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Rejected UPCAT Essay Questions

Narito ang iilang mga tanong na ‘di nakalusot para sa “essay” na parte ng UPCAT 2012 (BTW ito ang unang beses na nagkaroon ng mga essay questions sa buong kasaysayan ng UPCAT).

  1. Hanggang saan aabot ang bente pesos mo?
  2. If 5x +2y = 20, hanggan saan aabot ang 20 pesos mo?
  3. Have you read the terms and conditions?
  4. Why are the birds angry? Explain your answer briefly.
  5. Anong meron sa eggs ng Angry Birds at ninakaw ito ng mga baboy?
  6. Is it more fun in the Philippines? If yes, explain in 10 sentences. If no, mag-migrate ka na.
  7. Ano ang mas malaki bagpack ni Dora? O bulsa ni Doraemon? Justify your answer. 
  8. Para kanino ka bumabangon?
  9. Kung si Squirtle ay isang basic water pokemon. Si Myrtle ba ang evolution neto? Ipakita ang evolution tree.
  10. Kung si Squirtle ay isang water pokemon, anong klaseng pokemon si Myrtle? Ipaliwanag.
  11. Pang-ilang evolution ni Jynx si Nicki Minaj?
  12. Why will Rick Astley never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down? 
  13. What is Victoria’s Secret? Enumerate.
  14. NOSI, NOSI BALASI, Sino ba sila?
  15. Saan si Waldo? Justify.
  16. Bakit ba laging nagpapahanap si Waldo? Tanga ba siya’t laging nawawala? 
  17. Kung bilog ang mundo, bakit meron silang tinatawag na apat na sulok nito?
  18. Why does it melt in your mouth and not in your hand?
  19. Kung si Venus Raj ay magdo-double degree, ano kaya ang kanyang major major? Explain explain!
  20. Sa pagpasok mo sa UP, ano ang Major Major course mo?
  21. Is this the real life or is this just fantasy?
  22. Kung nag evolve tayo from unggoy to tao, at what point ka nagpaiwan?
  23. Naniniwala ka bang hindi natutulog si Kuya Germs? Show evidence.
  24. Kicking in the frontseat or sitting in the backseat? Explain which seat you would take.
  25. How will you help Rihanna know her name? In essay form.
  26. Choco na gatas or gatas na choco?
  27. Nakakabusog o Nakakalusog?
  28. Bakit walang side mirror ang eroplano?
  29. Who’s your daddy now?
  30. Who run the world?
  31. Ano ang trabaho ni Mister Bean? Saan siya kumukuha ng salapi para sa kanyang pang araw-araw na gastusin?
  32. Please explain the word “sulit” to a three-year-old who has enough money to pay his own education.
  33. Kung walang kamay ang mga ibon, then why do birds suddenly APIR? Ipaliwanag.
  34. Kaano-ano ni Dora the Explorer si Internet Explorer?
  35. What is the world’s Number 2 shampoo? 
  36. Saan napupunta ang tinatapon mong computer files sa recycle bin?
  37. Who wants to be a millionaire?
  38. Kapag ang ipis nahulog sa tubig na may sabon, dudumi ba ang tubig o lilinis ang ipis?
  39. Kapatid ba ni Swiper the Fox si Megan Fox? Give a list of your sources.
  40. Pinsan ba ni Megan Fox si Mozilla Firefox?
  41. Ano'ng mas malaki, panga ni Charice o pwet ni Nicki Minaj? Illustrate then explain
  42. Kung ikaw si Batman, sinong bahala sa'yo? 
  43. Ano ang boiling point ni Agua ng Agua Bendita?
  44. Ano ang circumference ng mukha ni Charice?
  45. Bakit pababa nang pababa ang ispaghetti? Explicate using Newton’s Law of Gravitation.
  46. Explain the attraction between two PBB teens housemates using Newton’s Law of Gravitation.
  47. Using a vernier caliper to a meter stick, gaano kakapal ang mukha mo?
  48. In case “it’s not nosebleed in UP, it’s bloodshed”, what is your blood type? And medical history?
  49. Bakit sa kahit anong angle, ang gwapo mo? Use the SAS ASA SSS Postulates in Geometry to answer this question.
  50. Ano ang meron kay Brand X at galit na galit ang ibang brand sakanya? Defend your answer.
  51. Kung totoong may alien, bakit palaging galing sa Earth ang nananalo sa Miss Universe?
  52. Magkano ang binayad ni Adam Levine para makatawag sa payphone? Cite statistics.
  53. Jumbo Hotdog: Kaya mo ba to?
  54. Don’t cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me?
  55. Using the Mohs Scale of Hardness, gaano katigas si Bash?
  56. Who do you think you are, running 'round leaving scars?
  57. Does the moonlight shine on Paris after the sun goes down? 
  58. Only Belo touches my skin, who touches yours?
  59. If you are daring, how dare you?
  60. Kung bukas luluhod ang mga tala, bakit hindi pa ngayon?
  61. Pag na-ban ang plastic sa Pilipinas, kelangan mo na ba matakot at magtago?
  62. Bakit wala paring tatalo sa Alaska? Explain briefly, No Erasure!
  63. Do you ever feel like a plastic bag drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
  64. Paano mo tuturuan si Sadakong mag-whip ng hair back and forth? Show illustration.
  65. Kung ang nakatusok na baboy ay barbeque, ang nakatusok na saging ay bananacue, bakit ang kabayo, carousel?
  66. Deal or No Deal? Explain through an essay not less than 20 sentences.
  67. Gamit ang inyong Monggol 2 pencil, iguhit ang 50 shades of grey. No erasures.
