|Posted by Irvin on February 11, 2013 at 4:35 AM|
Parasurat Bikolnon Inc. invites all Bicolanos in the planet to join the TigsTXT contest for the months of February and March 2013. Now on the third month, TigsTXT aims to revive and to pass the unique Bikolano tradition to the new generation.
Theme for the month of February is "tibay asin talento kan Bikolnon sa lado kan Arte" (pride of Bicolnon artists) and "katungdan kan babai sa pamilya asin komunidad" (today's role of women) for the month of March.
Submission period is February 11–15 and March 11–15 (Philippine Standard Time), respectively.
Asther Villareal, 17, from Naga City won TigsTXT of the Month last December for her toast about children carolers who stay up late in the streets just to ask money for dinner. Theme was "karahayan asin naturalesa kan mga aki na dai pa nin pagkaaram sa kinàban" (children's innocence).
"Tigsik ko an mga kaakian/ Na siging pasadpasad sa dalan/ Ta sa pagkarol nababanggihan/ Magkaigwa lang nin pamanggihan//"
For the month of January, the entry of Imelda Brazal, 23, Naga City on Filipino ritual observed before throwing something in respect of unseen beings was chosen TigsTXT of the Month. The theme was "gawì-gawì asin ugalì sa pagpopoon dapit sa ano man na gibo-gibo o sa buhay" (rituals and routines).
"Tigsik ko an tabì apò/ Sambit ngùna bàgo igapô/ An ano man, pisog o tipô/ Nganing taong lipod dai maigò//"
Entries must be in any Bikol languages, the message should be clear, within the theme, and witty. As for the format, the tigsik must have two to four lines, each line does not exceed 12 syllables and has rhyme.
Send the entries to 0916-5041137 or 0919-9874897 with the name, age and location of the participant. Ten (10) best entries will be published in Bicol Mail weekly newspaper. TigsTXT of the Month will receive Php1,000 cash prize courtesy of the City Government of Naga and other prizes from Parasurat Bikolnon Inc.