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== '''University of the Philippines Sunken Garden''' ==
 
Next to the [[UP Oblation|UP Oblation]], the Sunken Garden would be the most famous landmark of the [[University of the Philippines]]. It is in the heart of the 2.2 km. [[Academic Oval]] surrounded by acacia trees. It has been the most favorable place for the UP and non-UP communities for its wide and shady area to present a place for a number of activities. The setting of the sun provides a perfect backdrop for the people who want to spend time in the Garden.
 
  
[[Image:Sunken Garden.jpg|200px|thumb|right|UP Diliman '''Sunken Garden''' - Photo by Chris Villarin (ChrisVillarin.com)]]
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=='''University of the Philippines Sunken Garden'''==
  
'''A. Background'''<br />
 
  
The official name of the Sunken Garden is General Antonio Luna Parade Grounds. It is a five-hectare area of vast land covered with grass and surrounded by acacia trees. It is the largest vacant land in the campus where different outdoor activities are performed such as training, parade, concerts. Sports clubs also use it regularly. The Sunken Garden got its name because of its physical appearance as being recessed or sunken. It belonged to the UP ROTC since 1949. The UP Sunken Garden is most commonly known for being the location for the annual UP Fair.<br />
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Next to the [[UP Oblation|UP Oblation]], the Sunken Garden would be the most famous landmark of the [[University of the Philippines]]. It is in the heart of the 2.2 km. [[Academic Oval]] surrounded by acacia trees. It has been the most favorable place for the UP and non-UP communities for its wide and shady area to present a place for a number of activities. The setting of the sun provides a perfect backdrop for the people who want to spend time in the Garden.
  
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[[Image:Sunken Garden.jpg|200px|thumb|right|UP Diliman '''Sunken Garden''' - Photo by Chris Villarin (ChrisVillarin.com)]] <br />
 
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'''B. Rumors about the Sunken Garden'''<br />
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'''I. BRIEF BACKGROUND'''<br />
  
There are two rumors about the Sunken Garden. One is that a fault line runs through the Academic Oval which many people think that it is the West Marikina Valley Fault and thought to be the reason of the sinking of the Sunken Garden. The other one is that the Sunken Garden continues to sink for one to ten centimeters a year.
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The General Antonio Luna Parade Grounds, commonly known as the Sunken Garden, is a 5-hectare natural depression found on the eastern side of the campus and at the end of the Academic Oval. It is enclosed by the Gonzales Hall (University Library) to its west; Malcolm Hall (College of Law) to its north; Vinzons Hall and the Virata School of Business (formerly known as College of Business Administration) to its east and Benitez Hall (College of Education) to its south. <br /> <br />
The first rumor was answered by the interview of ''UP Newsletter'' to Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay from the UPD National Institute of the Geological Sciences. According to Prof. Lagmay, there is no existing fault line beneath the length of the Academic Oval which also means that there is no fault line down below the Sunken Garden. He also stated that the West Marikina Valley Fault is approximately three kilometers away from the UPD campus.  
 
  
As for the sinking of the Sunken Garden every year, there are no studies that can reason out that the Sunken Garden and the Main Library are really sinking relative to the campus.<ref>http://www.up.edu.ph/upnewsletter2.php?i=1452&pg=1463&pgidx=&pgmax=1&issue=77</ref><br />
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The Grounds was taken care of UP Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (UP ROTC) way back when the campus was installed in DIliman in 1949. And now, it is the most favourable place for the UP and non-UP communities for its vast land covered with grass surrounded by acacia trees providing shade to present a place for a number of activities such as training, parade and concerts. <br />
  
