As Gov. Yap wants to push tourism rooted in the culture of Bohol, he visits one of the heritage houses in the province owned the culture official Ino Manalo.

Inside Manalo’s house was an antique belen so beautifully crafted. As an antique collector, the house is filled with different antiques, paintings, as well as Urnas (house shrine).

The Usbong Papet Baclayon performed “The Jewel of the Virgin” in front of the guests in the makeshift theater on the lower floor of the house. Written by Manalo himself, the play depicts the gift of a mother to his son.

After the play, the Loboc Children’s Choir performed five (5) songs for the guests.

Gov. Yap overwhelmed by the performances of the youth and the kids, shared that he is organizing a Daygon competition as well as a Belen contest so we can get back to our traditions and also as a reminder to the people of our rich culture. Moved by the Loboc Children’s Choir, the Governor was even close to tears.

Vice-Gov Rene Relampagos and Celeste Legazpi and her group were amongst the guests present.