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Jingle singing contest highlights nat'l crime prevention week in NorMin

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Cagayan de Oro City (13 August) -- A jingle singing contest among students from the public and private high schools of the city will be one of the highlights of this year's National Crime Prevention Week observed Sept. 1-7.

"We are enjoining the youth to take part in the activities of the NCPW considering that they are at the forefront of crime prevention," said Regional Director Malou Ofina of the National Police Commission (Napolcom), region 10.

She said each school is entitled to send one (1) entry as a solo participant or as a group of not more than five (5) members.

Focused on the theme "Kapit-Bisig Kabataan Tungo sa Kapayapaan, Now Na!" and/or slogan "Lakad Kabataan Laban sa Kriminalidad," the jingle must be original, well crafted and unrecorded or not owned by any advertising or recording company and may either be in English or Filipino.

It must not exceed 60 seconds and may be rendered by their composers or writers or any other student(s) of the school commissioned by the former and will be judged according to relevance, 40%, melody, 20%, arrangement, 20%, originality, 20%.

Recorded in a cassette tape or compact disc (CD) accompanied by a duly accomplished entry form, all entries must be submitted to Napolcom-10 on Aug. 22, 2008 for a preliminary screening on Aug. 29, 2008.

Finalists will compete in a live performance on Sept. 4, 2008, 9:00 a.m. at the Multi-Purpose Hall of Camp Alagar, this city where winners will receive cash prizes of Php3,000, Php2,000 and Php1,000 for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes, respectively.

Meanwhile, region 10 will participate in the nationwide simultaneous whistle blowing set at 10:00 a.m., Sept. 1, during the NCPW kick-off ceremony, Ofina said.

On the other hand, the criminal and the juvenile justice systems will be discussed in the different secondary schools of the city during visitations done by personnel from Napolcom, the Philippine National Police, Philippine Public Safety College and Dept. of Education, she added. (PIA 10) [top]

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