MX3 goes to Tacloban-A A +A
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
ONCE again, MX3 has been directed by our ever Almighty Heavenly Father to Tacloban City to witness the “Sangyaw Festival 2012,” a socio-economic activity that aims to continually boost the city’s eco-tourism and self-identity as one of Eastern Visayas’ fast progressing city in the Philippines.
The “sangyaw” word, which means “to herald good news” in Waray language, gave a wonderful purpose to Taclobanons in doing away with Pintados Festival.
Sangyaw Festival originally started around 1974 during Marcos’ era (initiated by Imelda Marcos who is a native of Leyte). It has been successfully revived in 2008 by the Romualdez administration after more than 20 years of being sidestepped when the Marcos administration has been booted out in the scene.
This year, the Sangyaw Festival has been made even grander. Instead of just the usual fluvial parade and street dances, the City Government of Tacloban also launched the very first Parade of Lights, which featured Tacloban City’s history, religiosity, flora and fauna and recent city developments: the pre-Spanish colonization era, the discovery of the Philippines by Ferdinand Magellan, the landing of Douglas McArthur, the construction of the San Juanico Bridge and the conversion of Tacloban into a highly-urbanized city.
Given the spectacular feast for the eyes, GMA Network and MX3 came to Tacloban and provided total entertainment and happiness to residents.
Some GMA stars serenaded and played with the audience while MX3 gave away product items to the audience who participated in the game. Everybody was having a blast!
Before the show started, MX3 was seen giving away fliers along with MX3 product samples and a short comic Christian booklet. Truly, MX3 didn’t just provide good health information but also brought up the Good News for the human spiritual health. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 12, 2012.