By Nestor L.Abrematea
TACLOBAN CITY- The two famous festivals of Leyte–the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals– will add to the merriment of the 128th Tacloban City fiesta in honor of Senior Sto.Niño come June 30, 2017 as they will return to the streets for their famous performance.
Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals Executive Chair and Palo, Leyte Mayor Remedios (Matin) L. Petilla said the two famous Leyte festivals will be back in the streets of Tacloban City as they perform on June 27 in the afternoon.
Petilla said she is happy that they are now back to do their performances after Leyte survived the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda (International name Haiyan) that struck more than three years back.
She said after the super typhoon, the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals temporarily came to a stop with local festivals participating in their festivals.
Instead, the Cebu Sinulog and the Masskara Festival of Bacolod City as well as the neighboring festivals of Samar came to Tacloban City and performed in the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals.
Petilla said holding the 31st Pintados and 22nd Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals is a one way of promoting the cultural heritage and identify of the Leyteños and showcasing the rich festivals of Leyte.
She named the festival participants as the Lubi-Lubi Festival of Calubian, Leyte; Buraburon Festival of Burauen, Leyte; Tulo-Usa Festival of Tolosa, Leyte; Buyogan Festival of Abuyog, Leyte; Sanggutan Festival of Barugo, Leyte; Kaplag Festival of Mahaplag, Leyte; Ibid Festival of Caibiran, Biliran; Maisayaw Festival of San Isidro, Leyte; and Patiklos Festival of Sta. Rita, Samar.