The 4th Mananap Festival officially opened earlier (April 18, 2015) with the presence of Mayor Francis Ong and first lady Joanne Ong together with the support coming from the Provincial Govenrment thru Provincial Tourism Officer Mariano “Bong” Palma. Also present during the program were the members of the Sangguniang Bayan of San Vicente and the Barangay Officials.
Provincial Tourism Officer Mariano Palma stated that celebration of festivals is significant because it provides identity to the municipality and it gives pride to the people. According to him, it is true that festival celebration requires a certain budget but its all worth it considering the mileage that the municipality will reach in terms promoting the tourism industry, the products and the people of the municipality. He even added that on the succeeding years the municipality should also consider to incorporate the founding anniversary of San Vicente in celebrating the Mananap Festival.
Mayor Francis Ong strongly upholds to what PTO Palma have said that festival celebration provides identity and gives pride to the people of San Vicente and that is precisely the reason why he together with Vice-Mayor Villamor and the members of the Sangguniang Bayan did their best to be able to improve the festival celebration every year. The activities for the festival celebration were carefully planned out to ensure that it will provide entertainment and satisfaction not only to the people of San Vicente but more especially to the visitors of the municipality.
Highlight of the grand opening day is the Street Dancing Competition showcasing the creative talents of the people of San Vicente. The chant and dance of the street dancing focuses on the richness in culture and resources of the municipality as well as their love and care for the environment especially to the tourism pride of the municipality – the Mananap Falls.
1. BARANGAY SILANGAN
2. COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVERS ORGANIZATION
3. BARANGAY SAN JOSE
4. BARANGAY FABRICA
5. BARANGAY KANLURAN
6. KAAKIAN NI SAN VICENTE
7. BARANGAY CALABAGAS
CHAMPION: CONTINGENT #4 from BARANGAY FABRICA won a cash prize of Php30,000.00
also awarded as BEST IN COSTUME and BEST IN FOCAL PRESENTATION
1st RUNNER-UP : CONTINGENT #3 from BARANGAY SAN JOSE received a cash prize of Php20,000.00
and awarded as BEST IN STREET DANCING
2ND RUNNER-UP: CONTINGENT #5 from BARANGAY KANLURAN received a cash prize of Php15,000.00
3rd RUNNER-UP: CONTINGENT #2 representing COMMUNITY YOUTH SERVERS ORGANIZATION won a cash prize of Php10,000.00
Mayor Ong further declared that the prizes at stake for the Street Dancing Competition for the succeeding years will be bigger in order to encourage more contingents to join the said event.
Camarines Norte News