Co-Written by Julie Ann Canopin
Tribu Buyoganon and Kulturang Placereno are the big winners in the just concluded Sinulog 2015 Grand Parade at the Cebu City Sports Center.
Tribu Buyoganon of Abuyog, Leyte took home the P1 million grand prize for topping the Free Interpretation category.
While the Kulturang Placereno of Placer, Masbate took home the same amount for ruling the Sinulog Based category.
Lordinio Vergara, the chairman of the board of judges, said that Tribu Buyoganon nailed this year’s Free Interpretation title because of the overall balance of their dance. He added that their costume enhanced their dance and their stage craft also awed the judges.
Basak San Nicolas’ Lumad Basakanon garnered the 1st prize in the Street Dancing competition which also comes with a P1 million grand prize.
Lumad Basakanon got the nod of the judges because their performance was consistent in all seven areas where the judges were stationed, according to Chris Millado of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He further added that they had steps identified only to them.
The seven judging stations were scattered all over the about six kilometer carousel route: University of San Carlos (main campus), Department of Education City Division, Lorega, City Loft Condominium, Light House Restaurant, BDO Fuente and the PNB Bank.
Millado added that the top 5 winners in the Sinulog Based was an almost unanimous decision, “it was nose to nose, it was a very close fight.
1st – Kulturang Placereno, Placer Masbate
2nd – Tangub City, Sinanduloy Cultural Troupe
3rd – Carcar City Division
4th – Tuburan National High School
5th – Talisay City Cultural School
1st – Tribu Buyoganon Abuyog, Leyte
2nd – Tribu Lingganay, Alang-Alang Leyte
3rd – Tribu Himag-Ulaw Placer, Masbate
4th – Tribu Catbalogan Catbalogan City, Samar
5th – Lumad Basakanon Basak San Nicolas, Cebu City
1st – Lumad Basakanon
2nd – Tangub City, Sinaduloy Cultural Troupe
3rd – Kulturang Placereno, Placer Masbate
4th – Tribu Buyoganon, Abuyog Leyte
5th – Tribu Lingganay, Alang-Alang Leyte
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