Written by Bert Dalida
“Ni Hao Ma” and “Welcome to Boracay!”
These were the happy greetings of the Ati-atihan performers at the Cagban Port on Tuesday, March 11 to the tourists from MS Costa Atlantica.
The said tourists even took photos with the mentioned performers before going out of the Cagban port and visit Boracay Island.
Included in those who took photos were husbands & wives, lovers, and even some individuals who were very delighted at the orange colored costume of the Ati-atihan performers.
Meanwhile, the performers were glad to have their photos taken with the tourists as they welcomed the vacationers.
It was learned that Ati-atihan performers are prepared by the Aklan Provincial Government at the Cagban Port whenever there is a visiting cruise ship to Boracay.
Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus