By: Edipolo A. Mosquito, Jr.
Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator


             On January 2, 2010 – a New Year presentation hosted by the Local Government Unit of Alegria through the joint effort of other sponsors- made the “Enkwentro 2010”, an invitational Battle of the Band successful and full of entertainment to the viewing public. This event was held at Alegria Community Stage attended by hundreds of Alegriahanons and spectators from nearby places. Participants to the competition were coming from Tacloban City with their And Many More Band; The Drumstick Band of Kitcharao, Agusan del Norte; The Call of Duty Band of LGU Alegria, Surigao del Norte while the invited Casili Band from LGU Mainit, Surigao del Norte and Sison Band of LGU Sison, Surigao del Norte did not make it.

            Of the three (3) bands who presented their talents in the said competition, The Board of Judges chosen the Tacloban City band delegation as the best performer who received the cash prize of P5,000.00 courtesy of Dr. Uldarico S. Uriarte, Jr. and company of Barangay Julio Ouano, Alegria, Surigao del Norte as the main donors. While supporting performers were also extended the cash prize of P3,000.00 in favor to Call of Duty Band of LGU Alegria and another cash prize of P2,000.00 was awarded to Drumstick Band of LGU Kitcharao from Mayor Dominador G. Esma, Jr. in recognition of their participation and support to the success of this event.

            Mayor Esma during his opening message conveyed his heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the sponsors and of the strong support displayed by concerned individuals. He made mentioned of the few personalities like Dr. Uldarico S. Uriarte, Jr., Mr. Lee Benemerito and to the Board of Judges chaired by Engr. Mark Campado that facilitated the event effectively.

            The competition ended with no untoward incident and the weather also joined in this big event wherein not a single droplet of rain ever felt by the audience. Thanks to the Almighty God……

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