Written by Mackie Pajarillo
There will be a more organized and well planned Boracay Ati-atihan celebration in 2014.
According to LGU Malay Chief Tourism Officer Felix Delos Santos, the plan for the said celebration has already been finalized during Friday’s meeting of the Municipal Tourism office, Balabag Baranggay Council led by Hon. Lilibeth Sacapaño and the Holy Rosary Parish Boracay led by Team Ministry Moderator Father “Nonoy” Crisostomo.
The celebration he said, aims to portray to the public Boracay’s devotion to Sr. Sto. Niño and to promote the tradition and culture to the tourists.
Delos Santos said, although the Boracay Ati-atihan will be celebrated the way people are used to, it will be a little different.
This difference he explained is in line with the contest which will be divided in 4 categories.
These are the Tribal Category, Balik-ati Category, Commercial/Modern category, and the individual Category.
The festival will be celebrated next year on January 9 until the 12th which is the highlight of the 2014 Boracay Ati-Ati celebration.
Translated by Shelah Casiano