THE City Government of Zamboanga has lined up invitational sports competition to be part of the Zamboanga Hermosa Festival in October, this year.
The competition will be spearheaded by the City Sports Office headed by Dr. Cecil Atilano.
Atilano sid the sport competitions will include the 2017 Hermosa Festival Chess Tournament on October 1; the 1st Zamboanga Hermosa Invitational Judo Tournament (The Mayor’s Cup) from October 5 to 9; the 1st Open Invitational La Hermosa Volleyball Tournament from October 6 to 7; and, the 2nd Zamboanga Hermosa Festival Sepak Takraw Regu Men and Women Competition from October 7 to 8.
She said also open for participants are the 2017 Zamboanga Hermosa Open Weightlifting Championships from October 8 to 9, and the 2017 Regional Inter-school Taekwando Championships from October 12 to 14.
With just two months left until the opening salvo on October 1, the school caravan will continue to make its rounds in different campuses in this city to promote and drum up support for festival among students.
Aside from school caravans, pre-fiesta activities in the villages will be held on September for the Districts 1 and 2.
The Zamboanga Hermosa Festival is the grandest celebration in this city.
The highlight of the festival is the feast day of Our Lady of the Pillar, the most revered saint of this city, on October 12. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)