One of the spectacular actions during the presentation in Libertad Sports Complex, Butuan City. (Note: the guy in a formal attire is your blogger himself, dramatizing as Mayor Amante)
Yes, we’ve made it again!
For the second time around, the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit 13 proved its worth not just in curbing hunger but also in the field of cultural dance competition.
This after DA Caraga emerged once more as grand champion during the Balangay Theater Float Parade and Competition held last May 19, 2012 as one of the highlights of the Balangay
Festival Silver Year Celebration here in Butuan City.
Despite of the scorching heat of the sun, DA dancers gracefully and lively danced to the ethnic tune of the gong and other indigenous musical instruments to the amazement of the crowd.
The activity started with the float parade participated by different government agencies as well as private companies commencing from Montilla Boulevard plying through J.C. Aquino Avenue.
All walks of life, filled along the streets especially along Gaisano Mall where participating agencies do their initial cultural showdown.
But most of the spectators were jam packed at the Libertad Spots Complex where the final cultural presentation took place.
Six competing agencies vie for the award.
After the thorough evaluation of the judges, participating agencies were eagerly waited for the announcement of the winners.
As the announcement of winners came, every tick of the second adds thrill. On top of her voice, the lady master of ceremony uttered the Department of Agriculture Caraga Regional Office as the grand champion.
The whole sports complex was filled with great joy, more so with the DA dancers themselves who painstakingly do their part in making the presentation in a superb level.
DA RFU 13 bagged two awards. The Most Colorful and Attractive Float with a corresponding cash prize of P25,000.00 and the Best on Cultural Presentation with a cash prize of P 125,000.00.
OIC Regional Executive Director Edna Mabeza, Regional Technical Director (RTD) and Admin and Finance Chief Jessica Daan cheerfully received the award and trophy handed over by the organizers headed by Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr.
Other winner on float category includes Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) who grabbed the Most Unique Float and Cultural Revival International who bagged the Most Dramatic Float.
Meanwhile on the cultural presentation, Cultural Revival got the third prize and the second prize was bagged by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
Non winners received consolation prizes. (Aurell P. Arais/ RAFID DA CARAGA)