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After the ceremonies, these new graduates flock the iconic Oblation statue (also draped in the academic costume called sabláy) and the blooming sunflowers in the traffic island (a symbol for graduation in this university) for a photo op, summing up their memories in academe.

Photo by I.R. Arenas

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This week has been graduation time for thousands of University of the Philippines students across different units. UP recently shifted its academic calendar, making the graduation rites on June instead of April. The Oblation statue is garbed with the sablay, UP’s academic costume since the 1990s, to commemorate the yearly ritual. (The photo was taken on June 2015.)

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Photo by I.R. Arenas