ISU-Ilagan’s Rhythmic Society Chorale, Abbayao Pangkat Mananayaw Join Host Region in Welcoming Delegates to the 2020 National Festival Of Talents (NFOT)

[ March 12, 2020 ]

ISU-Ilagan Rhythmic Society Chorale, the choir that has won several awards for the Campus, along with chorale groups from the City Government of Ilagan and the Department of Education performed during the opening ceremonies of the NFOT.

The three chorale groups which comprise the City of Ilagan Community Chorale sang the Philippine National Anthem, Himig ng Rehiyon Dalawa and Sulong Na, Sulong Pa Ilagan Hymn.

Held at the Ilagan Sports Complex on March 10, the opening program was attended by less than three thousand delegates from 17 regions in the country.

Meanwhile, Abbayao Pangkat Mananayaw, a popular dance troupe of ISU Ilagan performed some dance numbers at ISAT Cabannungan Annex on March 9 as part of the welcome program organized by the school for delegates from the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) who were billeted there.

ISU Ilagan Rhythmic Society Chorale is managed by Maestro Regin S. Sambu, Choir Master while the Abbayao Pangkat Mananayaw is directed by Mr. Benito E. Candelaria, Jr., the Campus Socio-Cultural Coordinator.

Both chorale group and dance troupe are under the supervision of Mr. Philip Rasdas, Director for Sports and Socio-Cultural.

What is NFOT?

The NFOT is a national activity of the Department of Education (DepEd) which aims to provide opportunity for learners in public and private elementary and secondary schools as well as learners from the Alternative Learning System (ALS) to showcase their talents and skills through exhibition of their products, services and performances.

Moreover, it aims to provide opportunity for the participants to explore the culture of the host region.

[ By: Romel R. Costales, Ph.D. ]

[ Photo Courtesy: DepEd Philippines, Mr. Ian S. Cagayan and other concerned individuals ]