The Santacruzan is one of the best attended events in Dumaguete. It dramatizes the search of Queen Helena (Reina Elena) and her son Constantine (Constantino) for the Holy Cross, a Filipino tradition institutionalized during the Spanish occupation. In Dumaguete City, the the Santacruzan festival promises colorful pageantry, a parade of beautiful “sagalas” and their handsome escorts, with both local and movie celebrities, the latter invited from Manila, who are great crowd drawers.