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VSC to celebrate 25th anniversary


By Leslie J. Batallones                                   



THE ANNUAL VALENTINE SONGWRITING COMPETITION (VSC) will feature performances of top ten entries and previous winners for its 25th anniversary this Feb. 12 at the Luce Auditorium.

Herman Glenn Magdura, head of VSC, said that some of the previous winners of VSC will be invited to perform on the anniversary.

Magdura clarified that the proposed concert for all the previous winners will not push through due to the missing recordings and data of winners.

VSC is an activity that recognizes the musical talents from other colleges in the university.

The competition is organized by the Silliman University Cultural Affairs Committee and COPVA to celebrate Valentine’s Day through different genre of songs.

On this year’s finalists, Magdura said: “The batch knows what they want to do with their songs. They’re eager to win.”

Moreover, song arrangers from COPVA will supervise the composers.

Winners will receive certificates, trophies, and cash prizes.

Out of 22 entries, the finalists chosen last Jan. 6 are the following:


  1. Title: What Matters

Composer: Rojan Max

Lyricist: Lyndrhea Bagaboyboy

  1. Title: From A Distance

Composer: Carlisle Caroro

Lyricist: Carlisle Caroro & Jemer Vince Maghilum

  1. Title: M.U. (Maytag Uyab)

Composer: Reynaldo “Dos” Malazarte & Fidel Francia Jr.

  1. Title: I Like You

Composer: Amyrrha & Millie Ann Estolloso

Lyricist: Amyrrha & Millie Ann Estolloso

  1. Title: Sulay

Composer: Lizbeth Andaya & Meagan Montesa

Lyricist: Andrea Lim & Meagan Montesa

  1. Title: Batorpe

Composer: Emerald Holly Tago-Menguito

Lyricist: Emerald Holly Tago-Menguito

  1. Title: Take Me Away

Composer: Kent John Dolino & Eugenio Salonga

Lyricist: Kent John Dolino & Eugenio Salonga

  1. Title: Sa Pagdilat

Composer: Jordan Rosales & Raina Inez Baldado

Lyricist: Raina Inez Baldado

  1. Title: Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin

Composer: El Dean Acar

Lyricist: El Dean Acar

  1. Title: Late December

Composer: Dan Louie Magalso

Lyricist: Dan Louie Magalso


The members of VSC 2016’s screening committee are Hopia Tinambacan, Sonia Sygaco, Lorie Soriano, and Jerry Catarata.~


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