NAVAL, Biliran- The employees of Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) joined the 156th Naval Pueblo Day celebration on Monday (Sept. 26) with this year’s theme “Lingi sa Kagahapon, Asenso sa Kaugmaon.”
The day was declared as a special non-working day in the entire municipality of Naval under Proclamation No. 14 to give the people in the area full opportunity to celebrate and participate in the occasion with appropriate ceremonies.
The event was started with a thanksgiving mass at 6:00 am at the Naval Cathedral Church followed by a parade around the town wherein Biliran DEO employees actively participated on the said activity.
It was the longest parade so far in the town wherein numerous participants from local government, national government agencies, students of the different schools in the municipality and the provincial government of Biliran.
The parade lasted for two hours from 7:30am t0 9:00 am followed by a program at the municipal building rounds with various activities were lined up.
Among the activities were the presentation of Miss Naval and Festival Queen, Cosplay contest and people’s day activities such as tabo sa municipyo, free legal assistance, trabaho sa municipyo, passport requirements assistance, pakasal sa municipyo (mass wedding),bingo panalo sponsored by Coca-Cola and the cultural and employees night at Naval Gymnasium and Pasundayag Night 2016 at the municipal grounds.
The annual celebration is in commemoration of the recognition of the town of Naval as a ‘pueblo’ by the Spanish colonial government. (PR)