 
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'''C. Why is the Sunken Garden sunken?'''<br />
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'''II. ORIGIN OF ITS NAME AND SPECULATION ABOUT SUNKEN GARDEN'''<br />
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The Sunken Garden acquired its name due to its ''basin-shaped low-level formation'' that has the deepest point of 65 meters above sea level (contrary to university’s height of over hundreds of meters above sea level). As suspected by some residents in UP (professors and home owners), the sunken structure of this grounds could be because of the ''campus waterway system''. The creek from Philcoa goes into the campus, passes through the lagoon and it is split into two around the Gonzales Hall which each of them runs along sides of the Sunken Garden. <br /> <br />
  
As suspected by Prof. Lagmay, the reason why Sunken Garden recessed is maybe because of the campus waterway system. According to him, the creek from Philcoa goes into the campus, passes through the lagoon and it is split into two around the Main Library which each of them runs along the sides of the Sunken Garden. He also made a theory that the creek that used to cut the Sunken Garden was filled with soil and made the water split and divert from its original flow.<ref>http://www.up.edu.ph/upnewsletter2.php?i=1452&pg=1463&pgidx=&pgmax=1&issue=77</ref><br />
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Others believe that the place keeps sinking every year and a lot of speculations arise from time to time. First, this may be because of underground trenches that mingle with the ''campus’ sewer system''. These trenches branch from the rear side of National Institute of Geological Sciences, Sampaguita Residence Hall, the UP Integrated School, down to the National Institute of Physics, until near the former Narra Residence Hall (where the new UPIS High School Building is located). These trenches connect to the so-called Marikina Fault Line, an active geologic structure that runs across the east of Metro Manila. In an interview of ''UP Newsletter'' to Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay from the UP Diliman National Institute of the Geological Sciences there is no existing fault line beneath the length of the Academic Oval which also means that there is no fault line down below the Sunken Garden. He also stated that the Marikina Fault Line is approximately three kilometers away from the campus. Another speculation is that the depression was due to the ''emptying of former streams'' in the Sunken Garden that were prominent in the garden itself and leaves the campus for the Commonwealth Avenue. But, up to now, there are no studies that can give the reason that it (and the Gonzales Hall) are sinking relative to the campus. <br />  
  
 
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'''D. Surrounding Buildings'''<br />
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'''III. ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS''' <br />
  
The UP Sunken Garden is surrounded by a number of buildings:<br />
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Sunken Garden is the largest vacant land in the campus and because of its expanse, it provides ample space for different activities and events in the university (for UP and non-UP communities). <br />
To its North lies the [[Malcolm Hall]]—[[College of Law]]<br />
 
To its South lies the [[Benitez Hall]]—[[College of Education]]<br />
 
To its East lies the [[Vinzons Hall]] (where one has an exact view of the Garden) and the [[College of Business Administration]]<br />
 
To its West is the [[Gonzales Hall]]—[[University Library]] or [[Main Library]]<br />
 
  
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'''A. Cadena de Amor''' <br />
  
'''E. Surrounding Artifacts'''<br />
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Cadena de Amor is a lost student tradition of UP sponsored by the UP Woman’s Club. It was introduced in 1934 by Ursula U. Clemente. The annual ritual gathered both junior and senior year coeds who linked themselves in massive human chains by passing cadena de amor garlands. The ritual symbolized the turning over of responsibilities from seniors to juniors. The ritual was well loved and was called “the festival of girls and flowers”. <br />
  
Aside from the buildings, the Sunken Garden is also circumferenced by artifacts like the following:<br />
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The student reception changed radically in the 1960s when UP students began to question the relevance of such traditions especially against turbulent and violent times. Many viewed the ritual as degrading, since it had passed from being an annual leave-taking ceremony to a beauty contest. Because it was seen as “burgis” or bourgeois, the ritual was last held in 1968―a year that led to the turbulent events of the First Quarter Storm. <br />
  
1. Beltran<br />
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'''B. Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)''' <br />
  
[[Image:Beltran.JPG|200px|thumb|right|beltran]]
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The UP Reserved Officers’ Training Corps Cadets undergo their Citizens Military Training or CMT. Every weekend, a large gathering of males stand and march in the field for hours. It is also the venue for the annual presentation of corps sponsors at the end of first semester. <br />
  
