An­ge­les per­form­ing arts group wins back-to-back Sinuk­wan Fes­ti­val plum

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AN­GE­LES CITY – The An­ge­les City Na­tional Trade School (ACNTS) emerged as the over­all cham­pion of Sinuk­wan Fes­ti­val 2018 Free In­ter­pre­ta­tive Dance and Street Dance Com­pe­ti­tion held re­cently at Robin­sons Starmills Pam­panga.

ACNTS bested nine con­tin­gents from dif­fer­ent cities, mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties and schools from all over Pam­panga un­der the Level 2 cat­e­gory.

The del­e­ga­tion’s award­win­ning dance per­for- mance was con­cep­tu­al­ized by An­geleño chore­og­ra­pher Ray­mond Mangilit. The six-minute pro­duc­tion tack­les about the An­geleño faith and re­li­gios­ity to Our Lady of La Naval de An­ge­les, and the pa­rade of An­ge­les Her­itage Lanterns dur­ing “Lube­nas ning Pasku” which is held here ev­ery De­cem­ber in An­ge­les City.

For this en­try, the ACNTS del­e­ga­tion won the best in cos­tume award, best in head dress, best in free in­ter­pre­ta­tive dance, and sec­ond place for the street dance cat­e­gory.

Mean­while, per­form­ers clad in color­ful cos­tumes filled the streets of the cap­i­tal city of San Fer­nando as each par­tic­i­pant per­formed their in­ter­pre­ta­tion of this year’s fes­ti­val theme: “Malasakit king Kul­tura, Kasig­u­rad­uan ning Pa­mana.”

Aside from ACNTS, the “Salakot Fes­ti­val” of Gueco Bal­ibago El­e­men­tary School, Holy An­gel Univer­sity, Cut­cut El­e­men­tary School, and the An­ge­les City Na­tional High School also par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion with dance en­tries that are re­flec­tive of the An­geleño iden­tity.

For his part, Mayor Edgardo Pam­intuan took pride for this achieve­ment The So­cial Se­cu­rity Sys­tem (SSS) and the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) on Thurs­day strength­ened their part­ner­ship as both in­sti­tu­tions signed a Mem­o­ran­dum of Agree­ment that will pro­vide so­cial pro­tec­tion to the pri­vate sec­tor while also pro­mot­ing a peace­ful and safe en­vi­ron­ment.

SSS Pres­i­dent and Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer Em­manuel F. Dooc and PNP Chief Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Os­car D. Al­bay­alde, rep­re­sented by Po­lice Di­rec­tor Ed­uardo Ser­a­pio M. Garado, led the sign­ing of the MOA which aimed to es­tab­lish a frame­work that will strengthen the en­force­ment of and ex­tend so­cial pro­tec­tion to the work­ing class. It also aims to share sig­nif­i­cant re­sources that will equip PNP and SSS to at­tain its re­spec­tive man­dates.

“Both SSS and PNP com­mit to pro­vide pro­tec­tion, par­tic­u­larly so­cial and se­cu­rity, to our mem­bers. That's why we are glad to have en­tered into an agree­ment with PNP as they will help main­tain peace and or­der while we re­in­force the So­cial Se­cu­rity law, es­pe­cially as we con­tinue to im­ple­ment our ag­gres­sive col­lec­tion ef­forts like the Run Af­ter Con­tri­bu­tion Evaders (RACE) cam­paign, Op­er­a­tion Tokhang-SSS Style and soon for the serv­ing of the War­rant of Dis­traint, Levy, and Gar­nish­ment (WDLG),” Dooc said.

The MOA for­mal­izes the co­or­di­na­tion of SSS with the PNP re­gard­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, in­clud­ing serv­ing of law­ful Or­ders and ex­e­cu­tion of all war­rants that would re­quire the po­lice as­sis­tance and pro­tec­tion to SSS rep­re­sen­ta­tives.

“There is no slow­ing down for SSS in go­ing af­ter erring em­ploy­ers to en­sure that our mem­bers' right to

Chris Navarro

VALUE OF ED­U­CA­TION. Pam­panga First Dis­trict Con­gress­man Carmelo 'Jon' Lazatin II stresses the value of ed­u­ca­tion be­ing pro­vided by the na­tional gov­ern­ment to ben­e­fi­cia­ries un­der the 'Tu­long Dunong' pro­gram of CHEd and his of­fice dur­ing the re­cent MOA sign­ing at the solon's dis­trict of­fice in An­ge­les City. -

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