Venus Abrigo in her winning performance during the Police Got
Talent show Wednesday night.
policewoman, RPSB dancers wins “Pulis Got Talent”
By RPCRD, Police Regional
June 14, 2013
CAMP KANGLEON, Palo, Leyte –
A 28-year Biliran policewoman was hailed as the first ever “Pulis Got
Talent” Singing Contest division winner, besting 11 other contestants
during the show’s talent night at the RTR Festival Parks in Tacloban
City on Wednesday.
“I was surprised when my
name was called. It was totally unexpected,” said PO2 Venus Abrigo,
the Police-Community Relations Non-Commissioned Officer of Naval
Municipal Police Station in Biliran province.
With her subtle rendition of
Joey Albert’s 1990 hit “Iisa Pa lamang”, Abrigo got the judges’ nod
and went home with the coveted title and P5,000.00 prize which was
personally awarded by PCSupt. Elmer Ragadio Soria, director of Police
Regional Office 8 (PRO8).
Abrigo, who joined the
police service in 2007, said that aside from personally relating with
the song’s lyrics, she selected the piece because of it low note since
she lacked time to rehearse.
She added that it has been a
while since she last joined a singing contest, dating back to her
college days at the University of San Carlos in Cebu City where she
took up her Political Science degree.
Abrigo has been joining
barangay fiesta and school singing competitions since her elementary
grade, winning most of them.
The policewoman will use the
cash prize to buy school supplies for her two kids – ages 7 and 3 –
who will be reporting to their classes next week.
Taking home P4,000.00 as 1st
runner-up is PO2 Gil Alvin Sanico from Northern Samar Police
Provincial Office, who rendered Joe Lamont’s powerful ballad “Victims
of Love” while PO2 Ronelo Palito from Samar PPO received P3,000.00 for
his interpretation of Basil Valdez original “Ngayon at Kailanman”.
Other contestants received
consolation prize of P1,000.00 each.
But what brought the house
down were the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB8) dancers who
went back to their headquarters with the P10,000.00 prize for winning
the show’s dance contest division.
Looking more like a hip-hop
group than members of PRO8’s maneuver unit, the 11-member crew wowed
the audience who braved the heavy rains just to see them dance to the
groove of re-mix hits of Psy’s “Gentleman”, Zedd’s “Clarity”, Baauer’s
“Harlem Shake” and other hit dance tunes.
Dancers from the PRO8
regional headquarters and Southern Leyte PPO Kasaligan X-Force took
home P8,000.00 and P5,000.00 for being adjudged as first and second
The five dance groups from
other police offices were given P2,000.00 consolation prizes.
“We are happy with the
audience’ reception, this is really for them to appreciate the talents
of our men” said PRO8 chief PCSupt. Elmer Ragadio Soria, who was
visibly happy with the audience turn-out despite of heavy rains.
Soria assured that this will
not be the last time that PRO8 will showcase their talent in the
month-long festivities, which for this year is the 27th Pintados and
18th Kasadyaan joint celebration, as organizers have already set every
June 12, the nation’s Independence Day, as the “Pulis Got Talent”
Hosted by PSupt. Eufronio
Obong, PO3 Zendah Sudio, PO1 Lalaine Castro and NUP Fe Talacay, the
show’s judging panel was composed of Department of Tourism director
Karina Rosa Tiopes, Napolcom Regional Director Nicomedez Jose, Dr.
Stephen Lagarde, Mr. Roland Calleja and SPO4 Justo Luaton.