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Spring 1999 Issue
Himoragat - An tingog kan mga Tinambaqueños sa Amerika
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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 time.
     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.