May 20, 2024

The performance of a woman’s association in Mankayan topped the community-based online dance contest in Benguet.
The entry of the Poblacion Women’s Association was the winner in the recently concluded “Sayaw-Galaw para sa Healthy Pilipinas: Barangay Zumba” dance contest by the Benguet Provincial Health Office in partnership with the Provincial Department of Health Office (PDOHO).
The entry of Mankayan garnered 88.33 percent and received P8,000 cash, a plaque, a speaker with trolley, and certificates during awarding ceremonies at the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist in Wangal, La Trinidad recently.
The municipality of Itogon with an average score of 83.22 percent was second place with P5,000 cash, a plaque, and certificates.
The municipality of Atok landed in third place with a score of 82.18 percent and cash prize of P3,000, a plaque, and certificates.
Non-winning entries received consolation prizes of P1,000 each and certificates.
The Benguet PHO and the PDOHO launched the community-based and the social media platform-based competition in February in time for the Heart Month celebration to encourage communities to engage in physical activities and regular exercises.
The contest showcased the talents of the community members in encouraging healthy lifestyle through a video production and which were popularized and judged through social media.
Video entries of the winners and the other participants are still being promoted through the social media pages of the different municipalities. – Redjie M. Cawis