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Glan Centennial Online Photography Contest

In line with the 100th founding anniversary of the Municipality of Glan in the Province of Sarangani, the Department of Tourism Regional Office 12 (DOT-12) is holding another online photography competition. This is for all photography enthusiasts who will be attending the various activities during the Glan Centennialv celebration set from September 24- October 8, 2014.

Visit Glan on the said dates, capture the celebration and win prizes. Checkout the mechanics below.

GLAN CENTENNIAL ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST
CONTEST MECHANICS

CATEGORIES
Category 1: Street Dancing
  • Colorful takes on the two street dancing competitions on October 7 covering the local competititon (Lubi-Lubi sa Glan) and open competition on October 8 (Sangandaan sa Glan).
Category 2: Glan at 100/ Sidelights
  • Exciting events and human interest such as photographs taken during the span of the Glan Centennial celebration happening around the calendar of events from September 24- October 8, 2014. 
WHO CAN JOIN
  • The photo competition is open to all amateur or professional photographers, 18 years old and above.
REGISTER TO JOIN
SUBMISSION OF ENTRIES
1.SUBMIT ONLY YOUR BEST SHOTS. Each participant is allowed to submit a maximum of three (3) photo entries in each category.
2. Entries to be submitted should be in FULL COLOR. Photos in Black and White or in Sepia are not allowed.
3. IMPORTANT. Participant should provide the following information together with his/her entry.
  • Category:
  • Title:
  • Date Taken:
  • A description of not more than 100 words:
  • Name of the Participant:
  • Address and Contact Number: (will not be published) 
4. Nudity, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, gruesome, and violent photos are automatically disqualified.
5. Photos should not include watermarks, frames, or other markings on the photo, such as the date and time of the entry.
6. All entries must be the original work and owned by the participant and must not have been used or published in any media or posted online for whatever purpose.
7. Submission should be at the highest possible resolution and quality or atleast 1,600 pixels at one side. Acceptable formats will be jpg or png files.
8. All entries must be submitted through email -- nanardxz@gmail.com not later than 12 MN of October 12, 2014.
9. The organizer reserves the right to cancel the contest in the event that an insufficient number of entries of suitable quality are submitted.
10. All submitted entries, winning or non-winning, shall become property of the Department of Tourism XII and maybe published or used for promotional purposes by the organizer and DOT-12 with due acknowledgement of the original owner.

JUDGING
1. All entries will be uploaded at “The 12th Paradise in Region 12, Philippines” Facebook page on October 15, 2014.
2. Online voting (Facebook Likes) for the “Most Popular Photo” Award will start immediately on October 15 until midnight of October 20, 2014.
3. All qualified entries shall be judged based on the following criteria:
  • Creativity and originality 30%
  • Photographic quality 30%
  • Relevance to the theme 40%
4. The decision of the board of judges is final and not appealable. 

PRIZES
The following are the prizes at stake (per category)
  • First Prize - P5,000.00 and certificate
  • Second Prize - P3,000.00 and certificate
  • Third Prize - P2,000.00 and certificate
  • Fourth Prize – P1,000.00 and certificate
  • Fifth Prize - P1,000.00 and certificate
One (1) winner of:
  • Most Popular Photo – P3,000.00 and certificate
ANNOUNCEMENT OF WINNERS
Winners will be announced online on October 23, 2014.

Cotabato pride Jhong Madaliday sings "Here I Am" on Its Showtime

Here's another viral video of Jhong Madaliday also known as "Pinoy Air Supply" performing his own version of  "Here I Am" by Air Supply during the weekly finals of "PinaSikat" segment of ABS-CBN's noontime show It's Showtime.

Jhong Madaliday together with his friends King and Samir are from Kabacan, Cotabato Province. The boys became famous online with their video on Youtube that became viral. The video featured their cover of another Air Supply hit song "Having You Near Me".

