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Lanuza Surfing Festival opens

by Nida Grace B. Tranquilan

Surigao Del Sur (17 November) -- The Lanuza Surfing Festival Celebration will be opened on Tuesday November 17 at Stage 1, Boulevard in Lanuza Surigao del Sur to be joined by international surfers from Australia and Korea and local surfers from Manila, Aurora, Siargao and other parts of the country.

Rogelio Sering Info Officer on a phone patch interview said, this year's event competition are the following: 1st International Surfing Open; 5th International Longboard Invitational, 6th Wahine Surfing Open for women and 7th National Surfing Open.

On its first day of celebration, Agri, Agro and Eco Tourism Fair will be open in Lanuza Municipal Hall. Environmental Show to be performed by a theater group of Tandag and Cagwait will be seen at 4:30 in the afternoon. The Festival Welcome Opening Program will be highlighted with a Fire Dance/Sports unlimited followed by a Live Band Disco to be held at Stage 1, Boulevard.

The second day will be the opening of the 7th National Surfing Open to be held at Doot Poktoy and Pinoy Games/Sports unlimited will be done in two separate venues. General Alarm Band-BFP will perform Live and Open Disco/Sounds in the Boulevard during the evening.

The 3rd day will be the Opening for 6th Wahine Surfing Open competition and Surf 'n Plant a Tree at Doot Poktoy. There will also be a Surfers Night Gala Show in the evening.

The 4th day will be the Opening for the 1st International Surfing and 5th international Longboard Invitational. It will also be the time for the final competition of the 6th Wahine Surfing Open and 7th National Surfing Open. At night will be the 1st “Dyosa ng Lanuza ‘09”, which will showcase Rene Salud's Filipiniana Collection and Agsam fashion accessories, accessories made locally by Lanuzanons.

On Day 5, Motocross Elimination will be held in Gamuton Track and there will also be a Gawad Kalinga turn-over of 10 units of Houses to qualified beneficiaries. There will also be a live band and open sounds/disco at Boulevard during the night.

On the last day will be the final competition for the International Longboard and 1st International Surfing at Doot Poktoy. During the night will be the Hip-hop Dance Contest and Awarding of prizes to all winners.

Meanwhile, a One-stop-shop Services consisting of jobsfair, passporting and NBI clearance processing will be offered in Lanuza Freedom Stage on November 19 and 20. (PIA Surigao del Sur) [top]

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