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Christmas Symbols Festival winners bared

By Judith B. Tablan

Cagayan de Oro City (5 February) -- AFTER 38 days of giving fun, blazing lights and magical experience, Tangub City's Christmas Symbols Festival held its closing program last January 8, 2008 at the city plaza. Gov. Loreto Leo Ocampos and Sen. Loren Legarda were the guest speakers. A 15-minute fireworks display capped the ceremony.

One of the highlights of the events was the proclamation of winners for the different categories of the month-long contest. The final winners were based on the average of the past three judging periods. The awarding of prizes was held in the morning of January 14, 2008 after the January Mass held at the Function Hall 1.

Major winners are the following: Category A (Christmas symbols participated in by different clustered offices of the local and national agencies): First Place: City Agriculture Office and Dept. of Agrarian Reform; Second Place: City Engineer's Office; Third Place: Doņa Maria D. Tan Memorial Hospital; Fourth Place: Northwestern Mindanao State College of Science and Technology; and Fifth Place: Tangub City National High School.

Category B1 (Christmas arches of the interior barangays) First Place: Barangay Mantic; Second Place: Barangay 3; Third Place: Barangay Migcanaway; Fourth Place: Barangay 1; and Fifth Place: Barangay Sta. Cruz.

Category B2 (Christmas arches of the highway barangays) First Place: Barangay Aquino; Second Place: Barangay Pangabuan; Third Place: Isidro D. Tan; Fourth Place: Barangay Sta. Maria; and Fifth Place: Barangay Lorenzo Tan.

Category C (Parol Contest participated in by upland barangays) First Place: Barangay Villaba; Second Place: Barangay Bintana; Third Place: Barangay Kauswagan; Fourth Place: Barangay Hoyohoy; Fifth Place: Barangay San Vicente.

Category D1 (Business Sections at the Agora Market) First Place: Tobacco Section; Second Place: Painitan Section; Third Place: Meat and Fish Section; Fourth Place: Dried Fish and Vegetable Section; and Fifth Place: Tuba and Videoke Section.

Category D2 (Business Establishments) First Place: Misamis Occidental Electric Cooperative II (MOELCI II); Second Place: Aruelo General Hospital; Third Place: Best Bike; Fourth Place: Lorenzo Tan Multipurpose Cooperative; Fifth Place: Rural Bank of Tangub City.

Category E1 (Most Lighted Barangay) First Place: Barangay Lorenzo Tan; Second Place: Barangay Mantic; Third Place: Barangay 5.

Category E2 (Most Lighted House in the Barangay)--Migcanaway: Flor Opeliņa; Barangay Mantic: Feliciano Sambayon; Barangay 1: Engr. Hermes Crausus; Barangay 5: Mr & Mrs. Rey Bacoy; Barangay San Apolinario: Mrs. Nelita Camunay; Barangay 2: Mrs. Ruth Cajita; Barangay Labuyo: Mrs. Leonor Tala; Barangay 7: Mr. Agustin Collango, Sr; Barangay Aquino: Mr. & Mrs Elma Maghanoy; Barangay Sta. Maria: Bgy Captain. & Mrs. Alberto Peņas; Barangay Maloro: Mrs. Bernadeth Labuguen; Barangay Minsubong: Mr. & Mrs. JohnellyMar Urbano; Barangay Sumirap: Mr. Ricky Clarin; and Barngay Lorenzo Tan: Mrs. Wilma Canama.

Pop dance and Christmas carol contests are one of the highlights of the month-long festivities. Both contests are participated in by the different offices of the city, both from local and national agencies.

Pop Dance Competition: First Place: City Mayor's and City Council's Office; Second Place: Central District; Third Place: Tangub City National High School; Fourth Place: Doņa Maria D. Tan Memorial Hospital; Fifth Place: Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College

Christmas Carol Competition: First Place: Gov. Alfonso D. Tan College; Second Place: City Mayor's and City Council's Office; Third Place: Tangub City National High School; Fourth Place: Unified High Schools; and Fifth Place: Southwest District. (Tangub City IO/PIA-Tangub City i-Net) [top]

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