DAGUPAN CITY – The City Government of Dagupan, in cooperation with the Department of Education, will hold a 2nd Children Summit fromFebruary 27 to March 1 on the theme “Musika Laban sa Droga”.

This year’s theme highlights the city government’s support to President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong campaign against illegal drugs.

The three-day summit will focus on enhancing further the children’s talent in music especially in singing and in playing musical instruments like guitar among others.

The children will have the opportunity to be trained for free on choir and guitar. At the end of their training they will all together stage a concert featuring 5,000 voices and 1,000 guitar players.

They will be joined in the concert by the Balon Dagupan Children’s Choir, Dagupan Kawayan Ensemble, the UST Symphonic Orchestra, Coro Tomasino and Liturgikon from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila.

On day one, the UST Symphonic Orchestra, UST Symphonic Band, Coro Tomasino, Liturgikon and Guitar Ensemble will conduct a concert at the city plaza for free.

On February 28, the Coro Tomasino and Liturgikon will conduct another concert and they will be joined this time by the Balon Dagupan Children’s Choir and the Dagupan Kawayan Ensemble.

The opening ceremony will be graced by Regional Education Program Supervisor, in-charge of MAPEH and SPA Francis A. Domingo and Raul M. Sunico, president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines, who will deliver his keynote speech.

There will also be a contest on “Doble Kara”, “Name that Tune”, duet of a parent and child, “Your Face Sounds Familiar”, song relay, “Pick a Song Challenge”, “Kanta-ririt”, Lipsynch Battle, Videoke Challenge, vocal solo, “Kanta Mo Arte Mo, Kanta Ko”…”Tuloy Nyo”, “The More The Merrier”, The Singing Bangus, Battle of the Bands and Jingle Writing Contest.

The entire contest will be participated in by students and pupils in both secondary and elementary from public and private schools. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Feb. 24, 2017)