Today is the fiesta of Tanjay City, with the patron saint commonly referred to as Señor Santiago by the locals. His statue is usually depicted by a warrior on a horseback.
Mayor Lawrence Teves and his team have their work cut out for them, of the challenges that face a new and emerging growth center.
For the longest time, Tanjay was known for its high ratio of middleclass, planters, businessmen, professionals, entertainers of world class stature, and a menagerie of overseas contract workers.
By and large, Tanjay City has a lot to be thankful for, in view of its projected development plan.
Most people will agree that if we talk of budbod, we usually refer to the budbod sa Tanjay, which had made its mark with the locals and visitors, especially during the Buglasan Festival.
In the field of entertainment, most people have heard music groups from Tanjay, perform with musicality, comparable to those who play in five-star hotels and other world class entertainment venues. And with the music, it seems that most Tanjayanons are also good ballroom dancers.
Diaz College and Villaflores College are educational institutions that have catered to the academic needs of the youth in the City.
Many business establishments actually started out, or branched out from Tanjay City like Allied Bank, the Rural Bank of Tanjay Inc., Scooby’s, La Residencia, and the latest McDonald’s.
Tanjayanons are known for their hospitality, and this is the reason why many will be trooping to Tanjay today to celebrate fiesta with family, relatives, and friends. There are also many returning residents from abroad who took time off from their work schedule to be home for the fiesta.
Let us take a recess from all the challenges of life in this part of the world –rains, floods, money woes, etc.
Congratulations to all Tanjayanons on the occasion of their fiesta!
Special greetings to Atty. Virginia Fabe and family who invite the Yap-Siton Law Office for thanksgiving every fiesta. May you have more blessings to come.