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Virtual 'Curacha for a Cause' highlights Naval fiesta celebration

Philippine Information Agency
30 Sep 2020, 18:38 GMT+10

NAVAL, Biliran, Sept. 30 (PIA) -- The Covid-19 pandemic cannot stop the Navalenos and other interested individuals here and abroad from giving out their "gala" (money, usually paper bills, given to pairs performing the Curacha dance), usually held during the Vespers Night of the town fiesta.

Come October 2, the Naval Fiesta Vesper Day, a tweak in the performances of Curacha dances will be different since the selected pairs representing a particular cause will not be performing live at the dance floor in front of the public but the Curacha dance will be pre-taped/recorded.

The selected pairs will perform in a landmark of the office where they represent.

Another tweak for this year's Curacha dance is that all the proceeds will be distributed to the agreed causes as follows: Assistance for Modular Distance Learning of the Department of Education; Border Control and Frontliners' Assistance Program; BPH Covid Mitigation and Frontliners' Assistance Program; Municipal Isolation Facility Improvement and Assistance to Quarantined Covid-19 Positive Patients; Flexible Learning Delivery Assistance of BIPSU; and Assistance to the Roman Catholic Church.

While watching the Curacha performances representing the causes, viewers can give their "gala" through online by posting the amount they wanted to give at the comment section of the official Facebook Page where each Curacha dance performances will be posted.

Another way to give the "gala" is by depositing the desired amount at the bank account of the Naval Fiesta Executive Committee to be shown at the FB Page during the Vespers Night.

None of the proceeds will be added up to the coffers of the Naval Fiesta Executive Committee as the usual practice in past fiesta celebrations of Naval.

Curacha enthusiasts and followers can watch the pre-taped Curacha dances at the 2020 Naval Town Fiesta Facebook Page in the usual time of the evening of the Vesper Day where Curacha dances are usually staged. (ldl/rsv/PIA-Biliran)

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