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Pet parade, travel expo headline Hermosa week 1


The Hermosa Festival celebration is in full swing, with the Pet Parade and Blessing and the Travel and Tour Expo kicking off the first week activities.

The Pet Parade and Blessing is expected to draw pet lovers all over the city at the Jardin Maria Clara in Pasonanca this morning, October 4. Held in honor of the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, the activity will hold a simple blessing ceremony for participating pets and animals.

It will also have a fun fashion show and runway for both pet owners and their pets.

Meanwhile, Day 5 for Hermosa Festival will see the opening of the Exposicion de Viajes en Zamboanga, the first travel and tour expo in Zamboanga City which will from October 5-7 at the Centro Latino in Paseo del Mar.

Spearheaded by the City Tourism Office of the local government, the exposition is expected to be the biggest tourism and travel event in the region with the presence of travel companies and tourism-focused organizations.

Some 28 exhibitors which include airline and shipping companies, travel agencies and tour operators, government agencies, souvenir groups, restaurants, resorts will join the exposition to offer budget travel deals.

On October 5, exhibit area will open at 4 PM. From October 6 to 7, activity hours will be from 10 AM to 8 p.m. Pocket events will include cultural dance competitions, tourism quiz bee, regional costume competitions, and product presentations. (Jasmine Mohammadsali)

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