Talisay City Central School also impressed the judges in the elementary category. The two schools each bagged P300,000.00 as cash prize.
The junior high students of Tuburan made the most remarkable performance among the four contingents in the high school category this year.Before the announcement came, Municipal Mayor Democrito Diamante said he was very satisfied with the performance of his dancers.
Diamante said the municipal government spent P4 million for the competition. Their participation came even if they are in the stage of recovery after super typhoon Yolanda flattened their farmlands last November.“This is to honor our promise to the Holy Child Jesus for the blessings we received from Him,” he said.
For his part, Governor Hilario P. Davide III said the dancers deserved recognition from the province aside from the prizes they can get from the competition.
Davide watched the showdown with his wife Jobel. After the performances in the elementary category, they left for the Basilica del Santo Niño to attend the mass sponsored by the province.
Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama was also in attendance during showdown. He thanked the governor for his support to the activity.
Rama was referring at the P1 million financial assistance that the province gave to the Sinulog Foundation Inc., which the mayor chairs.
Uling National High School placed second. Sabang, Danao City and Lapaz, Bogo City followed them as third and fourth placers, respectively.Mandaue City Central School and Ginatilan Central School came in second and third, accordingly. Langtad, Naga City and Taytay, Danao City followed.
Tuburan and Talisay City also won the best in musical while Uling National High School and Talisay won the best in costume in their respective categories.
All the nine contingents will join the Sinulog Festival Grand Parade next week. Lee Dela Cerna