These are the benches that line the edges of the Sunken Garden. They give a more comfortable option for those who are not too fond of Indian-sitting/sitting on the grass. They were built in memory of the late and highly respected Luis Beltran. In fact, each bench bears the name of a colleague or a friend of him.<br />
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'''C. Latagaw Cup''' <br />
  
2. Acacia Trees<br />
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Through the year, the Sunken becomes a venue for a lot of sport activities and festivals. One of which is the Latagaw Cup, a soccer event competed by various student organizations inside the University of the Philippines. Philippine indigenous games are also held here as part of the celebration of the UP Diliman Month during February. <br />
  
The view of the Sunken would not be complete without the trees that encircle it. The trees are mainly Acacia trees where students and non-students stay under its shades for school work and other activities.<br />
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''D. UP Annual Fair'' <br />
  
3. Grandstand<br />
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After UP’s Lantern Parade, the next event that every UP student looks forward to is the UP Fair. UP Fair is an annual event usually done every February. It is home to the aspiring, upcoming, and famous bands. The UP Fair is known for its wild crowd having a great time. The barricaded Sunken Garden accommodates various booths and rides for the UP Fair Crowd. <br />
  
The old Grandstand witnessed most of the traditions that was gathered in the Sunken Garden. The design of the old Grandstand was a box-like structure that resembles a waiting shed. The renovation of the Grandstand was initiated by Mr. Vicente Quimbo, an alumnus of the College of Business Administration. According to him, the University has lots of traditions behind the Sunken Garden and some of them have been lost. Building a new grandstand will make people come and somehow make  the old traditions come back.
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Mr. Quimbo is the founder of the Bel Mondo Italia Corp., makers of Novellino Wines. He donated the funds for the restoration of the new Diliman Grandstand which overlooks the Sunken Garden. The design of the new grandstand was inspired by the torii. Torii is the gateway of a Shinto temple. The new Grandstand was designed by Architect Froilan Hong of the Office of the Campus Architect and it was constructed by Mariestad Industries.<ref>http://www.up.edu.ph/oldsystem/newsletter/previous/2004nov25.htm#grandstand</ref><br />
 
 
 
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Image:Ira.JPG|
 
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IV. '''PERIPHERAL STRUCTURES IN SUNKEN GARDEN''' <br />
  
'''F. Events'''<br />
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'''A. The Grandstand''' <br />
  
1. Cadena de Amor Festival<br />
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The Grandstand, as it stands now, was conceived as an activity center to renew the traditions of the location, as some of them have been lost. Vicente “Nonoy” Quimbo, CBA Alumni (‘70) and founder of Bel Mondo Italia Corporation (which manufactures the Novellino Wines brand) donated the funds which were used to build the structure, which was based on the torii, the gateway of a Shinto temple. A torii can be found also on the logo of the Pan Xenia Fraternity, of which Quimbo is a member of. The architect was Froilan Hong of the Office of the Campus Architect and it was built by Mariestad Industries. It was opened formally November 12, 2004. <br />
  
Cadena de Amor is a lost student tradition of UP sponsored by the UP Woman's Club. It was introduced in 1934 by Ursula U. Clemente. The annual ritual gathered both junior and senior year coeds who linked themselves in massive human chains by passing cadena de amor garlands. The ritual symbolized the turning over of responsibilities from seniors to juniors. The ritual was well loved and was called "the festival of girls and flowers". The student reception changed radically in the 1960s when UP students began to question the relevance of such traditions especially against the turbulent and violent times. Many viewed the ritual as degrading, since it had passed from being an annual leavetaking ceremony to a beauty contest. Because it was seen as "burgis" or bourgeois, the ritual was last held in 1968--a year that led to the turbulent events of the First Quarter Storm.<br />
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Quimbo likened the renewal of the Grandstand to a line in the movie Field of Dreams, from which he quotes, “If you build it, they will come.” He believes that like the movie, the Grandstand will be able to attract people of all shapes and sizes to form new traditions and observe old traditions, such as the Lantern Parade, the presentation of UP ROTC Corps of Sponsors and the UP Fair. <br />
  
