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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Watchful Eyes Mr. Gay World 2015 Pre Arrival Favorites

Mr. Gay World 2015 will take place from April 27 - May 3, 2015 in Cape Town and Knysna in South Africa with the finals happening in Cape Town. More than 20 countries representing the gay community around the world will compete for the title and will serve as an ambassador of goodwill for the gay community. Last year's winner is Stuart Hatton, a dance instructor from New Castle, United Kingdom.

Meanwhile here's Watchful Eyes of a Silhouette Top 10 Pre-Arrival Favorites:

Spain - Jesus Martin Marquez 

Uruguay - Luis Jorge Vicente 

Hong Kong - Emmanuel Mass Luciano 

Colombia - Jorge Alberto Escribano Pelaez 

Sweden - Antoni Jungberg 

Cuba - Leonardo Piloto Gonzalez 

Czech Republic - Daniel Frohlich 

Australia - Scott Fletcher 


Italy - Arziom Cristofaro 

Iceland - Troy Michael Jonsson


Mr. Gay World Organization Inc. official website

Photo Source:

Missosology Portal

Friday, April 10, 2015

World Cities Nicknames and Labels

Here are some of the world's cities nicknames and labels:

Algiers, Algeria - Paris of North Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - means "New Flower"
Baghdad, Iraq - Most Romantic City of the Arabian Nights
Baltimore, Maryland, USA - First Catholic City in the US
Bangkok, Thailand - Venice of the East
Beijing, China - The Forbidden City, City of Cities
Benares, India - Holiest City of India
Berlin, Germany - Formerly divided city of Germany
Bruges, Belgium - City of Bridges
Budapest, Hungary - Minneapolis of Europe
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Largest City in Latin America
Damascus, Syria - Oldest City of the World
Geneva, Switzerland - Seat of International Conferences
Hammerfest, Norway - Northernmost Town in the World
Holyoake, Massachusetts, USA - Paper City of America
Java, Indonesia - The Garden Island
Jerusalem, Israel - Oldest Holy City of the World
Khartoum, Sudan - means "Elephant Trunk" 
Kethikan, Alaska, USA - World's Salmon City
Lima, Peru - City of the Kings
London, England - Third Largest City in the World (after New York and Tokyo)
Madrid, Spain - where Dr. Jose Rizal studied medicine
Mecca, Saudi Arabia - Holiest City of the Muslims
Mumbai, India - Largest City in India
New York City, USA - America's Greatest Seaport and Financial Center
Pagan, Myanmar - City of Four Million Elephants
Paris, France - City of Lights, famous for its Eiffel Tower, one of the tallest in Europe
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - City of Brotherly Love
Pisa, Italy - famous for its Leaning Tower
Prague, Czech Republic - City of Hundred Towers
Rome, Italy - Eternal City, City of Seven Hills
Tokyo, Japan - one of the most richest and thickly populated city in the world
Tronsoe, Norway - Capital of the Arctic
Vancouver, Canada - Canada's Gateway to the Pacific
Venice, Italy - famous for its gondolas, Queen of the Adriatic
Vienna, Austria - Queen of the Danube

Photo Source: 

Travel Destination,

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Iloilo Ang Banwa Ko

This is Iloilo province most popular folk song which is already anthemic to the people of the place. Written in Hiligaynon, the song evokes a sense of pride, loyalty and patriotism to the land where we born and grow up. Included here is the lyrics of the song in Hiligaynon with its English translation.

Iloilo Ang Banwa Ko Song featuring all the towns, festival, events and happenings in Iloilo 

Iloilo Ang Banwa Ko Reggae Version 

Iloilo Ang Banwa Ko performed by the University of the Philippines Madrigal Singers with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra


Iloilo ang banwa ko guinahingadlan
Matam-is nga pulong ang amon guinmat-an
Indi ko ikaw bulagan
Banwa kong nahamut-an
Ikaw ang guintunaan sang kalipayan

Ilonggo ako nga tunay
Nga nagapuyo sa higad sang baybay
Manami magkiay-kiay
Sa tagipusuon
Bug-os ang kalipay


My beloved hometown Iloilo
Sweet words which we grew up with
I will not leave you my dear hometown
You are the source of joy and happiness

I'm a true Ilonggo
That lives by the coast
Beautifully swaying hips
In my heart full of joy 

