It was a night to remember. The artists of Cagayan de Oro spearheaded by Atty. Sam Tan were all happy and proud that in a short span of time, they were able to successfully hold a concert entitled “Pagbantog Kagayan.” Different bands and singers of Cagayan de Oro had gathered together to entertain the crowd at Limketkai Mall Rotunda last August 20. The event started at 6:30 pm.
Pagbantog Kagayan is an initiative of Atty. Sam Tan in collaboration with CDO artists and all concerned Kagayanons. Pagbantog is a Cebuano word which means to defeat or to fight. Atty. Sam had thought of driving away all forms of violence in Cagayan de Oro through a peaceful and artistic manner, thus Pagbantog Kagayan. The idea came up after the bombing incident at Kyla’s Bistro last July 26 that killed eight people.
It was a star studded event with local celebrities that were present like reigning Miss Cagayan de Oro Greane Trisha Mendoza, Bryan Yu of ABS-CBN’s Mag TV Na Ato Ni, and famous fashion designers like Benjie S. Manuel and Mark Christopher Yaranon, to name a few.
Photo Courtesy: Atty. Sam Tan