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UP Cookout: A night of fun and social relevance

November 6, 2017

Don’t miss out on the biggest event in UP Cebu this November 10!

The UP Cookout is an annual festivity that runs from dusk ‘til dawn. This year’s Cookout is themed GUNS N ROSES, focusing on how to address the different types of violence prevalent in the society.

“UP Cookout 2017 remains steadfast in its nature of being a protest,” Overall Director Fae Toabi said. “It is a platform for the audience to start discussions on socially relevant national issues.”

For its first ever installation in Cebu, Coke Studio Philippines will bring in nationally acclaimed hiphop artist Abra. He is known for his rap songs that speak of social issues such as Isang Ilusyon, Dedma, and ‘King Inang Bayan.

Rock superband Franco is also set to take the stage, along with performances from homegrown talents such as Wonggoys, Thinking Chair, Groovematics, Coolie Dreads and the Microphone Commander, and Silingan ni Felicity.

Cookout highlights UP talents in five segments: Kantahan, Sayawan, Bandahan, Rampahan and Panulaan. with the subthemes “Voices of Protest”, “Dance in Defiance of Terror”, “Sounds of Resistance”, “Staging a Revolution”, and “Cries of the Voiceless” respectively. The newly introduced segment, Panulaan, urges people to “use our voices when we are silenced by fear.”

“We want to raise the social issue UP Cookout 2017 brings through the performances of our very own UP students, as a medium to connect and communicate with the community at large,” Toabi added.

UP Cookout 2017 will be held on November 10 at the UP Cebu grounds from 6 pm to 6 am the day after. The event is open to the public. Tickets may be bought at the event venue, or by contacting Lyn Limoran at 0919 470 2755. Visit for more details and updates.

UP Cookout 2017 is presented by Coke Studio Philippines and Coca-Cola Philippines; copresented by Sykes, Slimmers World, Ayala Center Cebu, and Robinsons Galleria Cebu; sponsored by Sugbo Mercado, PAGCOR, Gelatissimo, Redbull, Tengs Sisig, IPI Casino Active, Mooon Café, and jaopaujerdzo the fifth.

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