Cagayan celebrates 427th foundation day
by Oliver Baccay
Tuguegarao City (21 June) -- The Province of Cagayan is celebrating its 427th Aggao Nac Cagayan to thank the Almighty God for the blessings bestowed for region 2 despite calamities experienced in the region.
Each municipality is now preparing for different events to be conducted during the weeklong celebration which will formally open on June 23, 2010. The agri-trade fair and sports clinic will also open this date to witness the products and services offered by different municipalities at the Cagayan Sports Complex.
But before the said date, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo will informally open the celebration with the Local officials in the meeting of the regional development council on June 22 to be held at Kammaranan Hall, Capitol.
On the 24th, blood olympics, buntis caravan, quiz bee, oratorical contest, and gaggayam nac Cagayan (native sports of cagayanos) will be witnessed at the sports complex.
The Cagayana beauties who are selected contestants for Bb. Cagayan will face different media practitioners in a press conference to be held at Cagayan sports complex on the 25th, followed by the dance sports at people's gymnasium and the pre-pageant will be held at Paseo Reale.
On the 26th, students from different municipalities will again display their talents in the street dance competition showcasing their festivals. A dog show will also be conducted on the same date at Cagayan Sports Complex.
On the 27th, the activities are 2nd Gov. Alvaro Antonio cycling race, seminar on hog raisers, Phil. Marine Corps drum and bugle, silent drill and skydiving exhibition, livelihood productions seminar and sports clinic.
On the 29th, culinary grand pix will be conducted, friendship games and the pageant night for Bb. Cagayan 2010. On the following day which is the foundation day of the province, the officials will offer thanksgiving mass at St. Peter's Cathedral and motorcade together with the beauties.
The outstanding farmers will also be recognized in the ?gawad saka' and the Cagayano achievers are set to be recognized also. Aside from these, there will be sponsored concerts together with some celebrities and known band members. (PIA 2) [top]