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Arts Month Celebration.  THE PURPOSE OF ART IS WASHING THE DUST OF DAILY LIFE OFF OUR SOULS.- Pablo Picasso.  In celebration of the National Arts Month, the Municipal Government of Cainta through the Municipal Tourism, Culture and Arts Office (MTCAO) organized a day to celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship of Cainteños.  This event aims to promote our town’s rich cultural heritage and talents.  The activities were “Basic Acting/Theather workshop”, Stage play by Teatro Cainta entitled “ Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio” and a “Phone Photography workshop”.

Ang Paglilitis ni Mang Serapio was the first activity held last February 27, 2015 at the People’s Center.  A stage play headed by the Teatro Cainta.  It was performed in two shows, the first was shown at 3:00pm then followed by a 6:00pm.  Students from Francisco P. Felix Memorial National Highschool were the invited audience.


The Basic Acting/Theater Workshop, was a two day activity held last February 28 and March 1, 2015 at the, 3rd floor SB Hall of Cainta Municipal Building.  A whole day activity headed by the Teatro Cainta.



Phone Photography Workshop, led by Mr. Jon Aguirre, a professional photographer and a member of Digital Light Philippines. His enthusiasm in his career in photography drove him to encourage and teach others to learn the basic way of Phone Photography.  It was a whole day activity held also held last February 27.  Attendees were students and LGU employees of Cainta. It was a free registration which aims to introduce the modern techniques of photo editing using the mobile phone and application as medium.



LOVE, LOVE, LOVE….In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Municipal Tourism, Culture and Arts Office hosted a program last February 13, 2015 at the municipal lobby.  Selected municipal employees were invited to participate the occasion.


The program started at around 1:00 p.m. with a game entitled “EAT MY HEART”.  A couple from the Bureau of Fire won this game.  They were Ms. Saren Grace and Mr. Prince Lloyd.

 5This was followed by a game called “KISS ALL YOU CAN”, for married couples.

Wives with full lipstick marked their kisses on the shirt of their husbands. The couple who had the most number of kiss marks wins.  Mr and Mrs. Rannie and Janet Remegio won this game.

Then the “TALONGBOT” game, the goal of this game is to make the eggplant soft and tender by massaging it with their respective partners.  It was a fun-filled game full of audience laughter.  The winners were Ms. Riza and Ice from MPSO.


“DATING GAME”, the highlight of this celebration, the searcher named Michael was from the General Services Office then three ladies chosen from different departments will vie to date with the searher.  They were Ms. Julie Estrada from Public Information Office, Ms. Katrina from the Mayor’s office and Ms. Princess from Municipal Police Security Office.  The ladies were asked a series of questions by our host while Michael listens to their answers behind a wall.  Michael chose Ms. Julie as his date.  The two were given a complimentary dinner date and an overnight stay in Talisay, Batangas.  The event ended successfully with a delightful snack.




8The 70th Cainta Liberation Day program held last February 22, 2015 was commemorated with a theme, “BETERANO NG CAINTA: BAYANI NG BAYAN, INSPIRASYON NG KABATAAN”.  Annual Mass at Our Lady of Light Parish commenced at 7:00 a.m. followed by a short parade from church to Bantayog ng mga Bayani Memorial Shrine, Hunters-ROTC Avenue, Youngstown Village, Brgy. San Juan.

The parade was arranged by the Cainta PNP Chief of Police, Col. Cosme A. Abrenica in a battalion formation joined by the OIC-BJMP, J/Supt. Bernie D. Ruiz, Chief-Cainta Fire Station, Sr./Insp. Ireneo Servillejo, CMDRRMC Head Mr. Eric V. Arevalo with their respective troops, F. P. Felix Memorial National High School’s Rover Scouts, Boyscouts and CAT Officers were also present during the parade.

9LGU’s were headed by our municipal Mayor Hon. Keith P. Nieto and Hon. Vice Mayor Sofia S. Velasco followed by Hunter Lorenzo V. Omana, Post Commander Hunters-ROTC, Ms. Edilla B. Gonzaga, President Sons and Daughters of Hunters ROTC Inc. (SDHI), Former Vice Gov. of Rizal, Honorable Benjamin V. Felix, SDHI Adviser, Cainta Chapter, Dra. Yolanda Orlina, Vice President SDHI and Director 2nd District of Rizal, Mrs. Ma. Esperanza De Ocampo, former President of SDHI, National, Senior Citizens, and Dep-Ed Officials and Teachers.


