Barangay Granada won the MassKara Festival barangay streetdancing and arena competition for the third straight year yesterday, making a grand slam record.* Photo by Andy Alvarez
Grand slam for Granada
BY SHIELA G. GELERA
Three in a row.
Barangay Granada performers now have the grand slam record after winning again this year’s MassKara Festival Street and Arena Dance Competition-Barangay Category in Bacolod City, yesterday.
Along with colorful masks, stunning costumes, and gigantic props, were about 30,000 revelers who flocked to the downtown area to witness the last two days of the 37th MassKara Festival, where the Street and Arena Dance Competition for school and barangay categories were held.
Despite drizzles the dancers did not stop their performances along Araneta Street up to the arena presentation at the Bacolod public plaza.
Education and Training Center School III and Sum-ag National High School bagged the championships for the elementary and high school categories, respectively, in the 2016 MassKara Festival Street and Arena Dance Competition Saturday in Bacolod City.
Each champion received P50,000 in cash prize.
Both schools also dominated the MassKara Streetdance and Arena Dance Competition in 2014.
SNHS swept all the four special awards: Best in Mask, Best in Costume, Best in Concept, and Best in Choreography.
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in LTO deputation
BY JUDY F. PARTLOW
A ranking official of the regional Land Transportation Office in Central Visayas said that some Philippine National Police officers appear to be not interested in being deputized by the LTO to enforce the country’s traffic laws, rules and regulations.
Vicente Gador Jr., OIC Toledo (Cebu) District Office chief and concurrent legal officer of LTO-7, made the disclosure at a forum held in Dumaguete City over the weekend at which the city’s traffic perennial traffic problem was being addressed.
When asked regarding the status of PNP deputation in Dumaguete City and the province of Negros Oriental, Gador admitted that the LTO is experiencing difficulty in convincing policemen in the province to undergo training for deputation.