A Rosary hour, BCNHS danc­ing X’mas tree and PMA band concert this week­end

Sun.Star Baguio - - Opinion -

THE Si­lahis ng Pasko sa Baguio 45th anni ver­sary cel­e­bra­tion will fea­ture three spe cial events this week­end. This morn­ing, Satur­day, a Rosary Hour will be held at the Shrine of the Brown Madonna along Km. 7, Asin Road, to ob­serve Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Day. The ac­tiv­ity is billed at 10 AM af­ter a can­dle light­ing and flo­ral of­fer­ing by pro­ject com­mit­tee mem­bers of the Shrine. Mama Mary devo­tees from the Si­lahis ng Pasko or­ga­niz­ers, event spon­sors and par­tic­i­pants are in­vited to join us cel­e­brate the oc­ca­sion.

To­mor­row, Sun­day, the Baguio City Na­tional High School Singing and Danc­ing Christ­mas Tree will be staged at the city’s his­toric Judge Ge­orge Mal­colm Square, sched­uled at 9 o’clock in the morn­ing. Thanks to the gen­er­ous spon­sor­ship of the SLU SVP Co­op­er­a­tive Hous­ing headed by DOLE re­tired Judge Emitt Manan­tan and the Ex­ec­u­tive Board Of­fi­cers and Mem­ber of BAMAPCOM, city pub­lic mar­ket. We missed the BCNHS ex­trav­a­ganza last year, be­cause of their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the DepEd na­tional cul­tural com­pe­ti­tion held in Manila. The dif­fer­ent Se­nior Cit­i­zens or­ga­ni­za­tions from the city are the hon­ored guests dur­ing the mu­sic and dance­fest.

At 2 o’clock in the af­ter­noon the fa­mous Philip­pine Mil­i­tary Acad­emy (PMA) Band will show­case their mu­si­cal tal­ents and skill in a Christ­mas Concert at the Park. Once again, the Mal­colm Square is the venue of the once in a blue moon mu­sicfest to ra­di­ate the spirit of the Christ­mas Sea­son par­tic­u­larly to the cos­mopoli­tan pop­u­la­tion of Ma­gan­dang Baguio. This time around we are invit­ing all the in­ter­na­tional cham­pion ath­letes and sports­men and their fam­i­lies as the spe­cial guests dur­ing the concert. We are at this time ex­tend­ing the in­vi­ta­tion to Team Lakay core of achiev­ers with its coach Mark San­giao, the box­ing cham­pi­ons un­der the lead­er­ship of sports­man Brico Santig, our wushu in­ter­na­tional and SEA Games and Asian medal­lists and track­stars. Please bring your fam­ily to the concert. It has never hap­pened be­fore!

Con­gress­man Mark Go and Coun­cilor Benny Bo­mo­gao, on be­half of City Mayor Mauri­cio Do­mo­gan warmly greeted, praised and com­mended the over 4,000 CSWDO Day Car par­ents and their chil­dren and teach­ers who par­tic­i­pated in the Si­lahis ng Pasko mardi­gras last Dec. 1. In their sep­a­rate greet­ings dur­ing the SNPB grand open­ing pro­gram at the Melvin Jones Grand­stand af­ter the mardi­gras, the only one of its kind in the coun­try, both of­fi­cials ex­pressed their hope and prayers that the hap­pi­ness and peace that the Christ­mas Sea­son brings should be ob­served and done by ev­ery­one ev­ery­day. Other city of­fi­cials who came to con­grat­u­late the or­ga­niz­ers as well as the marchers were City Coun­cilors Le­an­dro Yan­got, Edgar Avila and for­mer City Vice Mayor Betty Lour­des Ta­banda.

The Chil­dren-Par­ents Mardi­gras was a very col­or­ful ex­trav­a­ganza. The par­tic­i­pants wore hand­made cos­tumes which show­cased bib­li­cal char­ac­ters – Je­sus, Mama Mary and Joseph; an­gels, shep­herds, the Three Kings, gi­ant Christ­mas card and flower de­signs, Sta. Clauses, gi­ant candy canes, and many more, in­clud­ing danc­ing bal­loons.

CSWDO Head and co-chair­per­son of the Si­lahis ng Pasko Betty Fan­gasan gave the wel­come open­ing re­marks. She con­grat­u­lated the par­tic­i­pants for their ac­tive demon­stra­tion of friend­ship, tal­ent and skills.

The pre­sen­ta­tion and coronation rites hon­or­ing the Miss and Mr. Lit­tle Si­lahis ng Pasko cli­maxed the pro­gram. The top pageant win­ners were Jared Ayeza Carino from St. Joseph Child De­vel­op­ment Cen­ter (CDC) and Raphael Cabad­ing from Pac­dal 3 CDC. The run­ner up hon­orees were Dan­lela Col­lyn Col­lado and Tris­tan James Alla; Stephanie An­tolin and Melvin Balla; Shekainah Lob­choy and Ron­jay Or­bigoso; Chloe Uzo­belle Foronda and Jared Vil­laruel and fi­nally Ash­ley Opina and Ryker Jaziah Falag-ey.

The “po­ton­gan en­touraged” in­cluded Con­gress­man Go, City Coun­cilors Bo­mo­gao and Yanot, Mrs. Fan­gasan, yours truly as the Santa Claus and par­ents of the chil­dren’s Royal Court.

Photo by CSWDO

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