The municipal government of Daet, Camarines Norte has formally launched the 22nd Pinyasan Festival which will commence on June 15 in time for Daet's 431st foundation anniversary and will last until June 24 on the feast of St. John the Baptist
Daet Mayor Tito Sarion announced that this year's Pinyasan Festival will showcase the 17th Bikol Cities and Urban Municipalities Sharing Conference in Good Governance on June 21-22 to be held in Daet and to be participated in by 10 local chief executives of the seven cities and three capital towns in the region.
Secretary Mar Roxas of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has been invited to grace the event.
Sarion said that the sharing conference will be a venue of imparting of resources and good practices by the seven cities, along with the towns of Daet, Pili and Virac, which were included as urban capital towns starting this year. The group was headed by Mayor Noel Rosal of Legazpi City, initiated then by the late DILG Secretary and Naga City Mayor Jesse Robredo.
He said that Secretary Dinky Soliman of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) was also invited to grace the opening and the assembly of the beneficiaries in Daet of the Pantawid Pamilya Program.
He added that Senator Grace Poe was also invited on the Pinyasan Float Competition and Pinya Carafest on the 19th day of June.
The Pinyasan Festival is conceptualized to create economic and tourism leap to boost the local industry to provide the incentive for investments, with emphasis to the development of local pineapple industry and potential tourist destination.
Among the activities on the opening are the thanksgiving mass and floral offering to the First Rizal Monument; Pinyasan 2014 opening program; opening of the Bahay Anihan agro fair; Pinyasan dog show; opening parade with government agencies, military and schools; and best marching band and best marching CAT competition.
The flag raising ceremony and presentation of candidates for Miss Pinyasan 2014; blessing and inauguration of Pinyasan fountain; Pinyasan photo and exhibit; and society of art enthusiast workshop will be on the June 16.
The other activities are Pinyasan padyak race; cooperative summit; Gawad Kalinga Pinyasan build; Pinyasan food fair; Pinyasan cookfest; and awarding of the best Pinyasan souvenir item award on June 17 while Pinyasan little angels; kasalang bayan; tertulia de Daet, Pinyasan Got Talent; Dangal ng Daet Awards will be on June 18.
On June 19 will be the Pinyasan Job fair; Pineapple peeling contest; Pinyasan DRR Olympics and Pinyasan ginuman fest while the 6th Daet on the Go Pinyasan National Dart Tournament; Pinyasan Job Fair; Miss Pinyasan, Miss Daet, Miss Tourism 2014 Beauty Pageant and inter-barangay basketball tournament will be on June 20.
The “pintahan” sa Pinyasan or tattoo competition; opening of the Bikol Cities and Urban Municipalities Sharing Conference; Pinyasan street dancing competition and fireworks display and Pinyasan Star Express will be on the 21st day of June.
There will be a Pinyasan Fun Run; Horse racing competition; Pinyasan strong man competition; Ricky Lee script writing workshop, Laro ng Lahi; Barangay Night and Awarding of Ten Outstanding Tricycle Drivers of Daet on June 22
On the 23rd of June will be the Monday flag raising ceremony and awarding of Pinyasan decoration competition; 4th Mayor’s Cup Pinyasan Shootfest 2014; Balik-Tanaw sa Pinyasan; Pinya Kulinarya and Bikol Dance Sports.
A Pontifical Mass in Honor of Saint John the Baptist will be celebrated on June 24. (MAL/RBM-PIA5/CamNorte).