Thousands of students, teachers, and city officials and personnel of Sagay City participated in the 3rd Tinabu-ay Sa Taytay, one of the pre-Sinigayan Festival activities on March 8.
The event was led by the Department of Education-Division of Sagay City in cooperation with Barangays Poblacion I and II, a press release from Sagay City said yesterday.
A motorcade from barangays Paraiso and Fabrica contingents brought them to the converging point at the Tan-ao Bridge, while Poblacion I and II contingents walked from the City Bus Terminal to the same bridge.
During the activity, Rep. Leo Rafael Cueva (Neg. Occ., 2nd District) joined the Fabrica-Paraiso motorcade and led the unveiling of the “I Love Poblacion II” signage.
“Saot sa Taytay” by the Sagay National High School-Special Program in the Arts dance students and “Zumba sa Taytay sang Poblacion II” highlighted the meeting at Tan-ao Bridge.
Barangay Captain Ma. Victoria Duran thanked all participants and stakeholders in the event, and said their presence is an indication that they are committed to taking care of Tan-ao River.
Schools’ Division Superintendent Marsette Sabbaluca said that “Tinabu-ay Sa Taytay” is a symbolic pre-festival activity as it gives significance to the 23rd Sinigayan Festival theme, “Making Sagay a better place…Connecting Barangays”, the press release said.
Cueva said that three years ago, Tinabu-ay started at the Himogaan Bridge that connects barangays Paraiso and Fabrica, one of the important landmarks of the city.
He said the first celebration focused on cultural heritage and environmental protection programs. But now, it has evolved into what they will do for the next generations of Sagaynons.
Duran turned over the Key of Responsibility to Poblacion II Barangay Captain Maximiano Masculino Jr. as next year’s host of Tinabu-ay sa Taytay, it added.*
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