BUTUAN CITY, May 17 (PIA) – Different activities are lined up for the 5oth Anniversary Celebration of the province of Agusan del Norte on June 12 to 17, this year.
Preparatory meetings and coordination were conducted by the concerned agencies and personnel of the province to ensure the successful conduct of the celebration.
On June 12, the province will have a joint celebration of the 119th Independence Day, the opening ceremonies of the 50th Foundation Anniversary and the Sadow Festival at the provincial capitol covered court.
During the opening of the celebration, an ecumenical thanksgiving service will be held at the provincial capitol to be followed by Independence Day celebration ceremonies; presentation of the Bae candidates; and presentation of different tribal dances of the Manobo, Higaonon, and Mamanwa tribes.
Also, the Taboan sa Kapitolyo will start and a 'sugba-sugba' or Bangus (milk fish) grilling will be joine by different local and naional government offices' personnel.
Part of the activities during the week-long anniversary celebration is the conduct of the Arbor Day cum Community Immersion on June 13 (2nd day) to four proposed areas, namely: Por Cristo at Buenavista; Coro, Jabonga; Santiago; and Mahaba in Cabadbaran City.
Different competitions will also be held during the celebration, like Talentadong Empleyado, Choral, drum and lyre, fireworks display and battle of the bands, TechVoc Skills competition, table skirting, flowerhorn, choral, quiz bowl competitions, and a doggie diva fashion show at the provincial capitol park.
Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba will also deliver her administration’s 2016 accomplishments to the people of the province or State of the Province Address on June 16 in Buenavista, Agusan del Norte.
On June 17 will be the People’s Day celebration where various government services will be given to more or less 4,000 constituents will held in Cabadbaran City. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is expected to join the Agusanons on the said date. The awarding of Agro-Industrial Fair winners, Outstanding Agusanons, and the Bae coronation night will also be held. (NCLM/PIA-Agusan del Norte)