EMEMHS Wins Bago Fancy Drill Competition 2017
The Enriqueta Montilla de Esteban Memorial High School was declared the over-all champion during the 9th Invitational Fancy Drill Competition, in celebration of the 119th Al Cinco de Noviembre fiesta of Bago City.
CHAMPION. Enriqueta Montilla de Esteban Memorial High School of Pulupandan receiving their award from the judges and Bago City officials as first place winner of the 9th Bago City Invitational Fancy Drill Competition.*
EMEMHS, bested Negros Occidental High School (NOHS) which settled for first runner-up, Lopez Jaena National High School (LJNHS) of Murcia which won second runner-up, Philippine Normal University-Visayas of Cadiz City, Southland College-Kabankalan City, Domingo Lacson National High School, and Bacolod City National High School.
The group from Pulupandan went home with the top prize of P20, 000 in cash and trophy. They were also adjudged Best in Production Number and Best in Street Performance.
NOHS won P15, 000 cash and trophy and the Best Narration special award. Second runner-up LJNHS, on the other hand, received P10, 000 in cash.
Special awards were given to Bacolod City National High as Best in Uniform and Most Disciplined Unit. Juric Jr. Gequillana, platoon leader of Southland College was awarded Best Platoon Leader. Each special award has a cash prize of P3, 000 each and a plaque of recognition.
The board of adjudicators from the Philippine Military Academy led by Colonel Reynaldo Balido, Jr., chose EMEMHS as champion after the said school accumulated the highest score from the different judging areas of the competition which include tactical inspection and street fancy drill in the morning, problem solving quiz for the platoon leaders, and the arena performance.
Bago Mayor Nicholas Yulo said that the competition was designed to make the ROTC and CAT program in the province alive. He added that the Bago fancy drill tilt is in support of the policy of President Rodrigo Duterte to revive and strengthen the military training program to instill discipline and patriotism among the youth.
Further, in his welcome message, Mayor Yulo thanked the schools, principals and university presidents for joining the competition, and urged more schools to participate next year in the 10th year of the said competition.*