Pangasinan schedules summer events

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

DAGUPAN CITY -- Big events will be happening this summer in different areas in Pangasinan.

The town of Bayambang will practically open the festivities with the celebration of its annual fiesta with its own Malangsi Fish-tival as highlight.

Simultaneously, the Easter Sunday procession and the Siglat Bayambang National High School Alumni fun run was held Sunday morning. In the evening, the Mutya ng Liga talent night was held.


Scheduled Monday morning (April 9) is the launching of the Trade Fair and the holding of different sports activities.

In April 13, a street party will be held with street dancing competition and cultural presentations already set. Mayor Ricardo Camacho will lead the Malangsi Fish-tival in the afternoon, wherein townspeople will grill fresh water fishes abundant in the town as live bands perform.

The religious activity (procession) and civic parade will be held Sunday, April 15. In the evening is the grand ballroom and local government unit night. The winners in the search for Mutya ng Liga will likewise be presented to the people.

The much-awaited Bangus Festival of Dagupan City will formally open on April 13.

Bangus Festival executive chairman Councilor Marc Brian Lim and the city officials headed by Mayor Benjie Lim and Vice Mayor Belen Fernandez will lead the grand opening ceremony.

Big events are scheduled on April 13. These include the Bangus ed Carosa (float parade); start of the photo contest, as well as, the opening of the Artwalk and the Bangus Sculpture, and the Pangasinan’s Best Trade Fair.

There will also be a parade of bancas from Calmay to Babaliwan, with Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas leading the blessing of the river.

The Kalutan ed Dalan Street Party will be held evening of April 30. Part of A. B. Fernandez Avenue and Perez Boulevard will be closed to vehicular traffic for the party, and several bands will be performing simultaneously at the stages strategically located within the two main commercial districts.

In San Carlos City, their own Mango-Bamboo Festival will start on April 23 and will end on April 28.

Meanwhile, the Provincial Government’s Summer Triple Treat will start this Wednesday with the province’s celebration of Agew na Pangasinan. The province’s foundation day is on April 5, but the celebration was moved to latter date as April 5 falls on Holy Week.

This will be followed by the annual Pista’y Dayat, which will run the longest this year because of the national sports event that will be held first week of May.

The Pista’y Dayat events will start on April 11 and will end on May 16. The events will be held within the Capitol Compound in Lingayen and at the beach front.

The culminating event is the Palarong Pambansa 2012 hosted by the province of Pangasinan. This is scheduled on May 6 to 12.

Governor Amado Espino Jr. said Pangasinan’s hosting of this event will be benchmark for future Palarong Pambansa.

Majority of the playing venues and billeting schools are located in Lingayen. Other playing venues and billeting schools are located at the nearby towns of Binmaley, Bugallon, Calasiao and Labrador and the cities of San Carlos and Dagupan. (Sunnex)

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