  68. Sa kantang Tantaran-Chuchurut-Churut, pang-ilang nota humihinga si Willie? Kumonsulta kay Jobert Sucaldito.
  69. Ano ang cultural explanation ng pagkembot ng reyna habang pumapasok ito sa bulaklak?
  70. Kung kulay pula si Jollibee, ano ba talaga siya? Bubuyog o langgam? Ipaliwanag. 
  71. Masaya lang ba ang pwedeng umorder ng Happy Meal? Why? 
  72. Kung ikaw ay chemist, sino ang lab mo?
  73. Why did it have to end so soon? When you said that you would never leave me?
  74. Nakaligo ka na ba sa dagat ng basura?
  75. Kung hindi ngayon, kailan? Kung hindi tayo, sino?
  76. Papasa ka ba……. Sa hair test ni Yuko Yamashita? 
  77. How is Mr. Krabs the biological father of Pearl? Provide a Punett Square.
  78. Bakit lubog ang Sunken Garden? Ipaliwanag.
  79. Where is the love?
  80. Bakit ka nagmo-move on kung hindi naman kayo? Ilarawan. 
  81. Tell me when will you be mine. Quando? Quando? Quando? 
  82. Sinong kumagat sa Apple logo? Iexplain bakit hindi niya inubos.
  83. If Ben has five apples and Lisa ate three, why did Adele set fire to the rain? 
  84. Saang direksyon papunta ang One Direction? Expound.
  85. Ilan ang butas sa isang cracker ng skyflakes? Illustrate.
  86. Bakit sa mukha ni Charice naghain ng handa yung caterer?
  87. Ilan ang circumference ng pwet ni Nicki Minaj? 
  88. Gamit ang Mongol 2, sumaksak ng anim na katabi. May the odds be ever in your favor.
  89. Kung ang tao nagmula sa unggoy, bakit may mukhang kabayo? Explain.
  90. How much is that doggie in the window? Ipaliwanag kung bakit ganyan ang presyo nito.
  91. How much is that doggie in the window? Ipaliwanag gamit ang theory of supply and demand.
  92. Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements?
  93. Saan gawa ang Soylent Green?
  94. If tonight, we are young. What about tomorrow?
  95. Ayon sa commercial ad ng BDO nq “we find ways”, ipakita kung saan ang mga daan na nahanap nito. Create a map.
  96. Nauuhaw din ba ang mga isda? Ipaliwanag.
  97. Kung si Corazon ang unang aswang, pang-ilan ka?
  98. Gaano kalakas ang .1 na germ at hindi ito mamatay-matay? Draw and illustrate.
  99. Give at least 10 Reasons kung bakit kailangang i-ban sa buong mundo ang “Call Me Maybe.”
  100. If I were Carly Rae Jepsen. Would you call me?
  101. Pag ang bakla nagka amnesia, Bakla parin kaya?
  102. Teach Me How To Dougie in 10 paragraphs.
  103. Bukod sa mukha mo, ano pa ang joke mo?
  104. Ano ang English ng “Pang-ilang presidente si Gloria?” Give the correct answer. Right Minus Wrong.
  105. Sino ang mananalo sa Claudine vs. Manny?
  106. We found love in a hopeless place, where is the hopeless place? 
  107. Anong kinuhang course ni Marian Rivera at naging Psychology siya?
  108. Gaano kadalas ang minsan? Give an exact figure.
  109. Sino si Kikay? Bakit nila pinapasayaw ito?
  110. Paano mangulangot si Wolverine? Explain and illustrate. 
  111. Hot pa din ba ang hot sauce 'pag nilagay mo sa loob ng ref? Paste the original copy of your birth certificate.
  112. Bakit hindi namamatay ang bida? Cite statistics.
  113. Gaano kataas ang lipad ng Whisper with Wings? Demonstrate.
  114. Ang Maroon 5 ba ay galing UP? Patunayan ang sagot gamit ang kanilang mga kanta.
  115. Nasaan ang corn, sa corned beef? 
  116. Who is that girl I see staring straight back at me? Why is my reflection someone I don’t know?
  117. Maliban sa pag-ibig, ano pa ang ipinapangako mong ipaglalaban mo? 
  118. Bakit pinya ang tahanan ni Spongebob? Ikumpara ito sa tahanan ni Patrick gamit ang Venn Diagram.
  119. Bakit ka pinanganak sa mundong ibabaw?
  120. Pare-pareho ba ang napangasawa nina Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, at Snow White? babaero ba si PRINCE CHARMING?
  121. Will you still love me in the morning?
  122. Explain the phenomenon that is the “Party Rock Anthem”. Provide a timeline.
  123. Bakit kulay green ang blackboard?
  124. Bakit pag rush hour tsaka mabagal ang daloy ng traffic? Explain your answer using sign language.
  125. Who let the dogs out?
  126. Kung walang nilikha ang Diyos na panget, sinung lumikha sayo? Defend yourself.
  127. Sa mga nangyayaring crisis sa ating mundo ngayon, ano masasabi mo sa pag bagsak ng presyo ng talong sa palengke?
  128. Nasaan ang Edge of Glory?
  129. Anong letter ang ELEMENO? Defend your answer. Transcribe.
  130. Ano ang actual na word na narinig mo sa kantang “Mmmbop?” isulat ito sa talampakan at putulin ang paa.
  131. Bakit sawing palad si Magdalena?
  132. Kung ang vegetarian ay kumakain lamang ng gulay, ano naman ang humanitarian? Show your solution.
  133. What are your Five Problems, One Solution?
  134. Choose two-with whom is Lady Gaga: a) caught in a bad romance, b) on the edge of glory, or c) on the telephone?
  135. How can you face your problem if your problem is your face? Justify please.
  136. Bakit kahit matindi na ang global warming, ay hindi ka pa rin nagiging hot? Please explain yourself.
