Nuns dance to Eraserheads’ "Toyang" to get recruits in Baguio

Catholic nuns danced to the Eraserheads’ "Toyang" inside the Baguio Cathedral the past weekend to recruit entrants, reports About 30 nuns-aged 25 to 80-from various congregations performed before more than 100 churchgoers.

"We danced to ’Toyang’ because the song is very popular among the youth. This will call their attention," Sr. Eva Vargas of the Villa Milagrosa Convent told They also danced to Sister Act’s "I Will Follow Him," Abba’s "I Have a Dream" and a composition by Fr. Carlo Magno Marcelo of the San Carlos Seminary, "Our Mission."

The nuns, along with child performers and dancers, have 10 more scheduled acts in Catholic churches and universities in Baguio until February 7, Vargas told

Their campaign is aimed towards recruiting new staff members and missionaries in Baguio. "(Most of the current members are) elderly and retired (nuns)... Schools, retreat houses and parishes are understaffed," Association of Women Religious (Baguio-Benguet) Chair Sr. Alice Lansang told

Through their performances, Vargas said they hope to show that "the sisters are not just there to pray in church." She told, "We can still be ourselves. Through dancing, we can show the people that the life of sisters (is also fun)."


Eraserheads performed "Toyang" at their reunion concert in 2009.


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