2. ROTC<br />
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'''B. The Beltran Seats''' <br />
  
The General Luna Parade grounds is where [[ROTC]] Cadets undergo their Citizens Military Training or CMT. Every weekend, a large gathering of males stand and march in the field for hours. It is also the venue for the annual presentation of corps sponsors at the end of first semester.<br />
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The Beltran benches are a staple for UP life – people sit on them to think, study, senti, date, or to just rest from the daily grind. So was Luis “Louie” Beltran, after whom the benches were named.<br />
  
3. Latagaw Cup<br />
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Luis Beltran (1936-1994) was a renowned broadcast journalist, who was well-known for his outspokenness, which frequently came back to strike him hard. During the Martial Law, on the staff of the Evening News, he was captured and detained in Camp Crame. After three months of imprisonment, he hosted “Straight from the Shoulder”, a show analyzing current events, as well as “Brigada Siete”. He was also well-known in radio. <br />
  
Through the year, the Sunken becomes a venue for a lot of sport activities and festivals. One of which is the Latagaw Cup , a soccer event competed by various student organizations inside the University of the Philippines. Philippine indigenous games are also held here as part of the celebration of the UP Diliman Month during February.<br />
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Probably the most known of his exploits was his attack on Corazon Aquino, during the time when the latter was beset by coup left and right. He said that during the 1987 coup, Cory was hiding under her bed. This prompted the then-President to sue him for libel, even going the extra mile to show that, indeed, it was impossible for her to hide under the bed because she didn’t fit. Beltran countered that the statement was not to be taken at face value. The court ruled in Cory’s favour, sentencing Beltran and his editor to 2 years of imprisonment in addition to moral damage. He died from a heart attack, roughly a month before his sentence ended.<br />
  
4. [[UP Fair]]<br />
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'''C. The Beach house''' <br />
After UP’s lantern parade, the next event that every UP student looks forward to is the UP Fair. Held every February, UP Fair is home to the aspiring, upcoming, and famous bands. The UP Fair is known for its wild crowd having a great time. The barricaded Sunken Garden accommodates various booths and rides for the UP Fair Crowd.<br />
 
  
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The Beach house is an eatery hidden behind the great acacia trees, near the Main Library. The Beach House is open for business from 9 am to 3 pm. It does not boast of extravagant furnishing, air-conditioned, nor immaculate dining areas and restrooms, but it is proud of its food. Many students flock to the Beach House, if they can, for the best outdoor (although technically not) dining experience it has to offer. It is especially famous for its pork chop, barbeques and other grilled dishes. <br />
Image:Father and son.jpg|Father and son playing catch
 
Image:Contemplating.JPG|student contemplating
 
Image:Magjowa.JPG|sweet moments
 
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'''E. Interaction with People'''<br/>
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'''References:''' <br />
 
 
Five hectares of grass, just think of the things you can do in it. Why not turn it into your personal writing pad like some ingenious people. They used crumpled newspapers to form words like “Happy Birthday....” or “I love ….”as their mode of expression. The Sunken Garden is also used as an extension of the library. Students find peace and quiet to study here or to simply relax. During summer, you will see Frisbee throwers, kite flyers with kites of different shapes and sizes all over the field, people having picnic together. You will also see father and son or the whole family playing catch. Sunken Garden is infamous for its nightly liaisons. Even during daytime, you will find couples having their sweet time here. The UP Sunken Garden equates to many things to different people.<br />
 
[[Image:Ultimate_Frisbee_01.jpg|300px|thumb|right|photo by Therese Angeli R. Co]]
 