Video Courtesy of:

Youtube Channels:

Ulysses Loresto
MrAlmio's Channel
Bernardo Arellano III

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas Song Translation

The song is sung by Miss Sharon Cuneta, a local Philippine actress and was the official theme song of the 1986 movie of the same title. I love the song so deep, so enthralling that makes me sob and teary eyed. You can sing the song if you want. Here is the music of the song with the single cover of the song with Sharon Cuneta in the picture. Included also here is the English translation of the lyrics. It is the official theme song of the movie of the same title "Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas" which was released in 1986 starring Sharon Cuneta, Dina Bonnevie, Cherie Gil, Dindo Fernando, Tonton Gutierrez and the late Jay Ilagan among others. 

Sana'y Wala Nang Wakas
by Sharon Cuneta


Sana'y wala nang wakas
Kung pag-ibig ay wagas
Paglalambing sa iyong piling
Ay ligaya kong walang kahambing


Kung di malimot ng tadhana
Bigyang tuldok ang ating ligaya
Walang hanggan ay hahamakin
Pagka't walang katapusan kitang iibigin

Kahit na ilang tinik ay kaya kong tapakan
Kung iyan ang paraan upang landas mo'y masundan
Kahit ilang ulit ako'y iyong saktan
Hindi kita maaring iwanan
Kahit ilang awit ay aking aawitin
Hanggang ang himig ko'y maging himig mo na rin
Kahit ilang dagat ang dapat tawarin
Higit pa riyan ang aking gagawin

Sana'y wala nang wakas (sana'y wala nang wakas)
Kapag hapdi ay lumipas
Ang mahalaga ngayon ay pag-asa
Dala nang pag-ibig
Saksi buong daigdig (saksi buong daigdig)

Repeat II
Repeat Chorus

‘Di lamang pag-ibig ko
‘Di lamang ang buhay kong ibibigay
Sa ngalan nang pag-ibig mo
Higit pa riyan aking mahal, ang alay ko

English Translation

Wish it will never end
If love is pure
Tenderness by your side
Is my happiness without comparison

If not forgotten by destiny
Put a halt on our happiness
Infinity will be cursed
Because I will love you endlessly


I can step on the thorns no matter how many
If that's the way to follow your path
No matter how many times you hurt me
I cannot leave you
I can sing just how many songs
Until my melody is also yours
I can cross just how many ocean
I can do more than that


Wish it would never end
When the pain has passed
What is important now is hope
Brought by love
Witness by the whole world

Repeat II
Repeat Chorus


Not only my love
Not only my life to offer
In the name of your love
More than that my love, my dedication/offer

Monday, March 16, 2015

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Winners and Result

Visibly shaken in disbelief, 25-year old model and actress Pia Wurtzbach bested 33 other lovely hopefuls to bag the Miss Universe Philippines 2015 title. The Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental native competed at Binibining Pilipinas for three times before finally capturing the elusive Bb. Pilipinas Universe crown on her third attempt. She was a runner up in 2013 and a semifinalist last year. Other big winners include Palawan's Janicel Lubina winning Bb. Pilipinas International 2015, Camarines Sur's Christy Lynn McGary, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental 2015, Cebu's Rogelie Catacutan, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational 2015 and Pampanga's Ann Lorraine Colis, Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2015. 1st runner up is Albay's Hannah Ruth Sison a notch higher of her placement a year ago while 2nd runner-up is Marikina, Metro Manila's pride Kimverlyn Suiza. Here's the rest of the results:

Miss Universe Philippines 2015     -  Misamis Oriental - Bb. 10 Pia Wurtzbach

Binibining Pilipinas-International 2015 - Palawan - Bb. 11 Janicel Lubina

Binibining Pilipinas-Intercontinental 2015 - Camarines Sur - Bb. 19 Christi Lynn McGarry

Binibining Pilipinas-Supranational 2015 - Cebu - Bb. 25 Rogelie Catacutan

Binibining Pilipinas-Tourism 2015 - Pampanga - Bb. 24 Ann Lorraine Colis

1st Runner-Up - Albay - Bb. 28 Hannah Ruth Sison
2nd Runner-Up - Metro Manila - Bb. 8 Kimverlyn Suiza

