August 13, 2015 (12:45 PM)

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The BSA-AT Griffins (left) snatched the championship title again in this year's edition of the Group Dance Showdown. The BM Vipers (center) and the SEA Tigers (right) placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Photo by Adlin Joey Almencion

The BSA-AT Griffins (left) snatched the championship title again in this year’s edition of the Group Dance Showdown. The BM Vipers (center) and the SEA Tigers (right) placed 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Photo by Adlin Joey Almencion

The Group Dance Showdown (GDS) 2015 brought another highlight during the University’s 67th College Fiesta this morning at the Martin Hall.

Among the nine competing clusters, the inter-division dance competition hailed Accountancy division as the champion, making them undefeated since they were also declared as the champion of last year’s GDS.

Gio Maniwan, one of the dancers representing the Accountancy Division, expressed his gratitude after knowing the result of the competition.

“Actually, bonus na nga ito sa amin. Ang main goal kasi namin is to show to everyone about the issue concerning apathy of human beings,” Maniwan said.

The said competition gave everyone a chance to see social issues being interpreted by group contestants through dancing.

Other eight given social issues being interpreted were human trafficking, gender equality, militarization of indigenous people, technological struggle and addiction, stereotyping Mindanao, drug abuse and domestic violence.

Bryan Grandeza, one of the judges of GDS 2015, stressed his thoughts about the difficulty he encountered in judging the group contestants.

“Obviously, everyone prepared for this competition. Kaya’t nahihirapan talaga kaming mag-judge kung sino sa kanila ang mananalo kasi lahat sila magagaling,” Grandeza acknowledged.

“But it’s amazing watching a showcase of talents raising the awareness of social issues,” he added.

Along with the Griffins, the Business and Management (BM) Division and the School of Engineering and Architecture (SEA) were declared 1st and 2nd runners-up, respectively.



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