Kalinawan Festival 2017 underscored the celebration with the presence of the RNB heartthrob, Daryl Ong and Cebu artists Kurt Fick and Jacky Chang on the 5th day, December 8, 2017.
Some songs popularized by Ong like his own version of “Stay”, “Basta’t Kasama Kita”, Sana “NgayongPasko”, “How Did You Know” and “Beautiful Life”, were performed.
And Cebu artist Jackie Chang sang her original hits, “Sinsilyo”, “Naa Na Sad Ta Ani”, Pero Atik Ra” and a duo with Kurt Fick, “AngPinaka-maoy’ng Christmas Song” while Kurt Fick on his own sang the songs, “Puhon”, “Pangandoy” and Hasula.
Thousands of huge crowds who witnessed the artists’ performances couldn’t help but scream and shout releasing their excitements and sensations.
Jacquelou Modar, SRMI’s ComRel Manager said she was delighted seeing the people get united and have enjoyed the show.
Further , she uttered that the company vowed to do more in terms of community development.
Kalinawan Festival 2017 is part of the socio-cultural programs of SRMI’s Social Development and Management Program (SDMP), and is celebrated annually on the 1stweek of December with different outreach and other social programs such as the Search for Bb. Kalikasan, Singing and Dance Contest, Street Dance Competition, Children’s Party, Senior Citizens’ Party, Kalinawan River Tree Planting and alike.
SRMI believes that this celebration will open more opportunities like reviving the socio-cultural aspects of the municipality and upholding spirits of camaraderie and bonds among Tubaynons.
SRMI’s Kalinawan Festival with its tagline “Sailing for Peace, Unity and Success” is named after the name of the river that surrounds most of the barangays in the town and it is paying tribute as economic trades in that river were done by the people a long time ago. By JD