihan Ramolete, Pangulo ng PTA at Prof. Juliano. Nagbigay sila ng kani-kanilang mensahe para sa mga atleta ng paaralan.

Isa-isa ring ipinakilala ang mga sports teams ng UPIS at nagpakita rin ng audio-visual presentation.

Bilang pagtatapos, nagbigay si Prof. Paul Mabaquiao, Puno ng Departamento ng Health at P.E., ng isang mensahe para sa mga atleta.

Inimbitahan din niya ang lahat na suportahan ang sports teams ng UPIS sa darating na UAAP Season 75. ● nina Dara Lilang at Trizia Badong



Literary: All I See is You

7/25/2012 08:59:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Literary: Everyday

7/25/2012 08:55:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Thursday, I don’t care about you ‘cause Friday, I’m in love.


Stupid alarm.

Don’t get me wrong. I love The Cure but nothing is fun about the first day of the week.

4 Days till the weekend.

Apparently, there’s a new student in school. I noticed a figure sitting next to me during English.

Two things:

1. No one sits next to me during English.
2. No one SHOULD sit next to me during English.

Whatever, he’s new. Let’s give him a break.


eric madriaga,

Literary: Panaginip

7/25/2012 08:49:00 PM Media Center 2 Comments



Literary: "365"

7/25/2012 08:41:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

It’s been three hundred and sixty five days since I first dreamt of you. It was the dream I never wanted to end. It was the dream that was better than reality.

It’s been three hundred and sixty five days since I formed the habit of thinking of you. I could remember every single thing that happened between us so vividly that it felt so real everytime I thought about it. I would unconsciously have a stupid smile on my face thereafter. But I didn’t mind. I didn’t mind at all.

It’s been three hundred and sixty five days since the small talks we had. They had no sense nor any point at all. But I just wanted to talk to you. And I hope you felt the same. The small talks at night which would make my heart jump everytime you reply. The small talks that literally made my night.

It’s been three hundred and sixty five days since I said ‘hi’ to you everytime we saw each other. I don’t know if you got bothered by it, but my day would be complete with just your little greeting. The eye contacts that were made, the skins that touched... all of these were enough to make me forget all of the troubles and stress I had.

It’s been three hundred and sixty five days since my world decided to revolve around you. It doesn’t anymore, but I never regretted a second of it.

It’s been three hundred and sixty five days since I first dreamt of you. It was the dream I never wanted to end. And it was the dream that would never be a reality. ● by Primadonna



Literary: Conjugal Criminals

7/25/2012 08:36:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Feature: One Rocking Artwork

7/25/2012 08:30:00 PM Media Center 1 Comments

"The Prayer" has been sitting quietly in front of the
UPIS high school library for many years. (c) Aliyah Rojo
Everyday, students pass by this solid masterpiece yet no one has ever really stopped and pondered about the history of one of UPIS' most marvelous landmarks. "The Prayer" or Rock Man as it is more popularly known, has been an icon in our school for many years.

It is made of adobe depicting three men in very uncomfortable and awkward positions symbolizing strength, will, and emotion that every UPIS student should embody.

Sad as it may seem, UPIS students often take this sculpture for granted. Some even sit on it, deposit their bags beside it or vandalize its surface. What they do not know is that this sculpture was created by famous sculptor Ildefonso Marcelo, pupil of the National Artist Napoleon Abueva, in the 1960s. Marcelo, who is also a UP Preparatory School alumnus, also carved the twin sculptures "Captivity" and "Contemplation" which can be seen along the University Avenue.

The Rock Man is not just any lump of cold rock in front of the high school library. It holds a deeper meaning and was almost compared to a kneeling version of the Oblation. Hard work and precious time were spent in making this masterpiece. Give it the respect and appreciation it deserves. ● by Sandy de la Paz, Bianca Pio, and Hannah Garay



Literary: Atleta ay Ako

7/25/2012 08:19:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



UPIS Pep welcomes new coach

7/25/2012 08:08:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Teacher Ara goes back to her cheerdancing roots
as the new coach of the UPIS Pep Squad. (c) J.Pagulayan
Former UP Pep Squad team captain Ms. Ara Abarquez, who now teaches Grade 1 UPIS students, was named the new coach of the UPIS Pep Squad for AY 2012-2013.

