A Philippine barkada is a close group of friends; friends that know you and support you. This is the goal of Middle School Barkadas. Through a series of events, both social and competitive, middle school students are mixed together in one of four colored Barkadas: Asul (blue), Berde (green), Dilaw (yellow), and Pula (red). While participating in these events, the students are encouraged to build godly character qualities and good relationships with a variety of people as well as build school spirit. The Barkadas are able to gain points towards winning the prized ‘Barkada Bowl’.