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UPian vs. Taga-UP

There was a thread about this few years ago where I mentioned that my mom, a UP alumna, considers herself a "UPian" instead of "Taga-UP."

Some of the folks here made replies implying that my mother must probably be lying since no one from UP considers himself/herself as "UPian" so I did wonder why. But then, I found my mom's diploma hanging on one of the walls of our house, and there it says "University of the Philippines."

I asked my mom why she calls herself "UPian" and not "Taga-UP." She said, "Taga-UP is what we refer to those people living in UP campus."

I don't have a particular purpose for bringing this up but merely to talk about it. I just wonder why most alumni of UP nowadays call themselves "Taga-UP" instead of "UPian."

Comments

  • xctrekkerxctrekker PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Hmmm, I've never heard of that term "UPian" during my time.

    Curious lang, TS, what year graduate yung Mom mo?
  • 1979. Vet Med.
  • Those were the days when there was still Vet Med at UP Diliman.
  • Sbj3Sbj3 Tapak dito. Tapak doon. PEx Expert 🎖️
    vim_amoris wrote: »
    Those were the days when there was still Vet Med at UP Diliman.

    Diba mga Vet Med sa UPLB sa UPD minsan nagOJT? Dun sa may fine arts?
  • xctrekkerxctrekker PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    "1979. Vet Med."
    "Those were the days when there was still Vet Med at UP Diliman."

    Nag-abot pala kami ng Mom mo sa UP, ha-ha. So, pareho kami ng diploma- yung parang kalahating A4 na lang ang laki. When I got my diploma, I wasn't impressed kasi yung sa isang lolo namin (UP Civil Engineering 1937), 1.5x bigger than an A3 paper at parchment pa. Si Rafael Palma (AS Bldg ngayon) ang naka-pirma.

    Yes, there was Vet Med in Diliman back then. Yung College of Fine Arts back then nasa itaas ng Main Lib.
  • UP ako from kindergarten to AB (1980). Pati lahat ng kapatid ko at anak namin. Only my older kin lived on campus. Ako off campus na lumaki. Taga-UP ang turing namin sa sarili namin. AFAIK, none of us, nor our UP friends call ourselves UPans. Baka sa ibang school siya nag elem/high kaya ganoon ang turing niya.
  • elhyelhy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    dun sa Unibersidad cheer, ano ba ginagamit? UPian o taga-UP?
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