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Baguio City exec plans to institutionalize 'Children Got Talent' competition

BAGUIO — City Mayor Mauricio Domogan has announced his plan to institutionalize the "Children Got Talent" competition here, making it an official activity of the city government.
The competition is a special event initiated by the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) in observance of National Children's Month.
Domogan called on barangay officials to include the talent search in the sports activities of their respective barangays.
"Continue to develop talents of children within your barangay and help inculcate in them correct values," he said.
Meanwhile, the city mayor urged the children to grab the opportunities and take their studies seriously.
City Councilor Lilia Fariñas, for her part, reminded parents to live by example because their actions and habits define them.
"Be very careful with what you teach your children, it is very easy for them to emulate our actions", Fariñas said.
CSWDO social worker Liza D. Bulayungan said that the "Children Got Talent" competition is now in its fourth year and is jointly conducted by CSWDO and the Federation of Barangay Council for the Protection of Children (FBCPC).
Bulayungan said more than 400 children, aged 8 to 14 years old from the city's 20 districts registered for the city level event.
The FBCPC conducted the district level Got Talent competition last October 8 and the first prize winners are the official representatives of their respective districts to the city level Got Talent competition.
The competition has eight categories, namely ethnic dance; poster-making; singing; folk dance; declamation; hiphop dance; and dance sports.
Prizes were given to the top five winners of each category, coming from the general fund of the CSWDO, Bulayungan said.
Meanwhile, CSWDO Betty F. Fangasan said that the search for best performing barangay has been postponed to January 2017 to include "child-friendly" in the criteria.
"We are not only into mending, we are more on the preventive aspect, and this activity is one of them. Involve the children in planning, because they know what is best for them. May the barangay level include activities like this in their sports budget,"she added.
Domogan said the children's competition will be included in the 2017 budget. (PNA)

Last Modified: 2021-Jul-22 18.49.54 UTC+0800