Top 15    

    Albay -  Bb 14 Princess Joy Camu
    Metro Manila - Bb 17 Brenna Cassandra Gamboa
    Metro Manila  - Bb 34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
    Pampanga - Bb 09 Maolin Yalung
    Davao del Sur - Bb 21 Alaiza Flor Malinao
    Davao del Sur - Bb 23 Justine Beatrice Felizarta
    Rizal -  Bb 22 Anja-Vanessa Peter
    Benguet - Bb 12 Kylie Versoza

Special Awards

Congeniality - Davao del Sur - #6 Toni Alyessa Hipolito
Talent - Metro Manila - #34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
National Costume - Metro Manila -  #34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
Photogenic - Bulacan -  #5 Caneille Faith Santos
Swimsuit  - Palawan - #11 Janicel Lubina
Long Gown - Palawan - #11 Janicel Lubina

Sponsor's Awards

Philippine Airlines -  Benguet - #12 Kylie Verzosa
Manila Bulletin Readers Choice Award - Bulacan- #5 Caneille Faith Santos
She's so JAG Award - Metro Manila - #34 Teresita Ssen Marquez
Creamsilk     - Misamis Oriental -  #10 Pia Wurtzbach

Best in National Costumes Designers

Metro Manila - #34 - Teresita Ssen Marquez Designed by  Frederick Peralta


Cebu -  Bb.25 - Rogelie Catacutan Designed by Phillip Tampus

Camarines Norte -  Bb.27 - Ina Dominica Guerrero Designed by John Cliff Dimaala

Zamboanga del Sur - Bb.29 - Nancy Lee Leonard Designed by Edwin Uy

Misamis Oriental - Bb.10 - Pia Wurtzbach Designed by Albert Andrada

Photo Source: 

Binibining Pilipinas Inc.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Countries Of The World Nicknames And Labels

Here are the nicknames and labels of countries in the world:

Albania - smallest Balkan state
Algeria - largest nation in North Africa
Argentina -  meaning "silver", Land of the Gauchos and the Tango 

Australia - The Land Down Under, Land of the Southern Cross
Austria - Land of Beauty and Music
Belgium - country of the Belgians
Bhutan - Valley of the Thunder Dragons
Bolivia - Indian Republic
Brazil - giant of the Tropics, largest nation in Latin America
Cambodia - Land of the Khmers
Canada - Largest country in the Western Hemisphere
Chile - The Shoestring Republic
China - The Land of the Rising Dragon, Largest and most thickly populated country in the world
Czechoslovakia - later became separate independent countries, Czech Republic and Slovak Republic or Slovakia, Land of the Czechs and the Slovaks
Cuba - Pearl of the Antilles; largest and richest island in the Antilles, the only Communist nation in the western Hemisphere, the first Soviet satellite in the Americas
Denmark - Europe's oldest kingdom
Dominican Republic - Cradle of America
Ecuador - Republic on the Equator
Egypt - gift of the Nile
Ethiopia - oldest existing African monarchy
Finland - Land of a Thousand Lakes
France - world's center of art and culture
Greece - cradle of Western Civilization
Haiti - first Negro Republic
Hong Kong - Fragrant Harbor; Center of World Trade
Hungary - Land of the Plain
India - World's Largest Democracy; Second Most Thickly Populated Country of the World
Indonesia - World's Largest Archipelago, Land of Volcanoes
Iran - Ancient nation with a new name; known as Persia in the ancient civilization
Iraq - Cradle of Ancient Civilization; formerly known as Mesopotamia
Ireland - Emerald Isle
Israel - Republic of the Jews, melting pot of religions in the world
Italy - Land of Song and History
Japan - Land of the Rising Sun; Most Industrialized Country in Asia
Jordan - Desert Arab Kingdom
Kenya - Land of the Mau Mau, meaning "ostrich" 
Korea - Land of the Morning Calm
Kuwait - tiny Arab Kingdom, World's Second Largest Exporter of Oil
Laos - Land of a Million Elephants
Lebanon - Half-Christian, Half-Muslim Republic
Liberia - oldest African Republic
Madagascar - formerly known as Malagasy Republic, Africa's Malay nation, the only Catholic Republic in Africa
Malawi - Land of the Flaming Waters
Mauritania - Country of the Moors 
Mexico - the only Latin Republic in North America
Monaco - tourist paradise in the Mediterranean
Morocco - land further West
Myanmar - formerly known as Burma; Land of the Golden Pagodas, Rice Bowl of Asia
Namibia - new name for Southwest Africa 

