May 5th, 2012
By Flordelis E. Jackson
NAVAL, Biliran — The province of Biliran is all set to celebrate its 20th provincehood anniversary on May 11.
Aldrin Caing of the Biliran Provincial Information Office said that the three-day celebration will start on May 9, Wednesday and will end on May 11, Friday, the anniversary date.
Caing said, the celebration will start with a motorcade on May 9 from the capitol grounds passing through the major streets of Naval, the capital of Biliran.
The opening ceremonies will immediately follow after to be held at the capitol grounds, as well.
The ribbon cutting ceremony to open the Agri-Trade Fair will take place after the opening program to be led by congressman Rogelio Espina of the lone district of Biliran, governor Gerryboy Espina and other distinguished guests.
“The Agri-Trade Fair is one of the highlights of the 20th Provincehood Anniversary celebration,” said Jaime Casas, Biliran Provincial Agriculturist.
He added that the Agri-Trade Fair will showcase the best farm produce of Biliran farmers as well as the cottage industry products of the best producers in the province.
Local government units, eight municipalities of the province, national government agencies and 15 private entrepreneurs from other parts of Biliran will participate in the agri-trade fair, according to Casas.
Part of the activity is a contest on the best dressed booth, of which the prizes were increased. First prize winner will get a cash prize of P6,000, 2nd prize will get P5,000, 3rd prize will win P4,000 and the non-winners will receive a consolation prize of P2,000 each. The participating groups will also receive a certificate.
This year’s celebration of the 20th Provincehood Anniversary of Biliran is anchored on the theme “Mauwagon nga Biliran Ubos sa Malig-on nga Kagamhanan Kauban ang Malig-on the Katawhan (Progressive Biliran Under Under A Strong Government Together With A Strong Citizenry).” (PIA8 Biliran)
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