Thursday, September 8, 2011


This has nothing to do with food, but a lot with one of the many hats that I wear, which is that of a lawyer, and by extension, as an alumnus of the UP College of Law. Our batch is celebrating our Silver Year and our college its Centennial. By tradition, the Silver Jubilarians are the ones who organize the homecoming and its related celebrations.

Part of our Batch's plan is to establish a scholarship and non-academic staff endowment fund. This is a tall order, considering that it takes upwards of P700,000 per annum to send one student through one year in law school. To raise the amount needed to get us to this goal, our Batch thought up a Hollywood Walk of Fame-type of UP Law Alumni called the Centennial Walk Project, and to launch the project, the hard-working and clever co-Chairpersons of the Project, Fe Concepcion and Fortune Balasbas, thought of doing a fun run around the academic circle, which will be called RUN FOR THE WALK. Didn't I tell you they were clever? And smart?

The tough part was looking for sponsors, so each of us went our own way to find some. Ms. Diane Rosales of Via Mare generously donated money for our breakfast, Ida Ramos and Jamie Sanico of Beiersdorf gave us a full line of Nivea products - which is also celebrating its Centennial, my bloggerina friend Candy Dizon gave a loot bag of kikay items for the lady runners, and Randy Manaloto and Olivia Dizon of PEP Group gave us PEP Publications and gift certificates. The response to our call for support has been overwhelming: from the UP College of Law leadership headed by Dean Danilo L. Concepcion, the University, and our media partner GMA News. And the Dragon Boat Team that did us proud in Tampa, Florida agreed to grace the Run, with no connections. Our Batch President, Grace Quevedo-Panagsagan, just made a cold call on the Team's leader. And they were in. 

And this is just a partial list.

As of this morning, 126 runners have pre-registered to run tomorrow. We expect to see so much more. I am happy to see a lot of UP Alumni pooling their resources to help us help future generations of UP lawyers, and the administrative staff that will be supporting them.

See you all!

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