The ‘Naked’ Truth

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By Raïssa Robles

I received an invitation this morning to watch some naked young men run.

It amused me no end. It’s the first time I recall seeing such an invitation extended to foreign news correspondents.

The invite said:

Hi all,

You are invited to witness and cover the UP Alpha Phi Omega Oblation Run tomorrow, Dec. 14, 11:30 am at the College of Arts and Sciences, Palma Hall, UP Diliman, Quezon City.

The fraternity obviously believes that the idea of seeing some men cavort inside a state university without any clothes on is something newsworthy for the foreign wires.

Oblation-Run-up-close

It is – if it’s a slow news day  and probably because Philippine society continues to frown on nudity and to sell Penthouse magazines surreptitiously.

The Oblation Run in UP started as a fraternity prank over 40 years ago at a time when streaking – or the act of disrobing while running – became a fad in the United States.

Oblatiopn-Run-with-ladies-aThe thinking was – if UP could have the statue of a naked young man as an icon, then surely male students could follow suit (or without a suit).

I saw for myself an Oblation Run when I was a student in UP. All I could remember was a blur of naked butts zooming past me. I remember some of my male classmates were highly embarrassed by it.

The Oblation Run has been called “obscene” by at least one former Philippine senator. Aquilino Pimentel, Jr., who never went to UP, branded it a “blatant display of male genitals” and a “wanton disregard of the rules of decent society” that discriminated against women.

Probably in response to Pimentel’s criticisms, a handful of women have joined the run.

No one has yet gone to court to stop an Oblation Run.

I suggest that if anyone wants to do this, the easier route would be to approach Vice President Jejomar Binay who is now regarded as the Grand Panjandrum of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity.

I highly doubt, though, that Binay can do anything about it nor would he want to do something about it.

You see, the Oblation Run is held inside UP’s Diliman Campus and UP is governed by its own charter and now has a long tradition of upholding free expression. The naked display of family jewels is one of the highest forms of free expression in the country today. Those who don’t agree with the Oblation Run don’t have to look. Period.

UP was not always this tolerant of free expression.

Sometime in the 1920s, UP kicked out a young man who had dared to publish an erotic poem. It was about coconuts. At least, this was what my fiction writing professor Francisco Arcellana said.

Judge for yourself if that student deserved to be forced out of the campus for writing this long before the UP Oblation was sculpted by Guillermo Tolentino:

The coconuts have ripened,
They are like nipples to the tree.
(A woman has only two nipples,
There are many women-lives in a coconut tree.)
Soon the coconuts will grow heavy and full:
I shall pick up one…many…
Like a child I shall suck their milk,
I shall suck out of coconuts little white songs:
I shall be reminded of many women.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
I shall kiss a coconut because it is the nipple of a
woman.

Oblation---VillaThat 17-year-old student who wrote this exuberant coconut poem was Jose Garcia Villa – probably the most internationally well-known Filipino poet in English today.

Villa dared to write about sex at a time when sex was a taboo subject. It still is, even now.

Here is another Villa poem that sings about procreation:

Now lies she quiet, quiet,
Like moonlight by him.
Quiet. Quiet. Knowing
His jewels are in her.
Quiet. Quiet. Knowing
He is quiet but will
Arise again. Quiet. Quiet.
But he will arise again.

Especially one that, in the words of the Reproductive Health Senate version, is “safe and satisfying”:

Curve of gold above her
In the golden night,
Seventeen times I rose
Creating our child.

Seventeen kisses she gave me
In that golden night,
Seventeen times I rose
Creating our child.

Seventeen times I sang her
In that golden night,
Seventeen times I rose
Creating our child.

Seventeenth lift of gold,
Seventeenth fall of love,
in her golden soil
Sown sweet our child.

Philippine society, however, was not prepared to appreciate Villa’s poetry. He was hauled to court on the charge of obscenity and made to pay ONE PESO.

Today, Villa’s poems would probably be published by glossies like the local editions of Cosmo,Playboy and FHM. Not that they’d pay him much but they would publish him.

What has changed?

Has Philippine society become decadent? More tolerant? Or more open to rebellion?

In 2008, the local edition of Playboy was launched in Manila. Senior Catholic clerics said they were “likely” to seek a ban of this magazine because it “could add to the degeneration of our sexual culture.” The threat was never carried out, though.

Playboy

Villa’s erotic poetry was a kind of rebellion against those who regarded sex as dirty and a chore to be quickly done with. Much like planting rice is never fun.

I therefore found it truly significant that 11 senators recently voted to retain the phrase “safe and satisfying sex life” in the Reproductive Health Bill  over the objections of six other senators.

Villa was born in 1908 – over a hundred years ago.

Despite the vast gap between now and when he wrote his poetry, his poems continue to sing with the audacity and irreverence of youth. Consider his poem about saints:

All saints are naked (how
terribly true) they sit on

grass and play with mice
(how terribly, terribly nice)

All saints are naked (how
terrible wicked) they sit

on grass and play with mice.
Delight is such a little term

for such a lovely view!

Villa’s playfulness, however, masked a quite serious contemplation of God, and of man’s relationship with Him. Consider, for instance, this poem:

With every word, with every thought
With every act,
Besmirched I God;
But he, to counteract

Came down to calm the cruel mouth
And kiss the rebel brow,
And said not a word,
Nor loud, nor low!

And kissed once more the rebel brow,
In Godhood’s mystery.
But I, where God touched me,
O frantic! sought immediate cautery.

A Blessed Christmas to us all!

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  1. 31
    nene says:

    Here’s someone’s “Naked Truth” on some of those congressmen/women who voted NO invoking religion, GOD and stupidity on their vote. Hail to them!

    – Alcover votes “double no. We believe this bill is an evil bill.” (IKAW NA TALAGA ANG EVIL! IISA LANG ANG BOTO MO, GAGAWIN MONG DALAWA? MANDADAYA KA NA SA BOTO E WALA PA ANG ELEKSIYON. DEMONYO!)

    – Almario votes no. “I’d like that in my lifetime we will have countries with Filipinos & Filipinize the world.” (HITLER, IKAW BA ‘YAN? NEO-NAZI LANG DRAMA MO? WORLD DOMINATION AGAD-AGAD?)

    – Antonino votes no: Without our population, we would not have large remittances. I believe #RHbill is not good for our country, our population. (IKAW NA ANG MUKHANG PERA! REMITTANCE PALA NG OFW ANG BASEHAN MO! MUKHANG PERA!)

    – Bagasina votes no, says her vote not influenced by the Church. “Marami po ang may gusto na wag isulong ang #RHbill. Live and let live.” (MAS MARAMI YATA KAMI NA GUSTONG ISULONG ANG RH BILL. GUSTO MO PA NG PARAMIHAN?)

    – Bagatsing votes no. “From the beginning, paniwala ko ito ay anti-Catholic, anti-poor, against life, laban sa pamilya.” (FROM THE BEGINNING, PINILI MO NA NA MAGING MAKASARILI. PINILI MO NA HUWAG BUKSAN ANG ISIP MO NA KAILANGAN MONG MALAMAN KUNG ANO ANG GUSTO NG MGA NASASAKUPAN MO. IKAW NA MISMO NAGSABI, FROM THE BEGINNING, SARILI MO LANG PANINIWALAAN MO.)

    – Del Mar votes no: There’s something wrong when bill disrespects religious beliefs, reduces to plain argument denial of right to life (RELIGIOUS BELIEF NA NAMAN. PAKI-EXPLAIN NA LANG IN SCIENTIFIC FORM PLEASE.)

    – Fortuno votes no “not on basis of morality or what Church, constituents say. I base vote on my knowledge of what ought to be.” (K. WHAT’S YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF OUGHT TO BE BA? SHARE MO NGA! NAGPAKA-VAGUE KA PA E ALAM NAMAN NA TAKOT KANG DI NA BOBOTOHIN ULIT E.)

    – Garay votes no: I hold that choices related to bill conscience must not only be informed but rightly guided by teachings of faith (KUNG GANO’N, MGA KABABAYAN NATING MUSLIM NGA SANG-AYON SA RH E MALI ANG NAITURONG FAITH SA KANILA? NAGHAHANAP KA YATA NG GULO E.)

    – Pablo Garcia votes no: Bill does not care much about family/marriage but concerned with giving couples safe,satisfying sex life (BINASA KAYA NITO ANG KABUUAN NG BILL? PERO KAHIT NA KABOBOHAN ETO, TINANONG KAYA NIYA ANG MGA NASASAKUPAN NIYA KUNG GUSTO NILA NG SAFE AND SATISFYING SEX LIFE?)

    – Lucy Torres Gomez votes no: Proponents don’t regard conception as beginning of life — the core of my objection (ANO BA! FLUNK KA RIN YATA SA BIOLOGY. WALANG CONCEPTION KUNG WALANG FERTILIZATION NG OVUM BY THE SPERM, KUNG HINDI MAGME-MEET ANG OVUM AT ANG SPERM! WALANG CONCEPTION, WALANG BEGINNING OF LIFE, WALANG PINAPATAY ANG RH BILL! PAKI-ULIT NGA.)

    – Gullas votes no: We stand for the yearning that somehow, some higher power binds us to follow the light to goodness, righteousness (NAGYE-YEARN KA PA PALA NA SOMEHOW MAKAKITA KA NG LIWANAG? DI KA PALA SIGURADO SA GOODNESS AT RIGHTEOUSNESS NA ALAM MO? DIYOS KO!)

    – Javier votes no: We don’t play dice with God. ( ALAM NA ANG SUGAROL! AYAW LANG NI GOD MAKIPAGLARO SA ‘YO!)

    – Lico votes no, says bill violates constitution, offend moral laws & conscience. (PAKI-EXPLAIN NGA ALING MORAL LAW AND CONSCIENCE MO ANG NA-OFFEND. TINANONG MO BA ANG NASASAKUPAN MO KUNG SUMASANG-AYON SILA SA KUNSIYENSIYA MO?)

    – Rep. Mikey Arroyo votes no: Who stands to benefit most if this bill is passed? Hindi ko pwede isuko ang aking pagka-Katoliko (NANGUMPISAL KA NA BA NG TAOS-PUSO, MIKEY? IYONG KATOTOHANAN AT PAWANG KATOTOHANAN LANG? KUNG DI PA, MAGING TUNAY NA KATOLIKO KA MUNA BAGO MO SABIHIN NA DI MO PWEDENG ISUKO ANG PAGKA-KATOLIKO! IPOKRITO!)

    – Ong votes no: This bill is against sanctity of human life. (BALIK KA SA HIGH SCHOOL. PAG-ARALAN MO ULI BIOLOGY MO.)

    – Imelda Marcos votes no: Any law against natural law, the fundamental law of God is against God. (OK. TWO WORDS LANG: MARTIAL LAW)

    – Paras votes no, dedicates vote to his mother & Mama Mary. “If RH bill was passed in the ’50s, I probably would not be here today.” (UNWANTED CHILD KA PALA. AYAW SIGURO NG NANAY MO MABUNTIS SIYA NOON, ANO? HUWAG MONG ISALI SI MAMA MARY DAHIL VIRGIN SIYA NG MABUNTIS. WHETHER SHE LIKES IT OR NOT, SIYA ANG PINILI PARA ISILANG SI HESUS!)

    – Piamonte votes no: May provisions na labag sa aking konsensya, tulad ng sex education. My conscience vote is no. ( HINDI KUNSIYENSIYA MO ANG PINAG-UUSAPAN DITO! BOTO NG MAMAYAN MO ANG IBINOBOTO MO! KUNG HINDI MO PINAKINGGAN ANG MGA TAONG BUMOTO SA ‘YO, SAKA KA MAGPA-USIG SA KUNSIYENSIYA MO!)

    – Rufus Rodriguez votes no: Bill directly violates fundamental law of the land, religious freedom; directly assaults Catholic Church ( KUNG HINDI ASSAULT SA CATHOLIC CHURCH, OK LANG? IYAN BA ANG DEFINITION MO NG RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?)

    – Syjuco votes no, recites Apostles Creed as his constituents’ declaration of faith (HE SUFFERED UNDER PONTIOS PILATE, HE WAS CRUCIFIED AND WAS BURIED. PERIOD!)

    – Tiangco: Sagot ba ang condom sa taong walang makain ngayon? ( PAGKAIN BA TINGIN MO SA CONDOM? NAGTATANONG LANG.)

    – Unico votes no: Napakaswerte ko dahil nung kinasal ang magulang ko, walang RH law (ANO ANG KINALAMAN NG RH SA KASAL NG MAGULANG MO, ABER?)

    – A. Yap votes no: Our close vote, rabid commenting on Facebook show how deeply divided we are. Why persist on measure that divide us? (DIVISION OF OPINION IS A SIGN OF HEALTHY DEMOCRACY. RABID COMMENTING ON FACEBOOK SHOWS THAT PEOPLE ARE ENGAGED ON THE ISSUE, YOUR VOTE IS THE VOTE OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS. WHAT DO THEIR OPINIONS SAY? DO YOU KNOW?)

  2. 30
    Johnny Lin says:

    Connecticut USA school massacre
    NRA principles: preserve Second Amendment rights to keep highpowered guns very affirdable, for sportsmen, “guns don’t kill, people do”

    Maguindanao Philippines massacre
    Powerful principle: “what are we in power for”, extrajudicial killing, life is cheap/ hired guns(people)cheaper

    Common denominator: easy availability of guns

    Two common solutions for both countries:
    1. tighten laws, punish severely the violators
    2. Political will

    Talk is also cheap!

