Bohol Sandugo Street Dancing with Congressman Pichay

By Kit Bagaipo
Bohol Chronicle

This year's Bohol Sandugo streetdancing will feature 16 performing contingents representing schools and local government units.

The street dancing, which will start at 1 p.m. today is a yearly major highlight to cap the Sandugo festivities.  It will traditionally re-enacts the first Blood Compact between Boholano chieftain Datu Sikatuna with Spanish conquistador, Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.

Streetdancing committee chair Carmen Gatal told the Chronicle that each performing group will render a free interpretative dance depicting the message of the theme "Bol-anong Kultura, Kakugi ug Kina-iyahan, Palambuon."

Three major awards will be given to the top performing contingents in different categories with 6 minor prizes even though this year's streetdancing is a non-competition.
Participating groups are representatives of the Municipalities of Jagna, Balilihan, Carmen, Tubigon, Maribojoc, Bien Unido and Loboc.

Also performing are contingents from the Immaculate of Mary Academy (Catigbian), Tagbilaran City Science High School, Dr. Cecilio Putong National High School, University of Bohol, Catigbian National High School, Immaculata High School (Baclayon), Bohol Northern College (Ubay), Pamilacan Island Tourism Livelihood and Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Pamilacan, Baclayon) and Manga High School.

The performers will assemble at the City Port at 11 a.m. The streetdancing parade will go through Gallares Street, J.S. Torralba Street, CPG Avenue, Tamblot Street before entering the CPG Sports Complex.

Former Surigao Congressman Prospero Pichay will be the guest of honor of the Streetdancing.
Welcome messages will be delivered by Gov. Erico Aumentado and City Mayor Dan Lim during the program with performances from the Loboc Youth Ambassador Band and the Diwanag Dance Troupe of Holy Name University.

The program will be capped with a fireworks display by Dragon Fireworks and a concert with multi-awarded OPM band, Rivermaya at the CPG Sports Complex.