The theme “Pumailanlang”, or “to soar”, invites the public to be like the mythical birds Adarna, Sarimanok, Manaul or Tigmamanukan, and other avian characters in Philippine folklore which symbolize the spirit of freedom, honor, and determination to serve with compassion and hope. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.

The theme “Pumailanlang”, or “to soar”, invites the public to be like the mythical birds Adarna, Sarimanok, Manaul or Tigmamanukan, and other avian characters in Philippine folklore which symbolize the spirit of freedom, honor, and determination to serve with compassion and hope. Photo by Bong Arboleda, UP MPRO.