    • 30.1
      Rene-Ipil says:

      Johnny@30

      In the Connecticut slaughter the gunman got his hand guns at his expense. Meaning that he was merely allowed by the State to own guns for his protection and that of his property. Assuming that the firearms were legitimately acquired. So the issue is about the citizen’s right to bear arms.

      In the Maguindanao massacre the more than a hundred gunmen involved were provided the firearms by the State for the protection of its people. The gunmen had the duty to safeguard their victims but instead butchered them.

      In Connecticut the State administrators were negligent in allowing a lunatic to bear weapons. So the problem is how to improve the procedures in gun acquisition by ordinary citizens. But in Maguindanao the evil State administrators were in conspiracy with the evil provincial administrators in bringing havoc to its own people. So the problem really is how to put these evil men and women out of this civilized world. Jailing them would not be enough. The Filipino people have a tough problem on hand.

      • 30.1.1
        Johnny Lin says:

        Still, common factor is easy access to guns, one by procurement, the other by handout.

        • 30.1.1.1
          pinay710 says:

          tama po “easy access of guns” pagmataas na opisyal ka lalo na sa mga probinsya mayroon private army. lahat ng parivate armies may mga baril, paano yung mga magagaling na Pilipino na marunong gumawa ng homemade guns(sumpak) mapipigilan ba yun? at yung mga PULIS(kalakaran na sa kapulisan ang pagbebenta nila ng mga baril nila) na nagbebenta ng mga baril nila tapos declare lang nila na NAWALA KUNO? kahit batas natin hindi kayang pigilan ang mga ito. dapat yugn mga krimen na pumapatay kahit na anong klase ang gamitin DEATH PENALTY AGAD.

    • 30.2
      leona says:

      To what @johnny lin says…I agree wholeheartedly! But for our country if our gov’t cannot protect us from loose firearms and private armies, I prefer and agree to absolutely abolish allowing private persons and “private army” other than law enforcement personnel like soldiers [ should not be allowed to possess or carry firearms outside of camps except on missions, etc.] policemen, et. al., to possess or acquire firearms absolutely. R

      Repeal the law we have now on firearms.

      And if it so help, the gov’t and it’s law enforcement officials to improve enforcement for citrizens’ safety, no State immunity or gov’t enforcement agencies’ immunity will be recognized…meaning, citizens can sue them for damages, etc. for failure to protect, etc.

      The doctrine or principle of State Immunity in this instance should be removed by law and to reverse judicial jurisprudence on this score.

      The law that should be enacted for this must have a penalty always of ….life imprisonment…if the Death Penalty is reimpose, such penalty be the corresponding penalty specially when deaths results upon innocent victims due to or by use of firearms, etc.

      In short, make the propose law as harsh as the death and injuries committed. Equal punishment for the acts committed. No more no less.

      Political will is needed. You are right @Johnny lin!

      An example, I think is in Japan. In that country, no one, private persons, are allowed to bear or possess firearms.

  3. 29
    leona says:

    this is really off-topic but too concerned not to put this here…any of us with Kins in Connecticut, USA….Newtown, Ct., just had a slaughter yesterday of 21 children, ages 5-10 Years & 6 adults in the school . So sad a day for Connecticut and USA! I do have Kins but not in that city. Condolences to the victims’ Kins, friends, etc. Time for USA to remove their 2nd Amendment on right to bear arms. Land of the braves and also land of slaughter every now and then. I can’t think how the little ones were killed that way…sobs sobs sobs.

    • 29.1
      Joe America says:

      The tragedy is beyond imagination, and those of us with young ones certainly are jolted with horror and grief, as was president Obama, who has young teen daughters himself. But America is not the “land of slaughter” any more than the Philippines is, based upon the Ampatuan slaughter. Any nation of 300 million, or 95 million, will have its wee tiny share of crazy people who act out their angers or despair in horrible ways. It is a statistical quirk of humanity. It is perhaps more unrestrained in nations that are free, free to see violent movies or partake of violent video games. Those media are more dangerous than the killing weapons, for they shape the mind and psyche. So do parents.

      • 29.1.1
        raissa says:

        The mom owned a “Bushmaster”, Alan just told me.

        I don’t have a quarrel with the right to bear arms. But should this extend to civilians owning high-powered, assault weapons? Should civilians be allowed to carry around concealed weapons?

        I mean, if they are going to be carrying around weapons, shouldn’t they be compelled to display them in holsters? Like cowboys you know.

        Would you say that the US National Rifle Association is like our CBCP in the way it influences US politicians?

        • 29.1.1.1
          Joe America says:

          The second amendment has been debated vociferously for years and years. On one hand, it is an expression of confidence in the strength of American democracy that the State allows potential rebels to arm up. On the other hand, the US is no longer a gunslinging wild west, or ought not be. The ideal would be that we decare ourselves so civilized that we ban guns altogether. The counter-argument is that we are not civilized and crooks will get guns, legal or not. The idea of self defense is strong in America. I believe laws should be tightened up (no concealed weapons, no automatic weapons) and penalties for use of a gun improperly made more severe. It still won’t eliminate the lunatics. A person should be allowed to defend his home and loved ones with force.

          Yes, the NRA is exactly like the CBCP. Strong, loud. Many Americans worship their guns as Catholics do their God.

          • 29.1.1.1.1
            andrew lim says:

            ” The ideal would be that we decare ourselves so civilized that we ban guns altogether. The counter-argument is that we are not civilized and crooks will get guns, legal or not. The idea of self defense is strong in America. ”

            @joe america

            I have trouble understanding America’s obsession with self defense. The fatal flaw in that argument is that today’s upstanding citizen who needs guns to protect himself and his family could be tomorrow’s lunatic who decides to go on a shooting spree.So it makes sense to strictly limit gun possession.

            In countries with much more restrictive gun control, incidents like these are much lower.E.g. Britain.

            I am writing an essay on the formation of the Catholic Vote Philippines, which aims to deliver votes for its approved candidates. Lots of problematic situations that will arise from it.

            • Joe America says:

              @andrew lim. Well, you are correct about lunatics being able to get guns and the ideal is as you suggest.

              Americans have had their guns since inception. Revolutionary war when under-armed scrappy guerrillas defeated pretty coats all aligned. Wild west where guns were the law. Revolutionary war, a bloodbath of self defense of disparate values. The free world’s defender in WWI and WWII. People my age idolized cowboys and war machines as kids. Now it is video games. Plus Americans are competitive, physically. So that is the cultural reality, as hard to change as it is to rid the Philippines of its dynasties and guns and election murders.

              Indeed, today, it makes sense to aspire to a kinder, more civilized America. But look at all the lunatics around the world, holding guns. It is better if Americans remain tough fighters until other nations also see the value of talk over bullets and missiles.

              A lot of effort has bone into defending schools in America, but clearly, this one was vulnerable.

              I heartily recommend reading CPMer Coco’s guest blog at my site on Monday. He examines American culture and how it differs from Filipino. It is the best I’ve read. Better than James Fallows for insight.

          • 29.1.1.1.2
            raissa says:

            Amen, Brother.

            We seem to be on the same side on this matter.

            FYI, I only played with toy guns when I was a kid. I never had a doll.

          • 29.1.1.1.3
            springwoodman says:

            Australia has tight gun control laws and had a firearms buyback scheme, the National Firearm Agreement (NFA) in 1997. A study in 2010 came to the following conclusion:


            “With just under a decade of post-NFA deaths data now available, key studies based on time series data have agreed that there has been a significant fall in the number of firearm suicides in Australia since 1997. Firearm homicides also appear to have declined substantially, though with a smaller number of deaths per year, it is more difficult to be sure that this change was related to the NFA. At a minimum, there is some time series evidence against the notion that stricter gun laws have led to increases in total homicides.”

            The authors of the study caution that these results may not be extrapolated to other countries because of several factors, like border control, effectiveness of police organization, political support, competent execution of buyback, and the licensing of firearms.

        • 29.1.1.2
          Johnny Lin says:

          Yes NRA and CBCP are similar.
          Both are shooters!

          NRA members shoot with their freaking guns
          CBCP shoot with their foul mouth

          He he he

      • 29.1.2
        zamera says:

        Really very sad. What a way to end the semester!

        “As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago—these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” – part of Pres Obama statement

        Maybe this time, something solid would really be done. At least for the sake of the children.

        • 29.1.2.1
          Joe America says:

          Yes, very very tragic. American schools have put a lot of effort into defending their student populations. This one will further rachet up the defenses. It may also encourage a tightening of gun controls but it will not rid the population of lunatics.

          • 29.1.2.1.1
            zamera says:

            From the news (ABC news, I think), the children are all 6-7 years old and are from 2 classes. Fifteen out of 16 students were killed in one class, the 5 others are from the other class. Each one had 3-11 gunshot wounds.

            How would the lone student feel and cope that all his/her classmates perished the worst way possible? Can’t imagine at all.

            The loss of lives may not be as much as the Beslan tragedy, but there’s something nauseating when the victims are the innocents and the defenseless.

    • 29.2
      pinay710 says:

      talaga pong kalumbay lumbay ang nangyari sa Connecticut. yung mga walang kamalay malay na mga bata ang pinagdiskitahan ng walang kaluluwang salarin. at hindi lang mga bata pati ina nya pinatay din nya. sobra ang pumasok na demonyo sa isipan ng salarin. SUMALANGIT NAWA ANG MGA KALULUWA NG MGA WALANG MALAY NA MGA BATA!!

    • 29.3
      zamera says:

      Really very sad. What a way to end the semester!

      “As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago—these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”

      Maybe this time, something solid would really be done. At least for the sake of the children.

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/14/seo-obama-s-newtown-statement-full-transcript-video.html

    • 29.4
      Victin Luz says:

      @mam Leona ………..it is very hard to distinguish an insane , meaning real insane and not into drugs or something else…… Well dress , coat and tie with pin and couplings on formal parties, casual dress in a casual occasion , manners and etiquette they had during that time.

      In Philippines ang katok can be easily distinguish kung hindi sa pananamit sa pananalita, di po ba, katok talaga at ang pagkilos he heat may da ang baril iyan , llamas palang sa bakuran nila, it can already prevented by relatives. Not in USA.

      • 29.4.1
        Victin Luz says:

        Kung may dalang baril ang kapok sa Pilipinas nasa bakuran palang ng bahay nila ay pipigilan na sya ng mga kamag anak. Not in USA.

  4. 28
    Rigo says:

    The Naked Truth..what is the fuzz, guys? This naked run happens only once a year, I presume..so, if you feel like having some spice in your life and a little bit of a fun, go and watch it or better still, join them if you will..I reckon, wearing a mask added to the thrill..don’t be a square, go for it before it disappears..Cheers!

    • 28.1
      Victin Luz says:

      Why not ask the ANTI RH BILL to join then” HUBOT HUBAD RUN ” they might score a KO like Marquez did to Paquiao.

      But be prepared PRO RH BILL especially us CPEMRs , if they can do it, we will do it also the ” HUBOT HUBAD RUN ” . Payag ka ba @ mam Leona@ mam@pinay 710.?

      • 28.1.1
        rallie florencio says:

        David of the Bible and S. Francis of Assisi were known to have undress themselves publicly to show the purity of their intentions to give thanks and be humbled by the fact that they came to world naked and that is the truth. I do not know what UP does now as it becomes a regular scene every year for what purpose.
        Well, I know they have all the prepared answer to this to prove how intelligent they are where they will always justify their actions. The kind of mentality which I know from someone who was once a popular activist saying, “He who is not an activist in his youth has no heart and he who is still an activist as an adult has no head.”..I am sure when they grow old, they will almost say similar thing since there is nothing anymore to show that could impress or arouse the viewing public…:))

      • 28.1.2
        leona says:

        Aba! oO! Kailan?

        • 28.1.2.1
          pinay710 says:

          @mam leona bakit maliit ang una mong O? bantulot ka ba? darating ang araw darating tayo dyna ko na mismo ang magyaya na sumali tayo. hehehheeh huwag muna ngayon may apo pa akong menor de edad hindi pa nya maiintindihan yun. heheheh

          • 28.1.2.1.1
            vander anievas says:

            @pinay710@leona,
            sa inyong dalawa, mawalang galang na sa inyo. wag na kayong sasali sa Oblation run na iyan. kahit pa nakamaskara. kasi pag na-media iyan next year na may 2 gayot na kasali sa Run ay alam na ng mga cpmers kung sino sila. hahaha…hindi ko kayo panonoorin…in respect…:)

      • 28.1.3
        pinay710 says:

        hahahahah baka sa halip na manood sila eh magtakbuhan ehhehehehe makakakita sila ng mga prunes at kuluntoy na pinanggalingan nila hehehehheheehhe. nakupo HUWAG NA ISIPIN YAN AT KINIKILIG AKO SA HIYA!!HEHEHEHEH

        • 28.1.3.1
          Victin Luz says:

          Para mga mam @pinay 710 ……. That we Pro Bill are really fighting for the truth and the righteous path….. magmaskara naman and besides hinahamon ko din naman si Mitos Magsaysay at Lucy Torres, Paquiao , …isama na natin si ARGUELLES at PABILLO, Kung talagang totoo silang MAKATAO. He he

  5. 27
    moonie says:

    zorro, the mask crusader, hides behind a mask. the scarlet pimpernel has an alter ego. batman, ironman, superman, wonderwoman, dont they all wear masks and customes? many writers use pseudos too. and they help save humanity.

