Capi­tol Sin­u­log float to sym­bol­ize unity

The Freeman - - NEWS - — Ash­lee Love A. Mar­zon, USJ-R In­tern/ JBB

The Capi­tol is eye­ing to high­light “unity” for its Sin­u­log float for this year's Grand Pa­rade, fea­tur­ing the pre-colo­nial balan­gay to em­pha­size the Cebu pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment's theme of “Kalam­boan sa Matag Sug­buanon.”

The float will be de­signed as a balan­gay or a boat used in trans­port­ing goods and will fea­ture peo­ple dressed as pre-colo­nial char­ac­ters such as ra­jas, the babay­lan (Visayan term for a na­tive re­li­gious leader), and timawa – those who have higher sta­tus than ulipon (Visayan term for slaves).

Gover­nor Hi­lario Da­vide III is strongly push­ing for the strength­en­ing of barangays as he be­lieves that of­fi­cials in these units are those who are more aware of the needs of their con­stituents.

The float for this year's an­nual Sin­u­log Grand Pa­rade will be de­signed by the Cebu Pro­vin­cial Tourism Of­fice.

Ac­cord­ing to Pro­vin­cial Tourism of­fice head Boboi Costas, the barangay, the small­est gov­ern­ment unit, per­fectly stands for unity.

“It is the gov­ern­ing body that goes to the grass­roots level thus, form­ing unity to­wards progress,” Costas stated.

The Capi­tol in the pre­vi­ous year cel­e­brated the an­nual fi­esta through show­cas­ing Cebu flower pecker as its main fea­ture along with other an­i­mal species that are en­demic in Cebu.

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