CNU waves flag at PASUC 7

All hail crimson and gold!
 
Cebu Normal University (CNU) proudly bagged numerous championship titles on the second day of the 2023 Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) – Culture and the Arts Festival of Region 7 held at Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) yesterday, November 13.
 
With the theme, “United amidst Diversities; Strong in the thick of Adversities,” six participating State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), namely CNU, NORSU, University of the Philippines (UP) – Cebu, Cebu Technological University (CTU), Bohol Island State University (BISU), and Siquijor State College (SSC), showcased their talents.
In the morning, the Visual Art competitions such as the on-the-spot poster-making contest, painting, pencil drawing, and charcoal painting kicked off.
 
Simultaneously, the Music Competitions unfolded, featuring instrumental solo (Piano), violin, classical guitar, and banduria in Division A, and vocal solo (Kundiman), vocal duet, pop solo, chorale contest, and show choir in Division B.
 
At best, CNU secured one bronze medal in the Visual Arts contests through painting and ruled the Musical Competitions with eight championship titles and a silver medal finish.
 
Classical guitar champion Johnn William Pastor (Bachelor of Culture and Arts Education IV) shared with Ang Suga that he could not believe he bested his equally talented competitors across the region.
 
“I think [it] is my expression. I was performing the song like I was singing, just like Coach Naila Beltran and Trainer Joel Oporto told me to. And I think I was the cleanest to perform the song,” Pastor conveyed as his winning edge in the contest.
 
Likewise, the 21-year-old guitarist shared his victory with the CNU community and expressed that Normalites should hone their talents more and “be faithful to the Lord and to be thankful also.”
 
Sparking creativity anew
 
Culture and arts festivities resumed as performing arts presentations took center stage in the afternoon.
 
Participating universities showcased stimulating 10-minute playlets in the Short and Sweet Play in both the Dialogue and Musical category, and the Radio Drama.
 
CNU excelled, ranking second and fourth runner-ups in the Short and Sweet Play Dialogue and Musical, respectively.
 
Meanwhile, CNU’s Radio Drama team brought home the championship title.
 
In an interview with Ang Suga, Radio Drama champion Jingky Requinto (Bachelor of Arts in Communication specializing in Broadcast Journalism III) remarked how their team faced struggles before the competition.
 
“Each of us faced unfavorable circumstances that hampered us in our final rehearsals. All these battles made us able to slay the giant – which is the regional contest,” she furthered.
 
In Division C’s Music Competition, the live band contestants shook the NORSU grounds with musical artistry through renditions of Original Pilipino Music (OPM) songs, while CNU secured the position of 5th runner-up.
 
The regional gathering makes its last stretch today, November 14, with the dance competitions, PASUC Festival King and Queen Cultural and Coronation Night, and overall awarding ceremony. §
 
