Monday, April 1, 2013

University of the Philippines Los Banos

Los Banos (from Wikipedia)
Wow! University of the Philippines Los Banos has offered us to perform in their campus! My mother's Food Science college advisor (Dr. Priscilla Sanchez) recommended Dr. Marites Yee, Dean of the College of Home Ecology and Founding Director of UPLB Office for Initiatives in Culture and the Arts (OICA), to help us.

Just so you know, UP Los Banos is a national university of higher learning that offers academic teaching, research, and extension/outreach activities in various basic and applied fields of study. Proceeds from this IP Rondalla Performance will be used as (1) revolving fund to support the scholarship program of the College of Human Ecology and 2) community outreach and extension work of the CHE Student Council.

About the City of Los Banos

The population is about 101,884, according to the 2010 census, with a total landarea of 56.5 square kilometers. The city is bordered on the south and southwest by Mount Makiling a toruist spot for its hot spring resorts, on the north by Laguna de Bay, and on the northwest by Calamba City. The city is also known for the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and SEARCA (Southeast Asian Research Center and Agriculture) where we'll be staying!

Los Banos to Calamba Jeepney
 (from Jeepney Flickr Photo Sharing)
Rizal Shrine (Calamba) from VistaPinas

We're also visiting the birthplace of Jose Rizal in Calamba City. I'm excited to try the hot springs and Los Banos's delicacies, like original Buko pie (coconut meat pie) and Carabao milk ice cream! We can ride the jeepney around campus! Let's get rollin'!

Sierra Jamir 
(with the help of Sonia Rubico-Jamir) 

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