By Nora Soriño
Iligan City Bureau Chief
Iligan City — Talents of the cultural organization Lubas sa Dagang Bisaya (Ludabi) will perform and show their brand of entertainment today.
In the show, half-forgotten Visayan songs like “Ampinging Mga Bulak” and “Lagkaw” will be among its repertoire.
Expectedly, they will be dressed in the native Filipiniana attire. Folk dances will also be shown by the talents.
The show will be at the Paseo de Santiago, a tourist destination at barangay Santiago, courtesy of Atty.Leo Zaragoza , who is the owner and also a past president and board of director member at the national level of Ludabi. It will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday.
Ludabi, to note, is originally composed of writers only using the Visayan language as its medium with the publications of the creative writers’ work seen in the “Bisaya” national weekly magazine. It had since modified its by-laws to include other talents in the genre, like those in the Visayan songs, dances, and poems.
Zaragoza is also an advocate of “Bisaya” talents.
Frank Dosdos, Jr., president of the local chapter here said he hopes that many of the youth here and other places will be interested to join Ludabi.
Fem Flores, also a past national president of Ludabi said earlier this month, evacuees at Baloi, Lanao Norte and Sta. Elena were entertained when the group performed at evacuation sites. Although, some of their performances had to be translated to Filipino as the evacuees could not understand Visayan language.
Most of Ludabi’s performances are for free especially if the requests come from poor communities.