By Nathan Angelo Cruz, Web Manager
First Printed on Vol. XCI No. 1. July 30, 2019
Committee on Student Organizations (ComSo) Chairperson Al-khaizer Warad said that this year’s Hibalag Booth Festival, to be held from August 19 to 29, aims to “go back to where it all started” with the theme, “Retro Psychedelic.”
“We want to go back to where it all started. The retro age, the seventies, because … woke people, the hippies — nidaghan sila in the seventies. People were so awake of the reality … daghan mga revolutions na nahitabo. So that is why, we want to go back there; we want to appreciate the decade, the era,” Warad said.
He further stated that although the theme is retro, there is a twist due to the psychedelic aesthetic, comprising of vibrant colors reminiscent of the decade.
To hype up the 11-day event, ComSo released the first Hiba-vlog on July 22 on their Facebook page, with more content to come, along with a continuation of the Hibalagserye videos from last year, according to Warad.
“We’re still in the planning stage; we’re still doing all necessary preparations, he stated, “processing permits … everything logistical and technical … we’re still finalizing.”
Meanwhile, ComSo Co-chairperson Kirsten Dique said that they plan to have a “mini-Parada Sillimaniana” on the first day, featuring the participants of the staple events for this year, like the Miss Silliman, Mr. Hibalag, and Silliman Idol.
Warad added that there will be a fellowship during the closing event on August 29, which is open to all Sillimanians and Dumagueteños. Amidst the preparations for the upcoming events, the ComSo have one thing to say for everyone – that is to look forward for the release of the schedule during the first week of August.