PASUC 7: CNU rises to 1st runner-up; Mr. CNU claims 2nd in Festival King
With crimson and gold spirit, Cebu Normal University (CNU) emerged as the overall first placer in the 2023 Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) – Culture and the Arts Festival Region 7 held at the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) from November 12 to 14.
CNU earned a total of 142 points while NORSU bagged the overall champion title with 155 points, as announced during the Awarding Ceremony yesterday.
Normalite delegates showcased exceptional talents in the Visual Arts, Music Competitions (Divisions A, B, and C), Performing Arts, Live Band and Dance Competitions, where they secured the championship title nine times, two 1st and 3rd places, four 2nd places, three 4th places, and one 5th place.
In an interview with Ang Suga, Mixed Choir Champion and CNU Chorale member Kharl Abapo (Bachelor of Physical Education III) shared that he did not expect to leave this kind of legacy.
“…we are gathered because of music. Ang music jod ang nakapa-gather sa amoa to bring harmony and to also bring honor sa bisan asa nga lugar,” he added.
Moreover, before the 2023 PASUC 7 Festival King and Queen Coronation Night, the fight to become the overall champion was close as NORSU led with an unofficial score of 138 points while CNU trailed behind at 137 points.
Centered on the theme “PASUC VII: United amidst Diversities; Strong in the Thickness of Adversities,” six pairs from the six SUCs showcased their intricate Visayan Folklore Costumes to promote cultural diversity and give honor to the Filipino pre-colonial myths.
In the Question-and-Answer portion, Mr. CNU Norberto Salanap III (Bachelor of Science in Nursing II) expressed how PASUC acts as a catalyst for social change and how it can be an avenue to spread, promote, and emphasize advocacies.
“…I, as [an] ambassador of our school, [am] given a chance to spread my advocacies of promoting healthcare in our country because it is efficient and I am very much into [it] because I am [a] student nurse. This is our chance; PASUC is our chance, as an individual, as a community, to spread our message to the world through our arts and culture,” he conveyed.
Salanap was recognized as the 2nd runner-up, while the newly crowned 2023 PASUC 7 Festival King and Festival Queen hailed from Bohol Island State University (BISU) and NORSU, respectively.
Along with the Festival King and Queen announcements, the overall winners of the event were also revealed: NORSU triumphed as the overall champion, while CNU placed first, followed by the University of the Philippines Cebu (UP Cebu), BISU, Cebu Technological University (CTU), and Siquijor State College (SSC), respectively. §
Below is the list of PASUC 7 Festival King and Queen winners:
PASUC 7 Festival King And Queen – Mr. BISU and Ms. NORSU
1st runner-up – Mr. NORSU and Ms. UP Cebu
2nd runner-up – Mr. CNU and Ms. BISU
Best Production Number – Mr. BISU and Ms. NORSU
Best in Visayan Folklore Costume – Mr. BISU and Ms. NORSU
Best in Barong Filipino – Mr. NORSU
Best in Philippine Terno – Ms. BISU
Best Speaker – Mr. BISU and Ms. UP Cebu
Mr. and Ms. Professionalism – Mr. and Ms. BISU
Mr. and Ms. Congeniality – Mr. CTU and Ms. BISU
Mr. and Ms. Photogenic – Mr. CNU and Ms. UP Cebu
Below is the list of awards of CNU:
𝗢𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 – 4th runner-up
𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 – 2nd runner-up
𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 – 3rd runner-up
𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 – 4th runner-up
𝗜𝗜. 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 (𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔)
𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼 (𝗣𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗼) – Champion
𝗩𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗻 – Champion
𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿 – Champion
𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗮 – Champion
𝗜𝗜𝗜. 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 (𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗕)
𝗩𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼 (𝗞𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗻) – Champion
𝗩𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝘂𝗲𝘁 – Champion
𝗣𝗼𝗽 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼 – Champion
𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁 – Champion
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗶𝗿 – 1st runner-up
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘀 (𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘂𝗲) – 2nd runner-up
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘀 (𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹) – 4th runner-up
𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮 – Champion
𝗩. 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 (𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗖)
𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗱 – 5th runner-up
𝗜𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 – 2nd runner-up
𝗙𝗼𝗹𝗸 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 – 1st runner-up
𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 – 2nd runner-up
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 – 3rd runner-up
Words and Screenshots by Sweety Mae Berandez and Jemeli Babe Augusto