1. Wide shot of naked runners surrounded by cheering crowd
2. Mid shot of naked runners wearing masks
3. Wide shot of crowd cheering naked runners
4. Mid shot of naked runners wearing masks
5. Girl taking shots with mobile phone
6. Wide shot of naked runners going up the steps
7. Screaming girl
8. Wide shot of crowd
9. SOUNDBITE: (Tagalog) Vox pop:
"Its okay and it's great... but it's so crowded that I can't see it!"
10. Naked runners passing by screaming women
11. SOUNDBITE: (English) Vox pop:
"It's good and it's funny."
12. Wide shot of University of the Philippines campus with oblation statue at centre
13. Wide shot of oblation statue
Students at the University of the Philippines in Manila did their annual "oblation run" on Thursday, running around the campus naked to the delight of a cheering crowd.
It's a yearly ritual organised by members of the Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, who ask for volunteers to do the daring task.
This year, about 30 members of the fraternity volunteered to run wearing nothing except masks. They also used the occasion to highlight a call to increase the budget for the state university.
A mixture of screaming female students and curious onlookers lined up in the corridor to see naked students run past, and what they witness never fails to make their day.
One onlooker said, "Its okay and it's great... but it's so crowded that I can't see it!"
The event is named after the 'Oblation', a statue of a naked man with outstretched arms that is considered a landmark at the University of the Philippines.
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