Zambo Norte gears up for Saulog 2016 PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 05 June 2016 14:11

DIPOLOG CITY – The provincial government of Zamboanga del Norte is gearing up for Saulog 2016 in celebration of its 64th Foundation Anniversary with various activities lined up from June 1 to June 6, 2016.

Saulog is a Visayan term which means celebration. This is mainly a thanksgiving to God Almighty and not a festival as clarified by the provincial government.

Commission on Audit (COA) Chairman Atty. Michael G. Aguinaldo was the  keynote speaker during the opening program held yesterday, June 1, 2016 at the Zamboanga del Norte National High School (ZNNHS) grounds.

After the program, a costume parade followed with street dancing at Dipolog City Boulevard and fireworks display to make the night more festive and colorful.

The Agri-Tourism, Industrial and Trade Fair was officially opened with the participation of 23 local government units (LGUs) of Dipolog City, La Libertad, Sibutad, Sergio Osmeña, Roxas, Sindangan, Siayan, Salug, Liloy, Tampilisan, Gutalac, Baliguian, Sirawai, Katipunan, Labason, Manukan, Siocon, Jose Dalman, Polanco, Godod, Rizal, Mutia and Leon B. Postigo.

During the week-long celebration, there will be sports competition on the deep sea fishing or jigathon, invitational offshore fishing, underwater photography, inter-LGU basketball challenge, open beach volleyball, age-group lawn tennis tournament, Gov. Berto Y. Uy Football Festival, frisbee tournament, BMX or bicycle motocross challenge, sikad-sikad challenge and boxing.

Moreover, there will be other contests such as the young corn and watermelon eating, “pinaka” with the biggest and sweetest fruits, poster making and TESDA Provincial Skills competition on body massage, haircutting, manicure and pedicure.

The Saulog Queen competition will highlight the said celebration and gather talented and beautiful ladies from different cities and municipalities of the province come June 4.

On June 5, Halad Pasalamat parade and program will be conducted to give praise and glory to the Lord Almighty for His continued outpouring blessings to the province and its people in terms of fund assistance, projects, new assets, good business, good health, peace and harmony.

Meanwhile, June 6, 2016 has been declared as Special (Non-Working) Day in the province which marks its 64th Foundation Anniversary per Proclamation No. 1262, s. 2016.

On that day, he South Border will perform at Saulog Main Stage, Dipolog City Boulevard at 8:00 p.m. to entertain residents including  local and international tourists coming to the province. (ALT/MAA/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte)