Aswang Festival(Church calls for Boycott!!????)DuH!!!

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  • #45237


    islaw
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    mga kapatid,
    intindihin nyo na lang kung bakit kontra ang simbahan sa festival na ito.
    baka takot sila sa aswang! kayo kaya dakutin ng manananggal at kagatin ng bampira!!
    kayo naman! hehehehehe

  • #45122


    andador
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    Trivia lang tabi
    The Spanish friars were the first to tag native Capiznon/Lakans healers called babaylans as aswangs or witches. The Spaniards came to the island of Panay with modern medicine so, to discourage locals from seeking the traditional remedies of babaylans, they convinced the locals that these healers worked with the power of the devil.
    Instead of giving proper education,they instilled fear by incorporating traditional medicine as evil ,thus calling the lakans/herbolarios as “Aswangs”.
    I think it is really obvious on who’s the real culpritbehind the stigma and the negative impression that has been hounding the Capiznons..
    Another case of “Barking at the wrong dog”.hehehehehe…

  • #45105


    sweet
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    MARAY NA ALDAW SA GBOS,TAMA C BUNNY Bugs“KADAKULON TLAGANG ASWANG SA QC,MASKI DGDE SA JAPAN MAY ASWANG ALDAW MAN O BANGI,HAHAHA,GREM MAGLIKAY,,,,,,,,,,BARITA KO MAY ASWANG MAN DYAN SA LUGAR MO

  • #45097


    Grem
    Participant

    this aswang festival should depict the real life aswangs in our time aka “the politicians” heheh

  • #45093


    andador
    Participant

    The purpose of this festivity is not only to promoteCapiz astourist destinationbut also to educate people regarding the Myths regarding aswangs and mangkukulams..I dont see any shade of darkness this kind of celebration.This is a way of shedding the light on the stigma that has been hounding Capiz.Aswangs being non existent does not pose threat to mankind..E,sa Haloween parties which also depicts monsters and otherr Ghoulies Creatures,ngata ta dae naga ribok ang simbahan?Dahil ba ini sa naga co-incide ini sa All Soul Saints day and All Souls day?na sarong Kapiesthan nin Simbahan?
    In reality,mas madugo asin mas violentepa ngani ang Santa Cruzan Festival kung satuyangsusuriin ang historya,because it celebrates the Crusades which clamed millions of lives..Ini talagang nangyari asin igwang prueba bako arog kang “Aswangs”..

    “We have three main objectives: first, to reverse the negative image of Capiz as a haven of aswang and remove the stigma attached to the word. We consider aswang simply a myth, with no factual basis. It does not exist except in the imagination of people.
    The festival included an educational component via a symposium where the aswang idea was discussed from the historical, cultural and paranormal aspects. Three resource speakers were invited to shed light on the topic: Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, executive director of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts; Dr. Alicia P. Magos, faculty member of the University of the Philippines Visayas; and this columnist.

  • #45081


    paranoid
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    ang mga maraot na gibo kang mga tawo iyu ang pigpapahiwatig(pigpapahiling) kang aswang. kaya ang illustration(picture)(image) na nahihiling ta ay mga makanus(panget), nakakatakot tapos bakong marahay rahay na panalmingan. naiintindihan kang mga padi(simbahan)(church) ang mga adhikain kang mga organizers kang aswang festivalta matatali ang mga padi(igwa man patal(academic life)pero diit man sana). kontra ang simbahan sa pamaagi kang celebrasyon na ini ta ang nahihiling kang mga ordinaryong tawo asin mga kaakian iyu ang mga kakanosan asin karaotan. we can summarize the point in one ethical standard “the end cannot justify the means”. sa panahon ta ngonian, kaipuhan ta i-promote: good rather than evil, peace and harmonyrather than war, life rather than death.
    igwa man ki mga maboot na mga kathang-isip na mga nilalang, arog kang kapre na barkada ni manoy bani duman sa balsa kang malinao, albay……
    pis tabi, manoy bani…. hehehe…

  • #45074


    Bugs
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    wara man bagang maraot sa sa ASWANG FESTIVAL maugma ngani at lease diit-diitna nawara ang paniniwala na ang mga tawo sa kapis aswang. actually wara man ki aswang, canibal iyo igwa maski ngunyan may canibal pa sa indonisia.
    bampira kadakol kaan sa pinas, mag duman kamo sa BATASAN sa QC ta magsawa kamo ki bampira duman hahaha

