TACLOBAN CITY-acloban City – Hundreds of Taclobanons who are now living abroad attended the recently-held ‘Balik-Tacloban Night,’ one of the highlights of the annual fiesta of Tacloban.
The balikbayans enjoyed not just mingled with their friends but more so enjoyed the taste of native food delicacies, old songs played by the Tacloban City Band and ball room dances held at Patio Victoria in San Jose, this city.
Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez, in her short message during the event, welcome the balikbayans to Tacloban, home to the happiest people in the world lives.
“Those old familiar faces are most welcome yearly in this special occasion intended for you. I know you missed the camaraderie of old friends enjoy the night, this is for you!” she said.
The lady chief executive together with the officers of the Sangyaw Foundation Inc. headed by President Girlie Anido entertained the visitors with stories, hopped from one table to the other for posterity sake.
Former mayor Alfredo “Bejo” Romualdez came also to see friends from California. “I see old familiar faces who have been away out of Tacloban for quite some time,” the former mayor said.
The balikbayans who attended the occasion are now mostly residing in the United States, Canada, Middle East, and Australia. (GAY GASPAY, TISAT)