By Alice Hernandez Reyes
Tacloban , Leyte was the site of the 23rd Kasadyaan Festival and the 32nd Pintados Festival, a diverse and colourful presentation in honor of the Senor Sto. Nino de Tacloban last June 27.
Along with Frank Rivera, Cris Millado, Cecile Garrucho, `
Ellen Fullido, Ricky Ballesteros and Anisha, I judged the Pintadoa and Kasadyaan contingents at the Leyte Sports Development Center that Wednesday afternoon,
On hand were Palo Mayor and festival Chairman Remedios L. Petilla, Leyte Governor Leopoldo Domenico Petilla, former DOE Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla and Senator Bam Aquino.
The festival brought together festivals from different towns of Leyte and the sister island of Samar.
Mayors of the different participating towns were present to cheer their contingents.
Grand Champion was the Pasaka Festival of Tanuan, Leyte, beating the Buraburon Festival of Buruan , Leyte, which recently won the 2018 Aliwan festival in Manila.