Nepal - Land of the Living Museum, where Mt. Everest, world's highest mountain is found
Netherlands - also known as Holland meaning "low lands" , land of the windmills
New Zealand - Long Bright Land
Norway - Land of the Midnight Sun
Pakistan - Land of the Pure
Peru - Land of the Incas
Philippines - Pearl of the Orient, Seven Thousand Emeralds, Archipelago of St. Lazarus (former old name), First Malayan Republic
Poland - State with a Glorious Past
Portugal - World's first colonizing power
Puerto Rico - meaning "Rich Port", Commonwealth under the United States flag
Romania - richest nation in the Balkans
Russia (formerly USSR) - formerly World's mightiest communist power, land of the Powers
San Marino - oldest Republic in the World
Saudi Arabia - Cradle of Islam; Largest and Richest Kingdom in the Arabian peninsula
Sierra Leone - Mountain of the Lion 

Singapore - Island-City state; its name means Lion City
South Africa - country with the richest deposit of diamond and gold
Spain - champion of Catholicism
Sri Lanka - Island of Jewels
Sweden - Land of the Swedes
Switzerland - Playground of Europe; Europe's Highest Country
Syria - Muslim Arab Republic
Taiwan - formerly known as "Formosa" meaning beautiful, otherwise known as Nationalist China
Tanzania - new name for the combined countries of Tanganyika and Zanzibar
Thailand - Land of the Free (never been colonized by any western countries)
Tibet - The Roof of the World
Turkey - bridge between Asia and Europe
United Kingdom - mother of Democracy 
United States - Greatest Champion of the Free World, Richest and one of the most powerful nations of the world
Vatican City - Capital of the Catholic church,where the pope lives
Venezuela - meaning "Little Venice", World's second largest producer of oil
Yemen - The fortunate land
Yugoslavia - home of the southern Slavs, largest Balkan state, it is a country from 1943 - 1992 until it broke up into several countries of Croatia (1991), Slovenia (1991), Republic of Macedonia(1991), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992), Serbia and Montenegro (1992 - 2006), Serbia (2006), Montenegro (2006) and Kosovo (2008).
Zimbabwe - new name of Rhodesia

Other Places: 

Tanganyika - where the world's richest diamond mine is found
Zanzibar - Island of Golden Coves
Africa - Dark Continent, land of Contrast, World's second largest continent
Central America - land of Banana republic
South America - world's fourth largest continent
Greenland - World's largest island
Hawaii - Paradise of the Pacific, Surfing Mecca of the World, 50th state of US
Sikkim - Smallest Himalayan Kingdom, landlocked Indian state

Photo Source: 
The World Flag Blog,

Monday, March 9, 2015

Notable Filpino With Their Achievements

Melecio Figueroa 

Lope K. Santos

Melecio Figueroa -  engraver from Arevalo, Iloilo. First Filipino designer of Philippine coins.

Flavio Zaragoza Cano - poet from Cabatuan, Iloilo. Known as the "Prince of Visayan Poets," he was one of the three greatest Filipino poet in Spanish along with Fernando Maria Guerrero and Cecilio Apostol

Fernando Maramag - first Filipino poet in English to win awards and fame

Clemencia Joven - first short story writer in English

Zoilo M. Galang - first Filipino novelist in English

Carlos P. Romulo - first Filipino to win honors in English journalism

Marcelo de Gracia Concepcion - first Filipino poet in English to win recognition in American literary circles

Lope K. Santos - author of the first Tagalog novel "Banaag at Sikat"

Claro Caluya - prince of Iloko poet

Mena Crisologo - greatest Iloko dramatist

Leona Florentino - greatest Iloko poetess

Leon C. Pichay - Iloko Poet Laureate

Angel Magahum - greatest Visayan dramatist


Municipality of Cabatuan, Iloilo Official Website,

Photo Source:

La Villa Rica de Arevalo: Heritage and Greatness,

Rizal Provincial Government Official Website

Monday, March 2, 2015

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Final 15 Hot List

Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Finals will be on Sunday, March 15 while the Pre-Pageant Specials will be on March 8. Thirty-four (34) contestants will be competing for Binibining Pilipinas 2015 prestigious titles namely: Bb. Pilipinas Universe, Bb. Pilipinas International, Bb. Pilipinas Intercontinental, Bb. Pilipinas Supranational and Bb. Pilipinas Tourism with the latter I am not yet sure if they will retain the title or replace the franchise with an international contest with solid and stable reputation which they can be assured that it will take place. 