  6. 26
    baycas says:

    In the buff for EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

    Participation of women

    The two women who ran naked during the 2005 Oblation Run at UP Diliman
    During the December 2005 Oblation Run at UP Diliman, two unidentified naked women, reportedly Koreans, were seen tailing 30 members who were part of the event. This is the first ever instance that women took part in the occasion. The two, wearing masks to hide their identities, held banners promoting equal rights for women. After posing for photographers, they entered a car which then sped off. The act was condemned by APO.[2][25]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblation_Run#Participation_of_women

    Up close but not personal…

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/Women_oblation02.jpg

    • 26.1
      Victin Luz says:

      Iyan na nga sinasabi ko @sir Baycas……..how i wish to see Cong. MITOS Magsayasay and Lucy Torres protest against RH BILL with Cong. Rodriguez and Manny PAQUIAO na ” HUBOT HUBAD din” para it will be STRONGER PROTEST for the anti……Baka sakaling maka KO sila parang si MARQUEZ . Kahit nakatakip din mga mukha nila ok na iyon.

  7. 25

    What kind of homo sapiens will wear mask? Monkeys don’t. What
    courage is that that fights for symbols and hides behind masks?
    Who are these guys who prefers not to write their indignation but
    have fun showing their naked identity? Are their acts the heroism of
    impunity? Is this decency against prudery and puritanism
    in the academe?

  8. 24

    Ms Raissa, what about David Cortes Medalla poet genius? who seemed
    to be a contemporary of some avid CPM commenters?
    anything about his poems. am just to lazy to google.

    • 24.1

      I guess laziness has no match to curiosity and thirst for updates so I Googled David Cortez Medalla’s name:

      “At age 12, Medalla translated works of Blake, Shakespeare and Whitman into Filipino and lectured at University of the Philippines. At 14, he attended Columbia University on a scholarship to study philosophy and Greek drama.

      In 1955, he founded the Poetry Club of Manila and attended the art appreciation classes of Fernando Zobel at Ateneo de Manila University on Padre Faura. It was during this time that he began creating semi-figurative mixed-media work that would eventually form part of the original collection of Ateneo Art Gallery. Among these were “The Joyous Kingdom” and “My Sister at the Sewing Machine” (both 1956). “

      Thanks to the INQUIRER:

      http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/76790/david-cortez-medalla-comes-home

  9. 23
    Baltazar says:

    @Raissa,
    Isang request sana Madam – that is if you have time. Isang summary piece po ng CPM blockbusters for 2012. :-)

  10. 22
    kobe says:

    @victin luz 14.1, isn’t centigrade celsius now? your body temp at 26 degrees is low, are you hypothermic?or are you suffering from endocrine disorder? the normal body temp is supposed to be 32 degree celsius.

  11. 21
    pinay710 says:

    http://www.ellentordesillas.com/2012/12/13/whats-pacquaio-take-on-his-mens-boorish-actions/

    nakakahiya ang ginawa ng mga kasamahan ni pacquiao sa photo journalist na ito. hindi basta basta photographer ang taong ito ayon sa kanyang bio. talo na sila wala pang sportmanship. maitatago ba nila ang pagbagsak ni pacquiao?

    • 21.1
      curveball says:

      Isa lang tawag natin dyan… pikon.
      Nuong sila ang nananalo tuwang tuwa na kunan ng pictures kahit saan at kahit ano oras pa.
      Tapos ngayon natalo/KO ayaw pakunan?
      Di pikon nga sila.

  12. 20
    Tomas Gomez III says:

    @baycas,@johnny lin, et al……It just came to me…although it is pretty ancient…..there was a silly tho’ lilting song. “Take Off the Mask” from a Broadway musical….”New Faces of 1952″ I came across this record when I was a disc jockey 1957’s. when you folks have the time, check out YouTube. I just did.

  13. 19
    raissa says:

    Sorry guys,

    The visitors “widget” on the right sidebar crashed when I updated “Jetpack”.

  14. 18
    Rene-Ipil says:

    PNoy certified the RH bill as urgent.

    The naked truth is that PNoy smells blood and delivers the blow that kills. The killer instinct that a matador needs to deliver a coup de grace. PNoy finally unsheathed his sword in the final stage of RH fight akin to the “tercio del muerte” of a bullfight.

  15. 17
    moonie says:

    they dont have a designated priapus, king of the day.

  16. 16
    kobe says:

    they should all go for prostate checks, also for testecular cancer. I’ll get the gloves ready. I notice some have protracted testis and may need orchidoplasty. females running? not when they have dysmenorrea or menses and drop the tampoons. I reckon it’s uncomfortable, their mammary glands are probably engorged and tender.

  17. 15
    tristanism says:

    I have read all the comments here so far. and truly
    talking about patotoys never fails to bring out
    the grade 4 pupils inside grown men. :)

    • 15.1
      fed_up says:

      I don’t know, but maybe that’s one ‘naked’ truth about us grown up Filipinos. I remember one foreigner saying, upon seeing ‘iud(s)’ (isaw ng manok) being peddled by children on the sidewalk, etc, “it looks like sex in this country is always in the mind.” Then, as the men grow up “harmless”, sex becomes “only” in the mind.

      • 15.1.1
        leona says:

        …cite us with something to believe, a country where it’s people don’t always have sex in their mind!…Don’t even try to cite the Batican!

        • 15.1.1.1
          leona says:

          …in SF Calif USA, women filed suit against City’s ban on nudity. They demand equality. The link

          City responds to lawsuit against nudity ban
          Neal J. Riley, Marisa Lagos
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          The city attorney urged a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit against San Francisco’s nudity ban filed by activists who say the ordinance violates their constitutional rights.

          “Public nudity bans are a long-standing feature of municipal codes throughout the nation, and their constitutionality has been repeatedly affirmed by the courts – including the U.S. Supreme Court,” City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement.

          The ordinance, passed by the Board of Supervisors this month and scheduled to take effect Feb. 1, prohibits individuals from exposing their genital region in public places. Legislation sponsor Supervisor Scott Wiener said public nudity was the No. 1 complaint among his constituents in the Castro district, where a group of men would disrobe daily at Jane Warner Plaza.

          Herrera also said that equal protection claims made by the plaintiffs could undermine the exceptions in the law, like permitting nudity at events like Bay to Breakers and the Folsom Street Fair.

          “The nudism advocates seem to have taken the position that if they can’t be naked everywhere, no one can be naked anywhere,” he said.

          Christina DiEdoardo, who is representing four nudity activists who filed the lawsuit, said she was “disappointed but not surprised” by the city’s action. She said Herrera’s argument that nudity bans have been upheld in other cities wasn’t relevant.

          “To say that is ridiculous. In other parts of the country there are lots of things that are legal that we wouldn’t tolerate in San Francisco,” DiEdoardo said. “Plastic bags, for instance.”

          – Neal J. Riley

          Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/City-responds-to-lawsuit-against-nudity-ban-4116968.php#ixzz2F4fHcQBd

  18. 14
    francis says:

    Hubad sa katotohanan na maraming tao ang hindi nila alam na hindi nila alam na di nila kilala ang Diyos. Adam and Eve was not really hubad… they were clothed with the robe of righteousness of God – pure are they to themselves dahil sila lang dalawa, walang kalaswaan. Ngayon kasi, dahil sa makasalanang estado ng tao, lahat na marumi… yung mga naghubad na tatakbo anong malinis na hangarin nila na pwedeng makita ng Diyos na malinis at katanggap tanggap sa Kanya. Wala… At yung mga pupunta para manood, bakit?… Anong malinis na hangarin meron sila para manood nito … sa tingin ng bawat partido, it is an art a display of whatever they thought na magandang aral para sa lahat????? This is one question for all of us to meditate upon… Why do you do what you do? Did God ask you to do it? or Are you doing it for the glory of God? When we all come face to face with God, lahat tayo magsusulit. He will ask a categorical question: What did you do on earth that will merit you to come and live with me in heaven? Did you receive the gift I gave you? All of us tend to do that which matters only for a time… but what about that one thing that matters that will matter so much for each one for eternity… Eternity with God?… or is it eternity to nowhere?…. You may not be like these men who are going to run naked in the streets of UP… but you can be running naked all your life in the truth of what God would like you to have… Each one of us is precious in the eyes of God… He wanted all of us to be clothed in righteousness before Him… but we have to decide to seek that which God wants us to have… Jesus.

    • 14.1
      Victin Luz says:

      ABA @francis …. I dis agree with you , kasi ako pag makakakita ng Hubot HUBAD , walang kalaswalaswa sa akin. If my body temperature was 26 deg. Centigrade after looking a HUBAD man or woman , my body temperature raimains the same.

      And how do you describe ” malaswa pala ” ? To be fair not only the men will run HUBAD but also the women. PATAS at TABLA

      • 14.1.1
        leona says:

        …some say “malaswa” has no redeeming societal value! I know it when I see it…sabi ng isang justice sa SC ng US…

      • 14.1.2
        macspeed says:

        he he he he there is no sin if their is no malice, in the beach where people are naked, malice is none, if all people in all walks of life are naked going to the office,school, universities, work etc…does malice matters? he he he he i like your idea he he he

    • 14.2
      leona says:

      @francis…so you were the third person in Paradise eh? Otherwise you wouldn’t know about it!

  19. 13
    baycas says:

    The Bare Truth

    In Dance.

    They are the handiwork of the lukayo, women way past their sexual prime who dance at weddings where they wave the phalluses like trophies, brandish them like swords, twirl them like batons, or thrust them like, well, phalluses.

    According to Ramon Obusan, who will be named the National Artist for Dance on Friday, the dance of the lukayo is a nearly 200-year old ritual that celebrates marriage and binds communities. For the women who take part, he says. “it is also a chance to assert their independence” and to mock male power, which the phallus represents.

    http://pcij.org/blog/2006/06/06/old-women-playing-with-wooden-dicks-how-i-witness-got-into-trouble-with-the-censors

    The Arts and Sciences*…It’s more fun in the Philippines.

    —–
    *The masked APOs ran naked in the U.P. Arts and Sciences Building

  20. 12
    priscila sereno -reyes says:

    2years ago nag 50 years aniversary ang isa sa pinakamalaking department store dito sa vienna ang promotion nila e 1st 100 people sa isang araw (friday) na papasok sa store nila ng hubo at hubad at pag labas nila sa store e nakadamit na sila (libre ang naka suot sa katawan nila pag labas ng store).autrian ang american artist join to a big naked pictorial,bata, matanda can join ,nag lalakad lang sa kalye mag huhubad na lang makikihiga rin sa kalye for them its fun and natural and its art,walang malisiya sila .
    for me its ok na mag hubad sila as long they dont harm anybody.

  21. 11
    Johnny Lin says:

    Bakit walang nanood na Bading sa Oblation run?

    walang suporta “Ang Ladlad” sa Oblation run
    Dahil national initiation rites ng APO yun para sa may kakapiranggot na “pee-inis”(pag maliit)

    Pag malaki(penis)
    He he he

    • 11.1
      AUGUST C FERNANDO says:

      Sabi ni Igang Johnny: “…“pee-inis”(pag maliit)… Pag malaki(penis)
      He he he”

      Pero sabi ng mga babae pag maliit daw ay hindi penis, kundi PANG-INIS lang!

      Alam nyo na siguro kung bakit! Hahahaha!

    • 11.2
      bengo says:

      Hi Johnny,
      Marami ngang bading – sila ang grupong pinaka-excited and excitable. No objection to that.
      Also, this is not part of initiation rite. The APO National Org cannot and does not meddle in campus affairs, moreso, if it is from UP Diliman. The Oblation Run was originally conceived to call attention to Marcos’ ban on the showing of Hubad na Bayani in UP, and later transformed to call Government/ UP Administration’s inaction on burning issues.
      This is UP’s most-awaited event after the Lantern Parade and a great day for UP Students as both are usually held on the same day.

      • 11.2.1
        Johnny Lin says:

        @bengo

        Dyuk yun
        kasi yung pic ni Raissa puro babae nanonood, yung isa para bang bumubulong ng
        Dios ko dai, dapat talaga nag takip ng mukha sa kahihiyan,malaki pa hintuturo ko.
        Peks man!
        He he he

  22. 10
    pinay710 says:

    hindi pa ako naka kita ng oblation run. at hindi ko din alam ang layunin nila. meron na bang kabutihan ang nagwa ng pagtakbo nila ng hubad? ano yun katuwaan lang or ano ang layunin ng pagtakbo ng hubad. meron na ba nagawang kabutihan sa bayan or sa paaralan?sa mga magaaral ng abogasya sa UP di ba parang sinasabi na ilantad ang katotohanan ?inilalantad ba nila ang katotohanan pagka nasa korte na sila?

    • 10.1
      Victin Luz says:

      Mukhang sang ayon ako sa iyo@pinay 710…..HUBAD …… What good does it make to the society? We really have to see some more justifying reasons of being ” HUBAD ”

      If a group of women will do the same and will not be charged or condemn by the court or from the public eye’s ,… before , now and after then we can say what they did were lawful and righteous . ..my own opinion lang PO….

      For every action there is equal and opposite re-action………..for the ” kalalakihan na tumatakbo na Hubot Hubad ” we still have to wait ” an equal and opposite reaction ” to these.

