What is the UP Economics Society?
The University of the Philippines Economics Society (UP Ecosoc) is a non-stock, non-profit, socio-civic organization based in the School of Economics, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City. It was founded in September 1958 by a group of honor students in the College of Business Administration who wanted to maximize the potentials of those who took Economics as a minor field.
Throughout its 52 years of existence, UP Ecosoc has operated under its three thrusts of service, tradition, and excellence. It has won numerous awards, including the Wenceslao Vinzons Award for Best Organization, the Presidential Award for Most Outstanding Organization, and the Oblation Award for Best Student Organization. Most recently, it won Best Party Event at the Astrong-O-Sol Challenge for Solstice: Dating Marathon Till the Break of Dawn during its golden anniversary.
Today, it is known for a number of events that forward its socio-civic mission. These include Musikapella, an annual high school chorale competition, and the National Youth Congress, an annual seminar-workshop that acquaints select high school student leaders with basic economic concepts. It also organizes high-profile semestral parties, the most recent ones being LIV, Rager, and Renegade.
On a more intimate scale, the Society hosts daycare sessions every Saturday for children from Pook Ricarte, as well as tutorial sessions every Monday for students from the Balara Elementary School. It also sends seven deserving scholars to high school through the Economics Society Scholarship Fund (ESSF).
What is Echoes?
Echoes is the official publication of the UP Economics Society. Founded in the late Sixties, it is the oldest publication in the UP School of Economics. While it was released twice a sem in the Nineties, it was upgraded to thrice a sem in the 2000’s. As we enter this new decade however, another upgrade transpires as Echoes is now released four times a sem—once every month.
The publication is produced with content from UP Ecosoc members as compiled and edited by the Echoes editors. In each issue, news and pictures of the Society’s activities are printed, along with features articles that aim to inform and entertain.