TACLOBAN CITY - Sofia Romualdez, the 16-year-old daughter of one of the most beautiful faces in show business in the 1980s, Cristina “Kring-Kring” Gonzales, and outgoing Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, surprised her parents and thousands of viewers with her performance at the annual Sangyawan Music Festival June 28.
Dubbed the “Next Phenomenal Teen Star,” Sofia said her performance was her gift for her mother, the first ever female mayor of the city.
The Sangyawan Musical Festival is a nightly barbecue with live band shows at the Balyuan Grounds along Magsaysay Blvd. for Tacloban City’s 127th Sangyaw Festival in honor of its patron Sr. Sto. Nino de Tacloban.
“I was pleasantly surprised, even shocked. She prepared hard for this. I am thankful for her gift,” said Mayor Elect Cristina who will take her oath along with other city government officials on June 30.
“It’s in her genes. I am proud of her. We support whatever our children want,” added Alfred.
Sofia performed on the same night with Rocksteady rocked the city on the 26th; Regine Velasquez and the Side A band serenaded festival goers on the 27th; and Yeng Constantino, the REO Brothers, and Kitchie Nadal took Tacloban by storm on the Feast Day, June 30.
Sofia is making a name of her own as she has been turning the heads of talent agents, directors, producers, and photographers. She has many offers to endorse TV commercials and the big TV networks are fighting for her attention.
Sofia sinorpresa ang mga magulang
SI Sofia Romualdez, ang 16-year-old daughter ng isa sa may pinakamagandang mukha sa show business noong dekada 80 , si Cristina “Kring-Kring” Gonzales, at outgoing Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez, ay pinabilib ang kanyang mga magulang at libu-libong manonood sa kanyang performance sa taunang Sangyawan Music Festival nitong Hunyo 28.
Tinagurian bilang “Next Phenomenal Teen Star, ani Sofia ang kanyang performance ay kanyang regalo sa kanyang ina, ang unang babaeng naging alkalde ng siyudad.
Ang Sangyawan Musical Festival ay gabi-gabing may live band shows sa Balyuan Grounds sa kahabaan ng Magsaysay Blvd. para sa 127th Sangyaw Festival ng Tacloban City bilang pagpugay sa kanilang patron Sr. Sto. Nino de Tacloban.
“I was pleasantly surprised, even shocked. She prepared hard for this. I am thankful for her gift,” wika ni Mayor Elect Cristina na nakatakdang manumpa kasama ang iba pang city government officials sa Hunyo 30.
“It’s in her genes. I am proud of her. We support whatever our children want,” dagdag ni Alfred.
Nagpamalas ng galing si Sofia at nakasama ng Wolfgang, Calla Lily, 6 Cycle Mind at Banda ni Kleggy na nag-performed noong 24th; Parokya ni Edgar ay noong 25th; nirakrak ng Aegis, Itchyworms at Rocksteady ang siyudad noong 26th; hinarana naman nina Regine Velasquez at ng Side A band ang mga festival goers noong 27th; at Yeng Constantino, ang REO Brothers, atKitchie Nadal ang humataw sa Araw ng Kapistahan, Hunyo 30.
Si Sofia ay gumagawa na ng kanyang sariling pangalan kung saan hanga rin ang mga talent agents, directors, producers, at photographers. Marami din siyang offer para mag endorso sa mga TV commercials at pinag-aagawan ng malalaking TV networks.
PHOTO BY REY BELGADO