The squad warmly welcomed their new coach who aims to teach and improve basic cheering skills and polish gymnastic techniques. She also plans to involve the Pep Squad in more interschool activities.

“Siyempre magaling siya kasi team captain siya ng UP Pep Squad dati. Okay siya magturo. Inamin niya rin na more on stunts and gymnastics ang kaya niyang ituro kaysa dance talaga,” pep squad member Christel Manalo said of their new coach.

“Medyo strict pero all in all, okay naman po,” adds head drummer Gaea Pelaez.

Ms. Abarquez trains the UPIS Pep Squad everyday from 5:30-7:00 pm. ● by Joanna Pagulayan, Camille Custodio, and Eric Madriaga



Eaglets soars high over Junior Maroons

7/25/2012 08:04:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The Junior Maroons singing UP Naming Mahal after losing
to the Blue Eaglets last July 22. (c) Paolo Aljibe
UPIS lost its second UAAP game against the Ateneo Blue Eaglets, 92-75, last July 22 at the MOA Arena in Pasay.

It was all Ateneo from the get-go as they blasted to an 8-0 lead at the start of the game. UPIS point guard Aaron Lina headed a mini-run with a spin-move lay-up and a couple of assists to tie the ballgame at 12-apiece with 3 minutes left in the first quarter.

But the Eaglets forced consecutive turnovers and scored on fastbreaks to up their lead by 12 at the end of the first canto, 27-15.

With Ateneo’s stellar defense, UPIS continued to struggle and was trailing by 19 at halftime, 49-30.

Ateneo led by as much as 30 points with 6 minutes left in the ballgame. The Junior Maroons tried to trim the lead with a 21-4 run, sparked by back-to-back treys from Diego Dario but there is no stopping the Eaglets from scoring their first win. ● by Dara Lilang and Trizia Badong


aaron lina,

UPIS goes down in UAAP season-opener

7/25/2012 08:00:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The UPIS Junior Maroons lost its first game in UAAP Season 75 against the UST Tiger Cubs, 77-73, at the San Juan Arena last July 18.

Both teams showed first game jitters as they were scoreless for the first two and a half minutes of the game. UST then went on a 6-0 run but UPIS quickly recovered and finished the first quarter ahead by two, 18-16.

The Tiger Cubs roared to record their biggest lead in the second quarter, 35-23, after forcing the Maroons to turnovers and controlling the game with their offensive rebounding but UPIS trimmed the lead at the end of the half, 42-35.

UPIS was able to tie the game, 71-all, after Diego Dario’s three-pointer but Prince Martin sank a clutch basket to put the game away for UST. ● by Aaron Lina and Juanito Gregorio



Literary: Silent Storm

7/21/2012 08:49:00 PM Media Center 8 Comments

Natasha nudged my shoulder as Robby passed by. My eyes watched him as he walked out of my sight. I sighed. He was never like this. He never ignored me all the time. In fact, he gave me so much attention, it annoyed me. He gave me weird nicknames, ate my lunch, and borrowed random things from me. And now, he’s acting like I don’t exist at all. He wouldn’t talk to me nor tease me.

Sometimes, I don’t get myself either. Shouldn’t I be happy that he stopped teasing me? That he doesn’t go out of his way to annoy me anymore? But it’s like he has the power to make me want to look for him.

One rainy morning, while I was doing my science homework, he sat on the arm chair in front of me. I was hoping he would say hi. But he didn’t. He just went about his business, his back to me all the time. I sighed. This cold treatment has been going on for a month now. I want to yell at him! But, what for? I guess fretting over it is worthless.



