LPU Manila Introduce Vibe Magazine

MANILA (November, 2022) – LPU Manila unveiled the pilot issue of VIBE, today, November 11.  

The announcement was made by LPU Manila’s social media pages. In celebration of LPU Manila’s 70th Anniversary, VIBE’s maiden issue features two covers. Former basketball pirate CJay Perez, and Top 10 Students in the Philippines’ Jade Delgado talk about what it means to be a leader in their own fields. VIBE will be available to download for free at the official website of LPU Manila. A second issue will be released in May 2023. 

VIBE offers an insider’s view of the echoing spirit and reaches of the Lyceum of the Philippines University. Driven by trends and insights gleaned from the LPU community of students, alumni, professors, and non-academic members who provide on-the-ground perspectives on what’s going on in and around campus, VIBE encourages readers to have a voice and share their interests and stories with members inside and outside the campus. Articles featured in the pilot issue include inspiring stories of successful alumni, commendable accomplishments from different student organizations, creative thoughts, and important issues. 

Abby Laurel, Special Projects Officer and Publisher of VIBE said, “The LPU community already exists, and we will provide the perfect platform not only for the readers to discover more about the ins and outs of campus like inspiring alumni, but also for members of the university to voice their thoughts on topics relevant to them.” 

Four feature sections anchor the issue: “Campus Lowdown,” an insider’s look at everything you need to know about what’s happening within the university; “Off Campus,” featuring lighter topics, photo-editorials, Q&As, product pages, and reviews; “Pirates,” a peek into the innovative minds of alumni and their accomplishments; and “Cover Story,” an in-depth look on the month’s featured personality.  

“LPU is changing the way we connect to our students, and the way we see education today,” Laurel said. “Students need a creative venue to share their thoughts and work. So do other members of our institution. LPU is great at creating a community within itself and VIBE is the future of this by giving everyone access to share their stories.” 

Contributors to the pilot issue include LPU Manila college and senior high school students Jessabel Frago, Aldrin Anzures, Mark Acosta, Saihjee Galang, Kristine Perez, Elainne Balbin, Dana Catabay, Isabella Ferjielyn, Marielle Manangan, and K B Yenagacio, who write about music, fashion, photography, K-Pop, news happening within the colleges and high school, topics on blended learning and the Ukraine-Russia war, and inspiring alumni. Teaching and non-teaching staff members Bethzaida Dela Cruz, Yuri Domingo, Anne Enad, Marie Mones, Carolyn Quiba, Joanna Rojo, Razel Muñoz, Isabelle Sabullen, Jobelle Villanueva, and Florence See, touch point on movies and books that inspire, the importance of mental health, the new Academic Resource Center, and others.  

VIBE reflects how LPU is as a community,” said Clinton. “We’re amplifying the core value of ‘togetherness’, while sharing a fresh take on how members in our community see not only our school, but the world outside campus.” 

The pilot issue includes 12 pages of advertising, from different colleges and departments of the university, as well as from hotels and partners. It plans to open advertising to other businesses. 

VIBE continues LPU’s successful strategy of forging valuable partnerships with its stakeholders and members, starting with the new Sotero H. Laurel Academic Resource Center, which was launched last September 2022. 

Read VIBE here: https://manila.lpu.edu.ph/vibe-vol-1/