by Katrin Anne A. Arcala
A candidate’s advocacy on education for street children landed him as the Mr. Hibalag 2013. Hanz Villahermosa, governor of the College of Education Student Organization (CES O) did not let his supporters down as he brought home the bacon last August 28 for this year’s pageant.
An advocate of ‘education for all’,Villahermosa said that he is willing to do what it takes to carry on is responsibilities. “I wanted it to be a two way kind of help. We help the street children who lacks proper education and at the same time extend the help to my fellow education students who are as passionate as I am when it comes to teaching,” he said.
He also was the best speaker, best in talent, best in production number and best in formal wear.
Runners up were Charles Dean from the College of Nursing and Tobi Jasper Enriquez from Ang Sandigan,
respectively. Khalil MAranda from Amihang Mindano Sillimanian and Bryan Gamboa from the Philippine Institute of Computer Engineering Students also made it to the top five.
Meanwhile, champion of this year’s Silliman Idol was Kimberly Satina from the College of Business Administration.
After the first and second elimination night, Satina was joined by Ranschianni Ramos, Daphne Callao,Jessah Jubay and Patrick Bayato who were her runners up as well.
Kaloka-like, inspired by an original game from the noontime show ‘It’s Showtime’, was also launched in this year’s Hibalag Festival. Sillimanians aimed to achieve the looks and the grooves of Solenn Heusaff, Daniel Padilla, Beyonce and other celebrities. Modine Buenafe, a senior student from the School of Basic Education won as she impersonated Ryzza Mae Dizon. Here are other awards given to the winning organizations from the entire celebration: