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GINGOOG City ― Barangay Eureka of this city captured the championship of the Kaliga Street Dancing Parade and Tableau Competitions at the People’s Grandstand here yesterday.
Eureka received a cash prize of P250,000 plus a championship trophy, and a certificate from City Mayor Erick G. Cañosa who presided over the awarding ceremony.
The Street Dancing Parade and Tableau Competition is one of the major events in the ongoing month-long celebration of the 63rd Charter Day and 44th Grand Kaliga Festival in the city.
Gingoog became a city under Republic Act 2868 on June 18, 1960, and was signed by former President Carlos P. Garcia on July 23 of the same year while the Kaliga festival was also established on July 23, 1979, in honor of the Higaonon and Manobo tribes of the city.
The first and second runners-up went to Community College of Gingoog City and Kalipay National High School who both received cash prizes of P150,000 and P100,000, respectively.
The runners-up also received certificates and trophies according to Maggie Zapanta-Tse, co-chairperson of the Heritage Culture and Arts Council, Chair of the Kaliga Street Dancing and Tableau Competition.
The awarding ceremony was held immediately after the Tableau Competition at around 7:00 pm at the People’s Grandstand, added Tse.
The Kaliga Street Dancing Parade started at Gaisano Gingoog Mall at 1 p.m. that will go through the national highway then to the Public Market and back to the highway to the Grandstand, said Tse.
“I am very grateful to my people players trying to get us the championship,” Eureka Chairman Porferio Y. Duque said.
In his message, Cañosa thanked all those who supported the successful movement and all the contingents that participated.
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