‘Wow Sardines’ much awaited Fiesta Pilar event PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 27 September 2014 13:59

The “Wow Sardines” boodle fight is one of the much-awaited events in the forthcoming Zamboanga Hermosa  Festival, a two-week affair preceding the Fiesta Pilar on October 12.

The “Wow Sardines” is considered as major event considering that  Zamboanga City is the sardines capital of the Philippines aside from its fame as City of Flowers and Asia’s Latin City.

The sardine boodle fight started eight years ago during the mayoralty term of now Congressman Celso Lobregat. It is being held along the RT Lim Boulevard where hundreds are participate the eating binge.

But this year’s “Wow Sardines” boodle fight will be held at the Paseo del Mar at 5:00 in the afternoon on October 9.

City Tourism Officer Sarita S. Hernandez said that as of Friday, the sponsors of the event are  Gold Star Seafoods, Universal Canning Inc., Mega Fishing Corporation,  Asahi Foods Manufacturing Inc., PERMEX. Pacific Food Inc., Nature’s Spring and Robina Corporation for the Magic Flakes crackers.

The City Tourism Office is still waiting for other sponsors to come forward.

Two other big events will also take place  on October 10. — a motorcade dubbed as “Parada de Volkswagen en honor de Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar” (Interested parties may contact Fr. C. Muñoz at 09177101596) and Chabacano Battle of the Bands sponsored by the San Miguel Brewery Inc. that will be held at the Big Dawgs Pasonanca Friday 7:00 p.m  October 10.

The Zamboanga Hermosa 2014 and Fiesta Pilar Celebration has its theme — “Levanta con Fuerza y Fe; Marcha con Alegria Devocion Y Unidad.”—  Allen Abastillas