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Bacolod City, Philippines Monday, February 4, 2019
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BacoLaodiat streetdance top 3 named
BY SHIELA G. GELERA

 

Eight groups performed in the BacoLaodiat Lantern Street Dance competition at the Goldenfields Commercial Complex grounds in Bacolod City, yesterday afternoon, and the top three winners were named.

The Jojaju, Rustylian and Granadianz groups were named the top 3 winners at a program held at the Goldenfields last night, that was capped by a fireworks show.

The grand champion will be announced today.

Other competing groups were CHMSC-Alijis, Choi Force, Double J Full Force, Team Balow, and BMD.

This was the first lantern street dance competition held at Goldenfields, a shift from the previous dance arena, which was from Rizal Street all the way to Lacson Street in Bacolod.

Prices were P80,000, P60,000, and P40,000 for the champion, first and second runners up, respectively.

Oddette Ong-Gomez, chair of the 2019 BacoLaodiat Festival, said they have decentralized the events to all parts of Bacolod, and, for the south, it was held in Goldenfields.

“The purpose is for all people in Bacolod, from north to south, to have a chance to witness the festivity while avoiding in crowded places,” Gomez said.

For this year’s BacoLaodiat, Gomez said they have not closed several roads, unlike in previous years, that had also brought several complaints from commuters.

Gomez added that they prevented heavy traffic congestion by having the street dance competition at the grounds within the Goldenfields Commercial Complex.*

 

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