By Gregorio Tavera
The local government unit (LGU) of Jagna, in coordination with the private sector and the local offices of some national government agencies, yesterday launched the nine-day string of shows set at 7:30 every night in prelude to the town fiesta on September 29, to honor of St. Michael, The Archangel.
The first burst of fun was the performance of Loboc Youth Ambassadors Band that started at 7:30 last night at the Jagna Gym, sponsored by national, provincial and LGU officials and employees.
Earlier, barangay Canju-ao sponsored the first of the nine-day novena and the mass celebrated by Fr. Bepi Trabajo at the St. Michael, the Archangel Parish Church at 4:30 in the afternoon.
The daily novena and mass set every 4:30 p.m. at the St. Michael, the Archangel Parish Church continues until Sunday next week, the ninth day, through the sponsorship of the following barangays, in order: Bunga Mar, Canupao, Looc, Pagina, Poblacion, Tejero, and Pangdan for the eighth and ninth day. Balik Jagnaanon and the general co-sponsors with barangay Pangdan on the ninth day.
In order of schedule, other mass celebrants will be Frs. Jonathan Pacudan, Aster Felisilda, Greg Mendez, Paulito Amplayo, Victor Alen Caresosa, Pepe Gupita, Ife Añana, and Cormac Lacre. Fr. Lacre will also lead the procession.
On the feast day, three masses will be held wherein the first will be celebrated by Fr. Emal Mabanag at 6 a.m., while the second will be by Fr. Aye Lantaca at 7 a.m., and the pontifical mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. by Rev. Christian Vicente Noel, DD bishop of Tagbilaran City.
Tonight's nightly event is the Super Variety Show at the Market Kiosk to be sponsored by Sulpicio Lines/Cebu Pacific, Gothong/Cebu Ferries, Wilmar Oil Mills, Third Millennium, Abarico Group of Companies, MMC General Merchandise, Shuttle Ferry, Green Bank, DQ Lodge, Quedancor, UK Hardware, JMPCI, and Norkis.
Tomorrow will be the Alturas Night which starts at Jagna Gym to be sponsored by the Alturas Group of Companies.
On Tuesday will be the the Variety Show at the Market Kiosk to be sponsored by Boheco II, LCH, JAMAVEA, JMOMBA/JASMA/JAMCODA, JATSI, Domene Kaw, SMC Network, Inc., Petron, Henry Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier , PEVCO, J&J Furniture, Cecile Enterprises, and Jagna Pawnshop.
On Wednesday will be the Alicia Musika Kawayan at Jagna Gym to be sponsored by TSKI, Loay Coop, Gleh Lending, M Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, LBC, Prime Asia, RD Pawnshop, VJS, JAVODA, Eden Pawnshop, Bajade Spare Parts, Jochem Internet Café, St.Peter/Holy Name Funeral Homes, Pegasus Aluminum/Baldon/ Galabo Glass Services, FCB, and Cruztelco.
On Thursday, Ginebra San Miguel (GSM) and Vino Kulafu will be sponsor the hip-hop and videoke contests, and variety show at Jagna Gym.
On Friday will be the Search for DepEd King and Queen 2008, also, at the Jagna Gym to be sponsored by DepEd and all private schools- - CMN, CVI, BIT, Child and Arts and St. Therese Kindergarten School.
On Saturday, the Sangguniang Kabataan Jagna-Federated will sponsor the Search for Miss Jagna 2008 pageant night at the Jagna Gym.
Du Ek Sam, Inc. will sponsor the Du Ek Sam Night next Sunday at the Market Kiosk.
A Diana by the Jagna Band will wake up devotees at four o'clock of Monday dawn. The three masses follow, then the Sinuog Estokada at 1 p.m. will highlight the Jagnaanon tradition, tracing the stretch from the Market Kiosk to the Tejero gounds which will be sponsored by the LGU and PYM.
Boxing bouts will be held at the CMM Quadrangle simultaneous to the Estokada.