My affinity to my university is perhaps lifelong. The University of the Philippines Baguio may just be a little more than 50 years but the it is connected to the history, tradition, and spirit of the “first” UP, which was founded on 18 June 1908. UP is not merely an institution. It is an ideology in itself that thrives in every student, faculty, alumni, and anyone who embraced it. This year, UP is 108 years strong. The image is the copy of the Oblation statue in UP Baguio, with the distinctive pine trees in the background.
Photo by I.R. Arenas