First UB Halloween Torch Parade held




The University of Baguio (UB) organized its first-ever Halloween torch parade on Oct. 28 with over 2,500 students and staff joining the event.


The parade kicked off at the Luneta Hill, passing through downtown Session and finishing at the Melvin Jones ground.


At the Melvin Jones ground, each of the 41 entries presented a 30-second performance, completing the Halloween vibe with the scariest sound effects.


Spearheaded by the UB Senior High Department, the activity is bent on the concept of cultural anthropology, which deals with the cultural variation among humans.


Halloween is observed in a number of countries, usually on the 31st of October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. In many literatures, Halloween begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints or hallows and martyrs.


The word “Halloween”, which dates back to about 1745 and is of Christian origin, means “hallowed evening" or "holy evening".



Scroll down to see photos from the event

All photos by Rene Pascua & Donald Rentiquiano/UB Media Affairs and Publications Office unless otherwise noted.



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Participants wait on the parade to start. At 6 PM, the parade started.


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Characters from “La Dama Y La Muerte”, a 2009 Spanish animated short film, were portrayed.


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From “La Dama Y La Muerte”


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 From Clown”, a 2014 supernatural horror film


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 From the film trilogy Sugar Skull Girls. Photo: Rod Amazona 


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From “Sugar  Skull Girls


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This group chose to portray the widely popular film series “The Purge”.


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From Day of the Deada 2008 American horror film


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 From “Annabelle”, prequel/spin-off to another film series “The Conjuring”. Photo: Rod Amazona 


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 From “The Purge”


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Maleficent was also present at the parade.


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From “The Grim Reaper”


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Filipino Halloween symbols were also in for the parade. 


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 Valak from the film “The Conjuring 2


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 From “Sugar Skull Girls”


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 From “Thirteen Ghosts”, a 2001 horror film


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 From “Thirteen Ghosts”


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From the TV series “The Walking Dead”


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 From “The Walking Dead”


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 From “The Walking Dead”


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 From “Train to Busan”, a 2016 South Korean zombie apocalypse horror thriller film


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 From “The Conjuring 2”


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From “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”, a 2005 American legal drama horror film


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  From “The Exorcism of Emily Rose”


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 During the parade, the street sides were laced with people, most of them students. Here, a portrayal of a scene from “The Purge”

The activity concluded at 9 PM at the Melvin Jones ground.





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