      • 10.1.1
        macspeed says:

        mga hayup tayo pero may utak para wag magpakahayup, bakit pa sila nagmaskara? ibig sabihin kontra din sila sa ginagawa nila kahayupan, alam nila kasi mali, makita sila ng nanay nila o tatay o mga kapatid, kaya ikinahihiya nila kaya nagtago sa likod ng maskara, mga UP pa man din kayo, balang araw isa sa inyo magiging pinuno, masisikmura nyo bang isipin ang mga ganitong bagay? Gumawa na lang kayo ng public service, halimbawa magpakain sa mga pulubi sa loob ng isang buwan o isang linggo, para naman yun susunod sa inyo may tinatanaw na kabutihan, maging idol pa kayo, diyan di na kayo magmamaskara….Ang paggawa ng kabutihan sa kapuwa ay gawaing makaDiyos, synchronize sa creation, isang uri ng dasal, kahit di ka na magsimba, iyong pagtulong sa kapuwa ay higit pa sa isinisimba sa araw ng linggo o araw ng biyernes sa mga muslim…sa mga maghuhubad pa sa mga darating na taon, mag isip naman kayo ng makatao ayon sa kabutihan…

        • 10.1.1.1
          leona says:

          @macspeed…”Sa pag kababata ko lang yan” sabi ni ?? Tama ka dito sa sabi mo “mag pakain sila sa iba” etc. !

          Tama ka na naman…biro mo isa sa tumakbo HUBA! nag maskara lang, subalit naging CJ ng Korte Suprema sa loob ng dalawang poong taon? Ka li-it-li-it yun sa kanya? [ sabi ng kasama niya noon tumakbo sila, naging PARI siya!] Pee-nish!

          Tama na …ako!

    • 10.2
      Rene-Ipil says:

      Pinay, Victin @10

      The U.P. Oblation symbolizes an offering of selfless dedication and service to the nation. It was based on part of Rizal’s “Mi Ultimo Adios”.

      “In fields of battle, deliriously fighting,
      Others give you their lives, without doubt, without regret;
      Where there’s cypress, laurel or lily,
      On a plank or open field, in combat or cruel martyrdom,
      If the home or country asks, it’s all the same–it matters not.”

      The U.P. Oblation run served as a protest 40 years ago on the political situation during the Marcos regime. Now, it is about the current political, economic, etc. conditions in the country.

      The Oblation that we we see now in U.P. Diliman, Los Banos, Iloilo, etc. are mere replicas where the genitals are covered. The original is kept in a building at U.P. Diliman. Please read Wikipedia’s “Oblation (University of the Philippines)”.

      • 10.2.1
        Victin Luz says:

        @yes sir Rene I got your message … Offering of selfless dedication a protest ….. But I
        should say , it will be more realistic and true if women also, together with those men are allowed to ” RUN NAKED ” and to use ” maskara ” to cover their faces.

        We were already on the millennium age in an advanced electronic/computer era. Maybe in 5 to 10 year’s time or earlier car or automobiles will run in our skies like an airplane, man must be stronger physically than a woman but that was all. Women were now in equal footing’s with men. So let them ” HUBAD and run ” to show to the Filipino people the strongest protest of whatever they are opposing.

        We can not allow those men doing it alone without women, otherwise their will be discrimination and i should say it’s half bake protest sir . My opinion Lang PO.

      • 10.2.2
        Baltazar says:

        And to dash the discussion with a little trivia, how true is it that the original oblation was modeled after FPJ’s dad – ‘dopoe sr?

        • 10.2.2.1
          Victin Luz says:

          Baltazar@ I heard that also ” Kung may time ka or any source paki post mo naman dito sir, he he it will be an interesting reading materials for us ” please Lang po

    • 10.3
      springwoodman says:

      What’s wrong with running around in your birthday suit?

    • 10.4
      leona says:

      …sabayan mo ng takbo at mag tanong ka sa ISA…ANONG LAYU NIN MO? Sagot nya: NGEEEKKKKK! LAYU KA!

      • 10.4.1
        pinay710 says:

        suhestyon ko lang. mas mabuti kung sa harapan ng korte suprema sila tumakbo ng hubad. maraming bagay na maipararating sila sa mga hues ng kataasan taasang hukuman. ibig sabihin hubarin nila ang mga balot nilang kasinungalingan, pagtatakip sa mga katotoohanan at ilantad ang mga dapat malaman ng lipunan. dun sila dapat magtakbuhan ng hubad. at humatol sila ng walang itatagong kinikilingan. mayaman o mahirap pareparehong nakahubad agn kanilang mga hatol sa may kasalanan. walang itatago malinaw sa mata ng hahatol.

    • 10.5
      vander anievas says:

      hindi nila inilalantad ang katotohanan sa korte. NILALANTA lang. kaya pag lanta na, wala ng kaso. wala nang maghahabol. nalanta na.

  23. 9
    Yen678 says:

    … most priests are against RH Bill because it is not the will of God… but why are they silent when it comes to their colleague’s affairs with women – others having children out of wedlock… news of molestation done to some boys… or some being caught inside honky-tonk bars… why the double-standard? — just wondering.

    • 9.1
      chit navarro says:

      because priests are HYPOCRITES!!!!

    • 9.2
      kontrapilo says:

      Yan ang HUBAD na katotohanan, mga hipokrito, PARI AT ABOGADO, they all tell lies , they manipulate the lies to become the truth. Tingnan nyo ang mga ginagawa nila, di ba halos mag kamukha sila, mga sinungaling, pag may pera ka, kahit isa kang kriminal magagawa nila na banal, ganon din sa pari, to those who can afford to pay good money, special ka sa kanilang misa, di ba may special na binyag, special na kasal, special na panalangin sa patay, special, lahat may bayad, from womb to tomb, from conception to resurrection,

      • 9.2.1
        curveball says:

        Ang alam ko sabi sa bibliya, kung ikaw ay susunod sa yapak ng panginoon (lalo na ang mga kaparian) dapat ay maging mababa/humble ka sa iyung mga nasasakupan.
        Pero ang katotohanan, mas komportable at mas sagana pa ang buhay nila kaysa mga deboto/katoliko na “pinagsisilbihan” nila.
        So sobra nila dami ng “benepisyo” nila di na nga sila maabot ng masa eh.
        May magandang kotse, masarap na pagkain, magandang bahay at tulugan.
        Kung sabihin nila na dapat ay mayroon sila special place/treatment di dapat sila magsibli sa simbahan. Dahil kasama sa pagsilbi sa panginoon ang pagyakap din sa sakripisyo at pagtitiis. Tulad ng uri ng pamumuhay, pagkain, trabaho/paglilingkod.
        Dahil sa bokasyon nila ito ay dapat sila ang magsilbing huwaran sa pagiging mapagkumbaba, mapagkalinga, mapagmahal, mapagpasensya at mapagtiis.

      • 9.2.2
        leona says:

        Have you read a true human experience, a lawyer and priest fighting? For the truth of each side? That was not the moment the two were conspiring to hide the truth. The lawyer had a superior truer idea of the truth than the priest.? Sino? Mag total recall ka?

        ‘Antay kami dito!

    • 9.3
      leona says:

      …you wanna know the answer?…’cause when their colleagues are caught in their SINS-tuations, will they say: GUILTY?…No…they cover them colleagues with their KOSACKS!…wrap ‘em up and send ‘em to another place! Silence follows…tsk tsk tsk.

  24. 8
    fed_up says:

    Let me share you with my own “naked” experience about UP Diliman.

    In 1962, I had a bosom high school friend who was attending the College of Medicine there. He was then boarding at Bacood, Sta. Mesa, Manila and used to commute between Sta. Mesa and Diliman with his Lambretta scooter.

    Riding tandem with him one day, he toured me around the campus and pointed to me the different buildings: Vinzons Hall, College of Medicine, Liberal Arts, College of Engineering, etc.

    Dreaming to become an Engineer one day but had stopped due to poverty, I was attracted to go inside the central ground level of the Engineering building which turned out to be a parking area. On one of the square column posts was written:

    “There was a lady from the west
    With two big apples upon her breast
    And an eagle’s nest between her legs
    Where many a cowboy lay their eggs.

    I didn’t know if the poem was written to spite the Americans (anti-American fervor was running high then and UP was known to be a bastion of strong Filipino nationalism) or just a spontaneous outpouring of “naked” poetic emotion.

    I wonder where is the author of that poem now if he is still living.

    • 8.1
      Magda says:

      This is an old poem. I heard that when I was in Grade 5 and I am 63 now.

    • 8.2
      Tomas Gomez III says:

      Most probably the same author of “Kilroy was here!” or also the ribald limerick….”I”m looking under a two-legged wonder !!! “……as a take off from “I”m looking over a four-leaf clover….”
      I think I remember the author’s name, though……I think he used a nom de plum…..and it is……Anon. !

      • 8.2.1
        Tomas Gomez III says:

        OOOOPS!!! nom de plume…..not a finger error…..it was a lapse in the cerebral synapse.
        Comes with age, you know!!!

    • 8.3
      leona says:

      …that is the origin of now the movie Cowboys vs Aliens!

  25. 7
    Johnny Lin says:

    Cause of the Naked Run was for freedom from cybercrime law. The fraternity is highly respected.

    Yet The Oblivion naked runners remind us of Makapilis, Filipino traitors, during Japanese occupation with their covered faces.

    Oblivion symbolism would be more appreciated if the runners were not masked.

    Oblivion does not wear, Batman, Zorro, Lone Ranger or Spider-Man mask.

    In the Philippines wearing face cover symbolizes the “snitch”

    In Philadelphia “naked bike”is run annually, participants do not cover their face, men and women. Courage to reveal the face is freedom of expression.

    Seems wearing face mask is antithesis to their cause of cause for freedom!

    APO frat members have many well known leaders, not anonymous role models.

    • 7.1
      Johnny Lin says:

      Sorry, Oblation, not Oblivion

      • 7.1.1
        raissa says:

        I was wondering what you meant.

        • 7.1.1.1
          netty says:

          That Oblivion is the wonderment of wonderment, blush. I guess the saying if you got it , you flaunt it doesn’t fit here, for this is a naked run for a cause. Are they really wearing masks nowadays? If that’s the case then why not just hold cover the crown jewels and run. Where is the fun there and the freedom of expression? OHOH I’m singing in the rain. : ) blush again ) Happy Holidays Raissa, Family and ALL.

    • 7.2
      Tomas Gomez III says:

      This institutional expression of freedom loses personality when the person of the ‘expressor’ is masked and therefore consigned to ‘oblivion.’ The run, however, appears to be consistent with being Filipino. The cultural element of ‘hiya.’……..Hiya sa mukha, walang-hiya sa ibaba! Nonetheless….it is fun…it is now tradition…..an annual shrine to the exhuberance of youth. Maybe stories to tell the ‘apos.”

      My uncles were Upsilonians……two bayaws, Sigma Rho-ans….a former office mate is an A.P.O. and he is now VP of PH. I could’nt make it to Diliman, myself…..got stuck in Mendiola!

      • 7.2.1
        baycas says:

        The naked truth to @Johnny Lin is that most men and women here, including yours truly, are plying the Internet highway with “masks in our faces”.

        I salute you @Buddy for only few of you are capable of saying,

        This institutional expression of freedom loses personality when the person of the ‘expressor’ is masked and therefore consigned to ‘oblivion.’

        I just try to contain that freedom of expression with sensible comments.

        However, at other times, I get carried away with so much freedom. I apologize for that.

        • 7.2.1.1
          Joe America says:

          Ha, I had to laugh, given that I wear a mask whist blogging.

          I’ll take it off when the Philippines has (1) a mature sense of freedom of expression, sans extrajudicial solutions, (2) fair courts with reasoned case law supporting their decisions, and (3) attorneys I can trust will argue a good case, under law.

          I figure that will be about 50 years from now.

        • 7.2.1.2
          Johnny Lin says:

          Protecting privacy by masking real identity not unusual for shyness
          Flaunting privates by wearing mask, unheard of among Streakers bragadaccio.

          Dolly Parton should be the muse of APO: “if you have it, flaunt it”

          When I have the courage to flaunt my private parts, I would reveal my face and real name hanging like a necklace.

          @August my friend, When I will have the courage to show off, don’t have to drink Viagra for ovation,
          only say the word C-Alice, it will salute you in attention followed by an encore.
          He he he

          • 7.2.1.2.1
            Baltazar says:

            @Johnny Lin,
            Be careful with C-Alice my friend. It may induce hallucinatory Wonderland where you think that you are big and standing straight and the rest are all small and bowing down and some are even shy enough , retracting behind the bush :-)

        • 7.2.1.3
          Tomas Gomez III says:

          I appreciate the recognition you accord me. thanks very much.

  26. 6
    andrew lim says:

    Never got to see this live while in UP, but joined another frat. Funny if you have a distinctive body type and your friends recognize you in the crowd… Or if you fall down while running and you’re unmasked…

    A sorority should also do this… :) Then that will really cause a lot of trouble for UP.

    • 6.1
      zamera says:

      I think some of the sorority members already did, in Diliman campus :) Not as totally naked as the men though :D

      • 6.1.1
        Victin Luz says:

        Women must also be totally naked to become a re-action that will counter act the men’s action by then whatever their purpose of ” HUBAD na tumatakbo ” it was justified. But until then a big question mark will not vanish.

  27. 5
    springwoodman says:

    I find it strange that in an outwardly prudish society, there is the problem of overpopulation.

