DAPITANONS IN CHICAGOLAND CELEBRATED SEÑOR SANTIAGO FIESTA WITH A FLAIR. MS. TRIA BUSTALEÑO PROCLAIMED HARA SA KINABAYO 2007
Dapitanons all over Chicagoland flocked to Lone Tree Manor Banquet Hall to celebrate the annual fiesta of the city’s patron Saint James, last Sunday, July 22, 2007. Around 350 people attended the affair, some from New York, LA etc. It was the greatest event, ever, It was for the culmination, the last day or the 9th day of a novena intended for the purpose of commemorating Saint James day.
As it has been a belief and a practice for many,
many years, a 9-day prayer activity (novena) was observed to commemorate
His Day. Dapitanons in Chicagoland did just that. Believe it or not,
those 9-day prayer activities were full filled and each day seemed to be a
fiesta in itself. One day of each consecutive week was spent for a
novena, Each novena day went along with a mass, to accommodate those
Sunday masses that anybody could have missed. To top it all, each host
prepared sumptuous food. Thanks to the following sponsors who hosted
those 9-day prayer activities, who took time in making these novena
prayers possible for everyone to participate and they are:
Nixon and Sy Flores, Jingle Acaylar
- the five day of novena prayer
As what has always been, the 9th day
is always the celebrated one. It was indeed a spectacular one, pointing
it out mildly. The mass was officiated by our beloved priests: Father
Manny Recera, Father Manny Duterte and Father Rey Pardillada.
The evening added an attraction where a HARA SA KINABAYO 2007 had to be chosen. Ms. Ana Victoria Bustaleño garnered an overwhelming lead and thus was crowned the HARA SA KINABAYO 2007 by by her parents Troy and Ma Lou Hamoy Bustaleno assisted by Hara sa Kinabayo 2006 Emily Samarinta. She was also presented with a sash by Marlon Bustaleño and Maribel Cunanan and the bouquet of flowers was presented by Kristelle Cagbabanua. The first runner-up was Essa May Adasa dela
Cruz and crowned by her parents Vicvic Adasa and Allan Olarte. The sash was presented by Demet and Mary Ann Nazario and the bouquet of flowers by Stephanie Hamoy. The 2nd runner up Maria Chrizia O. Jalapadan was crowned by her parents Mr. & Mrs. Ricardo Jalapadan and the sash was presented by Mr. Noli Saldon and Mrs. Lucy Sygaco, the bouquet of flowers was presented by Ms. Keyselene Mata. The forth runner up â€“ Ms. Usa Mae Villarino was crowned by her parent Jimmy and Daisy Villarino, the sash was presented by Mr. Aurelio de Guzman and Mrs. Jocelyn Nalzaro, the bouquet of flowers was presented by Chelza Jalapadan.
Ms. Mari Kristine Adaza was also presented as Miss Dapitan candidate to the ZAMNAI â€˜Miss Hudyaka Zanorte 2007â€™ which will be in December ZAMNAI Christmas Party. Mr. JR Moore Nalzaro was serenading the Hara sa Kinabayo and a Pilipino dance was preformed by the Circulo de Dapitanon officers. There was also raffles towards the end of the program with 5 IPODS given away and 5 Balikbayan boxes courtesy of Zugbu International.
When the last number was called, it was of course the dance for all. The dance floor was filled with those dancing shoes going with the beat and the rhythms provided by the DJ until there was no more but hit the road. Ah, what a night!!
IT WAS INDEED A MEMORABLE NIGHT FOR EVERYONE!! “Viva, Senior Santiago, Viva” (Daily Dipolognon)
Troy and Marilou Bustaleño crowned their daughter Tria as HARA SA KINABAYO 2007 at the recently concluded Senor Santiago fiesta patron saint of the City of Dapitan. Philippines, at Lone Tree Manor banquet hall.. Around 350 people attended the celebration some come all the way from New York just to attend the fiesta.