by A.N. Maldisa (Class 2022)
It’s that time of the year again for UPCM’s Regionalization Students Organization (RSO) to showcase everything from simple everyday snacks to culinary delicacies of the country. Drawing from the organization’s diverse membership, many of whom have spent their holidays in their provinces, the organization staged its annual food festival Pasafest at the Calderon Hall lobby last January 18 during the lunch period.
Food brought were labeled with ingredients, and possible allergens were listed out.
Guests were treated to 3 buffet tables loaded with food from the country’s main island groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Students patiently waited in line to get a taste of their favorites or try new fare from different regions. Crowd favorites included longganiza from Ilocos, pili nuts from Bicol, butterscotch from Iloilo, pastel from Camiguin, and durian sweets from Davao.
Students were served delicacies from different Philippine regions.
Pasafest head Nicole Kilem (Class 2023) said that preparations were underway months before the event, with RSO members urged to bring food representative of their locales. They were able to put out a fantastic spread with delicious food from all the different regions of the Philippines.
RSO’s very own adviser, Dr. Abdullah, was also present for the event.
RSO members and applicants celebrate the success of Pasafest 2019
Pictures from Keziah Agripo, Angel Sia and Roie Urgena (UPCM 2023)