More events added to Naga City’s Peñafrancia Festival

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More events will be witnessed by devotees and visitors in this year’s Peñafrancia Festival here after an additional budget of PHP8 million has been approved to finance them.

In an interview on Wednesday, City Administrator Elmer Baldemoro said the City Development Council (CDC) has passed a resolution approving the inclusion of the PHP8-M Peñafrancia Festival Support Fund in the city government’s Annual Investment Plan (AIP).

"The inclusion of the proposed PHP8-M Peñafrancia Festival Support Fund in AIP will allow the city council on Tuesday (July 26) to re-deliberate on and pass the necessary legislation for the release of the fund," Baldemoro said.

He said the city government designated the dates of major events for the celebration of the Peñafrancia fiesta in September.

Mayor Nelson Legacion expressed optimism that the civic and religious activities for 312th devotion to the Our Lady of Peñafrancia, the biggest Marian Festival in Southeast Asia, will push through.

The events for regional fiesta which is traditionally held in the city every year include, among others, the Miss Bicolandia pageant on September 7; Peñafrancia Traslacion Procession, September 9; Regional Scouts Parade, Drum and Bugle Corps/Drum Xylophone, and Majorettes Corps Competition, September 14; and the Peñafrancia Fluvial Procession on September 17.

Source: Philippines News Agency