Enjoy Jhong Madaliday's "Here I Am" version below.
video

Jhong Madaliday's "Having You Near Me" video reaches over 1 million views

The trio from North Cotabato composed of  Jhong Madaliday who is now known as "Pinoy Air Supply" with his friends Samir and King are the latest internet sensations!

In fact, the video of their performance during the "PINASikat" segment of ABS-CBN's noontime show "It's Showtime" on September 9 has already exceeded one million views.

On the video, Jhong Madaliday once again performed his version of  the hit “Having You Near Me” by Air Supply while his friends Samir and King served as instrumentalists accompanying him. Their performance resulted in a standing ovation by the studio audiences and earned them the admiration and praises of televiewers and netizens.

Enjoy the video below.

Jhong, Samir and King are high-school students from the town Kabacan in North Cotabato and they called their group as "Three Friendly". The trio became famous online when they uploaded a video on Youtube featuring their own rendition of the Air Supply hit song, “Having You Near Me,” which became viral.

Prior to their appearance as contestants in the "PINASikat" segment of  "It's Showtime", the boys already guested on morning show "Unang Hirit" and was featured on Kapuso Mo, Jessica Soho of GMA Network.

David Blaine visits GenSan, Manny Pacquiao

David Blaine, the popular American illusionist and magician arrived in General Santos City yesterday, September 13, 2014.

Reports of his visit in Gensan circulated the internet and got the attention of netizens in and outside the city. According to reports, Blaine's visit in Gensan was only to see Manny Pacquiao because he's a huge fan of the world boxing icon.

On Instagram, Manny Pacquiao posted photos of him with David Blaine, and another photo with his wife Jinkee with the popular illusionist who is known for his card tricks and death defying stunts.

Reports also said that David Blaine performed some of his card tricks right in front of Manny and Jinkee Pacquiao and both were left with amazement. The magician also ate balut and durian after the world boxing champion challenged him to do so.
Screenshot of Manny Pacquiao's post on Instagram

Mutya ng Mindanao 2014 winners

This year's Mutya ng Mindanao has been announced!

Congratulations to Christine Juaton of Zamboanga City for winning the title of Mutya ng Mindanao 2014. She bested 17 other candidates from all over Mindanao.

The coronation was held at Greenleaf Hotel in General Santos City. Below is the list of Mutya ng Mindanao 2014 winners.
Mutya ng Mindanao 2014 winners. Photo from Facebook.
Mutya ng Mindanao 2014
Christine Juaton
Zamboanga City

1st Runner-up
Arianne Shane Buenviaje
Mati City/ Davao Oriental

2nd Runner-up
Maria Theresa Tan
Davao City

3rd Runner-up
Fecel Mae Salandanan
Kidapawan City

4th Runner-up
Yvonne Napao
Lamitan City, Basilan

Gensan's Guinness World Record attempt for largest fish display


As part of the Tuna Festival celebration, General Santos City or Gensan attempted to set a new Guinness World record for the largest fish display on Thursday, September 11, 2014.

According to reports, around 33,610 kilograms or 33.61 metric tons of fresh tuna catch were gathered, weighed and displayed in just about 15 minutes. The figure surpassed the record of 2,271.7 kg of seafood set by Schmidt Zeevis in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2011. The Guinness World Record attempt was held at General Santos Fish Fort Complex and particpated by hundreds of fish port workers.
The figure also proved that Gensan is still the "Tuna Capital of the Philippines"
Although there was no adjudicator from Guinness present during the attempt, the entire activity was well documented and recorded. Organizers said that documentations and records will be immediately submitted to Guinness World Records office in London for confirmation. Result of the attempt is expected to be out in a week.

CityMall Cotabato City to rise soon


A CityMall will soon be constructed in Cotabato City. This was according to a disclosure released by DoubleDragon Properties, a company owned by Jollibee Foods owner Tony Tan Caktiong and Mang Inasal founder Edgar "Injap" Sia II.

DoubleDragon's subsidiary CityMall Commercial Centers Inc. (CMCCI) has already acquired the 1.5 hectare lot where the soon to rise CityMall Cotabato City will be constructed.

