BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
ANCHORED on the theme: “Dagupan Pitoran Dekada La: Karuman, Natan, Nabuas”, the city launched its 70th Agew na Dagupan on May 11 with Mayor Belen T. Fernandez as honorary chair person and Schools Division Superintendent Froserfina J. Bravo as executive chair person.
Among the several activities prepared by the executive committee for the June 20 event include “Dagupan Nen Saman, “Pituran Dekada na Dagupan”, “Bandera na Bansa”, “Sulat-Kansyon”, “Kakanen” Trade Fair, Platinum “Laki/Bai”, “Manlingkor ya Kalangweran”, “Aninaw”, “”Diya’d Dagupan”, “Batik Ulupan”, “Agew na Kawayangan”, “Palyagan na Awaran”, A”rte ed Dagupan” workshop, “Kasalan ed Hardin”, “156th ya Inkianak nen Dr. Jose P. Rizal”, “Parada na Dekada”, “Kansyon na pankakasakey”, “Pitumplon Taon ya Agew na Dagupan”, Platinum Baby, “Pinablin Dagupeño”, and Chess Summit.
“Dagupan Nen Saman” is a contest on the memoirs of Dagupan for the last 70 years through the sharing of old pictures of Dagupan depicting important events or old city structures, and important places and persons that were part of the city’s rich culture and history.
The submitted old pictures will be featured in the city’s upcoming coffee table book. Deadline of submission of entries will be on June 5.
Also part of the 70th celebration is the observance of the Agew na Kawayangan on June 12 and the 156th birthday of Dr. Jose P. Rizal on June 19.
A mass civil wedding for couples will also be held at the Senior Citizen’s Park during the “Kasalan ed Hardin” on June 17.
The celebration will culminate with a Thanksgiving Mass on June 20 with a floral offering in front of the bust of Speaker Eugenio Perez at Herrero-Perez and a gala night for “Pinablin Dagupeño” at the city plaza honoring Dagupeños who have distinguished themselves in public service, business, humanities, the creative arts, or in the profession they practice or the avocation they follow. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO)