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Saturday, January 03, 2009

PhotoHunt: Hope



This was the float of our Health Sciences Center campus during the University of the Philippines Centennial Lantern Parade held last December 18th. The main figures on the float represented the health professionals graduated by our campus- UP Manila- which included social scientists, physical and occupational therapists, nurses, public health practitioners, pharmacists, dentists, physicians, and health educators.

But the most important figure is that of The Oblation, the University's main icon, for gift of oneself to the country, offering of oneself wholeheartedly, taking life's challenges as one's own while embracing others in a spirit of cooperation, friendship, collegiality and equality, taking up the cudgels for the oppressed and marginalized. This has been the University's legacy of the past 100 years and its continuing mission in the next 100 years.

I hope and pray that this same selfless offering of oneself, doing whatever one small bit we can for others- when taken together- will make the world so much better, compared to when we first arrived on it.

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8 Comments:

OpenID napaboaniya said...

We can all hope and pray for a less selfish world around us. Of course we all play a part in it as well :)

Happy 2009!

Saturday, January 03, 2009 10:36:00 AM  
Blogger momgen said...

Yes sure indeed Napaboaniya. I agree I pray for the better world in the future. TC

Mine is here hope you can visit.

Saturday, January 03, 2009 1:28:00 PM  
Blogger CRIZ LAI said...

That's a good advice for everyone Ian. Every single effort by each individual will surely make the world a better place. :)

Happy New Year!
Criz & J Family Kitties
http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Saturday, January 03, 2009 3:52:00 PM  
Blogger Leslie said...

A great post for today - very thoughtful. :0

Happy New Year!

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/01/photohunt-hope-to-get-back-to-venice.html

Saturday, January 03, 2009 3:59:00 PM  
Blogger Teena in Toronto said...

Nice sentiment!

I played too :)

Sunday, January 04, 2009 4:08:00 AM  
Blogger Mrs Mecomber said...

That is really neat!

My Photo Hunters is up today. I 'HOPE' you get the chance to visit and leave your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-hope/
Happy New Year!

Sunday, January 04, 2009 6:21:00 AM  
Blogger ian said...

here's to everyone doing his/her own bit for each other =] happy new year, everyone. thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 04, 2009 12:47:00 PM  
Blogger Reena said...

Hi. Shucks, I missed the Centennial Lantern Parade because I got sick!

I agree. To others, the Oblation reminds them of the APO members streaking. But to us alumni, it has a deeper meaning - responsibility to our countrymen.

Goodluck with your advocacies!

Monday, January 05, 2009 4:48:00 PM  

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