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by Bonifacio Standard on 01 31st, 2010
 Mardi gras to highlight ABCollege Founder’s Day

Mardi gras to highlight ABCollege Founder’s Day

Andres Bonifacio College will be seen painting the town red on February 6 as its students—wearing fancy costumes—perform with grace and passion their synchronized kinesthetic rendition portraying celebrated Philippine festivals.

In a meeting of the department deans, heads and the SSG, the Mardi Gras will be revived this year to highlight the commemoration of the 118th birth anniversary of Amando Borja Amatong, the founder of Andres Bonifacio College.

The festivity will kick off at 1:30 in the afternoon by a street dancing along the main streets of Dipolog City where a three-minute presentation will be staged in the three areas: Mindanao Solid Mark (Gen. Luna Street), Dipolog Shopping Center II (Rizal Avenue) and Lee Plaza Central-Land Bank (Quezon Avenue). The final showdown will then follow at the College green where each department will showcase a Philippine festival.

Each department will have at least thirty (30) participants excluding instrumentalists. The performance will be adjudged on the following criteria: choreography (artistry and creativity of steps); over-all performance (precision-coordination, grace, vivacity, rhythm and fluidity of movements); theme (concept, clarity of message and interpretation) and costumes and props. During the final showdown, each contingent has a maximum of fifteen (15) minutes for their presentation. Cash prizes, trophies and fame await the winners.

The revival of the boisterous affair was positively welcomed by eager students.  “It is good to have the activity back,” a dancer from College of Arts and Sciences happily commented. “I will surely do my best so that our department will win,” she continued. With its revival this year, spectators are expected to be moved by the performers’ elaborate steps and bodily sways.

“Mardi Gras” is a French term which literally means “Fat Tuesday”. It refers to events of the carnival celebrations, beginning on or after the Epiphany and ending on the day before Ash Wednesday.

It can be remembered that the last Mardi Gras was witnessed in 2005 after the council of deans and heads decided to put the celebration in indefinite halt considering financial and academic constraints. (by padm)


Part I- COMMEMORATION –Saturday, February 6,2010

A.    Diana                4:00 A.M.
ABCollege Band

B.    Departmental Floral Offering        7:30 – 8:00 A.M.
Catholic Cemetery

C.    Holy Mass                8:30 – 9:30 A.M.
A.B. Amatong Civic Center

D.    Mardi Gras

Assembly Time            1:00 P.M.
Designated Areas

Street Dancing                1:30 – 4:00 P.M.

College Band
AB College Officials & Administrative Staff
AB College Alumni
Different Contingents (Faculty and Students)
AB College Rotonda turn right to Quezon Ave., turn right
to General Luna St., turn left to Herrera St., turn left to
Rizal Ave., turn left to Quezon Ave., turn left to Gate 1 &
proceed to College Green.
Designated Stops:
Dipolog Solidmark
Dipolog Shopping Center 1
Landbank of the Philippines

Program & Festival Presentation        4:00 P.M.
AB College Green

Order of Festival Presentation:
School of Engineering        – Lubi-lubi
School of Education            – Mangga
Vocational Technical Institute        – Subanen
School of Criminology        – Kadayawan
School of Nursing            – Sandugo
College of Arts and Sciences        – Tuloy
High School            – Hirinugway Sugidadunay
School of Bus. Mgt. Education        – Pentaflores

AB College Actor’s Clinic
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
7:00 P.M., Amando B. Amatong Civic Center
Mrs. Eldy A. Jaboneta, Director
(See separate program)

AB College Chorale w/ HS Talents Unlimited
Friday , February 19, 2010
7:00 P.M., Amando B. Amatong Civic Center
Mrs. Luzfredesvienda B. Gumela, Conductor
(See separate program)

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