Young Cebuano singers and guitar players continue to shine in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th cluster elimination rounds of the 7th Halad sa Kabataan held recently in Alegria, Barili and Tabuelan, respectively. Egberto Selerio Jr. & Alliana Diane Roma (Boljoon) and Scott Wilson Divinagracia & Kiara Marcel Sison (Alegria) got the chance to be the 2nd cluster representatives in vocal duet in the grand finals. Orlex Gio Villarta & Jeramill Mendez (Boljoon) and Louie de la Cerna & Edhen Shiera Gaballo (Oslob) grab the two spots in the guitar duet competition to represent the cluster.
In the 3rd cluster elimination, Angeline Maurin & Claire Anne Yongco (Aloguinsan) and Angelito Alia & Evangeline Trazona (Pinamungajan) won in the vocal duet tilt while Girlou Sumalinog & Mayalyn Alvarez (Barili) and Jeremiah Baya & Joel Niel Alqueza (Pinamungajan) won in the guitar duet category.
Meanwhile, Janah Angel Pe & Jericko Deiparine (Toledo City) and Kizle Postrano & Jake Ortizano (Balamban) advanced to the finals to represent the 4th cluster in vocal duet. Virgilio Tugahan Jr. & Daryll Garcia (Tabuelan) and Vhinz Gail Bustamante & Cyra Joriel Bustamante (Balamban) got the chance to represent the cluster in the guitar duet finals.
Halad sa Kabataan is an annual project of the Provincial Council for the Welfare of Children aimed at discovering talented children of Cebu and giving them the chance to shine with their God-given talents hoping they will be able to use the same in their effort to reach their dreams. (Roger Serna)
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