LEGAZPI CITY, May 12 (PIA) – The provincial government of Albay has set a day to honor and recognize the valuable contributions of senior citizens in the province.
Senior citizens from all over the province convened for a moment of fun and relaxation at the Albay Park and Wildlife Covered Court yesterday for the “Barrio Fiesta para kay Lolo at Lola” led by the Albay Provincial Social Welfare Development Office.
This activity is part of the month-long Magayon Festival in Albay, a yearly celebration featuring the beautiful and majestic Mayon Volcano.
Also held during the program are fashion shows and ballroom dancing contests gamely joined in by senior citizens from various barangays in Albay.
Winning the search are Roni Llaguno from Malilipot for the Lolo category and Cynthia Chan from Ligao City for the Lola category.
Gerudio Colorico and Jean Miraflores of Tabaco City were hailed champion for the ballroom contest.
Albay governor Al Francis Bichara has likewise expressed full support to the programs promoting the welfare and well-being of senior citizens in the province.
This year’s Magayon Festival highlights the festivals of various municipalities in the province underlining the rich blend of culture, religion and heritage of the Albayanos.
Bichara started the festival in 1996 with the name “magayon” or beautiful to highlight the beauty of Mayon volcano and to widen the significance of the melodramatic legend behind it – the Legend of Daragang Magayon.(MAL/SAA-PIA5/Albay)