Talisay, Tuburan bag Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2017 titles

Sinulog fever hits Cebu province

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Sinulog fever hits Cebu province

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Triple Wins for Tuburan.  Dancers from Tuburan celebrate after being declared as the champion of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan’s high school category. They also won the Best in Street Dancing and Best in Costume prizes. (Sun.Star Photo/Alex Badayos)

PROPER use of their props, synchronized movements and eye-catching attires made contingents from Talisay City Central School and the Municipality of Tuburan win the grand prizes of the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan 2017 yesterday.

Talisay City Central School won the championship in the elementary division, while Tuburan won in the secondary division.

Both contingents got P350,000 each as their prize.

Despite having fewer contingents, this year’s Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan drew more people than it did last year, said Sinulog Foundation Inc. (SFI) Executive Director Ricky Ballesteros.

“People showed enthusiasm and we are thankful despite the challenges we faced,” he said.

The first Sinulog sa Barangay will be held today with nine Cebu City barangays joining.

Although Mayor Tomas Osmeña canceled the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan this year, the foundation replaced it with the Sinulog sa Barangay.

Public elementary and secondary schools in the city used to compete in the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, but the mayor cancelled it to avoid disrupting the students’ classes with their rehearsals.

From the start of their performance, Talisay was the crowd’s favorite when they performed their Sinulog-based routine during the ritual showdown yesterday.

Female dancers changed their costumes thrice, starting with white dresses that were replaced by white and violet ternos, until they donned red and gold Filipiniana gowns.

They also won the Best in Costume prize, which came with P50,000.

Other winners in the ritual showdown included DepEd Danao Youth Cultural Troupe (Danao City Division) in second place with P200,000 plus P20,000 for the choreographer; Naga City Division (Pundok Nagahanon) in third place with P150,000 plus P15,000 for the choreographer; Tribu Sugbogo (Bogo City Division) in fourth place with P125,000 plus P10,000 for the choreographer; and Tribu Ginatilanon (Ginatilan) in fifth place with P100,000 plus P5,000 for the choreographer.

Standout

Talisay also won the Best in Musicality prize, with P50,000.

Other winners in that category were DepEd Danao Youth Cultural Troupe (Danao City Division) in second place with P30,000; Naga City Division (Pundok Nagahanon) in third place with P20,000; Tribu Sugbogo (Bogo City Division) in fourth place with P15,000; and Tribu Ginatilanon in fifth place with P10,000.

First place in the street dancing competition also went to Talisay City Central School with P50,000. DepEd Danao Youth Cultural Troupe won second place with P30,000. Tribu Ginatilanon won third place with P20,000.

On the other hand, Tuburan won the grand prize in the high school division’s ritual competition, standing out in their white Filipiniana gowns accented with turquoise.

Their precise movements made them win, the judges said.

Alden Lugnasin, chairman of the board of judges, said that each judge had different views of the routines the contingents showed.

Always new

However, Lugnasin said, it was important that the performers had precise movements and showcased new elements in their dance.

“They must continue to be creative. They must go out from their comfort zones and introduce new elements in their dance. We’ve observed that they’re so safe in terms of their choreography,” Lugnasin said.

As to the other winners in the ritual showdown, they were: Carcar City Division in second place with P200,000 plus P20,000 for the choreographer; Looc Norte National High School (Asturias) in third place with P150,000 prize plus P15,000 for the choreographer; and Bitoon National Vocational High School (Dumanjug) in fourth place with P125,000 plus P5,000 for the choreographer.

Tuburan also won Best in Costume with a P50,00 prize.

Winners in the musicality contest were Carcar City Division in first place with P50,000; Tuburan in second place with P30,000; Looc Norte National High School (Asturias) in third place with P20,000; and Bitoon National Vocational High School (Dumanjug) in fourth place with P15,000.

First place in the street dancing competition also went Tuburan’s way with a P50,000 prize. Looc Norte National High School (Asturias) won second place with a prize of P30,000 and Carcar City Division won third place with P20,000.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on January 08, 2017.

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