Will former Pasigarbo winners still shine?

By: Rosalie Abatayo August 04,2019 - 08:43 PM

This is this year’s winner of the Rosquillos Festival of Liloan town in northern Cebu. A contingent of the Rosquillos Festival will join this year’s Pasigarbo sa Sugbo to be held this month. | CDN Digital file photo

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former champions of Pasigarbo sa Sugbo are not taking chances in their bids to reclaim their former glory.

This August 25, 44 contingents from the component town and cities of Cebu province will compete in the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo.

Dubbed as the festival of festivals, the contingents will be showcasing the respective festivals of every town beginning from the street dance competition which starts off from the Provincial Capitol through Osmeña Boulevard and ending at the ritual showdown venue at the Cebu City Sports Center.

The program for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo will start at 2 p.m. while the ritual dance showdown will kick off at 6 p.m., said Cebu fifth district Board Member Andrei “Red” Duterte in a Facebook post. He heads the Committee on Tourism.

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The Pasigarbo sa Sugbo Festival Queen competition, which will be staged with 31 candidates vying for the crown, will also take place in the CCSC on August 23.

Read more: 45 contingents to join Pasigarbo sa Sugbo on August 25

In the same post, Duterte said the 44 contingents that confirmed as of August 1, are those from the towns and cities of:

1. Alcantara – Bahandi Festival
2. Alcoy – Siloy Festival
3. Alegria – Kawayan Festival
4. Aloguinsan – Kinsan Festival
5. Argao – La Torta Festival
6. Asturias – Lalin Festival
7. Badian – Banig Festival
8. Balamban – Lingaw – Sadya Festival
9. Bantayan – Palawod Festival
10. Barili – Kaumahan Festival
11. Bogo City – Pintos Festival
12. Borbon – Tuba Festival
13. Carcar City – Kabkaban Festival
14. Carmen – Sinulog sa Carmen
15. Consolacion – Sarok Festival
16. Cordova – Dinagat Festival
17. Daanbantayan – Haladaya Festival
18. Dalaguete – Utanon Festival
19. Dumanjug – Sinanggiyaw Festival
20. Ginatilan – Hinatdan Festival
21. Liloan – Rosquillos Festival
22. Madridejos – Isda Festival
23. Malabuyoc – Binuyokan Festival
24. Mandaue City – Panagtagbo Festival
25. Medellin – Katubhan Festival
26. Minglanilla – Sugat-Kabanhawan Festival
27. Moalboal – Kagasangan Festival
28. Naga City – Dagitab Festival
29. Oslob – Toslob Festival
30. Pinamungahan – Pinaumohan Festival
31. Poro – Tagbo Festival
32. Ronda – Humba Festival
33. Samboan – Dinagayday Festival
34. San Fernando – Sikoy-Sikoy Festival
35. San Francisco – Soli-Soli Festival
36. San Remegio – Lapyahan Festival
37. Santa Fe – Puting Baybay Festival
38. Santander – Tostado Festival
39. Sibonga – Bonga Festival
40. Sogod – Panagsogod Festival
41. Tabogon – Pausbaw Festival
42. Talisay City- Inasal Festival
43. Toledo City – Hinulawan Festival
44. Tuburan – Tubod Festival

Among the awaited contingents are previous winners of the festival such as Liloan town’s Rosquillos Festival, which is the defending champion, as they bagged the title during the last Pasigarbo in 2012, Carcar City’s Kabkaban Festival, Palawod Festival of the Municipality of Bantayan, and Daanbanatayan’s Haladaya Festival.

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Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura, in an interview with CDN Digital, said they would be an giving extra effort in their preparation as “every contingent would really want to win the title.”

Shimura said they had allocated at least P2 million for their preparations for the Pasigarbo, excluding the transportation expense of their delegation for the Pasigarbo sa Sugbo.

He said that they would also be expecting a P500,000 financial aid from the province.

“From what I know, humana mi sa sayaw gyud, sa choreography. We are just working on the visuals na lang kay we understand there will be LED screens which will be used as the background,” said Shimura.

(From what I know, we are done with the dance, the choreography. We are just working on the visuals because we understand there will be LED screens, which will be used as the background.)

During the first meeting of the mayors and tourism officers at the Capitol on July 3, Victor Hao Cuenco, one of the organizers of the events, promised a grander Pasigarbo sa Sugbo this year as they plan to “digitalize” the event./dbs

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