Eastern Samar Provincial Police Office was the grandchampion of ‘Pulis Got Talent’ Season 5 held at the Tacloban City Astrodome. The policemen from Eastern Samar bested seven other competitors from five provincial police stations and two city police stations in the competition held Friday( August 9).

TACLOBAN CITY – The jampacked crowd at the Tacloban Convention Center or astrodome had a field night as they watched with glee and amusement policemen from the region strutting their not-so-hidden talents, both in dancing, singing, and even comedic skits.
The policemen-turned performers entertained their audience headed by their regional director, Brigadier General Dionardo Carlos, and guests during the ‘Pulis Got Talent’ contest held Friday night.
And this year’s winner of the Pulis Got Talent contest, now on its fifth year, was the contingent from Eastern Samar Provincial Police Office.
Their performance involved a breath-taking aerial stunts that wowed the crowd.
The group, who dubbed themselves as ‘Tears of the East Movers’, centered their sing and dance performance on men’s relationship with nature.
The Leyte Police Provincial Office contingent, who presented a hip-hop dance, bagged the second place while the Biliran Provincial Police Office that presented a combination of hip-hop and comedic act was awarded the third place.
“We are doing this as a way to say thank you to the people of Eastern Visayas and to show to the people that policemen are also talented,” Carlos said.
The police regional director said that the ticket sales and even donations generated out of the more than three-hour event will be donated to a selected school which also include procurement of a service vehicle for the students of said school.
Carlos also expressed his gratitude to the individuals, organizations and his fellow regional police chiefs that helped the PRO8 made the event successful
For the past four years, the Pulis Got Talent search was held at the RTR Plaza as part of the annual activity for the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals nightly activities.
But for its fifth years, the Police Regional Police Office 8 decided to just do a teaser presentation at the RTR Plaza during the PNP Night and have a bigger event at the Astrodome.
“It took us six months of brainstorming and conceptualizing just to give these performances,” Carlos said.
The Pulis Got Talent 5th Season was supposed to be held in July but was reschedule to August.
During the presentation, the police regional director presented a Hall of Fame award to the Regional Police Mobile Battalion whose dance group was the perennial winner since the contest was started four years ago.
Aside from the performances of police personnel from eight PNP offices, actor Matteo Guidicelli made a special appearance and serenaded the audience. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)