Cong. Wes Gatchalian graces Comval youth
Compostela Valley Province---- Party list representative of “ALAY BUHAY” Wes Gatchalian who represents Hon. Win Gatchalian graced the Summer Fun sa Bulawan (Youth Day) during the 9thBulawan Festival and 18th Founding Anniversary celebration of Compostela Valley on March 5 at the Capitol Ground.
Governor Arturo T. Uy, gives the welcome message and thanked the young leaders present for their active participation in all of the province's undertakings and urged them to continue being helpful and active.
“When I became governor in 2007 my first priority also is education, alam ko kung gaano kahalaga ang maging edukado at edukada,” said Gov. Uy.
He added that “I am inviting our speaker because he is one of those who responded to us during Typhoon Pablo. We have the same advocacy to prioritize education.” The governor also expressed his deepest thanks for giving him the “opportunity to help and serve you.”
Congressman Gatchallian in his message, shared that he feels happy and excited for it is his first time to be in ComVal. He urged ComVal youth to get involved in activities for sports and community development being the chairman of Youth and Sports in Congress.
“Wag po kayong matatakot na tuparin ang iyong mga pangarap especially on sports dahil kayong mga kabataan ay may malaking halaga sa ating bayan,” Gatchalian said.
He also stressed out that his brother is the author of the House bill no. 5905 or the “Free Higher Education Act”. “If we can make free for our High School and Elementary, gawin na po nating libre ang ating kolehiyo.”
Meanwhile, Ma. Lourdes Eudela- SSEYAP Facilitator gives inputs on the youth leadership in disaster preparedness and risk reduction through a power point presentation and discussion.
The Summer Fun sa Bulawan (Youth day) is an annual event for youth leaders coming from the different youth organizations in the province to honor them for their active involvement in community development. These are the Pag-asa Youth Association of the Philippines (PYAP), Prov'l Youth Development Council (PYDC), Comval Scholarship Program (CVSP)/SPES, and other youth groups. (Rey M. Antibo, PGO-IDS Comval)
Bulawan fest 2016: drumbeats “Kasikas sa Kapitolyo”
Compostela Valley Province - Kiss the sun rays, hear the loud noise of percussions and sway with the rhythm as the 9thBulawan Festival features “Kasikas sa Kapitolyo” 2016 at the Provincial Capitol, Cabidianan, Compostela Valley on March 6, 2016.
Kasikas sa Kapitolyo is a Drum and Bugle Competition of public and private elementary schools and high schools within Compostela Valley Province.
Prior to the competition, Miss Josie T. Bolofer, Officer-in-Charge, Assistant School Division Superintendent, ComVal shared a quote from Howard Cosell, “The ultimate victory in competition is derived from the inner satisfaction of knowing that you have done your best and that you have gotten the most out of what you had to give.” And added, “Let us all remember this, because this competition is not a competition against each other.” This reminds the participants about core value of competition and winning it.
There are seven (7) competing entries for both Elementary and High School categories. Among the 7 competitors in Elementary, Mawab Central Elementary School bagged the first place. Cabinuangan Central Elementary School of New Bataan got the second place. And, third place went to Langtud Elementary School of Laak.
In addition, this year’s Kasikas sa Kapitolyo adds enthusiasm with special awards. For elementary, Best production design goes to Cabinuangan Central Elementary School; Best Majorettes to New Sibonga Elementary School of Nabunturan; Best in synchronization music & choreography goes to Mawab Central Elementary School, and; Best Band Major to Monkayo Central Elementary School.
On the other hand, the fiery red costumes of the Municipality of Nabunturan represented by Manat National High School made their way to earn the first place. Second place is Monkayo National High School and Assumption of Academy of the municipality of Compostela in the 3rd place.
Whereas, in High School category, Manat National High School garnered the Best production design and Best in synchronization, music & choreography. Best Majorettes goes to Assumption Academy of Compostela and Best Band Major to New Bataan National High school.
Meanwhile, cash prizes for the first place is Php 50,000.00, second prize is Php. 40,000.00 and third is Php. 30,000.00. While, special awards for the Best production design (uniform, props, color, costume) is Php.10,000.00; Best Majorettes is Php. 5,000.00; Best in synchronization, music & choreography (Garnered the maximum total points for the criteria: On quality of music and mastery of piece) is Php. 7,000.00; Best Band Major (pupil) is 3,000.00. All these are given with plaque. Also, other competing entries receive Php. 15,000.00 as consolation prizes.
All awards and plaques are given by Bulawan Festival Action Officer Senior Board Member Jayvee Tyron Uy together with OIC-PHO Dr. Mary Cyrel Pasaol and the working committee.(Honeylyn T Sayson, ids comval)
Elementary and secondary students vie it out in the “Kasikas sa Kapitolyo” 2016 drum and bugle competition in the continuation of the 9th Bulawan Festival of Comval on March 6, 2016. (a. dayao/ids comval)
It’s the Compostela youth who won the Caribbean dance-inspired contest during the Youth day of the 9th Bulawan festival of ComVal on March 5, 2016. (a. dayao, m. lasaca/ids comval)
"TINDOG COMVAL! WALANG IWANAN!"