As part of the month-long Panaghugpong celebration, the Xavier Center for Culture and Arts, together with The Crusader Publication and the English 91.1 Practicum Class, has organized the first Lambago Art Awards last February 20, 2016 at the Lucas Hall.
The Lambago Art Awards, which was derived from Cagayan de Oro city’s pre-Spanish regime name “Kalambaguhan,” was organized to give credit to the local artists of the city who have contributed and made an impact in CDO’s arts scene. A total of 62 individuals and organizations were given recognition during the awarding ceremony.
In his message during the awarding ceremony Fr. Roberto C. Yap, SJ, Xavier University’s president, highlighted the significance of art in preserving the culture of Cagayan de Oro city. Art, according to Fr. Yap, is a reflection of a community’s lifestyle and belief, and even though it is usually taken for granted in today’s generation, he has always pushed for a stronger recognition of the arts in the city.
The event was attended by Cagayan de Oro’s best performers and artists including Alex Dagalea, CU Glee Club, XTATIC, Capitol University Dance Troupe, and Liceo de Cagayan Folkloric Dance Troupe, among others. Mayor Oscar Moreno and the director of XCAA, Hobart Savior, were also present during the Lambago Art Awards. Together with Fr. Yap, they presented the awards to the 62 local artists of Cagayan de Oro.
The Lambago Art Award featured 10 categories namely music, dance, literature, film and theater arts, visual arts, architecture, art criticism, museums, and culture and arts institution.
Here is the complete list of Lambago Art Awardees:
Ana Dela Fuente
Rudolf P. Golez
Xavier University Glee Club
Capitol University Glee Club
Friends and Music
Xavier University Cultural Dance Troupe
Liceo Folkloric Dance Troupe
Capitol University Dance Troupe
Kagay-an Performing Arts
Jasmine San Juan-Llenas
Raul Granada Moldez
Lina Sagaral Reyes
Rogelio Fantonial Garcia, Jr.
Arlene Jaguit Yandug
Maria Elena Lastimosa Paulma
Ferdinand Tanael Cantular
Tyron Keith Maru Varias Sabal
Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (NAGMAC)
Antonio R. Enriquez (Posthumous)
FILM & THEATER ARTS
Jasmine Mendez Limas
Maia Nery Fortich-Poblete
The Xavier Stage
Jericho Valjusto Vamenta
Michelle Hollanes Lua
Errol P. Balcos
Michael E. Bacol
Nicolas Aca, Jr.
Junnie Dwight Dalmacion
Circulo de Arte
Cagayan de Oro Arts Guild
United Architects of the Philippines – CDO Chapter
CULTURAL & ARTS INSTITUTIONS
Cagayan de Oro City Tourism – Culture and Arts Committee
Liceo de Cagayan University Culture and Arts Office/Office of Cultural Affairs
Dr. Erlinda M. Burton of Museo de Oro
Dr Antonio J. Roa Montalvan II
Museum of Three Cultures of Capitol University
La Castilla Museum of Liceo de Cagayan University
The trophies given during the Lambago Art Awards were hand-painted individually by XU’s Circulo de Arte chairman and Museo de Oro’s assistant curator Oscar “Oca” Floirendo.
Congratulations to everyone who was recognized during the Lambago Art Awards, and thank you for keeping the art scene in Cagayan de Oro alive and burning.