by Dexter See
BANGUED, Abra – The provincial government has lined up simple but meaningful to celebrate the Abrenian Kawayan festival 2016 and the province’s 99 founding anniversary on March 6-10, 2016.
The activities for the celebration will kick off on Sunday, March 6, 2016 with the farmers’ and livestock parade around the capital town at 7 am which will be followed by the so-called ‘Panagsurong 2016;’ 8th Abra invitational trail-riding adventure at the Cap Juan Villamor at around 8 am.
Herald Web Insert newA Eucharistic mass will recede the conduct of the grand opening program that includes the ribbon cutting of the agriculture and trade fair, TESDA free car and motorcycle servicing and wellness corner, including free haircut, massage, manicure and pedicure.
At 3 pm, Gov. Eustaquio P. Bersamin will open the governor’s Cup chess championship at the Camp Juan Villamor basketball court which will be followed by the ‘Silnag’or parade of lights around the capital town.
Ely Buendia Greatest Hits live concert, the PNP band and Magno brothers will hold a concert at the Camp Juan Villamor grounds.
On March 7, a boxing tournament will be conducted at the Villamor gymnasium followed by a dance showdonwn at the Villamor grounds at around 6 pm with celebrity guest Billy Joe Crawford.
On March 8, ballroom enthusiasts will have the chance the showcase their talents in the Ballroom Dancing competition at the Villamor grounds with celebrity guest Boobsie Wonderland and Jay-R.
The founding anniversary program will be held on March 9 with the day starting with the Diana followed by a Eucharistic mass and the traditional grand parade and float competition followed by the Ilocano-Tingguian festival with celebrity gust Jake Cuenca, Ejay Falcon and Arci Muños .
The usual ‘inniliw,’ a cultural show and dancing under the stars and balikbayan night of retro muses with celebrity guest JC de Vera, Jessie Mendiola, Gladys Guevarra and Ian Red band will be held in the evening.
On March 10, the program will culminate with the Search for Ms. Gay Abrenian Kawayan festival 2016 with celebrity guest Markki Stroem.
Bersamin extended an invitation to the public to visit Abra and have a first-hand experience of the warm welcome and reception of the people as well as the developments that had been undertaken which contributed in achieving law and order in the province.
‘We have prepared for the special activities that we have lined up for our Abrenian Kawayan festival. We hope that the public will appreciate the simple but meaningful programs that we have prepared for everyone,” Bersamin stressed.
Bersamin also expressed his gratitude to the officialdom and the people of Abra for their utmost cooperation and support to his leadership over the past nine years that resulted in the successful implementation of various programs and projects that contributed in improving the state of the province for the benefit of the present and future generations.