MSEUF dominates 2024 PRISAA chapter meet cultural competitions

OVP External Relations

In a dazzling display of talent and charm, Manuel S. Enverga University Foundation (MSEUF) emerged the undeniable victor in the 2024 Quezon PRISAA Chapter Meet, March 15, hosted by MSEUF-Candelaria.  

The event showcased the prowess of Quezon’s finest young minds and performers with MSEUF students shining brightly in both cultural and academic contests. 

Rueil Viana Montserrat, the reigning Ms. Enverga University, ascended to new heights as she was crowned Quezon Mutya ng PRISAA 2024. With her remarkable intellect and stunning beauty, Montserrat captivated the hearts of all present in the pageant. Not only did she clinch the crown, but she also swept additional citations, including the People’s Choice Award, Best in Swimsuit, and Best in Long Gown, solidifying her status as a queen. 

Meanwhile, MSEUF’s John Joseph Husana of the Lucena campus stole the spotlight, clinching the championship in the solo voice category with his powerful rendition of the heartfelt ballad “Bakit Ako Mahihiya.” His captivating performance fascinated the audience and judges alike, earning him well-deserved acclaim. 

Adding to MSEUF’s triumph, Lycamae Penarejo secured the 3rd place in the oratorical contest, demonstrating the institution’s diverse talent pool and intellectual prowess. 

The road to victory does not end at the provincial level for MSEUF’s standout performers. Both Husana and Montserrat are set to represent Quezon Province in their respective categories at the CALABARZON Regional PRISAA, set May 2024 to be hosted by the Quezon PRISAA Chapter at MSEUF-Lucena. Their talents and poise promise to shine even brighter in the regional stage, showcasing MSEUF’s commitment to excellence in both academics and the arts. 

Furthermore, MSEUF-Candelaria’s talents also made their mark in the competition. Marianne Matugas, representing the Candelaria campus, secured the first runner-up in the solo voice category, while the dynamic duo of Joshua Dimaandal and Ma. Teresa Marquez claimed the 2nd runner-up spot, further solidifying MSEUF’s dominance across various disciplines.

Several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are anchored in the activity as follows: 

  • Quality Education (SDG-4) - The event serves as a platform for identifying talented students who will represent Quezon Province in various academic and cultural contests. 
  • Gender Equality (SDG-5) - The inclusion of both male and female participants in the PRISAA Chapter Meet promotes gender equality in sports and academic competitions. 
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth (SDG-8) - The event supports the local economy by bringing together participants, guests, and organizers, potentially boosting economic activity in the host city of Lucena. 
  • Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure (SDG-9) - Hosting events like the PRISAA Chapter Meet requires adequate infrastructure and logistic support. By investing in sports facilities and organizational structures, the event contributes to enhancing infrastructure and fostering innovation in sports management and event planning. 
  • Sustainable Cities and Communities (SDG 11). The involvement of local government officials, educational institutions, and community members in organizing and participating in the event promotes collaboration and community engagement. 
  • Partnerships for the Goals (SDG-17). The successful organization of the PRISAA Chapter Meet relies on collaboration and partnerships between various stakeholders, including educational institutions, and the private sector, working together towards a common goal and eventually contributing to the overall success and sustainability of the event.