Bad weather mars fi­esta

Sun.Star Cebu - - TOP STORIES - JUSTIN K. VESTIL / Re­porter @JKVSunS­tar

A flu­vial pro­ces­sion in Tal­isay City ded­i­cated to St. Teresa of Avila had to be can­celled yes­ter­day morn­ing be­cause of strong waves.

The ac­tiv­ity would have been one of the the high­lights of the city’s an­nual fi­esta cel­e­bra­tion.

In­stead of pro­ceed­ing with the flu­vial pro­ces­sion, the im­age of the city’s pa­tron saint was brought to her name­sake parish in Barangay Pobla­cion through a car­a­van from the fish port, pass­ing the Cebu South Coastal Road and Barangays Pooc, Bi­a­song and Dum­log.

Alvin San­til­lana, Tal­isay City Dis­as­ter Risk Re­duc­tion and Man­age­ment Of­fice head, said he and mem­bers of the fi­esta com­mit­tee heeded the Coast Guard’s rec­om­men­da­tion to can­cel the event in which more than 60 ves­sels were set to par­tic­i­pate.

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