  28. 4
    Rene-Ipil says:

    I understand that only those with healthy bodies and wholesome nature can participate in the oblation run. I mean the first for the runners and the second for the audience.

  29. 3
    Joe America says:

    The libertarian in me has a contradiction about this. I prefer modesty. There is a gentleness to modesty, as though the secret us should be revealed only to one dear enough to experience the sensuality the human body brings to life in one’s intimate partnering. The Greeks admired the body, I know. Naked athletes throwing balls and arrows and running free like the wind.

    I don’t mind if the kids express themselves. They need to establish that they are independent of overly constraining social mores. We all go through that phase. You have to break free to find your own path.

    But you won’t find me ogling them. Or prancing with them, either.

    For sure.

    • 3.1
      Joe America says:

      What’s with the masks, though. Are they ashamed of their espressions?

      • 3.1.1
        zamera says:

        Actually, some years ago, the initiation rites of Alpha Phi omega in UP were either public or private. If one chooses public, you’ll be humiliated publicly. For the ladies, they call their handlers Lord or Lady (if I remember it right), and they do all other ridiculous or slavish things for the handlers, in public of course. My friends who joined washed their handlers’ 1 month worth of laundry, bought them food from their own allowances, etc. And finally, after a month or so of doing all those tasks, some little paddling. I say little, as at least they could still somehow walk normally after they had it.

        For the men though, it’s different. If one chooses public humiliation, they do all those tasks, plus some paddling too, and then the oblation run either in August, and December, during UP Christmas parade. Joe, just as well that they are masked or wearing paper bags over their heads. People watching are very, well, frank :) They will be yelling the descriptions of what they see : too small, so black, “supot”, etc.

        • 3.1.1.1
          Baltazar says:

          LOL! One time, we were joking with Indian colleagues who were asking us to find them suitable Pinay girlfriends. We knew they are non-Muslims , so they are shrouded (“supot”; lemme us my own term for fun) , so we told them that they first have to go under the scalpel ; or hammer and chisel because Pinays don’t like shrouded men;

          • 3.1.1.1.1
            Tomas Gomez III says:

            How about “hooded menace?” as we referred to an office mate who was…..
            “fot-su!” btw, mine was neither scalpel, hammer nor chisel. It was a super-sharpened three-inch pen knife (Laseta [?] ) with foreskin over a tiny anvil made of wood.!!!!! done by a “karpintero” somewhere along the riles in Balic-balic. ARAY!!!! Plus a wad of masticated tender guava leaves and shreds of “kamiseta” for bandage. (Neither bragging nor complaining……..just reminiscing ! and……. thanks for evoking/inducing memories)

            • pinay710 says:

              @sir tomas, tapos pagbagsak ng lanseta nalunok noong bata yung guava leaves. hehehehe ano na ang ginamit? that happens every summer vacation.

              • Tomas Gomez III says:

                As a matter of fact…natuyu-an ang lalamunan ko. ‘Yung karpintero ang nagsusubo, agad-agad ngumuya at itinapal sa sugat!!! dalawang kahang “Camel” (sigarilyo) ang kapalit ng pag-tuli!

              • Baltazar says:

                But seriously, for men, this is the only physical pain that comes to our horror and in fact for other cultures in other parts of the world and to a quite low percentage of Pinoy men, its not there. It is anyways irrelevant to SSS (safe satisfying sex) . But for women , the childbirth (sometimes unwanted) – the pain and the danger – they are real and they commonly experience it more than once. Bottom line: RH Bill must pass.

            • zamera says:

              Ahhahha! Sir Tomas, it’s a nice trip down the memory lane. Some of my fondest memories of UP were those I’ve spent with good friends and block mates, the lantern/Christmas parade, and the expected and unexpected oblation runs by the APO :D

              That summer, kahit ayaw po niyo, pinagsuot kayo ng saya/palda? :D

        • 3.1.1.2
          leona says:

          …or that’s a big sleeping swing hulk! with little blackie chalky brother there!

  30. 2
    AUGUST C FERNANDO says:

    I, loved, jose, garcia, villa,
    how, i wish, he, were, still, around,
    and. mesmerizing, us, especially,
    with, his, comma, poems,

  31. 1
    baycas says:

    Aah,
    Safe…
    Safe and
    Aah…aah…and
    Oh, satisfying…
    Aah, safe and satisfying sex
    Six senators objected to aah safe and, oh, so…
    “Satisfying sex life”, able to reproduce, free to decide, how often or not

    A Fibonacci poem inspired by this…

    http://www.rappler.com/nation/17288-male-senators-uneasy-with-‘safe,-satisfying-sex’

    • 1.1
    • 1.2
      leona says:

      …for men who arrives at the destination…aRaRaRaaaaaahRRRH! …pissSSSTTHHH…like a bus’ sounds of its air-brakes stopping…that’s a fact!

      …the worsssyt are women….ooohhhHHHHHH My G….d!….that’s a fact! Why G…d?

      …but Aah Safe…Aah..aah..Safe and… it’s a baseball game!…

    • 1.3
      Johnny Lin says:

      “Safe and satisfying sex”
      was the dream of the Oblation runners.

      They flaunted what they didn’t have
      Thus they covered their faces

      For they were ashame having teeny weeny ding a ling.
      He he he

      • 1.3.1
        baycas says:

        A focus on the diminutive but mighty head is enough for Internet Freedom.

        Portraying that a “keyboard is mightier than the sword” is almost always done INCOGNITO anyway.

        Well, as the 60 or so streakers said in their tarp-banner…

        KEEP OFF OUR
        PRIVATES
        pace…

        Just gaze at them.

        …And the ovation crowd just did as the oblation ran for 30 minutes.

        • 1.3.1.1
          AUGUST C FERNANDO says:

          I’ve go with an standing ovation if any of the runners has his STANDING while he is running! Mahirap kasi un eh. Un ngang nakahiga ka na at may nakahiga sa tabi mo — pareho kayong naked reclining oblation e kung minsan mahirap mag STAND… headache, stress, etcetera. Or ugly bedmate. Those are the factors.

          • 1.3.1.1.1
            baycas says:

            I’ve go with an standing ovation if any of the runners has his STANDING while he is running!

            I didn’t quite get this. Especially in relation to my “And the ovation crowd just did as the oblation ran for 30 minutes.

            • leona says:

              …running like a Centaur? …IT standing while running…30 MINUTES? one in the ovation crowd is yelling “DEAN! WASH YOUR MASKARA FACE NOW! THEY WOMEN ARE BEHIND YOU!”

      • 1.3.2
        Joe America says:

        What a wonderful Shakespearian moment you have gifted us, Johnny.

        he he indeed

        • 1.3.2.1
          baycas says:

          I beg to disagree…

          Jose Garcia Villa

          Ikaw na!

          • 1.3.2.1.1
            Johnny Lin says:

            Dreams of “satisfying sex”was understandable but do you know why the other dream was “safe sex”? They can’t use condoms!

            Why?

            Cause no condom will fit tight even at “ding a ling” mightiest.
            coverall too loose all the time.
            That indeed is really tiny!
            He he he

            • pinay710 says:

              OH MY GOD!!! ang layo ng narating ng topic na OBLATION!!!

              MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

              • Tomas Gomez III says:

                Going all the way back to 1.3…….. Looks like there is no ‘Standing’ ovation during the oblation run. Since CPM is an adult gathering, let me say…….da spirit is willing but ‘el tarugo’ unwilling……..Ergo, might we not refer to the ‘naked truth’ event also as “the run of the dis-priapic satyricons.”

  32. Johnny Lin says:

    Connecticut USA school massacre
    NRA principles: preserve Second Amendment rights to keep highpowered guns very affirdable, for sportsmen, “guns don’t kill, people do”

    Maguindanao Philippines massacre
    Powerful principle: “what are we in power for”, extrajudicial killing, life is cheap/ hired guns(people)cheaper

    Common denominator: easy availability of guns

    Two common solutions for both countries:
    1. tighten laws, punish severely the violators
    2. Political will

    Talk is also cheap!

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      Johnny@30

      In the Connecticut slaughter the gunman got his hand guns at his expense. Meaning that he was merely allowed by the State to own guns for his protection and that of his property. Assuming that the firearms were legitimately acquired. So the issue is about the citizen’s right to bear arms.

      In the Maguindanao massacre the more than a hundred gunmen involved were provided the firearms by the State for the protection of its people. The gunmen had the duty to safeguard their victims but instead butchered them.

      In Connecticut the State administrators were negligent in allowing a lunatic to bear weapons. So the problem is how to improve the procedures in gun acquisition by ordinary citizens. But in Maguindanao the evil State administrators were in conspiracy with the evil provincial administrators in bringing havoc to its own people. So the problem really is how to put these evil men and women out of this civilized world. Jailing them would not be enough. The Filipino people have a tough problem on hand.

      • Johnny Lin says:

        Still, common factor is easy access to guns, one by procurement, the other by handout.

        • pinay710 says:

          tama po “easy access of guns” pagmataas na opisyal ka lalo na sa mga probinsya mayroon private army. lahat ng parivate armies may mga baril, paano yung mga magagaling na Pilipino na marunong gumawa ng homemade guns(sumpak) mapipigilan ba yun? at yung mga PULIS(kalakaran na sa kapulisan ang pagbebenta nila ng mga baril nila) na nagbebenta ng mga baril nila tapos declare lang nila na NAWALA KUNO? kahit batas natin hindi kayang pigilan ang mga ito. dapat yugn mga krimen na pumapatay kahit na anong klase ang gamitin DEATH PENALTY AGAD.

    • leona says:

      To what @johnny lin says…I agree wholeheartedly! But for our country if our gov’t cannot protect us from loose firearms and private armies, I prefer and agree to absolutely abolish allowing private persons and “private army” other than law enforcement personnel like soldiers [ should not be allowed to possess or carry firearms outside of camps except on missions, etc.] policemen, et. al., to possess or acquire firearms absolutely. R

      Repeal the law we have now on firearms.

      And if it so help, the gov’t and it’s law enforcement officials to improve enforcement for citrizens’ safety, no State immunity or gov’t enforcement agencies’ immunity will be recognized…meaning, citizens can sue them for damages, etc. for failure to protect, etc.

      The doctrine or principle of State Immunity in this instance should be removed by law and to reverse judicial jurisprudence on this score.

      The law that should be enacted for this must have a penalty always of ….life imprisonment…if the Death Penalty is reimpose, such penalty be the corresponding penalty specially when deaths results upon innocent victims due to or by use of firearms, etc.

      In short, make the propose law as harsh as the death and injuries committed. Equal punishment for the acts committed. No more no less.

      Political will is needed. You are right @Johnny lin!

      An example, I think is in Japan. In that country, no one, private persons, are allowed to bear or possess firearms.

  33. leona says:

    this is really off-topic but too concerned not to put this here…any of us with Kins in Connecticut, USA….Newtown, Ct., just had a slaughter yesterday of 21 children, ages 5-10 Years & 6 adults in the school . So sad a day for Connecticut and USA! I do have Kins but not in that city. Condolences to the victims’ Kins, friends, etc. Time for USA to remove their 2nd Amendment on right to bear arms. Land of the braves and also land of slaughter every now and then. I can’t think how the little ones were killed that way…sobs sobs sobs.

    • Joe America says:

      The tragedy is beyond imagination, and those of us with young ones certainly are jolted with horror and grief, as was president Obama, who has young teen daughters himself. But America is not the “land of slaughter” any more than the Philippines is, based upon the Ampatuan slaughter. Any nation of 300 million, or 95 million, will have its wee tiny share of crazy people who act out their angers or despair in horrible ways. It is a statistical quirk of humanity. It is perhaps more unrestrained in nations that are free, free to see violent movies or partake of violent video games. Those media are more dangerous than the killing weapons, for they shape the mind and psyche. So do parents.

      • raissa says:

        The mom owned a “Bushmaster”, Alan just told me.

        I don’t have a quarrel with the right to bear arms. But should this extend to civilians owning high-powered, assault weapons? Should civilians be allowed to carry around concealed weapons?

        I mean, if they are going to be carrying around weapons, shouldn’t they be compelled to display them in holsters? Like cowboys you know.

        Would you say that the US National Rifle Association is like our CBCP in the way it influences US politicians?

        • Joe America says:

          The second amendment has been debated vociferously for years and years. On one hand, it is an expression of confidence in the strength of American democracy that the State allows potential rebels to arm up. On the other hand, the US is no longer a gunslinging wild west, or ought not be. The ideal would be that we decare ourselves so civilized that we ban guns altogether. The counter-argument is that we are not civilized and crooks will get guns, legal or not. The idea of self defense is strong in America. I believe laws should be tightened up (no concealed weapons, no automatic weapons) and penalties for use of a gun improperly made more severe. It still won’t eliminate the lunatics. A person should be allowed to defend his home and loved ones with force.

          Yes, the NRA is exactly like the CBCP. Strong, loud. Many Americans worship their guns as Catholics do their God.

          • andrew lim says:

            ” The ideal would be that we decare ourselves so civilized that we ban guns altogether. The counter-argument is that we are not civilized and crooks will get guns, legal or not. The idea of self defense is strong in America. ”

            @joe america

            I have trouble understanding America’s obsession with self defense. The fatal flaw in that argument is that today’s upstanding citizen who needs guns to protect himself and his family could be tomorrow’s lunatic who decides to go on a shooting spree.So it makes sense to strictly limit gun possession.

