IN PHOTOS: UP celebrates first win with bonfire

MANILA, Philippines - Burn baby burn!

The University of the Philippines Diliman campus was transformed into party central on Saturday, August 9. A bonfire was lit in celebration of the Fighting Maroons snapping their 27-game losing skid with a victory over the Adamson Soaring Falcons earlier in the day. (IN PHOTOS: The UP Fighting Maroons finally win one)

Live music, fireworks and burning embers of glory filled the Sunken Garden. UP team manager Dan Palami tells Jane Bracher that the party is more of a celebration of ending the losing skid, which lasted 720 days, than getting their first win. (RELATED: UP wins, Twitter goes nuts)

Relive the moment in these photos by Photos by Josh Albelda and Joel Leporada/Rappler.