AN ESTIMATED 100,000 Thomasians and guests flocked to the University for the Paskuhan concert and pyromusical display amid light rain showers last Dec. 21.


An estimated 100,000 Thomasians and guests flock to the University for the annual Paskuhan concert and fireworks display. (Photo by Hazel Grace S. Posadas/The Varsitarian)

This was the highest number of Paskuhan revelers in recent years after the estimated 75,000 attendees in 2010, UST Security Chief Joseph Badinas told the Varsitarian.

The security office implemented a stricter entry system in which every Thomasian who had brought a guest inside the campus was stamped, in accordance with the “one Thomasian, one guest” rule.


Nicole Naval, public relations officer of the UST Central Student Council, said more trash bins were placed around the campus this year to implement a  “zero-waste” policy.

This year’s Paskuhan was inspired by Disney movies and followed the theme “light from Light, Prince of Peace.”

The University’s floating lantern decorations, which represented the “light” in the theme, was adapted from the movie “Tangled.”

Naval said this year’s theme sought to invoke the “magical feeling” brought by fairy tale movies.

The Paskuhan concert featured performances from I Belong to the Zoo, Quest, The Ransom Collective and Spongecola.

Yael Yuzon of Spongecola caps off the band performances for the Paskuhan concert. (Photo by Hazel Grace S. Posadas/The Varsitarian)

The month-long Paskuhan celebration kicked off last Dec. 3 with a Eucharistic celebration led by Vice Rector Fr. Richard Ang, O.P. Ahmed Khan H. Cayongcat, Angelika V. Ortega, Janeilee Paula V. Saguyod and Neil Joshua N. Servallos


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