|The 9th Locsin Reunion|
Since the first Locsin grand reunion held on September 28, 1974 at the Natalio G. Velez Sports and Cultural Center, other grand reunions were held every 4 or 5 years for the descendants of the 11 children of Agustin Locsin and Cecilia Sayson. This year, the 9th edition was held at the Silay City Civic Center from April 25-26 and more than 450 Locsin clan members from around the country and coming from as far as the United States and Spain were registered. Registration fee was PhP300 for adults and PhP100 for children aged nine years old and below.
|Song and dance number depicting the Locsin saga|
For two days, registrants participated in various activities that were lined up by organizers - a heritage tour of some of the ancestral houses of Silay City and the new Silay Museum as well as The Ruins in nearby Talisay City; a talent show; fun games; raffles; a gala dinner; a cultural show; and a “Gimik Night.” Newly-discovered branches and sub-branches of the Locsin family tree were also be introduced and relatives, both old and new, reconnected with each other.
|Tanda de Valse|
|Locsins doing a modern dance number|
|Teddy Boy Locsin delivering his Teditorial|
As with every reunion, the Tanda de Valse (the "shifting of waltzes"), a Locsin tradition, was relived on stage during the cultural show.
A master composition of Silaynon composer and conductor Jose "Pitong" Ledesma, this musical masterpiece was originally created for a past love and was given life, through dance, by Ms. Medy Locsin-Garcia. During the gala dinner, it was performed by the group of Ms. Marissa Montelibano, the First Lady of Silay City, with the Kabataang Silay Rondalla. A song and dance presentation, depicting the Locsin saga, from 1750 to the present, was also performed.
|Joey Benin with wife Bing singing "Forevermore"|
|Cocoy Laurel and Nisa Limjap|
Two Sony Bravia 32" flat screen TVs as grand prizes well as Cebu Pacific round trip tickets to Bacolod City were also raffled off to lucky members of the clan.