By | September 8, 2016

SM City Iloilo is on the forefront once again in recognizing world class Filipino talent as it honored 14 Ilonggo winners in the recently held World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) 2016.

The WCOPA was held last July 8 to July 17 in Long Beach, California and and it featured singers, dancers, models, actors, instrumentalists and variety artists from over 50 countries competing for prizes like $400,000 in scholarship, a recording contract and bronze, silver and gold recognitions.

In a statement, SM City Iloilo said that “words are not enough to recognize and acknowledge the pride and honour they have brought not only to the Ilonggos but for the Filipinos as well. It is in this concept that SM City Iloilo wish to recognize their achievement.”

The awarding ceremony was held August 26, 4PM at the Northpoint of the mall, headed by Iloilo City tourism officer Junel Ann Divinagracia and SM City Iloilo executives.

Here are the Ilonggo winners and their respective awards:

🔴🔴DAPHNE GUPETEO JONTARCIEGO
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Finals Night Pre-Show Performer
🔵Semi-Finalist
🔵Gold Plaque – Senior Over-All Champion Vocal Broadway
🔵Gold Plaque – Senior Over-All Champion Vocal Gospel
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Vocal Broadway (30 & Over
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Vocal Gospel (30 & Over)
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Vocal World Music (30 & Over)
🔵Silver Medal – Senior Vocal Opera (30 & Over)
🔵Bronze Medal – Senior Vocal Open (30 & Over)

🔴🔴ANTONIO AMBONG TRINIDAD, JR.
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Semi-Finalist
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Vocal Contemporary (30 & Over)
🔵Silver Medal – Senior Vocal Opera (30 & Over)
🔵Bronze Medal – Senior Vocal Broadway (30 & Over)

🔴🔴MELKY BARRERA ARBOLEDA
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Semi-Finalist
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Vocal Opera (18-24)
🔵Silver Medal – Senior Vocal Broadway (18-24)
🔵Bronze Medal – Senior Vocal Rock (18-24)

🔴🔴SHARIE FAITH QUINTILLA BIÑAS
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Silver Medal – Senior Vocal Opera (18-24)
🔵Bronze Medal – Senior Vocal Broadway (18-24)
🔵Scholarship from New York Film Academy worth $10,000.00

🔴🔴STEPHANY JOY DE LA CRUZ MIJARES
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Gold Medal – Group Production Competition
🔵Gold Medal – Industry Award

🔴🔴MICHELLE PEÑAROYO LUNA
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Vocal Opera (18-24)

🔴🔴YVES ADRIAN GARDE GABASA
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Silver Medal – Senior Vocal Opera (18-24)

🔴🔴JOAN MARIE SUGANOB JARLOC
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Delegate

🔴🔴ELMAR JAN LAGUMBAY BOLAÑO
🎹INSTRUMENTALISTS CATEGORY
🔵Gold Medal – VIP Performer
🔵Silver Medal – Senior Instrumentalists Country Music (18-24)
🔵Silver Medal – Senior Instrumentalists Pop Music (18-24)

🔴🔴DOS PARES
RUTH LYNN GRACE GUILLAMAS LAZARO
ELISEO JUANILLO MENDIOLA, JR.
💃🏻DANCE CATEGORY
🔵Semi-Finalist
🔵Gold Plaque – Senior Over-all Champion Dance Jazz
🔵Gold Medal – Group Production Competition
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Dance Jazz (30 & Over)
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Dance Contemporary (30 & Over)
🔵Gold Medal – Senior Dance Open (30 & Over)

🔴🔴MICO HENDRIX CABILAN CHUA
🔵 Semi- Finalist – Junior Vocals (11-12)
🎵SINGING CATEGORY
🔵Silver Medal – Junior Vocal Broadway (11-12)
🔵Silver Medal – Junior Vocal Gospel (11-12)
😂ACTING CATEGORY
🔵Silver Medal – Junior Acting Contemporary (11-12)
🔵Silver Medal – Junior Acting Dramatic (11-12)
🔵Silver Medal – Junior Acting Open (11-12)
💃🏻DANCE CATEGORY
🔵Bronze Medal – Junior Dance Lyrical (11-12)
🔵Bronze Medal – Junior Dance Theatrical (11-12)

🔴🔴JARIZ MAYVE MACULADA DE LA GENTE
👠MODELLING CATEGORY
🔵Semi-Finalist
💃🏻DANCE CATEGORY
🔵Bronze Medal – Junior Dance Hiphop/Funk (13-15)

🔴🔴NORELLE GRACE VILLANUEVA FERNANDEZ
👠MODELLING CATEGORY (13-15)
🔵Semi-Finalist

Team Philippines won a total of 175 medals and awards, including 39 gold, 65 silver, and 43 bronze, 21 Over all division plaques, and 10 industry awards!

They also went home with 1 scholarship from indasoul entertainment, 3 scholarships from the New York Film Academy, and 1 scholarship from the Millenium Dance Complex.

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