What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name, would smell as sweet.
Quezon City – Ladies first! The Upsilon Sigma Phi kicks off its 93rd anniversary by paying tribute to the women of the University of the Philippines through its annual Day of Roses. The event was an extravagant showering of appreciation and gratitude to the women of the University as “brods” of the Upsilon Sigma Phi distributed over 3,000 roses accompanied by an ensemble of modern and classic love songs.
Clad completely in black, Upsilonians went from room to room throughout the different colleges and different buildings in UP while handing out the fraternity’s official flower – a long stemmed, pink rose – to each and every woman in UP.
Women in student tambayans and classrooms were crooned by small choirs with guitar accompaniment in traditional Filipino ‘Harana’ style and were given roses tagged with an endearing message of gratitude and empowerment.
Female faculty members and administrators were also visited, serenaded, and given bouquets by the Upsilonians, who conveyed their appreciation to the administration for its unwavering support and service to the University and the Nation.
The Day of Roses is an annual tradition celebrated during the first Friday of the 2nd semester in UP Diliman and the first Monday of the 2nd semester in UP Manila.