The program was hosted by SDHI Sec. Ms. Mary Jane Liban.  Barangay Chairman Hon. Wilfredo C. Felix welcomed the distinguished guests, Hon. Vice Mayor Pia Velasco gave an opening remarks.


Hon. Cesar B. Villones, DDM, District President, 1st Rizal Veterans District, VFP was the guest speaker.


F.P. Felix Students performed an interpretative dance number with the song Pag-ibig sa Tinubuang Lupa by Inang Laya. 


Hunters ROTC veterans were recognized and were given the Posthumous Awards.  They were Hunter Victor C. Alcantara and Hunter Pedro Romero. The awards were received by the daughters and son of the late Hunter Alcantara and Hunter Romero.




In celebration of the Lenten season, the Municipal Government of Cainta headed by the Municipal Tourism, Culture and Arts Office in coordination of Panata Council and different independent senakulo and penitencia groups joined the grand parade last April 3, 2015 (Good Friday). They assembled at Puregold Cainta, Junction from 6-7 A.M. The parade started 7:30 A.M. The groups were arranged according to the order of the scene assigned to them.  The order of parade were as follows:


Samahang Junior Nazareth

Samahang Penetencia Inc.

Samahang Nazareno, Inc.

Galileans Club

Romans Club

Cainta Nazareno Inc.

Samahang Pieta Inc.

Pilak ng San Roque (nilibak at hinampas si Hesus)

Wilsoners Club

Crux Fidelis

Krus sa Nayon Inc.

Kabataang Walang Sindak

Samahang Hebreo

Kabataan ng Kalbaryo Inc.

Samahang Pasang Krus, Inc.

Sacrifice Club


Pagpasok ni Hesus sa Nazareth

Pagtaboy ni Hesus sa mga mangangalakal

Paghuhugas ng paa ng mga Apostoles

Ang pakakanulo ni Hudas

Pagdakip kay Hesus

Ikinaila ni Pedro si Hesus

Si Hesus sa harapan ng Sanhedrin

Ang paglapastangan ni Caifas kay Hesus

Si Hesus sa harap ni Herodes

Ang paglaya ni Barabas

Paghampas kay Hesus sa haliging bato

Ang pagpuputong ng koronang tinik

Paghahatol ng Kamatayan kay Hesus

Ang pagpasan ng Krus ni Hesus

Pinasan ni Simon Cireneo ang krus ni Hesus

Pagtangis ng kababaihan ng Herusalem

The last point of the parade was in Plaza Cainta, presentation of “Paghahatol”. It started right after the parade wherein Fr. Neil Tacbas lead the introduction. Several guests from church, representatives from Department of Tourism, photographers, devotees and the townspeople witnessed the said event.



1fThe resolution was implemented under the Proclamation No. 439 on Aug. 11, 2003 declaring the month of May as National Heritage Month in recognition of the need to create among the people a consciousness, respect and pride for the legacies of Filipino Cultural History and love of country, the whole country is given a chance to highlight and appreciate its cultural treasures. It is also an occasion to raise awareness on their significance.

In celebration of the Heritage Month, the Municipal Tourism, Culture and Arts Office held a concert of Cainta Community Band and Cainta Rondalla Ensemble Incorporated at the Plaza Cainta (formerly Liwasang Bayan) last May 15, 2015.

The program started with the introduction of Drum and Lyre Exhibition. The participants of the group were a product of the summer workshop organized by Cainta Anti-drug Abuse Council (CADAC). The MTCAO invited them to perform as front act to share their talents and the skills that they have learned in the previous workshop.

1After their successful number, the Cainta Community Band performed their concert. They started with the “Celebration March Overture” by Jacob De Haan under the baton of Prof. Mark Jayson Villador, the trumpet soloist Enrique Pasco with his “Impossible Dream” and the “Music from the Eraserheads” and “Let It Go (Theme song from the movie Frozen) arranged by Atty. Crispino Pablo, Jr. were the repertoire for the first set.

