D’IMPROEUVRES JR. WINS TOP PLUM IN WAGI
Heavy rains did not deter the participants and even the audience to watch WAGI (Wow Artistang Gapo Ito), the first citywide talent search at the grassroots level initiated by the Olongapo city government.
The dance group D’improuvers Jr. bested 14 other finalists who vied for the title WAGI Grand Champion and the P 50,000.00 grand prize at the grand finals held at the East Tapinac Oval Track (ETOT) last December 17, 2011.
The 15-member group’s synchronized and graceful execution of complex dance routines wowed the crowd and the Board of Judges headed by noted TV personality & impersonator – Bataan provincial board member Terry Aunor.
Oman Dela Roma of Barangay Mabayuan won as first runner-up; the dance group Perlas ng Silangan of Barangay Pag-asa, second runner-up: the Feel So Smooth dancers, third runnger-up; and solo performer Almira Lat, fourth runner-up.
“Kami po ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa bumubuo ng WAGI sa pagkakataong binigay sa amin upang maipakilala ang aming pangalan at maipagmalaki ang aming talent,” said Mary Ann “Bally” Baleos, D’improuvers Jr. Choreographer.
“We will forever treasure the finals night, as it was one of our grandest experience in the limelight, para po sa lahat ng naniniwala sa amin maraming salamat po at alay namin sa inyong lahat ang aming pagkapanalo,” added Baleos.
“Makakaasa ang ating mga kababayan dito sa Olongapo na patuloy tayong magbibigay ng pagkakataon, sa pamamagitan ng mga proyektong tulad ng WAGI, upang maipakita nila at mahasa nang husto ang kanilang mga talento at kahusayan sa anumang larangan,” remarked Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr.