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IN PHOTOS: No shortage of artistry, activism at UP Lantern Parade

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 15 2018 06:24 AM | Updated as of Dec 15 2018 06:50 AM

An explosion of creativity and a surge of social awareness lit up the Diliman campus of University of the Philippines Friday night during its annual Lantern Parade.

Under wet conditions brought about by northeast monsoon rains, the unfavorable weather appeared to match the event’s prevalent theme — resilience amid trying times.

Here are images showing some of the works of art on display at the parade.

A message to end violence is carried by a float as it joins the annual UP Lantern Parade in Diliman on Friday. The annual parade not only highlights the creativity of different colleges of the university through various colorful floats and lanterns, but has become a means to express different political opinions by the community. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A float courtesy of the College of Architecture depicting an oversized pawikan is on display, as UP holds its annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Students of the College of Law wear red shirts, as they participate in the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Onlookers wait under their umbrellas, as they watch participants go by in the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A College of Fine Arts student makes some adjustments to a float during the Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A float depicting a woman holding an orb of light, a creation by the College of Fine Arts, is on display during the Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A colorfully designed float showing what appears to be a hopeful community is on display during the Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Students and the rest of the University of the Philippines (UP) community hold their annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Students and the rest of the University of the Philippines (UP) community hold their annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A jeepney-themed float with a protest message participates in the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The last line of “Lupang Hinirang” is written on a monument-themed float put together by the College of Fine Arts for the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Students dance as they participate in the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Colorful, giant figures courtesy of the College of Fine Arts take part in the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Vendors have a field day catering to Lantern Parade participants. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

People gather at the amphitheater waiting for the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

One of the floats is seen near the UP Diliman administration building, where the program stage is set up. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Students perform a short tableau during the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A battle between heroic figures and a dragon is depicted during the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Students wearing Katipunero costumes headline a float portraying the 1898 revolution during the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

An elaborate float portraying the current political climate is on display during the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A float dubbed “Alab ng Puso” is on display during the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A battle between heroic figures and a dragon is depicted during the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The UP community sings the National Anthem during the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The UP community sings the National Anthem during the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The Fighting Maroons basketball team led by Bright Akhuetie celebrate with the UP community during the Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

The Fighting Maroons basketball team led by Bright Akhuetie celebrate with the UP community during the Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Fighting Maroons player Bright Akhuetie takes pictures with the men’s basketball team supporters during the annual Lantern Parade. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Bright Akhuetie and the Fighting Maroons basketball team are recognized during the annual Lantern Parade in Diliman. Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News