First LGU trade cum
cultural fair at newest EV mall earns raves from various sectors
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
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.
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
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
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
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.