There was song. There was laughter. There was a good mix of banter and deep conversation. It was the annual UP Diliman (UPD) Inter-College Socials, where the University community gathered to unwind for a night and enjoy the camaraderie among administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
Held on February 17 at the UPD National Science Complex Amphitheater, the event was organized by the College of Science (CS) and served as a prelude to the upcoming CS Week. CS Dean Jose Maria Balmaceda, who welcomed everyone to the gathering, told UP News that since it was an informal social event, there really was no line-up of performances to be followed.
Two bands composed of National Institute of Geological Sciences (NIGS) faculty members and students performed several songs. One of the bands featured NIGS Director Mario A. Aurelio on drums and Acting Deputy Director for Resources and Facilities Carlo A. Arcilla on vocals and keyboard. Arcilla said they called themselves The Unconformity Band. Tripolar, a band composed of 11th graders from the UP Integrated School played several songs. Teresa Luz A. Gormise, a CS staff member performed as well. The open mic that followed saw other attendees singing with the NIGS musicians. A video karaoke machine was also on hand.
UP President Danilo L. Concepcion joined the UPD community at the event. (Arlyn VCD Palisoc Romualdo, UP MPRO)
For more photos of the event, please click through the album here.