GMA and MX3 celebrate Sublian Festival in Batangas-A A +A
Sunday, July 29, 2012
GMA Network has sealed its second year of agreement with the Batangas City government in this year’s celebration of the Sublian Festival, a traditional celebration that aims to showcase its rich heritage.
The Sublian Festival, part of the week-long celebration of the city’s founding anniversary from July 17 to 23, is a significant festival that started in 1988 in observation of Batangas’ cityhood as this celebrates the cultural and religious unity of the Batangueños.
Sublian is the practice of “subli,” a traditional worship dance indigenous to the province of Batangas that is performed during a feast to honor the Holy Cross. The liturgical dance is made up of lengthy prayers, songs and dances in a parade participated by young and old locals wearing native attires.
One of the highlights of this festivity was the Kapuso Night held in the Batangas City Sports Coliseum.
Despite the downpour of rain, people flocked to the event to witness the popular Kapuso stars perform and entertain to a jam packed auditorium.
Spreading cheers to the crowd were fun games sponsored by MX3, the leading natural food supplement rich in antioxidants to aid in maintenance of a healthy and energetic life.
Products like MX3 Capsules, Tea and Coffee were given away for free and in its mission to spread the word of God, the company also distributed Christian tracks (“One thing that God cannot do”).
Contestants got to take home goodie bags filled with assorted MX3 products.
The Sublian Festival has other highlights like the parade, indigenous sports, native games and folk dances to celebrate the beauty and culture of the largest and capital city of the province of Batangas. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on July 29, 2012.