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Monday, November 11, 2013

Children Choir of Looc, Bohol, Central Philippines

Today's update on the typhoon Yolanda that hit Central Philippines including Bohol last Friday has projected the death toll to over 10,000. It is indeed very depressing to read this. The inhabitants of Central Philippines specialty in Tacloban, Leyte need our help. Let us forget for a moment this depressing news and listen to the following video to give us hope and pray that there will not be another storm as destructive as Yolanda.*

Last month earthquake in Bohol had place the town of Looc in the world's map again. Prior to this catastrophic natural disaster, Looc, Bohol has been known because of its award winning children choir(LCC). The following video shows some of the songs that made the choir known over the world. The LCC was composed of 26 children ages 10 to 13 from the Loboc Central Elementary School

In 2003, the choir was presented by the Metropolitan Museum of Manila in a series of concert tours in Europe dubbed "TUBO: A Musical Journey for Heritage and Peace."

The Choir garnered two major awards at the Europe and its Songs 6th International Folksong Choir Festival, held in Barcelona, Spain, from September 17 to 21, 2003. The LCC rated 97.5 points which earned it the First prize with a Gold Medal in the Children's Choir category. The international jury likewise awarded the Loboc Children's Choir the Europe and its Songs 2003 Cup for having achieved the overall highest mark in all categories, surpassing the marks of twelve other international choirs.

* A storm named Zenaida is projected to reach the Philippines in the next three days. I hope it will be milder and less fierce as its sister Yolanda. Let us hope and pray, it will not pass Central Philippines again.

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