  137. Gaano ka tuwid ang One Direction compared sa 'Tuwid na Daan' ni PNoy? 
  138. Ano ang paboritong season mo ng Daisy Siete at bakit? Ibigay ang buod.
  139. How does one love like a love song?
  140. Bakit ang hilig lumabas ni Sadako sa TV? Commercial model ba siya? Explain your answer.
  141. Bakit mo titignan yung kamay mo kung mabaho?
  142. If God had a name, what would it be and would you call it to His face? Sagutin sa perspektibo ng mga hunyango.
  143. Bakit square ang box ng pizza samantalang circle naman ang pizza? Please explain
  144. Rated K. Handa na ba kayo? Kumatok sa kapitbahay at batiin sya ng happy birthday habang nagpapaliwanag.
  145. Illustrate Cow and Chicken’s parents’ faces. Additional points for drawing Miss Bellum’s as well.
  146. Kung love is blind, anong kagaguhan ang love at first sight? Ipaliwanag.
  147. Kung mamatay ka na bukas, bakit hindi pa ngayon? Defend your answer.
  148. If jokes are half-meant, ilang jokes ang kelangan para hindi makaoffend ng kaibigan? Ipaliwanag.
  149. Saan ba talaga pinaglihi si Charice? Sa pinggan o Nagaraya?
  150. Bakit pumasok ang reyna sa bulaklak? Ipaliwanag ng hindi hihigit sa limang pangungusap.
  151. Bakit may taong bato?
  152. How many strands of hair does Noynoy have? (Calculator is optional)
  153. Kung ikaw ang nasasakdal sa impeachment trial, ano ang gusto mong sumakit sa iyo at bakit?
  154. Where do broken hearts go? (Follow-up question: Can they find their way home?)
  155. Kung ang “one night stand” ay sa gabi. Ano naman ang sa umaga? 
  156. Bakit pag usapang hotdog, “Kids can tell?” Ipaliwanag ang kaso ng hotdog ni Aljur.
  157. Paano nagiging extra virgin ang olive oil? Pwede din ba maging extra virgin ang tao? Explain.
  158. Kanino mo gusto makipag-make out; sa taong walang ngipin or sa taong walang dila? Explain briefly.
  159. Anong meron siya na wala ako? Cite examples.
  160. How are starships maneuvered?
  161. Sa cartoon series na Huck Finn, ginagawa pa rin ba ang BAHAY NI HUCK? Sa anong puno at bakit?
  162. Why is Chris Brown and Redford White?
  163. How much is Chris Black better than Chris Brown? Provide a frequency distribution table.
  164. Bakit si Greyson may Chance, si Bieber may Baby at may Boyfriend? Explain your answer briefly.
  165. Is Hash Brown the lost brother of Chris Brown? Explain briefly and concisely.
  166. Tama ba si Willie Revillame na ikaw na nga ang hinahanap ng puso?
  167. Spaggeti pababa, o spaggeti pataas?
  168. Sa kantang Leron-leron sinta, Bakit may buko ang papaya? Expound.
  169. Do you believe in life (after love, after love…?)
  170. Ano ang nasa dako pa roon?
  171. In 140 characters, ibuod ang talambuhay ni Jose Rizal.
  172. Bakit nagso-Sorry ang Super Junior? Ano ginawa nila?
  173. Bakit bawal sa animals ang Samsung? Defend yourself.
  174. Kung ang ingles ng bulak ay cotton, at ang ingles ng bulaklak ay flower, bakit hindi cottontton? Ipaliwanag.
  175. If men are from mars women are from venus, bakit sila nagpunta sa earth? 
  176. Magkano ang pamasahe ng limang bakla?
  177. Kung sa Jollibee, 'Bida ang Saya’, sino ang kontrabida?
  178. Bakit tinatawag na brownout kung black naman ang nakikita pag walang kuryente?
  179. If you were given a chance to be a ghost for one day, would you stalk your crush or scare your enemy?
  180. Bakit hindi mapatay ni Ne-Yo ang kaniyang radyo? Ipakita ang sagot gamit ng isang circuit illustration.
  181. Bakit kaylangan i-Instagram yang Milk Tea na iniinom mo?
  182. Tatay nga ba ni Patrick Star si Majinbu? Iguhit ang family tree.
  183. Anong mas masarap, Coco Jam o Coco Martin? Ipaliwanag.
  184. May kinalaman ba si Coco martin sa pagdiskubre ng Coco Crunch?
  185. Ang breakfast ba at dinner, pwedeng ilagay sa lunchbox?
  186. Bakit kailangan mong mag check-in sa Foursquare pag nasa sosyal kang lugar? Explain briefly.
  187. Pano naging cellphone ang Blackberry? Explain.
  188. Kung ang lens ng camera ay BILOG? Bakit ang litrato ay RECTANGLE? Explain.
  189. Using existentialist theories, answer the following question using 5000 words: ANSABE?
  190. Kung ikaw magjojoke, sa bagong gising o sa taong aral na aral pero di nagising? Propose methodology.
  191. Hindi tayo tao, hindi rin tayo hayop. Ano tayo?
  192. Illustrate the Steric Inhibition that happened to Charice’s Zygomaticus. 
  193. Isalin ang mga titik ng awiting 'UP Naming Mahal’ sa Ingles.
  194. Saan? Saan ako nagkamali?
  195. SINONG NAGPAUSO NITO AT SINO ANG NAUNANG MAGTWEET? Mananaliksik gamit ang history ng Pilipinas.
  196. Paano mo nabilang ang tawa mo? Explain briefly. 
  197. I-summarize ang lahat ng sagot mo sa multiple choice.
  198. May UPCAT ka mamaya? Nababasa mo to? Ba’t hanggang ngayon gising ka pa? JUSTIFY.
  199. Sa tingin mo papasa ka ba?
  200. Sa huling pagkakataon, tatanungin ulit kita. Showtime or Goodtime? Tandaan mo meron ka ng X.

