The annual festival called ‘Sandugo’, a blood compact treaty between Spanish conquistador Miguel López de Legazpi and Bohol chieftain Datu Sikatuna, as they drink drops of the each other’s blood; will welcome the longest-running all-male sing-and-dance group named #TheMasculados to be part of the island’s week-long celebration from July 19 to 26, 2015.
The 13-year-old group of six hunks is among the main attractions of the historical event that occurs every July. Masculados is composed of Enrico Mofar, Robin Robel, Ozu Ong, Orlando Sol, Nico Cordova, and the latest Filipino-Austrian—David Karell. Together, they popularized novelty songs, ‘Lagot Ka’, ‘Sana Mama’, and ‘Macho Papa’ in 2003. They had popular hit songs in 2004 via sensational ‘Jumbo Hotdog’. In 2010, they released songs ‘Ganda, Ganda! Seksi, Seksi!’ and a tribute Christmas song for the late Bella Tan, the mother of ‘Masculados’ titled ‘La Bella Pascua’. In 2012, they also released hit songs: ‘Di Ko Mapigil’, ‘Hawakan Mo Na’, and the ‘Masculados Mashup’.
Manila-based film and television celebrities Ash Ortega, Divine Tetay, Janna Trias, teen idol Ruru Madrid and voted as FHM Philippines’ sexiest woman for 2006 and 2007 – Katrina Halili will be guest with them. Watch out for the four major dates that the muscled men will be performing nightly – starting on July 19 at the Cockpit Theater in Baclayon; on July 22 at the TBTK Welcome Dinner Party, Bohol Cultural Center; on July 24 at the Fiesta in Alicia, Direk Maryo J’s hometown; and on July 25 the Cockpit Theater in Baclayon with special guests Katrina Halili and RuruMadrid, respectively.
The Blood Compact celebration commemorates the ties of friendship between Sikatuna and López de Legazpi, who were once different in religion, nationality, culture and civilization. Back in history, the Tagbilaran native chieftain Sikatuna swore by his ancestral Anito and Bathala, and the Spanish courageous explorer and colonizer López de Legazpi who sought ‘New World’ with the sword and the cross, signifies the first international treaty of friendship and civility between the Filipinos and Spaniards.
Tickets will soon be on sale at Cockpit Theater in Baclayon. Reservations may be made at numbers +639159109015; +639166430848; +639173668906 and look for Gerry Lugod. You may also visit its official site and social media accounts – facebook, twitter, and Instagram.