First year students of St. Francis of Assisi Montessori School of Cainta perform a Balagtasan in front of parents during an intermission of the 2011 Parent Teacher Conference.
Names of the participants in order of their appearance:
Shara Alyssalene Raja
Louisiana R. Sollestre
Michelle Ann Villacorta
Balagtasan means poetical joust. Using flowery words, metaphors and rhymes to debate and argue in Tagalog usually in a public setting.
The word Balagtasan was derived from the pen name of one of the greatest Filipino poets of all time, Francisco Balagtas. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Balagtas)
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