Eleventh grader Amy Grace Algara of Negros Occidental High School was declared photojournalism champion in the Department of Education’s National Schools Press Conference held in Lingayen, Pangasinan last week.
She won over 50 other finalists – all Top Three winners in regional competitions. She was also No. 1 in the Western Visayas regional competition.
Amy Grace, who joined in the Filipino category, was accompanied by her ‘Ang Aninag’ adviser Gira Delgado and Analita Batisla-on, head of the NOHS Filipino Department.
She is the daughter of Armando Algara Jr., a bottling firm employee, and wife, Cenecita. The Algaras reside at Barangay Alijis.
In the competition, the contestants were asked to design a page of photos taken from a presentation of student election candidates and write
appropriate captions and title of the photo story.
“I sought guidance from the Lord and remembered what my coaches advised me,” she said, adding that her parents’ support and encouragement motivated her to do her best.
‘Ang Aninag’ was also represented in the NSPC by its collaborative desktop publishing team, champion in the regional contest.*
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at Luce on Saturday
The Silliman University Culture and Arts Council will present ‘Gugma’, a concert featuring winners in the Valentine song contest through the years in the university.
The concert will be staged at Luce Auditorium on Saturday with the matinee show at 3 p.m. and the gala performance at 8 p.m.
CAC said the Gugma repertoire includes “Pagya” [2018, composed by Renemar Sedilles with arrangement by Vince Lakxell Atiolla Franco], “My Love” [1991, composed by Philip Domen, with arrangement by Van Gel], “Samaran” [2009, composed by B. Dau Nyoi, with arrangement by Eric Yuzon];
“Make Believe” [2011, composed by Kevin Oliver Diana, with arrangement by Jem Talaroc, “Mata sa Mata” [2005, composed by Gina Raakin, with arrangement by Earnest Hope Tinambacan];
“The Way You Cross My Mind” [2014, composed by Andrew Alvarez, with arrangement by Naomi Goltiano], “Wish You Were Mine” [2006 composed with arrangement by Danielle Elise Zamar];
“Two Hearts Unspoken” [2002, composed with arrangement by Marc Raymond Antonio], “Sa Pagdilat” [2016, composed by Raina Inez Baldado and Jordan Rosales, with arrangement by Vince Lakxell Atiolla Franco];
“When I'm With You” [2017, composed by Chelsea Dawn Bureros, with arrangement by Levi Alaban], and “Abat” [2015, composed by Mike Pantejo, with arrangement by Odoni Pestelos].
CAC said the project kicks off the plan to compile winning entries in what started as a small competition for Composition Class students of the then School of Music in 1990.
It will also introduce the 2019 edition of the Valentine Songwriting Competition slated on Feb. 14.*
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