Literary: Tears

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Literary: Sagot, Limot, Takot

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Literary: Fancy

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Literary: Schizo

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Literary: Prelude to Pain

7/21/2012 08:24:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments


batch 2018,

FA ready for first quarter

7/21/2012 08:09:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The Freshmen Association (FA) has just finalized their calendar of activities for the first quarter of AY 2012-2013.

According to Ms. Jean Sales, Grade 7 level coordinator, they plan to conduct a book drive which will also double as a fundraising activity for their upcoming outreach program. They also have a monthly batch assembly dubbed “Thank God It’s Tuesday” or TGIT.

The FA also prepared a batch review two weeks prior to the First Periodic Test on August 9 and 10. There is also a batch team-building activity called “Aftershock” which aims to alleviate the pressure accumulated during the exams.

The FA and the entire grade level are also looking forward to the Acquaintance Party with the Grade 8 students to be held on August 13. ● by Camille Babaran, Christian Boro, and Bianca Pio


batch 2013,

UP ABM holds UPCAT tutorials

7/21/2012 08:04:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The University of the Philippines Association of Biology Majors (UP ABM) recently concluded its annual UPCAT tutorials at the Institute of Biology, UP Diliman Campus.

Twenty-five senior high school students from UPIS were invited to take part in the review sessions held on the first 3 Saturdays of July (7, 14, and 21) on a first come, first served basis.

Jaime Antonio Yu, chairperson of academic affairs of UP ABM, said that this project aims to help students achieve academic excellence. It is also their organization’s way of helping and contributing to the welfare of today’s youth.

UP Biology majors conducted the tutorials which covered topics from Language and Reading Comprehension (English and Filipino), Mathematics, Earth Science, Chemistry, and Physics. ● by Joanna Pagulayan and Camille Custodio



Execom takes action against dengue

7/21/2012 08:01:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The UPIS Executive Committee (Execom) outlined some preventive measures to be taken against dengue in a memo signed by the principal, Dr. Ronaldo San Jose, and released to students last July 11.

Female students may opt to wear pants in lieu of their maroon skirts during the rainy season. From July to November, kinder to Grade 6 girls are allowed to wear their PE jogging pants while Grade 7-10 girls may wear black slacks with their white blouse.

The committee also recommends that the female faculty, staff, and REPS take the same preventive measure.

Grass-cutting and several rounds of fumigation are also scheduled to further protect the school. ● by Joanna Pagulayan and Camille Custodio



Literary (Submission): 1 Thing 2 Say 3 Words 4 You

7/18/2012 08:39:00 PM Media Center 5 Comments

It all started in October of the year 2011, when I held her hand and gazed into her hazel-coloured eyes. That was when I learned I had fallen in love with her.

We were holding each other's hands and looking into each other's eyes. I felt something, a spark, my heart skipping a beat? Until now, I am still clueless as to what it was. All I know is I've fallen for her.

Nothing lasts forever; my moment of ecstasy had ended. Our presentation was finished and we're back to our normal lives as high school students. I was smiling outside but crying inside, happy for being able to hold her hands, look into her eyes, pretend that we're a couple in front of other people... but the truth is, we're not. It was only a mere presentation and that's all it will ever be.



Literary: Time

7/18/2012 08:23:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Literary: Wishing Well

7/18/2012 08:17:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Taunang Leadership Camp, isinagawa

7/18/2012 08:08:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Idinaos ang Leadership Camp (LC) 2012 noong Hulyo 13-14 sa UPIS 7-10 grounds.

Ang LC ngayong taon na sinalihan ng 147 mag-aaral mula Grado 3-10 ay pinamagatang “KATALISKO: Pagtatakda ng Bagong Pamantayan at Tradisyon ng mga Dekalidad na Lider-Isko”. Naglalayon itong mahubog ang kasanayan sa pamumuno ng mga mag-aaral ng UPIS.

