TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines- The SANGYAW Foundation will be hosting Balik-Tacloban night on June 26 at Patio Victoria for balikbayans who will be attending the Tacloban Fiesta celebration this June 30.
Dubbed as Ballroom at Patio, the night will be full of Ballroom dancing to the tone and beat of Tango, Boogie, Swing, Cha-cha, Samba, foxtrot, rumba, among others, with dancing instructors.
The Ballroom at Patio will be a venue to meet fellow Taclobanons, friends, classmates and relatives who were out of the City for some time and reminisce the past, said City Council Tourism Committee Chair Councilor Cristina G. Romualdez in an interview.
Taclobanons who migrated to other countries, as a matter of practice, usually would come home to attend Tacloban fiesta, attend 9-day Novena masses in honor of its patron Sr. Sto. Nino de Tacloban, visit families and friends, attend alumni homecomings and other celebration in line with the fiesta activities.
It is a time to welcome them back home to Tacloban, Councilor Cristina added.
On the other hand, the SANGYAW Foundation who takes charge of the Tacloban SANGYAW events also found it best to host a Balik-Tacloban Night to welcome the visiting balikbayans.
In a pre-event meeting attended by SANGYAW Foundation Inc. officers, SANGYAW Foundation President Dr. Elvie Casal asked the group to entertain balik-bayans as a gesture of welcoming them back home.
The yearly Ballroom at Patio is one of the events of the SANGYAW Foundation Inc. in cooperation with the City Government of Tacloban for this year’s fiesta celebration.