Mayor Jeannie launches Tambobong Indakan Festival showcasing Malabueño talents

MANILA — In line with Malabon’s 23rd Cityhood Anniversary and 425th Founding Anniversary, Mayor Jeannie Sandoval over the weekend launched the second “Tambobong Indakan Festival,” featuring the talents, creativity, and coordination of 23 groups from city schools and local government departments.

Isa sa ating mga adhikain ay ang pagyabong ng kultura at sining sa Malabon, kaya’t hinikayat natin ang mga paaralan at mga kawani ng ating pamahalaan na lumahok dito sa ating Indakan. Dito ay makakita natin ang mga makukulay na street dances mula sa kanila na nagpapakita ng ating pagiging tunay na Malabueño, na may isang makulay na tradisyon at kasaysayang ating maipagmamalaki kaninuman,” Mayor Sandoval said. “Ito ay upang ipagdiwang ang ating 425th Foundation Day ng may ngiti at ligaya sa ating mga puso habang patuloy tayo sa pag-ahon dito sa Malabon.”

(One of our goals is to promote culture and arts in Malabon, so we encouraged schools and government employees to join this Indakan. Here we will see their colorful street dances showcasing our true Malabueño identity, with a rich tradition and history we can be proud of. This is to celebrate our 425th Foundation Day with smiles and joy in our hearts as we continue to rise in Malabon.)

Themed “Kung saan ang tradisyon ay dumadaloy sa Pagbabago’t Pag-ahon” (Where Tradition Flows into Change and Progress), the street dance competition started with a parade from Malabon National High School in Barangay Hulong Duhat, passing through A. Bonifacio, Gen. Luna, and Rizal Avenue before arriving at the Malabon Sports Complex.

The groups performed interpretative, ethnic, and contemporary dances to the song “Malabueño Ako,” prepared for the competition judged on concept, choreography, creativity, execution, costume, and props.

The judging panel included Rommel Padilla Serrano, Jonathan Balsamo, Calvin Neria, Jerry Paredes, and Rommel Colobong Tongga. TV actor Zeus Collins also joined the festival celebration.

Special numbers were performed by Tanghalang Bagong Sibol, St. Catherine Institute, and St. Therese of the Child Jesus Academy.

To ensure a smooth and safe event, road rerouting schemes were implemented, with Gen. Luna Street closed. Medical and water stations were placed in different areas for participants.

“During this Tambobong Festival, we want to promote arts among our fellow Malabueños. We want to inspire the youth to nurture their talents and strive for their dreams while upholding the customs and beliefs of a true Malabueño. We take pride in and will nurture the culture, history, traditions, and arts of our town,” said City Administrator Dr. Alexander Rosete. (PIA-NCR)

(Photos: Malabon PIO)