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Tuesday, 18 September 2012 14:34

Tourism week in Zamboanga slated from September 21-27 is expected to be a fun and education-filled experience, as the city government lines up various activities to fittingly observe the occasion.
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ibre Paseo, a free tour of the City’s attractions and tourist sites within the city proper area is set from September 21-23. Secondary students from public schools will get the chance to see and learn about these attractions.

The Zamboanga Food Festival, an exhibit of mouth-watering cuisines and delicacies will reel off from September 21-22 at the Plaza del Pilar from 6pm onwards. Participating caterers and restaurants are the Alavar’s Seafoods House, Teng’s Grille, Chinito’s, 4H Club, Tropics Fine Cuisine, Dear Manang Catering, Fish n’ Chips and Collete’s Buko Pie.

Ayuda Limpiesa Ano 9, a clean-up drive at the main public market intends to showcase Zamboanguenos’ sense of volunteerism. It will start at 8am and will be participated by different departments of the city, government agencies and various schools.

The drum and lyre competition for elementary level will be the culminating activity set at the Paseo del Mar on September 27 at 4pm. Various public elementary schools have signified intention to participate in the competition.

Participants to the drum and lyre tilt will be judged according to: Music ensemble (25%), how well the corps play as a whole; Music individual (25%), how well they play as members of the corps; Choreography and Marching Skills 30%, and Overall impact and uniform 20%.

The first prize winner will receive P25,000 cash and trophy, second prize P20,000 cash and third prize P15,000. A special prize of P5,000 cash will be given to the Best Trainer. Non-winners will receive P7,500 each as consolation prize. –

Mayor Celso Lobregat has declared Sept. 21-27 as Tourism Week in Zamboanga City with the aim of fostering awareness among the people about the importance of tourism encompassing its social, cultural, political and economic value.

Lobregat’s Executive Order No. CL 469-2012 likewise directs the implementation of various activities in celebration of the Tourism Week in Zamboanga.
The celebration will lead up to September 27, designated as International Tourism Day which will be observed around the globe based on the call of the United Nations World Tourism Organization.

The celebration is themed “Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development”. — Sheila Covarrubias