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Ang ikalawang kabanata, narito na!

John Gabriel Pelias, 19, is graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Math and a grade weighted average (GWA) of 1.016 — breaking the previous record in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman held by a professor emeritus in political science for the past 65 years.

In the UP grading system, “1.0" is the highest possible grade a student can get in a subject, while “5.0" is a failing grade. In his entire stay in the UP Institute of Math, Pelias got 1.0’s in all his subjects except for only three subjects in which he got the second highest possible grade of 1.25.

Prof. Emerenciana Yuvienco Arcellana, Ph.D. — widow of the late National Artist in Poetry Francisco “Franz" Arcellana — had held the previous record with a GWA of 1.02 upon graduating in 1946. The closest anyone else got to her record was in 1982 when Dr. Gertrude Gwendale M. Baron, M.D. garnered a GWA of 1.03 graduating with a B.S. Biology degree — until Pelias came along.

Pelias will be this year’s speaker on behalf of UP Diliman’s graduating batch next April 17. Other summa cum laude graduates also include Carla Sia (Business Administration), Merriam Villegas (Linguistics) and Nikki Yazon (Chemical Engineering).

Pelias gets to graduate summa cum laude despite being one of UP’s poorest scholars. His family income is less than P80,000 per year so he receives subsidy from UP on top of his tuition scholarship. For several semesters, his scholarship money supported his family. To save up on costs, he walked to school instead of commuting.

The record-breaking academic achievement of Pelias was announced on the Facebook page of Jose Wendell Capili, assistant vice president for Public Affairs and director of Alumni Relations, University of the Philippines System.

Capili praised Pelias: “He has unwavering focus. Maturity beyond his years. I see him discussing philosophy and political theory with former UP President [Francisco] ‘Dodong’ Nemenzo. Ako ang nag-no-nose bleed, hindi siya! [I’m was the one having a nosebleed, not him!]“

Capili said Pelias is “a protégé of former UP President Dodong Nemenzo, Math Prof. Fidel Nemenzo, and College of Science Associate Dean and UP Institute of Math Director Joey Balmaceda — all of whom Pelias considers as his “second parents, mentors, guardians.”

He said Pelias is a true “iskolar ng bayan" (nation’s scholar) who is ready to give back to the country and institution that supported his academic pursuits by teaching in his alma mater when classes resume in June. — VS, GMA News

UP Colors were internationally recognized.

U.P. Maroon and U.P. Forest Green were identified with color coordinates

UP Maroon (Hex: #7B1113) (RGB: 123, 17, 19)

UP Forest Green (Hex: #014421) (RGB: 1, 68, 33)

Details here and here.

Rejected UPCAT Essay Questions 2.0

Oh, tapos na ang UPCAT 2012! Pero ‘di ba natatapos ang #RejectedUPCATEssayQuestions

