SummerSaya Workshops

When we say summer, the first thing that comes up in our mind and especially to kids are beach, sand, resorts and of course swimming! But for the kids who would like to spend their summer vacay honing their skills and talents, they would be enrolling in different summer workshops.

With this idea, the Municipality of Baliwag together with the Baliwag Tourism Office conducted different kinds of summer activities and workshops for the kids not just to enjoy their summer vacation but to explore their talents and to boost their confidence. The dance workshop and voice coaching took place at the Baliwag Tourism office at the Lumang Munisipyo everyday from 1pm-4pm. The dance workshop was handled by Ms. Cristina Cordero, the very talented Dance Instructor from Baliwag Sports Development office while the Voice coaching was handled by Ms. Ma. Janine Vergel, a voice coach and a conductor of the Voice Mariae a well-known choir in Baliwag.

The workshop started last April 09, 2018 with 19 participants for Voice coaching and 20 participants for Dance workshop, with ages ranging from 7 to 12 years old. Different sets of songs and dances were taught to the kids which they performed for the opening of the “A Taste of Baliwag Bazaar.”

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“This is my now” “Breakaway” “Torete” “Iduyan mo” “Roar” “Doo bi doo” “Shake it Off” “Sundo” “Fight Song” “Thank you for the Music” and “Awit ng Kabataan” were some of the songs that the Summer Saya Kids sang and performed during the opening of “A Taste of Baliwag Bazaar”.


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While the SummerSaya kids dance workshop performed “Dying Inside” and some dance craze of 2018.

Here are the list of the SummerSaya kids:

Vocal Coaching:

Ashley Jane D. Castillo 9 Pinagbarilan
Akiesha Nicole Singh 7 Milflora Homes
Kaitlyn Marissa S. Repking 7 Waterwood Subd.
James R. Christie 9 Waterwood Subd.
Alessis Mackie S. Placido 9 Sto. Cristo
Chris Anne A. Lopez 9 Sta. Barbara
Kyliel Francine C. Barican 7 Makinabang
Krisha Miel C. Barican 10 Makinabang
Pauleen Nicole P. Hermias 11 Sto. Cristo
Marco Luis T. Aday 7
Coleen Abrielle T. Artiaga 5 Tibag
Sofia Claire P. Magno 8 Sta. Barbara
Juliana T. Camasin 11 Matangtubig
Jeff Andrei Hipolito 10 Matangtubig
Jonnah Camille Joy H. Boco 13 Pinagbarilan
Reyza Joy H. Baco 11 Pinagbarilan
Franchesca A. Hipolito 14 Matangtubig
Charles Anthony Q. Busog 8 Matangtubig
Clarisse Reichelle Q. Marcos 11 Matangtubig


Dance Workshop:

Akiesha Nicole Singh 7 Milflora Homes
Kaitlyn Marissa S. Repking 7 Waterwood Subd.
James R. Christie 9 Waterwood Subd.
Sofia Claire P. Magno 8 Sta. Barbara
Ashley Jane D. Castillo 9 Pinagbarilan
Vincent Carl R. Diego 10 Pinagbarilan
Jhaymielyn S. Bermejo 10 Pinagbarilan
Zyriel Ashley C. Toribio 6 Sabang
Graciela Nicole Medinaceli 9 Makinabang
Rhizz Nicole R. Flores 8 Poblacion
Princess Ann P. Borabo 12 Matangtubig
Clarisse Reichelle Q. Marcos 11 Matangtubig
Juliana T. Camasin 11 Matangtubig
Reyza Joy H. Baco 11 Pinagbarilan
Jeff Andrei A. Hipolito 10 Matangtubig
Kyliel Francine Barican 7 Makinabang
Krisha Miel Barican 10 Makinabang
John Kendrix R. Selga 8 Sabang
Nicholas Ramirez Selga 10 Sabang
Shamirah Alliyah C. Pimaporo 6 Virgen Delas Flores

The performances of the SummerSaya kids went well and all of the parents were very proud as well as their coaches with the event and program that the Municipality of Baliwag served. They were interviewed by the Baliwag Web TV and gave positive feedbacks about the workshops. “Yung SummerSaya Workshop na imbis na yung mga anak namin (ay) mga nasa bahay lang mas natuto silang kumanta at at saka sumayaw at mas nagiging mas magaling yung mga talento nila” according to Mrs. Rachel Quizon, one of the parents of the SummerSaya kids.

“Mapalad tayo na sa bayan ng Baliwag, pinahahalagahan niya (Mayor Ferdie Estrella) yung talent ng mga batang Baliwagenyo. Marami tayong mga batang naturuan, kumanta ng maayos, magperform at higit sa lahat mawala yung mga hiya, matuto silang humarap sa mga tao. At the same time made-develop natin yung personality nila.” Ms. Janine Vergel the vocal coach of the SummerSaya kids.

Because of the success of the SummerSaya Workshops, Mayor Ferdie V. Estrella decided to create the Baliwag Performing Arts to further hone the skills and talents of young Baliwagenyos.