Nagsimula ang opening program sa ganap na ika-5 ng hapon noong Biyernes. Tampok dito ang paunang salita ni Dr. Ronaldo San Jose, prinsipal, at ang kaniyang pagbati sa lahat ng mga kalahok.

Nagsama-sama ang mga lider-isko ng UPIS 3-10
sa Katalisko noong Hulyo 13-14. (c) Raiven Busi
Sinundan naman ito ng mga talk mula kina Bb. Sheila Fernandez at Dr. Anothony Cordero na nag-pokus sa responsibilidad ng mga pinuno at pagiging mapanuri ng mga UPIS leaders.

Maliban sa mga talks, nagkaroon rin ng mga work session na binuo ng apat na bahagi – Huwarang Lider, Project Proposal, Minutes Taking and Financial Report, Outreach Program, at Disciplinary Measures—upang maihanda ang mga lider-isko sa kanilang mga responsibilidad sa paaralan sa pamamagitan ng pagbibigay ng mga hands-on na trabaho.

Nagkaroon din dalawang team building activities - ang “Katagisan” kung saan sinubok ang kakayahan nila magplano at ang “Katalisador” na isang alternative application ng mga natutunan ng mga kasali sa buong camp.

Matapos ito, nagkaroon ng awarding kung saan binigyan ng gantimpala ang mga mag-aaral at pangkat na nagpakita ng husay sa iba’t ibang aktibidad. Ilan sa mga parangal ay ang Best Group Presentation, Bibo award at ang Early Bird award.

Inilahad ni G. Gringo Corpuz, Tagapayo ng Kamag-Aral 7-10, ang taos pusong pasasalamat ng buong pamunuan sa aktibong partisipasyon ng bawat kalahok. ● nina Shari Oliquino at Paolo Aljibe


dara lilang,

General PTA Assembly, idinaos

7/18/2012 08:02:00 PM Media Center 2 Comments

Nagtipon-tipon ang mga magulang at guro sa PTA
General Assembly noong Hunyo 23. (c) Aliyah Rojo
Ginanap ang General Parents-Teachers Association Assembly noong Hunyo 23, 2012, sa ganap na ika-1 ng hapon sa Multipurpose Hall ng UP Integrated School.

Bilang panimula, ipinakilala ni Dr. Ronaldo San Jose ang mga miyembro ng administrasyon ng UPIS na sina Prof. Nancy Flor bilang Assistant Principal for Administration, Prof. Roselle Velasquez bilang Assistant Principal for Academic Programs at ang mga puno ng bawat departamento.

Ipinakilala rin ang mga bumubuo sa PTA Board para sa akademikong taong ito (2012 – 2013) na pinangungunahan ni Prof. Amihan Ramolete bilang Pangulo; Dr. San Jose, bilang Pangalawang Pangulo at labing-isa pang mga grade level PTA presidents.

Matapos ang maikling programa at presentasyon ng ulat pampinansyal ng nakaraang pamunuan, nagkaroon ng maikling forum sa nabanggit na okasyon.

Ilan sa mga naitanong ng mga magulang ay ang pagbabalik ng 4-day schedule, pagsusuot ng PE uniform sa klase, atbp. ● by Miguel Flores & Dara Lilang


cynical carousels,

Literary: Moved On

7/16/2012 08:42:00 PM Media Center 2 Comments



Literary: Still Clandestinely Here

7/16/2012 08:38:00 PM Media Center 3 Comments



Literary: Sana Hindi Na Lang

7/16/2012 08:33:00 PM Media Center 4 Comments

Maagang natapos ang aming klase kaya naman nagpasya akong pumunta muna sa library upang tumambay at gumawa ng mga takdang-aralin. Gaya ng kinagawian, ibinaba ko muna ang aking mga gamit at naghanap ng aking mga kakailanganin. Sa aking pagmamadali, hindi ko namalayang may lalaki palang naka-itim na jacket na natutulog sa pagitan ng mga estante kasama ng mga libro. Ang mahinang ingay ng aking mga hakbang ang gumising sa kanya. Sa kanyang pagdilat nakita ko ang kanyang nagniningning na mga mata. Ang mga ito'y bumabagay sa kanyang makinis na mukha at mapupulang labi.