The property is located along Gov. Gutierrez Ave. in Brgy. Rosary Heights VII and is few meters away from the New Cotabato City Hall which is also known as the "People's Palace". The project site is also near the Cotabato Regional Medical Center, Notre Dame Hospital and ARMM Regional Office Complex.

DoubleDragon in its disclosure said that the construction of CityMall Cotabato City will "provide substantial additional decent employment to the local workforce of the city."


PMA Entrance Exam Results 2014 | Philippine Military Academy

The Philippine Military Academy has finally released the 2014 PMA Entrance Exam (PMAEE) results.

According to the PMA official website, out of 12,014 individuals who took the 2014 PMA Entrance Exam conducted last August 3 in 37 testing centers nationwide, only 1,189 examinees successfully passed the examination. The passers which will continue to the next phase of the selection process are composed of 827 males and 362 females.

The Top 10 passers are the following:
  1. John Paul Baetiong of Caloocan City
  2. Alenn Gabriel Macapagal of Cainta, Rizal
  3. Joylene Bacani of Baguio City
  4. Jeo Cacal of Puerto Pricensa City
  5. Julis Caesar Librada of Baguio City
  6. Michael James Daligdig of CAlamba, Misamis Occidental
  7. Lyster Rey Cabardo of Iligan City
  8. Aleana Cecilia Bantolo of Caloocan City
  9. Justine Cyle Mapalo of Quezon City
  10. Kernell Ortega of Socorro, Oriental Mindoro
Complete List of Philippine Military Academy Entrance Exam (PMAEE) 2014 Passers

LIST OF SUCCESSFUL PASSERS OF THE PMA ENTRANCE EXAMINATION CY 2014 1191

Join Igpat Sang Kamera 2014 Photography Contest

To add more fun and excitement to the upcoming Talakudong Festival 2014 celebration in Tacurong City, the Department of Tourism Regional Office-12 (DOT-12) is sponsoring this year's Igpat sang Kamera, an annual photography competition organized by LGU-Tacurong City. Check out the mechanics below:

Categories
Wonders of Tacurong: Participants must submit 3 photos (maximum) in this category. They may choose among, but not limited to: Baras Bird Sanctuary, NFA Silo, Tacurong City Hall, Tacurong sunset, ricefields, palm oil plantations, kalakat industry, and Monte Vicenteau. Photos must be taken from August 18-September 9, 2014. Deadline of submission of entries for this category is on September 9, 2014 (5PM).

1st Prize: P5,000 + certificate
2nd Prize: P3,000 + certificate
3rd Prize: P2,000 + certificate
Most popular photo: P2,000

Most Popular Photo will be awarded to the photo with the most number of ‘likes’ on Facebook. To be able to like the Igpat photo entries, Facebook users must first like LGU-Tacurong City’s official Facebook fanpage (www.facebook.com/lgutacurongcity)

Talakudong Festival: Participants must submit 3 photos (maximum) for this category. Photos must be taken during the Talakudong Festival activities (September 11-18). Deadline of submission of entries for this category is on September 20, 2014 (5PM).

1st Prize: P5,000 + certificate
2nd Prize: P3,000 + certificate
3rd Prize: P2,000 + certificate
Most popular photo: P2,000

Most Popular Photo will be awarded to the photo with the most number of ‘likes’ on Facebook. To be able to like the Igpat photo entries, Facebook users must first like LGU-Tacurong City’s official Facebook fanpage (www.facebook.com/lgutacurongcity)

