Republic of the Philippines
Province of Bulacan
City of Malolos
City Tourism Arts Culture and Sports Office
A Concept Paper
FIESTA REPUBLICA 2013
A National Event
Fiesta Republica is a celebration of history and culture of the City of Malolos. Initiated by the City Government of Malolos under the leadership of Honorable Mayor Atty. Christian D. Natividad and in cooperation with the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP), Department of Tourism (DOT) and Department of Education (Dep Ed), the festival was conceived to arouse the consciousness of the Filipino people on the significance of the founding of the First Philippine Republic (a.k.a. Malolos Republic) on the 23rd of January in 1899 at the Barasoain Church, being the first democratic constitution in the whole continent of Asia and Africa. The festival also pays tribute to the gallantry and wisdom of our ancestors who selflessly sacrificed their lives to the cause of freedom and national sovereignty. Set from January 16 to 23 of every year, Fiesta Republica is a week-long activity that features various cultural events like arts exhibits and contests, food and trade exposition & fair, cultural performances, street dance-drama and awarding program to honor modern-day heroes, and culminates in a commemorative rites of the anniversary of the Philippine Republic Day.
One of the highlights of the celebration is DULANSANGAN, a national street dance-drama competition that showcases the different historical events that made impact in the pursuit of Philippine freedom and sovereignty. Open to all regions, the event can be joined and competed in by the different regional delegations from all over the country. DULANSANGAN is not the usual street dancing or pageantry; it is a parade of historical vignettes being staged in the streets depicting the distinctive historical event in their respective region. Regional delegates are given subsidies of P100,000 each.
Date, Time & Place
DULANSANGAN is set on January 22, 2013 to start off at 1:00 o’clock in the morning at the Malolos Basilica Minore and culminates at the Malolos Sports and Convention Center in the City of Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines.
Competing Delegates will arrive on January 21 and stay until January 23, 2013.
Rules and Guidelines for DULANSANGAN
PALIGSAHAN NG MGA MAKABAYANG AWITING PILIPINO
Another component of the festival is a singing competition entitled Pista ng Mga Makabayang Awiting Pilipino (Filipino Nationalist Song Competition). Aimed to popularize and revive the nationalist songs of the century, the competition features Filipino Songs composed during the 1896 Philippine Revolution up to the 1986 EDSA Revolution to being sung in their original genre and dialect. Folk songs, kundiman, kumintang and original Pilipino music that narrate figuratively the experiences of the revolution attribute the competition. Contestant must be endorsed by DOT Regional Offices with consent from Dep-Ed Regional Offices.
Rules and Guidelines for Makabayang Awit
Marketing and Promotions
Fiesta Republica 2013 will be widely promoted in tri-media on a national scale. A private marketing group will be hired to do solicitation of sponsorship and publicity. A thirty (30%) percent commission will be subtracted for every deal that they can make.
We will request the support of the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, Department of Tourism and National Commission for Culture and the Arts to sponsor prizes.
Private companies and political leaders will also be tapped to augment expenses of the national event. Big telecommunication companies like SMART, GLOBE and SUN will play a pivotal role in sponsoring events like Concerts, Fair and Performances.
FIESTA REPUBLICA 2013
TIANGGE, SINING & TSIBOG (TST) SA MALOLOS 2
TST sa Malolos 2 is a Food, Arts and Trade Fair to promote local arts & products of the City of Malolos to happen at the ruins behind Casa Real de Malolos. The venue and booths will be prepared by the City Government of Malolos to be rented out to participating local traders and restaurants. TSTM will be launched on September 15 at 5:00 o’ clock in the afternoon until January of 2013 and it will be open every day at 8:00- 10:00 PM. Those who wish to join will file applications and pay rental fee for P 10,000/ month for the booth. Participating traders will be required to produce only local delicacies and products. Performances happen only every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights by local artists of the City of Malolos.
GABI NG BARANGAY
For the art component of TST sa Malolos, the 51 barangays in the city will have a nightly cultural show entitled GABI NG BARANGAY every Sunday night. Bringing forth the unique cultural traditions in every Barangay, each group will have their own time to shine bringing their local artists- dancers, singers, musicians and the like.
Local competition of Dulansangan is open only for students in the City of Malolos. Depicting the local history of Bulacan, participants are expected to dramatize in the street the historical events where Maloleños were involved in the struggle. Each participating school must have a minimum of 50pax to a maximum of 100pax dancing contingents. There are three categories in the competition---elementary, secondary and tertiary, where each level receives corresponding prizes. This activity is in cooperation with Dep-Ed Malolos, MASIPRISA and CHED. Prizes at stake are: 1st place (P 100,000) 2nd place (P50,000); 3rd place (P20,000) and a subsidy of P 10,000 will be provided for every confirmed delegation. Entries must be submitted on or before December 15, 2012 at the City of Malolos Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sports Office (COM-TACSO)
HARI AT REYNA NG KUNDIMAN
An evening of classical music called Kundiman. Open to all male and female Bulakenyos with ages 16 to 21 years old, songs by Bulacan composers N. Abelardo, F. Santiago, E. Cuenco, Buencamino and F. De Leon are featured in this competition.
