TABUK CITY – Tabuk City National High School did it again!
Representing Tabuk City Division, the Tabuk City National High School (TCNHS) dance troupe once again proved its excellent prowess in dancing and cultural presentation when it bagged the FIRST RUNNER – UP prize in the 1st TAM-ANAN STREET DANCING COMPETITION in Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya last April 7,2016.
The Tam-anan Festival is one of the highlights of the Tam-an Banaue Multi-Purpose Cooperative’s (TBMPC) founding anniversary. TBMPC is one of the leading multi–purpose cooperatives in Nueva Vizcaya.
“Our presentation started with the humble beginnings of TBMPC then it moved to the middle part to show its downfall and rebuilding until it reached stability as a cooperative at present,” said Vivian Domingo, the dance troupe choreographer/coach.
“Most of our participants we brought to the contest were students under the TCNHS’s Special Program in the Arts. It is not the first time our street dancers participated in a competition outside the province but this exposure gave them a worthwhile experience which for sure they will use later as they improve in the field,” Domingo added.
“It was a nice experience competing outside the province. The competition is another avenue for us to share our talents and bring pride not only to TCNHS but also to Tabuk City as well,” shared Emmanuel Wandag Ubuan Jr., one of the dancers.
The winners were given trophies and cash incentives. Benguet State University dance troupe topped the competition and was given P120,000 cash incentive. TCNHS received P100,000 while Ifugao State University was given P80,000. The other participating groups were given P65,000 as their consolation prize.
Tabuk City National High School is the biggest school in the province of Kalinga with more or less 4,000 enrollees and one of the schools in the region offering Deped’s special program in science, arts and sports. TCNHS also is one of the schools here in the Cordillera that produces students excelling both in academics and sports because of this special program.
By Vivian David Domingo