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UPLB events, initiatives to look forward to this week

This week, continue to stand with Hacienda Yulo farmers in seeking justice and demanding for genuine agrarian reform, engage in educational discussions, and show your support for theater students and enthusiasts. 

Publication material from Serve The People Brigade – UPLB/Facebook

Because of the continuously rampant attacks on Hacienda Yulo farmers, their community is now in critical condition. After ‘hired goons’ of the Ayala Corporation and the Yulo clan burned down their homes, the farmers have experienced a series of demolition threats and roadblocks. 

To learn more about the current situation of the farmers, join in the educational discussion, “Hacienda Yulo Situationer,” by the Serve The People Brigade (STPB) – UPLB that will be held on February 12, 2021 at 3 PM via Discord. All of the students are encouraged to show their support in defense of the farmers and be one with their struggle for genuine land reform. 

For interested participants, you may register through this link:

STPB – UPLB and the university’s disaster relief and response task force, UPLB Agapay, would also like to invite individuals and organizations to their relief operations from February 20 to 21 in order to give support to the farmers of Hacienda Yulo. If you are willing to help, you may sign-up as a volunteer through this link:

Publication material from Anakbayan-UP Los Baños/Facebook

Keep an eye out for Anakbayan – UPLB’s “Marx ED Fest,” which will happen every Saturday at 2 PM on this month of February. 

Join and invite your friends on this educational discussion series which aims to help us understand the material conditions, history, and political economy of our society. Stay informed on how to fight the state’s black propaganda and oppressive systems through the national democratic struggle. 

If you are interested to join, you may register through this link:

Here is the schedule of the education discussions: 
Feb. 13 | Dialectical Materialism
Feb. 20 | Historical Materialism
Feb. 27 | Political Economy

Publication material from UP Broadway Company

This February, the UPBC, under The BC Project, brings you “Valentine Vibes.” The event, a collaboration with Elevate Video Editing, is an online mini concert featuring original love songs from the organization’s past productions and compositions by its members. The concert goes live on February 14, 2021, 8pm, on the UPBC Facebook page.

“Valentine Vibes” features performances from theater students and enthusiasts of UPLB, including Jerrey Ablanque, Third Alub, Marco Arevalo, Anna Escobia, Patricia Gregorio, Grace Magpantay, Daniel Ong, and Maxine Ramos. The musical direction is by Daryl Manalastas and apprentice Jerrey Ablanque, under the mentorship of Ms. Bea Roxanna Bautista and Mr. Mon Garcia. The cast will be performing songs from UPBC’s Drive Thru (2016), Agra: A New Musical (2017), Password: Give Up (2018), and many more. 

Publication material from Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Teknolohiyang Panlipunan – UPLB (STP-UPLB)/Facebook

For decades, the farmers of Hacienda Yulo have suffered from harassment and intimidation from landgrabbers such as the Yulo clan and Ayala Corporation. Despite the clear crime of the ‘paid goons’ against the community, the farmers are still not getting legal actions and help from the Calamba government.

The Samahan ng mga Mag-aaral ng Teknolohiyang Panlipunan – UPLB would like to invite you to show support and extend a helping hand for the Hacienda Yulo farmers. Currently, they are in need of donations such as clothing, non-perishable food items, household items, toiletries, or financial assistance. If you are interested to help, you may refer to the following bank details:

Justin Antonio G. Umali

Justin Umali

For in-kind donations, you may drop them off at Blk 10 Lt 22 Wheat St. Camella Homes Bermuda Phase 1, Banlic, Laguna. 

Now more than ever, we need to firmly stand with our farmers in seeking justice and demanding for free and genuine land distribution. 

Orgwatch is an initiative by UPLB Perspective that aims to strengthen its efforts in promoting a pro-student and well-informed community. Each week we curate a list of events, webinars, activities, donation drives, and campaigns led by student organizations that we think you need to know.

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