Thousands Flock to Bataan’s Pawikan Festival

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  • Mhike R. C.
  • 9 years ago

 Delegates from the local government units, private companies and non-government organizations walked the town’s major roads for the walk-for- a-cause followed by an aerobic exercises for all the participants.

Special guests who graced the tourist event include Governor Albert Garcia, Bataan First District Representative Herminia Roman, Bataan mayors Dr. Jorge Estanislao of Morong, Mayor Gila Garcia of Dinalupihan, Jesse Concepcion of Mariveles, Alice Pizarro of Pilar; mayoral spouses Charlie Pizarro, Dr. Cynthia Estanislao, Dr. Cleoty Concepcion and her son attorney and Mariveles municipal councilor Ace Jello Concepcion; Samal Vice Mayor Aida Macalinao and Abucay tourism chief Herbert Ryan Vianzon.

The Department of Tourism-Region 3 division chief Leona Nepomuceno served as the keynote speaker.

Governor Garcia in his short message during the program proper said that with all the catastrophe happening in the country, an elaborate environmental plan must be carried specifically for the marine resources.  He also said that it is high time to take action for the environment, and the unified political stand in the province will be a big help.

Garcia further added that the sea-use plan of all towns and city of Bataan will be consolidated to form a solid program for the province’s rich marine resources.

Meanwhile, the Balanga City dance team championed for the second time in a row in the Pawikan street dancing competition.

College students clad in turtle-theme costumes erupted in cheers upon the announcement of their win of P30,000 plus trophy.

Orani town placed second with P20,000 while Abucay landed third with P10,000. Consolation prizes of P5,000 each went to Dinalupihan, Pilar, Morong, Limay, Hermosa, Bagac, Mariveles, Orion, and Samal.

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