2012 Santacruzan Festival at Pueblo de Panay A Great Success!
Roxas City----May 26, 2012 became the most awaited day for the people of Roxas City knowing that a wholesome and pretty rising star, Ms. Charee Pineda, came to join this grand religious event as Queen Helena.
In the real spirit of Flores de Mayo, Pueblo de Panay organizers adapted titles of the Virgin Mary (from the Litany of the Rosary), her virtues and other titles in celebrating this religious Santacruzan festivity. The search for the Holy Cross became a colorful celebration of tradition, history, and talent with 26 local beauties, 25 escorts, 14 girls, 1 crown bearer, 1 boy Constantine, and 1 Queen Helena.
Following was the 26 May 2012 Roxas City Santacruzan schedule of events:
3:30 PM: Assembly, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish-Shrine, Mansion Road, Roxas City, Capiz, Panay Island
4 PM: Crowning of the Reyna Elena by Parish Priest
5 PM: Procession from Mt. Carmel Parish to Lawaan-Pueblo de Panay township (with prayer and songs)
7 PM: Program: Santacruzan History, followed by Army Band performance and fireworks display
Pueblo de Panay Management thanks its sponsors, namely:
1) Gold Sponsors - Philtrust Bank, Bank of the Philippine Islands, Bayantel, Hotel Veronica, Dancorr, Festa Resto
2) Bronze Sponsors - Mirola Merchandising, Ramboys Lechonan and Restaurant
3) Minor Sponsors - Lance Marketing
4) Other Sponsors - Pepsi Cola, Fr. Poy Villanueva (procession image of Mama Mary), Festa Resto and Urban Manor Hotel & Restaurant (catering services), Erwin Lotereña (Charee Pineda’s gown), Vestes by YepYep, Margarita’s, and Lexies (gowns of our sagalas), Dr. & Mrs. Elrie Garcia (Halaran Band), the Marching Band of Camp Peralta-Jamindan, Philippine National Police, Barangay Peace Officers and Traffic Auxiliaries (the Security and Safety Services).
This event would not have been possible without the support of Msgr. Alden Bolivar,Shrine of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel's Parish Priest. And our gratitude to the Almighty Father for being the township's inspiration in all things.
Proceeds and donation from the affair went to the Mt. Carmel Parish projects, including the planned television station of the Archdiocese of Capiz.
Until the 2013 Santacruzan ... only here at Pueblo de Panay Township!