By FRANCO G. REGALA
ANGELES CITY, Pampanga – Malacanang has declared October 13, a Monday, and October 24, a Friday, as special non-working days in Angeles City in celebration of the Fiestang Kuliat Festival.
The declaration came after President Aquino issued Proclamation No. 886 for the people to attend two religious events, namely, Fiestang La Naval Concelebrated Mass and Grand Procession on October 12, and Translacion Procession of Apu on October 25, at the Holy Rosary Parish Church.
Mayor Edgardo “Edpam” Pamintuan said the occasion allowed the people to commemorate the city’s resiliency and dynamism after the Mount Pinatubo eruption in 1991.
Pamintuan said among the activities in lined up included Baguis Ligligang Pangkultura: Vocal Solo and Duet Competition and Dance Exhibition @ SM City Clark (October 10-11); SM City Clark 3rd Pyrofest Competition (October 11, 18, and 25); Lutung Kapampangan: A Visual Feast @ Kalye Lakandula (October 15-30); Big Bite: The Northern Food Festival featuring Sisig Festival @ Marquee Park (October 17); Mamialung Tamu: The Kapampangan Traditional Games @ Estacion de Riles (October 18); and Tigtigan Terakan king Dalan @ barangay Balibago (October 24-26).(Franco G. Regala)