Magayon Festival opens on Fiesta Chinoy, Valentine's Day
Legazpi City (12 February) -- The Provincial Government of Albay has set a soft launching of the Magayon Festival at the Albay Astrodome on Sunday (February 14, 2010), coinciding with the "Fiesta Chinoy", announced Albay Provincial Tourism Council Chairman Honesto Briones.
The most awaited festivity in the province will formally commence on April 5, a day after Easter Sunday, with the celebration of a Thanksgiving Mass, opening of trade fair and other events showcasing Albay's bests.
Briones said that more than a hundred events are lined-up for the much-anticipated month-long celebration featuring cultural activities, arts, tourism, education, sports competitions and other special interest events, among others
Gilberto "Gibo" Teodoro is invited to keynote the festival's grand launching.
Board Member Glenda Ong-Bongao will take charge anew of the prestigious Search for Ginoo/Mutya ng Magayon, one of the highlights of the festival.
Briones said the grand opening is set on the April 5 to prevent the festivity from interrupting the activities during the observance of Holy Week. (JChan, BUCAL/PIA)[top]