Sked! Sked! The 2012 Laoag City Fiesta

Hollywood has the stars. Laoag has the sun. Welcome to Hallaoag.

Wish to share with you, dear karikna, the line up of activities for this year’s Laoag City Fiesta. There are events of various shapes and textures slated throughout February, and I am sure you will get yourselves interested in a thing or two.

This is the first time I have this kind of information on my hand. Though I am with the media, there has always been, in previous years, a dearth of information on the fiesta activities, and even I would be kept in the dark as to the goings on. I am sure many others would have wanted to join past revelries but fell victims, too, of this failure in communication. The provincial government is definitely doing better in this regard, with its effective use of all forms of media in getting their constituents posted.

You have to know, dear karikna. This is because the fiesta of Laoag, the province’s capital city, is effectively the fiesta of the whole of Ilocos Norte. And also because it is your taxes being spent here. Such knowledge could also serve useful for practical purposes, such as knowing when and where traffic is going to be heavy. By the way, the theme of this year’s festivities is “Marching Valiantly to the Future” or, you guessed it, MVF, the mayor’s initials.

February 1 (Wednesday)

4:00 A.M . DIANA AROUND THE CITY

5:00 A.M.  FIREWORKS

                       Venue:  Infront of City Hall

1:00 P.M.   CIVIC-MILITARY PARADE

                        Viewing Area:  Provincial Capitol Stage

                         Featuring: Lyre and Drum Competition

6:00 P.M.   FIREWORKS DISPLAY

7:00 P.M.   DIOS TI AGNGINA:  THE CONCERT

                        Venue:  Provincial Capitol Stage

7:00 P.M.    DWCL ALUMNI NIGHT

                         Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center (Basketball Court)

February 2 (Thursday)

8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. “NWU GIVES BACK” medical/dental mission, legal clinic and job fair

                        Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center and City Auditorium

9:00 A.M.  OPENING PROGRAM: 193rd FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY OF  ILOCOS NORTE

                       Theme:ONE GREAT ILOCOS NORTE”

                       Venue: Provincial Capitol Stage

8:00 A.M. OPENING OF THE AGRO-INDUSTRIAL FAIR

                       Venue:  West Portion, River Bank (west of the bridge), River Walk (South of Holy Spirit)

February 3 (Friday)

8:00 A.M.   Inter-Agency/Department “AY-AYAM” (Kastoy kami idi, kasano kayo ita?)

                        Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

7:00 P.M.    NGO NIGHT

                         Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center

                          Guest: Ramon F. Villavicencio, Flying V Chairman

                            

February 4 (Saturday)

2:00 P.M.       SEARCH FOR LITTLE MR. & MISS LAOAG 2012

                           Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center

7:00 P.M.        MISS ABC 2012 NIGHT

                             Venue: Centennial Arena

                             Guest: Sen. Bongbong Marcos

February 5 (Sunday)

7:00 P.M.         KALAYAAN PHIL. HAWAII INT’L NIGHT

                              Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center

                              Guest: Sen. Antonio Trillanes

February 6 (Monday)

8:00 A.M.          CEREMONIAL TURNOVER OF CITY REINS TO JR. OFFICIALS

1:00 P.M.           ELDERLY TALENT AND BEAUTY

                               Venue: City Auditorium

                               Featuring: “Kawes ti Napalabas” fashion show

7:00 P.M.    SKB NIGHT                      

                              Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

February 7 (Tuesday)

8:00 A.M.       MISS LAOAG CITY PAMULINAWEN 2012 PRE-PAGEANT

                              Venue:  City Auditorium

12:00 NN           BANKATHON

                               Venue: Padsan River along Brgy. Gabu Norte

7:00 P.M.           INNHS NIGHT

                               Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

           

February 8 (Wednesday)

 8:00 A.M.         STI MOBILE SCHOOL  free Lecture-Workshop

                               Venue:  CSWDO-GAD Bldg., South of City Hall (near DBP)

9: 00 A.M.         DULANG FOOD  FAIR

                               Featuring: “Bukbukel: Taraon a Maipagpannakkel”

                              Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

1:00 P.M.          CALESA PARADE

                              Venue:  Provincial Capitol Outdoor Stage

7:00 P.M.          LAOAG CITY CIRCLE OF HAWAII AND DepED LAOAG CITY NIGHT

                              Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center

                               Guest: Mr. Ramon Ang

                                            San Miguel Brewery Chairman and CEO

 February 9 (Thursday)

 8:00 A.M.         STI MOBILE SCHOOL  Free Lecture-Workshop

                               Venue:  CSWDO-GAD Bldg., south of City Hall (near DBP)

1:00 P.M.           PAMULINAWEN GRAND PARADE

                               Viewing Area:  Provincial Capitol Outdoor Stage

7:00 P.M.           KAUAI GROUP NIGHT

                                Guest: DOTC Sec. Mar Roxas

February 10 (Friday)

 

