TACLOBAN CITY – As in previous years, this year’s Sangyaw Festival will highlight a number of socio-cultural and religious events.
In a meeting of the Sangyaw Festival Executive Committee held on Thursday, an initial list of the month-long festivities was presented.
The theme of this year’s Festival will center on the newly launched City Branding Campaign #TaclobantheHomeoftheHappiestPeopleintheWorld.
The June 2018 fiesta activities include nightly shows and concerts at the Plaza Rizal and Sangyawan Park (June 1- July 7), featuring local and guest bands from Manila.
Several local and national sporting events will also be held in the city, these include the Frisbee Competition (June 8-10), National Darts Competition (June 8-10), Sangyaw Mini X-Games (June 9-10), Sangyaw Adventure Race (June 23), Battle of Kankabato: 1st Sangyaw Airsoft Competition (June 9) and Jet Ski Tacloban Race (15-16).
On June 22, twelve home grown beauties will compete in the Miss Tacloban 2018 Pageant at the Tacloban City Convention Center.
Other beauty contests slated this June are the Mr. Sangyaw 2018 (June 15) and Sangyaw Queen (June 24) Mr. Sangyaw Tacloban 2018 (National Body Building Competition, June 28).
Meanwhile, LED floats and festival contingents will once again parade on the main streets of the city for the night time parade spectacle –Sangyaw Parade of Lights on June 29.
Religious activities include the Balyuan Rites which reenacts the historical exchange of Sto. Niño images between Tacloban and Basey on June 20. The religious event will signal the start of the nine-day novena mass for the 129th Annual Fiesta Celebration.
On the day of the fiesta, a Pontifical Mass will be held at the Sto. Niῆo Parish Church to be followed by the Fluvial and Land Processions in the afternoon.
The executive committee headed by Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez enjoins organizations and individuals to participate in the various religious and socio-civic activities related to the City’s upcoming Fiesta Celebration.