Mayor Jane Yap formally opened the Saulog Tagbilaran 2023 during activities held at the Tagbilaran City Friendship Park last Thursday, commemorating the 458th Blood Compact Anniversary.
“I am also delighted to usher everyone to Saulog Tagbilaran 2023 which promises to be bigger and better than ever before as we are celebrating its 10th year anniversary. Saulog Tagbilaran is an opportunity for us to showcase our traditions, our music, our food, and our art, and to share them with the world,” Mayor Yap said.
Mayor Yap led the wreath laying and floral dedication ceremonies for the 458th Blood Compact Anniversary with Dept. of Tourism (DOT) Asst. Secretary Christopher Morales, Vice Mayor Adam Jala, Tagbilaran Bishop Alberto Uy, Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado represented by Provincial Administrator Aster Caberte, Cong. Edgar Chatto, and Vice Gov. Dionisio Victor Balite represented by DJ Balite and former mayor John Geesnell Yap II.
The presentation of the Lungsoranon Performing Arts Ensemble followed with its reenactment of the Blood Compact between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi featuring the Saulog jingle.
Before the official opening, Bishop Uy officiated a Holy Mass at the St. Joseph’s Cathedral, attended by all the department heads and employees of the City Government of Tagbilaran and students of Tagbilaran City College.