Statement of Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan on the 3rd Place of Tribu Katbalaugan

Statement of Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan on the 3rd Place of Tribu Katbalaugan

 

Hapit na unta, pero deri pa gud talaga…

Congratulations to our very own Tribu Katbalaugan for placing third in this year’s Aliwan Fiesta. Your hardwork may not have reaped the success that we aimed for, but I am forever proud and grateful for continuously bringing honor and pride to us all Catbaloganons.

Despite losing our chance for the three-peat championship win and a possible hall-of-fame distinction last April 22, 2017, I believe Senor San Bartolome is still preparing us for this.

It was never in my dreams that we can organize a group to compete at a national showdown of festivals, more so win two consecutive championship titles. You have proven more than we what have ever expected for a beginner or a novice or a neophyte in this festival competition. You have shown the world that however small or new we may be, if we put our hearts and minds into it, anything can really be possible.

To our dancers, props personnel, instrumentalists, and support staff, my greatest salute and appreciation for giving your best and for being our best… you are our rock.

To our choreographer, dance masters, artists and support personnel, thank you for the creating magnificent works and you may not have been officially born in Catbalogan but we already consider you as fellow Catbaloganons… you are our pillars.

To the parents of our scholars and members of our yearly contingent, to the supporters, sponsors, partners and fans from all corners of the world, thank you for the continued support and understanding, you keep us moving; and to the detractors and non-believers, thank you for inspiring us to be better, to do better and to give better to our home and our people.

Viva Señor San Bartolome!
Viva Señor Santo Niño!
Viva Catbalogan City!

(Photos by Paulus Aragon)

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