THEY were the crowd favorite. The colorful production and the craftsmanship of the props of the Abellana National High School drew a resounding applause from the estimated 30,000 crowd who watched the Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan yesterday.
The performance of the Abellana dancers was the best performance among the eight participants in the high school category and they were adjudged winners in the competition.
Abellana was joined by the Talamban Elementary School, who won for the first time as the best contingent for the elementary level. The Talamban contingent defeated 10 other participants.
In an interview, Talamban’s choreographer Emerito Custodio said their efforts and
sacrifices paid off.
“I am really very happy because we sacrificed so much. We were hesitant to join because we had problems with budget, but we put our trust in Senyor Sto. Niño,” he said.
Custodio said just so they can raise the fund needed for their production, which is pegged at P500,000, they went caroling in their barangay last Christmas. (more)