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First LGU trade cum cultural fair at newest EV mall earns raves from various sectors

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
September 25, 2009

TACLOBAN CITY  –  The first ever LGU trade cum cultural fair at Robinsons’ Place, the Kahimo-Kahimu’, of Tanauan, Leyte which ran for one whole week successfully ended with a bang on Sunday, September 20.

Kahimò-Kahimú Han Tanauan
Mayor Roque Tiu of Tanauan, Leyte expresses thanks for a successful week-long “Kahimò-Kahimú Han Tanauan” trade exhibit and showcase of local culture and talents during its closing program held at the Robinsons Place, Tacloban City, September 20, 2009.  (PIA-8)

The festival presentation at the mall’s front parking area drew a big crowd with the students of the Tanauan National High School performing their spectacular presentation during the Palarong Pambansa in Leyte last April.

This was followed by a special cultural presentation at the Mall’s Activity Area where talented Tanauananons gave a well-applauded presentation. Among the homegrown talents of Tanauan was Rick Cumpio who is on vacation because of the Ramadan in Dubai where he works as an entertainer.

Also among the talents are grand finalists in the ICOT IDOL who are from Tanauan, Honey Renz Molon, Arlene Tejano and Rosemarie Modesto. The young dancers from Tanauan who were champion in the HipHop Dance Contest at the Araneta Center late last year were also featured. The Saint Michael Choir under the baton of Danny Lerios also presented five songs as their last performance before they leave for Hongkong as guest performers.

Onlookers gave good raves on Tanauan’s Trade cum Cultural Fair. Among the crowd were Tanauananons who are now living in Manila and who happen to be in town. Back to back during the presentation is the display and selling of Tanauan products like handicrafts, skimboards for the water sports enthusiasts, bamboo craft, bamboo furniture, Tanauan tuba and Tanauan vinegar from coconut which are abundant in Tanauan.

A young Tanauan artist was also around to sell his paintings and to charcoal paint the interested guests. The binagol delicacy from Tanauan was also available and on special request, the famous Tanauan Lechon was made available at the Guztavian Restaurant inside the mall.

Ms. Leni de Veyra who is an officer of the La Fraternidad Tanauanena in Manila said she is lucky to be around and witness the Kahimo-Kahimu’ which every Tanauananon must be proud of.

Other guest from all over the Region commended the local government of Tanauan for coming up with a week-long trade and cultural fair with daily presentations of Pasaka Festival and musical presentations at the Activity Area.

Tanauan Mayor Roque A. Tiu acknowledged the various producers from Tanauan who exhibited their products, the young presentors from the different schools in Tanauan, the choral groups, the Balinsasayaw Singers which never fails to bring honor to Tanauan, the school administrators, the supportive staff of the LGU, the media and the provincial government of Leyte headed by Governor Carlos Jericho Petilla.

Mayor Tiu gave special acknowledgement to the management of the Robinsons’ Place in Tacloban for making possible the use of the mall activity area at no cost to the LGU.

He expressed hope that the other LGUs in Leyte will also find time to exhibit their products at Robinsons’ and that Robinsons’ will also give the other LGUs the same opportunity given to the municipality of Tanauan.