Children spearheads launching of Christmas in Baguio

BAGUIO CITY – the streets of Session Road is once again filled with cheering children garbed in Christmas themed attires in this mountain resort during the opening of the Silahis ng Pasko here.

The annual “Christmas in Baguio activitites” kicked-off Tuesday with the children and parents Christmas Mardigras joined by the different districts in the city.

The event launched in 1973 by founder Narciso “Nars” Padilla is now on its 42nd year in giving fun and excitement to kids and adults alike.

It is the first activity of the Christmas in Baguio Program held every December 1 marking the start of the Yuletide Season in the summer capital.

The event also included the awarding of the Children’s got Talent in Ethnic Dance topped by District 7, 2nd Place is District 8 and 3rd place id District 1.

In the Hip Hop Dance category, District 5 was declared champion with District 6 in 2nd and District 9 in 3rd place.

In the singing competition, Bea May Sacramento was proclaimed champion while Jaime Johllel Tayag placed second and Joshua Lumbao placed 3rd.

Meantime, Seth Chadlos Anongos and Shaliyah Louie Daodao were crowned Little Miss Silahis ng Pasko 2015.

Jan Carlisle Dumplao and Erin Nichole Alcaparaz placed 1st place, Cheldie Vallejo and Maecy Jocylyn Fernando placed 2nd while Ziv Dylan Itliong and Joelyn Alicia Jose placed 3rd.

Prince Mheliton Bombane and Dasha Althea Manipon are in 4th place while Lance Ivoe Taborda and Arianna Eliazza Relosa grabbed the final spot.

The contestants are all from the city’s different Day Care Centers.

The event is spearheaded by the City Social Welfare and Development Office headed by Betty Fangasan with Santa Nars Padilla as the programs Executive Chairman.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan also spearheaded the ceremonial ‘breaking of the Christmas Pot’ which symbolizes the spread of joy and warmth of the yuletide season.

Silahis ng Pasko is coordinated by the National Correspondents Club of Baguio (NCCB) and the City Government of Baguio thru the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO).

It is supported by the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), Baguio-Benguet Market Plaza Multi-purpose Cooperative (BAMAPCO), Baguio City National High School (BCNHS), BENECO and John Hay Management Corporation in cooperation with the Cordillera Broadcasters Alliance, PHASES Learning Center, Kafagway Round Up, Sun Star Baguio, Benguet Supermart, U-Need Grocery and the Media./Paul Rillorta


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