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Bulawan fest showcases “kasikas sa Kapitolyo”

Compostela valley Province— Spectators are shouting and dancing with the beat of the drums while watching the colorful costumes of the participants for the “Kasikas sa kapitolyo” even under the heat of the sun, as the province celebrates its 12th Bulawan festival and 21st Founding Anniversary of Davao De Oro Province held at the Provincial Capitol Compound, Cabidianan, Nabunturan Davao De Oro Province on March 3, 2019.

This year’s festival’s theme: “The Gold One. Ang Bulawan sa Tanan.”

“Kasikas sa Kapitolyo” is a Drum and Bugle Competition participated by both elementary schools and high schools in the entire province.

There were six entries for high school category and five entries for elementary level who competed on the feast day. For high school winners, Manat National High School of the Nabunturan bagged the first place and won Php75,000.00 cash prize while Gabi National High School of Compostela town placed second received Php60,000.00 . The third place went to Laak National High School of Laak and won Php50,000.00.

The special awards for high school category were also given including the Best Production Design of Php10,000.00 cash prize and Best Synchronization of Php7,000.00 awarded to Manat National High School, and the Best Majorettes of Php5,000.00 to Andili National High School of Mawab, and; for the Best Band Major of Php3,000.00 to Gabi National High School.

For the elementary level, the Mawab Elementary School of Mawab made their way to earn the first place and won Php75,000.00 cash prize. Second place is Kao National High School of Nabunturan won Php60,000.00 while for the third is Cogonon Elementary School of the municipality of New Bataan won Php50,000.00.

Mawab represented by Mawab National High School also got the Best Production Design and won Php10,000.00 and Best Synchronization of Php7,000.00. Best Majorette of Php5,000.00 cash and Best Band Major of Php3,000.00 were awarded to Kao National High School.

The non-winning entries also received a total of Php30,000.00 as consolation prize.

The awarding ceremony was held during the closing program at the event area. All awards and plaques of appreciation were given by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Antonio P. Ybiernas Jr. and assisted by his assistant Dr. Mary Cryrill Pasaol and the working committee of the PHO.

This year’s festivity highlights the private-public partnership with big and reputable companies as well as officials supporting the event:  Co-presenters  Governor Jayvee Tyron L. Uy, Senior Board Member Arturo T. Uy, Congressman Maricar S. Zamora and Vice-Governor Manuel Zamora, Congressman Ruwel Peter S. Gonzaga, Apex Mining Company Inc., Torre Lorenzo Development Corp, MARINO Party List, HUGPONG NG PAGBABAGO, and Beautederm. For Diamond Sponsorship: Krishaels while for Gold Sponsorship, SUMIFRU Philippines, Phoenix Fuels Inc., and HEXAT Mining Co., Inc. (Rey Antibo, ID Comval)

Spectators are shouting and dancing with the beat of the drums while watching the colorful costumes of the participants for the “Kasikas sa kapitolyo” even under the heat of the sun, as the province celebrates its 12th Bulawan festival and 21st Founding Anniversary of Davao De Oro Province held at the Provincial Capitol Compound, Cabidianan, Nabunturan Davao De Oro Province on March 3, 2019.   All awards and plaques of appreciation were given by Provincial Health Officer Dr. Antonio P. Ybiernas Jr. and assisted by his assistant Dr. Mary Cryrill Pasaol and the working committee of the PHO. (Photo by: A. Dayao, ID Comval)

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