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12th Siargao National Surfing Cup opens on Friday

By Fryan E. Abkilan

Surigao Del Norte (16 September) -- The much awaited national surfing event in the country will finally kick-off at Cloud 9, Gen. Luna in Siargao Island this province on Friday, September 17, 2010.

Gov. Sol Matugas said that around 86 confirmed local surfing enthusiasts all over the country will compete over the next five days from Sep. 17 to Sep. 21, 2010. The event is part of the month-long festivity in the island dubbed as the 1st Siargao Surfing Festival with its theme: "Kabibo 2010."

The lady governor said that aside from the formal opening of the local surfing cup, other activities will also commence tomorrow, these include: The 1st Gov. Sol Matugas Open Beach Volleyball Challenge, Agri-Aqua Trade Fair, Best Municipal Booth, Kabibo Hip-hop Dance Competition, Photo-shoot Competition and Nightly Yugyugan Open Party at the town?s boulevard sponsored by San Miguel Beer.

With all these series of activities, Gov. Matugas is hopeful that the local tourism industry cannot only bring prestige but most importantly, create jobs to the locals and hopefully achieve quality life and at the same time help boost the economy of the province.

Gov. Matugas also bared that Ilocos Norte representative, Hon. Imee Marcos and mayor of Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, Hon. Maja Sales have confirmed there attendance to be the guests of honor in the event.

Reports revealed that 1st Dist. Rep. Francisco Matugas, 2nd Dist. Rep. Guillermo Romarate, Surigao City Mayor Ernesto Matugas, LMP President Sheila Mae Orquina-Cebedo and around 20 mayors of the province are fully supportive of the activity and will also grace the event tomorrow. (PIA-Surigao del Norte) [top]

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