Bring on the leather hats, boots with spurs and the black chaleco vest and the favorite Rhinestone Cowboy song– the Rodeo Tournament is here… in Kannawidan Ylocos Festival. Governor Ryan Singson said this is already the 2nd Year of the tournament participated by the Universities and Colleges in the Luzon region. The participating universities compete in different games for men and women that includes bull whipping, wood chopping, load carrying, cattle wrestling, carambola, casting down, egg catching calf lassoing and of course, contest of the rodeo beautiful ladies.
Pictures below happened on the first day.
These beautiful ladies are competing for bull wrestling
These women are stronger than men, just look at them carrying the sack of sands in the load carrying contest
One of the beautiful lady who is one of the muses of the participating universities.
What a beautiful girl riding a white horse. She is one of the muses of the rodeos.
Contestant perform in the bull whipping contest.
The contestants are busy with their axes in wood chopping contest.
Experience Ilocos Sur
The province hold it’s longest ever fiesta. Kannawidan is the festival of culture, tradition and heritage of the province. The 12-day festivities are compact to activities from January 29 to February 13. February 2 is the foundation day of Ilocos Sur since February 2, 1818.
Have you ever been to Bahay Na Bato in Luna, La Union. The silent coastal place where a resthouse is situated now a famous tourist destination in the region. Thanks to the initiative of Mr. Bong Kim, a Korean art disciple who turn the place into enchanting destination. I chanced Edwin Oraw, the stone sculptor, while doing another project in the area and had conversation with him.
The 5 Faces below which I photo in the area are just few of his stone sculpture.
Stone sculptor designed by Mr. Bong Kim.
Smiling face of a man in stone sculpture made by Edwin Oraw.
A half face of a man made from stone
Stone sculptor of an old man.
A face of a lady with one eye, two fingers also seen holding the head.
The families of Bartolome C. Cadavero of Puerto Princesa, Palawan and Fe S. Lao of Bansalan, Davao del Sur emerged as national winners of the 10th MOFYA (Model OFW Family of the Year Award ) in the sea-based and land-based categories after a year-long search conducted in 2014. The honor rite was held in Blue Leaf Filipinas, Parañaque City.
NGCP serves notice of the scheduled shutdown of the following transmission facilities:
Date: 24 January 2015
Time: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
Affected Distribution Utility: * Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative (ISECO) – Candon
Affected area/s: San Esteban, Santiago, Candon, Banayoyo, Sta. Lucia, Galimuyod,
Tagudin, Salcedo, Sta. Cruz, Suyo, Sigay, Quirino, San Emilio, Gregorio del Pilar, Alilem,
Cervantes, Lidlidda, and parts of Sugpon, Ilocos Sur
Reason: Annual Preventive Maintenance and Testing of San Esteban 50MVA Transformer
No. 1, simultaneous with transmission line maintenance along San Esteban-Candon 69kV
Time: 8:00AM-8:30AM – 3:30PM-4:00PM
Affected Distribution Utility: * Ilocos Sur Electric Cooperative (ISECO) – Narvacan
Substation and entire ABRECO
Reason: Momentary interruption to facilitate shifting of loads
Normal operations will immediately resume after work completion. NGCP customers and the
general public are advised to take the necessary preparations and precautions for this
*Specific areas that may be affected by the power interruption are determined by the
abovementioned Distribution Utility (DU), unless the activity will have an effect on the entire
franchise area. The DU allocates the available power within its franchise area and
implements the power interruption schedule among the end-users.
Vigan City’s first festival celebration of the year is the Longganisa Festival. The city is also celebrating the Binatbatan Festival of the Arts, Semana Santa and the Raniag Festival.
Longganisa is a kind of sausage called Vigan Longganisa which is so famous around the world. The distinction of the sausage is its richness of garlic and the aroma that this sausage only has.
Vigan City has just been declared as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World.
Starting the New Year right by doing the right things and doing things right, Region 1 Police Director Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix reminded all his personnel on the importance of good moral and ethics especially in doing their service as Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1) observed the PNP’s 21st Ethics Day Celebration on Monday.