LINGAYEN – Gov. Amado “Pogi” I. Espino, III rewarded the Pangasinan State University (PSU)-Caboloan Performing Arts Guild for bagging gold at the recently concluded 5th Bali International Choir Festival.
True to his promise, the provincial chief executive bestowed a Php 20,000 cash award to the collegiate chorale group during their courtesy call on him last August 8 at the Urduja House, Capitol Compound here.
“I am very proud as a governor. I know that their parents are very proud of them, especially their parents, the Pangasinenses and PSU,” he said.
According to Gov. Espino, it has been a tradition started by his predecessor, now Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr., to reward Pangasinense international competition participant, most especially when they bring home the bacon.
“Based on what the previous administration gives, that will I give too. I do not want to break that tradition,” he averred.
The 18-member Caboloan ensemble was accompanied by representatives from the PSU administration, Vice President for Sports Services Extension and Training Manolito Manuel, Deputy Director for Culture, Arts and Heritage Studies Romary Lincod, Deputy Director for Public Relations, Publication and Information Office Philip Queroda and Lingayen Campus Executive Director Armando Junio.
Gov. Espino advised the chorale group to inspire more youth to hone their talents by sharing it to everyone. He said that he also told the Pangasinan Provincial Chorale to train new and young talents who will step in when some of them will retire.
/Rex Marion C. Laguerta