The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the Provincial Human Resource Management and Development Office successfully commenced the “Pagdiriwang ng Wikang Pambansa 2018 with the theme, Filipino Wika ng Saliksik,” on August 20, 2018 at Governor Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Municipality of Tubod.

PHRMDO Head, Eugenie P. Pusing came up with activities in observance of the celebration in consonance to the memorandum issued by the Department of the Interior and Local Government. Bugtongan (riddle) was the first activity of the day during the provincial government employees convocation hosted by the Pasalubong Center in front of the Provincial Capitol.

Engr. Edgardo Cabo, Jr. of the Provincial Engineer’s Office won the riddle contest, where contestants choose one of the letters from A to D until only one remains.

And in the afternoon of the same day, Kundiman singing contest was organized by the same office, where six (6) coloured teams of the provincial government participated in the event. Blue team was represented by Mary Grace B. Mutia, Red by Christlyn Eve M. Ricafort, Orange by Manastie L. Rosauro, Lavender by Carlyn A. Rivera and Yellow team by Hazel Mae D. Palacios, the winner of the singing contest.

“Kundiman” is a genre of traditional Filipino love songs. The lyrics of the Kundiman are written in Tagalog. The melody is characterized by a smooth, flowing and gentle rhythm with dramatic intervals. Kundiman was the traditional means of serenade in the Philippines.

On behalf of Provincial Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza-Dimaporo, Provincial Administrator, Brigida S. Tañgonan, welcomes the provincial employees in the venue to cheer and give support to their representative and to witness the first ever Kundiman singing contest of the provincial government.

While, Ms. Pusing thanked the three judges, Ms. Reylen T. Male, Mr. Christian Brix G. Regis, and Mr. Everto G. Tabera, even for just a short notice have come to fairly weigh the performance of each contestant.

There are two rules and guidelines of the contest-1. Contestants must be an employee of the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, and 2. Delivery of the piece must be within three to four minutes only.

Ms. Pusing said that in next year’s celebration of Wikang Pambansa, more activities will be added to bring more fun to the provincial government and to the employees. PIO-LDN