BONTOC, Mountain Province – Seven accredited student organizations of Mountain Province State Polytechnic College with different ethnic backgrounds exhibited various types of street dancing performances as one of the concluding events of the month-long golden anniversary celebration on April 30 with United Sabangan Students Organization as champion of the event.
The streets of this capital town echoed with the beating of the gongs, chants and individually choreographed presentations during the street dancing showdown. All the student organizations and departments of the College were enjoined. Tadian campus, Office Administration Department, Socio- Cultural Arts Group, Criminology Department, Nursing Department, HRMT Department and United Sabangan Students Organization were able to showcase their presentation.
“United Sabangan Students Organization, whose presentation exceeded other participants combined chanting and dancing in their performance leading them to catching the audience’s and judge’s attention,” Coordinator for the event Carolyne Dale Castañeda said.
“With our aims to preserve the culture of our province while strengthening the involvement of our students and promoting the goal of our College to developing students and effective learning outside the classroom, extra-curricular activities became essential parts of the learning process. The competition also enabled the community to appreciate the skills, creativity and resourcefulness of the students. Our culture has been one of the most admired with its vibrant economic and rich historical background. We start with simple activities such as these but the greater impact relies on how we keep nurturing and supporting our learners. Since one of the mandates of the institution is the promotion of IPED education, these activities will be of help to every student willing to learn more about our culture and indigenous knowledge, skills and practices,” said College President Rexton F. Chakas.
With the theme, “Radiating into the Golden Age: Minting Excellence, Innovation and Participatory Leadership,” the month-long celebration included; international forum with Indonesia and Taiwan links, Alumni Association General Assembly, Employees Dual Meet, Regional Annual Administrative and Tactical Inspection, various seminars like Philippine intellectual property rights orientation- seminar, capability building seminar for SK Officials, and social accountability and election forum, bloodletting program, Search for Mr. and Ms. MPSPC Gold, and Mr. and Ms. Body Physique, frolics and the street dancing.
This yearly event is one way for the College to commemorate the advances and developments that the past and present crops of political leaders initiated as stated by Dr. Chakas during the Charter day program. He also said that this “showcases a new tweak in our organization’s continuum narrative stirred by participatory attempts to redefine our institution’s identity in the global arena.” He also assured that the future of MPSPC would never be a product of accident but certainly a product of dedicated leadership and of the reliable characters within who will continue to sacrifice, toil and endure because of their passion and love for our institution.
The activities also served as an avenue to rally the academic community behind his leadership, saying there is nothing to stop the evolutionary development of the College if each will do his part to trust and believe in each other’s share. He cited the very recent ISO 9001-2015 certification which drew participatory efforts from faculty, staff, and students. He said the certification means that the College committed itself and its services to meet the expectations of international standards. Still, the College is also fast tracking its compliance to the conditional requirements for the conversion of MPSPC into Mountain Province State University as provided under Republic Act No. 10583.
By Warden Taltala