CITY OF MALOLOS – Bringing vibrant colors and playing a significant role in the weeklong celebration of Singkaban Festival 2022, the LGBT Bulacan Federation through Provincial History, Arts, Culture and Tourism Office celebrated the LGBT Pride through the SIBOL: The 2022 LGBT Bulacan Summit with the theme “Synergy of Inclusive Growth in Bulakenyo LGBT Ecosystem” held at the Bulacan Capitol Gymnasium here last Sunday, September 11, 2022.
Director Dindi Tan, Director IV-OWWA, Department of Migrant Workers and President of LGBT Pilipinas commended the LGBT Bulacan Federation for being an inspiration to other provinces to start their own LGBT groups.
“Sa katunayan, sa lahat ng LGBT groups sa Pilipinas, maipagmamalaki ko na isa sa pinakamalaking pedereasyon ng LGBT ay dito sa lalawigan ng Bulacan. Noong nakita po ng ibang probinsiya ang pictures na pinost namin ni Cap. Renan noong tayo ay nagsisimula pa lamang, iyon po ang naging mitsa ng pagtanong nila sa atin sa national kung paano nila bubuuin ang kani-kanilang pederasyon sa kanilang respective provinces. So your movement became an inspiration to other provinces,” Tan said.
The event also featured the remarkable collections of 12 Bulakenyo fashion designers through a fashion show full of glitz and glam including the works of Vince Sityar, Sony Boy Mindo, Robert Zamora, Paolo Blanco, Celso Sebastian, Louie Salazar, Larry Zuñiga, Zyrill Jane Jacinto, Manny Halasan, Marbin Garcia, Jersey Lopez and James Peter Manalo.
Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando also congratulated the LGBTQ for their contribution in the province and expressed his respect to its members.
“Sa lahat po ng ating LGBT Bulacan, members and officers, congratulations and thank you so much sa inyong mga ibinigay na pagkilala sa ating lalawigan. Isa po kayo sa gumuhit ng magandang kulay ng ating lalawigan. Salamat sa inyong mga naiambag at ito po ay hindi makakalimutan ng inyong lingkod. Gagawin namin ang aming magagawa para suportahan ang ating mga kababayan at most especially ang inyong komunidad. Itinatag ko ito sapagkat ang pagtingin ko sa inyo at respeto ko sa inyo ay ganoon na lamang. Kaya inaasahan ko at inaasahan pa namin ang mas malalim na pakikiisa niyo sa ating lalawigan,” the governor said.
As part of the celebration of LGBT pride, Renan T. Eusebio, Chairman of LGBT Bulacan Federation, led the awarding of certificates and cash prizes worth P7,000 for the first place that was won by CREGMA Marilao Chapter as the Most Organized LGBTQ Chapter; 5,000 for second place that went to City of Meycauayan; and P3,000 for the third place that was taken home by Baliwag town.
Further, City of San Jose Del Monte was also hailed as the Most Active LGBTQ Chapter; Siklab Bustos on second place and San Miguel Chapter on third place while Bocaue Chapter was named as the Most United LGBTQ Chapter; Bulakan Chapter on second place and Pulilan at third place. They all received certificates and cash prizes as mentioned above.
Other individuals were also recognized during the program and received P5,000 cash prize and certificates wherein Rally S. Santos from San Miguel town was named the Star of the Night; Andres Lizarondo from Hagonoy town as the Best Dressed of the LGBTQ Pride and Ferdinand Benoza from the City of Malolos as the Superstar of the LGBTQ pride. ###