The annual UP Oblation Run, held December 16 in 2011, had 30 full pledge members of the Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity running in their naked holding placards with messages about protecting Philippine rivers. The 2011 run is to support the Sagip Ilog Pilipinas Movement.
|APO's UP Chapter's Float (Eta Chapter)|
Oblation run is a yearly APO activity held every December 16, wherein showcases APO fraternity members roaming running nude and naked in University of the Philippines campuses...
This activity was started in the year 1977 ( The First Ever APO Oblation Run ). When an APO member first ran naked in the A.S. lobby to promote a play the fraternity was sponsoring called "Hubad na Bayani," or "Naked Heroes", Rolly Abad the said member was killed in a rumble few months later. In commemoration with this, the run was held yearly with noble themes every year... It was said that Oblation run was just for fun or just an expression of insanity but in a closer look inside it you'll able to learn that it's not just an ordinary run, but its an expression of protest againts the system.
The ceremory starts with the assembling at the APO tambayan, where the runners will give them the traditional fraternity salute, in this process also do's and don't's were instructed to the runners... and presto... to the run.
|Alpha Phi Omega's Toast Song|
Congratulations to my fraternity brother's in UP for a job well done!
|Alpha Phi Omega Sorority of Eta Chapter (at UP's Bonsai Garden after the Oblation Run)|
Since it was Alpha Phi Omega's 86 year anniversary, we went to Marikina city to celebrate with my brothers and sisters. The event was hosted by APO Marikina Alumni Association.
|(Me in black stripe polo shirt. APO members at Delta Kappa Chapter (Adventist University of the Philippines)|
|Beer Drinking Contest|