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‘Deaf Got Talent’ set May 27 at John Hay
by Ofelia C. Empian

Differently-abled individuals  and groups will have a chance to showcase their talents in the 2018 staging of the Deaf Got Talent 2018 on May 27 at the CAP-Convention Center at Camp John Hay, Baguio City.

The event is part of the 2nd  Deaf Festival, which aims to encourage the deaf community and feature the talents and skills of deaf individuals. 

Angelyn Valencia, multimedia specialist of the organizing group New Media Services-Cares, said the event is an annual offering of the group,  which a non-profit organization that caters to the needs of the deaf community through education.

“The proceeds of the event will go to the deaf scholars in Baguio, Tuba and Sablan (Benguet),” Valencia said.

Part of the proceeds will go to NMS-Cares’ program on free sign language and free deaf awareness seminars in various barangays in Baguio. The group also teaches information technology programs for the deaf along with its sports programs.

“In fact makakalahati na namin ‘yung mga barangays and purok ng Baguio sa mga seminars and other programs,” she said. 

Earlier, three finalists were chosen from various areas including San Fernando, La Union; Dagupan City, Nueva Ecija; Angeles City, Pampanga; Metro Manila. The final stop for the screening is on May 19 in Baguio City and the grand finals is set on May 27. 

Prizes are P5,000 for first place; P3,000 for second place; and P1,000 for third place.

Registration is ongoing at Unit D303 Lopez Building D, Session Road Baguio City. Contact 0947-975-6240 or (074)- 619-0500 or visit www.facebook.com/nmscares/ for inquiries.

A gala dinner is set on May 26 featuring the various Deaf Got Talents and fine dining from Baguio’s best cuisines.

There will be an auction and raffle prizes for participants. Registration fees for hearing participants is P2,000 while deaf participants from Baguio and Benguet will at P1,000. Registration for deaf participants from outside Baguio and Benguet will be waived.

“All proceeds of this event will be used to help the indigent deaf children of Baguio-Benguet in gaining the skills to become self-sufficient and productive citizens in the future,” organizers said.


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