INTRAMUROS SHOWCASES ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA

MANILA, August 14, 2003 (STAR) The Department of Tourism’s "Intramuros: History Town Philippines" will be presenting Hola Zamboanga Peninsula! in its "Best of the Best" program in Intramuros starting Sunday, Aug. 17 to Aug. 30.

Ricardo San Juan, DOT-Western Mindanao regional director, is inviting all Zamboangeños, Basileneous and other Western Mindanao natives in Metro Manila to attend the opening of the two-week celebration on Sunday at 4 p.m.

Members of the Zamboanga organizations of the Ateneo de Zamboanga in Metro Manila; the Hermanidad de Zamboanga; the Chong Hua Metro Manila Association; and the Zamboanga City High School Lamp Foundation in Manila are also enjoined to attend the opening rites at the Plaza San Ignacio in Intramuros, Manila.

Mayor Maria Clara Lobregat of Zamboanga City will grace the presentation of the peninsula’s festivals and ribbon-cutting of the Zampen cultural market during the opening rites. A nightlong serenade by the major Chords caps the opening day.

To find out more about the daily activities, please call Girlie of the Hola Zamboanga Peninsula! Secretariat at mobile number 0918-9213268 or Minda at 0918-9213269. The Clamshell Information Counter can be reached at telephone numbers 404-3838 and 404-3773 for more information.

"Tastes Sibugay’s talaba and Dipolog’s sardines. Listen to an ethnic concert by the Kabataang Artista and the Major Chords of Zamboanga City. Watch Yakan weaving. These are but a few of the cultural experiences the rest of this month when Zamboanga Peninsula comes to Intramuros in a festival of songs and dances, culinary delights, and cultural traditions," said San Juan of the festivities.


Reported by: Sol Jose Vanzi

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