Fullmoon’s Honey claimed the top prize during the final round of the Catbalogan Battle of the Bands (CBOB) held on Day 3 of the Manaragat Festival Monthlong Fiesta Celebration. The winning band, which composed of Julius Vasquez (vocals), Adonis Gadin (guitar), John Canes on (bass guitar) Arnold Dopitas (rhythm guitar) and John Canes (drums), received a cash prize of PhP 10,000.

Following in the second place is the reggae band named Grassroots who received a cash prize of PhP 5,000. The said band is made up of members Brian Alicante (drums), Niko Tizon (rhythm guitar), Nathaniel Mendoza (guitar), Roger Lim (Bass) and Andwel Maglisa (vocals).

The third place went to another reggae band – Bonne Vibracion, made up of members vocalist Shernan to the Rescue, drummer Jason and friends, guitarist Da-Da, percussionist Cyrdon ‘d Clicker, disc jockey Yachang Jao and bassist John ‘d Baptist. They received a cash prize of PhP 3,000.

Two other bands – Barnats and Mute 11 – who made it to the final round, were each given a consolation prize of PhP 1,000.

(article written by Ms. Lai Minh S. Mabulay, Photos by Michael Balan)

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