I, together with the other bloggers were invited last weekend (October 28 -29, 2011) to Quezon for the celebration of the 3rd District’s BonPen Festival 2011, a unique tourism festival to promote people’s awareness on its environment. At first I was hesitant to go, but then, curiosity won the battle plus an absolutely great experience that really matter most on my journey in discovering beautiful and priceless pieces. BonPen is a short name for Bondoc Peninsula which is the 3rd District of Quezon. For now, I will share the Events and Activities happened on the BonPen Festival 2011. So, let’s DISCOVER BONPEN and see how its beauty amazes us!
|Thanks John for the photo. =)|
October 28, Friday
The Green Mile Tree Planting - the quest for the longest simultaneous road-side tree planting covering the twelve towns of the district. Tree seedlings will be planted along the more than 265 km highway. Confirmed guest is Hon. Junjun Binay, Mayor of Makati and the officials of Quezon Province. (Early Morning, Simultaneous Tree Planting in all the towns of the District).
Konsiyerto para sa Kalikasan and Beerfest - a fund-raising concert featuring Kalayo Band (formerly Pinikpikan) and other professional bands coming together for the cause of the environment. (6:00 PM, DBES Open Grounds, Pitogo)
AgriTrade Fair- an agricultural trade fair catering to tourists and locals interested in buying local produce and products. (Days 1 & 2, Pitogo, Quezon)
Medical Mission Sponsored by Vice-President Jejomar C. Binay for the towns of Pitogo and Catanauan, mission includes medical check-up, dental procedures and optical consultations with free corrective eyeglasses and medicines. (6:00 AM, Municipal Plaza, Pitogo, Quezon)
October 29, Saturday
Takbo at Padyak BonPen Para sa Kalikasan (BonPen Fun Run and Fun Ride for the Environment) - a fun run with 21km, 10km, 5km and 3km distances ending in the town of Pitogo. Expected number of participants is 3000-5000. (Fun Run: 5:00 AM, Pitogo Highway; Fun Ride Assembly: Padre Burgos Municipal Covered Court, P. Burgos, Quezon)
Kulinarya BonPen 2011- cooking competition open to professional and apprentice chefs featuring produce from the 12 towns of the district. (11:00 AM RESMA, Unisan, Quezon)
Mr. and Ms. BonPen 2011- a pageant participated by the most beautiful young men and women of the district. Winners of the pageant will be the official BonPen environmental ambassadors. (6:00 PM Quezelco-I Compound, Pitogo)
Awarding of the Cleanest and Greenest Municipality - awarding of the winners for the cleanest and greenest municipality in the district which will be done during the pageant program. (6:00 PM Quezelco-I Compound, Pitogo)
Conquering Bondoc Peninsula with fun-filled activities! So, watch out for my next post about BonPen Festival 2011. For now, I’ll leave some photos to give you an idea on what had happened as I Discover BonPen!
Have a nice day ahead!