Matapos ang ilang sandaling pagkatulala, muli akong bumalik sa aking kinauupuan. Mula roon, hindi ko maiwasang hindi tumingin sa kanyang natutulog na mukha. Nakasandal siya sa isang estante at siya'y nakahalukipkip.



Literary: Bumitaw

7/16/2012 08:29:00 PM Media Center 5 Comments



Literary: Rainstorm Romance

7/16/2012 08:25:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Making my way home, the pavement was gradually stained by azure droplets slowly increasing in size and frequency.

Soon, the rain was pouring and people were disappearing. The gloomy, melancholy rain sucked away the color, painting a dreary gray scale portrait of loneliness. I walked alone in the streets, the rain still heavy on my skin. I was bereft of shelter and an umbrella. I put on my hood and looked down, shrugging off the heavy downpour.

Then she came along.

A technicolor sprite in my monochrome world, rekindling the life and light in her surroundings with a brilliant spark. We sang together despite the rain. She hadn't a care in the world and she was so vibrant. Her gaze gave me warmth, she empowered me.

Unfortunately, she had to leave. She had to return to a place unreachable, to a place in the skies, to her own kaleidoscopic realm, leaving me once again alone in this pastel world, where the colors will never be as bright as when she was with me. ● by Neriza (first published in on 26 May 2012)



Literary: A Rock

7/16/2012 08:22:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



Literary: Paglingon sa Kahapon

7/16/2012 08:20:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments



UPIS implements K-12 curriculum

7/16/2012 08:12:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Starting this academic year 2012-2013, the UPIS K-12 curriculum will be implemented for incoming Kinder, Grade 3, and Grade 7 students. This curriculum has a different framework from the Department of Education’s (DepEd).

The UPIS K-12 curriculum offers a Tracking System which is composed of three tracks—the Applied Sciences track which concentrates on the fields of Mathematics and Science; the Humanities and Social Sciences track for non-science specialists who prefer hands-on work and physiological activities; and the Business and Entrepreneur track for students who want to develop their business management skills.

The tracking system involves grouping together students according to their interests and overall school performance from Grades 7-10. They will be in their respective tracks starting Grade 11 and will do hands-on work, in and off campus at Grade 12.

After taking these courses and after graduating high school, students can either choose to work or to continue studying in college. However, students who belong to the top 10%-15% at the end of Grade 10 may opt to skip the tracking system and go straight to college. ● by Benjo Hernandez & Christian Boro



Feature: New Kids on the Block

7/16/2012 08:10:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

4 of the 15 new UPIS students (bottom row, L-R: Hannah Manalo,
RJ, Gallebo, RD Novilla, and Jose Lorenzo Bautista) with MC writer
Camille Custodio and homegrowns Rita Colina and Julia Reyes
Racing hearts. Nervous sighs. Awkward stares.

Nothing is more gruesome than being the new kid in school. It’s definitely hard being far away from your comfort zone with no familiar face to talk to. Last June 5, 15 new UPIS high school students went through all these.

UPIS stopped accepting lateral students in 2001 and resumed in 2009. For this academic year, the school accepted 15 new high school students both varsity and lateral entrants.

At first, a lot of students weren’t so pleased with this abrupt change. Some felt that accepting transferees will somehow change the equilibrium within batches and some felt that the new students were invading their “exclusivity.” But they eventually welcomed and accepted the new additions to the UPIS family.

For the new students, the ride wasn’t as smooth either.

According to most of them, being new was never easy. It has always been a stereotype that the new kid is always the “odd ball.”At first they felt isolated them but with the help of a few warm smiles and welcoming hellos, they were able to adjust nicely in a short period of time.

