Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SLTCFI is Over-all Champion in the Ibalong Street Presentation ‘09

LEGAZPI CITY (10/31/09) – Southern Luzon Technological College Foundation Inc. (SLTCFI) was acclaimed as the over-all champion during the Ibalong Street Presentation last October 30, 2009. The Street Presentation is the main highlight of the vibrant month-long Ibalong Festival celebration. The said festival relives Bicol's early beginnings as depicted in the Ibalong epic during the pre-Spanish times. It tells of mythical heroes Baltog, Bantong and Handyong who fought the villains and ferocious wild beasts that roamed the land of Ibalon and who transformed it into a bustling civilization that is now the Bicol peninsula.

SLTCFI which is a strong supporter of the Ibalong celebration ardently prepared for the said presentation and students from SLTCFI main campus and Pilar branch energetically participated. The participants in their colorful costumes impressively executed their dance routine that brought enjoyment to the spectators.

SLTCFI got awards from all the categories hence being adjudged as the over-all winner of the competition. The awards garnered by SLTCFI contingent were the following:

1st place – Warrior Queen

1st place – Street Dancing

2nd Place – Costume and Props

3rd Place – Exhibition

3rd place – Music & Sound

There were 11 contingents that participated and competed in this year’s Street Presentation representing the schools and institutions from Legazpi City as well as from other parts of the Bicol region.

The majestic Mayon Volcano served as a theatrical back drop as Legazpi City’s thoroughfares were turned into a vast stage for folk art with the participants’ impressive portrayal of the Ibalong epic.

The Ibalong Festival celebration also featured other activities and merriments that include IT events, beauty search, street parties, art exhibits, trade fairs, evening concerts, and food fests.