Thursday, August 22, 2019

TNT Sisterrific Tinig ng Iligan City Serenades Iligan City Hall

(Monday22nd day of July 2019)

 

Iligan City – Mariane Osabel, a resident of Villa Verde, Iligan City and 4th Quarter Semi Finalist of ABS-CBN’s singing competition, “Tawag ng Tanghalan (TNT) sa It’s Showtime” belted out two songs during the flag raising ceremony at the Anahaw Amphitheatre, Buhanginan Hills, Pala-o, Iligan City, on July 22. Osabel is not the first Iliganon to join this renowned singing competition, but she is the first ever Iliganon to qualify in the semi-finals.

“Gitagaan man ta sa Ginoo ug talent in singing, why not share it? ganahan pud nako ipadayon ang dream sa akong kuya, di na kaayo siya ka-kanta due to his illness. Naa siya sa Saudi karon ug ganahan nako siya papaulion ba. Paningkamotan unta nako nga maskin ginagmay mka-tabang ko financially kay naa na man siya’y lifetime medication. And isa pud, ganahan jud kaayo ko mo-kanta, ganahan pud unta ko nga coming here from iligan nga madungog nga singer,” (God gave me the talent to sing, why not share it? I would also like to carry on the dream of my brother, he can’t sing that much anymore due to an illness. He’s in Saudi right now and I would want him to come home. I would want to help out even in my own little ways financially, because he already has a lifetime medication. And also, I really love singing so much, and I’d like someone from Iligan to be a known singer) Osabel shared why she joined the competition. When she was asked about the challenges she’s dealing with in the competition: “Daghan jud kaayo ug challenges pero ang greatest challenge is ang imong self. Maka-pressure kaayo, bata pa kaayo ko, wala pa jud ko’y experience kaayo,” (There are a lot of challenges but the greatest challenge is my own self. The pressure is intense, I’m still young, and I don’t really have that much of experience) she said.

Osabel mentioned that the support and high regard that the people especially the Iliganons gave boosted her self-confidence. And as a message to the people who support her: “Sa tanan naga-support sa akoa, I cannot thank you enough. Unta jud nga mag-padayon pag-suporta sa akoa kay paningkamotan jud nako nga ma-apil ko sa grand finals.” (To all the people who supported me, I cannot thank you enough. I hope you’d continue to support me because I will strive to reach the grand finals.)

She is still to compete this August for the Semi Final round and implores our support. “It is not only my pride, but the pride of Iligan,” Osabel muses.

 

– –  Kristoff S.

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