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Kalinga soldier won 2 silvers and 1 bronze medal in world singing competition in America

Photo Courtesy || Sergeant Sessy Lou Bucalen-Salazar

Cordillera - Sergeant Sessy Lou Bucalen-Salazar from Kalinga has emerged as a true singing sensation, conquering the international stage and bringing honor to the Philippines with her remarkable talent. 

In the recently-concluded World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held in Anaheim, California,  Salazar won 2 silver medals and a bronze medal.

Sergeant Salazar, a member of the 5th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army based in Camp Melchor F Dela Cruz, Upi, Gamu, Isabela, was chosen to represent the Philippines in the prestigious competition after successfully passing two rigorous auditions. 

The dedicated army personnel, with nine years of active duty, has been serving as the lead vocalist of the 5ID Band, captivating audiences not only with her military discipline but also with her powerful voice.

Before her triumph on the international stage, Salazar showcased her vocal prowess by representing her province in the local singing competition "Tawag ng Tanghalan" back in 2021. 

Her remarkable talent and passion for singing earned her the opportunity to compete against performers from various parts of the world, including the USA, Canada, Caribbean, Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and South Africa.

WCOPA, often dubbed the Official "Talent Olympics" for aspiring performers and entertainers, proved to be the perfect platform for Sergeant Salazar to display her extraordinary talent to a global audience. Her achievements not only highlight her musical brilliance but also exemplify the dedication and commitment of the Philippines' armed forces in pursuing their passions and excelling beyond the call of duty.

Salazar's success in WCOPA is not only a testament to her vocal abilities but also an inspiration to aspiring artists and military personnel, proving that passion and dedication know no boundaries.



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