            In countries with much more restrictive gun control, incidents like these are much lower.E.g. Britain.

            I am writing an essay on the formation of the Catholic Vote Philippines, which aims to deliver votes for its approved candidates. Lots of problematic situations that will arise from it.

            • Joe America says:

              @andrew lim. Well, you are correct about lunatics being able to get guns and the ideal is as you suggest.

              Americans have had their guns since inception. Revolutionary war when under-armed scrappy guerrillas defeated pretty coats all aligned. Wild west where guns were the law. Revolutionary war, a bloodbath of self defense of disparate values. The free world’s defender in WWI and WWII. People my age idolized cowboys and war machines as kids. Now it is video games. Plus Americans are competitive, physically. So that is the cultural reality, as hard to change as it is to rid the Philippines of its dynasties and guns and election murders.

              Indeed, today, it makes sense to aspire to a kinder, more civilized America. But look at all the lunatics around the world, holding guns. It is better if Americans remain tough fighters until other nations also see the value of talk over bullets and missiles.

              A lot of effort has bone into defending schools in America, but clearly, this one was vulnerable.

              I heartily recommend reading CPMer Coco’s guest blog at my site on Monday. He examines American culture and how it differs from Filipino. It is the best I’ve read. Better than James Fallows for insight.

          • raissa says:

            Amen, Brother.

            We seem to be on the same side on this matter.

            FYI, I only played with toy guns when I was a kid. I never had a doll.

          • springwoodman says:

            Australia has tight gun control laws and had a firearms buyback scheme, the National Firearm Agreement (NFA) in 1997. A study in 2010 came to the following conclusion:


            “With just under a decade of post-NFA deaths data now available, key studies based on time series data have agreed that there has been a significant fall in the number of firearm suicides in Australia since 1997. Firearm homicides also appear to have declined substantially, though with a smaller number of deaths per year, it is more difficult to be sure that this change was related to the NFA. At a minimum, there is some time series evidence against the notion that stricter gun laws have led to increases in total homicides.”

            The authors of the study caution that these results may not be extrapolated to other countries because of several factors, like border control, effectiveness of police organization, political support, competent execution of buyback, and the licensing of firearms.

        • Johnny Lin says:

          Yes NRA and CBCP are similar.
          Both are shooters!

          NRA members shoot with their freaking guns
          CBCP shoot with their foul mouth

          He he he

      • zamera says:

        Really very sad. What a way to end the semester!

        “As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago—these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.” – part of Pres Obama statement

        Maybe this time, something solid would really be done. At least for the sake of the children.

        • Joe America says:

          Yes, very very tragic. American schools have put a lot of effort into defending their student populations. This one will further rachet up the defenses. It may also encourage a tightening of gun controls but it will not rid the population of lunatics.

          • zamera says:

            From the news (ABC news, I think), the children are all 6-7 years old and are from 2 classes. Fifteen out of 16 students were killed in one class, the 5 others are from the other class. Each one had 3-11 gunshot wounds.

            How would the lone student feel and cope that all his/her classmates perished the worst way possible? Can’t imagine at all.

            The loss of lives may not be as much as the Beslan tragedy, but there’s something nauseating when the victims are the innocents and the defenseless.

    • pinay710 says:

      talaga pong kalumbay lumbay ang nangyari sa Connecticut. yung mga walang kamalay malay na mga bata ang pinagdiskitahan ng walang kaluluwang salarin. at hindi lang mga bata pati ina nya pinatay din nya. sobra ang pumasok na demonyo sa isipan ng salarin. SUMALANGIT NAWA ANG MGA KALULUWA NG MGA WALANG MALAY NA MGA BATA!!

    • zamera says:

      Really very sad. What a way to end the semester!

      “As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago—these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”

      Maybe this time, something solid would really be done. At least for the sake of the children.

      http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/14/seo-obama-s-newtown-statement-full-transcript-video.html

    • Victin Luz says:

      @mam Leona ………..it is very hard to distinguish an insane , meaning real insane and not into drugs or something else…… Well dress , coat and tie with pin and couplings on formal parties, casual dress in a casual occasion , manners and etiquette they had during that time.

      In Philippines ang katok can be easily distinguish kung hindi sa pananamit sa pananalita, di po ba, katok talaga at ang pagkilos he heat may da ang baril iyan , llamas palang sa bakuran nila, it can already prevented by relatives. Not in USA.

      • Victin Luz says:

        Kung may dalang baril ang kapok sa Pilipinas nasa bakuran palang ng bahay nila ay pipigilan na sya ng mga kamag anak. Not in USA.

  34. Rigo says:

    The Naked Truth..what is the fuzz, guys? This naked run happens only once a year, I presume..so, if you feel like having some spice in your life and a little bit of a fun, go and watch it or better still, join them if you will..I reckon, wearing a mask added to the thrill..don’t be a square, go for it before it disappears..Cheers!

    • Victin Luz says:

      Why not ask the ANTI RH BILL to join then” HUBOT HUBAD RUN ” they might score a KO like Marquez did to Paquiao.

      But be prepared PRO RH BILL especially us CPEMRs , if they can do it, we will do it also the ” HUBOT HUBAD RUN ” . Payag ka ba @ mam Leona@ mam@pinay 710.?

      • rallie florencio says:

        David of the Bible and S. Francis of Assisi were known to have undress themselves publicly to show the purity of their intentions to give thanks and be humbled by the fact that they came to world naked and that is the truth. I do not know what UP does now as it becomes a regular scene every year for what purpose.
        Well, I know they have all the prepared answer to this to prove how intelligent they are where they will always justify their actions. The kind of mentality which I know from someone who was once a popular activist saying, “He who is not an activist in his youth has no heart and he who is still an activist as an adult has no head.”..I am sure when they grow old, they will almost say similar thing since there is nothing anymore to show that could impress or arouse the viewing public…:))

      • leona says:

        Aba! oO! Kailan?

        • pinay710 says:

          @mam leona bakit maliit ang una mong O? bantulot ka ba? darating ang araw darating tayo dyna ko na mismo ang magyaya na sumali tayo. hehehheeh huwag muna ngayon may apo pa akong menor de edad hindi pa nya maiintindihan yun. heheheh

          • vander anievas says:

            @pinay710@leona,
            sa inyong dalawa, mawalang galang na sa inyo. wag na kayong sasali sa Oblation run na iyan. kahit pa nakamaskara. kasi pag na-media iyan next year na may 2 gayot na kasali sa Run ay alam na ng mga cpmers kung sino sila. hahaha…hindi ko kayo panonoorin…in respect…:)

      • pinay710 says:

        hahahahah baka sa halip na manood sila eh magtakbuhan ehhehehehe makakakita sila ng mga prunes at kuluntoy na pinanggalingan nila hehehehheheehhe. nakupo HUWAG NA ISIPIN YAN AT KINIKILIG AKO SA HIYA!!HEHEHEHEH

        • Victin Luz says:

          Para mga mam @pinay 710 ……. That we Pro Bill are really fighting for the truth and the righteous path….. magmaskara naman and besides hinahamon ko din naman si Mitos Magsaysay at Lucy Torres, Paquiao , …isama na natin si ARGUELLES at PABILLO, Kung talagang totoo silang MAKATAO. He he

  35. moonie says:

    zorro, the mask crusader, hides behind a mask. the scarlet pimpernel has an alter ego. batman, ironman, superman, wonderwoman, dont they all wear masks and customes? many writers use pseudos too. and they help save humanity.

  36. baycas says:

    In the buff for EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN

    Participation of women

    The two women who ran naked during the 2005 Oblation Run at UP Diliman
    During the December 2005 Oblation Run at UP Diliman, two unidentified naked women, reportedly Koreans, were seen tailing 30 members who were part of the event. This is the first ever instance that women took part in the occasion. The two, wearing masks to hide their identities, held banners promoting equal rights for women. After posing for photographers, they entered a car which then sped off. The act was condemned by APO.[2][25]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oblation_Run#Participation_of_women

    Up close but not personal…

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/ac/Women_oblation02.jpg

    • Victin Luz says:

      Iyan na nga sinasabi ko @sir Baycas……..how i wish to see Cong. MITOS Magsayasay and Lucy Torres protest against RH BILL with Cong. Rodriguez and Manny PAQUIAO na ” HUBOT HUBAD din” para it will be STRONGER PROTEST for the anti……Baka sakaling maka KO sila parang si MARQUEZ . Kahit nakatakip din mga mukha nila ok na iyon.

  37. What kind of homo sapiens will wear mask? Monkeys don’t. What
    courage is that that fights for symbols and hides behind masks?
    Who are these guys who prefers not to write their indignation but
    have fun showing their naked identity? Are their acts the heroism of
    impunity? Is this decency against prudery and puritanism
    in the academe?

  38. Ms Raissa, what about David Cortes Medalla poet genius? who seemed
    to be a contemporary of some avid CPM commenters?
    anything about his poems. am just to lazy to google.

    • I guess laziness has no match to curiosity and thirst for updates so I Googled David Cortez Medalla’s name:

      “At age 12, Medalla translated works of Blake, Shakespeare and Whitman into Filipino and lectured at University of the Philippines. At 14, he attended Columbia University on a scholarship to study philosophy and Greek drama.

      In 1955, he founded the Poetry Club of Manila and attended the art appreciation classes of Fernando Zobel at Ateneo de Manila University on Padre Faura. It was during this time that he began creating semi-figurative mixed-media work that would eventually form part of the original collection of Ateneo Art Gallery. Among these were “The Joyous Kingdom” and “My Sister at the Sewing Machine” (both 1956). “

      Thanks to the INQUIRER:

      http://lifestyle.inquirer.net/76790/david-cortez-medalla-comes-home

  39. Baltazar says:

    @Raissa,
    Isang request sana Madam – that is if you have time. Isang summary piece po ng CPM blockbusters for 2012. :-)

  40. kobe says:

    @victin luz 14.1, isn’t centigrade celsius now? your body temp at 26 degrees is low, are you hypothermic?or are you suffering from endocrine disorder? the normal body temp is supposed to be 32 degree celsius.

  41. pinay710 says:

    http://www.ellentordesillas.com/2012/12/13/whats-pacquaio-take-on-his-mens-boorish-actions/

    nakakahiya ang ginawa ng mga kasamahan ni pacquiao sa photo journalist na ito. hindi basta basta photographer ang taong ito ayon sa kanyang bio. talo na sila wala pang sportmanship. maitatago ba nila ang pagbagsak ni pacquiao?

    • curveball says:

      Isa lang tawag natin dyan… pikon.
      Nuong sila ang nananalo tuwang tuwa na kunan ng pictures kahit saan at kahit ano oras pa.
      Tapos ngayon natalo/KO ayaw pakunan?
      Di pikon nga sila.

  42. Tomas Gomez III says:

    @baycas,@johnny lin, et al……It just came to me…although it is pretty ancient…..there was a silly tho’ lilting song. “Take Off the Mask” from a Broadway musical….”New Faces of 1952″ I came across this record when I was a disc jockey 1957’s. when you folks have the time, check out YouTube. I just did.

  43. raissa says:

    Sorry guys,

    The visitors “widget” on the right sidebar crashed when I updated “Jetpack”.

  44. Rene-Ipil says:

    PNoy certified the RH bill as urgent.

    The naked truth is that PNoy smells blood and delivers the blow that kills. The killer instinct that a matador needs to deliver a coup de grace. PNoy finally unsheathed his sword in the final stage of RH fight akin to the “tercio del muerte” of a bullfight.

  45. moonie says:

    they dont have a designated priapus, king of the day.

  46. kobe says:

    they should all go for prostate checks, also for testecular cancer. I’ll get the gloves ready. I notice some have protracted testis and may need orchidoplasty. females running? not when they have dysmenorrea or menses and drop the tampoons. I reckon it’s uncomfortable, their mammary glands are probably engorged and tender.

  47. tristanism says:

    I have read all the comments here so far. and truly
    talking about patotoys never fails to bring out
    the grade 4 pupils inside grown men. :)

    • fed_up says:

      I don’t know, but maybe that’s one ‘naked’ truth about us grown up Filipinos. I remember one foreigner saying, upon seeing ‘iud(s)’ (isaw ng manok) being peddled by children on the sidewalk, etc, “it looks like sex in this country is always in the mind.” Then, as the men grow up “harmless”, sex becomes “only” in the mind.

      • leona says:

        …cite us with something to believe, a country where it’s people don’t always have sex in their mind!…Don’t even try to cite the Batican!

        • leona says:

          …in SF Calif USA, women filed suit against City’s ban on nudity. They demand equality. The link

          City responds to lawsuit against nudity ban
          Neal J. Riley, Marisa Lagos
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          The city attorney urged a federal judge Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit against San Francisco’s nudity ban filed by activists who say the ordinance violates their constitutional rights.

          “Public nudity bans are a long-standing feature of municipal codes throughout the nation, and their constitutionality has been repeatedly affirmed by the courts – including the U.S. Supreme Court,” City Attorney Dennis Herrera said in a statement.

          The ordinance, passed by the Board of Supervisors this month and scheduled to take effect Feb. 1, prohibits individuals from exposing their genital region in public places. Legislation sponsor Supervisor Scott Wiener said public nudity was the No. 1 complaint among his constituents in the Castro district, where a group of men would disrobe daily at Jane Warner Plaza.

          Herrera also said that equal protection claims made by the plaintiffs could undermine the exceptions in the law, like permitting nudity at events like Bay to Breakers and the Folsom Street Fair.

