BANGUED, Abra -- Abrenian youth delivered a good fight during the UP NAMNAMA Regional Sirib Quiz Show ken Saririt Cultural Festival Events in Bacnotan, La Union last January 6 and 7.

With 25 participating elementary schools from Abra, Baguio, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur and La Union, Divine Word College of Bangued (DWCB) Grade School Department landed first runner up next to Saviour's Christian Academy of Ilocos Norte.

Beatriz Angelica Bernardez of DWCB bagged first place in English Essay Writing. Jonathan B. Tugadi of An-Anaao Elementary School, Hannadyn Balaoro of Bangued East Central School and Keziah Vojtylla Bigornia of Bangued West Central School are third-placers in poster-making, vocal solo and Ilocano declamation respectively.

In the high school category participated by 36 schools, DWCB’s Irvin Jeremy Tamayo won first place in the poster-making contest, and Ralph Angelo Guzman of Holy Cross School in 2nd place. The Holy Spirit Academy of Bangued dance troop also won in the in the folkdance contest,

Other events in the regionals were declamation contest in Ilocano and English, short story writing in English and Filipino, impromptu speaking in Ilocano, Filipino and English, oration in Ilocano and English, Quiz Bee, Bucanegan Debate Tournament, Chorale Competition, and Speech Choir.

Regional winners will vie for the Patalasanlahi in the nationals.

This year’s theme, “Illuminating the Tapestry: Strengthening the Strands of Ilocano Culture through Youth Involvement in Nation-building” aims to increase the consciousness of the youth in their culture while developing their acumen. (GB)