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