Press Release
February 1, 2016

Senate commends five time gold medalist

The Senate today adopted a resolution commending Liviana G. Navarro for being a five time gold medalist, and for bagging five plaques and four other medals in the 19th World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) held last July 13-17, 2015, at Long Beach, California.

According to Senate Resolution No. 1720 introduced by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, the World Championship of Performing Arts (WCOPA) is considered the Olympics of Performing Arts" and is participated by over fifty countries around the world.

The successful stint of the Philippine contingent to the 19th WCOPA brought home a total of 136 medals, nine of which were won by the Philippines' youngest delegate - the seven-year old, third-grader Navarro.

Navarro brought home five gold medals and five plaques, winning in eight different categories during the event, the resolution said. In the vocals competition, she bagged the top prizes in the Broadway, Pop, Rhythm and Blues, Variety and Open categories.

Navarro also won silver and bronze medals from modelling in formal and casual wears, respectively, and another bronze for the group production number.

"Navarro is also the youngest recipient of the most-coveted WCOPA Industry Award for an Artist. Even in a tender age, she has already shown to the world the unrelenting spirit of Filipino competitiveness and excellence in the field of performing arts," the resolution added.

"The outstanding performance by this young Filipino artist deserves to be recognized and commended for the honor, pride and recognition she has brought to our country," Trillanes said. (Yvonne Almirañez)

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