To be participated in by local restaurants and catering services, Kalutong Malolos is a culinary competition to promote the local cuisine of the city. With different categories --- appetizer, soup, main course and dessert, table setting will also be part of the contest. Prizes are: 1st Place (P5,000); 2nd Place (P3,000); and 3rd Place (P2,000) each for all categories. All participating establishments will be given an amount of P3,000 each as subsidy for the ingredients to be used. This event is scheduled on January 21, 2013 at the Patio of the Barasoain Church.
RAP-RAPAN SA KASAYSAYAN
A competition to revive Balagtasan wil be part of TST. To be participated in by young Maloleños, Rap-rapan will involve the elementary, secondary and tertiary schools levels. Done in the traditional “tugma at sukat” in rap form, the competition has two categories…individual and group. This activity is open to all Bulakenyos. Prizes are: (Individual) 1st Place- P 5,000; 2nd Place- P3,000; 3rd Place –P2,000, (Group) 1st Place- P 15,000; 2nd Place- P10,000; 3rd Place –P5,000
BAYANI AT BITUIN NG MALOLOS 2013
Gawad Bayani at Bituin ng Malolos is the highest award–giving body in the city of Malolos to honor our modern-day local heroes. Initiated in 2011, the award is given to outstanding Maloleños who excel in their fields of expertise whether in the arts, public service, broadcast media, health, business, agriculture and labor and were recognized in the national and international community, thus become the pride of the city.
REGODON DE HONOR
Part of the BBM is the Regodon de Honor, a traditional group waltz to honor the anniversary of the 1st Philippine Republic and the awardees of the Bayani at Bituin ng Malolos. Usually done in the plaza, this party event is enjoined by the local community where everybody is dressed in formal attire to become part in a special dance routine. To be done in the evening of January 23 at the Patio of Barasoain Church, BBM is one of the most glamorous and prestigious events in the week-long celebration. Sponsored by the City of Malolos Tourism Council, the activity will be enjoined by the different social organizations like Rotary Clubs, Soroptimist, Lions Club and Jaycees in the City of Malolos.
LUNGSOD NG MALOLOS, Bulacan - Matapos isagawa ang pre-consultation noong Hunyo 6, 2012, ganap na ngang naibaba ang programang Bayanihan sa Barangay Bagong Bayan noong Setyembre 6, 2012 sa pangunguna ni Mayor Christian D. Natividad.
NAME: ATTY. CHRISTIAN D. NATIVIDAD
PUBLIC SERVICE RECORD: Mula Hulyo, 2010 hanggang Kasalukuyan
Christian D. Natividad, our nominee for youth leadership is a young achiever, aggressive, action oriented, independent, strong willed and passionate. He is the son of former Assemblyman and NAPOLCOM Chief Teodulo Natividad and Matilde Dionisio, a teacher. Son of an illustrious national figure, people expect him to be rich, and spoiled but on the contrary, Christian being an illegitimate child faced extreme hardships at an age when he should have been enjoying himself. At age 19, with the untimely death of his father, he saw his mother cry because she only has P 65 in her wallet. The incident turned the boy into a man. With no one to depend on, he vowed to himself, his mother will not cry again; that no matter what, their lives will improve for the better. To provide for himself, his brother and mother he waited on tables, played in bands, taught part time in College and sold encyclopedias.. In high school, he was an active officer of the Student Council. Later, at 18, he was appointed as a Sangguniang Kabataan Chairman and implemented activities on sports, health and environment that received recognitions and earned for him respect from the community. What was amazing was that with sheer determination and courage he was able to turn adversity into opportunity all by himself. As one of the prime movers of KAPANALIG ( Kabataang Panlalawigan na Nagkakaisa Laban sa Ipinagbabawal na Gamot ), his firm stand against illegal drugs was recognized by the PNP on 1998. With his accomplishments, he slowly ceased to be in the shadows of his Dad. Natividad or No Natividad, Maloleños, especially the young people started to trust and believe in him. His 16 years in school, community, city and provincial government as a young leader has amply prepared him for his job as Mayor.Today, he is one of the province’s most dynamic and progressive young leaders.
As a young leader, he has pursued the Mayorship with even greater zeal and idealism. In addition to his many accomplishments as Mayor which we will no longer enumerate in this document, he has strongly given priority to programs that will benefit and involve the youth as follows:
Three new public high schools were opened to address the high drop-out rate in the city (number 1 in Region 3 and number 6 in the country). The high schools were constructed in strategic places of Barangay Bungahan,Stma. Trinidad & Bangkal because one reason why drop-out rate is high is the expensive transportation fares which the parents cannot afford. Today, there are 1593 students enrolled in these new high schools. In addition two new elementary schools and 4 new day care centers were also constructed. Only 8 barangays out of 51 remained to be without elementary schools.
