The provincial government invites all Pangasinenses with exceptional talent in singing to join this year’s Takayan na Dayew (Vocal Solo competition) on April 30 at the Capitol beachfront here.
Janette Asis, OIC of the Human Resources Management Office and in-charge of the activity, said that the screening of contestants has started yesterday, April 21 until April 23 in three different venues from 9 o’clock in the morning up to 5 o’clock in the afternoon.
Asis said that the first screening date is held at the Provincial Agriculture Field Station in Brgy. Lucap, Alaminos City and the preceding venues will be at the SM City in Rosales town on April 22 to give chance to those residing at the Eastern part of the province and at Kalantiao Building, Capitol Compound on April 23 for Pangasinenses coming from the central part.
Contestants are advised to bring their own minus one CD during the audition and must perform their best piece which will serve as their contest piece in the said competition.
Requirements are as follows: registration form (available at the three audition sites), certified true copy of birth certificate, certification from their Barangay Captain attesting their three months residency in their community, and 2 pieces of 2x2 pictures.
The vocal solo competition has three categories that include the Ugogaw (children aged 6 to12 years old), Balulaki tan Mamarikit (13 to 22 years old), and Matatakken (45 to 60 years old).
Winners for the Ugogaw category will receive the following cash prizes: P15,000 for the champion, P10,000 for 1st runner up, P7,000 for 2nd runner up.
The champion for the Babalulaki tan Mamarikit category will take home a cash prize of P20,000; P15,000 for the 1st runner up and P10,000 for the 2nd runner up.
For the Matatakken category, a cash prize of P25,000 awaits the champion, P20,000 for the 1st runner up, and P15,000 for the 2nd runner up.
Non-winners for all categories will receive a consolation prize of P3,000 each. Each category will consists of five finalists.
The Takayan na Dayew is one of the highlights of the annual Pista’y Dayat celebration conceptualized by the present administration. (PIO/Ruby R. Bernardino)