Taken from Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Official TV Commercial Plug, here's Watchful Eyes of a Silhouette Binibining Pilipinas 2015 Final 15 Hot List: 

Misamis Oriental 



Camarines Sur 

Metro Manila 

Metro Manila 

Zamboanga City 


Camarines Norte 

Metro Manila 


Rizal Province 

Davao del Sur 

Metro Manila 

Misamis Occidental


Binibining Pilipinas Official Youtube Channel

Monday, February 23, 2015

WVRAA Literary - Musical Contest

Literary Musical Contest has been a part of and the most anticipated event of the Western Visayas Regional Athletic Association (WVRAA) Meet since the early 1990s until 2014 when it was abolished in the meet due to the additional expenses incurred when the winners in the regional competition does not go on to represent Western Visayas region in the Palarong Pambansa (National Games) because no such event exists in the national level unlike the sporting events. It was added in the meet as part of the academic activities of the students practicing what they learn in their academic subjects enhancing or harnessing further their hidden talents and potentials. We hope that this literary-musical competition will be revived in the future. 

Meanwhile, here are some of the competition categories being contested normally in colleges or tertiary level but some are previously competed in the primary and secondary level, their guidelines and criteria for judging.

Lip Synchronization - College - Dream Girls - WVSU

Character Interpretation - College - WVSU 

WVRAA Literary-Musical Contest 2013 Folk Dance - Secondary - ANCHS

English Declamation

1. The piece must be in English. Contest piece must be of any topic suited for declamation: it can either be in poetry or in prose
      2.  Delivery must not be less than five (5) minutes nor more than seven (7) minutes.
      3. The contestant must be in appropriate attire based on his/her character in the piece
.     4. No other parts of the body must touch the floor, except the feet.

Criteria for judging:

Interpretation - 40%
- Expression
- Characterization

Delivery - 30%
- Pronunciation
- Stress and Accent
- Enunciation
- Fluency
- Mastery

Stage Presence - 20%
- Personality
- Poise

Suitability of the piece - 10%

TOTAL - 100%

Filipino Declamation

1. Ang piyesa ay kinakailangang bigkasin sa Filipino.
      2.  Ang pagbigkas ay hindi bababa sa limang (5) minuto at hindi hihigit sa pitong (7) minuto.
      3. Ang mga kalahok ay kinakailangang magsuot ng nararapat na kasuotan.
.     4. Walang ibang bahagi ng katawan ang dapat makalapat sa sahig maliban sa paa.

Pamantayan sa Paghatol:

Interpretasyon - 40%

Pagbigkas - 30%
-Pagbigay diin

Tikas o Personalidad - 20%

Kaangkupan ng Piyesa - 10%

KABUUAN - 100%

Declamation (Hiligaynon)
Guidelines o Giya:

1. Ang ‘pinikas’ ukon piyesa kinahanglan nga sa pulong nga Hiligaynon. Puede ini sa binalaybay ukon sa dinalayday (poetry or prose).
2. Ang pagpaalinton indi magkubos sa lima (5) ka minutos ukon magsobra sa pito (7) ka minutos.
3. Ang naga pasakup sa paindisindis dapat magasuksok sang nagakadapat nga biste.
4. Wala sing iban nga bahin sang lawas ang magatandog sa salog luwas lang sa tiil.

Talaksan sa paghukom:

Kasayuran - 40%
-Dagway sang nawong

Pagpamulongpulong - 30%
-Kabug-at kag kadagmit

Pagdala sang kaugalingon sa entablado - 20%

Ang pag angay sang pinikas ukon piyesa sa personalidad - 10%


Extemporaneous SpeakingGuidelines

1. The topics will be based on current events
      2.  The contestant is given three (3) minutes to prepare for his/her answer. Delivery must not exceed three (3) minutes.
      3. The timer will ring the bell thirty (30) seconds before the maximum time limit. The timer will again ring the bell twice to indicate that the contestant has consumed the time limit.  

