Friday, 20 April 2012 16:36
DIPOLOG CITY - With barely over a month before the holding of the Hudyaka Festival 2012, the Hudyaka Committee of Zamboanga del Norte now follows a hectic schedule in preparation for the said event.
The 2012 Hudyaka Festival which coincides with the grand Founding Anniversary of the province officially opens on May 30 with a colorful costume parade around Dipolog City to be participated in by a total 27 local government units, national agencies, and private institutions.
After the parade, there will be a concert featuring the national renowned singer Sitti and the band Pupil, with former Eraserheads vocalist and song-writer Ely Buendia performing during the front act which will be held at the Hudyaka Agro-Industrial Complex.
Provincial Tourism Officer Atty. Ivan Patrick Ang said the Provincial Tourism Office is going all-out in their preparation for the 2012 Hudyaka Festival to make it the best ever Festival during the three-terms of Governor Rolando Yebes.
The opening parade on May 30 will kick-off from the Capitol Plaza at about 4 p.m. Ang added that this year’s Hudyaka Festival eyes for the Best Festival award all over the country.
It can be recalled that Hudyaka Festival has been awarded for three consecutive years as third placer in The Best Provincial Festival in the Philippines by the Department of Tourism and the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines. On June 6, there will be an electric float parade, where all the floats are to be decorated with indigenous materials.
The champion will take home P50.000, P30,000 for the second prize, and P20,000 for the third prize
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