New York – Filipino-American college students from 16 universities in New York and New Jersey, participated in a skit competition entitled “Battle of the Barrios XVIII” held at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey on March 30, 2019.
Battle of the Barrios is an intercollegiate competition where schools from all over the Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue District III come together and engage in a friendly competition of creativity and talent in a ten-minute skit that highlights originality, humor, and traditional and modern dancing. Each team shows off its own character and personality by performing stories and dances related to their Filipino-American identity or to socially relevant issues.
In his remarks, Consul Arman R. Talbo emphasized the important role of the youth in shaping the future of the Philippines. He informed them of the thrust of the Philippine Consulate General in New York, under the leadership of Consul General Claro S. Cristobal, to further enhance and deepen its partnership with Filipino-American youth and student associations.
The annual event is organized by the Rutgers Association of Philippine Students, and it is one of the most anticipated events by the Filipino-American college community in New Jersey and New York.
This year, the combined team of Montclair Unified Filipino American Student Association from Montclair State University and Filipino American Cultural Entity from William Paterson University won the competition.
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