It was Founded by the Former First Lady Imelda Marcos during their reign when her husband was the Philippine President. The event was held first on 1970's and was cancelled on 1987 when the reign of the Marco's ended and no one continue the said festival until it was revived by the mayor of Tacloban Alfred Romualdez on 2008.
Sangyaw is one of the Festival celebrated in Tacloban City annually every 29th of June aside from Pintados Kasadyaan Festival. "Sangyaw" is a waray ??" waray language which means "to herald news".
It was actually participated by a different festivals in the Philippi ...
Sangyaw is an archaic Waray word which means to herald the news. The Sangyaw Festival was created by the formerFirst Lady Imelda Marcos in the 80s. The festival has been revived in 2008 by her nephew and current city Mayor Alfred Romualdez. The Sangyaw Festival invites contingents of different performing groups of various festivals in the country to compete on this side of the region. Huge cash prizes and trophies are at stake as the Sangyaw Festival grooms itself to be a big festival to watch out in the succeeding years.
Sto. Niño de Leyte Fiesta (June 30; Tacloban City)
The week-long ...
Tacloban moves on with Sangyaw Festival after being devastated by Typhoon "Haiyan" (locally known as Yolanda) seven months ago. Sangyaw is a very old Waray word which means "to herald news". The festival began in 1974 and was spearheaded by then First Lady Imelda Marcos but later discontinued by the next administration.
It has been revived in 2008 by the current city Mayor, Alfred Romualdez.
This year, the city staged the 125th annual fiesta for Sr. Sto Niño de Tacloban and labeled it as "Sangyaw Festival Pasasalamat 2014" to give thanks to the world for the aid and relief that it has ...