Tribu Sicablun Quatro hailed Cadiz’s ‘Patikanay’ grand champ 

The drumbeaters of Tribu Maraynon in their splendid performance during the 1st Neon “Patikanay” Drumbeating Competition that opened Cadiz City’s Golden Dinagsa Festival in the evening of Jan. 12. The group was named first runner-up. (Photo by Bilis Cadiz)

Tribu Sicablun Quatro was hailed grand champion in the 1st Neon “Patikanay” Drumbeating Competition in Cadiz City held Friday night last week.

It took home P25,000 grand prize plus P6,000 or P3,000 each for also being named Best in Costume and Best in Presentation.

Tribu Sicablun Quatro was a group of drumbeaters from Brgys. Zone 4, Sicaba and Luna. Named first runner up with P20,000 cash prize was Tribu Maraynon (of Brgys. Zone 2 and Zone 5).

While Tribu Matinambi Tres (of Brgys. Mabini, Zone 3 and Tinampaan), Tribu Bucad Caduhaan (of Brgys. Caduhaan, Cadiz Viejo and Burgos), Tribu Majeca (of Brgys. Cabahug, Magsaysay and Jerusalem) and Tribu Tibanda (of Brgys. Daga, Tiglawigan and Banquerohan) landed as second, third, fourth and fifth runners-up, respectively. Tribu Matinambi Tres got P15,000, Tribu Bucad Caduhaan-P10,000,Tribu Majeca -P7,000 and Tribu Tibanda -P5,000.

Winning the consolation prizes, on the other hand, were Tribu Hitalon (of Brgys. Zone 1, Bonifacio and Zone 6) and Tribu Sewanara (of Brgys. Celestino Villacin and V.F. Gustilo) “Patikanay” tilt was first in Cadiz’s Dinagsa Festival.

It literally and figuratively “rocked” the Golden Dinagsa Festival’s opening night on Jan 12. Mayor Salvador Escalante, Jr. was also amazed by the turn-out of the maiden staging of such a contest.

“Unbelievable! But it’s real – we produced our own beats and sound – and we’re proud of such,” the mayor claimed.

Thus Escalante promised to make “Patikanay” a regular event/contest in the succeeding staging of Dinagsa Festival.