CNU students showcase skills in Sinungkaway

The performance of Sinulog de Sungkaway of the second-year Mangangaway from the Tourism and Education Departments was held yesterday, January 17, 2024, at the campus’ covered court as their culminating activity in the subject, Physical Education 3.

Sinungkaway, a modern Filipino fighting system, is a combination of Sinulog dance and Arnis techniques using a weapon made of bamboo called “sungkaw.” It was originally created by Pamilya Eskripula along with Mr. Jude P. Gelig, the PE Coordinator of Cebu Normal University-Medellin Campus, not only to preserve, propagate, and promote the Filipino culture but also to teach them a different form of self-defense.

The event not only emphasized the relevance of appreciating Filipino Culture and the expression Christians’ faith, but also the significance of Martial art as a form of self-defense.

“Sinungkaway is not just about dancing and having a sound mind in a sound body but also is about our worship to our Lord Jesus Christ,” Dr. Donna Grace Cotejo, the new campus director of CNU-M shared in her inspirational address.

The winners for the different categories are as follow:

• Best in Streetdance – BSED 2B

• Best in Props and Costume – BSED 2B

• Reyna Sungkawera Champion – BSED 2B

• Reyna Sungkawera 1st Runner-up – BEED

• Reyna Sungkawera 2nd Runner-up – BSED 2A

• Sungkaway Grand Performance Champion – BEED 2B

• Sungkaway Grand Performance 1st •Runner-up – BSED 2A

•Sungkaway Grand Performance 2nd •Runner-up – BSED 2B

•Overall Champion – BSED 2B

Text by Lhea Gimenez | BANWAG

Photos by Franz Decina | BANWAG

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