The annual University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) February Fair will now go online.
Originally held at the university’s Freedom Park, Feb Fair will now be streamed via Facebook Live on UPLB Feb Fair’s page on Feb. 28 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
“Due to the unfortunate circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Feb Fair will have a different approach. We will be implementing and celebrating the said event in an online setting and all performances, as well as political advocacies, will happen on a single day,” UPLB All Student Councils’ Assembly (ASCA) said in a letter obtained by the UPLB Perspective, the official student publication of UPLB.
UPLB ASCA has been hosting the event since 1972.
This year’s theme will be “Balik-Tanaw,” as Feb Fair aims to reflect on the event’s roots through the “striking similarities to the socio-political climate of today” and the events that led to the creation of Feb Fair.
The UPLB Feb Fair is a week-long event that serves as a venue to raise the social awareness of UPLB student body and other sectors of the Southern Tagalog Region on local, regional, and national issues through cultural and band performances, activities, discussions, and speeches from key personalities.
It initially started out as a camp-out protest of the UPLB community against Martial Law and former President Marcos’ dictatorship.