Educated youth are the future of the city, thus, Christian invested P11 million for the scholarships of 6,000 students. Scholarships are tailor made to the needs and situations of these people. Before, there were only 500 scholars.
His early campaign against illegal drugs as one of the prime movers of KAPANALIG was pursued even better when Christian became Mayor. Beyond education campaigns, Christian together with PNP and PDEA personnel raided a drug warehouse and chemicals used in making shabu were seized. Christian then met subdivision owners to closely monitor suspicious looking tenants in these subdivisions. All these in pursuit of people involved in illegal drugs to protect the population especially young people.
Christian supported young athletes from the public elementary schools in the city who won third prize in the recently concluded Central Luzon Region Athletic Meet where eighteen cities participated in the competition. In addition, Christian funded many sport events like Milo Basketball Clinic, Taekwondo, Softball, believing that sports will contribute to the wholistic development of young people.
One hundred seventy five (175 ) students mostly young people earned during summer and were exposed to the working environment under the Special Program for the Employment of Students. P700,000 was allocated for this by the City Government. In return, the beneficiaries joined Brigada Eskwela where they helped clean the Malolos Central School and planted trees in the city. In addition 500 young people were given trainings on computer operations and repair in preparation for their job applications.
COUNCILOR CHRISTIAN D. NATIVIDAD
At age six, he already knew he would be Mayor. He and his classmates were asked to draw what they want to be and he drew a man on stage making gestures in the podium. Ms. Maclang, his Grade I teacher asked him, what the drawing meant, and he answered confidently, “I want to be Mayor.”
Twenty six years later, his candid pronouncement came true. It was not an easy path, he had much preparations. He first became an active officer of the Student Council in his high school. Later, he was elected in the Sanguniang Kabataan at age 18 where he implemented projects that take care of the environment, sports and health that won many recognition and earned for him respect from the community. His concern for the youth was obvious when he chaired the Province’s Kabataang Panlalawigan na Nagkakaisa Laban sa Ipinagbabawal na Gamot (KAPANALIG). KAPANALIG was an innovative program on the prevention of the use of illegal drugs. Because of this program, people notice the courage of this young man and in 1998 rhe Philippine National Police gave him an award.
There is no stopping this young man who later became the youngest Municipal Councilor at age 20 in the City of Malolos. He was the youngest at that in the 1998 and 2001 elections, both of which he was elected Number 1. As a young legislator in the Municipal Council, Christian distinguished himself with 65 resolutions and 5 ordinances oI Youth Empowerment Education, Peace and Order, Curfew, Measuring Regulating Computer and Video Shops and Economic
When his father died in 1997, he supported himself and his brother to school. He sold encyclopedias, joined bands, waited on tables and taught in one of the schools in Manila. But the pull of government service was truly in his blood he was elected Number1 Board Member for the First District of Bulacan at age 29 in 2007. Despite his youth, his much older colleagues trusted him to Chair the Committee on Education,Committee on Transportation and Public Utilities and Committee on Legislative Backstopping. During his term as Board Member, he has written and sponsored around 200 resolutions and ordinances. He was also appointed as Co-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the provincial owned Bulacan Polytechnic College where during his term had added 3 campuses in the province. He has also supported, together with Gov. Jonjon Mendoza the opening of the Guiguinto Hospital. His destiny was fulfilled in 2010 when at age 33, he won as the Mayor of Malolos by a landslide vote defeating wealthy opponents – one Vice President of PLDT and the other a former executive of DPWH.
Mayor Natividad often admits he started from scratch. When his father died he was only 19. and his mother only had P 65.00 in her wallet. Instead of succumbing to the painful realities of life - being young, only a student then only one physically capable of supporting his brother’s schooling and his mother he vowed his life will be different, that he will not give up, and work hard to pursue his dreams.
The Mayor’s experience as a SURVIVOR and a RISK TAKER has honed his leadership skills at a very young age. He is not easily daunted with problems and lack of resources which is an asset when public service is concerned.
One thing, very admirable with him is his vision, he wanted to bring back the glory days of Malolos when it was the seat of democracy, culture, history, education and a very prosperous place.
Mayor Christian WALKS THE TALK. Being young, agile and physically fit, he is able to brave the hot sun and the elements and go where the people are. He visits the sick, some with communicable diseases and acts on their needs on the spot. He likes having dialogues with the young people listening to the young as they express their need for scholarships, sports equipment, livelihood training, medical needs and requests for financial assistance.
More than the financial assistance, medicines, wheel chairs, sports equipment he brings with him in the villages, Christian has become a symbol of HOPE for many poor helpless people. The malnourished children get their due shares. In addition to the Information and education training given to their parents, they get a monthly ration of milk until such time they gain normal weight. Christian considers the package of assistance given to the young as Investments for the future as he believes children are our future. The visits in the barangays had strengthened the SK as they see for themselves what governance is. They mobilize the youth in their place to identify what project they want which they can present to Christian. In the process, they get involved in the development of the community. The youth of Barangay Liang handled the sports festival in the fiesta celebration while that of Barangay Santor and Ligas managed Marian Exhibits this year.