BALON DAGUPAN NEWS
DAGUPAN City formally kicked off its month-long fiesta with a motorcade and the opening of the Paseo De Belen, lighting of the Christmas Tree and the Quintos Bridge onDecember 7.
Fourth District Rep.Christopher de Venecia, Mayor Belen T. Fernandez, 2018 City Fiesta Hermano Mayor Councilor Jeslito Seen, Fiesta Vice Chairman Councilor Joey Netu Tamayo,along with members of Sangguniang Panlungsod and other city officials, led the grand autocade.
The singing trio TNT Boys from “Tawag ng Tanghalan”, the young officials of 2018 “Manlingkor Ya Kalangweran” led by Jalen Kody Miles Fernandez and the candidates for Ms. Balon Dagupan 2019 also joined the motorcade and fiesta opening.
The Paseo De Belen was formally opened following its blessing and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Its opening also marked the simultaneous lighting of the Quintos Bridge and the giantChristmas Tree in front of the City Museum.
As our city continues to make progress, let us take time to reflect on our history. While we only had simple lanterns in the past, it was a symbol for Christmas. This time, as we celebrate our City Fiesta, ang gabay ng parol ay hindi lamang sa pasko, kundi pati sa pag-asenso ng bawat pamilyang Dagupeño,” said Coun. Seen.
De Venecia paid tribute to Mayor Belen Fernandez and the city government for their significant contributions to the progress in the city.
“Thank you Mayor BelenFernandez and your Unliserbisyo team for working 24/7 para maging number one ang pinakamamahal nating Dagupan. Because of you, tuloy-tuloy ang pag-asenso ng syudad ng Dagupan. And isn’t that the best gift that we Dagupeños could ask for this Christmas?” said De Venecia.
The TNT Boys and Koro Colegio de Dagupan serenaded the crowd with Christmas carols during a short program.
With the theme:“Ipagdiwang ang Pasko at Pag-Asenso”, the month-long city fiesta features exciting new events such as the Dagupan City Invitational and Open BoxingChampionship as well as the return of major fiesta highlights such as theSearch for Ms. Balon Dagupan, Drum and Lyre Competition, Beat the Feat Hip HopDance Contest, Edades Day and many more.(Verdelle De Vera/CIO)
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