The Iloilo City Government hosted the 4th Baby and Mom Expo 2017 Aug. 17-18 at Robinsons Place in celebration of 80th Charter Day. It was initiated by Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog in 2014.
“This is an annual activity started four years ago which aims to value the relationship of mothers with their babies and at the same time help the babies to have closer relationship with their mothers,” said Mabilog.
The City Health Office (CHO) conducted the Search for the Star Baby 2017 in the morning of Aug. 17 with 13 finalists aged one to two years old chosen from 38 applicants during the screening process.
The participants are recipients of immunization program given by CHO.
The criteria for judging included personality and charm – 50 percent, smartness and stage presence – 40 percent, and audience impact – 10 percent.
The Search for Mother and Child 2017 “Mini-Mi” Contest was held in the afternoon of the same day with 12 pair contestants.
Participants were judged in their production number, talent competition and formal attire.
The Baby Expo: The Power of First 1,000 Days Aug. 18 is divided into two categories – The Best Baby Crawling Contest and The Best Zumbini Dance Contest.
The first 1,000 days refer to the day one since the pregnancy started until the baby reaches two years old.
Babies aged 9 to 11 months old joined the Best Baby Crawling while those aged one to two years old joined the Best Zumbini Dance. [via Iloilo City PIO]