Iligan City – The contingents representing the Land of Beauty and Bounty once again brought prestige to this peaceful and humble province. The Pigcarangan Elementary School (PES) bagged the title as the Champion of Drum and Lyre Band Competition while for the High School Category B was gained by Geronima Cabrera National High School (GCNHS) from the Municipality of Kolambugan.
The Province of Lanao del Norte is known for its grandiose performance when joining every competition, either national or local. Out of six contingents for the elementary category who have joined the said contest, only the elementary school from the province that is not from the city won the title. And for the High School Category B, there were seven participants who were vying for the title.
The competition took place at Buhanginan Hills Amphitheatre on September 23, 2017 within the complex of Iligan City Hall in Barangay Pala-o. This activity is in line with the annual celebration of the city’s KASADYA Festival in giving honour to St. Michael, the Archangel, the protector and guardian of Iligan City. The city fiesta is celebrated every September 29.
In addition, Pigcarangan Elementary School of the Municipality of Tubod was also the champion during this year’s commemoration of the 58th Araw ng Lanao del Norte last June 30. The Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte through the leadership of Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo supports activities such as this that will showcase the multi-culture residents of the province who are living harmoniously for years.
The Province of Lanao del Norte with its rich cultural diversity, where various festivals are frequently celebrated around the province, residents are familiar with this field of competition. Students in the province are regularly trained as early as elementary up to their high school years.
School Principal of Pigcarangan Elementary School, Dr. Socorro O. Pegalan II, was proud to see the students performing with excellence as every move they made are done in unison with the music their playing.
Dr. Pegalan II expressed his sincere gratitude to Governor Imelda “Angging” Quibranza-Dimaporo for her unwavering support in making this important activity for the students to happen by providing transportation and other logistical support needed by the contingent. The School Principal also thanked Lyndon G. Calica, head of the Provincial Governor’s Office-Community Affairs Division and to Gemma Harun, head of the Provincial Resource Management Office.
Furthermore, a Certificate of Recognition was given both to Orlando Bagsican as Lead Trainor and Danilo Baterna as School Band Coordinator of PES. PIO-LDN