Catmon Mayor Dan Jusay led the members of the Local Council for the Protection of Children and residents of the northern town in witnessing the 5th Cluster elimination round of the Halad sa Kabataan which the town hosted last Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Pedro Monsanto Memorial Sports & Cultural Center.
Also in attendance were Vice Mayor Iris B. Gestopa, SB Members Vicente Colonia, Marvin Molde, Lloyd Oyas and Romulo Colonia, DepEd District Supervisor Pedro Sususco, DILG Officer Raquel Cahibaybayan, Municipal Health Officer Edna Orlanes, Social Welfare & Dev’t. Officer Erlinda Sucalit, Police Officer Margie Boto and Planning and Dev’t. Coordinator Nelson Ares who also acted as the master of ceremonies.
After almost two hours, adjudged as the cluster’s top two best vocal duet singers were Rex Anthony Suico and Cathy Capangpangan of San Remegio and Orlando Murillo and Champagne Tepan of Bogo City.
Picked as the best guitar duet players were Jun Aldrich Layague and Jethryl Fritz Alarde of San Remegio and Horrace Sayson and Isabelo Lauron Jr. of Catmon. These young artists will compete with the other finalists from the five other clusters around the province in the 7th Halad sa Kabataan grand finals which will be held at the Cebu Cultural Center in Lahug, Cebu City on Oct. 18.
Halad sa Kabataan is an annual project of the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children chaired by Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and co-chaired by Vice Governor Agnes A. Magpale. (Roger Serna)