University of St. La Salle

USLS dominates NOPSSCEA tertiary cultural tilt

The University of St. La Salle dominated the recent NOPSSCEA Tertiary Cultural Competition held at John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation on March 13, securing two main wins.

Claiming the first-place spots were Communication student Rene Antonio Vinco in the English Oration category and third-year Biology student Charles Justin Gan in the English Impromptu Speaking contest.

Vinco was mentored by Communication faculty member Hector Gloria, while Gan was coached by Dr. Joebert de Los Santos and Dr. Lilibeth Sedonio.

Meanwhile, the duo of Communication student Jerianne Marie Panisales and Engineering student Shiloh Marfil claimed second place in the Vocal Duet category, mentored by Lady Michelle Morancil.

In the vocal solo category, Athaliah Karylle Juanillo of the Political Science department secured a fourth-place finish.

In the dance sports category, Roque Halipa III from BAMK 3B and Lorraine Santua from ABPS 1-B, under the mentorship of Ronil Palomo, delivered a mesmerizing performance in the Latin division, securing second place. 

The title of Mutya ng NOPSSCEA 2024 was awarded to Commerce student Jada Biaxyl Celeste, trained by John Anthony Bermudez.

Furthermore, USLS continued its winning streak by qualifying for the finals of the hip-hop category.

Members of the USLS hip-hop dance group include Krizteen Joanne Jayawon, Judy Ashley Peñaranda, Glindsay Cawaling, Kaira Razote, Aryan Marie Laporno, Karl Dame De Vera, Karylle Young, John Lester Diaz, Christian Louie Artillo, and Japheth John Plana. The group was under the mentorship of Mary Gazelle D. Siason and Aileen Estanda.


The University's remarkable performance in the NOPSSCEA Tertiary Cultural Competition once again highlighted its commitment to excellence in both academic and cultural pursuits.

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