Posted 2 weeks ago
The much awaited city fiesta of the city which has been a yearly tradition of Olongapo was formally launched Monday by no less than Mayor Rolen Paulino.
Opened by the Batang Gapo Drum beaters, presentation of Ms. Olongapo Candidates attended by residents, government employees, non-government organization and officials of the 17 barangay, Mayor Paulino formally declared the opening of the city fiesta event open.
“Tradisyon na sa lugar natin ang city fiesta, taon taon sinusubukan natin pagandahin at dagdagan ng mga activities at sana ngayon taon ay maging masaya ang buong Olongapo,” Paulino said.
Amongst the activity lined up for the city fiesta which has a theme of “Music Festival” are the Ms. Olongapo 2017 representing each barangay, chorale competition, jeep at trike ni juan competition, binyagang bayan, Misa de Gallo, the inter school lantern parade an drum and lyre competition.
A costume fun run will also be part of the activity which will be held at the newly built oval track in barangay East Tapinac before the grand parade.
The most awaited city grand parade will also be beefed up with a street dance competition dubbed as “Sayaw Kalye” which will be performed during the parade.
The yearly city fiesta has been a long standing tradition in the city up to the time when the US Naval Bases was still station inside Subic Bay Freeport, it is a time when residents can get out, lineup from Magsaysay Drive to Rizal Triangle and watch the entertainment.