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Students bare all for UP nude centennial run

The Los Angeles Times recently reported on the naked oblation run at the University of the Philippines.  The run has been an annual event at the UP, but this year according to Armand Padilla, a fraternity alumnus, the new run was a part of the University’s centennial celebration with the blessing of the University’s centennial committee.

The Times gave the impression that the nudity was engaged in only by fraternity members.  But such was not the case as indicated by the following photo-

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View other photos of the run within the environs of UP.  The pictures do speak for themselves in terms of the success of this event.

And the dankprofessor cannot help but note that our last posting reported that the University of New Hampshire terminated its Freshman camp because of the nude rituals of the camp counselors.  Truly we have two different worlds here with the Philippines being eons “ahead” of New Hampshire.  It seems that it was only a few years ago that the Philippines was dominated by the sexually repressive Marcos.  Better to have public nudity than closeted shoe fetishes.

December 20, 2008 - Posted by | exhibitionism, higher education, nudity, University of the Philippines | , ,

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