Live AIDS 32 by University of the Philippines SAMASKOM

Live AIDS 32 (Ang Istoryang Dinebelop ng SAMASKOM) or Acts, Improvisations, Dances and Songs. This marked the 32nd year that the annual musical-comedy series mounted by U.P. SAMASKOM. The musical -comedy will be held at the iconic Abelardo hall within the University of the Philippines campus.

Live AIDS 32 press conference
Live AIDS 32 press conference- photo courtesy by Ms. Cie Cesneros

 It is the longest running comedy show in the country. What started as a mere applicants’ batch project back in 1985 is now one of the most awaited events in the Diliman republic. Each year, Live AIDS has never failed to surpass the previous record number of fans who trooped to its staging venues on all performances.

celebrities, directors and staffs holding FrontRow beauty and wellness product

For decades, Live AIDS has garnered fanatics and avid viewers who have steadfastly sought out the show, including known personalities such as Bianca Gonzales, Ricky Lee, Quark Henares, John Lapus, Rajo Laurel, Jigs Mayuga, Tim Yap and Vice Ganda. After all, it is the show which gave rise to the career of comedy stars Giselle Sanchez, Ate Glow, Michelle O’ Bombshell, Tuesday Vargas and KaladKaren.


Ms. Jez Dizon impersonates Senator Miriam Defensor -Santiago

“Live AIDS made me the woman that I am today. As an artist and an entrepreneur, this show paved my way to achieve all my accomplishments to date,” lauded Tuesday Vargas, an alumnus of the organization and a veteran performer of the show.

As home to talented and diverse individuals from all walks of the university who have a passion for creativity and self-expression, Live AIDS has continuously lived on with its magic that fuels it: the collaboration between the members of UP SAMASKOM, student and alumni alike. This camaraderie and the trust that have formed within the “samahan” is what makes the magic of the show happen.

Marvin Tumandao
former GMA reporter and UP alumnus Mr. Marvin Tumandao hosted the event

“This show bolsters one’s talent, skills, and self-confidence. It’s evident in our alumni members,” said another alumnus, Kaladkaren Davila.


UP Live AIDS 32
UP Live AIDS 32

With Live AIDS being a parody of our current experiences, it tackles the present, the new, the trending, and the viral, by fusing comedy with the hard-hitting realities of this twisted socio-political sphere in the country. The show gets inspiration from these daily phenomena and aims to provide a different take, by providing a night filled with fun, spectacle, and entertainment you will never forget!

Ate Glow
Ate Glow

One of the four young directors of this year’s installment of Live AIDS, Bill Barrinuevo, stated that, “there is pressure to outdo ourselves every year.

As a venue for UP SAMASKOM members to enhance their wit, creativity and leadership potentials, Live AIDS is a playground for members to get invaluable orientation in the different fields of media.

Promising to make audiences laugh like never before, LIVE AIDS 32: ANG ISTORYANG DINIBELOP NG SAMASKOM is an event not to be missed!



UP SAMAHAN NG MGA MAG-AARAL SA KOMUNIKASYON is a university-wide organization based in the College of Mass Communication. It is home to media personalities and industry heads Mr. Laurenti Dyogi, Ms. Tuesday Vargas, Kuya Kim Atienza, Ms. Tina Panganiban Perez, Ms. Giselle Sanchez, Ate Glow, Mr. Raul Castro, Mr. Peter Acuna, Mr.RS Francisco, KaladKaren Davila, among many others who first honed their showmanship and comedic skills In the LONGEST RUNNING COMEDY SHOW IN THE COUNTRY- LIVE AIDS.

For those interested to purchase ticket for April 16 or 20 shows for only Php 250. Just present a valid UP student ID to avail of the discount. For the general public, the entrance fee is Php 550.

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The proceeds of the concert will go to the projects of the UP SAMASKOM like building of classrooms and improvements.

Live AIDS 32 is slated on April, 16, 20, 21, and 22, 2018. For more updates on UP SAMASKOM and Live AIDS 32, please follow us on Twitter and Instagram @UPSamaskom, and like us on Facebook at Buy your tickets at Please use #trendingNow for social media hashtags.

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Rence Chan

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