Memories of UP Masa Dorm


Rolando T. Dy

Yakal is a dorm in UP Diliman. It was a masa dorm as it had double-deck beds good for four.  It was known for the bed bugs that inhabited the mattresses. Bathrooms were common.

Yakal hosted many interesting, and later well-known personalities.  It was a  microcosm of Philippine society in the late 1960s to early 70s. Those were years of activism, of Diliman commune, and Marcos regime.  It was the time when the Philippine history textbook was Agoncillos’s book.

May 1 - Memories of UP masa dorm final (RDY)

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