by Isabela Page
The Higalaay Festival Commitee of the Cagayan de Oro City Tourism Council recently launched the core events for the coming City Fiesta 2015 during the thanksgiving event held at Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University.
City Tourism Council Chairperson Dorothy Jean Pabayo and Eileen San Juan hosted the event which was attended by City Mayor Oscar Moreno who personally thanked the Fiesta sponsors for their undying support to the Fiesta Festivities of the City. Higalaay Festival is an annual fiesta event of the City that will showcase the best of the Kagay-anon spirit. The launching also featured the world-class performance of the Next Moves Dance Company of Liceo de Cagayan University.
This year, the fiesta core events under the Higalaay Festival will include the following:
- Carnival Streetdancing
- Miss Cagayan de Oro Pageant
- Higalaay Grand Parade
- PE Rhythmic
- Mindanao Fashion Summit
- Garden and Horsemen show
- Lambago Fluvial Parade
The City government has been challenged annually with fiesta budget constraints, but the Mayor Moreno expressed optimism that with the support from the private sector, the Fiesta event of the City will still be as grand as it can afford to be. The local members of the media was also cited for their strong show of support. The Feast of St. Augustine is celebrated 28th of August.
all photos by Phillip Vallespin Photography