Here is the list of winners:
𝗜. 𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗦
𝗢𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝘁 𝗣𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁
Champion: NORSU
1st runner-up: UP-C
2nd runner-up: BISU
3rd runner-up: CTU
4th runner-up: CNU
5th runner-up: SSC
𝗣𝗮𝗶𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴
Champion: BISU
1st runner-up: UP-C
2nd runner-up: CNU
3rd runner-up: NORSU
4th runner-up: SSC
𝗣𝗲𝗻𝗰𝗶𝗹 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴
Champion: UP-C
1st runner-up: NORSU
2nd runner-up: SSC
3rd runner-up: CNU
4th runner-up: BISU
5th runner-up: CTU
𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗼𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴
Champion: NORSU
1st runner-up: UP-C
2nd runner-up: SSC
3rd runner-up: CTU
4th runner-up: CNU
5th runner-up: BISU
𝗜𝗜. 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 (𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗔)
𝗜𝗻𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼 (𝗣𝗶𝗮𝗻𝗼)
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: NORSU
2nd runner-up: UP-C
3rd runner-up: SSC
4th runner-up: BISU
𝗩𝗶𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗻
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: UP-C
2nd runner-up: CTU
3rd runner-up: NORSU
4th runner-up: BISU
𝗖𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗚𝘂𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗿
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: NORSU
2nd runner-up: UP-C
3rd runner-up: BISU
4th runner-up: CTU
5th runner-up: SSC
𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗱𝘂𝗿𝗶𝗮
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: CTU
2nd runner-up: NORSU
3rd runner-up: UP-C
4th runner-up: BISU
𝗜𝗜𝗜. 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 (𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗕)
𝗩𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼 (𝗞𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗺𝗮𝗻)
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: BISU
2nd runner-up: UP-C
3rd runner-up: NORSU
4th runner-up: CTU
𝗩𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗗𝘂𝗲𝘁
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: NORSU
2nd runner-up: SSC
3rd runner-up: BISU
4th runner-up: CTU
5th runner-up: UP-C
𝗣𝗼𝗽 𝗦𝗼𝗹𝗼
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: CTU
2nd runner-up: SSC
3rd runner-up: NORSU
4th runner-up: BISU
5th runner-up: UP-C
𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗲𝘀𝘁
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: UP-C
2nd runner-up: BISU
3rd runner-up: CTU
4th runner-up: NORSU
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗖𝗵𝗼𝗶𝗿
Champion: BISU
1st runner-up: CNU
2nd runner-up: CTU
3rd runner-up: NORSU
4th runner-up: UP-C
5th runner-up: SSC
𝗜𝗩. 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗦
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘀 (𝗗𝗶𝗮𝗹𝗼𝗴𝘂𝗲)
Champion: UP-C
1st runner-up: NORSU
2nd runner-up: CNU
3rd runner-up: CTU
4th runner-up: BISU
5th runner-up: SSC
𝗦𝗵𝗼𝗿𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘆𝘀 (𝗠𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗮𝗹)
Champion: UP-C
1st runner-up: NORSU
2nd runner-up: BISU
3rd runner-up: CTU
4th runner-up: CNU
5th runner-up: SSC
𝗥𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 𝗗𝗿𝗮𝗺𝗮
Champion: CNU
1st runner-up: NORSU
2nd runner-up: BISU
3rd runner-up: UP-C
4th runner-up: CTU
5th runner-up: SSC
𝗩. 𝗠𝗨𝗦𝗜𝗖 𝗖𝗢𝗠𝗣𝗘𝗧𝗜𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡 (𝗗𝗜𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗜𝗢𝗡 𝗖)
𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗻𝗱
Champion: NORSU
1st runner-up: BISU
2nd runner-up: SSC
3rd runner-up: CTU
4th runner-up: UP-C
5th runner-up: CNU
Words by Julyzsa Recimiento and Sharmaine Regalado
Photos grabbed from PASUC 2023 – Culture and the Arts Festival (Region 7) and The NORSUnian Facebook page
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.
 
Showcase of myths, wits
 
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:
𝗙𝗲𝘀𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗮𝗹 𝗞𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗤𝘂𝗲𝗲𝗻
𝗠𝗮𝗷𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀
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
𝗠𝗶𝗻𝗼𝗿 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀
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
𝗦𝗽𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗔𝘄𝗮𝗿𝗱𝘀
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:
𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗔𝗟𝗟 – 1st runner-up
𝗜. 𝗩𝗜𝗦𝗨𝗔𝗟 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗦
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
𝗜𝗩. 𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗔𝗥𝗧𝗦
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
𝗩𝗜. 𝗗𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗲𝘁𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀
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
The Cebu Normal University (CNU) delegates shone bright in the spotlight yesterday as the administration, faculty, and staff recognized their achievements in the recently concluded Philippine Association of State Universities and Colleges (PASUC) – Culture and the Arts Festival of Region 7.
 
Information Unit and FM Station Director Dr. Trina Marie Catipay acknowledged the triumph of CNU delegates who secured places in the Visual Arts, Music Competitions, Performing Arts, Dance Competitions, Festival King and Queen, and the overall 1st runner-up position.
 
Accompanied by their coaches, the delegates took the Idea and Knowledge Center (IKC) stage and proudly wore their gold, silver, and bronze medals along with their plaques.
 
In an interview, University President Dr. Daniel Ariaso Sr. expressed his joy on behalf of CNU and commended the exemplary performance of the students and coaches.
 
“I’m very happy [for] in behalf of Cebu Normal University that our students and coaches really made their excellent job representing the university in the recently concluded competition,” he said.
 
Ariaso further conveyed his determination to strive for championship in the coming year, “…next year, I will do everything na mag champion na ta…that’s my commitment to our students.”
 
Themed “United amidst Diversities; Strong in the thick of Adversities,” this year’s PASUC 7 took place at the Negros Oriental State University (NORSU) from November 12 to 14, 2023. §
 
Words by Renee Ross Villariasa
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