By Rodrigo S. Victoria
Naval, Biliran (2 December) – Despite the global economic crunch, the spirit of Christmas still lives, and fills the air in the capital town of Biliran province and its barangays with Biliranisland.com spearheading the holding various contests during the holiday season.
One of the eye catching and crowd drawing contests that officially started on the first day of this month is the most decorated and lighted street. This contest is participated in by five entries coming from the 26 barangays of Naval.
One can really feel the inspiration and enthusiasm of the residents as they displayed the various Christmas decorations along the side streets in front of their respective homes which started a day or two before the opening of the contest.
The residents of the participating streets pooled their best talents in order to capture an original artistic concept different from the rest of the entries which does not only captivate the viewing public but likewise mesmerizes their senses that would lead them to ask a question like, is this real or is this fantasy.?
Brgy. San Pablo
Glowing light bulbs, glittering decors and glazing Christmas decors blossomed, replacing the streets where the usual sights and sounds of busy vehicles is a daily routine.
As an opening salvo of more awe-enticing, attention-getting and self-inspiring contests that will be held in December until the Feast of the Three Kings, expect of more surprises that will be offered by BiliranIsland.com.
On the 12th day of December, the Naval municipal plaza will turn into a display area of beautiful and well-lighted Christmas lanterns as entries to the lantern contest coming from the different secondary schools of the province.
Expect the showdown of the best lanterns never seen before in any homes of the island province. These lanterns are made of indigenous materials.
The lanterns will serve as gauge of how artistic and creative our in-school youth today and at the same time a show window of their resourcefulness as indicated in the materials that used to be garbage before and now a work of art.
Never to be put in the side line among the three Christmas contests sponsored by Biliranisland.com is the most lighted house in the municipality Naval.
Christmas Tree in Vicentillo St.
Well, if you can see some houses now in Naval that resemble a fairy-like castle during night time because of the thousand flickering tiny light bulbs installed in almost every part of the house, one thing sure is that it is vying for the most lighted house contest.
In times of economic hardships, it is worthwhile to note that something is there to unload our day’s worries brought about by this uncertain times, something to unwind us from the day’s work just to make both ends meet and something to give us hope amidst life’s trials and predicaments. (PIA Biliran)