’Tis the season of giving with SPCP HUMSS’ La Felicidad
by Alexandra Ypil
Paulinian students and performers alike showcased their talents and helped a cause in SPCP HUMSS’ concert fundraiser, La Felicidad. This year’s charity event was hosted online on Saturday, December 5, by SPCP HUMSS students with Frontliner’s Kitchen as their beneficiary. Aside from that, performers came from in-house sign-ups and invites to give heartwarming pieces and raise funds.
The event was graced by a series of performances from Paulinians with Keiko Bartolome, Hans Magno, Pat Pagsuyuin, Feiah Reyes as Silakbo; Ali De Los Reyes and Pia Tantamco as Ciya!; Grace Imbao, Gabby Castillo, Bea Gutierrez, Nica Angeles, and Luna Coscolluela as Babel; Bettina Boquire, Miel Santiago, Carmie Estrella, Chantel Guinid and Sam Ang-angco as Hermosa; Aliya Parpan, Julia Norona, Ishbelle Tibayan, and Mattia Morales as Paralelo; and Raissa Pujalte and Ally Amahan. The concert also included individual and group guest performances from Jesh Alberto, Maria Manesse, Louise Meets, Pixie Labrador and Erin Lee as Lily on The River, and Raine Francisco, Kaiden Kintanar, Mica Maghirang, Aaron Yu as The Acquainted.
“Delving into the behind-the-scenes planning of a spoken word and music event made me learn to deeper appreciate the different arts. I feel that many take it for granted: in the Philippines, art and artists are often looked down upon despite the fact that we all enjoy the same media. I believe that now, more than ever, it is vital that we appreciate our artists — visual artists, writers, and musicians — because no matter how much we deny it, art is and always has been a big part of all of our lives. To paraphrase a quote from Dead Poets Society, John Keating states that though medicine, law, business, and engineering are important and necessary to sustain life, it is poetry, beauty, romance, and love that we stay alive for.” explains Mary Apuhin, Grade 12 HUMSS Track Representative.
Jana Torres, the Grade 11 HUMSS Track Representative, shares that Deck the HUMSS is still open for orders until December 12, 2020. She adds, “The track is currently selling products from shirts, tote bags, stickers, postcards, and pins, with 50% of the proceeds going to #PisoParaSaLaptop. Besides this, the HUMSS track always seeks to find ways on helping out our local communities, as well as empowering others, both in and out the Paulinian community, to do the same.”