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IN PHOTOS: UP Lantern Parade amplifies #NoToJeepneyPhaseout call

Creativity and militancy were at the center of the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman Campus in Quezon City on Dec. 20. 

The spectacle of lights and colors with different lanterns and floats put into the spotlight the current social issues and human rights concerns.

Colleges and organizations combined artistry and militancy to highlight various calls including climate justice, the end of political killings, calls for decent jobs and just wages, the call for justice and peace, and the end of Israeli occupation in Palestine territories, among others. 



The event also became a platform to amplify the call to oppose the phaseout of traditional jeepneys. Several colleges and organizations built floats in support of the plight of jeepney drivers and operators.

On Wednesday, transport and commuter rights groups submitted a petition to the Supreme Court, urging the immediate suspension and ultimate annulment of all government directives mandating the consolidation of franchises by December 31. This directive is part of the Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP), which aims to phase out traditional jeepneys.

Photos by Jire Carreon and Mark Saludes

The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they march and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they march and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they marched and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they march and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they march and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they march and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they march and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
The annual Lantern Parade of the University of the Philippines Diliman Campus in Quezon City is back in full swing, as different colleges showcase their colorful lanterns and themes as they march and parade around the academic oval on December 20, 2023. Photo by Jire Carreon
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
A vibrant convergence of creativity and militancy, illuminating pressing social issues from climate justice to human rights, and serving as a powerful platform for advocacy, including opposition to the traditional jeepney phaseout, echoing through lights, colors, and spirited floats during the annual lantern parade at the University of the Philippines on Dec. 20. Photo by Mark Saludes
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