Mark your calendars and catch another history as the City of Bislig, the only city to represent the entire Caraga Region, underpins its name to be part of this year’s ASEAN’s Landmark Lighting on August 8, 2017 at the Herculano Basañez Boulevard (Baywalk) bearing the theme , “Under one light we are one ASEAN”.
Commemorating the ASEAN’s 50th founding anniversary, the activity aims to raise the level of public awareness on the importance and benefits of the ASEAN community. This celebration will be held simultaneously in the capitals of the ASEAN member states namely Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, and Brunei which will be participated by the 50 key cities of the Philippines with their historical landmarks chosen by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
The program will commence with a loud siren of “Pamukaw” at 5:00 am at Barangay Mangagoy and Poblacion. It will be followed by “Kanami Hinang Art Exhibits” at 1:00 pm presenting different interesting arts of the City. Immediately, at 3:00 pm “Pakuga sa Dakbayan” motorcade will tour around Poblacion, Mangagoy and Tabon with BCNHS DBLC. Then, “Pabibo Lyre Band Exhibition” at 4:30 pm will be done showcasing the enthusiastic lyre bands. Additionally, the “Pasundayag” and “Kawadang sa Karsada” will follow at exactly 5:00 pm.
The event continues as the most awaited lighting of ASEAN lantern will be executed simultaneously by 50 chosen landmarks of the Philippines, in which Bislig City is one. The lighting ceremony will start at exactly 7:00 pm to be led by Cong. Johnny T. Pimentel, Gov. Vicente T. Pimentel, Jr., City Mayor Librado C. Navarro together with the City Councilors, and the DILG Director Olivia P. Bagasbas that will surely lighten up the said venue and the entire Philippines as a whole. This 50 chosen landmarks is in consonance with the 50th ASEAN golden anniversary celebration. Lastly, at 7:30 pm “Pasiga Fireworks Display, Pabibo Dance and Music Concert” will entertain the people. Furthermore, the event will definitely feature the best of Bislig’s arts, talents, and skills as lots of activities await everyone who wants to party and celebrate ASEAN’s golden anniversary.