Tarlac City News
With Christmas Season just around the corner, the 9th Belenismo Festival formally opened in Tarlac City Friday night, November 4, further high-lighting the Yuletide Season in the province.
Organized by the Tarlac Heritage Foundation (THF), the annual festival runs from November to January in Tarlac's 17 municipalities and one city.
"Tarlac is now known as the Belen Capital of the Philippines, and the Belenismo Festival showcases the best of Tarlaqueno culture," THF president Dr. Isa Conjuangco Suntay said.
Every night for more than two months, bright and colorful Belen displays light ...
Local and foreign tourists can witness anew various sizes, colors and designs of Belen (Nativity) in the annual Belenismo, considered as a grandest festival in this province.
Now on its 9th year, 17 towns and one city in this province participated this year in the annual tradition of portraying Nativity scene that placed Tarlac as the Belen Capital of the Philippines.
"They are free to be creative. We do not restrict them for as long as they highlight the Holy Family and they are in the center stage of the Belen," Dra. Isa Cojuangco Suntay, chairperson of the annual Belenismo, said.
The weeklong 3rd Melting Pot Festival themed "Sigla sa Pagkakaisa" started here Monday with Mayor Ace Manalang promising "fun and enjoyment" for all. Slated Jan. 13-20, the festival opened with a Mass at the San Sebastian Cathedral followed by the official opening of the week-long trade fair at the Ninoy Aquino Plaza just in front of the church. In the evening, the eliminations for the Adessa "Paligsawit" took place also at the plaza.
On Tuesday, Tarlaquenos will be treated to a dance showdown among the barangays and schools in the city.
On Wednesday evening is the Grand Finals of the Ad ...
A Eucharistic celebration at the San Sebastian Cathedral Tuesday opened the week long activities in line with Tarlac City's 4th Melting Pot Festival.
Carrying the theme "Tuloy ang Pag-Unlad sa Masiglang Lungsod," it seeks to celebrate the diverse culture and traditions of the provincial capital- which is home to Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Pangasinense settlements.
"This is a celebration of Tarlac City's continuous growth and development, which is significant in uplifting local tourism and industry in the metropolis," Mayor Gelacio Manalang said.
Among the activities include Mi ...
A week of celebration marks the 3rd Melting Pot Festival in this city with the theme "Sigla sa Pagkakaisa."
The theme title is a favorite motto of Mayor Ace Manalang of this city as the festival celebrates the diverse cultures and traditions here as a result of the mixed settlements of Tagalog, Kapampangan, Ilokano, and Pangasinense folk.
The City Tourism Office disclosed among the activities lined up for the Melting Pot Festival are yesterday's Dance Battle 2014 which is a competition among barangays and schools; the Addessa Paligsawit Grand Finals today; the Zumba sa Piyesta dance-exer ...
The annual Melting Pot Festival will kick off on Thursday (January 14) with various activities showcasing the city's cultural diversity.
With the theme "Ituloy ang Sigla sa Lungsod ng Tarlac," this year's festivity will be held for six days with the grand celebration on January 20, coinciding with the feast of Saint Sebastian, the city's patron saint.
City Mayor Ace Manalang, together with some city officials and employees and other guests will lead the formal opening with a mass at the San Sebastian Catheral.
He will also formally open the festive trade fair at the Ninoy Aquino Memor ...