Alumni “Family Fiesta” to kick off UPAA Centennial
The 100th Anniversary celebration of University of the Philippines Alumni Association, bannered by the theme “Bagong Siglo. Bagong Sigla.” takes off on a rousing start on March 24, Palm Sunday, with an activity-filled Alumni “Family Fiesta.”
The Centennial festivities kick off at 5:30 a.m. with the “Bagong Sigla Fun Run” for runners of all ages in three groups — 3K, 6K, and 12K. Registration fees are P400, P500, and P700, respectively.
The running event will be followed at 9:00 a.m. by various fiesta games, like palo sebo, buko sebo, piñata, pabitin, “pin the donkey’s tail,” scrabble, checkers (dama), sungka, sipa, tug-of-war, arm-wrestling , and others, wherein UP alumni and their family members can participate and win prizes.
Marching bands will parade in the streets around Ang Bahay ng Alumni. Fiesta booths offering food and beverages, souvenir items, games and prizes will manned by UP Varsity teams and others in and around Ang Bahay.
From 1:30-5:00 p.m., a “Bagong Siglo Bingo” social with P150,000.00 in cash prizes will be held in the Luciano Salazar Hall of Ang Bahay. Tickets for 5 regular games are available for just P300 each. Surprise raffle prizes are also at stake.
Pre-registration for the Bagong Sigla Fun Run are accepted at UPAA, Ang Bahay ng Alumni, UP Diliman; Office of Alumni Affairs, UP Manila; Alumni Center, UP Los Baños; Chris Sports (SM Fairview, SM North Annex, SM Mall of Asia, SM Megamall); Fitness and Athletics, Bonifacio Global City. Proceeds from the Alumni Family Fiesta will help fund other UPAA Centennial events and projects.