Filipino resilience in the wake of disasters has been touted around the globe. But this month, it drew praise yet again in New Delhi, India as performers from Abuyog, Leyte shared the stage with other nations in a collective pitch to celebrate diversity and life.
This town's 75-member Buyogan Festival dance troupe will be performing on March 11 at the World Culture Festival in New Delhi, India as the Philippine's representative to the event where 155 countries are expected to join.
The group was chosen by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV), a partner of the Art of Living, the non-profit organization that is running the festival.
IAHV's Philippine Empowerment Workshop Project Leader Siaw San Liew said the dancers from Leyte, one of the areas hardest hit by typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) in November 2013, exemplify ...
Aarangkada ngayon ang Buyogan Festival na nakatuon sa insektong bubuyog ang pinagmulan ng pangalan ng bayan ng Abuyog sa lalawigan ng Leyte.
Sa pahyag ni Abuyog Mayor Octavio Traya Jr., tampok sa Buyogan Festival ang Buyogan parade na lalahukan ng iba't ibang grupo. Ang mga kalahok ay nagsusuot ng iba't ibang makulay na costumes na ibinase sa mga hugis at kulay ng mga bubuyog.
Maging ang mga bata ay ginagaya ang maliliit na bubuyog na iniikutan ang beehive. Ang ibang kalahok na sumasaway sa festival ay may mga pintura ang mukha at katawan at may henna tattoo tulad sa tribal designs.
Abuyog is a 1st class municipality situated in the Province of Leyte in the Philippines and faced by Leyte Gulf out into the Pacific Ocean. It is the largest town of the province in terms of land area and is bordered to the east by Mahaplag and Baybay City, to the south by Silago and to the north by Javier.
The municipality got its name when the Spaniards came to settle at the mouth of its river to replenish their supplies. During that time, swarms of bees were all over the shore, and the sailors asked the natives "Como si y llama el pueblo?" Not knowing that they were asked for the town's ...