By: Jesusa S. Avena
The Provincial Government of Cagayan through the Paseo Reale Mall conducted a talent competition for Cagayanos. Contestants of the said competition showed talents in singing, dancing acting and other unique skills. The competition opened among ages 5 to 65 years old and a full blooded Cagayano.
Jairus Gatan from Tuguegarao City bested the other four contenders of the Talentadong Cagayano search, while Daphne Aquino and Melanie Balisi both placed second. Third place was Natalie Vivares.
The following are the winners for the minor awards with their prizes:
Best dressed – Jairus Gatan – gift pack
Todo Bigay – Jairus Gatan – gift pack
Fantastic Performers – Marian Kyle Singayan and Joemari Robles – gift pack
Meanwhile, five groups with eight (8) to ten (10) members joined in the dance competition dubbed as Galaw…Tugtog…Umindak (GTU) Dance Showdown. The contest was held at the Paseo Reale Mall lobby last June 26, 2013.
The following are the winners of the GTU Dance Showdown with their prizes:
Champion – 35 Double O – P8,000.00
1st runner-up – Tribu Singko – P6,000.00
2nd runner-up – Isabela Tribe – P4,000.00
Dancer of the year – Rasmus – gift pack
Active group – Tribo Singko – gift pack
Fantastic group – 35 Double O – gift pack