The Santacrúzan pageant is participated by women known as sagalas who are dressed in fancy Filipiniana costumes according to the roles or titles assigned to them!
SAGÁLA • (suh-GAH-luh)
a maiden in costume taking part in the Santacrúzan pageant of the Flores de Mayo festival
Tagálog (Filipino): sagála
From Spanish zagala “lass, girl; shepherdess”, feminine of zagal “lad, boy;” from Arabic زغال (zaḡál) “young, brave”, from زغلول (zuḡlūl) “a young infant, boy”
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