“Nakakakaba. Noong una, mahirap ang lessons tapos wala akong kilalala. Pero, after a while, madami naming nagwewelcome sa’min,” said Hannah Manalo, one of the lateral students in 7-Mars.

Different teams also welcomed their new members with open arms.

“Masasaya naman po sila. Makukulit din,” said swimmer Drew Magbag and basketball player John Alan Gregorio from 7- Saturn.

Their impression of their new “second home” is that the school promotes freedom in terms self-expression. Most of them recalled how during the first day of classes, they would always be made to write expectations of different subjects and introduce themselves in class.

They are surely adjusting well and without a doubt, they would soon be well-adapted and would be fully enjoying the life as UPIS Iskos and Iskas. ● by Joanna Pagulayan & Camille Custodio


aaron lina,

UPIS defeats Claret in tune-up game

7/16/2012 08:08:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The UPIS Jr. Maroons won against Claret School of QC, 62-53, in a tune-up game at Claret gym last July 9.

The Jr. Maroons started with a 7-0 run headed by athletic big men, Freddy Pajarillaga and Gelo Sablan. Claret was held scoreless by the Maroons' tenacious defense until the 7 minute mark but it bounced back with a run of their own, ending the quarter 11-9.

UPIS continued its hard-nosed team defense which led to easy scoring opportunities and fast break points to record an 18 point lead halfway through the 3rd quarter. Claret forced some UPIS turnovers and trimmed the lead, 38-26.

UPIS was still in control of the game until the last 5 minutes but Claret got back by hitting back-to-back threes. The UPIS lead was down to 4 when Adam Lopez and Freddy Pajarillaga sank in clutch baskets. Riel Labao converted a fast break lay up to close the game, 62-53. ● by Aaron Lina & Juanito Gregorio


arielle gabriel,

UPIS K-2 building undergoes renovation

7/16/2012 08:06:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

The K-2 playground is currently inaccessible to students
due to ongoing repairs.
The UPIS K-2 building is currently undergoing  renovations for the safety and comfort of the students.

The renovation sponsored by Ayala Land Corporation as part of the UPIS-UP Town Center contract includes construction of two additional comfort rooms at the 2nd floor of the building, insulation of the top floor, sunscreen around the building, and repairs to the old broken ceilings. Exhaust fans will also be installed.

As of this writing, the side of the K-2 building, facing the UP College of Home Economics, has already been finished.  The K-2 playground is currently closed while construction is being finished.

This 5 million peso-project is expected to be finished by August 2012. ● Rya Ducusin, Arielle Gabriel


ada bayobay,

Ayala breaks grounds in UPIS

7/16/2012 08:03:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments

Ground-breaking ceremonies were held to officially start the construction of the U.P. Town Center at the UP Integrated School last June 18.

The ceremony was held at the UPIS basketball court and was attended by the officials from both the University of the Philippines and the Ayala Land Corporation.

UPIS administrators, Prof. Ronaldo San Jose, Principal, and Prof. Nancy T. Flor, Assistant Principal for Administration, were also present in the ceremony.

The school building will remain untouched until next semester when UPIS is expected to move to the new building being constructed at the Narra Residence Hall lot. The construction of this new 7-10 building and the renovation of the 3-6 and K-2 buildings began in December 2011 and May 2012, respectively. Both projects are expected to be finished sometime between September-January 2012.

The Town Center is very similar to the U.P. Ayala Technohub and will include restaurants, shops, bookstores, an amphitheater, and a university library, among others. Its construction is expected to start after all the UPIS buildings are finished. The 3-billion peso project aims to complete development in late 2013. ● by Aliyah Rojo, Ada Bayobay, & Benjo Hernandez, with reports from James Borja & Christian Boro



Ang Pagbabalik

7/16/2012 08:00:00 PM Media Center 0 Comments