By Flordelis E. Jackson

NAVAL, Biliran — The town of Almeria in Biliran province marks its 64th founding anniversary on September 1, 2012.

This year’s celebration of the 64th founding anniversary of Almeria, with the theme “Gapnod: Atong Mahalon ug Amomahon,” is focused on tourism promotion, highlighting its history and showcasing the tourist attractions like its many waterfalls and scenic spots to draw more local and foreign tourists who would like to enjoy and experience a real touch with nature, Allan Jadulco, municipal assessor of Almeria, said during the regular Kapihan sa PIA on Thursday.

He said as early as the latter part of July this year, the town officials and employees and the entire community led by Mayor Dominador Agajan have already planned the activities to highlight the occasion.

Jadulco said there will be a week-long celebration to culminate on September 1, the grand affair.

“All sectors of the community will be involved in the nightly activities to include the senior citizens of Almeria town,” he said.

“The senior citizens will show their best talents in dancing, which will be part of the “Sayaw Pinoy,” a cultural presentation of purely Filipno dances,” he added.

The local government of Almeria aims to make the occasion more meaningful and memorable for all residents of the town including its 13 barangays.

Almeria was adjudged the cleanest and greenest municipality in the entire province of Biliran for three consecutive years.

Its festival, dubbed, “Gapnod Festival,” also won a prize in the Pintados-Kasadyaan Festival in Tacloban City last year. (EOT/FEJ-PIA8 Biliran)


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