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2nd Kalahi-CIDSS ‘Kamurayaw’ Songwriting Tilt in EV Now Open

EVENTSAug 11 2016335Sir James D. Tumbaga

The Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Kalahi-CIDSS or Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services in Eastern Visayas is now accepting entries for the 2nd Kalahi-CIDSS Kamurayaw Songwriting Competition.

The competition is open to all songwriters (amateur or professional) who are Filipino citizens or of Filipino descent residing in the region.

Each entry must be an original composition and in accordance with the theme, “Sa Community-Driven Development, Ikaw at Ako ang Bubuo ng Pagbabago.”

Lyrics of song entries must be in Filipino, Waray, Cebuano or a combination of these languages. Entries could be based on any music genre or style (Pop, Rock, Ballad, R&B, etc.) with a duration of at least 3-4 minutes.

“Our first Kalahi-CIDSS Kamurayaw winner is Hermie Sanchez from Catbalogan City. His winning song entitled ‘Kusog han Komunidad’ is now the official song of Kalahi-CIDSS in the region. Through this competition, we aim to explore the creativity and artistry within our volunteers and stakeholders, especially the youth sector while promoting the Community-Driven Development strategy of Kalahi-CIDSS,” said Kalahi-CIDSS Regional Program Coordinator Babes Sequito.

Deadline of entries is on September 15, 2016. Official entry form can be downloaded at the DSWD-8 website and facebook page:

Entries with lyrics must be sent to the Social Marketing Unit of DSWD Field Office VIII, Magsaysay Blvd., Tacloban City, 6500 or send thru email to All entries will be initially screened to obtain the Top Eight (8) finalists that will qualify for the Grand Finals on September 30, 2016.

The criteria are as follows: Musicality-30%, Lyrics and Messaging-30%, Originality-30% and Song Impact-10%.

The Grand Champion will receive Php15, 000.00, while the second and third place winners will receive Php10, 000.00 and Php7, 000.00, respectively.

For more inquiries, please contact Kalahi-CIDSS Region 8 at 09058254440.

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