by Kamille Anne Anarna, Aizel Dolom, and Gretzel Lantican
(Updated as of 10:39am) The Lopez Children’s Choir and the Christian School International Choir (Glee Club) won the young and adult category of last night’s Himig Pasko 2012. The event started at 7pm in the Municipal Covered Court.
Organized by Ms. Jenette Palisoc from the Civil Registry Office, Himig Pasko is a choir competition involving schools and organizations. It is part of the month-long celebration of the Paskuhan sa Bagong Los Baños.
This is the fourth year that the Himig Pasko was held. Pattricia Legaspi, Los Banos’ SK Chairman and host of the event, said “mas tinangkilik yung Himig Pasko ngayong taon. Yun nga lang mas okay kung mas maraming contestants.“
The participating groups were divided into two categories. The first group was composed of young competitors aged 8 to 14 years old from Los Baños Central School Children’s Choir, CSI Elem Choir, Brigada San Antonio Children’s Choir, and Lopez Children’s Choir.
On the other hand, the second group was composed of adult competitors aged 15 years old and above from Los Baños Community National High School, Los Baños Seventh Day Adventist Singing Group, and CSI Choir (Glee Club).
The first, second, and third placers received their prizes amounting to P10,000, P7,000, and P5,000, respectively.