Thursday, 13 September 2012

Late-breaker: Fiesta fever is on


A FEW hours ago, MWBuzz received from our local correspondent the official program of activities for this year's Jose Panganiban town fiesta celebration.

Unlike past festivities, schedules such as fun-run, which was later combined with coastal clean-up, amateur boxing tournament, cockfighting derby, military brass bands (around the town proper) parade and talents search and pabirik (gold panning) contest are exceedingly and relatively unknown to lots of Mambulaoans now living across the globe.

Though it takes awhile comparing the "kind of fiesta celebration" we had then in the 50s, 60s and 70s, memory lingers with so much to think about the town and people we left behind many, many years ago.
Program of activities:
August 26 - Opening of "Bagong-Bayan ng Jose Panganiban" amateur basketball tournament. Divisions: midget, junior and senior

September 3 -  Opening of "Bagong-Bayan ng Jose Panganiban" amateur lawn tennis tournament (full details of player requisites, skill levels not mentioned)

September 24 -  Opening of 2012 JP town fiesta thanksgiving mass at 6am
September 24  - Mambulao fun-run around the town proper and later on a coastal clean-up, from 7am. (In coordination with LGU-JP, JPNHS Alumni Association , business community and residents)

September 24 - Live entertainment: West District - Larap National High School/ Elementary School combined with nearby baranggays elementary schools  from 7pm.

September 25 - Live  entertainment: East District - JP Central Elementary School and neighboring baranggay Elementary Schools of Sta Rosa Norte, Sta Rosa Sur, Osmena, Luklukan Sur/Norte, Parang, Calero and San Mauricio, from 7pm.

September 26 - Live entertainment: JPNHS Night, from 7pm.

September 26 - "Beer Plaza" night while listening to a live band concert, from 7pm.
September 27 - Concert at the park, beer plaza, search for Mr and Ms JP State College, from 7pm.

September 28 - Mambulao cockfight derby, venue: Baranggay Sta Rosa Sur, from 2pm.

September 28 - Amateur Boxing Tournament, from 7pm (no further details provided). Ex-Governor/Mayor Roy Padilla Sr Memorial Stadium.

September 30 - October 1  - Variety show, JP version: "Gaya-gaya or no deal", Concert in the park , Beer Plaza, from 7pm.

October 2 - "Talentong Mambulao" search- final night, from 7pm.

October 3  - Variety show and stars extravaganza: featuring Daniel Padilla, with his father Rommel, ( Mayor Dong Padilla's brother) Carla Estrada, Renz Verano and Pork and Beans duet

October  4  -  "Baranggay Tanod" sportfest, Baranggay Plaridel, from 8am.

October  4 - "Gaya-gaya or no deal", concert in the park, beer plaza, from 7pm.

October 5 -  Launching of the Jose Panganiban "history book", at 9am.

October 5 - 2012  JP "National Tourism Attraction" town fiesta street-dancing  presentation by our town and people.

October  5 - Town fiesta gala night featuring "Regodon de honor" to be participated on by LGU-JP officials, spouses and prominent residents of our town .

October 6 - JP fluvial parade, in honor of our Patron Saint Nuestra Senora del Rosario, at Jose Panganiban bay starting at Baranggay Osmena and will end up at JP park behind the Ex-Governor /Mayor Roy Padilla Sr Memorial Stadium, to the streets of JP (Mambulao) then to the church."Kumpilan” and “binyagan" will be part of parish services.

Everyone are encouraged to join this short sea voyage of our Patron Saint, from 7am.

Fiesta Day
October 7 - Mambulaoan Pabirik (gold panning  contest), from 8am.

October  7  -
Kayak boat race at JP Bay and  Beach Volley amateur tournament, from 8am.

October 7 -
Starting at 5am, the Bicol Ambassador Band will march around the poblacion and will continue on till a Military Brass Band takes over from 1pm.

To all fellow Mambulaoans, friends and relatives around the world, our pre-greetings of "happy fiesta" to  all  of you!!!!!!

- From Mambulaoans Worldwide Buzz


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