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ISUans bask in glory during creative festival


Showcasing their creativity through rosters of contested activities with their captivating entries to the Cagayan Valley Creative Festival, students from Isabela State University-Cauayan City Campus (ISU-CCC) stood triumphantly and cemented their legacy to leave footsteps for outpacing.

Alessandra Yvonne C. Yap, the host, along with Marc Robert A. Tretasco, the videographer, and Maria Ferrida Emily R. Berganio, the video editor, clinched first place in the Vlogging competition with their four-minute vlog spotlighting the embarkment in the fascinating tapestry of innovation, sustainability, history, education quality, culture, and the arts of Cauayan. With the aesthetics of pictures, drone shots, and detailed information, the video featured the following: Kawayan, historically known as “Bamboo” or “Bulo” in the Ilocano language; the Municipality; the Livelihood Center; the Gaddang Culture; Hacienda De San Luis-Eco Tourism Park; and the facilities of ISU-CCC, among others.

“Overwhelmed, super! Kasi sponty decision lang na sumali kami sa vlog competition. ‘Di namin akalain na makakapag-produce kami ng quality video sa limited na time. Thankful din ako sa team, kasi may perseverance na tapusin at mag-submit ng video,” Yap voiced out.

She expressed on her vlog how the city, by aligning with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), is creating a blueprint for other cities to act in accordance, as it exemplifies a community-driven approach.

Meanwhile, Berganio also documented her fate to third spot in the Film Making contest, her film title “Sining sa Kawayan” as the director, with the special participation of Chung Nung C. Tian, Art Ambassador and a Bamboo Artist of Cauayan City. “Relieved ako na kahit papaano nag third place ako. One day shoot lang ‘yon kumbaga ni-rush lang pero masaya ako sa naging outcome,” she stated.

In the film, Tian recalled in his younger years, he often drew, so he pursued his passion for the arts, as he was aiming to become the youngest national artist, in an attainable manner.

He also mentioned Apo Whang-od Oggay, who inspired his first-ever bamboo art in the first-ever exhibit of the Isabela Artist Circle (ISAC) at the Capitol of Ilagan in 2018.

Furthermore, the contemporary dance group from the College of Criminal Justice Education (CCJE) bopped their way to third seed in the Creative Dance category, namely Ailene M. Domingo, Josheil Venice V. Bucag, Althea Mae L. Velasquez, Bryan James A. Gamido, and Jay Mark C. Salvador, with the supervision of Mrs. May SG. Ramones.

In which, their recognition unveiled a testament to their proficiency in dancing while it resonated with SDG 4, also known as Quality Education. Yap, Tretasco, Berganio, and Gamido are also staffers of The Kawayan Communicator.

The awarding ceremony took place on December 6, at the Isabela Convention Center (ICON), San Fermin, Cauayan City, during the Fiestakucha, Cagayan Valley Creative Festival with the theme, “Unveiling the Depths and Heights: Exploring the Creative Valley and Sea”.

By Nathaniel Puwok

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