Posted by June 27, 2008on
The office of the provincial Tourism office of Leyte has confirmed that this year’s Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2008 will feature 19 festivals from the towns of Leyte, Samar and Biliran.
In a phone call, a staff from the Office of the Provincial Tourism Office confirmed that the grand street dance will start at 10 in the morning today. She also revealed that the Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2007 Champion Buyogan Festival of Abuyog Leyte will be this year’s last performer. Last year’s first runner-up and the Pintados Kasadyaan 2005 and 2006 Grand Champion Alikaraw Festival of Hilongos Leyte is set to make a grand comeback and try to snatch the title from Buyogan Festival of Abuyog. Alikaraw will be the fifth performer in today’s grand contest.
The parade will start at the Grandstand and will move towards Tacloban’s major streets. Each contingent shall be within the minimum of seventy-five (75) to one hundred (100) dancers, a minimum of thirty-five (35) to maximum of sixty (60) instrumentalists. Additional twenty (20) props bearers shall be allowed.
Props and sets shall part and parcel of the parade as well as the dance presentation. As such, leaving them at the sports center shall not be allowed. All contingents are encouraged to include in their general pageantry a float that may also serve as water station for the group.
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