Tribu Manubiaw is at it again! After losing to Tribu Kudong last year, the performing group of Tacurong Pilot Elementary was declared Champion of the Talakudong Street Dancing and Field Demonstration Competition on September 18, 2012 at the city grounds. The said competition is the highlight of Tacurong City’s 12th Foundation Anniversary dubbed as Talakudong Festival 2012 themed Talakudong: Padayon nga Nagahugpong.
It was a sweet victory for the group of TPES pupils as they were also able to snatch two out of the three special awards: Best in Showdown and Best in Field Demonstration.
Tribu Manubiaw bested 5 other tribes namely Tribu Takurongnon (A.S. Bernardo Memorial National High School), Tribu Salakot (Tacurong National High School), Tribu Pintados (Notre Dame of Tacurong College), Tribu Ugoy-ugoy (New Isabela Central School) which was declared 2nd runner-up and Best in Street Dancing, and the Tribu Kudong (V.F. Grino Memorial National High School and North Tacurong District) which was declared 1st runner-up.
The board of judges had a difficult time assessing each tribe’s performance as each has refreshing ways of entertainment and spectacle. “Talagang nag level up pa ang performance ng mga grupo ngayong taon. Magagaling ang lahat ng tribu. However, we have based our judgment not only on routines but most importantly on the performers’ discipline,” said Id Acaylar, chairperson of the board of judges.
LGU-Tacurong, through event chairperson Hon. Rodrigo P. Jamorabon, thanked all participating groups, the parents, and school administrators.
Mayor Lina O. Montilla also expressed her gratitude to Tacurongnons: “We appreciate the effort and time that these students spend to give us an amazing display of our culture through their colorful costumes, routines, music and props. We hope that they did not only hone their dancing skills; we hope that this experience also taught them valuable lessons.”
As the champion, Tribu Manubiaw received Php 130,000.00. Tribu Kudong and Tribu Ugoy-Ugoy received Php 100,000.00 and Php 85,000.00, respectively. Winners of special awards received Php 5,000.00 each. Non-winning groups received Php 10,000.00 each. (Jezereel Billano-LGU Information)