Siliman Univertsity, Dumaguete City – Havaianas, in cooperation with the Siliman University Student Government and Council of Student Organizations, gathered 12 student organizations at the Siliman University West Quadrangle for a day of fun and camaraderie last February 25, 2012 in an event aptly titled Havaianas Playback. The best rubber flip flop in the world turned back time for the day with a retrospective on well-loved Filipino street games.
This year, as Havaianas celebrates 50 years, unadulterated fun and fair play brought back big smiles in the games of bato lata, Chinese garter, patintero, sipa, agawan base, lakad bunot, tumbang preso, and piko.
The day kicked off with the Parade of Colors and a cheering competition between all the participating groups. School organizations like Sigma Rho, Medical Technology, Zambo Sur Sillimanites, AgusanSillimanites, Pan Hellenic Society, Ang Sandigan, Tau Gamma Phi, Omicronian Society, Kadugong Bol-anon (KADBOL), Philippine Institute of Cumputer Engineering Students (PHICES), Renaissance Youth Leaders Forum (RYLF), and College of Education Student Organization (CESO) were all in attendance . With the help of the Cebu City Sports Commissioners, these beloved childhood games proved to be no child’s play with serious cash prizes for the winning teams:
Sigma Rho, champion of the Havaianas Playback 2012 Invitational, took home a trophy and P20, 000 in cash; RYLF placed 1st runner up taking home a trophy and P10, 000. Tau Gamma came in as 2nd runner up with a trophy and P5, 000 in cash.
Plaques and bragging rights went out to special teams like Agusan Sillimanites for the special award of Happy Squad, as the team with the happiest and loudest cheer and chant. The Most Loved Team Award went to Ang Sandigan for the team with the most active fans while the Omircronian Society feted the Early Birds Award for the first to complete registration.
Havaianas Playback is in its 3rd year since it launched in 2008 at Bonifacio High Street, Metro Manila. Then in August 2010, it was a collegiate inter-organization invitational participated in by schools such as Ateneo De Manila University, U&AP, U.P. Diliman, and De La Salle University.
A.L. Amizade Marketing, Inc. is the exclusive sub-distributor of Havaianas in Central and Eastern Visayas. In Dumaguete City, Havaianas are available at Hayahay in Piapi and Robinson’s. In Cebu check out All Flip Flops Ayala and SM, Rustan’s, Republik, Maribago Bluewater Resort, Abaca Boutique Resort, Walk In Shoppe at the Imperial Palace Lobby, LYM Virus Boutique-Paseo Saturnino and R.O.X Ayala. The Havaianas Kid’s line is also available at Playpen at the Banilad Town Centre. For more information on the next Havaianas Playback, log on to www.havaianas.com.
(Official Press Release)