DAGUPAN CITY – To recognize the special and extraordinary talents of promising local artists and later elevate and encourage their participation to a higher competition, 2016 City Fiesta Hermano Mayor Dennis C. Canto has included the conduct of the first Dagupan City ‘Got Talent’ as one of the several activities of the 2016 City Fiesta celebration.


The activity is in line with the thrust of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez to develop and sustain the special talents and skills of every Dagupeño in every field of endeavor be it in sports, academics or in culture and arts.


“The Dagupan City ‘Got Talent’ demonstrates to the public the concern and involvement of Local Government Units in developing these talents,” said Canto.


The DC ‘Got Talent’ is open only to all residents of Dagupan aged 14 years and above. Interested individual, in solo or in group may present their talents either in singing, dancing, and musical instrument playing including those with extraordinary talents.


The top 12 finalists in the grand audition will finally face each other in the final showdown on December 16 at the city plaza.


Individual or group contestants who have earned gold medals in the past months or years in particular talent shall no longer be allowed to take part in the contest.


The champion will receive P20,000 as prize while the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd runners-up will receive P15,000, P10,000, and P5,000 respectively and non-winning contestants will receive a consolation prize. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Nov. 24, 2016)