Students took the top spots in the National Police Commission on the spot painting contest at the Baguio City Police Office last Sept. 20.
Architecture student Jessie Marie Esteban ruled the open division beating two veteran painters Wreigh Jann Tamayo and Ged Alangui.
Her Observant Community-Harmony of Peaceful Community actually tied with Tamayo’s “And Justice For All” but was chosen by the judges during their second tour to break the tie.
Esteban received ratings of 98, 88 and 94 and Tamayo had it at 94, 91 and 95 for a similar average of 93.33 percent. But the judges decided to give the win to Esteban.
Esteban went home P5,000 the richer, while Tamayo settled for the P3,000 second place prize.
Veteran artist Alangui, the oldest at 47, came in third with his monochromatic Vigilance and the Simplest Tools to Crime Watch and the P2,000 prize.
Actually, Alangui was not far behind as he wound up with a 93 percent average from the 95, a high 99 and low of 85.
Two other participants were close behind among them, Andrew Tom Cruz averaged 92.33 (96, 90, 91) while limbless artist Alex Musni had a 90.33 average after scores of 99, 90 and 91 ratings from the three judges.
Meanwhile, La Trinidad National High School grade 12 Titus Castro also outdid Zoe Rosh Nisperos of Pines City National High School through tie break and the P3,000 top purse with his Peaceful Night.
Castro got scores of 86, a high 99 and 88 against the 89, 93 and 91 of Nisperos.
The PCHS grade 12 settled for the runner-up bounty of P2,000, while classmate Kaiserlyn Alos came in third with her Awareness Will Save You work and a P1,000 pay-off.
Aliyah Chyna Lim had the most likes and shares on Facebook to win the Social Media Star award for students, while Andrew Tom Cruz won the open side.
Lim, of Saint Louis Center High School amassed 1,203 likes and 5,659 shares for 12,521 points to win the title without a sweat, while Cruz submitted 8,079 points from 111 and 3,934 likes and shares, respectively.
Alos was second on the student side with 5,099 points (323, 2,388), followed by Lorie May Papey of SLCHS with 3, 221 points (803, 1,224) and Shiela Mae Aklin from Baguio City High School with 771 (543, 114).
Ronald de Leon caught the last train after making 522 points (374, 74).
Nine painters joined the one day contest for the open division, while 14 were part of the student category where 10-year old Sakura Alangui, daughter of the open third placer, was the youngest. She received a special award for her attendance along with limbless artist Alex Pastrana Musni.
“We’re very happy that you heeded our call,” said Napolcom regional director Editha Semilla-Puddoc, who organized the event with the Pasa-Kalye Arts Society with the National Crime Prevention Week theme of “Mamayang Mapagmasid, Kapayapaan ang Maihahatid” as topic.
Special awards will be given to the most popular works posted online where a share is worth two points and a point for a like. Pasa-Kalye’s Maricar Docyogen said that those who got 500 points or more will get special rewards on the deadline on Sept. 28, before the awards on Sept. 29 at Teachers Camp. PML
Titus Castro poses with Napolcom Cordillera Director Edith Puddoc with his winning piece. The grade 12 from the La Trinidad National High School topped the 14 artist student side, while architecture student Jessie Marie Esteban topped the nine sided open category. PML / ABN
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