1aIt was followed by the exhibition of the majorettes to the tune of Latin Pop and Hot Stuff and ended with “Herbert Clarkes Triumphal March” by T.B. Boyer. The performance of the band were applauded and well appreciated by the audience.

1bThe second part of the concert was presented by the Cainta Rondalla Ensemble Incorporated. They started with a brief history of their group and emphasize their goal of preserving the Art of Philippine Rondalla in Cainta. Under the baton of Maestro Ben B. Brillantes and twelve (12) pieces of rondalla members, they performed two (2) sets of repertoire. On their first set are the “Medley of Philippine Airs”, “Philippine Medley No. 2”, “Itik-itik Folk dance”, “Halina March”, “Serenata” and “Planting Rice. The second set, “Dalagang Pilipina”, “Ang Tanging kong Pag-ibig”, ‘ Minamahal Kita”, “Dahil Sayo”, “Kataka-taka” and “Sa Ugoy ng Duyan “ was sung by their soprano Catherine Z. Amalia. The program ended at 8:00 P.M.

114th ARAW NG LALAWIGAN NG RIZAL (June 11, 2015)

In celebration of the 114th Araw ng Lalawigan ng Rizal, MTCAO joined the inter-town Recycled Kite-Flying Contest and the FACES OF RIZAL, Inter-town Maskara Design Contest and Festival of Fesvitals Street Dance Competition.

The Recycled Kite-Flying Contest was held at the YES City,  Sitio Batangas, Brgy. Cuyambay, Tanay, Rizal.  The kite flying started around 10:00 a.m.  Our town had two kite entries named Kit and Pia.  It was named after our Mayor and Vice mayor.  LGU Officials of the whole provinve of Rizal led by our Governor Rebecca A. Ynares were present during the event.  Our Cainta Heralds Choir were invited to grace a special song number.


Our entry for the Inter-town Maskara Design Contest and Festival of Fesvitals Street Dance Competition garnered the 2nd place winner.





A short program took place at our municipal ground in celebration of the Philippine Independence Day last June 12, 2015.  The program started 8:30 in the morning hosted by Ms. Jannet Remigio, Invocation by Mrs. Victoria Murillo. After a short message from Hon. Councilor Gilbert L. Igtiben, wreathlaying ceremony took place.  Attendees were mostly LGU’s, Municipal Health workers, Boyscouts and Dep-Ed officials.  During this time a Clean-up Drive was on-going at the Cainta River, Phase 9 at Vista Verde.



Buwan ng Wika was celebrated with a theme: “Filipino: Wika ng Pambasang Kaunlaran”, Held last August 28, 2015, 8:00 a.m. at the Cainta Elementary School Auditorium.  The Municipal Tourism, Culture and Arts Office (MTCAO) organized a competition for public and private schools of Cainta.  An interpretative dance for High School level and a simultaneous choral song interpretation in Filipino term “Sabayang BIGSAYWIT” for Elementary studentsIt was joined by 20 public and private schools.  Winners for elementary level were the following:  2nd Place: Balanti Elementary School, 1st Place: F.P. Felix Unit 1 and the Champion:  Exodus Elementary School.  Interpretative dance for High School level, 2nd Place: Cainta Catholic College, 1st Place:  Gov. Isidro Rodriguez Memorial National High School, Champion: Francisco P. Felix Memorial National High School.




The Municipal Halloween “TRICK OR TREAT”, Inter-Department Office Decoration Contest and the Kids Annual Halloween Costume Contest, was held last October 30, 2015. The event started 8:00a.m. judging all the decorated offices, then followed by the Kids Trick or Treat.    By 3:00p.m. the program for Halloween costume contest begun.  The winners for inter-department decorations were announced after the costume contest.  The following were the winners for the inter-department office:    2nd place:  General Services Office, 1st place:  Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office, they also got the Special Awards as Best Staff Participation. This year’s Champion for the inter-department decoration contest was the Assessor’s Office.