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General Antonio Luna Parade Grounds. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2013, from UP ROTC: Official Website: http:??www.uprotc.org/facility/gen-antonio-lunaa-parade-grounds.html <br/>
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Henares, I. (2010, July 30). Quezon CIty: Where to eat in U.P. Diliman. Retrieved September 17, 2013, from Ivan About Town: Travel Blog: http://www.ivanhenares.com/2010/07/quezon-city-where-to-eat-in-up-diliman.html <br/>
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Hero of the Philippine Revolution: General Antonio Luna. (2009). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from Filipino.biz.ph-Philippine Culture: http://msc.edu.oh/centennial/aluna.html <br />
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Louie Beltran. (2013, March 16). Retrieved September 17, 2013, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Beltran <br />
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Luis Beltran; Phulippine Journalist Sued by Aquino- Los Angeles Times. (1994, September 10). Retrieved September 17, 2013, from Los Angeles Times: http://articles.latimes.com/1994-09-10/news/mn-36913_1_luis-beltran <br />
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Tobias, M. (2004, November 25). UPD Grandstand Gets a Facelift. Retrieved September 17, 2013, from UP Forum: http://web.archive.org/web/20101204163923/http://www.up.edu.ph/oldsystem/newsletter/previous/2004nov25.htm <br />
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University of the Philippines Diliman. (2013, August 26). Retrieved September 5, 2013, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UP_Diliman#Sunken_Garden <br />
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University of the Philippines Sunken Garden. (2012, August 24). Retrieved September 1, 2013, from IskWiki: http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/UP_Sunken_Garden#.UjhP09lyZBk <br />
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UP Fair. (n.d.). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from IskWiki: http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/UP_Fair#.Ujh8-9lyZBl <br />
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UP Sunken Garden (Quezon City). (2013, June 18). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from Wikimapia: http://wikimapia.org/593020/UP-Sunken-Garden <br />
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UPDGO Celebrates the International Women’s Day. (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from UP Diliman Gender Office: http://dgo.upd.edu.ph/?page_id=58 <br />
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Vanguard Luis D. Beltran. (n.d.). Retrieved September 17, 2013, from UP ROTC: Official Website: http://www.uprotc.org/alumni/luis-d-beltran.html <br />
  
 
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==Sources==

Latest revision as of 09:06, 8 October 2013

Sunken Garden at Night. Photo by Jules Bañgate

University of the Philippines Sunken Garden

Next to the UP Oblation, the Sunken Garden would be the most famous landmark of the University of the Philippines. It is in the heart of the 2.2 km. Academic Oval surrounded by acacia trees. It has been the most favorable place for the UP and non-UP communities for its wide and shady area to present a place for a number of activities. The setting of the sun provides a perfect backdrop for the people who want to spend time in the Garden.

UP Diliman Sunken Garden - Photo by Chris Villarin (ChrisVillarin.com)



I. BRIEF BACKGROUND

The General Antonio Luna Parade Grounds, commonly known as the Sunken Garden, is a 5-hectare natural depression found on the eastern side of the campus and at the end of the Academic Oval. It is enclosed by the Gonzales Hall (University Library) to its west; Malcolm Hall (College of Law) to its north; Vinzons Hall and the Virata School of Business (formerly known as College of Business Administration) to its east and Benitez Hall (College of Education) to its south.

The Grounds was taken care of UP Reserved Officers’ Training Corps (UP ROTC) way back when the campus was installed in DIliman in 1949. And now, it is the most favourable place for the UP and non-UP communities for its vast land covered with grass surrounded by acacia trees providing shade to present a place for a number of activities such as training, parade and concerts.


II. ORIGIN OF ITS NAME AND SPECULATION ABOUT SUNKEN GARDEN

The Sunken Garden acquired its name due to its basin-shaped low-level formation that has the deepest point of 65 meters above sea level (contrary to university’s height of over hundreds of meters above sea level). As suspected by some residents in UP (professors and home owners), the sunken structure of this grounds could be because of the campus waterway system. The creek from Philcoa goes into the campus, passes through the lagoon and it is split into two around the Gonzales Hall which each of them runs along sides of the Sunken Garden.

