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Catbalogan Young People’s Day Celebration

Happy 13th Catbalogan Young People’s Day (CYPD)!

This 2-day event is being spearheaded by the City Youth Development Office (CYDO) in partnership with the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) City Federation and the Catbalogan City Supreme Student Council Federation.

#cypd #youngpeoplesday #manaragatfestival #catbalogancity#captivatingcatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan #august2018#monthlong2018

Pre-Pageant Night of Mister and Miss Manaragat

Nine (9) male candidates of Mister Manaragat and nine (9) candidates of Miss Manaragat lit up the stage during the Pre-Pageant Night held last August 12, 2018.

(Photos by Motion Act Studio)
#missmanaragat #mistermanaragat #catbalogancity #manaragatfestival#captivatingcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan#beautypageant #august2018 #monthlong2018 #teamtourism

Catbalogan wins at 2018 Samar Day Festival of Festival

Congratulations to our very own Tribu Sapyawan for representing Manaragat Festival and winning as Grand Champion of this year’s Tandaya Festival of Festivals as part of the 2018 Samar Day Celebration of the Provincial Government of Samar.

(Photo by Marie Tonette Grace Marticio)

#manaragatfestival #catbalogancity #tribusapyawan #sparksamar#tandayafestivaloffestivals #captivatingcatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan#karisyokatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan

Catbalogan I District Elementary School features “SURA”

‘SURA’ literally translated to ‘viand’ or ‘main course’, these type of food are best paired with rice as a staple dish for Catbaloganons and Samarnons.

Catbalogan I District Elementary School showcased on August 11, 2018 the many viands that are common here in Catbalogan as part of ‘KARASA KATBALOGAN’ cultural presentations of the 2018 Manaragat Festival Month-long Fiesta Celebration.

(Photos by Motion Act Studio)

Drum and Bugle Competition on August 17, 2018

Hear the drums roll and see the batons twirl as elementary and secondary schools compete for the annual Drum & Bugle Competition on August 17, 2018 at the Capitol Grounds.

Sponsored by this year’s Hermano Mayores, the Peñeranda Brothers and facilitated by the City Youth Development Office, this event is in connection with the 2018 Manaragat Festival organized by the City Government of Catbalogan headed by City Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan.

#catbalogancity #drumandbugle #schoolband #competition#manaragatfestival #captivatingcatbalogan #karisyokatbalogan#kulturakatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan

Mister and Miss Manaragat candidates attend successive radio show

For four (4) days straight, candidates of Mister Manaragat: The Search for Mister Catbalogan City and Miss Manaragat: The Search for Miss Catbalogan City were guests in the city’s morning radio show ‘Catbalogan Higugmaon Ta’ at MSFM 105.3.

It gave candidates exposure of their respective advocacies as well as a training experience on their communication skills especially on ‘binisaya’ as our local language.

Every year, candidates are exposed to unique opportunities to develop their skills and personalities in order to prepare them for bigger avenues as Catbalogan City’s ambassadors and ambassadresses of cultural preservation and environmental protection.

Anchors Mr. Roldan John Larios and Ms. Myra Gay Tambor guided the candidates as they explored the different sides to their personalities as well as their takes on the different social issues and interventions.

Miss Manaragat pageant is now on its 12th year while Mister Manaragat is on its 5th while the whole monthlong fiesta celebration is now on its 15th year of showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Catbalogan.

(Photos by Roldz Larios & Myra Tambor; Article by Ador Hurtado)

#missmanaragat #mistermanaragat #catbalogancity #manaragatfestival#monthlong2018 #august2018 #catbaloganhigugmaonta#captivatingcatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan

Pre-Pageant Night of Mister and Miss Manaragat on August 12

Tomorrow, (Sunday) August 12, 2018 is the Joint Pre-Pageant Night of Mister Manaragat: The Search for Mister Catbalogan City and Miss Manaragat: The Search for Miss Catbalogan City.

The candidates will be competing for the Best in Casual Wear, Mister and Miss Talent, Best in Swimsuit / Swimwear, and the Mister and Miss Eloquence during the Preliminary Interview along with the awarding of the Darling of the Press.

Fifty percent (50%) from the total competitions will come from the Pre-Pageant Night while the remaining fifty percent (50%) will be on Coronation Night on August 17 (Mister Manaragat) and August 20 (Miss Manaragat).

Nine (9) female and nine (9) male candidates are out to compete for the coveted titles to be Catbalogan City’s ambassadors and ambassadress of cultural preservation and environmental protection.

Who will take the lead in the pre-pageant and who will eventually take home the crowns?

Let the story unfold and join in their quest for supremacy.

#catbalogancity #missmanaragat #mistermanaragat #prepageant#beautycontest #manaragatfestival #captivatingcatbalogan#karisyokatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan #august2018 #monthlong2018

‘BULAD/BAROL’ and ‘SINUGBA’ featured at local cultural presentation

‘BULAD / BAROL’ is a type of culinary practice wherein fishes are salted and dried under the sun and can be as a whole or sliced open as a butterfly.

This was the concept of Pangdan National High School (PNHS) in their cultural performance last August 10, 2018 as part of the ‘KARASA KATBALOGAN’ theme of this year’s Manaragat Festival Month-long Fiesta Celebration.

It was followed by Catbalogan National Comprehensive High School (CNCHS) that showcased ‘bulad/barol’ with a modern twist.

‘SINUGBA’ or ‘grilled’ is one of the common food preparations of seafoods cooked by applying dry heat to the surface of the food commonly from top or below.

Indeed, Catbalogan and Samar in general is blessed not only with abundant marine resources but with unique cultural traditions such as culinary recipes that has been passed from generations to generations.

(Photos by Motion Act Studio)

#culturalpresentation #karasakatbalogan #manaragatfestival #catbalogancity#captivatingcatbalogan #stepforwardcatbalogan #august2018#monthlong2018

 

Kapulongan Katbalogan: KATAHOM

katahóm (noun o tigngaran) – beauty; having qualities most pleasing to the eye; a particular grace or charm.

Example: Hingpit nga ipinapakita niya an katahóm han Maqueda Bay. (She perfectly reflects the pure beauty of the Maqueda Bay.)

#katahóm #kapulongankatbalogan #kulturakatbalogan #language #binisaya#catbalogancity #stepforwardcatbalogan #captivatingcatbalogan

Silanga National High School represents Manaragat Festival

Best of luck to Silanga National High School (SNHS) as they set to represent Manaragat Festival through their very own Sapyawan Festival in this year’s Tandaya Festival of Festivals as part of the 2018 Samar Day Celebration.

Viva Señor San Bartolome!
Viva Manaragat!