apu takes pride in Garbo

11/17/2010 - FOR ITS coming fiesta, Lapu-Lapu City held yesterday its 10th Garbo sa Lapu-Lapu Festival, gathering 20 barangays to don colorful costumes and compete in street dancing.


The festival also featured a float parade and pasahalad (pasalamat pinaagi sa pagsayaw ug paghalad), where dancers from seven barangays depicted their respective industries and tourist attractions.


Barangay Looc topped the street dancing contest. Barangays Buaya and Bangkal placed second and third.


Bangkal, depicting the city’s aviation industry, placed first in the pasahalad and got P50,000.


Buaya again placed second with its representation of oil reservoirs.


Pajo, depicting the Mactan Benito Ebuen Air Base, placed third.


Looc and Mactan placed fourth and fifth.


Punta EngaƱo won first in the float contest. Calawisan, Olango Island, Gun-ob and Suba-Basbas were the other winners in the category.


Mechelle Ombing of Barangay Pajo was named Festival Dance Queen. Joy Angelie Apa of Bankal placed second and Teresa Roma of Barangay Gun-ob, third.


The festival, begun in 2001 during the mayorship of Arturo Radaza who is the husband of current Mayor Paz Radaza, aims to promote the City’s tourism and to honor its patroness, the Virgin of the Rule.


It portrays the City’s major industries and products, which include guitars and
seafood.


“Through this festival, we show to the people what Lapu-Lapu has,” Sangguniang Kabataan Feredation president Reymar Dico said.


Dico said the festival also celebrated the City’s Youth Day.


“This festival aims to inculcate cultural and historical appreciation among the youth of Lapu-Lapu City,” he said.


This year, the festival was organized by the Lapu-Lapu City Association of Barangay Councils and Sangguniang Kabataan Federation.


“We are also thanking our patroness for all the blessings she has showered on the City,” Dico said
(Sun Star)

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