The Carillon is the official UP alumni newsletter, published since the 1950s. Its publication and distribution are managed by the UP System Office of Alumni Relations with the Director as official editor. With the objective of giving UP alumni a continuing communication link with and a sense of connection to the University and fellow alumni, The Carillon contains original feature articles from the different UP units, UP alumni chapters, and from fellow individual alumni.
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Feature stories include the National Institutes of Health as Cover Story, and a Spotlight on the Philippine General Hospital. Additionally, the issue also includes stories of our alumni in the Philippines and abroad. Regular sections like In Memoriam, Accolades, and Topnotchers List are still part of the issue to recognize our supportive and outstanding alumni.
Kadangyan – The Ifugao Upper Class
What the hermano and hermana mayor are to fiestas in lowland towns, the kadangyan are to large-scale Ifugao feasts in the Cordilleras. The kadangyans are easy to recognize – they have the most rice land and the biggest headcount of water buffalo and other livestock. Their clothes and accessories also distinguish them from the middle and lower classes.
Binuhian (headcloth & loincloth)Predominantly black with a wide stripe of red in the middle, binuhian is worn by the male kadangyan, the elite of Ifugao culture. Embroidery or shells are the usual embellishments added into the handwoven cloth (Lambrecht 1958,21).
Duco (pouch bag)With its fringes and embellishments, the duco is similar to the bultong bag worn by Ifugao men, although it has no brass handle. During an uya-uy, an Ifugao wedding feast, female kadangyan use the duco to hold a sacrificial chicken while dancing.
Pango / Pangaw (necklace)The pango, also called a pangaw, are glass beads encased in gold. Numerous beads are strung together and worn by Ifugao men and women as a status symbol of the kadangyan class.
Dinumog (necklace)Made of gold-plated brass, the pendants of the Dinumog represents the horns of the carabao. Wearing a Dinumog signifies one has sacrificed numerous carabaos to the gods.
Ginuttu (shell belt)Gradually decreasing in size, the buttons that form the belt are carved from giant clams (tridacna gigas). The Ginuttu serves as a sword belt and is worn over the loincloth, with the end hanging loose on the left side. On one end of the belt hangs the portaika (wooden sheath) which holds a bolo (machete). A centerpiece of the belt is a buckle called upod, also made from shell. Its use is limited to certain occasions such as weddings and funerals (Maramba 1998, 126).
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RECONNECTING WITH UP THROUGH THE OAR
Recognizing the important role of the alumni in the life of the university, the University of the Philippines (UP) established the Office of Alumni Relations (OAR) in 1961 under the Office of the President. The OAR servers as the key UP Institution connecting the alumni with the rest of the academic community.
Since its inception, the OAR has sought to encourage the maximum participation, involvement, support, and commitment of the alumni to the University of the Philippines’ various social missions. It remains the primary link between the University and its Alumni Association (UPAA) in identifying, cultivating, and involving the alumni in institutional and alumni programs, events, and activities. It also represents the UP and the UPAA at institutional and alumni programs, events, and activities both locally, on and off-campus, and foreign venues whenever possible.