BONTOC, Mountain Province – Performing before almost a thousand people in the audience, at least 13 solo singers; two pairs of duet singers; two dance crew; and five groups of Hip-Hop dancers showcased their talents on September 19, 2018, at the Eyeb Open Gym.
For the Voice –Solo Category, Franklin Mamilig of Barangay Dalican stole the heart of the judges and the audience with his rendition of “You are the Reason” thus, making him the champion and received a cash prize of 4,000.00. Glaiza Liccub of Barangay Caneo landed in the 2nd place with her version of “Daddy’s Hand” and received a cash prize of P3, 000.00 while Carfin Grey Agcapen of Barangay Samoki came in 3rd place with his rendition of “My Way” and was given a cash prize of P2, 000.00. Those who did not make it to the Top 3 were given a consolation prize of P1, 000.00 each.
In Voice –Duet Category, Narieah Joy Gaddi and Manyshan Tudlong received a cash prize of P4, 000.00 after besting the other pair, Sherlyn Cawed and Nadine Afidchao who received P3, 000.00 cash prize.
In the Moves Category, the Armament Aces was given a cash prize of P4, 000.00 after it outshined the MPSPC Sphag that received a cash prize of P3, 000.00.
Meanwhile, the Hip-Hop Dance Competition which coincided with the Bontoc Got Talent: Finals is spearheaded by the Red Cross- Mountain Province Chapter and sponsored by the SMART Communications, Incorporated.
The HT5 Dance Crew wowed the judges and the audience making them the champion in the Hip-Hop Dance Competition, thereby, received a cash prize of P3, 000.00. The I-Tocucan Dance Crew landed in the 2nd place with a cash prize of P2, 000.00; the Bagsakan Dance Crew grabbed the 3rd place – P1, 000.00; the Class 101 Dance Crew came in 4th place – P 500.00; and the Fantastic 8 Dance Crew – P500.00. Aside from the cash prizes, all members of the participating dance groups received a hygiene kit.
The Committee on the Bontoc Got Talent are the personnel of the Municipal Budget Office and the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, in coordination with the Sangguniang Kabataan Presidents of the 16 barangays of Bontoc.
By Alpine L. Killa, Bontoc