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Veteran radioman voted Cagayan de Oro's Balak Idol 2010 winner

by Khria Carmela R. Noble

Cagayan de Oro City (25 May) -- The Search for Balak Idol Cagayan de Oro Edition 2010 is over with veteran radio personality Fil Yburan romping away with P15,000 and a trophy, and the distinction of being the city's Balak Idol.

Yburan, with his winning piece "Gugma ug Kapakyasan," bested 14 poet performers who made it to the finals round held on May 23 at the City Tourism Hall which was filled with spectators and enthusiasts of balak as well as supporters of the finalists. There were 23 participants who initially joined the contest.

The second place winner of the contest is Christopher Nalitan from brgy. Puntod with his piece "Pinalangga kong Dakbayan." He received a P10, 000 cash prize and a trophy.

The third place went to Eddie Garcia of brgy. Kauswagan with his piece "Gugma sa Kinaiyahan." He received a cash prize of P5, 000 and a trophy.

The judges for the elimination round were writers Raul Moldez and Uriel Quilingqing and educator-writer Estrella Borja. For the finals round, the board of judges was composed of Adrian Pabayo, Monsignor Elmer Abacahin and Rev. Prudencio Plaza, Jr.

The Search for the Balak Idol Cagayan de Oro City 2010 edition was one of the city's contributions to the national celebration of Filipino Heritage Festival Month this May.

It was also aimed to instill pride and confidence on one's roots and preserve the art of "balak" which is slowly becoming extinct because of external influence. (XU Devcom Intern of City Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office) [top]

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