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4Ps opens jingle-making contest

by Sheryll Jane Sanico

Davao City (19 May) -- The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) invites all interested participants to the region-wide Jingle-Making Contest with the theme "Kayang-kaya ng Pinoy Tumawid Tungo sa Kaunlaran." "This activity aims to promote the goals and objectives of 4Ps through music," said Ester Acebedo-Versoza, Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Regional Director.

The contest is open to all musical aspirants and enthusiasts who are residents of Region XI. Individuals or groups up to five members are allowed to join. In addition, contestants below 18 years old must submit a parental consent.

The jingle must be an original composition. Lyrics can be in English, Tagalog or a combination of both. The jingle must be able to highlight the theme and lyrics must contain the importance of health and education in the fight against poverty. Any musical instrument can be used as accompaniment. A capella, however, is also allowed.

Entries must be placed inside a brown envelope with the name of the contest at the back. The envelope must contain the following: (1) a properly-labeled CD with the track title, composer/performer's name and contact information; (2) song lyrics that are typewritten or printed legibly in an A4-size bond paper; and (3) a duly accomplished registration form available at DSWD Regional Office. Each group or individual can only submit one entry with a maximum length of two minutes but not less than one minute.

Criteria for judging are lyrics (relevance to the theme), musicality (execution and over-all performance), and originality (creativity). The DSWD 4Ps Regional Program Management Office (RPMO) will select three winning entries from the region. Prizes for winners are P 10,000 (1st prize), P 7,000 (2nd prize) and P 5,000 (3rd prize).

The national champions up to the 3rd prize winner will be invited to perform live during DSWD's 60th Anniversary on January 2011 in Quezon City. The winning entry at the National Level will become the official jingle of the program.

All interested applicants may visit the DSWD Office at R. Magsaysay Avenue, Davao City and look for Ms. Carmela C. Duron or Ms. Sheryll Jane B. Sanico. For more information, dial (082) 227-8746/ 227-1964/ 225- 3461/ 226-3736. Registration forms can be downloaded at Deadline of submission is June 4, 2010.

The Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) is a poverty-alleviation scheme of the national government. 4Ps focuses on augmenting the lives of the poorest families in the country by providing conditional cash grants to assist in the improvement of the health, nutrition and education particularly of children age 0 to 14. At present, there are 47,911 recipients in Region XI. A total amount of P271,914,480 was disbursed to the 4Ps families in the region as of February 2010. (DSWD) [top]

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