Contributed by Rosauro de Guzman, Office of the Vice Governor-Bataan
BALANGA CITY, Bataan – Representing the Province of Bataan, the Bataan Peninsula State University Singers bagged the Championship Award in the recently concluded 9th FIESTA REPUBLICA: Timpalak Awit Makabayan National Choral Competition held at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center, Malolos, Bulacan last January 22.
The group garnered a total score of 94.3% beating 8 other participating choirs. The 9th FIESTA REPUBLICA: Timpalak Awit Makabayan National Choral Competition is part of a week-long festival in the Province of Bulacan from January 17-23 featuring various cultural events culminating in a commemorative rite of the Araw ng Republikang Filipino and in cooperation with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines(NHCP), National Commission for Culture and the Arts(NCCA), Department of Education (DepEd), and the Department of Tourism (DOT).
The festival aims to promote Filipino history and to arouse the consciousness of the Filipino people on the significance of the founding of the First Philippine Republic (a.k.a Malolos Republic) on the 23rd of January in 1899 at Barasoain Church, as the first democratic government in the whole continent of Asia and Africa. CONGRATULATIONS Bataeños!