Monday, August 17, 2009

AguPips chow their way to cash

By Nic Dao

“Basta pamangan, pagkakitaan!”

True to former AguPresident Jen Castro’s words, current Externals Vice President Aries Viray and partner Felipe Pablo IV raked in a thousand pesos in cash after the two chewed and swallowed their way to the top of the podium in Tsibugang Pinoy a food-stuffing competition organized by Buklod Isip, held on August 7, 2009 at the Palma Hall Annex lobby.

Aries and Felipe chewed off over twenty other participating teams, including the tandem of current president Kevin Penalba and Internals Vice President Trisha Nacpil to claim the top dog’s spot in the three-round competition.

The two nailed in an early victory in the first round after finishing two sticks of fishballs each ahead of everyone else. Kevin and Trish finished two teams behind them, enabling both AguTeams to enter the second round, which saw Aries and Felipe lose the pole position and settle for second after another team finished a cup of isaw each first. Fortunately, their winning tandem was able to stage a ‘return of the comeback’ in the third round by downing three balut eggs in a speed faster than any other team could contend with.

The audience, AguPips and non-AguPips alike, cheered when Aries (who had to cut his Psych 108 class held at the second floor of PHAN so he could participate in the contest) and Felipe were declared winners of the competition and received five hundred pesos each as prizes.


Winning Form. Kevin and Trish chow their way to 3rd place (pictured left), whilst
Aries and Felipe emerge as the top winners in the eating contest (pictured right).

“Nakakatakot si Felipe. Ininom nya ng straight yung sauce ng isaw tapos nonchalant lang, kinuha pa yung kay Aries.” Said an amazed Mike Gulapa, the current AguSecretary, who cheered closely for the two AguTeams with fellow members Jen Castro, Justin Dungca, Ruth Henson, Nic Nicdao, Carou Diaz, Migs Esguerra and Julyn Tiatco.

Kevin and Trish finished third overall, but unfortunately the competition was a winner-take-all tilt. At the end of the day, the victorious AguPips all headed off to Vinzons Hall for two hundred pesos’ worth of fishballs and siomai courtesy of Aries and Felipe.

When asked where they drew the strength to chow away to a grand, Felipe answered, “Sa bato. Aries, ang bato! Ang bato ng balut!”


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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 2009-2010

  • President:
  • KEVIN PENALBA
  • Internals Vice-President:
  • TRISH NACPIL
  • Externals Vice-President:
  • ARIES VIRAY
  • Secretary:
  • MICHAEL GULAPA
  • Treasurer:
  • BRYAN QUIZON
  • Educational Committee Chairperson:
  • RUTH HENSON
  • Socio-Cultural Committee Chairperson:
  • MINSKY GOCE

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