Isabela Governor Faustino ‘Bojie’ Dy III (center), Mr. Ian Ezekiel Balao, SM Cauayan Mall Manager (left) and Ms. Sheila Marie Estabillo, SM Cauayan Assistant Mall Manager (right) during the ribbon cutting and launching of SM Cauayan’s Bambanti centerpiece today.
Cauayan City, Isabela (January 28, 2015) – Bambanti Festival as the most highlighted festivity in the province that fascinates Isabelinos and visitors is now on its 4th year of celebration. The festival takes place every January 27-31.
Said festivity is set to showcase Isabela’s rich heritage, its people’s ingenuity and industry, and the unexplored beauty of the province.
‘Bambanti’ an Ilokano term for scarecrow which is usually used and believed to threaten birds and other insects from eating and devouring agricultural crops, as Isabela had been known as champion producer of rice and corn.
SM City Cauayan gives another interpretation for the so-called ‘Bambanti’ in the province. Instead of having the impression of threatening, SM tries to make a different impression out of the said agricultural paraphernalia.
As for SM City Cauayan’s Bambanti centerpiece, ‘Bambanti’ signifies a magical creature. It is interpreted as a fairy that drives and carries bountiful harvest for the farmers.
Depicted on the centerpiece is a flying fairy with a child that carries a basket full of fruits and vegetables. The child represents the future and as it flies with the fairy it brings generous blessings and abundance of harvest to the province.
Made out of wires it is painted with gold relative to the theme of the festivity for this year, “Golden Isabela” (Ang Ginintuang Isabela).
During night time, the centerpiece is lit with LED lights to add more charm and life to it.
SM Cauayan’s Bambanti centerpiece is displayed at the Ground floor of building A and it is open for a photo opportunity and as an additional attraction of the mall. (PR)