4:00  A.M.          DIANA AROUND THE CITY

5:00 A.M.           FIREWORKS

                                Venue:  In front of City Hall

7:30 A.M.           HOLY MASS

                                Venue:  St. William Cathedral

8:00 A.M.           PINS SHOOTFEST

                                Venue: PINS Shooting Range, Brgy. Talingaan

10:00 A.M.         “KOMEDYA” ILOCANA

                                 Highlight: Parade of “Komedya Participants” around the Central Business District

                                 Venue: Laoag City Auditorium

1:00 P.M.             PAMULINAWEN STREET PAGEANTRY

                                 Venue:  Provincial Capitol Stage

                                 Featuring: Mardi Gras

7:00 P.M.            MISS LAOAG CITY PAMULINAWEN 2012

                                Guests:   Cong. Rudy Fariñas, Gov. Imee Marcos                                 

February 11 (Saturday)

 8:00 A.M.           PINS SHOOTFEST

                                 Venue: PINS Shooting Range, Brgy. Talingaan

      8:00 A. M.      SANDBOARDING COMPETITION

                                  Venue:  La Paz Sand Dunes

8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M.        

                                 SERVICE “ON THE GO”

                                (Professional ID Cards by the PRC)

                                Venue: City Auditorium

8:00 A.M.          MEDIA DAY

                                Venue: City Auditorium

6:00 P.M.            Dinner with the Media

 7:00 P.M.          PAMULINAWEN AWARDS NIGHT

                                enue:  City Auditorium

                              Guest: Mr. Frederick Go

                                            Robinsons Land Corp. President and COO

8:00 P.M.         DELUBYO DAY YEAR X

                             Venue: Provincial Capitol Stage

                            Activities: “Ylocos Bands @ Dawn” Grand Finals, dating game, motor show

February 12 (Sunday)

 8:00 A.M.     PINS SHOOTFEST

                           Venue: PINS Shooting Range, Brgy. Talingaan

8:00 A.M.      HORSE RACE

                           Venue:  Brgy. 1 Race Track

7:00 P.M.       AGRICULTURE SECTOR NIGHT

                            Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center

                            Highlight:  Coronation of Ms. Rural Improvement Club 2012

                            Guest: Agriculture Sec. Proceso Alcala                     

February 13 (Monday)

8:00 A.M.      PINS SHOOTFEST

                          Venue: PINS Shooting Range, Brgy. Talingaan

7:00 P.M.      CITY GOVERNMENT NIGHT

                           Venue:  City Plaza

February 14 (Tuesday)

7:00 P.M.       MUJERES 2012 (Gay Beauty Pageant)

                           Venue: City Multi-Purpose Hall

February 15 (Wednesday)

7:00 P.M.        ABC NIGHT

                            Venue:  City Plaza

                            Guest: Sen. Chiz Escudero

                                

February 16 (Thursday)

7:00 P.M.         CORONATION OF MRS. RED CROSS VALENTINE 2012

                              Guest: Cong. Imelda Marcos

          

February 17 (Friday)

 

1:00 P.M.          TRICYCADE (Tricycle Motorcade)

                              Viewing Area:  Provincial Capitol Outdoor Stage

7:00 P.M.         SEARCH FOR MANONG TRICYCLE DRIVER  2012

                              Venue:  City Multi-Purpose Center

February 18 (Saturday)

8:00 A.M.         LEVEL-UP ONLINE GAMES

                              Venue: City Auditorium

8:00 A.M.         5th MVF 4 X 4 FUN RACE

                              Venue:  Laoag River Bank (Southern Portion)

 

February 19 (Sunday)

5:00 P.M.          “TANGKIRAN TI KAILOKOAN”

                              NBFF BODYBUILDING COMPETITION

                              Venue: City Multi-Purpose Center

February 20 (Monday)

1:00 P.M.           LARTAGE “MS. VALENTINE 2012” CORONATION

                               Venue: City Auditorium

February 25 (Saturday)

                               6:00 A.M.  TARAY PAMULINAWEN 2012

                               Assembly: Laoag City Hall

 1:00 P.M.         MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE

                              Assembly Place:  City Hall

Note that this is the schedule as of press time, and ‘minor minor’ changes could still be made, in which case I will immediately update this blog entry.

See you, dear karikna.  Happy Fiesta!

13 Comments

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13 responses to “Sked! Sked! The 2012 Laoag City Fiesta

  1. Jonas Paul B. de la Cruz

    HAPPY FIESTA LAOAG!! Maikapis nak ita nga tawen!

  2. EyeSpy1217

    So many activities to choose from but I am soooo looking forward to Mujeres 2012! 🙂

  3. larrainelumbo

    thanks to the sched. sir! 🙂

  4. HOPE NEXT TIME ADDA METTEN HONG KONG NIGHT!!!MAKAPAILIW!!!

  5. roechelle miras

    happy fiesta laoag.paki post naman ung mga pictures ng mga candidates for miss abc laoag 2012.thanks

  6. Eugene Carmelo Pedro

    Sir, what is this Diana Around the City?

  7. nica medrano

    HAPPY FIESTA SUNSHINE CITY LAOAG,,,GOD BLESS!!!!!!!

  8. rj

    wala poh ba drag race ng motor?

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