Others believe that the place keeps sinking every year and a lot of speculations arise from time to time. First, this may be because of underground trenches that mingle with the campus’ sewer system. These trenches branch from the rear side of National Institute of Geological Sciences, Sampaguita Residence Hall, the UP Integrated School, down to the National Institute of Physics, until near the former Narra Residence Hall (where the new UPIS High School Building is located). These trenches connect to the so-called Marikina Fault Line, an active geologic structure that runs across the east of Metro Manila. In an interview of UP Newsletter to Prof. Alfredo Mahar Francisco A. Lagmay from the UP Diliman National Institute of the Geological Sciences there is no existing fault line beneath the length of the Academic Oval which also means that there is no fault line down below the Sunken Garden. He also stated that the Marikina Fault Line is approximately three kilometers away from the campus. Another speculation is that the depression was due to the emptying of former streams in the Sunken Garden that were prominent in the garden itself and leaves the campus for the Commonwealth Avenue. But, up to now, there are no studies that can give the reason that it (and the Gonzales Hall) are sinking relative to the campus.


III. ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS

Sunken Garden is the largest vacant land in the campus and because of its expanse, it provides ample space for different activities and events in the university (for UP and non-UP communities).


A. Cadena de Amor

Cadena de Amor is a lost student tradition of UP sponsored by the UP Woman’s Club. It was introduced in 1934 by Ursula U. Clemente. The annual ritual gathered both junior and senior year coeds who linked themselves in massive human chains by passing cadena de amor garlands. The ritual symbolized the turning over of responsibilities from seniors to juniors. The ritual was well loved and was called “the festival of girls and flowers”.

The student reception changed radically in the 1960s when UP students began to question the relevance of such traditions especially against turbulent and violent times. Many viewed the ritual as degrading, since it had passed from being an annual leave-taking ceremony to a beauty contest. Because it was seen as “burgis” or bourgeois, the ritual was last held in 1968―a year that led to the turbulent events of the First Quarter Storm.

B. Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)

The UP Reserved Officers’ Training Corps Cadets undergo their Citizens Military Training or CMT. Every weekend, a large gathering of males stand and march in the field for hours. It is also the venue for the annual presentation of corps sponsors at the end of first semester.

C. Latagaw Cup

Through the year, the Sunken becomes a venue for a lot of sport activities and festivals. One of which is the Latagaw Cup, a soccer event competed by various student organizations inside the University of the Philippines. Philippine indigenous games are also held here as part of the celebration of the UP Diliman Month during February.

D. UP Annual Fair

After UP’s Lantern Parade, the next event that every UP student looks forward to is the UP Fair. UP Fair is an annual event usually done every February. It is home to the aspiring, upcoming, and famous bands. The UP Fair is known for its wild crowd having a great time. The barricaded Sunken Garden accommodates various booths and rides for the UP Fair Crowd.


IV. PERIPHERAL STRUCTURES IN SUNKEN GARDEN

A. The Grandstand

The Grandstand, as it stands now, was conceived as an activity center to renew the traditions of the location, as some of them have been lost. Vicente “Nonoy” Quimbo, CBA Alumni (‘70) and founder of Bel Mondo Italia Corporation (which manufactures the Novellino Wines brand) donated the funds which were used to build the structure, which was based on the torii, the gateway of a Shinto temple. A torii can be found also on the logo of the Pan Xenia Fraternity, of which Quimbo is a member of. The architect was Froilan Hong of the Office of the Campus Architect and it was built by Mariestad Industries. It was opened formally November 12, 2004.

Quimbo likened the renewal of the Grandstand to a line in the movie Field of Dreams, from which he quotes, “If you build it, they will come.” He believes that like the movie, the Grandstand will be able to attract people of all shapes and sizes to form new traditions and observe old traditions, such as the Lantern Parade, the presentation of UP ROTC Corps of Sponsors and the UP Fair.

