Sangyaw Festival is a religious, socio-social occasion and a prominent local celebration held each 29th of June in Tacloban City. Sangyaw signifies "to proclaim news" in the neighborhood vernacular. It was made by previous first woman Imelda Marcos in the 80s. The festival has been resuscitated in 2008 by her nephew and previous Mayor Alfred Romualdez. The resuscitated celebration turned into a major achievement and took an interest by social contingents from ious performing gatherings of different celebrations in the nation to contend on this side of the region.
This year, the Sangyaw Festival by feature the one of a kind culture and history of the general population from Eastern Visayas. A large number of Tacloban inhabitants were hypnotized and flabbergasted on Wednesday night June 29 by the Sangyaw march of lights with its subject: Unity in advance, a yearly occasion facilitated by the City Government in accordance with its 128th holiday festivity. It was around 5 p.m. when we make a beeline for downtown zone and saw the procession of lights. Obviously, a few streets were shut to make ready for the 128th holiday festivity.
We were simply remaining before Real Mcdo while sitting tight for the motorcade to go by in our area. Together with the City Government and barangay family Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez was joined by her significant other previous Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, little girl Sofia, first Dist. Leyte Congresswoman Yedda Romualdez , Atty. FM Romualdez, visitor Sen. Sonny Angara, DOT Regional Director Karina Rosa Tiopes and the SANGYAW Foundation Inc. family.