Tacloban Fiesta Fever 2009

It’s fiesta season once again for Tacloban City!

Although nothing much has changed compared to the frenzy of last year’s fiesta preparations, the mood has begun to set in amidst a backdrop of political undercurrents and bickerings and somehow managed to pick up the momentum of the otherwise laid back lifestyle in sleepy Tacloban.

And, yes, the opening of Eastern Visayas’ first-ever “real” mall no doubt has helped a lot in this noticeable mood change.

Fiesta venues for nightly concerts and cultural events are still spread at the three major points – at the Tacloban Convention Centre or Astrodome Grounds, the Balyuan Park along Magsaysay Ave., and at the RTR Plaza dubbed as the Pintados Kasadyaan Festival Park.

We were at the opening of this year’s Pintados Kasadyaan Festival Park last Wednesday, June 10, 2009…













View more photos: http://callezaragosa.com/PintadosKasadyaanParkLRGallery/index.html

View slideshow: http://gerryruiz.callezaragosa.com/p667194481/slideshow

~ by gerryruiz on 15 June 2009.

12 Responses to “Tacloban Fiesta Fever 2009”

  1. Ahhh… I miss Tacloban fiesta!
    Thanks Sir Gerry for the pictures.
    I always visit your site because it relieves me of my homesickness.
    Hope you’ll update us more. I really admire your photos – they’re fantastic.
    Sir, I’ve used some of your photos for our forum at SSC to update members working abroad. Rest assured that every photo posted at the forum bears your name and is always acknowledged.
    Thanks po and Mabuhay po kayo!

  2. I like the ‘bicycle and the mano’ photo. It really shows that you have a great photo-journalistic eye, Mano Ger.

  3. wow! these pictures are great. too bad i can’t make it to the fiesta. looking forward to seeing your fiesta pics! 🙂 and btw, i also like the ‘bicycle and the mano’ photo.

  4. With the influx of new infrastructures and investors now in Tacloban, I can see challenging times ahead for all the people of Leyte and Samar especially to the local government officials. I just hope they can sustain having a clear vision for the region. I must say that this is the time for the leaders to lead and they must get down to serious work of public service and governance.

  5. Wow!!! Great pics & great job, Mano Gerry. Sayang I have to leave Tacloban before the parada. Anticipating the pics in your next postings na la. I always visit your site to update myself ’bout Tacloban and ease up my boredom while abroad & I also share your sites w/ other Taclobanons.
    I like the ‘bisekleta & Mano” pic. I hope the bike is his heheheheheh!!!

    More power to you.

  6. i agree mano gerry, maupay talaga an kuha han lagas nga nakada han poste. sana mano gerry damo pa nga pic it im ibutang, miss ko na talaga it tacloban.

  7. Perfect site for us na ginmimingaw na ha Tacloban. Thank you for making us smile!..More Power!

  8. Nagtitika ribhong la an aton rehiyon. Unta magka-urusa an aton mga opisyales hin pagpadukwag pa han aton lugar basi an aton mga bisita kumilala pa ha aton hin labi pa ka hilarom. I hope our officials don’t miss the opportunity to make this boom redound to the good of our people in the region. The hardworking deserve the fruits of the enterprises they serve!

    Salamat han iyo usual hospitality ngan hi Ludette. Way nice and tight to have you as minayuyo nga kasangkayan.

  9. ei manong gerry…though all of ur pixs are great…is it possible din ba na may pixs na me negative effects…wala lang para ba at least fair geap hiya..aram ko na kailangan naton i boost it aton city/region pero somehow para mas maupay ba gihapon kon may negative para mas lalo pa ma-improve it aton lugar…magkaada ba gihapon hin focus para deritso it pag-progreso hit aton rehiyon..parang eye-opener din..kc maaram man kita na deri tanan na bagay maupay dinhi ha kalibutan..it need to change geap..thats what success and progress is all about dba..kay bangin ha 10 na maupay, usa la na maaraot mkita or mapansin ht mabisita ba ha aton lugar masira na hiya…suggestion lang po..pwede hiya an additional portion or pandagdag ha imo site..malay mo..thru this site makita hit ngatanan na step by step totally super improve na talga it tacloban…sana deri mag-isog ha akon it imo mga bloggers…para man geap ini hit kaupayan hit ngatana..pwede man hiya dba?what do u think po?

  10. the only thing nga naka raot han fiesta ha tacloban kay an diri pagka asya han mga idea han romualdez ngan mga petilla. Mas marisyo unta kun nag kaka urusa.

  11. aaai miss tacloban;<

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