DINALUPIHAN, Bataan, June 25 — This only land-locked town in the province celebrated its fiesta on Thursday with a “Tubig Festival,” using big hoses of firetrucks in damping water to a big number of cheering people along the streets.
Mayor Joel Payumo, along with his wife and children, led the celebration in honor of the town’s patron saint, St. John the Baptist.
Participants in the merry-making shouted “tubig, tubig” asking for more water to wet them while dancing and waving some leaves from trees.
Street dancers lent entertainment to the festive occasion.
The day before, (Wednesday afternoon), a colorful long parade participated by representatives of almost all sector marked the “bisperas” of the Tubig festival.
The presence of Kapuso (GMA 7) stars Riza Cenon, Stef Prescut and Prince Stefan added more color to the 146th Dinalupihan Day.
They joined the parade held around the poblacion area.
Payumo joined a big number of people who filled the streets and the town plaza in watching the civic-military parade.
Police officers and members of the Philippine Army were among the marchers.
Brass bands, drum and lyre corps led by children majorettes from some public elementary schools and street dancers tirelessly performed to the enjoyment of the big crowd.
The relaxed “singing and dancing pig”, a tiger and a python from the float of the Zoobic Safari attracted many.
Carabaos pulling carts and horses in tiburin portrayed that Dinalupihan is an agriculutural area despite its being a booming commercial district.
Many agencies of government, banks, food chains and other big establishments setting shop in the municipality participated in the motorcade. (PNA)