For a typical citizen of Meycauayan (like moi), Liputan is best associated with the fluvial parade that usually happens on the second Sunday of May. This year, however, it is celebrated on the first, given that it is only now that we have low tide for the entire month.
Of all fiestas in Meycauayan, the fiesta of Liputan is the most extravagant, lively and well-known. It starts early in the morning when the images of the Holy Cross and the Virgin are placed on their carriages and then taken to the city on a big makeshift boat called a pagoda.
Once loaded in the pagoda, whoever would still fit it could come along with the patron saints. Others opt to take their own boats, called bangka, with them. The retinue moors by the docks of Barrio Saluysoy, in the city market, and from there the entire fishing village with its patrons, marching bands and escorts parade toward the main church, the Parish of St. Francis of Assisi, for the 9 AM mass.