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  • Sangyaw Lights Fest Set

    It?s all systems go for the month-long Sangyaw Festival of Lights that kicked off June 9 here, including safety and security procedures, city officials said Tuesday.

    Tacloban Mayor Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez, with the Tacloban City Police Office led by City Director Rolando Bade and the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, assured the public that security measures are in place around the city following the declaration of martial law in Mindanao.

    Bade said police have set up check points and organized intelligence monitoring and foot patrols around the city, and will deplo ...

  • Leytes Pintados-Kasadyaan Gathers 9 Festivals

    Leytes Pintados-Kasadyaan Gathers 9 Festivals

    Leyte's Pintado??"Kasadyaan, dubbed as "the festival of festivals" in Eastern Visayas, gathered nine festival contingents from various municipalities in the region.

    Palo Mayor Remedios L. Petilla, chairman of the event, said the nine different festivals showcase the cultural and historical diversity of the region and highlights the uniqueness of each town.

    Seven of the competing contingents are from Leyte, one from Samar and one from Biliran.

    Petilla said this year's grand champion will receive P750,000; the second-place winner, P500,000; and the third-place winner, P250,000. All th ...

  • Body Paint And Merriment Come Together At Pintados Kasadyaan Festival

    Body Paint And Merriment Come Together At Pintados Kasadyaan Festival

    Two festivals are celebrated as one as the island of Leyte celebrates its annual Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival today, June 27.

    The Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival is an annual event celebrated in Tacloban, Leyte as a way to commemorate the history of the island and to bind its people. The festival used to be two separate events having their own dates, but have since been celebrated as one festival to unite the island of Leyte.

    Highlights of this year's festival include the Pintados-Kasadyaan 2016 Festival of Festivals Parade & Ritual Presentations, where delegates from within and outside the i ...

  • 2016 Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival 10 Groups In Showdown

    2016 Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival 10 Groups In Showdown

    Which group was declared the winner?

    Celebrate with the people of Tacloban and Leyte through their month-long festivity of two merged fiestas of Tacloban City's Pintados Festival and Leyte Province's Kasadyaan Festival.

    In remembrance of the first inhabitants of Visayas called "pintados," the first Pintados Festival was held on June 29, 1987. The Pintados are men known for their body-tattoos as mark of bravery and identity. While kasadyaan means "merriment" in Visayan dialect, the first "Leyte Kasadyaan Festival of Festivals" was introduced by the government of Leyte in 1996. The two cel ...

  • Festival Of Festivals Leytes Pintados-Kasadyaan

    Recognized as the 'festival of festivals,' the Pintados-Kasadyaan festival in Tacloban showcases various feasts of Leyte province, in one big celebration.

  • Pintados-Kasadyaan A Festival That Unites The People Of Leyte

    Pintados-Kasadyaan A Festival That Unites The People Of Leyte

    Enjoy a blend of culture, music and dance

    Pintados-Kasadyaan is a month-long celebration of the City of Tacloban and the Province of Leyte.

    The festivities are two merged festivals: Tacloban City's Pintados Festival and Leyte Province's Kasadyaan Festival.

    "Pintados" refers to a group of tattooed men and women while "Kasadyaan" is a Visayan word which means "merriment."

    The festival is a blend of cultural heritage, music and dance. Honoring Sr. Sto. Niño, the event highlights is held every June 29 on its feast day.

    Pintados-Kasadyaan is recognized as the "festival of festivals ...