Tacloban celebrates Sangyaw Festival

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011


TACLOBAN City is celebrating today, Wednesday, the Sangyaw Festival as part of the city’s annual fiesta.

Councilor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez, who back the Sangyaw Festival Foundation Inc. and chairs the City Council’s committee on tourism, said people can expect a bigger and grander Sangyaw fest this year.

This year’s Sangyaw Festival will be joined by 22 contingents coming from barangays, schools, and community-based organizations and those from other places of the region.

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In the barangay category, eight contingents are to compete for the grand prize, seven for the school and community-based category, seven for the open category to showcase their local cultural festivals.

The seven contingents in the open category will showcase their cultural festivals. These include the Rayhak Festival of Tanauan, Leyte; Gapnod Festival of Almeria, Biliran; Padul-ong of Borongan City; Dayan-Dayan Festival of Hinundayan, Southern Leyte; Alibangbang Festival of Villa Dolina Homeowners Association, Pagsadya Festival of Anahawan, Southern Leyte and Tribu Kabatok of the City Government as guest performer.

The competing contingents, Romualdez said, will start their street parade at 1 p.m. passing through the city’s major streets and winding up at the Balyuan area.

Romualdez said members of the city police will be deployed in strategic areas in the city to ensure the safety of the people and the orderliness of the street parade.

This year’s Sangyaw Festival will be covered by the GMA 7. (Leyte Samar Daily Express)

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