A Glance to the Cantilan Town Fiesta Celebration


 “Kalamboan, Mauswagong Agricultura, Abundang Pangisda, Eco-Turismo, Enerhiya sa Natural na Tinubdan, Lunhaw na Kinaiyahan” was the theme of this year’s Cantilan Town Fiesta. Cantilangnons had a long celebration of the said event with a series of activities having the full support of the Local Government Unit of Cantilan.

            As early as July 29 and August 5, our gifted brothers and sisters from different neighbouring barangays and municipalities confidently showed up their talents in Cantilan Got Talent Audition Night at the Town Plaza. From August 1 to August 10, boredom was taken away by the Film/Video Showing on widescreen at the Town Kiosk every 7:00 o’clock in the evening. Another highlight of the fiesta celebration was the Musical Variety Show on the night of August 11, at the Cantilan Gymnasium. What made the show more interesting was the appearance of Luningning, featuring other personalities such as Harian of X-Factor, Cheetae and Silver Jackson and Cebu’s Dukol and Pidot.

            For the previous years, Cantilan has been supported by the Cantilangnons working abroadon the night of August 12, 2012, the Balikbayans enjoyed the night intended for them at the Cantilan Gymnasium. Cantilan Got Talent Semi-finals was simultaneously held on the same night at the Town Plaza.

            On August 13, at 8:00 o’clock in the morning, a colourful Grand Opening Parade with the students holding flagellates stationed beside the roads around the town made the celebration dynamic. Creative and eye-pleasing floats added festivity which caught everyone’s attention. In spite of a very hot weather, Cantilangnons willingly participated in the program after the parade. At night everyone was proud of having a popular musical performer and composer, Mr. Zandro Urbiztondo during his concert at the Cantilan Gym.

            During the Vesperas, the Town Plaza seemed like a super market full of people enjoying the Disco Concert and Live Bands featuring Jay-R Siaboc who made the Cantilangnons danced wild. Fireworks display at midnight amazed and awaken everyone who were having countdown for the actual feast day.

            Such a very busy morning for the Cantilangnons started the feast day, August 15. It was already traditionally practiced having the Diana every 4:00 o’clock in the morning followed by the First Mass. Lot of religious devotees of our Lady of Assumption joined the procession after the mass. Most Rev. Nerio P. Odchimar, DD, JCD celebrated the Eucharistic Celebration at 8:00 o’clock in the morning.

            To add more fanfare and entertainment to the joyful mood of the celebration, a vast of Laro ng Lahi (Parlor Games) were being played and contested after lunch. A huge number of spectators from Cantilan and from other places came to witness the annual event. At exactly 3:00 o’ clock in the afternoon, the battle of talents in the Cantilan Got Talent Grand Finals entertained the audience. With so much vigour and urge, the crew known as Next Episode brought home victory. It might be a long tiring day for everyone but still the Town Kiosk was filled with delighted people who watched the Lunhaw Cultural Show which started at 7:00 o’clock in the evening. The Cantilan town fiesta celebration 2012 successfully ended leaving unforgettable memories to the hearts of every Cantilangnon!

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