CAMP SANG-AN, ZDS – The 1st Infantry “Tabak” Division celebrated on Friday the victory of the Tabak Rock Band who won the Grand Prize during the 2nd Philippine Army Band Music Video Contest 2021 last March 17, 2021.
Maj. Gen. Gene Ponio, Commander, 1st Infantry Division, handed over the Command Plaques of Recognition to all the personnel involved as well as the one hundred thousand pesos cash prize from the Philippine Army. He also gave each personnel a Nike shirt as a personal gift for bringing honor and glory to the 1st Infantry Division.
Maj. Gen. Ponio, during his speech, expressed his admiration and appreciation to the accomplishment of the Tabak Rock Band who participated in the prestigious annual contest. For this year, the Tabak Rock Band bested 15 other participants from the different Philippine Army Major Units from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
“Your victory is unprecedented, it was a difficult contest to win considering the vast number of participants and the experience of the other groups. You emerged victorious because you work hard for it. You gave your best and invested time and effort to master your craft. Sometimes it’s not just about who has more talent, it’s about who’s hungrier and more driven to succeed.” Maj. Gen. Ponio said.
“Tonight we recognize their accomplishment as they bring glory to our Division. Be proud because we will bring this title all throughout the year. But always be reminded that, in every success, there is a corresponding humility and in every loss, you have to be brave to fight back.” Maj. Gen. Gene Ponio added.
The panel of judges include distinguished personalities from the music and entertainment industry. One of the criteria for judging was online poll voting, with number of likes and shares through social media.