THEME:  “Ang Paghubog sa isang

Napapanahong Pagbabago – ONE CAINTA”



Sumbingtik Festival was held last November 26, 2015. Judging started 8:00 a.m., Residents from J. Hernandez and Gongora Streets in Barangay San Roque were the main area invited to join the said contest.  Some houses in the area of A. Bonifacio Avenue and last year’s participants from Brgy. Sto. Nino also participated.  The following winners were 2nd place, entry No. 4 owned by Ms. Carmencita Hermosa, 1st Place, entry No. 11 owned by Ms. Janet G. Javier and the Champion was entry No. 8 owned by Ms. Norma Tolentino.  Awarding was announced at the municipal ground during the float parade program.




The annual serenata was held November 26, 2015, 6:00 p.m. at the Plaza Cainta known as the Liwasang Bayan. The whole members of the Cainta Community Band performed their pieces to entertain the crowd.  On the same date and time the Dep-Ed Night performed at the One Arena. Both events were viewed by numerous viewers.


This was held November 27, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at One Arena.  This year’s Caintalentado we had 3 categories, these were singing, dancing and other  talents category.  24 participants joined the contest.  The following winners were:

I. Singing Category

Champion:  Honey Grace Zamora

1st Place:  Christian Imperial

2nd Place:  Benjamin Gonzaga


II. Dance Category

Champion:  The Amazing Kids

1st Place:  Junior Dynamics Robotics

2nd Place:  The Rizal Underground

III. Other Talents

Champion:  The Human Beat box by Mr. Kenneth Alfred Cruz

1st Place:   Ventriloquist, Puppet show by Mr. Delfin Cruz

2nd Place:  Lip sync/comedy act by Mr. Jayson Jayari



Our caindakan sa kalsada/street dancing competition was held November 28, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at A. Bonifacio Avenue, Brgy. San Roque.  This year we had 8 school who joined the competition.  Winners were the following:  2nd Place:  Cainta Catholic College, 1st Place:  F.P. Felix Memorial National High School, Champion:  San Juan National High School.



This year’s pageant was on held November 29, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at One Arena.  There were 13 candidates who vied for the title of Miss Cainta 2015.  Crowned Miss Cainta 2015 was Ms. Kassandra Ebol, 1st Runner-up was Ms. Jennyleine Cortez, 2nd Runner-up was Ms. Nadine Angela Dela Cruz, 3rd Runner-up was Ms. Marnelli Perez, she also got the Best in Talent special award, 4th Runner-up was Ms. Aj Suerte. Special awards winners were Ms. Rhea Gellei W. Germo who got the Best in Creative Costume, Best in Swimsuit, Best in Casual wear and Miss Photogenic awards.  Ms. Katleen Buenviaje got the Best in Long Gown, Ms. Cristine Lagarde for Miss Congeniality and Ms. Leoniza Buenviaje for the FB Voter’s Choice award.


The tribute to Gat Andres Bonifacio last November 30, 2015, commenced with a mass at Our Lady of Light Parish followed by a wreath laying Ceremony 8:00 a.m. at the Municipal Grounds. The rite was attended by local government officials, department heads and heads of offices and baranggay chairmen. Faculties and Dep-ed officials from the different schools also attended the ceremonial rites.


The 3rd annual float parade was held on November 30, 2015.  This year’s float theme was all about Philippine Folklore and Epic Heroes and Filipino Comic Characters.  Parade started off at 4:00 p.m. from V.V. Soliven Compound (Assembly area) to Ricarte via Imelda and A. Bonifacio Avenue.    There were about 24 floats that joined the contest.  2nd place winner was awarded to Health and Administrative Office with a theme “VARGA”, 1st Place winner was AYHD, Adolescence Youth and Health Development with a theme “MARIA MAKILING” and F.P. Felix Memorial National High School whose theme was “DARNA” got the Champion Award.


The 119th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dr. Jose P. Rizal was commemorated last December 30, 2015, 8:00 a.m. at the Municipal ground.  Knights of the Columbus, Cainta Chapter organized the annual program for the wreath laying ceremony with the assistance of the Municipal Tourism Culture and Arts Office.  Hon. Councilor Edwin Cruz welcomed our guests and audience.