Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor

Bigkas Pinoy

The Bigkas Pinoy competitions were held last 2 December 2005 at the Convention Hall of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City.

The ten public high schools who joined performed original compositions based on the theme "Patuloy na Paghilom Tungo sa Pagsulong."

Gen. Pio Del Pilar National High School (Makati City), who earlier topped the Awit Pinoy competitions, won the Bigkas Pinoy as well. They took home PhP30,000 with their contest piece "Panawagan ng Kabataan: Patuloy na Paghilom Tungo sa Pagsulong."


Second place and PhP20,000 went to Malabon National High School with "Patuloy na Paghilom Tungo sa Pagsulong."


Navotas National High School copped third place with "Sugat" and received PhP10,000.


The seven other contestants received consolation prizes of PhP5,000 each.

Bigkas Pinoy Contestants
Bigkas Pinoy Judges

Bigkas Pinoy Judges

Dr. Belen Calingacion (Chairperson)
Chair, Department of Speech Communications and Theater Arts
College of Arts and Letters, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Bb. Miriam Palawan
Senior Language Researcher, Commission of Filipino Language
San Miguel, Manila

Dr. Candelaria Acas
Linguist Specialist, Commission on Filipino Language
San Miguel, Manila

Mr. Vlademeir Gonzales
Faculty, Kagawaran ng Pilipino
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Prof. Prima Jesusa Baton
Chairperson, Mass Communications Department
St. Scholastica’s College, Manila

Bigkas Pinoy Contestants

Antipolo National High School
Contest Piece: "Maralitang Tagalungsod, Katuwang sa Pagsulong"
Principal: Dr. Corazon Laserna
Mentor: Ma. Alma Sheila Manabat

Dasmariñas National High School
Contest Piece: "Patuloy na Paghilom Tungo sa Pagsulong"
Principal: Dr. David E. Atas
Mentor: Marissa Cabrera

Gen. Pio Del Pilar National High School
Contest Piece: "Panawagan ng Kabataan: Patuloy na Paghilom Tungo sa Pagsulong"
Principal: Ma. Corazon L. Jose
Mentors: Jocelyn F. Belo-Ong & Nancy I. Barrios

Lagro High School
Contest Piece: "Pagkakaisang Hangad, Kayang-kayang Matupad!"
Principal: Dr. Fernando Javier
Mentor: Geraldo Jumawan

Malabon National High School
Contest Piece: "Patuloy na Paghilom Tungo sa Pagsulong"
Principal: Dr. Rosa G. Centeno
Mentor: Anthony I. Cruz

Mandaluyong High School
Contest Piece: "Sulong Pilipinas Pag-isahin, Pagbigkisin Diwa at Layunin"
Principal: Ms. Evangelista Diaz
Mentor: Protacio Glipo, Jr.

Marikina High School
Contest Piece: "Alaala ng EDSA: Gunitain Man ay Hilom Na!"
Principal: Dr. Victoria T. Naranja
Mentors: Edwin J. Antonio & Erlinda A. Flores

Navotas National High School
Contest Piece: "Sugat"
Principal: Dr. Cecilia M. Saenz
Mentors: Angel Angeles & Carina R. Evangelista

Pedro E. Diaz High School
Contest Piece: "Kabataan Pilipino, Tungo sa Paghilom at Pagsulong"
Principal: Dr. Meredith Romero
Mentor: Rowena Raton-Hibanada

Rizal High School
Contest Piece: "Patuloy na Paghilom Tungo sa Pagsulong"
Principal: Ms. Josephine M. Cruz
Mentors: Ma. Teresita Herrera & Ana Ma. Tolentino

Awit Pinoy Board of Judges

Professor Ramon Acoymo (Chairman)
Dean, College of Music
University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Nikos Ibarra R. Mante
Conductor, U.P. Manila Chorale
Padre Faura, Manila

Professor Ricardo Mazo, Jr.
Faculty, Choral Conducting
College of Music, University of Santo Tomas
España, Manila

Professor Gemma T. Malicdem
Faculty, Piano Pedagogy and Music Literature
College of Music, University of the Philippines
Diliman, Quezon City

Awit Pinoy Contestants

Antipolo National High School
Contest Piece: "Tagumpay Nating Lahat"
Principal: Dr. Corazon Laserna
Mentor: Maricar Castillo

Bagumbayan National High School
Contest Piece: "Ako’y Isang Pinoy at Dakilang Lahi (Medley)"
Principal: Dr. Renato B. Mesada
Mentor: Mark David Toledo & Ferdinand G. Delgado

Batasan Hills National High School
Contest Piece: "Ako'y Isang Pinoy"
Principal: Dr. Rowena Cacanindin
Mentor: Teresita Cervero

Dasmariñas National High School (Paliparan Annex)
Contest Piece: "Isang Lahi"
Principal: Dr. David E. Atas
Mentor: Melchor Raquion

Dr. Arcadio Santos National High School (Masville Annex)
Contest Piece: "Tagumpay Nating Lahat"
Principal: Mr. Rosendo Abulog
Mentor: Rafael Felix

Gen. Pio Del Pilar National High School
Contest Piece: "Isang Dugo, Isang Lahi, Isang Musika"
Principal: Ms. Ma. Corazon L Jose
Mentors: Lester Frederic G. Delgado & Mila Minerva G. Mabanag

Lagro High School
Contest Piece: "Bata ay Bukas"
Principal: Dr. Fernando Javier
Mentor: Frances Tiburcio

Ma. Concepcion Cruz High School
Contest Piece: "Magkaisa"
Principal: Mr. Gil Teodoro
Mentor: Juliet R. Alimpuyo

Pasay City West High School
Contest Piece: "Mabuhay Ka Pilipino"
Principal: Dr. Myrna M. Sarmiento
Mentors: Majoleen Soriano & Benjamin Bryan Tengco

Pedro E. Diaz High School
Contest Piece: "Tagumpay Nating Lahat"
Principal: Dr. Meredith Romero
Mentor: Rhodora Cynthia B. Cobalida

Rizal High School
Contest Piece: "Mabuhay Ka Pilipino"
Principal: Ms. Josephine M. Cruz
Mentors: Lilia Pascual & Gloria Angeles