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Tagum City chants in communication proficiency

Tagum City (17 February) -- The National Council for Children's Television (NCCT), Department of Education (DepEd), World Class Language Center, Oro Eco Enterprise and Convergys will stage for the third time the National English Jazz Chants Festival 2010.

The event will be held on February 15 - 17, 2010 at Tagum City, Philippines.

This is the first hosting of Mindanao for this English Proficiency according to Darwin F. Suyat, Special Events, Arts and Culture Coordinator of Tagum City Division. He stressed further to this writer that the main objective of this festival celebration is to promote oral communication proficiency through jazz chants.

Twelve (12) regions will compete in this prestigious national creative interpretation in two (2) categories, the elementary and secondary levels.

More than four hundred (400) delegates will be housed at Magugpo Pilot Central Elementary School as the billeting area of the contestants while the competition will be held at the Tagum Trade and Cultural Center Pavilion.

Components of this festivity includes the registration, on stage rehearsal and general meeting will be done on the first day of the event while the competition proper and awarding ceremony will took place on the second day, as well as the chance to witness the Ballet Philippines Dance Concert, the country's premier ballet company and the Cultural Center of the Philippines' Repertory Company at the St. Mary's College Gym.

Mr. Suyat also shared to us that a tour all over the city will be provided by the city government through the support of Mayor Rey T. Uy before the participants will return to their respective places the next day.

This year's first arrived national event in the city is backed by local officials, business firms, organizations and personalities who have given their support in other areas of the event.

Among the sponsors are: the Sangguniang Panlungsod, Tagum Water District for the bottled water of the participants; Councilor Robert "Tete" So for the snacks during the opening; Four Seasons by Brgy. Councilor Ian Neo who provided banana chips; Knollman Printers for the street tarpaulins and the Marquez sisters Concepcion and Yolanda for the tokens.

Other festival supporters are the City of Tagum Tourism Council and the City Band who will facilitate the logistic support and the entertainment performances, respectively. (jbmolina/junjamero-tourism/CIO Tagum) [top]

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