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Tourism roadshow goes to Bayawan


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Bayawanons were treated to a night of cultural heritage and excitement when the Negros Oriental: Garbo sa Kabisay-an Tourism Roadshow performed Feb. 15 at the Hayahay Square in Bayawan.

Consistent with the thrust of Gov. Chaco Sagarbarria on aggressive promotion and the enrichment of the culture and arts, Provincial Tourism Board Executive Director Woodrow Maquiling Jr. disclosed that the roadshow is the second leg of 23 other presentations timed before the fiesta of each municipality and city of the Province. The  first one this year was held in Mabinay on Jan. 19.

The roadshow started with Bayawan’s Tawo-tawo Festival performed by the Habagatang Negros Dance Troupe, followed by performances by Louise Christine Villanueva, the Silliman Dance Troupe, Kahayag Dance Company, Jay Cyrus Villanueva, Glendale Valenciano, and Bayawan’s own, Charles Nover Villamil and the Augustinian of Bayawan Cultural Ensemble, regaling the crowd with their renditions of Filipino folk classics.

The Bayawan audience also witnessed the powerful dance moves of Slim Shadow, the Streetdance Group from Bais City, fourth place winner in the World Supremacy Battleground held in Singapore.

According to Maquiling, who is also chairperson of the Negros Oriental Tourism Board, Bayawan Mayor Jack Raymond Jr. was surprised to witness that the roadshow also highlighted Bayawan’s local cultural performers and artists.

The second part of the roadshow, billeted as the Sagarbarria Night, included entertainment performances by the  cast of ABS-CBN’s series “Zoomers” (Hadiya Santos, Krystel Ball, Ralph de Leon, Harvey Bautista, and Luke Alford). Performing with them was homegrown talent PBB Teen housemate Argel Saycon.

Meanwhile, Governor Sagarbarria inducted the new set of officers of the Negros Oriental Tourism Officers Association, composed of the tourism officers of the 25 local government units of Negros Oriental, headed by its president Donna Marie Maturan of Bayawan City.

Vice President is Kurt Constantine Celis from Bais City; Johnette Delegero of Sta. Catalina as secretary; Leo Estrellado of San Jose as treasurer; Jane Francis Cardenas of Canlaon City as auditor;

PRO for the 1st District is Dyna Husain from La Libertad; Evangeline Gabas of Tanjay City for the 2nd District; and Jeremy Mira of Siaton for the 3rd District.

Earlier that day in Bayawan, Governor Sagarbarria led the conduct of the Medical, Legal & Social services, giving free medical consultations, distribution of farm inputs, vaccinations, among others. (PR)



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