Carolinians Compete for Himig Pinoy
Photo by Viktor Lequin
With singer contestants from the different schools of the university, Himig Pinoy was held at Rudolph Rahman Cultural Center, South Campus on August 22, 2017. Himig Pinoy is a singing contest showcasing unique rendition of songs composed and sung by Filipino songwriters and singers. Representatives from the elementary, junior high school, senior high school and college students from different campuses.
This year’s set of judges was composed of Maestro Roberto Del Rosario, Elvis Somosot, Gani Villarojo, Jacky Chang, Adam Brown and Anna Fegi-Brown.
The event officially commenced with the competition among the contenders of the elementary division. The first presenter of the afternoon was Ashley Carmelite O. Daniega from the North Campus which was then followed by Racenet Niño L. Lagare and Jhames Mark V. Rosaldo from the Montessori Academy and South Campus, respectively. With the unanimous decision of the judges, Rosaldo’s rendition of Rico J. Puno’s “May Bukas Pa” won the first place for the elementary division.
It was followed by the competition of the junior high school division with Louie Edward A. Malig-on from the Montessori Academy, Lincartin Bacalla from the South Campus and Justine Abapo from the North Campus. For the junior high school division, it was Justine Abapo who astounded the judges and audience for his rendition of Roel Malangit’s “Maghintay Ka Lamang”.
Afterwards, the Solo and Duet Competition then commenced. First up was Jenny Berlin Kho from the School of Health Care Professions (SHCP), followed by Floramie La Rosa from the School of Business and Economics (SBE). Duet performances by Adrian Sangue and Margarethe Ellain Matin-ao from the senior high school (SHS) as well as Angelica Faith Tocmo and Cres Van Lloyd Bayhonan from SHCP followed after. Shane Kervy Uy from the School of Engineering (SOE), Natt Wesley Peña from the School of Architecture, Fine Arts and Design (SAFAD), Nichole Tanco and Angel Kyna Cañazares from SBE, Kathrina Go and Jesza Juanico from SAFAD, Angela Belle Ong from SAFAD, Angelika Legarde from the School of Education (SED), Kristel R. Budomo from SHS boasted the name of their schools with their performances. Rhannen Crishalee Arguio and Mary Bernadette Anne Estrella from the School of Arts and Sciences were last to perform.
Angela Belle Ong from SAFAD aced the solo competition and caught the audience’s attention for being the sole contestant who sang a kundiman. She won the first place with Conching Rosal’s “Ang Maya”. Adrian Sangue and Margarethe Ellain Matin-ao from SHS won first place for singing Gary Valenciano’s “Ako’t Ikaw” with their harmony in the duet competition.
Right after all the contestants’ performances, Jacky Chang made a surprise performance of her hit song, “Pero Atik Ra.” To conclude the competition, the contestants altogether stood and performed Ryan Cayabyab’s “Kay Ganda ng Ating Musika.”