My Liliw... The incessant journey ahead

After so many years of steadfast acceptance in the supply and demand cycle and gaining impressive reputation among satisfied clients from different parts of the country, their goody-old “tsinelas” is still around and here to stay.

The year 2002 marked a yet another momentous phase in the history of the ever thriving and hard working Liliwenos. An important event paved the way for the introduction of the “Liliw-made-slippers” into the national consciousness. And this has given the long overdue and well-deserved recognition of the Liliwenos’ pride and joy…”ang tsinelas”!

Through the astounding effort of the local Government headed by Mayor Jonathan Polistico, the “First Liliw Tsinelas Festival” was celebrated to show the country that the Liliwenos have something good to offer. The event did not only place this humble town in the limelight but also gained the trust and confidence of no other than the president of the Philippines, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on the Liliwenos’ craftsmanship and expertise.

Author’s Note: This is the Part 3 of the 4-part excerpt from the write-up featured on the Liliw Tsinelas Festival Souvenir Program published in 2003 written by yours truly. This is my tribute to my dear hometown and part of the Meme “Our Philippines”. TO READ THE PART 2 OF THIS EXCERPT... CLICK HERE.

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  1. Okay girl, how can someone join if they are not Phillipino? This is great Ruthi, hope you guys have fun.

  2. I hope your Philippine meme takes off to a great start!

  3. Fascinating! I love learning about other cultures and places.

  4. Oh Ruthi, I am so sorry if I have forgotten to continue this in my site, one of these days, I hope, I love to show off our country too. And I will never forget the goody-old tsinelas, love it.