Noven Belleza, a rice farmer from Negros Occidental emerged as a winner in Tawag Ng Tanghalan Grand Finals held Saturday, March 11, at Newport Performing Arts Theater, Resorts World Manila in Pasay City.
Noven bested 5 other equally powerful vocals namely Sam Mangubat, Froilan Canlas, Pauline Agupitan, Marielle Montellano, and Carlmalone Montecido.
He won P2-million, House and lot, Negosyo package, Star Music contract, Family vacation package, Musical instrument package, among others.
Noven endeared himself to viewers of "Tawag ng Tanghalan," not just for the sincerity in the way he performs, but also for his dogged determination to pull his family out of poverty.
He said that his family only lives off a weekly income of P1,000, and that he sacrificed his own education so that his younger siblings can get decent schooling.
"Minsan naiinggit din ako sa mga ka-edad ko dahil sila libro iyong hawak, ako, kalabaw at pang-araro," he told the show. "Pero kailanman ay hindi ko ikakahiya ang pinanggalingan ko kasi dito ako naging matibay."
"Tawag ng Tanghalan" is the first nationwide talent search that Noven has joined.
Check out his #TNTAngHuLingTapatan performances below: