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
  • Kumbira
  • Pyrofestival
  • 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. 1932794_10203834394164939_6394659282962284176_o 10320916_10203834233680927_5750106367540231607_o 10344268_10203834265281717_4406822639570183284_o 10475427_10203834408645301_1020950679869397462_o 11025891_10203834229160814_7761923938437788568_o 11043268_10203834437526023_8567138492670690070_o

all photos by Phillip Vallespin Photography

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