Vol. XX No. 40

December 13, 2000

Virac, Catanduanes


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Major Developments


X'mas Cheers 2000 opens Saturday

The Christmas Cheers, the annual festival of songs, dances and skits celebrating the Yuletide season in Virac, opens this Saturday, December 16, at Plaza Rizal.

As in past years, a motorcade around the town center will herald the Cheers season, with a short program at Plaza Rizal before Hablon Dawani opens the curtain on 13 nights of entertainment as it has done in the last few years.

Mayor Jose U. Alberto II will join Cheers founder Msgr. Jose B. Molina, PBM Fred A. Gianan, Jr. of the Catanduanes Tribune, Armando M. Ala, Jr. of the Marriage Encounter Movement, Rudy M. Ala of RMA Cable TV and Mrs. Concepcion Ang-Co of the Catanduanes Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CFCCCI) in formally opening the festival.

Despite funding woes, the Cheers organizers have managed to fill up the nightly slots with presenting schools and organizations. The tentative schedule is as follows: Dec. 16 - Hablon Dawani; Dec. 17 - CSC Elementary Laboratory School and St. Augustine's Learning Center; Dec. 18 - CNHS Main and Calatagan Annex; Dec. 19 - Virac South District; Dec. 20 - San Andres Vocational School; Dec. 21 - Immaculate Conception Montessori Pre-School; Dec. 22 - CSC Laboratory High School; Dec. 23 - Virac North District; Dec. 24 and 25 - Christmas break; Dec. 26 - School of Praise; Dec. 27 - Catanduanes College; Dec. 28 - Little Ms. Christmas Cheers 2000; Dec. 29 - Bato Rural Development High School; and, Dec. 30 - Hablon Dawani and Sponsors' Night.

Faced by a financial crisis, the organizers have launched a fundraising campaign to solicit contributions from business establishments as well as civic-spirited citizens. The list of donors will be published in the Catanduanes Tribune starting this issue.








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