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Sangyaw Festival


Sangyaw is an archaic Waray word which means to herald the news. The Sangyaw Festival was created by the former First Lady Imelda Marcos in the 80s. The festival has been revived in 2008 by her nephew and current city Mayor Alfred Romualdez.

by Jhaypee Guia on July 13, 2012
Sangyaw Festival

Sangyaw Festival 2011

Sangyaw is an archaic Waray word which means to herald the news. The Sangyaw Festival was created by the formerFirst Lady Imelda Marcos in the 80s. The festival has been revived in 2008 by her nephew and current city Mayor Alfred Romualdez. The Sangyaw Festival invites contingents of different performing groups of various festivals in the country to compete on this side of the region. Huge cash prizes and trophies are at stake as the Sangyaw Festival grooms itself to be a big festival to watch out in the succeeding years.

Sto. Niño de Leyte Fiesta (June 30; Tacloban City)

The week-long celebrations peaks on the 30th of June, the Grand Fiesta of Tacloban celebrated with the traditional turn-over ceremonies of the “Teniente” made by the immediate past Hermano Mayor to the incoming Hermano Mayor. This is accompanied by the ritual of giving the medallion containing the names of all Hermanos Pasados and the Standartes. Fireworks and grand parades mark the occasion. Every house in the city prepares a feast and opens its doors to guests and well wishers.

Accommodations

  • Asia Stars Hotel

Location: P. Zamora Street, Tacloban City

  • Grand Royal Suites Hotel

Location: Paterno Street Tacloban City

  • Hotel Alejandro

Location: P. Paterno Street, Tacloban City

  • Leyte Park Hotel Resort

Location: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

  • Tacloban Plaza Hotel

Location: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

  • Leyte Park Hotel Resort

Location: Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines

How to get there

By land

Tourists can reach Leyte Province via by air travel via Tacloban City, the capital city of Leyte. Local airlines from Manila have daily trips to Tacloban City. From there, buses and vans are available as a mode of transportation touring the province.

By sea

Tourists can also reach Leyte by riding a ferry boat from Cebu going to Ormoc City. From there, air-conditioned vans have trips touring touring the province.

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