BONTOC MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – In celebration of the 51st Founding Anniversary and 14th Lang-ay festival, Mountain Province and its organizers decided to feature a choral fest using the province’s drug free song as contest piece.
The Drug-Free song is a composition of Rev. Fr. Marcial Lloyd C. Castañeda.
Angel Baybay, focal person of Provincial Anti Drug Abuse Council (PADAC), in a press statement said the choral contest is perfect time to solicit the support of the public in the fight against illegal drugs. To their advantage, residence in the far flung areas of the province including the visitors gather together to watch the competition, an opportunity to ask the public to sustain their support on the government’s effort to eliminate drugs.
Mountain Province was declared as drug free in February 14, 2017.
Baybay said that they have sent invitation letters to all the chief executives of the municipalities including officers of national government agencies, non- government organizations and other sectoral groups in the province to join the Choral Fest.
Winners of the choral fest will receive P20, 000; P15,000; and P10,000 for the first, second and third place, respectively. An amount of P5, 000 each will also be given to the non-winners as consolation prize for joining the contest.
Baybay reported that choral groups from Paracelis, Bontoc, Tadian, Sabangan, Bauko, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and Mountain Province Police Provincial Office (MPPPO) have signed in for the competition.
The public are invited to watch and support their bet group on April 2 at the provincial plaza.
Aside from the contestants, the audience will also be entertained with the performance of the Philippine National Police (PNP) officers from the Police Regional Office-Cordillera. DIONISIO B. DENNIS JR. / ABN