Watch out for the SummerSaya kids’ final performance on April 13, Sunday during the opening of the Everything Events at the SM Baliwag Mall Atrium.

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5 Best Ihawan in Baliwag!

The City of Baliwag is known for its varieties of goods, places to hangouts, places that are rich in history and foods that you would want to eat for the rest of your life!
There’s a lot of place to visit and food to eat here in Baliwag and for all the Baliwagenyos who craves a lot when it comes to grilled meats or inihaw, we search the whole Baliwag to give you whose “inihaw haus” serves the best inihaw in town!

1. Ihawan sa Kanto!

“Kung yung iba nang iiwan, dito ikaw ay ipag-iihaw”

Most of the Baliwagenyos are fond of grilled meat, that’s why ihawan sa kanto is one of the place to be! They are known for their generous servings of inihaw that will surely full your empty stomach. They are located at J.M Basa St. Poblacion Baliwag, Bulacan. The current owner Mr. Arnold Mercado shared that they are in the industry of ihawan since 2000.

Ihawan sa Kanto is open from Monday to Saturday!

2. Ine Ihaw-ihaw!

“Di daw lahat ng Masarap, Mahal!”

Small but Terrible! Ine’s ihaw-ihaw is located at J.M Basa St. Sto. Cristo Baliwag, Bulacan. They rent a small space inside the eatery of Lucky’s Place a compound that allows small stalls to sell foods and rent beside their eatery. Though it seems small, it is very affordable and their quality of ihaw-ihaw is one of the Baliwagenyos fave! Because of their special ingredients that they put in their inihaw, they say that once you eat Ine’s ihaw ihaw the only name you’ll remember is “INE”. The proud owner Ms. Elizabeth Espiritu just started the business last January 2018 but people around Baliwag are already a fan of her ihawan.

Ine’s ihaw-ihaw is open from Monday to Saturday!

3. Ihaw-Ihaw sa Kanto!

“Sya lang naman ang nagsawa sayo, pero ikaw di ka magsasawa dito.”

One of the best inihaw in town is the ihaw-ihaw sa kanto that is known for their good service and mouth-watering inihaw na liempo! Their secret is not just their delicious inihaw but their good services and very friendly staffs. Their customers are loyal not just to their staffs but most specially to their inihaw. They are located at 273 J. Buizon St. Sto. Cristo, Baliwag, Bulacan. Mr. Francisco Chico is very proud to be the owner of the inihaw haus since 2010.

Ihaw-ihaw sa kanto is open from Monday to Saturday!

4. Dag’s Ihaw-Ihaw!

“Kung gano sya kabilis magpalit, ganito din sila kabilis magbaling ng inihaw!”

If you are looking for an inihaw haus where you wanted to cheat on your diet, Dag’s ihaw-ihaw is the best place for you. For a single serving of their famous inihaw you’ll be able to finish a minimum of 3 cups of rice. Not just because they serve a lot of inihaw but because of their combination of inihaw and sabaw is what the Baliwagenyo’s reason of coming back. They are also known to the students who wants to eat more but pay less. If you’re drooling right now, Dag’s ihaw ihaw is located at Cunanan St. Sto. Cristo, Baliwag, Bulacan. They started the ihaw-ihaw business since 2006 in the management of Ms. Maria Luisa S. Consimino.

Dag’s Ihaw-ihaw is open from Monday to Saturday!

5. Edsan’s Ihaw-Ihaw

“Andami nyang pagkukulang no? pero eto siguradong sobra pa”

Wants a cozy and nice place where you can enjoy your inihaw? Edsan’s ihaw-ihaw is the best place for you. One of the reason why Baliwagenyos love this place is because of their good service and a very nice place. The first thing that we are going to look when we are about to eat is the availability of seats, that’s why Edsan’s is one of the Best Ihawan! They have a lot of space for their customers and they also have a good ambiance because of the colors and designs. They are located at J.M Basa St. corner P. Angeles Concepcion, Baliwag. Bulacan. The owner of edsan’’s ihaw ihaw Mr. Ed Sangalang is in the business of ihaw-ihaw since 2002 and keeps on giving quality service to his customers.

Edsan’s Ihaw-ihaw is open from Monday to Saturday!

Where do you begin? How will you move forward? What should you do to forget him? If you don’t know the answers, you’re in the right place. This was just a glimpsed of some of the best here in Baliwag! That will make you forget the pain and enjoy the life.We will give you the best of the best of Baliwag Bulacan from what food to eat, where to go, and who to follow! Watch out for more “What’s in Baliwag”. Follow us at “Whats in Baliwag” on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, the official account of Baliwag Tourism. If you have suggestions you can message us on our facebook page so we can feature it here in our blog.

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National Arts Month 2018

In line with the celebration of the National Arts Month, the Municipal Government of Baliwag, spearheaded by the Baliwag Tourism Office, conducted different kinds of performances during the flag ceremony, every Monday of February.

We all know that Baliwagenyos have a lot of good characteristics and dedicated to what we are doing and this will show us that we are globally competitive in terms of talents and face value.

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