Much has changed in UP over the past 100 years. From one campus in Manila, it now has eight constituent universities with 17 campuses all over the country; it has 258 undergraduate programs; and 438 graduate programs with students from almost every region in the country.
Dr. Gerardo Sicat (left), whom Dalisay says “took a chance on him” by hiring him at NEDA. When Sicat left NEDA, he gave Dalisay a typewriter as a parting gift and asked him to pick ten books from his personal library. He reveals with a laugh that Dalisay picked his favorites.
Dr. Judy Celine Ick (right) met Dalisay in French class when he had returned to his studies in UP Diliman. The classmates became friends and later, colleagues at the DECL. “In the days before computers, when Butch used to type out his stories, I was always a recipient of a signed carbon copy.” (Photos by Misael Bacani, UP MPRO)