SAN JOSE, Antique – The provincial government of Antique with the active participation of the Provincial Tourism Office, the in-house cultural non-government organization Paranubli-on Antique and Barangay Malandog successfully celebrated the Biray Kang Mga Barangay held along the shore of Malandog in Hamtic.
Barangay Malandog was where the 10 Bornean datus landed in their search for a new home.
The Biray, a fluvial parade re-enacting the landing of the Bornean chieftains, is the highlight of the Binirayan Festival.
The parade started at the San Jose Port led by Governor Sally Perez and Vice Gov. Rhodora Cadiao with the Lin-ay Kang Antique candidates. They were followed by participating clusters of Antique provincial and local offices to the landing site of the Malandog shore.
The scorching heat of summer was compensated with fun and enjoyment when the re-enactment of the settlement of the 10 datus was performed by the members of the Paranubli-on Antique.
The colorful flotilla of sailboats along the shore was also a sight to behold to the waiting
spectators and tourists.
Perez said because of the election period frenzy, this year’s festival will be enjoyed without many invited guests unlike last year when Gibo Teodoro and Cebu Gov. Gwen Garcia participated in the affair. Despite the modest preparation, the event was a success.