Loon retains Sandugo street dance crown

GRAND SLAM. The Napo, Loon contingent again emerged with flying colors grabbing three special awards to win this year’s Sandugo Kuradang Street Dancing competition and best nine other contingents during the dance tilt held at the CPG Sports Complex on Saturday. Photo: RAYMUND BUSLON

The contingent from Barangay Napo, Loon, for the third time in a row, bagged the Sandugo Kuradang Dance Contest championship, impressing judges with colorful costumes and well-cadenced Kuradang dance steps during the performance arts tilt held along CPG Avenue and CPG Sports Complex in Tagbilaran City Saturday, amid the final week of the month-long Sandugo Festival. 

Napo, Loon took home the P-300,000 grand prize and earned a spot in the dance contest’s Hall of Fame with its grand slam feat. 

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The contingent garnered three out of four special awards, said Carmen Gatal, Sandugo street dancing chairperson.

The contingent was adjudged “Best in Street Dancing” winning P30,000, “Kuradang King and Queen” with P5,000 and Best in Production Design and Costume with P10,000 cash prize.

The Tubigon contingent came in second, winning P250,000 while Dauis landed third with P200,000.

Dauis was also adjudged “Best in Music” earning them P10,000.

The other participating contingents were Sikatuna, Jagna, Balilihan, Baclayon, Bilar, Garcia Hernandez, Sierra Bullones, Loboc and Catigbian.

The board of judges was composed of Tanya Lopez, executive director of The Negros Museum, Leeroy New, a visual artist and designer, Arvin Manuel Villalon, consultant of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, and Marichu Tejano, the deputy executive director of NCCA.

The chairman of the board of judges was  Dr.  Shirley Halili Cruz, founder and director of  Halili Cruz school of ballet.

Meanwhile, Sen. Loren Legarda who was the keynote speaker during yesterday’s street dancing was all praises to the rich cultural and vast tourist destinations in the province.  She said Bohol is a “jewel in itself.”

In her speech, the senator assured that during her last term as senator, she will secure the needed fund assistance to complete top projects in the province like the much needed water in Panglao and Dauis.  Sen Legarda likewise assured to complete the collective development of the towns lopped under the Abatan River tour. 

The last termer senator was introduced by Rep. Art Yap.



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