TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- SM Center Tuguegarao Downtown (SMCTD) with the Department of Education (DepEd) Division of Tuguegarao City launched the monthly Festival of Talents on Monday, February 19, at SMCTD.
The launch had a theme: “Artistry at its Best by Harmonizing Talents: Maximizing Skills.”
SMCTD Public Relations Officer Princess Lauigan said the monthly event aims to showcase the array of talents and skills of Public and Private Elementary and Secondary Schools as well as Alternative Learning System students to show their skills in the fields of technical-vocation and the arts.
Lauigan said this will provide opportunities for students to exhibit through performances products of their learning, to promote values of leadership and cooperative undertaking which are effective avenues for nurturing love of work and enhancing student’s level of confidence and competence.
The Festival of Talents will be conducted every first Friday of the month and is hosted and presented through the Curriculum Implementation Division of DepEd Division of Tuguegarao City.
The launch started with the Vocal Duet competition, followed by Cocktail Mixing and Flair tending, Dish Gardening, Vocal Duet and Hataw Sayaw Hip-Hop Dance Craze.
Rona Jane Guiang and Harvey Valencia, students of Cagayan National High School-Senior High, bagged the award for the Cocktail Mixing and Flair Tending contest.
Eunice Jhaezelle Pelagio of Tuguegarao East Central School (TECS) captured the hearts of the judges as well as the crowd as he rendered a beautiful song which lead him as first place under the Vocal Solo (elementary level). Meanwhile Dominique Brandes of Cataggaman National High School won first place in Vocal Solo-Secondary level.
Under the Vocal Duet Competition (Elementary level) students of Tuguegarao North Central School- Sofia Camayang and Ashly Cordoba shined the most and won first place. Crowd’s favorite- Mark Joshua Liban and Stephanie Mina of CNHS won as first place in the Vocal Duet (Secondary Level).
In the Dish Gardening Contest, Annafunan Elementary School won first place for the elementary level and Cataggaman National High School topped the secondary level.
Meanwhile, senior high school students of Cagayan National High School (CNHS) won the ‘Hataw Sayaw’ Hiphop Dance Contest through a heart stopping performance.
Tuguegarao City Schools Division Superintendent Denizon Domingo said the monthly winners will be competing in the championship round this December. Domingo also said that the event is only the start of future tie ups with SM.
The launch was also attended by staff of the division. Princess Lauigan/PR/GTL/Northernforum.net