CPL Malou V Eslaga (EW) PA has won the first ever nationwide singing contest of the AFPMBAI, Salute to Talent: The Search for the AFPMBAI Golden Voice concluded last July 24, 2015 at the longest running noontime variety show, Eat Bulaga!
Singing her winning rendition of Whitney Houston’s "I Will Always Love You", CPL Eslaga, from the Philippine Army faced off against PFC Elcid Delos Reyes who was hailed as the 1st runner up, PINSP Aileen Rose Stanger, 2nd runner up and 3rd and 4th runners up, SSG Jasia Sevilla, FO1 Judith Guiquing, SF01 Rodson Zambas.
Judged by recording artist and actress, Aiza Seguerra; recording artist and theatre actress, Aicelle Santos; and film score composer and former Neocolours band member, Jimmy Antiporda, CPL Eslaga garnered an average score of 96.75.
AFPMBAI President, MGen Edgardo Rene C Samonte AFP (Ret); EB Host and Senator, Tito Sotto; General Manager, Lumina Tarlac and Pampanga,Tessie Lanot handed over the Grand Champion a check amounting to P300, 000.00, a trophy and a house and lot from Lumina Homes.
The Salute to Talent is part of the year-long Golden Anniversary celebration of the Association.