          “The nudism advocates seem to have taken the position that if they can’t be naked everywhere, no one can be naked anywhere,” he said.

          Christina DiEdoardo, who is representing four nudity activists who filed the lawsuit, said she was “disappointed but not surprised” by the city’s action. She said Herrera’s argument that nudity bans have been upheld in other cities wasn’t relevant.

          “To say that is ridiculous. In other parts of the country there are lots of things that are legal that we wouldn’t tolerate in San Francisco,” DiEdoardo said. “Plastic bags, for instance.”

          – Neal J. Riley

          Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/City-responds-to-lawsuit-against-nudity-ban-4116968.php#ixzz2F4fHcQBd

  48. francis says:

    Hubad sa katotohanan na maraming tao ang hindi nila alam na hindi nila alam na di nila kilala ang Diyos. Adam and Eve was not really hubad… they were clothed with the robe of righteousness of God – pure are they to themselves dahil sila lang dalawa, walang kalaswaan. Ngayon kasi, dahil sa makasalanang estado ng tao, lahat na marumi… yung mga naghubad na tatakbo anong malinis na hangarin nila na pwedeng makita ng Diyos na malinis at katanggap tanggap sa Kanya. Wala… At yung mga pupunta para manood, bakit?… Anong malinis na hangarin meron sila para manood nito … sa tingin ng bawat partido, it is an art a display of whatever they thought na magandang aral para sa lahat????? This is one question for all of us to meditate upon… Why do you do what you do? Did God ask you to do it? or Are you doing it for the glory of God? When we all come face to face with God, lahat tayo magsusulit. He will ask a categorical question: What did you do on earth that will merit you to come and live with me in heaven? Did you receive the gift I gave you? All of us tend to do that which matters only for a time… but what about that one thing that matters that will matter so much for each one for eternity… Eternity with God?… or is it eternity to nowhere?…. You may not be like these men who are going to run naked in the streets of UP… but you can be running naked all your life in the truth of what God would like you to have… Each one of us is precious in the eyes of God… He wanted all of us to be clothed in righteousness before Him… but we have to decide to seek that which God wants us to have… Jesus.

    • Victin Luz says:

      ABA @francis …. I dis agree with you , kasi ako pag makakakita ng Hubot HUBAD , walang kalaswalaswa sa akin. If my body temperature was 26 deg. Centigrade after looking a HUBAD man or woman , my body temperature raimains the same.

      And how do you describe ” malaswa pala ” ? To be fair not only the men will run HUBAD but also the women. PATAS at TABLA

      • leona says:

        …some say “malaswa” has no redeeming societal value! I know it when I see it…sabi ng isang justice sa SC ng US…

      • macspeed says:

        he he he he there is no sin if their is no malice, in the beach where people are naked, malice is none, if all people in all walks of life are naked going to the office,school, universities, work etc…does malice matters? he he he he i like your idea he he he

    • leona says:

      @francis…so you were the third person in Paradise eh? Otherwise you wouldn’t know about it!

  49. baycas says:

    The Bare Truth

    In Dance.

    They are the handiwork of the lukayo, women way past their sexual prime who dance at weddings where they wave the phalluses like trophies, brandish them like swords, twirl them like batons, or thrust them like, well, phalluses.

    According to Ramon Obusan, who will be named the National Artist for Dance on Friday, the dance of the lukayo is a nearly 200-year old ritual that celebrates marriage and binds communities. For the women who take part, he says. “it is also a chance to assert their independence” and to mock male power, which the phallus represents.

    http://pcij.org/blog/2006/06/06/old-women-playing-with-wooden-dicks-how-i-witness-got-into-trouble-with-the-censors

    The Arts and Sciences*…It’s more fun in the Philippines.

    —–
    *The masked APOs ran naked in the U.P. Arts and Sciences Building

  50. priscila sereno -reyes says:

    2years ago nag 50 years aniversary ang isa sa pinakamalaking department store dito sa vienna ang promotion nila e 1st 100 people sa isang araw (friday) na papasok sa store nila ng hubo at hubad at pag labas nila sa store e nakadamit na sila (libre ang naka suot sa katawan nila pag labas ng store).autrian ang american artist join to a big naked pictorial,bata, matanda can join ,nag lalakad lang sa kalye mag huhubad na lang makikihiga rin sa kalye for them its fun and natural and its art,walang malisiya sila .
    for me its ok na mag hubad sila as long they dont harm anybody.

  51. Johnny Lin says:

    Bakit walang nanood na Bading sa Oblation run?

    walang suporta “Ang Ladlad” sa Oblation run
    Dahil national initiation rites ng APO yun para sa may kakapiranggot na “pee-inis”(pag maliit)

    Pag malaki(penis)
    He he he

    • AUGUST C FERNANDO says:

      Sabi ni Igang Johnny: “…“pee-inis”(pag maliit)… Pag malaki(penis)
      He he he”

      Pero sabi ng mga babae pag maliit daw ay hindi penis, kundi PANG-INIS lang!

      Alam nyo na siguro kung bakit! Hahahaha!

    • bengo says:

      Hi Johnny,
      Marami ngang bading – sila ang grupong pinaka-excited and excitable. No objection to that.
      Also, this is not part of initiation rite. The APO National Org cannot and does not meddle in campus affairs, moreso, if it is from UP Diliman. The Oblation Run was originally conceived to call attention to Marcos’ ban on the showing of Hubad na Bayani in UP, and later transformed to call Government/ UP Administration’s inaction on burning issues.
      This is UP’s most-awaited event after the Lantern Parade and a great day for UP Students as both are usually held on the same day.

      • Johnny Lin says:

        @bengo

        Dyuk yun
        kasi yung pic ni Raissa puro babae nanonood, yung isa para bang bumubulong ng
        Dios ko dai, dapat talaga nag takip ng mukha sa kahihiyan,malaki pa hintuturo ko.
        Peks man!
        He he he

  52. pinay710 says:

    hindi pa ako naka kita ng oblation run. at hindi ko din alam ang layunin nila. meron na bang kabutihan ang nagwa ng pagtakbo nila ng hubad? ano yun katuwaan lang or ano ang layunin ng pagtakbo ng hubad. meron na ba nagawang kabutihan sa bayan or sa paaralan?sa mga magaaral ng abogasya sa UP di ba parang sinasabi na ilantad ang katotohanan ?inilalantad ba nila ang katotohanan pagka nasa korte na sila?

    • Victin Luz says:

      Mukhang sang ayon ako sa iyo@pinay 710…..HUBAD …… What good does it make to the society? We really have to see some more justifying reasons of being ” HUBAD ”

      If a group of women will do the same and will not be charged or condemn by the court or from the public eye’s ,… before , now and after then we can say what they did were lawful and righteous . ..my own opinion lang PO….

      For every action there is equal and opposite re-action………..for the ” kalalakihan na tumatakbo na Hubot Hubad ” we still have to wait ” an equal and opposite reaction ” to these.

      • macspeed says:

        mga hayup tayo pero may utak para wag magpakahayup, bakit pa sila nagmaskara? ibig sabihin kontra din sila sa ginagawa nila kahayupan, alam nila kasi mali, makita sila ng nanay nila o tatay o mga kapatid, kaya ikinahihiya nila kaya nagtago sa likod ng maskara, mga UP pa man din kayo, balang araw isa sa inyo magiging pinuno, masisikmura nyo bang isipin ang mga ganitong bagay? Gumawa na lang kayo ng public service, halimbawa magpakain sa mga pulubi sa loob ng isang buwan o isang linggo, para naman yun susunod sa inyo may tinatanaw na kabutihan, maging idol pa kayo, diyan di na kayo magmamaskara….Ang paggawa ng kabutihan sa kapuwa ay gawaing makaDiyos, synchronize sa creation, isang uri ng dasal, kahit di ka na magsimba, iyong pagtulong sa kapuwa ay higit pa sa isinisimba sa araw ng linggo o araw ng biyernes sa mga muslim…sa mga maghuhubad pa sa mga darating na taon, mag isip naman kayo ng makatao ayon sa kabutihan…

        • leona says:

          @macspeed…”Sa pag kababata ko lang yan” sabi ni ?? Tama ka dito sa sabi mo “mag pakain sila sa iba” etc. !

          Tama ka na naman…biro mo isa sa tumakbo HUBA! nag maskara lang, subalit naging CJ ng Korte Suprema sa loob ng dalawang poong taon? Ka li-it-li-it yun sa kanya? [ sabi ng kasama niya noon tumakbo sila, naging PARI siya!] Pee-nish!

          Tama na …ako!

    • Rene-Ipil says:

      Pinay, Victin @10

      The U.P. Oblation symbolizes an offering of selfless dedication and service to the nation. It was based on part of Rizal’s “Mi Ultimo Adios”.

      “In fields of battle, deliriously fighting,
      Others give you their lives, without doubt, without regret;
      Where there’s cypress, laurel or lily,
      On a plank or open field, in combat or cruel martyrdom,
      If the home or country asks, it’s all the same–it matters not.”

      The U.P. Oblation run served as a protest 40 years ago on the political situation during the Marcos regime. Now, it is about the current political, economic, etc. conditions in the country.

      The Oblation that we we see now in U.P. Diliman, Los Banos, Iloilo, etc. are mere replicas where the genitals are covered. The original is kept in a building at U.P. Diliman. Please read Wikipedia’s “Oblation (University of the Philippines)”.

      • Victin Luz says:

        @yes sir Rene I got your message … Offering of selfless dedication a protest ….. But I
        should say , it will be more realistic and true if women also, together with those men are allowed to ” RUN NAKED ” and to use ” maskara ” to cover their faces.

        We were already on the millennium age in an advanced electronic/computer era. Maybe in 5 to 10 year’s time or earlier car or automobiles will run in our skies like an airplane, man must be stronger physically than a woman but that was all. Women were now in equal footing’s with men. So let them ” HUBAD and run ” to show to the Filipino people the strongest protest of whatever they are opposing.

        We can not allow those men doing it alone without women, otherwise their will be discrimination and i should say it’s half bake protest sir . My opinion Lang PO.

      • Baltazar says:

        And to dash the discussion with a little trivia, how true is it that the original oblation was modeled after FPJ’s dad – ‘dopoe sr?

        • Victin Luz says:

          Baltazar@ I heard that also ” Kung may time ka or any source paki post mo naman dito sir, he he it will be an interesting reading materials for us ” please Lang po

    • springwoodman says:

      What’s wrong with running around in your birthday suit?

    • leona says:

      …sabayan mo ng takbo at mag tanong ka sa ISA…ANONG LAYU NIN MO? Sagot nya: NGEEEKKKKK! LAYU KA!

      • pinay710 says:

        suhestyon ko lang. mas mabuti kung sa harapan ng korte suprema sila tumakbo ng hubad. maraming bagay na maipararating sila sa mga hues ng kataasan taasang hukuman. ibig sabihin hubarin nila ang mga balot nilang kasinungalingan, pagtatakip sa mga katotoohanan at ilantad ang mga dapat malaman ng lipunan. dun sila dapat magtakbuhan ng hubad. at humatol sila ng walang itatagong kinikilingan. mayaman o mahirap pareparehong nakahubad agn kanilang mga hatol sa may kasalanan. walang itatago malinaw sa mata ng hahatol.

    • vander anievas says:

      hindi nila inilalantad ang katotohanan sa korte. NILALANTA lang. kaya pag lanta na, wala ng kaso. wala nang maghahabol. nalanta na.

  53. Yen678 says:

    … most priests are against RH Bill because it is not the will of God… but why are they silent when it comes to their colleague’s affairs with women – others having children out of wedlock… news of molestation done to some boys… or some being caught inside honky-tonk bars… why the double-standard? — just wondering.

    • chit navarro says:

      because priests are HYPOCRITES!!!!

    • kontrapilo says:

      Yan ang HUBAD na katotohanan, mga hipokrito, PARI AT ABOGADO, they all tell lies , they manipulate the lies to become the truth. Tingnan nyo ang mga ginagawa nila, di ba halos mag kamukha sila, mga sinungaling, pag may pera ka, kahit isa kang kriminal magagawa nila na banal, ganon din sa pari, to those who can afford to pay good money, special ka sa kanilang misa, di ba may special na binyag, special na kasal, special na panalangin sa patay, special, lahat may bayad, from womb to tomb, from conception to resurrection,

      • curveball says:

        Ang alam ko sabi sa bibliya, kung ikaw ay susunod sa yapak ng panginoon (lalo na ang mga kaparian) dapat ay maging mababa/humble ka sa iyung mga nasasakupan.
        Pero ang katotohanan, mas komportable at mas sagana pa ang buhay nila kaysa mga deboto/katoliko na “pinagsisilbihan” nila.
        So sobra nila dami ng “benepisyo” nila di na nga sila maabot ng masa eh.
        May magandang kotse, masarap na pagkain, magandang bahay at tulugan.
        Kung sabihin nila na dapat ay mayroon sila special place/treatment di dapat sila magsibli sa simbahan. Dahil kasama sa pagsilbi sa panginoon ang pagyakap din sa sakripisyo at pagtitiis. Tulad ng uri ng pamumuhay, pagkain, trabaho/paglilingkod.
        Dahil sa bokasyon nila ito ay dapat sila ang magsilbing huwaran sa pagiging mapagkumbaba, mapagkalinga, mapagmahal, mapagpasensya at mapagtiis.