  1. Ilahad ang sariling interpretasyon sa awiting Buchikik. 
  2. Gaano Kadalas ang Minsan? Briefly explain using the concept of adverbs of frequency.
  3. Bakit 3rd party ang tawag kung wala namang celebration? Explain. At bawal umiyak.
  4. Bakit ang ballpen kapag hinahanap, wala pero kapag hindi hinahanap, sandamakmak ang nakikita mong ballpen? 
  5. How can I supposed to breathe with NO AIR? Explain.
  6. What did scooby doo?
  7. Bakit pilit kang kinakausap ng dentista habang kinakalantari niya bunganga mo?? Explain your answer.
  8. Bakit tinawag na FUNSIZE ang MnM’s na pinakonti? Please explain kung anong FUN dun?
  9. Bakit kailangan may reason?
  10. May tatlong butiki, Pumalakpak yung isa. Ilan ang baboy? Explain.
  11. Bakit pag payat, cosplayer? Pag mataba, mascot?
  12. Bakit ka na-friendzone? Ipaliwanag ng hindi umiiyak.
  13. Sabi nila 4 out of 5 people suffer from diarrhea, ibig sabihin ba yung 1 ay ineenjoy ito?
  14. Gaano ba kalaki si Big Brother? Show your solution using LINEAR Equation. 
  15. Dito ba, o dito ba? Ang sulok kong takda, sa ilalim ng araw? Ipaliwanag.
  16. Nasaan ba si Elisa? Provide a brief description and approximate using lattitude-longitude coordinates.
  17. Bakit laban ang hanap ng batang Bonakid? Explain briefly.
  18. Kung breastmilk na lang ang natitirang gatas sa mundo, magce-cereals ka pa ba? Explain your answer.
  19. Paano mo ililibing ng buhay si Marian Tan ng buhay? Ipaliwanag.
  20. Paano mo malalaman na wala ng ink ang ballpen mo kung di ka magsusulat? Test & verify.
  21. Bakit walang split ends ang balahibo?
  22. Anong mas masarap? Koko Krunch o si Coco Martin?
  23. Anong oras ang curfew ni Dora?
  24. Anong pipiliin mo- paa mo amoy kili-kili o kili-kili mo amoy paa? Defend your answer.
  25. Bakit di makamove-on si PNoy sa past government? Ex nya ba si Gloria at bitter siya?
  26. If you download a movie illegally in Jamaica, does that make you a Pirate of the Caribbean?
  27. Para san pa ang kasabihang “Love is in the air” kung lagi namang “Putok is in the air.” Explain in 5 sentences.
  28. Gaano kadalas magpagupit sina Wally Bayola at Boy Abunda?
  29. Kung totoo ang “Music is life” bakit naman kahit hindi 24/7 tumutugtog ang kanta, hindi tayo namamatay?
  30. Kung merong pick up lines, sino ang dumadampot nito?
  31. Sino si Wisely at bakit sita dapat iboto?
  32. Kung sa Pilipinas ay Peso Bill ang ginagamit. Saang bansa ginagamit ang RH Bill? 
  33. Ano ang linalaman ng utak ni Miriam Defensor?.Ipaliwanag sa Hindi Lalagpas ng 2 pangungusap.
  34. Ano ang mas susundan mo, sigaw ng puso mo o sigaw ng nanay mo? Defend your answer in a sheet of manila paper.
  35. May amnesia ba si Rihanna at tinatanong nya kay Nana ang pangalan nya? Show medical records.
  36. Where is president in times of calamities?
  37. Sino ba si Ped Xing? Ibigay ang kanyang mga nagawa sa Pilipinas. 
  38. Bakit mo ako iniwan? Explain using Alibata.
  39. Sabi sa Knorr Rice Mate: Hugas, Halo, Hain. Bakit hindi isinaing? Ipaliwanag.
  40. Mama, can I crack the egg?
  41. Ilang libo ang janitor fish sa Marikina River?
  42. ANO NGA BA ANG BASEHAN NG SUSPENSION OF CLASSES SA COLLEGE? Compute the volume of flood needed.
  43. Okay ka ba tyan? True or false?
  44. Nananaginip kaya ang mga bulag? 
  45. Kung ang Baygon ay ginagamit pamatay sa peste, bakit nandito ka pa? Explain your calculations in essay form.
  46. Where did Vincent van Gogh?
  47. Where did Sandara Park?
  48. Paano naging masarap ang gulay sa kamay ni nanay?
  49. Using a Cartesian Plane, Locate What Quadrant ang mga nunal ni Baekhyun? 
  50. Make a MMK story. No erasures.
  51. May ka-ugnayan ba ang galit ni Dora the Explorer kay Swiper the Fox dahil sa Internet Explorer vs. Mozilla Fox?
  52. Paano nagkakasya ang ladder sa bag ni Dora?
  53. Ano ang kulay ni Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa, at Po? Answer in respective order. Right Minus Wrong.
  54. Ano ang relevance ng pasko sa paksiw? Iluto.
  55. Sa produktong Crayola, ano ang pinagkaiba ng yellow green sa green yellow? Please explain.
  56. Kung may lumubog na barko, saan mo ililibing ang mga survivors? Basahin mo ulit ang tanong.
  57. Patunayan ng mabuti ang tunay na kasarian ni Jollibee.
  58. Ano ang size ng sapatos ni Cinderella? Bakit wala siyang kaparehas ng size? Explain briefly.
  59. Kung “it’s more fun in the Philippines”, bakit ang daming OFWs? 
  60. Ano tagalog ng Ref?
  61. Ano ang masarap na luto sa buntot ni Aryana? Ibigay ang resipe.
  62. Ansabe? Use the law of thermodynamics.
  63. If you were given a chance, would you take it or would it be Greyson?
  64. Who are your crushes? Enumerate without using the word MTM.
  65. Paano nakakagawa ng apoy si Spongebob sa ibabaw ng tubig? Demonstrate. 
  66. If Pokemon is a Pocket Monster & Digimon is a Digital Monster, what is Jejemon?
  67. Kelan at saan mo ako ililibre? Be as detailed as possible. 'Never’ is not an option
  68. Nag-iinit ka din ba kapag pinatugtog ang “Careless Whisper?” Magsimula sa loob ng MRT.
  69. Ano ang buong pangalan ng taong pinakamamahal mo? Ipaliwanag kung bakit hindi siya mapasayo.
  70. Sa buong kasaysayan ng Math, bakit hindi pa nahahanap si 'x’? Magbigay ng ilang halimbawa.
  71. Kung kabayo ang twag sa plantshan ng damit bakit hindi to tumatakbo? Please solve with the use of  V = D/T.
  72. Why do we fall, Bruce?
  73. Ano ang pinagkaiba ng x ng math at sa ex mo? Elaborate your answer.
  74. In 10 sentences, ipaliwanag kung papaano kinakanta mag-isa with feelings ang Bohemian Rhapsody.
  75. Sino ang dapat papatayin ni Momma sa Bohemian Rhapsody? 
  76. What’s the world #1 anti-dandruff shampoo? I-explain gamit ang ulo at balikat.
  77. Paano lumilipad/dinedefy ng super heroes ang gravity sa earth? Explain using gravitational laws.
  78. Where is the hopeless place that Rihanna’s telling us? Locate in the map & include the latitude & longitude.
  79. How Many expressions does Kristen Stewart have? Explain each one.
  80. Kapag ba ang buntis, piniktyuran, makukunan? Ipaliwanag.
  81. Kapag binato ka ba ng bato, babatuhin mo ng tinapay? Why or why not. 
  82. Bakit 'di nasususpend SPCP pag may bagyo? Explain using the weather. 
  83. Ano ang dapat na maging lagay ng panahon para isuspend ni Chancy ang klase sa UPD? Include satellite image.
