Himig Turismo sings out community beauty, pride-A A +A
Friday, June 22, 2012
DAVAO DEL NORTE -- The on-going provincial tourism jingle contest, dubbed as Himig Turismo DavNor, continues to churn out happy tunes that depict community, beauty, pride and identity.
Four homegrown bands belted out upbeat songs on positive sense of local identity and belonging that is being reinforced by the natural beauty of the place, as the Himig series made its third stopover in the municipality of Kapalong on Wednesday night.
The Himig competition, along with the danceport contest, were part of the second LGU-based nighttime activity highlighting the 45th Araw ng Davao del Norte celebrations. A rousing free concert sponsored by San Miguel Beer further entertained the crowd at the Municipal Hall Grounds.
The Big Ribbon Band, whose strongly-accented cheerful melody encouraged residents to take pride in the various attractions of their town while maintaining local traditions and identities, won the jingle event.
Mayor Edgardo Timbol believed the band has the potential to make it to the provincial finals slated on the anniversary night of July 1, 2012 at the Capitol Grounds.
The grand winner will take home a cash prize of P10,000, while the second and third placers will also secure P7,000 and P5,000, respectively.
OIC-Provincial Administrator Normal Lumain said the Himig’s aim of promoting community belonging and pride bodes well to this year’s Kadagayaan festival.
"Atong gidala ang kalihokan sa 45th Araw ng Davao del Norte sa kalungsuran aron mabati sa atong katawhan nga kaparte jud sila sa atong selebrasyon (We have brought the festivities to the LGUs so that our people will truly feel that they are a part of our celebration)," she said.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on June 22, 2012.