Wesleyan goes ASEAN

February 22, 2018


Touches of ASEAN cultures met at the ”Literary and Socio-cultural Festival” held at the University Auditorium last February 22 in line with the Wesleyan’s 72nd Founding Anniversary.

In her remarks, Dr. Clarafe Gonzales.chair of tje the Literary and Socio-cultural Event, said, “Seventy-two years is no joke. The past years were full of victories, challenges, transitions, innovations and this occasion is one such heritage of our school that we would like to leave to the next generations of stakeholders of the University.”

The festival was comprised of competitions in four events -- vocal solo, storytelling, speech choir, and cultural dance competition.

The performances were evaluated by a set of judges consisting of Dr. Remedios Panuyas, principal of Central Luzon State University Science High School; Ferdinand Cruz, owner of Schuller Christian Academy; and Farrah Chrissie Tumampus, of Nueva Ecija High School.

Winners of the different categories were:

Vocal Solo: Champion, Paulyn Mallari (College of Nursing and Allied Medical Sciences); 1st Runner-up, Aldrin Laurian (Wesley Divinity School); and 2nd Runner-up, Veronica Patacsil (Senior High School).

Storytelling: Champion, Giana Martin (Senior High School); 1st Runner-up, Genesis Aaron Medina (College of Engineering and Computer Technology); and 2nd Runner-up, Aloha Balbuena (College of Education).

Speech Choir: Champion, Senior High School; 1st Runner-up, College of Engineering and Computer Technology; and 2nd Runner-up, College of Business and Accountancy.

Cultural Dance: Champion, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management; 1st Runner-up, College of Engineering and Computer Technology; and 2nd Runner-up, Senior High School.

The event was an opportunity to introduce South East Asian cultures to Wesleyanians as the University looks forward to ASEAN integration. ###

[Written by Kimberly Kristine Manuel and Aesha Kirsten Marcelo. Photos by Genré, official student publication of Wesleyan University-Philippines.]