BONTOC, Mountain Province – The winners of the Reel-siliency Contest and Mobile Photography Contest were awarded on July 31 during the regular Monday flag raising ceremony at the Bontoc Municipal Capitol.The activity was initiated by the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) in collaboration with the Office of the Municipal Mayor-Information Unit.
The Reel-siliency Contest invited local video-making enthusiasts to showcase their skills in creating immersive digital storytelling. Participants were challenged to craft captivating narratives that reflected the theme of the National Disaster Resilience Month 2023 which is “BIDAng Pilipino: Building a stronger Filipino well-being towards disaster resilience.”Klipperson Africano emerged as the winner, impressing the judges with his entry titled “Road work ahead: Building resilience towards landslides” and with P8,000 prize.
The second place winner with P7,000 prize was Alwin Hans Tomas while the third spot was claimed by Earl Maverick Ola with a P5,000 prize.The competition also featured a People’s Choice Award, where the public had the chance to vote for their favorite entry. Charies Bayden’s entry, “If we always helped one another, no one would need luck,” received the award with P1,500 as prize. Meanwhile, the Mobile Photography Contest focused on the art of capturing resiliency using mobile phones. With the rise of social media and mobile technology, the contest sought to recognize the potential of every individual to become a storyteller through a single photograph.The first prize was awarded to Glaydelinne Morareng with her entry, “Challenge us young generation to be disaster prepared,” with P5,000 as prize. Kashi Wangdali emerged as second with a prize of P4,000 while the third place winner with P3,000 prize was Genalyn Camajen, who also emerged as the winner of the People’s Choice Award with P1,000 prize.The judges were Bendahara Beau Macliing and Dennis Brayl Likigan from the Provincial Information Office and Clienteast Van Totanes from the Philippine Information AgencyMountain Province. – Christy Mae F. Che-es-Pangesfan