Criteria for judging:
Content - 35%
-Worth of ideas
- Comprehensive treatment and updated issues

Facility of the English language - 25%
-Stress and accent

Delivery - 20%
-Expression and gestures
-Voice projection

Organization - 10%
-Logical presentation of ideas

Over-all impact - 10%
-Stage presence
-Audience appeal

TOTAL - 100%


1. The topic must be original and relevant to the theme.
2. The piece must be in English.
3. Delivery must not be less than three (3) minutes nor more than five (5) minutes.

Criteria for judging:

Delivery - 35%
-Voice Projection

Content - 30%
-Relevance to the theme
-Worth and logical presentation of ideas

Facility of English Language - 25%
-Stress and accent

Over-all impact - 10%
-Audience appeal
-Stage presence

TOTAL - 100%

Talumpati (Oration In Filipino)
Mga Alituntunin:

1. Ang piyesa ay kinakailangan sariling gawa o orihinal at nauugnay sa tema.
2. Ang pagbigkas ay hindi bababa sa tatlong (3) minuto at hindi hihigit sa limang (5) minuto.
3.  Bawal magsuot na may pagkakakilanlan ang mga kalahok gaya ng uniporme.

Pamantayan sa Paghatol:

Nilalaman - 30%
-Kaugnayan sa tema
-Kabuuan at kaayusan ng diwa

Paglalahad - 35%
-Akmang gamit ng mga salita

Tikas o Personalidad - 30%
-Kilos at gawi
-Tuwirang pakikipag-ugnay

Pangkalahatang impak - 5%

KABUUAN - 100%   

Binalaybay (Oration in Hiligaynon)
Guidelines o Giya:

1. Ang ‘pinikas’ ukon piyesa kinahanglan nga sa pulong nga Hiligaynon.
2. Ang topiko dapat nagakaangot sa tema.
3. Ang pagpaalinton indi magkubos sa tatlo (3) ka minutos kag indi magsobra sa lima (5) ka minutos.

Talaksan sa paghukom:

Pagpamulongpulong - 40%
-Kabug-at kag kadagmit

Unod sang piyesa - 30%
-Kaangutan sang piyesa sa tema
-Presentasyon sang mga ideya

Pagdala sang kaugalingon sa entablado - 20%

Ang pag angay sang pinikas ukon piyesa sa personalidad - 10%



1. The piece must be in English. Contest piece must be of any topic suited for storytelling.
2. Delivery must not be less than five (5) minutes nor more than seven (7) minutes.
3. The contestant is free to use the stage and must show rapport with the audience.
4. The use of book may not be necessary.
5. No other parts of the body must touch the floor, except the feet.

Criteria for judging:

Interpretation - 30%
-Mastery of the piece
-Stage Presence

Delivery - 30%
-Stress and Accent

Audience Impact and Rapport - 20%
Suitability of the piece - 20%
TOTAL - 100%

Character Interpretation

1. The contestant is free to choose any fictional character (e.g. literary character, movie character, etc.)
2. The piece must be delivered in English.
3. The contestant must be in appropriate costume based on his/her character in the piece.
4. Recorded sound effects or live music may be used.
5. Delivery must not be less than five (5) minutes nor more than seven (7) minutes.

Criteria for judging:

Interpretation - 40%

Delivery - 40%
-Stress and accent

Stage Presence - 10%

Suitability of the piece - 10%

TOTAL - 100%

Vocal Solo (Filipino Classical)

1. Contestants are free to choose any Filipino classical composition.
      2.  The lyrics must be in Filipino language.
      3. Accompaniment may be live or recorded (limited only to piano or audio CD).
.     4. The organizing committee will provide a piano (for live accompaniment).

