MANILA, Philippines -- Guams massive Island Fair: Speak of the greatest annual island fair occurring the following weekend filled the air as we landed on Guam lately.
The 24th Guam Micronesia Island Fair, held at the Ypao Seaside Park, was anticipated to gather a lot more than 20,000 folks annually, according to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB).
The island fair, held generally in advance of Thanksgiving Day, draws hordes of locals and tourists alike.
Showcased in the Friday to Sunday event are meals and crafts booths, as nicely as song and dance performances that hark back to Chamorro background and culture.
Taking portion in the weekend festival are cultural delegations from close by islands this kind of as Chuuk, Kosrae, Palau, Yap, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the Marshall Islands.
In an Oct. 9 story in the Pacific Every day News, GVB cultural heritage officer Sonja Sellers said that this years festival is in particular essential as it shall serve as a rehearsal for the Festival of the Pacific Arts, which Guam will host in 2016. Sellers described the festival as the Olympics of culture.
Genuine enough, a single of the booths in the island fair teaches vacationers and even young islanders how to husk a coconut, cook coconut candy (bucayo to you and me), and weave.
These are classic abilities that have escaped the young Guamanians of nowadays.
By the way, about 80,000 of Guams latest population of 170,000 are Filipinos.
GMA Existence Tv: Filipinos in Guam welcomed the modern entry of pinoy tv and GMA Lifestyle Television, the two subsidiaries of GMA Network, to the island.
GMA Daily life Tv premiered by way of its cable networks worldwide, which includes Guam, the very first two programs in a series of locally developed teleseryes dubbed into English.
The effort, according to Joseph T. Francia, vice- president and head of operations for GMA Worldwide, is a first on Philippine Television.
Now airing worldwide are the English-dubbed versions of Impostora (The Impostor) and Una Kang Naging Akin (When You Had been Mine).
Francia says the English-dubbed soap operas hope to make the applications readily available to non-Filipino speakers and younger Pinoy viewers who locate comprehending the native language a bit of a challenge.
This initiative is in line with our thrust to make GMA Lifestyle TVs programming more relevant to the demands of its growing viewership all around the planet, says Francia.
The Impostor stars kapuso actresses Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon while When You Had been Mine is headlined by Angelika de la Cruz and Maxene Magalona.
Eight intl genres: The Impostor and When You Had been Mine are just two of the current offerings from GMA Life TVs new program line-up beneath the channels Stories of Daily life drama genre.
Francia says GMA Existence Television goes beyond drama and extends to 7 other genres reality and speak, fashion, cooking, kiddie, sports activities, data, and religious.
Other drama serials airing in Stories of Daily life are Ikaw Sana (Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, and Pauleen Luna) and Daisy Siete (Sex Bomb Girls with Rochelle Pangilinan) the youth-oriented romantic series Adore to Adore the drama anthology Maynila (hosted by former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza) and the film blocks Pinoy Cine Klasika (hosted by German Moreno) and Reel Existence.
Francia stresses: We at GMA Lifestyle Tv want to present our subscribers abroad a total tv viewing knowledge that suits the Filipino taste. With our new programming genres, we are confident that the viewers will have the opportunity to sample all the thrilling Existence flavors we offer on the channel.