WESTERN SAMAR NEWS – Catbalogan City will be holding this evening the Miss Manaragat 2014 pre–pageant night as it reaches its 15th day of a jovial month long fiesta celebration in this countryside city.
The Manaragat Festival adopted ‘Karisyo Katbalogan 10 Years of Celebrating Catbalogan’s Captivating Contrasts’ for this year’s annual gala.
Activities slated by the local government led by city mayor Step Uy Tan and civic groups include environment protection and a general clean-up drive along the city’s public facilities and major thoroughfares and a series of medical and surgical missions for prisoners, the elderly and local citizens.
The 10th Manaragat Festival also features nightly cultural shows, a drum and bugle competition for local schools, an inter-barangay basketball tournament, beauty, talent and body building contents, a street party, a grand orchestra show, battle of pop bands, a mountain bike race, a debate tournament, a motor bike exhibition, and a grand caravan.
Catbalogan which celebrates its fiesta celebration every 24th of August is a coastal city rich in culture and history. It is the seat of the provincial government of Western Samar.