CAMARINES SUR CELEBRATES
420TH FOUNDATION ANNIVERSARY
Pili, Camarines Sur. Governor
Luis Villafuerte has led the first ever celebration marking the 420th Foundation
Day Anniversary of the province of Camarines Sur amidst a week-long
colorful activities including a grand parade and extravaganza never
before seen in Camarines Sur or in Bicol .
It was a week to remember with Art
and Historical Exhibits, herbal garden show, Bicol Food Festival, the selection
of Miss Camarines Sur, the holding of the Halea (Santacruzan) Festival,
and the opening of the Cybercafe located on Plaza Rizal, Naga City..
The foundation anniversary celebration
on May 27th was only the first time since its founding on May 27, 1579;
that the province has celebrated it.
It can be recalled, that a prolonged
research conducted by Professor Danilo Gerona that took him to many archives
in the Philippines and in Spain showed that on May 27, 1579, then Gov.
General Francisco de Sande issued a decree ordering the establishment of
a settlement along the banks of the Bicol River in the present Naga City
that was to be eventually the seat of the provincial government at that
The celebration was a big success
and was well participated by all local government units in
the province including Naga City and Iriga City, socio-civic organizations,
educational institutions and business establishments.