Criteria for judging:

Tone - 40%
-Tone quality

Musicianship - 30%

Diction - 10%
-Clarity of sound, vowels and consonant

Piece - 10%
-Suitability to singer’s range

Stage Deportment - 10%
-Stage presence

TOTAL - 100%

Vocal Solo (Pop)

1. Each contestant is free to choose a composition suited to his/her voice range.
2. The song may be in Filipino or English
3. Only the use of accompaniment such as minus one and audio CD-recorded instruments is allowed.
4. Back-up singers in the minus one is allowed provided they do not sing louder than the soloist during the entire performance

Criteria for judging:

Tone - 30%
-Tone quality

Musicianship - 20%

Style - 20%
- Interpretation

Diction - 10%
-Clarity of sound, vowels and consonant

Piece - 10%
-Suitability to singer’s range

Stage Deportment - 10%
-Stage presence

TOTAL - 100%

Vocal Duet (Pop)

1. The pair is free to choose a pop song that best suits their voice range and style.
2. The song can be in Filipino or English.
3. Only the use of accompaniment such as minus one and audio CD-recorded instruments is allowed.
4. Contestants may be both male or female or a combination of a male and female.

Criteria for judging:

Blending - 30%

Tone - 25%
-Tone quality

Musicianship - 15%

Diction - 10%
- Clarity of sound, vowels and consonant

Piece - 10%
-Suitability to singer’s range

Stage Deportment -10%
-Stage presence

TOTAL - 100%

Lip Synchronization

1: The group is free to choose any piece.
2. The group must have a minimum of 10 members and a maximum of 25members.
3. Props may or may not be used.
4. Costume must be appropriate.
5. Performance (including the setting up of props and clearing of stage afterwards) must not be less than seven (7) minutes nor more than ten (10minutes.

 Criteria for judging:

Synchronization - 40%

Interpretation - 30%
-Choice of piece

Expression - 20%
-Facial gestures

Over-all impact - 10%
-Audience appeal

TOTAL - 100%

Song Writing Composition

1. Performance must not be less than five (5) minutes nor more than seven (7) minutes, including the setting up of instruments, introduction and finale.
2. The lyrics may be in English, Tagalog or Hiligaynon.
3. The composer, lyricist and interpreter are allowed but they must be students of the school, and must come from the same college/department.
4. All entries submitted must be original songs and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Songs may have multiple co-writers, but only one name should be designated on the entry form.
5. Participants may use recorded music (Audio CD) or sing in Chorale group. Live accompaniment is allowed, provided that the competing groups will supply their own instruments such as electric guitars, drums, keyboards, amplifiers, extension wires, etc.
6. The organizing committee will only provide four (4) microphones
7. Performance may be done in solo, pair, or group, not exceeding eight (8) members.
8. Five music sheets with the lyrics are required for submission

Criteria for judging:

Harmony - 30%
-Appeal of melody

Lyrics - 30%
-Arrangement of the words and ideas within the composition

Over-all impact - 40%
-Music treatment

TOTAL - 100%

Theatrical Modern Dance 

1. The piece must be original and related to the theme.
2. The group must have a minimum of 15 members and a maximum of 25 members.
3. The group may be all males, all females, or combination of both.
4. Performance (including the setting up of props and clearing of stage afterwards) must not be less than seven (7) minutes nor more than ten (10) minutes.

Criteria for judging:

Interpretation - 35%
-Creativity, clarity and originality
-Substance of storyline

Choreography - 30%
-Poise and grace

Performance and intricacy of dance steps - 20%

Over-all impact - 15%
-Audience appeal

TOTAL - 100%

Philippine Folk Dance

1. The dance must be taken from a published Philippine Folk Dances authored by Francisca Reyes Aquino and Libertad V. Fajardo or any researched dances enumerated below approved by the Cultural Center of the Philippines or Philippine Folk Dance Society. The following are the specific titles of books:
a. Philippine Folk Dances from Pangasinan Volume I by Jovita Sison Triese.
b. Ilonggo Folk Dances by Petronila Suarez.
c. Philippine National Dances by F. Reyes/Tolentino.
d .Handumanan - Capiz Folk Dances by Jose B. Balcena.
e. Sayaw - Dances of the Philippine Islands Volume I to V – Philippine Folk Dance Society.

2. In dances where the author does not specify or describe the entrance and/or exit steps, the trainer may create such. However, entrance steps must not be longer than the dance itself.
3. The group shall be composed of exactly eight (8) members. The members could either be all males, all females, or a combination of both.
4. Live accompaniment is not allowed. The dance should be accompanied by an Audio CD.
5. The literature (5 copies) of the dance with the CD must be submitted
Criteria for judging:
Skill and mastery of performance - 20%
Stage projection, grace and poise - 20%
Precision - 20%
Interpretation - 30%
Authenticity of Costume and Music - 10%

TOTAL - 100%