  • #45045


    andador
    Participant

    Ganito na ba talaga kakitid ang mga Church leaders?Another classic case of illogical meddling and arrogance…Or maybe the church doesnt want to be reminded of the Horrible witch hunting activities,which resulted to the condemnation,torture and executions of the non-believerS.iT IS A factthat during the inquisition period,non-believers were condemned,branded as witches and executed by the Church..Hmmmnnn,another case of”takot sa sariling multo”..
    Aswang Festival in Roxas City
    By Jaime LicaucoInquirerLast updated 09:12pm (Mla time) 11/06/2006
    Published on Page C3 of the November 7, 2006 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer
    FOR the third time, the controversial but culturally important Aswang Festival was held in Roxas City, Capiz, toward the end of October, in keeping with the spirit of All Souls’ Day, celebrated in the west as Halloween.
    As in previous years, the annual festival was greeted with disfavor by local church leaders. In a Pastoral Letter, the local parish proposed a boycott of the festival. On the second day of the event, church followers held a vigil and prayed for rain to stop the activities.It drizzled a bit, but it did not dampen the enthusiasm of the people who flocked to the center of the town to see the colorful parade and watch the body-painting contest. The Viva Hot Babes, who flew all the way from Manila, performed provocative dance numbers in skimpy attires, thrilling the audience.
    According to the organizer of the festival, the Dugo Capiznon Inc. led by Cheryl Ann R. Lastimoso, the church was against the event because it purportedly “promotes belief in aswang and scares the children.”This is not true. I do not know where members of the clergy in Capiz got that idea because when I asked Lastimoso what the objectives of the Festival were, she said matter-of-factly: “We have three main objectives: first, to reverse the negative image of Capiz as a haven of aswang and remove the stigma attached to the word. We consider aswang simply a myth, with no factual basis. It does not exist except in the imagination of people.
    “Second, to promote economic growth by helping small businessmen. We do this through trade exhibits during the festival.
    “Third, to promote Capiz as a good tourist destination by highlighting its famous sea food products, fine beaches and other local scenery.”
    The festival included an educational component via a symposium where the aswang idea was discussed from the historical, cultural and paranormal aspects. Three resource speakers were invited to shed light on the topic: Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, executive director of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts; Dr. Alicia P. Magos, faculty member of the University of the Philippines Visayas; and this columnist.
    Guidote-Alvarez appreciated the cultural significance of the festival as an indigenous alternative to the western celebration of Halloween. She saw it as a good opportunity to remove the stigma attached to Capiz by confronting the issue of aswang rather than being embarrassed by it.
    She cited Romania, which suffered for a time by being identified as the birthplace of Dracula.
    The Romanians decided to make it a tourist attraction, staging festivities centering on the vampire story. This is what the Dugo Capiznon would like to happen to the aswang myth.
    Dr. Magos spoke of the historical origins of the word. During the Spanish era, she said, those who rebelled against the Spaniards were labeled aswang (based on the legend of “Agurang and Aswang” representing good and evil), so people would get scared of them and not follow them.
    During that time, aswang referred to the brave Filipinos who fought the Spaniards. They were actually the good guys. In time, the word acquired a negative meaning. Despite the fact that there is no hard evidence to support belief in a monstrous creature called aswang, the idea persisted.
    For my part, I talked about the penchant of Filipinos in particular, and Asians in general, for believing in supernatural creatures. Although I said I had not found any evidence of the existence of aswang, there were other supernatural creatures whose existence could be proven, like dwarves and other nature spirits.
    Guidote-Alvarez tried to bridge the communication gap between local church officials and the organizers of the festival by talking to the Monsignor about the real intent of the group in staging the event, which was the opposite of what the church feared.
    According to her, the Monsignor listened sympathetically to her explanation and somehow understood that there was no intent to promote belief in the aswang.
    If the clergy in Capiz had only taken the trouble to read carefully the noble objectives of the organizers of the Aswang Festival, instead of jumping to conclusions, they would not have taken such a negative stance. The church has nothing to fear about the aswang because it does not exist.
    Speaking about the attitude of the clergy in Capiz, Jojo Robles, editor in chief of Manila Standard, remarked to me during a dinner hosted by Gen. Lastimoso and family for their guests in a beach resort in Roxas City: “Some people simply have no sense of humor.” He’s absolutely right!

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