Mechanics
  •  This contest is open to the public (residents and non-residents of Tacurong City).
  • Amateur and professional photographers may join.
  • Joining the contest is FREE (no fees will be collected).
  • Participants are required to print their own photos in any photo printing shop that they prefer.
  • Entries should be in 8” x 12”, in color prints, unmounted and taken in digital format.
  • A participant may only submit 3 photos (maximum) in each category.
  • Entries to be submitted should be in FULL COLOR. Photos in Black and White or in Sepia are not allowed.
  • Nudity, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, gruesome, and violent photos are automatically disqualified.
  • Only basic enhancements like cropping, resizing, and minor adjustments in brightness and contrast will be allowed.
  • Photos should not include watermarks, frames, or other markings on the photo, such as the date and time of the entry.
  • Each photo to be submitted MUST HAVE a corresponding “PHOTO TITLE” and “PHOTO CAPTION” which will be written on the official entry form.
  •  All entries must be the original work and owned by the participant and must not have been used or published in any media or posted online for whatever purpose.
  • All entries will be uploaded to the Talakudong Festival 2014 official Facebook Page.
  • The photo with the most number of likes on Facebook within a specified period of time will win the Most Popular Photo award. One photo from each category will be chosen for this award.
  • A photo exhibit featuring the Wonders of Tacurong entries will open on September 11, 2014. Entries for the Talakudong Festival category will be exhibited on September 22. Judges will choose the top 3 photos in each category.
  • The organizer reserves the right to cancel the contest in the event that an insufficient number of entries of suitable quality are submitted.
  • All submitted entries, winning or non-winning, shall become property of LGU-Tacurong City and Department of Tourism XII; and maybe published or used for promotional purposes with due acknowledgement of the original owner.

Talakudong Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities | Tacurong City

Few days left before the City of Tacurong dubbed as the "City of Goodwill" celebrates Talakudong Festival 2014.

Preparations for different activities of  Talakadung Festival 2014 which will also commemorate the 14th founding anniversary of Tacurong City are on going. The week-long annual celebration will officially begin on September 11 and will run until the 18th. This year's theme is "Talakudong, Ipakita ang imu Katahum".
Talakudong Festival 2014 Schedule of Activities

September 11
Misa Pasalamat
6 AM, City Hall Grounds

Festival Opening Ceremony
7:30 AM, City Hall Grounds

Headgear Parade
8 AM, Around Tacurong City

September 12
Dog's Day
6 AM, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

Kantahan ng Kabataan
3 PM, City Hall Grounds

September 13
Sikad sa Talakudong (Bicycle Tour)
4 AM, Around Tacurong City

Scooter Motocross
8 AM, Batching Plant near TCI Public Terminal

September 14
Talakudong Half-Marathon
4 AM, City Hall Grounds

Munting Mutya ng Lungsod ng Tacurong
6 PM, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

September 15
Panami-ay (Painting Contest & Salakot Decorating Contest)
9 AM, Old Municipal Hall Building

 September 16
Search for Mutya ng Lunsod ng Tacurong
7 PM, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

September 17
Dancesport Competition
6 PM, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

Jobs Fair
8 AM, infront of Tacurong City Hall
September 18
Lumbayag sa Dalanon | Street Dancinng Competition
7 AM, Around Tacurong City

Kiay-Kiay sa Tacurong | Field Demonstration
10 AM, City Hall Grounds

State of the City Address and ABC Night
5:30 PM, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

Continuing Events
 Talakudong Inter- Agency/ Barangay Basketball Tournament
August 15- September 10, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

 Talakudong Inter- Agency Volleyball Tournament
August 26- September 18, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

Talakudong Inter-school and Open Sepak Takraw Tournament
September 3-6, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

Talakudong Under 15 and  Open 7 A Side Soccer Tournament
September 3-6, City Hall Grounds

Dart Tournament
September 13-14, Tacurong City Cultural and Sports Center

Lawn Tennis Tournament
September 13- 14 & 18, Tennis Court at Children's Park

Igpat Sang Kamera | Photo Contest
September 11- 18

Free Surgical Misson
September 1- 18, Sandig Medical Clinic and Hospital

Ornamental Plant Show
September 11-18, Alunan Highway

Tiangge and Trade Fair
September 11- 18, Quezon Avenue

Kalan-an sa Plaza
September 11- 18, City Hall Grounds

Producer's Fair
September 15- 18, City Hall Grounds

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