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CADAC's "Sayawit" contest winners bared

by Lito Dar

Baguio City (20 June) -- In its continuing effort to advocate awareness in drug prevention, rehabilitation and reduction, the city government, through the City Anti-Drug Abuse Council (CADAC), and in partnership with the Baguio Center for Young Adults (BCYA), conducted the "Sayawit", a dance and song contest last June 17 at the Malcolm Square.

Contest participants where divided into three categories, wherein they performed a song, choreographed with a dance, depicting the contest theme which is, "You and I We are the Solution to Drug Prevention and Reduction."

The Baguio City Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) won in the men/women in uniform category. In the Barangay category, Victoria Village Quezon Hill won first place, Loakan Proper Barangay and City Camp Central bagged second and third places, respectively.

In the High School category, first place went to Pines City National High School (PCNHS) Main, while Baguio City National High School Main (BCNHS) and Baguio City National High School SPA won the second and third places, respectively. Consolation prizes were also given to PCNHS - Bonifacio Annex, PCNHS - Magsaysay Annex and BCNHS Doa Aurora Annex.

First place prize is P2,500, 2nd prize won P2,000 and third prize is PP1,500. Consolation prizes were also given P500 each, while the barangay category winner also won one scholarship slot for a full tuition fee in a two -year course, care of Baguio College of Technology (former BETI).

The PNP - Camp Dangwa Band, headed by SPO4 Gregorio Antonio, also joined the "Sayawit," with their excellent rendition of the Pambansang Awit and a very much applauded intermission numbers.

The judges for the "Sayawit" were Mr. Roland Malafu - HR Director of the University of Cordilleras, Dr. Merriam Abubo- BCNHS Supervisor VI- MAPEH and Ms. Josephine Lapira.

In his message, Vice Mayor and CADAC Action officer emphasized that the activity was designed to entertain and educate the public on the ill-effects of illegal drugs on the personhood, health and development of individuals, who get hooked on it. The "Sayawit' (Sayaw at awit) is an entertaining activity that also aims generate public interest and their participation to support the city's drug prevention and reduction campaign, he added.

The contest was also supported by PDEA-CAR Officer In-Charge PCI Edgar Apalla, BCPO Acting Director PS Supt Enrico Salapong, together with BCPO - Drug Enforcement Unit Chief SPO4 Ronaldo Wacnang, and ABC President Joel Alangsab. (PIA w/Connie Dumawat-BCYA) [top]

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