Cagayan province marks its 434th founding anniversary

TUGUEGARAO CITY — The province Cagayan is inviting everyone to a week-long celebration of its 434th founding anniversary from June 25 to July 2 this year.

Governor Manuel Mamba on Thursday said the provincial government has allotted PHP3 million for the week-long celebration of the province.

He said the opening of the agri-trade fair which would showcase the best products of the different towns would highlight the celebration’s kick off ceremonies at the provincial capitol here.

On June 25, motorcade around Tuguegarao City will start the “Aggao Nac Cagayan”, it will be followed by the opening of the trade fair booths at the Capitol ground. Twenty-seven municipalities in the province will take part in the decorated trade fair booths.

Other highlights of the celebrations will include “layag” lecture, animal display, mural painting, cultural show concert and dance presentation of inmates, derby, fun shoot, chess tournament, indigenous games, kultura Cagayan featuring Kiling-kingan and La jota Enrile folk dance competition and among others.

When in Cagayan, visitors are invited to visit the Penablanca protected landscape and seascape, home to the Callao Cave, and the Pinacanauan River and watch the circadian flight to bats at dusk.

The local government is also encouraging the visitors to stay longer for a chance to visit and explore Spanish-built churches and structures along the Maharlika Highway from Tuguegarao to Aparri, the Palaui Island, the centuries-old Cape Engano lighthous, or swim at Nangaramuan public beach and Boacag waterfalls. SCDilan/