The Sagunto Tribal Council was tasked to distribute aid to Sagunto citizens who suffered damages from Typhoon Cosme that went through Sagunto last May. U.S. and Canadian Saguntonians pooled their money together and sent aid typhoon victims Sagunto, thanks in great part to the efforts of Ophelia “Babot” Pasibe Glasser. The tribal council disbursed P1000 each to 25 families and P265 each to 65 families; to help them recover and rebuild from the typhoon damage. It should be noted (according to the letter) that the funds were distributed based on need and not membership in the council.
Subject: REQUEST FROM TRIBAL CHIEFTAIN
HI,THE TRIBAL CHIEFTAIN REQUESTED ME TO POST THESE PICTURES OF THE TRIBAL DANCERS, IN PRACTICE, DURING THE EARLY HOURS OF NEW YEAR’S DAY.AND TOLD ME TO ASK YOUR HELP ON THE CONTINUING SOLICITATION FOR THE DANCER’S COSTUMES.THEIR PREVIOUS PERFORMANCES AT THE TOWN AND BARANGAY FIESTAS WERE DONE USING BORROWED COSTUMES…
Photos courtesy of RBenosa
The Sagunto Women’s Tribal Association (SWTA) would like to express their thanks for your help and support of their endeavor to organize and coordinate an outstanding bario fiesta for Sagunto. When they asked for your help, Saguntonians rose to the occasion and donated overwhelmingly, making this one of the most profitable Rizal Day Celebrations ever.
The Sagunto Barangay Council has decreed that the net proceeds as noted in the following financial reports will be used to purchase a sound system and for the clean and green program.
Posts relating to the SWTA solicitation request for the Sagunto Rizal Day Celebration:
Request from the Sagunto Tribal Women’s Association (SWTA)
Ads on Sagunto Fiesta Program
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Saguntonians, don’t forget to send your donations for the tribal council’s request for gongs, tambor and costumes. They are doing their part by promoting and learning more about the tribal culture, let’s do our part by helping them achieve their goals.
Following are Emily’s personal insights about the seminar and more photos: