Da Feb Fair Shooperheroes

by DIANA JANE PLOFINO

Tol! Tapos na ang #TanglawUPLBFebFair2016! In fairness, ang takaw character ng hashtag GG. So nasaksihan na natin ang nagsilabasang iba’t ibang abilidad, at lihim na lakas ng sangkatauhan (lalo na ng mga kalalakihan)na nagmula pa sa agimat at anting-anting na makapangyarihan. Mga agimat at anting-anting na may iba’t ibang pormang, nililok pa ng mga diwata, dinasalan ng mga albularyong mahiwaga,pinatibay ni Datu Sikatuna, at itinago ng mga Panginoong may lupa. At ngayo’y, nasa pangangalaga na ng mga superhero ng kasalukuya’t hinaharap. Kaya mga tol! Eto na! Eto na sila, ang mga superherong siguradong nakasalubong mo, simula pa nung Martes, mga superherong tuwing Pebrero mo lang makikita. Dito, ditu sa Unibersidad ng mga Pahipster at Looking for Bang! Babeem!

  1. Hook-eye

3.pngTingin pakilawa at pakanan, *target locked*, ayun sa booth ng                     may malaking…! Matalas ang kanilang paningin, kaya’t mabilis silang makatagpo ng makakalaban para sa isang gabi. Siya ang superherong uhaw makaganti matapos matalo sa unang/pangalawa/pangatlong/…/nth na pakikitunggali sa pag-ibig.

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Sa lahat ng superhero siya ang pinakamaraming kalaban. Si Quiz, Reaction Paper, LRP Topic, isama mo pa pati si simpleng Seatwork, Open Notes ay ilan lamang sa listahan. Ngunit, dahil sa kalasag niyang handouts at espada niy
ang highlighter, kahit nagwawala na si Gloc-9 sa stage rock on lang kaya nila pagsabay sabayin ang mga kalaban, huwag lang magBAGSAKAN.

  1. Inspireder Man

5.pngPronounced as Ins-payrd-der Man (as in Inspired). Ang maipilit lang na sounds-like superhero, pero kahit pilitang pangalan, siya ang superherong di na kelangang ipagpilitin ang sarili sa iba dahil may nagmamay-ari na hart hart! Bangag na bangag siya sa pagmamahal at ang tanging kalaban niya ay ➼ </3.

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Sino nga bang makatatalo sa taong matibay ang loob? Tipong Mang Jose, ang superhero na pwedeng mong arkilahin, pero siya okay lang kahit libre, “Bashtah pakish, shapat nah”. Pinsan niya si Hook-eye, at ang pinagkaiba nila si Hook-eye ay my first, second, …,  nth, siya wala, buti na nga lang biniyayaan siya ng kapal ng mukha.

  1. Super Inggo

1.pngTulad ng pangalang niyang walang kaugnayan sa kapangyarihan niya, wala siyang pakialam kung di sya sumusunod sa norm/trend basta nandito siya sa Feb Fair para rumak, pumarteh at magpahena. Patahi-tahimik lang sila ngunit kapag mundo nila’y nayanig“kalaban ang kalaban, kalaban ang kakampi”. Puputok ang tago nilang lakas malaSuper Saiyan kapag nasagi mo ang kinakain nilang inihaw na mais.

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Sino ka ba sa kanila? O sino idolo mo sa mga superhero na ito? None of the above ba ang sagot mo?

