Officials solicit NGA support to highlight Batanes Day evenings
Basco, Batanes (17 June) -- Aside from the major non government agencies' (NGA) support for the celebration of Batanes Day, the provincial government also solicited their participation in its "lighting a tree project" at the provincial park to install lights in assigned full-grown arius trees that will be simultaneously switched on in the evening of June 19 through the Grand Day on June 26.
The switch on light event will be joined by LGU Basco with its newly installed 24 electric posts around the Basco oval also called the Batanes provincial athletic field.
As early as June 8, the provincial government had already its tree as a "come on" to the NGAs.
The yearly penitential pilgrimage procession and thanksgiving for peace from the farthest barangay to Basco every 4:00 o'clock in the afternoon will start June 17 to culminate on June 26 6:00o'clock in the morning, the 226th Batanes Day. (PIA Batanes) [top]