  84. Gaano dapat kalakas ang bagyo para ipa-suspend and classes sa UPD? Explain your answer.
  85. Sino ang mas kakampihan mo Directioner o Directionator? Explain your answer briefly.
  86. Bakit ayaw pa mag-suspend ni Del? Tulog na kaya siya? Explain while you pray for suspension.
  87. How low can you you go? Please demonstrate.
  88. Bakit walang nalulunod sa UP Sunken Garden? Please give a comprehensive answer.
  89. Kaano ano ni Big Brother si Banker?
  90. Sino mas pogi si BANKER o si BIG BROTHER? Draw an illustration at Ipaglaban ang sagot
  91. Uso pa ba ang harana? Ipaliwanag kung bakit ka nagtataka. 
  92. Kung umapaw man ang Sunken Garden, dapat na bang magsuspend ng klase? Justify your answer.
  93. If I were a boy, do you think I would understand?
  94. Is Doris Bigornia related to Ate Gay? Why or why not? 
  95. Bakit mas mahal yung Apple na may kagat?
  96. Sa pagkakaalam mo, may alam ka ba?
  97. Bakit pa tinawag na 2nd home ang school kung bawal din palang matulog?
  98. Kailan lang nagsususpend ng classes ang UP Diliman?
  99. How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck would chuck wood? Show your solution.
  100. Bakit hindi puwede sa mga HAYOP ang Samsung Galaxy S-III? Defend your rights. 
  101. Do you believe in fairies? (Do you? Do you?)
  102. Convert Instagram to kilogram.
  103. Kung ang 1 kg ay may 1000 grams, Ilang grams naman ang meron sa Instagram? Show your solution.
  104. Bakit purple dinosaur si Barney? Bakla ba siya? Prove it. 
  105. If you were a cactus, why? Explain briefly.
  106. What’s your point? Locate it in a Cartesian Plane.
  107. Only 1/7 will pass UPCAT. Gamit ang Mongol 2, sumaksak ng anim na katabi. (Passing rate? its survival rate.)
  108. Bakit paa lang ang pwedeng lagyan ng medyas? Bakit di mukha? Eh, may mga mukha namang paa. Defend your answer.
  109. Kung ako si Batman, pwedeng Batgirl na lang?
  110. Bakit anlaki ng cleavage ng anime characters?
  111. Bata, bata, paano ka ginawa?
  112. Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego? Indicate on a world map. 
  113. Saan naroon ang Ilog Marikina? Yung totoo.
  114. Kung uutot ka ba, hindi ka ba natatakot at baka tae ang lumabas? Ipaliwanag kung i-uutot mo pa o hindi.
  115. Nasuntok kana ba ng PUNCHER?
  116. Kapag ba si Professor X nilunok ang bato ni Darna, magkakabuhok na din sya? Saang parte?
  117. Kung ang XGF ay dating girlfriend? Ang XMEN ba ay dating lalaki? Ipaliwanag.
  118. SIno si Peter Piper? bakit mo sya pinapanood mamitas ng Sili?
  119. Bakit mahirap ang maging pogi at maganda? Huwag mong i-explain, pangit ka.
  120. Gwapo ka ba talaga? Bumuo ng sampung talata upang ipaglaban ang iyong sagot. 
  121. Bakit double U ang tawag sa W? Bakit hindi na lang double V? Explain using numbers.
  122. Sa kasabihang “Time is gold” ilan karat kaya yung gold? Pde kaya isangla ito?
  123. Saan binaril si Jose Rizal? Sa likod or sa Luneta?
  124. Sa kantang “Bukas Nalang Kita Mamahalin”, bakit bukas pa? 
  125. What’s the perfect age to be a woman? Round answer to the nearest tenth.  
  126. Nakatipid ka ba talaga sa McSaver Meal? Elaborate.
  127. If you’re happy and you know it, would you clap your hands?
  128. Bkit kya nag-mumukhang sisiw na kinulayan si Charice habang tumatagal?
  129. Gamit ang color wheel at binomial distribution, hulaan ang kulan ng buhok ni Charice next week sa X Factor.
  130. Using Statistical Hypothesis, bakit kamukha ni Charice si Maverick? 
  131. Differentiate Charice and Maverick. Minimum of 25 sentences.
  132. Bakit rectangle ang panga ni Charice? Defend your answer.
  133. Kaano ano ni PNoy si Kim Balot? Defend your answer using a family tree.
  134. Kaano-ano ni PNoy si Homer Simpson? Bakit sila magkamukha? Defend your answer.
  135. Ilang taon na si Gary V? Defend your answer.
  136. Sino ang tunay na Budoy? si PNoy or Si Gerald?
  137. Ilang beses tinadjakan ni Claudine si Tulfo? Compute the range using quadratic formula.
  138. Kung may 4 apat na tinapay at 3 candy ka, ilang isda meron sa Pacific Ocean? Draw a graph and explain.
  139. Bakit langit ka at lupa ako kung tao tayo? Ipaliwanag gamit ang daigdig.
  140. What makes you beautiful? Show evidences.
  141. In details, teach me how to dougie.
  142. Where did Rachelle Ann Go? Show directions.
  143. What did Henry Sy? Where did Rachelle Ann Go? What did David Cook?
  144. Tell me. Kailan grumaduate ang Graduated Cylinder?
  145. Sa katang Payphone ng Maroon 5, bakit hindi nalang cellphone ang gamit nya? Primitive much?
  146. Kung ikaw si KC Concepcion, ano ang “basic na pangangailangan ng isang babae?” Please elaborate.
  147. Kung TATLO nalang NGIPIN mo, ano gusto mo KALAT-KALAT o DIKIT-DIKIT?? Explain.
  148. Using chemical formula, explain how Adele set fire to the rain.
  149. Ano ang geographical dimensions ng Friendzone? Explain with feelings. 
  150. Kung mamatay ka na bukas, bakit hindi pa ngayon? Defend your answer.
  151. Gaano kadalas ang minsan? At bakit ba magiging madalas kung minsan nga? Elaborate. Cite examples.
  152. Ano ang look ng Harry Styles?
  153. Did Jennifer Love Hewitt?
  154. In no more than 5 sentences, convince your teacher to suspend class. 
  155. Bakit ang bobo ng DepEd magsuspend ng classes? 
  156. Bakit ang tagal magsuspend ni Mayor Lim? Sa prisinto ka magpaliwanag. 
  157. Bakit si Mayor Lim tanghali na nagpasususpend?
  158. KA-ANO ANO NI CHARICE SI WAKO WAKO? Bakit sila magkamukha? Explain in less than 500 words.
  159. Kaano-ano ni Coco Martin si Carmi Martin?
  160. Bakit kung kailan nasa school at basang basa na mga students, ska nila isususpend?
  161. Paano nagiging waterproof bigla ang mga kabataan kapag nakatungtong na ng college?
  162. Kung nai-declare na walang pasok bukas dahil sa lakas ng buhos ng ulan, papasok ka pa rin ba?
  163. If you were given a chance, WHY? Then translate it in Spanish.
  164. Kung mag-end of the world na, anong timezone ang mauuna?  
  165. Bakit ang LANDI mo? No need to explain. Pass your papers forward! 
  166. UP Maroons. Explain.
  167. Bakit ka namin ipapasa sa UPCAT? Magmakaawa.
  168. Bakit ka namin tatanggapin sa UP? Magmakaawa in not less than 500 words. 
  169. Kung may UPCAT, bakit walang UPDOG? Elaborate.
  170. To all those who took the UPCAT Exam - binaha yung mga test papers niyo. Are you all willing to retake it?

