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2006/12/18

Southern Leyte Christmas music festival kicks off "Tuloy ang Pasko sa Kapitolyo"

by Rebecca Cadavos

Southern Leyte (18 December) -- A display of talents from the employees of the provincial capitol and students from selected schools here will be showcased during the week-long Christmas celebration initiated by the provincial government through Gov. Rosette Lerias. The activities started with a Christmas Music Festival last December 16 while other activities were scheduled until the 22nd.

There were at least (12) different choirs who participated the Christmas Music Festival conducted last Saturday from Maasin City up to the municipality of Macrohon. ?Christmas will never be Christmas without Christ as the center of our celebration?, Gov. Lerias delivered her short, message during the affair.

The participants of the affair were as follows: Maasin Christian Academy Glee Club, College of Maasin Chirping Birdies, Saint Joseph College Singing Angels and High School Rondalla Choir, Fundamental Baptist Church Choir, UCCP Covenant Choir, Men?s Voyz, Shephedrs? Voice, Handel?s Halleujah, Pope Paul VI Seminary and Ichon Elementary Children?s Choir from the municipality of Macrohon. They were singing Christmas songs entertaining the audience at the Southern Leyte Provincial Cultural Center at the Sunken Garden here.

The Lady Governor was grateful to everyone for being part of the activity ?because the better way of praising and glorifying the Lord is through singing and this is to prepare for the coming of our savior on the 25th day, our spirit, mind and body?, she said. The Christmas music festival is only one of the activities the provincial capitol prepared for the coming festivity.

Today, December 18, a cheering squad competition was participated in by the provincial employees which were grouped into four factions namely, the Green Lanterns, Golden Manger, White Poinsettia and Red Santa. This will be followed by the 2nd Provincial Inter-Departmental Christmas Sportsfest with the same contending factions. A Socio-Cultural Contest was also scheduled on the evening of December 21 to showcase the hidden talents of the capitol employees with curacha, visayan vocal solo, balak, balitaw, and daygon as the categories to be contested, while on the 22nd will be the get-together party of the provincial employees and the awarding night for those who won the different competitions. (PIA) [top]

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