LUNA, Apayao – Delegates from the Benguet State University (BSU) ruled this year’s Cordillera Administrative Region Association of State Universities and Colleges (CARASUC) socio-cultural competition held at the Luna municipal gymnasium here last week.
BSU grabbed the overall championship of the competition with an accumulated score of 86 points followed by surprise runner-up, Abra State Institute of Science and Technology (ASIST) with 78 points with the biggest surprised pulled out by Apayao State College (ASC) which jumped from a mere seventh place last year to third place this year with a total score of 70 points. Ifugao State University (IFSU) placed fourth with 64 points, Kalinga-Apayao State College (KASC) landed in fifth with 53 pints while Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC) placed sixth overall with 43 points.
In the Filipino folk dance category BSU emerged the champion followed by ASC, ASIST and IFSU while in the indigenous ethic dance, IFSU again emerged the champion followed by BSU, KASC and MPSPC.
In the choral singing, BSU topped the competition followed by KASC, ASC and IFSU while KASC topped the vocal solo followed by ASIST, BSU and ASC.
In the vocal duet, ASIST grabbed the first place followed by KASC, BSU and ASC while in the instrumental solo, ASC bagged the championship followed by ASIST, IFSU and BSU.
ASIST also bagged the championship in the pop solo followed by KASC and ASC while the entry of BSU topped the Mr. CARASUC followed by IFSU and ASC.
The entry of IFSU ran away with the crown in the MS. CARASUC search followed by ASIST and BSU.
IFSU dominated the hip hop dance category followed by ASIST and BSU while in the contemporary dance, ASIST emerged the winner followed by IFSU and BSU.
IFSU topped the on the spot painting contest followed by MPSPC and BSU while ASIST dominated the charcoal rendering followed by BSU and MPSPC.
IN the Pagsulat ng Sanaysay, ASIST came out the winner followed by ASC and BSU while in the essay writing contest English category, BSU edged out ASC and ASIST.
BSU topped the Dagliang Talumpati followed by IFSU and ASC while ASIST won the Pagkukuwento followed by KASC and ASC.
BSU topped the extemporaneous speech followed by MPSPC and KASC while BSU also dominated the story telling followed by ASIST and KASC.
Lastly, ASC bested the six SUCs in the Quiz Bowl followed by IFSU and KASC.
Rep. Eleanor Bulut-Begtang and Gov. Elias C. Bulut hosted the nearly 1,000 participants of the socio-cultural competition which was highlighted by the Governor’s Night that served as the reunion of all the officials and students from the participating SUCs. The University of the Philippines College Baguio was not able to send its delegation for this year’s competition.
Dr. Nieves A. Dacyon, ASC president, expressed his gratitude to all the participants of the competition and more importantly to the provincial and municipal officials of Apayao and the ASC family for sacrificing their time, effort and resources in hosting the event for the first time, saying that it served as an exposure for them to host bigger events in the future.