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At sa mga kumuha, may the odds be ever in your favor! Kitakits sa UP sa susunod na taon!


Updated: 07 August

ELBI FOODTRIP: 10 Must-Try Food Experiences Around UPLB

BY: MELVIN B. TORDECILLA

When you’re traveling to a new place, one thing to make your visit worthwhile is experiencing the best food that you could find there. As a ten-year resident, I gave my friends a tour in Los Baños, Laguna. We visited some famous landmarks inside the University of the Philippines – Los Baños (UPLB), and of course, we fed ourselves throughout the day. If you’re planning to have a food trip when you visited UPLB, I came up a list of affordable food that you could try in one day while touring around the university.

First on the list, for breakfast, you should visit Go Bald located besides Coffee Blends along Lopez Avenue and order their Pankeyks Na ‘To worth P200 (good for 2-3 persons).

This is a 6-layer pancake with bacon strips and scrambled eggs.  

Next, you must visit Seoul Kitchen, a Korean restaurant along F.O. Santos Street.

They have many specialties, but one of the best-sellers we ordered to satisfy our cravings was the Cheese Rappokki, a popular Korean dish with spicy rice cakes and instant ramyun noodles. For the price of P90, it is really worth it.

You should never ever miss the best siomai in town from Siomai Fudhaus that costs P4 each.  

If you want affordable lunch, you should try Mang Toto’s Grilled Porkchop and Liempo worth P45 and P65, respectively. Our group also decided to buy Eatsumo Teri Haus’ Kani Salad worth P60 for our side dish.

For your dessert after lunch, we recommend the Baked Cheesecakes of Café La Bonne Vie (meaning: Good Life) located in front of Anest Tower near Los Baños Doctors Hospital and Medical Center.

Their cheesecakes are different from other coffee shops and restos nearby because they are rich, creamy, light, fluffy and delicious! Morover, their graham crusts are always well-baked.

 Café La Bonne Vie offers three flavors of cheesecakes: Cherry, Oreo and Blueberry (the best one for me). Each costs P90-110.

 

There’s a place in UPLB where you could find not only dormitories and apartments but also food establishments. Raymundo Gate is the street food haven of UPLB. The famous and best ones you could eat there are Proven and Isaw.

Proven consists essentially of the proventriculus of a chicken, dipped in cornstarch and deep-fried. Mhel’s Proven, which costs P25, has the best vinegar sauce in town; maybe this is the reason that their proven has become a “box-office hit” for Elbizens

In front of Mhel’s Proven, you could find an Isawan or food stall of street food. Isaw is made from grilled intestines of pig or chicken. In Los Baños, three sticks of Pork Isaw cost P10.

For your early dinner, you could visit Bonitos Bar and Restaurant, one of the best food stops around UPLB. It offers delicious rice meals, appetizers, pastas, but you should never miss their Everything-On-It Pizza. This is the best pizza in town because you could taste all the flavors, and it shows incredible attention to detail and quality.

Last on the list, if you crave for sweets, you must try Mini-Moo Ice Cream, a little shop located at corner of F.O. Santos Street. Based on the texture and taste of their ice cream, I think they have the same supplier of Yellowcab’s ice cream. However, Mini-Moo is cheaper. Two scoops of ice cream costs P35-45, depending on the flavor and cone. There are a lot of flavors to choose from such as Dark Choco, Mint Choco Chips, Salted Caramel, Avocado, Strawberry Fields, Pistachio, Bubble Gum, Midnight Cookies N’ Cream, and many more.

This is just a suggested list of making your one-day stay around UPLB by eating affordable and commendable food. There are a lot of must-try restaurants in Los Baños not included in this article that you could find amazing and worth the visit.  

From 25 SCLs last year, the number of SCLS this AY 2010-2011 drops to 21:

Twenty-one summa cum laudes will lead more than 4,000 candidates for graduation of which more than 3,000 will receive their undergraduate degrees, 556 their Master’s degrees and 70 will be hooded onstage for obtaining their doctoral degrees.

