The UP Diliman (UPD) Office of Community Relations (OCR) turned 41 this October and has lined up a series of activities for the whole month.
The office kicked off its anniversary celebration with a get-together at the Campus Maintenance Office grounds of the Community Affairs Complex on Oct. 6.
The celebration was attended by more than 200 UPD personnel and organizations, with residents from nearby communities Malantic Bukid, San Vicente, Amorsolo, Old Capitol Site, Villages A and B, Arboretum, CP Garcia, Malinis, and Aguinaldo.
In an email to UPDate Online, Team Leader of the OCR Social Media Division Alyssa Lasquite said the event was also attended by university officials led by UPD Chancellor Edgardo Carlo L. Vistan II and Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, Roehl L. Jamon.
The following day on Oct. 7, the OCR conducted a medical mission at Pook Malinis where 113 senior citizens and children were given medical treatment by physicians and health workers from the UP Health Service and from the UP Pi Sigma Fraternity.
The office also launched the film showing Pelikomunidad sa Pook Arboretum Blk. 3 (Pelikomunidad)on Oct. 14. Featured were Sa Tindahan ni Madam Nari, Arbor, Obrero, and Yawyaw ni JP. The films were by Midyear Film 12 students. Close to 150 residents happily joined the free film screening.
A second Pelikomunidad is slated on Oct. 23 at the UP Film Center Videotheque from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. which will feature the landmark film Bayan Ko: Kapit sa Patalim by National Artist for Film, Lino Brocka.
“Tambalang proyekto ito ng All UP Academic Employees Union, OCR, at Office of the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs. Magkakaroon po ng bukas na talakayan makaraan ng pagpapalabas,” Lasquite said.
The last activity for OCR’s month-long anniversary celebration will be on Oct. 28.
“Magkakaroon ng Bungkalan sa Malantic Bukid Pook Amorsolo. Dadaluhan ito ng mga volunteer students, kawani, at mga residente ng UP community,” Lasquite said.
OCR’s 41st celebration carried the theme Barong Kinabuhi sa Pagsisilbi sa UP. Lasquite said the theme meant “bagong buhay sa paglilingkod sa ating mahal na Unibersidad at komunidad.”—With a report from the OCR