DAGUPAN CITY – The Five Powers, a singing group from Barangay Lucao, was declared the grand champion in the first’ Dagupan City Got Talent’ held December 16 at the city plaza.


The group received P20,000 cash prize.


For raising consciousness in appreciating the city’s local talents, Hermano Mayor Dennis C. Canto initiated the contest as part of the activities lined-up for this year’s fiesta celebration.


Canto believes that Dagupeños possess unique, special and extraordinary talents that need to be developed and sustained and the ‘DC Got Talent’ contest is the appropriate avenue that will elevate and encourage their participation even to a higher competition.


The contest was categorized into singing, dancing, extraordinary and musical instrument- playing.


Kristoff Labayog of Barangay Herrero-Perez clinched the first place in rendering a vocal solo number and won the cash prize of P15,000; the 7th Rage of Bolosan, another dance group, settled for  second place with P10,000  cash prize; while Arielamie Apalis of Barangay Pantal, in a vocal solo number, was in third place with P5,000  cash prize.


The rest of the contestants who did not make it to the top 4 received P500 each as consolation prize.


The contest was opened to all Dagupan residents aged 14 years old and above. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Dec. 19, 2016)