San Fernando, Pampanga
The local government of San Fernando, Pampanga, through its City Tourism Office, has lined-up month-long activities and programs that aim to promote the city’s rich culture and tradition.
Anchored on the theme “Pyestang Fernandino Pagmasusian, Kulturang Kapampangan Pakamalan,” City Mayor Edwin Santiago, together with some local officials, led the unveiling of calendar of activities for the Pyestang Fernandino 2018.
“Today is also our thanksgiving day because we were able to provide quality services to the people. Thus, we are encouraging all to join and take part in our Pyestang Fernandino 2018,” Santiago said.
As part of the promotion of the city’s heritage, there will be an unveiling of Metropolitan Cathedral city marker on May 17.
Meanwhile, the best of Fernandino crafts and products will be showcased on Pyestang Fernandino mega-sale which will be held on May 17 to 31, followed by Pyestang Fernandino trade fair and Diskwento Caravan on May 21 to 26 and Pyestang Fernandino tiangge on May 21 to 30, where everyone may enjoy all kinds of merchandise at low prices.
The city will also host the National Heritage Month Celebration on May 18-19 with various activities such as heritage open house, kalesa tours, special screening of Ari- My Life with a King and heritage tour on the works of Fernando H. Ocampo-Arkitekto ning Balen.
On May 19, the candidates for the Little Miss Fernandina and Mutya at Lakan nang San Fernando 2018 will join the Flores de Mayo.
This year’s Flores De Mayo will be led by Binibining Pilipinas-Miss Universe Catriona Gray to be followed by Mr. Body Builder competition. Seminar on the flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines will be conducted on May 22.
Little Miss Fernandina pre-pageant competition will take place on May 21, while the Mutya at Lakan nang San Fernando pre-pageant will be on May 24 and Miss Gay Fernandina pre-pageant and coronation night on May 25.
For sports enthusiasts, the inter-barangay basketball/volleyball championship will be on May 26 while the opening of Ultimate Fernandino Frisbee will be on June 2.
The Little Miss Fernandina Coronation Night will be on May 26 and Mutya at Lakan nang San Fernando Coronation Night is on May 29.
Pyestang Fernandino Off-Road Challenge and JCI San Fernando Cabalen Motor Show will be on May 26-27.
There will be a Pyestang Fernandino cultural dance and singing competition on May 28.
The city will also commemorate the National Flag Day on the same day and the Brigada Eskwela will also take place.
The city government of San Fernando will offer a thanksgiving mass for all the city’s accomplishments and blessings on May 30 followed by the unveiling of Fernando Hizon Ocampo Monument.
The celebration will culminate on June 12 for the 120th Philippine Independence Day civic military parade. (PNA/Marna Dagumboy Del Rosario)