UP Cookout: A Night of Fun and Social Relevance

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.

About the theme

Cookout 2017 intends to enlighten people about the reality behind the different forms of violence affecting society. Guns represent all kinds of violence that continuously repress the Philippine society.

Roses represent the proposed solution as to how the issue will be addressed.

With the tagline “Will you pull the trigger?” it allows the audience to freely generate the best and most feasible solution to the problem. This year’s Cookout is designed to be a platform for one to grasp his/her own answer.

Through the celebration of UP talents, the theme will be presented in the following segments:

Sayawan – Terrorism
Bandahan – State-sponsored violence
Kantahan – Discrimination
Rampahan – Extrajudicial Killings

UP Cebu Cookout 2017

“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.”

Rock superband Franco is set to take the stage, along with 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 0925 502 7554. Visit  www.facebook.com/UPCebuCookout/ for more details and updates.

UP Cookout 2017 is presented by Coke Studio Philippines, Coca-Cola FEMSA; co-presented by Sykes, Slimmers World, Ayala Center Cebu; sponsored by Sugbo Mercado, PAGCOR, Gelatissimo, Redbull, Tengs Sisig, jaopaujerdzo the fifth

UP Cebu Cookout 2017

About UP Cookout

UP Cookout is a twelve-hour celebration showcasing the diverse talents of the Iskolars ng Bayan through different segments like Kantahan, Bandahan, Sayawan, Rampahan and this year’s newly added Panulaan.

As per tradition of the UP culture, societal issues will be presented to hopefully ignite change and address the problems.



Herbert Kikoy
Herbert is a hobbyist photographer who has made a big shift to mobile photography. He is a frustrated cook and a wanderlust who wishes he had all the time he needs to explore what the world has to offer.