Representing the Silliman University Medical Students’ Associations (SUMSA), Joshua Luke Divinagracia brought home the Mr. Hibalag title for this year’s pageant.
Divinagracia believes that in order to attain gender equality, one must “have to take it all—the good and the bad.”
The first runner-up was Aaron Roble Diao from the Silliman University College of Nursing Association (SUCNA).
Diao said that this year’s Hibalag theme on the issue about gender equality is very appropriate since it “addresses a common issue that is often overlooked.”
Shibib Ahmed Mamaludin, from the Kapunungan sa mga Mass Communicators (KMC), was named the second runner-up. Mamaludin’s advocacy is on the anti-exploitation of women in the media.
Meanwhile, a freshman student was hailed the 2014 Silliman Idol winner.
Kyle Lemuel Juliano from the College of Engineering and Design was one of the 60 Sillimanian hopefuls who auditioned last July.
Other finalists of the Silliman Idol were Kaye Belarga, Nichole Tenorio, Neil Parsacala, and Bea Regalia.
Silliman Idol is the most awaited singing competition during the Founders Week Celebration.
By Nova Veraley V. Grafe