UMak Jammers Named Grand Champion at Ateneo’s Mandopop Music Festival

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – UMak Jammers bagged the Grand Champion and People’s Choice Award during the recent MandoPop Music Festival Season 4 organized by Ricardo Leong Center for Chinese Studies and Anthony Celadon Ateneo De Manila University last March 30, 2023.

One of the pride student organizations of the university under CCA is the UMak Jammers. The UMak Jammers is always seen and heard in most of the events hosted by UMAK. Whether it’s singing the UMAK theme song or performing their own version of different songs across genres, they sure know how to deliver an outstanding performance. Now going beyond the grounds of the university, this very dynamic and versatile student organization has showcased its talents and proved highly deserving of the title of grand champion, in a prestigious national competition like that of the “Ateneo Mandopop Music Festival”.

The talents of the student organizations under the Center for Culture and the Arts are being showcased not just within the university. They are now venturing into joining competitions and not just ordinary competitions but one that has a different cause and at the same time, one that will give them a unique experience because they performed American popular music and translated a few parts of the lyrics to Chinese Mandarin.

In a Facebook post, Makati City Mayor Abby Binay warmly congratulated the UMak Jammers.

WATCH: The UMak Jammer’s Performance at Mandopop Music Festival Season 4.


UMak Jammers (Band A Members)

Cachero, Jan Dhanilyn P.
Major in Marketing Management
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

Rovira, Marcus Ulric
Bachelor of Multimedia Arts (Animation Specialization)
College of Arts and Letters

Espina, Alex Daniel
Grade 11-06STM
Higher School ng UMak (HSU)

De Rosales, Nicholas Jacob
Lead Guitarist
Grade 12-06 STEM
Higher School ng UMak (HSU)

Bernal, Yarren Jeremie
Rhythm Guitarist
Bachelor of Multimedia Arts Film Specialization
College of Arts and Letters

Albaytar, Lanz Siedric B.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
College of Computing and Information Sciences

Samonte, Sean Antoine G.
BS in Computer Science in Application Development
College of Computing and Information Sciences

Stanley G. Rovira
Adviser/ Trainer, UMak Jammers
Department Chair
Department of Multimedia Arts

Wovi Villanueva
Center for Culture and the Arts