Ilonggos shine in World Championships of Performing Arts



Iloilo is indeed home to talented individuals and many of them have made us feel prouder after they gained global recognition.

SM City recently gave recognition to the Ilonggos who garnered medals in the dance, singing and acting categories of the 20th World Championships of Performing Arts held in California last July.

These Ilonggos made up the Philippine team which won a total of 175 medals - 39 gold, 65 silver and 43 bronze.


Norelle Grace Villanueva Fernandez
Semi-finalist, Modeling category

Ariz Mayve Maculada de la Gente
Semi-finalist, Modeling category
Bronze medal - Junior Hiphop/Funk (13-15)

Mico Hendrix Cabilan Chua
Semi-finalist - Junior Vocals
Silver medal - Junior Vocal Broadway
Silver medal - Junior Vocal Gospel
Silver medal - Junior Acting Contemporary
Silver medal - Junior Acting Open
Bronze medal - Junior Dance Lyrical
Bronzr medal - Junior Dance Theatrical

Dos Pares (Ruth Lynne Grace Guillamas Lazaro and Eliseo Juanillo Mendiola, Jr.)
Gold Plaque - Senior over-all champion in Dance Jazz
Gold medal - Group Production Competition, Senior Dance Jazz, Senior Dance Contemporary and Senior Dance Open



Elmar Jan Lagumbay Bolano
Gold medal - VIP performer
Silver medal - Senior Instrumentalist Country Music and Pop Music

Yves Adrian Garde Gabasa
Silver medal - Senior Vocal Opera

Michell Penaroyo Luna
Gold medal - Senior Vocal Opera

Stephany Joy de la Cruz Mijares
Gold medal - Group Production Competition and Industry Award

Sharie Faith Quintilla Binas
Silver medal - Senior Vocal Opera, Senior Vocal Broadway
Scholarship - New York Film Academy

Melky Barrera Arboleda
Gold medal - Senior Vocal Opera
Silver medal - Senior Vocal Broadway
Bronze medal - Senior Vocal Rock

Antonio Ambong Trinidad Jr.
Gold medal - Senior Vocal Contemporary
Silver medal - Senior Vocal Opera
Bronze medal - Senior Vocal Broadway

Daphne Gupeto Jontarciego
Finals night pre-show performer
Gold medal - Senior Over-all Champion Broadway, Vocal Gospel, Vocal World Music, Vocal Opera and Vocal Open

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