Hailed as Bohol’s music town, Loboc bagged the grand prize of the first ever Dayegon-Pastores Contest last December 13 at the Bohol Cultural Center in Tagbilaran City.
The traditional “suroy sa musikero” practiced during the Christmas season inspired Loboc’s winning performance.
Loboc outperformed Catigbian and Calape which were named first and second-runners-up, respectively.
Other finalists were Maribojoc, Trinidad, Dimiao, San Miguel, Tagbilaran City, Sevilla, and Jagna.
Loboc will receive P200,000 while Catigbian and Calape will get P150,000 and P100,000, respectively. The rest of the finalists will be given P30,000 each.
Winners will be awarded at the closing ceremonies of the first “Kasadya! Pasko sa Bohol,” a provincial government-led Christmas festival, on Sunday night at the Carlos P. Garica Park where winners of the “belen” contest will also be revealed.
Meanwhile, the best belen installation will be chosen from among the towns of Antequera, Baclayon, Bilar, Catigbian, Cortes, Dauis, Jagna, Loboc, Maribojoc, San Miguel, Sikatuna, Sevilla and Valencia and Tagbilaran City.
The Kasadya! Pasko sa Bohol closes today with a resounding success as the Bohol Investment Promotion Center (BIPC) reports P5.4million in gross sales during the month-long run of the Christmas market.
Kasadya, a brainchild of elected Gov. Art Yap, is being eyed as an annual event to boost tourism which is Bohol’s banner development agenda through the preservation and promotion of local arts, culture, and heritage.