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This year’s fiesta has been a huge
success with the preparations starting as early
as the month of May with the two-month long Community Clean & Green
Drive. From July 16-24, the usual
novena/mass/procession tradition was observed.
The gay group held their activities in three dates with the Search for
Miss Gay on July 19th, the Karantahan
Contest of July 20th, and the Dance Contest of July 21st.
July 22 was a treat for boxing aficionados
with the Bakbakan sa Bulusan held at
the new municipal auditorium. Ruelle
Ferreras of Sitio Lubas, San Rafael emerged winner in the 6-round fight. In the
3-round category, the following gave the best of their punches (from first to
ninth places respectively):: Bernardo Ferreras (Sitio Lubas, San Rafael), Alvin
Fusieran (Sitio Lubas, San Rafael), Junie Fuga (San Jose), Jose Tigao (San Roque),
Daniel Ferreras (Sitio Lubas, San Rafael), Gilbert Sesbreño (Sapngan), Mercorio
Gacos (San Jose), Darwin Gacos (San Jose), and Miguel Gacos (San Jose)..
At around 6 AM of July 23rd was a Bikathon. Winners were: Ian
Cielo (1st), Eddie Refugio (2nd), Jomar Gacosta (3rd),
Junnel Blasquiño (4th), and Alex Fragio (5th).
A consolation prize of P400 each was given to all the others who finished
the lap. At 8 AM, the civic parade
around the poblacion commenced. At
8 PM, the Beer Plaza featuring the KAKTOOZ
Band back-to-back with the Royal Band
During the vespera, July 24th,
was a Drum & Lyre Competition wherein the venerable group from the Jose S.
Reyes Memorial Foundation captured the top prize of P4,000.
Other winners were: Bulusan High School (2nd – P3,000), San
Roque National High School (3rd – P2,000), and Buhang National High
School (4th – P2,000).. There was
an exhibit featuring the biggest suman
ever made in town, of which Barangay Salvacion emerged the culinary expert of
In the evening, the coronation ceremony for the reigning beauties took
place. Her Majesty Queen Ruby Din
headed the line of beauties followed by her ladies in waiting - 1st Princess Anna Marie Gallinera, 2nd
Princess Aileen Joy Gamil, 3rd Princess Christine Firmanes, and 4th
Princess Sarah Gonzales.
The traditional high mass on the feast day, July 25th,
finished off the religious activities. At
8 in the evening was the Barangay Night held
at the municipal auditorium. Awarding
ceremony & raffle draws capped the activities. £
reports from Binoescañoespaño 7/04 and J. G. G.)
Vol. XVI No.3 (May - July 2004)
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