MANILA, Philippines -- Guams major Island Fair: Speak of the biggest annual island fair happening the following weekend filled the air as we landed on Guam not too long ago.
The 24th Guam Micronesia Island Fair, held at the Ypao Seaside Park, was anticipated to gather much more than 20,000 people yearly, according to the Guam Visitors Bureau (GVB).
The island fair, held generally just before Thanksgiving Day, draws hordes of locals and vacationers alike.
Showcased in the Friday to Sunday occasion are meals and crafts booths, as properly as song and dance performances that hark back to Chamorro background and culture.
Taking component in the weekend festival are cultural delegations from nearby 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 Day-to-day News, GVB cultural heritage officer Sonja Sellers stated that this a long time festival is specially significant 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.
Accurate adequate, 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 regular capabilities that have escaped the youthful Guamanians of right now.
By the way, about 80,000 of Guams existing population of 170,000 are Filipinos.
GMA Daily life Tv: Filipinos in Guam welcomed the current entry of pinoy tv and GMA Existence Television, the two subsidiaries of GMA Network, to the island.
GMA Life Television premiered by way of its cable networks globally, such as Guam, the first two applications in a series of locally produced teleseryes dubbed into English.
The work, according to Joseph T. Francia, vice- president and head of operations for GMA International, is a first on Philippine Tv.
Now airing globally are the English-dubbed versions of Impostora (The Impostor) and Una Kang Naging Akin (When You Have been Mine).
Francia says the English-dubbed soap operas hope to make the plans accessible to non-Filipino speakers and younger Pinoy viewers who come across comprehending the native language a bit of a challenge.
This initiative is in line with our thrust to make GMA Daily life TVs programming much more related to the wants of its increasing viewership about the world, says Francia.
The Impostor stars kapuso actresses Iza Calzado and Sunshine Dizon even though When You Were Mine is headlined by Angelika de la Cruz and Maxene Magalona.
Eight intl genres: The Impostor and When You Have been Mine are just two of the present offerings from GMA Lifestyle TVs new program line-up below the channels Stories of Daily life drama genre.
Francia says GMA Daily life Television goes past drama and extends to 7 other genres reality and speak, fashion, cooking, kiddie, sports, info, and religious.
Other drama serials airing in Stories of Existence are Ikaw Sana (Jennylyn Mercado, Mark Herras, and Pauleen Luna) and Daisy Siete (Sex Bomb Girls with Rochelle Pangilinan) the youth-oriented romantic series Really like to Like the drama anthology Maynila (hosted by former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza) and the movie blocks Pinoy Cine Klasika (hosted by German Moreno) and Reel Lifestyle.
Francia stresses: We at GMA Life Tv want to give our subscribers abroad a comprehensive tv viewing knowledge that suits the Filipino taste. With our new programming genres, we are confident that the viewers will have the likelihood to sample all the exciting Life flavors we provide on the channel.