Call of Duty: Bukidnon Adventure

An out-of-town trip with your fellow colleagues is a great school-year starter. Last June 7 to 8 was an epic adventure along with lots of activities, seminars, and team buildings all involving Architecture. UAPSA (United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary) held a Leader's Camp at Malaybalay City Bukidnon to unify delegates from Area D in their call for service.

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UAPSA is a student organization duly-recognized by UAP (United Architects of the Philippines). It was established in 1989 with its purpose to motivate architectural students and instill internal discipline as well as empower them with values such as leadership and service. 

Leaders' Camp 2: Call of Duty

As one of the chapters in Area D, the delegates representing UAPSA-ADDU Chapter had the chance to get involve in this worthwhile event. This two-day, one-night camp comprised of seminars entitled "Leadership and Service" by: Exegesis Jedidiah Ebarle; "Passion to Serve: A UAPSA Journey to the UAP" by: Arch. Leiron Mark S. de Guzman, uap, piep, UAPSA Chairperson; "UAPSA 101: A Resoirce for Chapter Leaders" by Paolo M. Mendoza, UAPSA National President and "Leading UAPSA Area D" by: Tom Israel B. Carumba, Vice-President for Area D. Also, the delegates actively participated in the team building, Bukidnon adventure, and fellowship night. Thus, a great way to describe this camp is a package of knowledge and fun. Here are some of the places we've been..

Gazebo by the landscape
Pine trees and other conifers are common since Bukidnon has a cool climate
Sunrise after 4 hour travel from dawn

Loiza's Pavilion is located in Casisang, Malaybalay City. The delegates had their stay in this elegant place. It is one of the best places in Bukidnon where events such as seminars, weddings, receptions, birthdays and other gatherings are catered. It is situated about 3 kilometers south from the center of Malaybalay City just before the Bukidnon Provincial Medical Center. For more infos visit their official Facebook page >>  Loiza's Pavilion.

Welcome to Loiza's Pavilion!
The Exterior
The hotel where we stayed
Exterior landscape fronting the building
The interior leading to the seminar hall
The lounge
Awesome interior
The Seminar hall
The veranda adjacent to the seminar hall and the garden
That Chandelier though
View from the entrance
Exterior landscape view from the second floor

After that long travel, we took a nap for awhile, unpack the bags and headed to the seminar hall to witness the program that is about to unfold. Exciting activities and seminars are awaiting. Delegates also had the opportunity to get along with fellow delegates from various Universities.

Seminar in the event

Kaamulan Grounds is one of the natural parks in Bukidnon. It was made in commendation of the tribes in the region namely Bukidnon, Higaonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalug, Tigwahanon, and Umayamnon. During the Kaamulan Festival (held every 3rd week of February to March 10), these ethnic groups dress in regalia, showing their distinctive assets and cultures. "Kaamulan" came from the word "Amul" which means "gathering or to gather". >> Kaamulan Festival

One of the life-size replica of a Tribal House built by ethnic groups
The relaxing ambiance of the park
A great place for exercise and relaxation
The team building activity took part in this area. Unfortunately, the skies cried an ocean the moment we arrived. However, the "fun", "agility", "stamina", "intelligence" and "amusement" went on no matter what.

Meet the UAPSA-ADDU Chapter delegates
Epic extreme adventure! Delegates where divided into teams and each met new fellow Architecture students. The team building activity helped each get to know more and as well as develop the value of teamwork and leadership. 

The Kaamulan Grounds serves as a tourist attraction

Monastery of Transfiguration is one of the best piece found in Bukidnon designed by renowned Architect Leandro Locsin. Known for its pyramidal-shaped exterior, and world-class architectural design, the church is not only considered as a refuge among people but also a wonder among the many man-made creations. Read my blogpost: Monastery of Transfiguration Visit for more photos and infos.

The astonishing exterior

The Museum of Transfiguration Monastery is a museum located nearby the Monastery. The museum houses artifacts and religious vestments as well as preserving tradition and faith. Read my blogpost: Monastery of Transfiguration Visit for more photos and infos.

The Museum of Transfiguration Monastery
Sacred figure
Sacramentary book cover hand-woven abaca made by B'laan of Mindanao
The museum had minimalist interiors and it accommodates guests with ease due to its simple yet sustainable circulation. After the tour around the museum, we stopped by at the souvenir shop and headed back to Loiza's Pavilion to pack our baggage and prepared for our departure back to Davao.

One worthwhile experience. Our call for service not only motivated us but also inspired us. UAPSA events are some of the most anticipated events in the years of an architecture student. The Bukidnon experience was epic! Thanks a lot to the team and everyone involved in this event.

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Say hi ti the vanmates NixNestorBianneJoeJeassJaizaFaithMottieEsmarAlacapaKinAbielJasperJM
(Photo: Abiel Lumantas)


This is a bit of what I experienced in the Camp. I can't compress every precious detail in one post so basically this is just a slice of it.. Something worthwhile and unforgettable. I may seem like I'm in a hurry in writing this post so sorry about that.. I mean I have a 7:40am class and it's now 2am LOL! The thing is, this piece of memory is worth sharing. Though I lack the words, but at least I've got the thought. Hope you enjoyed this blog post. Thanks for dropping by..


  1. Bai! chuy! Nice photos. :D Nice ang adventure :D Ganyan rin tayo next time? :3

    1. cge mehn bah sureee! HAHAHAH sa singapore ta bai! HAHAHA

  2. Nice post! I'd love to go there.
    Check out my blog? I joined your site so hope you can join mine too. :)


  3. Team building activities are stimulating problem-solving tasks designed to help group members develop their capacity to work effectively together. Many team building and initiative tasks are like kids games, others are novel, complex tasks and designed for specific needs. More elaborate initiative tasks can involve ropes courses, night-time activities, and exercises lasting over several days.




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