Of the 21 summa cum laudes: six are from the College of Science, six from the College of Engineering, four from the College of Social Sciences and Philosophy, one each from the College of Arts and Letters, College of Business Administration, School of Economics, National College of Public Administration and Governance and School of Statistics.

The 21 top honors, all of whom have earned a cumulative weighted average grade (CWAG) of 1.20 or better, will be led by John Gabriel P. Pelias, BS in Mathematics, with a CWAG of 1.016. Pelias will deliver the valedictory address on behalf of the graduating batch.

Contrary to recent reports, Pelias’s CWAG is the second to hold the highest record in UP according to the UP Diliman Office of the University Registrar. The highest and unmatched average in UP was obtained by Exequiel Sevilla who garnered a general weighted average (GWA) of 1.0 and graduated with a degree in BS Commerce on March 22, 1927.

Prior to Pelias, the closest to have reached Sevilla’s record was in 1982 when Dr. Getrude Gwendale M. Baron, M.D. who graduated with a BS Biology degree, garnered a GWA of 1.03.

The other summa cum laude are: 
Laurence Anthony L. Go, BS Business Economics (1.033); 

Joanna Jane C. Tan, BS Mathematics (1.053); 

Carla Nicole S. Sia, BS Business Administration (1.060); 

Corrina P. Azarcon, BS Chemistry (1.115); 

Ralph Christian C. Mancenido, BA Public Administration (1.120);

Jayson C. Aguilar, BA Political Science (1.121); 

Nicole Andrea SA. Yazon, BS Chemical Engineering (1.124); 

Nino Joseph I. Paz, BS Statistics (1.134); 

Stanley Jordan G. Siahetiong, BS Mechanical Engineering (1.139); - 1st UPME summa

José Paolo O. Mirasol IV, BA Philosophy (1.147); 

Marlon Jesspher B. De Vera, BS Chemical Engineering (1.155); 

Paula Veronica SJ. Reyes, BS Psychology (1.171); 

Justin L. Sy, BS Materials Engineering (1.171); - first UPMMME summa

John Andrew V. Hernandez, BS Computer Science (1.182); 

Lucky Merriam T. Villegas, BA Linguistics (1.183); 

Michelle Grace T. Acoba, BS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (1.188); 

Dennis Ivan W. Diaz, BS Applied Physics (1.189); 

Katerina Raisa R. Timonera, BA European Languages (1.192); 

Herdeline Ann M. Ardona, BS Chemistry (1.195) and 

Jhud Mikhail O. Aberilla, BS Chemical Engineering (1.198).

In addition to the top 21 honors, UPD produced 213 magna cum laude and 771 cum laude. The magna cum laude is awarded to a graduate with a GWA 1.45 and the cum laude for a GWA of 1.75. —

On a side note: 

The University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) will confer upon President Benigno S. Aquino III an honorary degree Doctor of Laws at its 100th General Commencement Exercises to be held at the University Amphitheater on April 17.

President Aquino will receive UP’s highest academic rank and honor “For providing leadership in rallying the people to stamp out corruption, campaigning for institutional reforms, and creating an environment for agencies, including the Armed Forces of the Philippines, to act with dispatch on malfeasance in government, promote the rule of law, and respect people’s constitutional rights,” among others.

Aquino is the 13th head of state to receive an honorary degree from UP. Other former Philippine presidents conferred with Doctor of Laws were Manuel L. Quezon (March 16, 1929), Sergio Osmeña (March 25, 1930), Emilio F. Aguinaldo (June 12, 1953), Ramón D.F. Magsaysay (April 5, 1955), Carlos P. García (April 7, 1959), Diosdado Macapagal (May 30, 1965), Ferdinand E. Marcos (May 22, 1966), José P. Laurel Sr. (April 20, 1969), Corazón C. Aquino (April 20, 1986) and Fidel V. Ramos (April 24, 1993).

Aquino is also the commencement speaker. Former Philippine President Joseph Ejercito Estrada was the last head of state to address UPD graduates in 1999.

  • Take Me Back To Elbi
  • Mendioro, Uy, Regalado
Play

Take Me Back To Elbi.

Gusto kong maglamyerga
Ng di na ko poporma
Poporma
Gusto ko ng tahimik
Yung may kuliglig
Sa gubat
Kapitbahay mo ang gubat

Hindi ka na makakatagpo ng ganito
Di mo mararanasan ang nadarama ko

Sana isang pitik ko lang sa Hum Steps na nakaabang
Naghihintay ng kaibigan
At pagsapit ng gabi tayo ay magpa-party
And everyday will be a Thursday
Kahit na mayrong bundok
Kahit na mayrong lawa
Kahit na mayrong palayan
Kesa naman sa trapik, magnanakaw, at adik
Sa'yo pa rin nananabik
Take me back to Elbi

Gusto kong mag-birthday
Kasama ang chocolate cake ng Mernel’s
Ng Mernel’s
Samahan mo pa ng fried chicken ng Ellen’s
At ng proven ni Ate Proven sa Raymundo
Sa Raymundo

Di na ko makakatikim ng ganito
Kasi nagtra-trabaho na ako

Repeat chorus

Kahit malaki na ang kinikita ko
Di mapapantayan ng pera ang naranasan ko
Gusto ko na lang mag-leave ng isang linggo
At bumalik sa paboritong lugar ko

Repeat chorus 2x

(Charet Mendioro, Karize & Ilia Uy, Franco Regalado © 2008)

UP jeepney signs.

katipunan - kinder and high school

ikot/toki- elementary. college PE classes

philcoa- forever. mcdo weekends when I was little.

pantranco- when I used to work at quezon ave. (kapit sa patalim! LOL)

sm north- mula din pagkabata. “maliit” pa ang sm north nun.