Last January 19, 2015, the brods of the Phi Kappa Mu and the sisses of the Phi Lambda Delta gathered for PHIsiklaban, an annual team-building activity to start the second semester to welcome the newest batch brods and sisses, as well as to celebrate an afternoon of camaraderie between the Phi Kappa Mu Fraternity and the Phi Lambda Delta Sorority. This year’s PHIsiklaban was hosted by Brod Benjamin Francis Pablo Rodriguez Jr., Φ2014 and held at the Pablo Compound in Diliman, Quezon City.

The brods and sisses gathered at the venue after lunch and the activities were formally started at around 2 in the afternoon. This year’s hosts were Brod Van Euldem Diaz Battad Φ2013 and Sis Paticia Ann Dionisio Uy Φ2012. In order to facilitate brods and sisses team building, Phisiklaban includes various games wherein the brods and sisses present were sorted in four groups: Blue, Yellow, Green, and Purple. The afternoon games were kicked off with a mascot designing and cheering contest between the four teams, with the Purple team emerging as the winner.

Succeeding games included “IdentiPHI”, wherein the brods and sisses from opposing teams aimed to identify one select brod or sis from the opposing group; Musical Chairs; Newspaper Dance - where the contestants had to fit in a piece of paper which was folded halfwise at the end of every round; and a Food Relay, which included difficult-to-ingest food like polvoron and peanut butter sandwich, as well as more exotic choices like amapalaya shake and okra. After each game, the losing team will have at least one brod and one sis perfom their reflex. At the end of the competition, the Green and the Yellow team finished with a tie at first place with 14 points, while the Blue team finished last with 9 points. At the end of the games, the brods and sisses feasted on the cornucopia of potluck food. Capping off the afternoon, everyone took their turn performing their respective reflexes to everyone’s entertainment and delight.

Phisiklaban marks the start of a year of productivity and enjoyment for both the brods and sisses. Alumni brods present were: Edward Malaca Alfanta Φ1998, Gerald Marion Maramag Abesamis Φ2005, Jonathan Dela Cruz Galingan Φ2005, John Michael Paraiso Baking Φ2007, and Antonio Miguel Padilla dela Paz Φ2008B, SE 2012-2013.

Three cheers to Brod Jon Bryan Santiago Tiosin Φ2013 for heading this year’s PHIsiklaban. All for Phi!

 

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