Wednesday, December 13, 2017


LEGAZPI CITY (Dec. 13) – Ligao makes its mark again on the Biggest Traditionally Colorful Yuletide Singing and Dancing Competition.

Sunflower Pastores of Ligao separated itself from the rest of the contingents Tuesday,
getting a sweep of the major and special prizes as it took home its Grand Champion title in the exciting "Bicol Pastores 2017” at the Ibalong Centrum for Recreation, Barangay Bitano, here.
Dancing to the tune of  “Pastores A Belen” and a generous dose of Christmas cheer, Sunflower Pastores proved their talent and won the two Special Prize respectively; Best in Street Dance and Best in Costume and netted the total cash prize of P120K (P100K for Grand Champion, P10K for Best in Street Dance & P10K for Best in Costume.

Other winners for Bicol Pastores 2017 are: 1st Runner-up “Pilar Parau Pastores of Pilar, Sorsogon –P75K; and 2nd Runner-up “Sarung Banggi Dance Troupe” of Sto. Domingo, Albay- P50K. For the special prizes here are the winners Best in Street Dance:  1st Runner-up “Pilar Parau Pastores” of Sorsogon-P8K and 2nd Runner-up “Sarung Banggi Dance Troupe”- P5K. Best in Costume: 1st Runner-up “ Sarung Banggi Dance Troupe”- P8K; and 2nd Runner-Up “Tobog Pastores” of Oas, Albay – P5K.

Mayor Noel Rosal declared  Ibalong Centrum for Recreation  the home of Bicol Pastores to add more fun and adventure in the city. Meanwhile earlier than this, DOT5 Regional Dir. Benjamin Santiago told DZGB News that he will bring Bicol Pastores to Manila to showcase the musical re-enactment of the nativity story.

Bicol Pastores is a unique preservation of the Bicolanos’culture and heritage during the yuletide season. An original project of DZGB-am in the late 1960’s. In the 80”s the Department of Tourism Regional Office 5 joined efforts with DZGB-am to make the activity an annual and traditional Christmas activity. In his message PBN Broadcasting Network’s Executive Vice-President and concurrent DZGB-AM Station Manager Glenn J. Barcelon said that next year, the Bicol Pastores will be bigger and more exciting in time for the 60th year anniversary of DZGB, the Always No. 1 Radio station in the province of Albay. (Mar de la Cruz)


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