Parang may kulang sa listahan di ba? Sa mga superherong nagsulpotan sa bahagi ng taong ito, nasaan na nga ba ang kanilang mga ninuno, ang orihinal na superhero, ang Isagani sa El Filibusterismo, ang siyang nagpakawala ng santelmo? Ang aynying nya imamaw nyang nyupnyake mo, ang boses ng mga ngongo, ang pag-asa ng mga pango… Pero seryoso na mga tol, usapang babae na to, walang talkshitan, di ushapang lashing, usapang intelektwal lang (warning: the next paragraph is explosive for azzhulz)

Ang mga superhero na ito, wala mang malaLaser eyes ni Hook-eye, magic handouts and highlighter ni GCbel,Mary Jane ni Inspireder Man,poisonous face ni Super Marlou, at kamehameha wave ni Super Inggo, taglay naman nila ang agimat ng paninindigan, anting-anting ng pakikialam, at kapangyarihan ng pagkilos. Ang superhero na ito ay walang iba, kundi ang TUNAY na Iskolar ng Bayan PARA sa Bayan. At siya, siya ay si Kabataan, ang “Taliba sa Pulitika ng Pagbabago”, ang TANGLAW ng bayang ito. Rak! \m/ [P]

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UPLB holds second day of Feb Fair 2016

by MONICA LABOY with reports from RANIELLE AVERION and DENIEL SEAN MACAPAL

Yesterday marked the second day of the highly anticipated February Fair of the University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB). Last night’s theme was ‘Kabataan para sa Hustisyang Panlipunan’. The crowd was bigger last night compared to the first night of the fair due to the more favorable weather condition.

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Hundreds of people flocked to the Feb Fair grounds to take advantage of the friendly weather

Highlights of Feb Fair’s 2nd day

the night had kicked off with the Student Christian Movement of the Philippines (SCMP) followed by ANAKBAYAN’s program, with rapper Putho, performing on stage and Diego Torres’s speech on the Save Laguna Lake Movement (SLLM) as he urged the students to be one with the SLLM, a movement against the Laguna lake road dike and its commercialization.

Furthermore, the night was warmed up with the exciting performances from Tres Marias Band and Natyalila Saulo.

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Tres Marias gracing the stage last Wednesday

Ebe Dancel took over the stage after Natyalila, igniting the crowd’s cheers with his former band, Sugarfree’s hit single, “Makita kang Muli,” followed by his other songs.

Dancel mentioned how excited he was to come back to los Baños to perform in UPLB’s Feb Fair since he was not invited last year,”Di man ako lumaki dito, pero UPLB will always be home to me.” I may not have grown up here but UPLB will always be home to me.

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Dancel giving a heartfelt performance

Dancel’s performance was shortly followed by Gloc-9—the last performing artist for the night.

Gloc-9 singer expressed how pleased he was to be invited to play in the UPLB Feb fair. “Sobrang excited talaga kami pumunta dito sa Elbi. Sa sobrang exicted nga namin, alas dose ng tanghali pa lang nandito na kami eh,” We were really excited to come to Elbi. Because of our excitement, we were already here since 12 noon.

It ended with a duet between Gloc-9 and Ebe Dancel, rendering the students with their famous collaborated single, Sirena, followed by a tribute to Francis Magalona in which they sang “Kaleidoscope World.”

The exciting acts of Day 2 of the Feb Fair were not the only anticipated events of the night. The Feb Fair also featured performances from UPLB Wyre underground and the top 7 of UPLB Development Communication Society’s (UPLB DevComSoc) Star in Carillion XIII.

Tiffany Candelaria, Benj Quijano, Anna Del Roasario, and Marie Lorenzano were announced as the top four of Star in Carillion XIII and will be moving on to the next round.

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The Star in Carillon XIII contestants anxiously waiting for the announcement of the top 4

More band performances from Never the Strangers, Oh Flamingo, and Spongecola are anticipated until the last day of the fair.

UPLB admin threatens to cut fair

The UPLB administration, particularly Prof. Genaro A. Cuaresma, Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Community Affairs, impended the University Student Council (USC) to cut off the electric power, therefore shutting down the whole fair if the programs extends past its curfew.

The administration reasons out that the surrounding dormitories will be disturbed if they let the program run.

They also said that the USC’s permit indicated that the program for the fair will only last until 12 midnight.

However, on Wednesday, February 10, the program ended at past one in the morning.

USC still encourages students to attend the fair despite the threats of power cut-offs.  [P]