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STATISTICAL MEDIA APPRECIATION SEMINAR: In simple appreciation of the support extended to the Regional Development Council as lecturer during the "Statistical Appreciation Seminar for Media", a Certificate of Appreciation is awarded to Dr. Irenea Ubungen of the NSCB-1 (center) who discussed about the Regional Income Accounts, with DRD Jennilyne C. Role of PIA-1 (left) and Lily Grace Orcino (right) of NEDA-1. The event is spearheaded by the RDC-Development Communication Support Committee chaired by PIA held at NEDA office in San Fernando City. (captioned by: JCR/MHHerrera/photo by: Ricky Naungayan)
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PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Vigan City’s 2012 fiesta, longganisa festival opens January 19

by Freddie G. Lazaro

VIGAN CITY, Jan. 18 (PIA) -- The opening of the 2012 Vigan City fiesta and longganisa festival is set on January 19 (Thursday) and culminates on January 27.

Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Singson – Medina said the theme for this year’s city fiesta is “Danggay Bigueno sagut ken Apo San Pablo” (Vigan residents’ cooperation: a gift to Saint Paul).

The lady mayor expects thousands of local and foreign tourists to come to Vigan City to watch the entertaining events of the feast.

Highlights this year’s city fiesta and longganisa festival include the Novena prayer offered to Saint Paul (January 16 – 24); basketball clinic ( January 17 – 20); last canvassing of the popularity contests last January 16, 2012; DZNS night featuring the family duet contest (Janauary 19); education day featuring a parade, quiz bee contest, extemporaneous speeck con test and debate, and teachers and students got talent (January 20); agriculture and balikatan with agri-float parade and contest, medical surgical and dental mission, Vigan City farm festival, traditional fun games; and coronation night of Miss Balikatan 2012 and kendeng-kendeng dance contest (January 21).

On January 22, 2012–Vigan City day and social services day, highlights the longganisa cookfest showdown, the longganisa streetdancing festival and showdown, coronation of infantile king and queen 2012 and awarding of outstanding employees 2011; January 23 – SK day/night featuring the fun run “Tumakbo ka Kabataang Bigueno,” and SK Talent Show; January 24 – Metro Vigan dance sports ballroom club and balik –Vigan night; January 25 - Miss Vigan, ABC, and Cooperative night; January 26 – Gay pride day and night; and January 27 – AVQ Production night featuring Ilocano talents variety show. (ANL/FGL-PIA 1 Ilocos Sur)

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