      • leona says:

        Have you read a true human experience, a lawyer and priest fighting? For the truth of each side? That was not the moment the two were conspiring to hide the truth. The lawyer had a superior truer idea of the truth than the priest.? Sino? Mag total recall ka?

        ‘Antay kami dito!

    • leona says:

      …you wanna know the answer?…’cause when their colleagues are caught in their SINS-tuations, will they say: GUILTY?…No…they cover them colleagues with their KOSACKS!…wrap ‘em up and send ‘em to another place! Silence follows…tsk tsk tsk.

  54. fed_up says:

    Let me share you with my own “naked” experience about UP Diliman.

    In 1962, I had a bosom high school friend who was attending the College of Medicine there. He was then boarding at Bacood, Sta. Mesa, Manila and used to commute between Sta. Mesa and Diliman with his Lambretta scooter.

    Riding tandem with him one day, he toured me around the campus and pointed to me the different buildings: Vinzons Hall, College of Medicine, Liberal Arts, College of Engineering, etc.

    Dreaming to become an Engineer one day but had stopped due to poverty, I was attracted to go inside the central ground level of the Engineering building which turned out to be a parking area. On one of the square column posts was written:

    “There was a lady from the west
    With two big apples upon her breast
    And an eagle’s nest between her legs
    Where many a cowboy lay their eggs.

    I didn’t know if the poem was written to spite the Americans (anti-American fervor was running high then and UP was known to be a bastion of strong Filipino nationalism) or just a spontaneous outpouring of “naked” poetic emotion.

    I wonder where is the author of that poem now if he is still living.

    • Magda says:

      This is an old poem. I heard that when I was in Grade 5 and I am 63 now.

    • Tomas Gomez III says:

      Most probably the same author of “Kilroy was here!” or also the ribald limerick….”I”m looking under a two-legged wonder !!! “……as a take off from “I”m looking over a four-leaf clover….”
      I think I remember the author’s name, though……I think he used a nom de plum…..and it is……Anon. !

      • Tomas Gomez III says:

        OOOOPS!!! nom de plume…..not a finger error…..it was a lapse in the cerebral synapse.
        Comes with age, you know!!!

    • leona says:

      …that is the origin of now the movie Cowboys vs Aliens!

  55. Johnny Lin says:

    Cause of the Naked Run was for freedom from cybercrime law. The fraternity is highly respected.

    Yet The Oblivion naked runners remind us of Makapilis, Filipino traitors, during Japanese occupation with their covered faces.

    Oblivion symbolism would be more appreciated if the runners were not masked.

    Oblivion does not wear, Batman, Zorro, Lone Ranger or Spider-Man mask.

    In the Philippines wearing face cover symbolizes the “snitch”

    In Philadelphia “naked bike”is run annually, participants do not cover their face, men and women. Courage to reveal the face is freedom of expression.

    Seems wearing face mask is antithesis to their cause of cause for freedom!

    APO frat members have many well known leaders, not anonymous role models.

    • Johnny Lin says:

      Sorry, Oblation, not Oblivion

      • raissa says:

        I was wondering what you meant.

        • netty says:

          That Oblivion is the wonderment of wonderment, blush. I guess the saying if you got it , you flaunt it doesn’t fit here, for this is a naked run for a cause. Are they really wearing masks nowadays? If that’s the case then why not just hold cover the crown jewels and run. Where is the fun there and the freedom of expression? OHOH I’m singing in the rain. : ) blush again ) Happy Holidays Raissa, Family and ALL.

    • Tomas Gomez III says:

      This institutional expression of freedom loses personality when the person of the ‘expressor’ is masked and therefore consigned to ‘oblivion.’ The run, however, appears to be consistent with being Filipino. The cultural element of ‘hiya.’……..Hiya sa mukha, walang-hiya sa ibaba! Nonetheless….it is fun…it is now tradition…..an annual shrine to the exhuberance of youth. Maybe stories to tell the ‘apos.”

      My uncles were Upsilonians……two bayaws, Sigma Rho-ans….a former office mate is an A.P.O. and he is now VP of PH. I could’nt make it to Diliman, myself…..got stuck in Mendiola!

      • baycas says:

        The naked truth to @Johnny Lin is that most men and women here, including yours truly, are plying the Internet highway with “masks in our faces”.

        I salute you @Buddy for only few of you are capable of saying,

        This institutional expression of freedom loses personality when the person of the ‘expressor’ is masked and therefore consigned to ‘oblivion.’

        I just try to contain that freedom of expression with sensible comments.

        However, at other times, I get carried away with so much freedom. I apologize for that.

        • Joe America says:

          Ha, I had to laugh, given that I wear a mask whist blogging.

          I’ll take it off when the Philippines has (1) a mature sense of freedom of expression, sans extrajudicial solutions, (2) fair courts with reasoned case law supporting their decisions, and (3) attorneys I can trust will argue a good case, under law.

          I figure that will be about 50 years from now.

        • Johnny Lin says:

          Protecting privacy by masking real identity not unusual for shyness
          Flaunting privates by wearing mask, unheard of among Streakers bragadaccio.

          Dolly Parton should be the muse of APO: “if you have it, flaunt it”

          When I have the courage to flaunt my private parts, I would reveal my face and real name hanging like a necklace.

          @August my friend, When I will have the courage to show off, don’t have to drink Viagra for ovation,
          only say the word C-Alice, it will salute you in attention followed by an encore.
          He he he

          • Baltazar says:

            @Johnny Lin,
            Be careful with C-Alice my friend. It may induce hallucinatory Wonderland where you think that you are big and standing straight and the rest are all small and bowing down and some are even shy enough , retracting behind the bush :-)

        • Tomas Gomez III says:

          I appreciate the recognition you accord me. thanks very much.

  56. andrew lim says:

    Never got to see this live while in UP, but joined another frat. Funny if you have a distinctive body type and your friends recognize you in the crowd… Or if you fall down while running and you’re unmasked…

    A sorority should also do this… :) Then that will really cause a lot of trouble for UP.

    • zamera says:

      I think some of the sorority members already did, in Diliman campus :) Not as totally naked as the men though :D

      • Victin Luz says:

        Women must also be totally naked to become a re-action that will counter act the men’s action by then whatever their purpose of ” HUBAD na tumatakbo ” it was justified. But until then a big question mark will not vanish.

  57. springwoodman says:

    I find it strange that in an outwardly prudish society, there is the problem of overpopulation.

  58. Rene-Ipil says:

    I understand that only those with healthy bodies and wholesome nature can participate in the oblation run. I mean the first for the runners and the second for the audience.

  59. Joe America says:

    The libertarian in me has a contradiction about this. I prefer modesty. There is a gentleness to modesty, as though the secret us should be revealed only to one dear enough to experience the sensuality the human body brings to life in one’s intimate partnering. The Greeks admired the body, I know. Naked athletes throwing balls and arrows and running free like the wind.

    I don’t mind if the kids express themselves. They need to establish that they are independent of overly constraining social mores. We all go through that phase. You have to break free to find your own path.

    But you won’t find me ogling them. Or prancing with them, either.

    For sure.

    • Joe America says:

      What’s with the masks, though. Are they ashamed of their espressions?

      • zamera says:

        Actually, some years ago, the initiation rites of Alpha Phi omega in UP were either public or private. If one chooses public, you’ll be humiliated publicly. For the ladies, they call their handlers Lord or Lady (if I remember it right), and they do all other ridiculous or slavish things for the handlers, in public of course. My friends who joined washed their handlers’ 1 month worth of laundry, bought them food from their own allowances, etc. And finally, after a month or so of doing all those tasks, some little paddling. I say little, as at least they could still somehow walk normally after they had it.

        For the men though, it’s different. If one chooses public humiliation, they do all those tasks, plus some paddling too, and then the oblation run either in August, and December, during UP Christmas parade. Joe, just as well that they are masked or wearing paper bags over their heads. People watching are very, well, frank :) They will be yelling the descriptions of what they see : too small, so black, “supot”, etc.

        • Baltazar says:

          LOL! One time, we were joking with Indian colleagues who were asking us to find them suitable Pinay girlfriends. We knew they are non-Muslims , so they are shrouded (“supot”; lemme us my own term for fun) , so we told them that they first have to go under the scalpel ; or hammer and chisel because Pinays don’t like shrouded men;

          • Tomas Gomez III says:

            How about “hooded menace?” as we referred to an office mate who was…..
            “fot-su!” btw, mine was neither scalpel, hammer nor chisel. It was a super-sharpened three-inch pen knife (Laseta [?] ) with foreskin over a tiny anvil made of wood.!!!!! done by a “karpintero” somewhere along the riles in Balic-balic. ARAY!!!! Plus a wad of masticated tender guava leaves and shreds of “kamiseta” for bandage. (Neither bragging nor complaining……..just reminiscing ! and……. thanks for evoking/inducing memories)

            • pinay710 says:

              @sir tomas, tapos pagbagsak ng lanseta nalunok noong bata yung guava leaves. hehehehe ano na ang ginamit? that happens every summer vacation.

              • Tomas Gomez III says:

                As a matter of fact…natuyu-an ang lalamunan ko. ‘Yung karpintero ang nagsusubo, agad-agad ngumuya at itinapal sa sugat!!! dalawang kahang “Camel” (sigarilyo) ang kapalit ng pag-tuli!

              • Baltazar says:

                But seriously, for men, this is the only physical pain that comes to our horror and in fact for other cultures in other parts of the world and to a quite low percentage of Pinoy men, its not there. It is anyways irrelevant to SSS (safe satisfying sex) . But for women , the childbirth (sometimes unwanted) – the pain and the danger – they are real and they commonly experience it more than once. Bottom line: RH Bill must pass.

            • zamera says:

              Ahhahha! Sir Tomas, it’s a nice trip down the memory lane. Some of my fondest memories of UP were those I’ve spent with good friends and block mates, the lantern/Christmas parade, and the expected and unexpected oblation runs by the APO :D

              That summer, kahit ayaw po niyo, pinagsuot kayo ng saya/palda? :D

        • leona says:

          …or that’s a big sleeping swing hulk! with little blackie chalky brother there!

  60. AUGUST C FERNANDO says:

    I, loved, jose, garcia, villa,
    how, i wish, he, were, still, around,
    and. mesmerizing, us, especially,
    with, his, comma, poems,

  61. baycas says:

    Aah,
    Safe…
    Safe and
    Aah…aah…and
    Oh, satisfying…
    Aah, safe and satisfying sex
    Six senators objected to aah safe and, oh, so…
    “Satisfying sex life”, able to reproduce, free to decide, how often or not

    A Fibonacci poem inspired by this…

    http://www.rappler.com/nation/17288-male-senators-uneasy-with-‘safe,-satisfying-sex’

    • leona says:

      …for men who arrives at the destination…aRaRaRaaaaaahRRRH! …pissSSSTTHHH…like a bus’ sounds of its air-brakes stopping…that’s a fact!

      …the worsssyt are women….ooohhhHHHHHH My G….d!….that’s a fact! Why G…d?

      …but Aah Safe…Aah..aah..Safe and… it’s a baseball game!…

    • Johnny Lin says:

      “Safe and satisfying sex”
      was the dream of the Oblation runners.

      They flaunted what they didn’t have
      Thus they covered their faces

      For they were ashame having teeny weeny ding a ling.
      He he he

      • baycas says:

        A focus on the diminutive but mighty head is enough for Internet Freedom.

        Portraying that a “keyboard is mightier than the sword” is almost always done INCOGNITO anyway.

        Well, as the 60 or so streakers said in their tarp-banner…

        KEEP OFF OUR
        PRIVATES
        pace…

        Just gaze at them.

        …And the ovation crowd just did as the oblation ran for 30 minutes.

        • AUGUST C FERNANDO says:

          I’ve go with an standing ovation if any of the runners has his STANDING while he is running! Mahirap kasi un eh. Un ngang nakahiga ka na at may nakahiga sa tabi mo — pareho kayong naked reclining oblation e kung minsan mahirap mag STAND… headache, stress, etcetera. Or ugly bedmate. Those are the factors.

          • baycas says:

            I’ve go with an standing ovation if any of the runners has his STANDING while he is running!

            I didn’t quite get this. Especially in relation to my “And the ovation crowd just did as the oblation ran for 30 minutes.

            • leona says:

              …running like a Centaur? …IT standing while running…30 MINUTES? one in the ovation crowd is yelling “DEAN! WASH YOUR MASKARA FACE NOW! THEY WOMEN ARE BEHIND YOU!”

      • Joe America says:

        What a wonderful Shakespearian moment you have gifted us, Johnny.

        he he indeed

        • baycas says:

          I beg to disagree…

          Jose Garcia Villa

          Ikaw na!

          • Johnny Lin says:

            Dreams of “satisfying sex”was understandable but do you know why the other dream was “safe sex”? They can’t use condoms!

            Why?

            Cause no condom will fit tight even at “ding a ling” mightiest.
            coverall too loose all the time.
            That indeed is really tiny!
            He he he

            • pinay710 says:

              OH MY GOD!!! ang layo ng narating ng topic na OBLATION!!!

              MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL!!!

              • Tomas Gomez III says:

                Going all the way back to 1.3…….. Looks like there is no ‘Standing’ ovation during the oblation run. Since CPM is an adult gathering, let me say…….da spirit is willing but ‘el tarugo’ unwilling……..Ergo, might we not refer to the ‘naked truth’ event also as “the run of the dis-priapic satyricons.”

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