By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Provision of government services and various shows and cultural activities for all ages will highlight this year’s 3rd Grand Ammungan Festival of this province from May 20 to 24.
Ma. Carla Lucia Torralba, the event’s director-general said pre-festival activities are being conducted such as the Trade Fair or Tiangge sa Kapitolyo, Carnival Fun Rides, Mobile Licensing of the Philippine Regulations Commission (PRC), Wall Climbing, Zip Line, Job’s Fair, Taekwondo Competition and Globe and Touch Mobile AstigFest from May 1 to 19 within the provincial capitol compound in this town.
The Grand Ammungan or gathering with the theme “Tribu Biscayano: Pagtanaw, Pagkilala, Pagsulong” commemorates the 172nd Founding Anniversary of Nueva Vizcaya, touted as the biggest and most-awaited event in the province.
This yearly festival has been included in the list of annual festivities in the country by the Department of Tourism (DOT).
On May 20, the week-long Grand Ammungan Festival will be formally opened with an ecumenical service and official declaration of the festivities which will also be followed by the start of other activities such as medical mission, Alternative Medicine, Health Education and Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PHIC) services, street dancing competition, Jollibee Parlor Games for Kids, “Gabi ng Panginoon”, “Tugtugan sa Park” and start of free legal services by the members of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines(IBP)-Nueva Vizcaya chapter.
On May 21 to 24 the activities are BMEG Bike Fun Run, Indigenous People’s Day, medical mission with minor surgeries and circumcision, health education, Agro-industrial trade fair, Gawang Biscayano Exhibit, Cultural Night, Drum and Lyre Competition, Blood letting, diabetic screening, good grooming and health education, fireworks display, search for Miss Nueva Vizcaya, Animal Show, Sangguniang Kabataan’s Talentadong Biscayano, Snake Show, dental mission, People’s Night, grand parade, float competition, raffle bonanza and SMB Night.
May 24, Nueva Vizcaya Day proper, was declared as a special non-working holiday in accordance with the Royal Decree of Spain.