B. The Beltran Seats

The Beltran benches are a staple for UP life – people sit on them to think, study, senti, date, or to just rest from the daily grind. So was Luis “Louie” Beltran, after whom the benches were named.

Luis Beltran (1936-1994) was a renowned broadcast journalist, who was well-known for his outspokenness, which frequently came back to strike him hard. During the Martial Law, on the staff of the Evening News, he was captured and detained in Camp Crame. After three months of imprisonment, he hosted “Straight from the Shoulder”, a show analyzing current events, as well as “Brigada Siete”. He was also well-known in radio.

Probably the most known of his exploits was his attack on Corazon Aquino, during the time when the latter was beset by coup left and right. He said that during the 1987 coup, Cory was hiding under her bed. This prompted the then-President to sue him for libel, even going the extra mile to show that, indeed, it was impossible for her to hide under the bed because she didn’t fit. Beltran countered that the statement was not to be taken at face value. The court ruled in Cory’s favour, sentencing Beltran and his editor to 2 years of imprisonment in addition to moral damage. He died from a heart attack, roughly a month before his sentence ended.

C. The Beach house

The Beach house is an eatery hidden behind the great acacia trees, near the Main Library. The Beach House is open for business from 9 am to 3 pm. It does not boast of extravagant furnishing, air-conditioned, nor immaculate dining areas and restrooms, but it is proud of its food. Many students flock to the Beach House, if they can, for the best outdoor (although technically not) dining experience it has to offer. It is especially famous for its pork chop, barbeques and other grilled dishes.


References:


General Antonio Luna Parade Grounds. (n.d.). Retrieved September 12, 2013, from UP ROTC: Official Website: http:??www.uprotc.org/facility/gen-antonio-lunaa-parade-grounds.html
Henares, I. (2010, July 30). Quezon CIty: Where to eat in U.P. Diliman. Retrieved September 17, 2013, from Ivan About Town: Travel Blog: http://www.ivanhenares.com/2010/07/quezon-city-where-to-eat-in-up-diliman.html
Hero of the Philippine Revolution: General Antonio Luna. (2009). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from Filipino.biz.ph-Philippine Culture: http://msc.edu.oh/centennial/aluna.html
Louie Beltran. (2013, March 16). Retrieved September 17, 2013, from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louie_Beltran
Luis Beltran; Phulippine Journalist Sued by Aquino- Los Angeles Times. (1994, September 10). Retrieved September 17, 2013, from Los Angeles Times: http://articles.latimes.com/1994-09-10/news/mn-36913_1_luis-beltran
Tobias, M. (2004, November 25). UPD Grandstand Gets a Facelift. Retrieved September 17, 2013, from UP Forum: http://web.archive.org/web/20101204163923/http://www.up.edu.ph/oldsystem/newsletter/previous/2004nov25.htm
University of the Philippines Diliman. (2013, August 26). Retrieved September 5, 2013, from Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UP_Diliman#Sunken_Garden
University of the Philippines Sunken Garden. (2012, August 24). Retrieved September 1, 2013, from IskWiki: http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/UP_Sunken_Garden#.UjhP09lyZBk
UP Fair. (n.d.). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from IskWiki: http://iskwiki.upd.edu.ph/index.php/UP_Fair#.Ujh8-9lyZBl
UP Sunken Garden (Quezon City). (2013, June 18). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from Wikimapia: http://wikimapia.org/593020/UP-Sunken-Garden
UPDGO Celebrates the International Women’s Day. (2012). Retrieved September 16, 2013, from UP Diliman Gender Office: http://dgo.upd.edu.ph/?page_id=58
Vanguard Luis D. Beltran. (n.d.). Retrieved September 17, 2013, from UP ROTC: Official Website: http://www.uprotc.org/alumni/luis-d-beltran.html

Sources