SBMA BALIK-TANAW made through Steps and Dance!
85th Feast of San Roque
Another year has slipped by and again we celebrated the 85th feast of San Roque held on August 17, 2017, in commemoration of his life as a patron of the Freeport. The Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Tourism Department spearheaded by Jem Camba Head of Tourism conducted a half day program composed of different activities in partnership with Ayala Harbor Point.
Just a short background about San Roque, also known as St. Rocco; is a Catholic patron of dogs, falsely accused people, bachelors and several other things. On the record, God performed miracles through his life by healing them through his prayers and laying of hand to the sick, this happened during an epidemic in Italy.
The day started with the Holy Mass at the SBMA Chapel followed by a procession to Harbor Point. From there, an exciting dance interpretation of “Balik-Tanaw”, which also happens to be the theme of the celebration; participants are from local schools and SBMA employees.
Here is the official poster and schedule of the event:
SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES
7:00 AM Registration for biggest delegation
8:00 AM Holy Mass
9:00 AM Start of Parade from SBMA Chapel to Harbor Point
10:00 AM Dance Competition
- SBMA Category
- OPEN Category
11:45 AM Special Number
12:00 NN Awarding of Winners
Aside from the solemn and uplifting ceremony from the chapel, the dance competition at Harbor Point came out as another highlight of the day.
Although few joined the contest (six participants), each came with whole heart and presented their eyes of “Balik-Tanaw” (Looking back [into the past]). Refreshing it is, to see people portrait the past in a musical number. The history came into life through each choreography, from the simple lives of Olongapo Community back then, in the coming of the American Navy during the Naval base in Freeport year 1884 and the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo on June 1991.
SBMA CONTESTANT NO.1 (Internal Service Group [ISG])
SBMA CONTESTANT NO.2 (Chairman and Administrator’s Office [CHAD])
Each dance number has the same plot and story, but how they presented through different colorful costumes and props made it even more alive. I am personally inspired and it rekindled the heart of voluntarism in me, if only we would have this presented to a bigger crowd and remind everyone the sacrifices of people behind the founding of SBMA Freeport.
OPEN CATEGORY: CONTESTANT NO.1
Lyceum of Subic Bay Performer Arts Dancers
OPEN CATEGORY: CONTESTANT NO.2
(Pride of Olongapo)
OPEN CATEGORY: CONTESTANT NO.3
“Theatro GAT AITAB” ng Mondrian Aura College
OPEN CATEGORY: CONTESTANT NO.4
College Of Subic Montessori “Indak Siklab”
See it for yourself; we have captured each number on the day. Although this video does not give justice on how good they illustrated the history. Still, we hope you enjoy it.
LIST OF WINNERS:
SBMA CATEGORYCHAMPION : Chairman and Administrator’s Office (CHAD)
1st : Internal Services Group (ISG)
OPEN CATEGORYCHAMPION : “Theatro GAT AITAB” ng Mondrian Aura College (Contestant No.3)
1st : Lyceum of Subic Bay Performer Arts Dancers (Contestant No.1)
2nd : Pride of Olongapo (Contestant No.2)
3rd : College Of Subic Montessori “Indak Siklab” (Contestant No.4)
At the end, everyone left the ground happy and was reminded about the heart of voluntarism. Viva San Roque, Mabuhay SBMA! REFERENCE:
Saint Roch: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Roch
Mount Pinatubo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Pinatubo
U.S. Naval Base Subic Bay: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._Naval_Base_Subic_Bay