At least 10 singing groups joined in a competition which aim to discourage youths, in particular, to join the communist armed group. The October 1 competition offered cash prizes to the winners. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)

TACLOBAN CITY – Ten bands competed in the first Battle of the Bands Musika Laban sa Insurhensiya organized by the Tacloban City Police Office and the Kabataan Kontra Droga at Terorismo (KKDAT) – Tacloban Chapter.

The competition was lauded by the Police Regional Office 8 as it urged other police offices to emulate and also conduct the same activity in their respective jurisdiction.

“We need the success of this activity to be shared in other units and for the KKDAT to sustain this program. The PRO-8 is always here to support you, so let us start planning on how to cascade this to their units of the PNP,”B/Gen. Joel Limson, PRO8 deputy regional director for operation representing PRO-8 Regional Director BGen Rommel Marbil, said.
Ten bands from Tacloban City and Leyte province joined the competition held last Saturday (Oct.1) at the HRUDC building at the Leyte Normal University, this city.

The competing bands sang a cover song and their original compositions whose main message is to discourage the youths to join the communist armed group or against the insurgency problem of the country.

Winners of the competition bagged P15,000 for 1st prize; P10,000 for 2nd prize; and P8,000 for third prize.

Declared as winners were Speck (3rd place) with their song composed ‘Gising’; Fortisimo (2nd place) with their original song; ‘Ikaw, Sila, Ako’, and Jilla (1st place) with their original song composition, ‘Yan Dapat’.

The song, ‘Injustice’, ‘Isn’t it’ by the After School, bagged the special award and best on original song composition, respectively. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)