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Wednesday, November 26, 2008


As part of Mayor James ‘Bong’ Gordon Jr’s anti-fire cracker campaign, a drum festival, dubbed ‘Kalampa-Jam 2008: Hataw Tambulan, Bagsakang Pang-Kalikasan, Kakaibang Pasabog sa Bagong Taon’, will be held.

“Hinihikayat ko lahat na sumali dito dahil this will be a celebration of our culture at upang maging safe at mas Masaya ang ating pagdiriwang ngayong pasko at bagong taon,” said Mayor Gordon.

Kalampa-Jam 2008 is open to all bonafide Filipino residents of Olongapo City regardless of age. The group shall be comprised of at least ten (10) members but not more than fifteen (15) persons.

Participants must use drums and costumes made from recycled indigenous materials such as ‘bamboo sticks’ as drum sticks, costumes from recycled plastic and paper, and paint cans or plastic drums as instruments. Other instruments such as horns made of cardboard boxes and tin based cymbals may also be used.

The competition is divided into two levels: the elimination round and one city level where the top three groups from the elimination round will battle it out for the top prize.

The elimination round will be held on December 9 & 10, 2008 and the city level competition will be held on December 13, 2008.

For the City level, the prizes are P20,000 for the champions, P 15,000 for the first runner-up and P10,000 for the second runner-up.

For groups interested to participate and for other details regarding the contests, visit your Barangay Hall and register.

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