Parol-Making Contest: It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas…
[Posted: Dec 08, 2009, Tacloban City]
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I never saw it happening this fast. I meant too soon.
It was just like the start of the “ber” months and as early as in October TV networks were noticeably going the extra mile with choral groups dishing out Christmas songs already in their morning shows.
And now, it’s beginning to look a tad like Christmas. Whew, as the kids say, we are “all in denial.”
Saturday, December 5, 2009 found us at Robinson’s Place Tacloban where Ms. Ludette was made chairperson of the board of judges of a Parol-Making Contest.
Spearheaded by Tacloban City Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez, the contest had eight finalists from a number of entries submitted by participants limited to residents of Tacloban City. The parols (Christmas lanterns) were intricately designed using local, indigenous materials which the contest guidelines highly encouraged. Impressive.
Here’s the scene at the new mall in Tacloban City last Saturday…
Photo above, the eight finalist lanterns are displayed before the panel of judges.
Above, 3rd Place (P2,000 prize): Entry by Ricky Partoza
2nd Place (P4,000 prize): Ronnel Peñaranda of Brgy. 103 – Palanog, Tacloban City
1st Place (P6,000 prize): Evelyn Galanza of Brgy. 35-A, Pampango, Tacloban City
Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez
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