Philippine Normal University Kalibnusan Chorale and select students of the institution who qualified as members of Balitok ti Alicia participated in the Bambanti Festival last January 27, 2018 in the Choral Competition and Street Dance Competition respectively.

KC landed third in the choir competition while Balitok ti Alicia snatched the championship in both showdown and street parade.

Consequently, the municipality of Alicia ranked second in the overall tally for the best performing municipality in the said event.

Bambanti Festival is the annual local festivity of the province of Isabela. It celebrates the province as a seat of agricultural abundance in rice fields, cornfields and other agricultural product. Bambanti is a local term for scarecrow, the guardians to these fields of rice and corn.