LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The provincial government lined up various government-led and private sector-supported activities in celebration of the province’s 122nd founding anniversary and the traditional Adivay Festival that will run from November 7-30, 2022.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Adivay: A Peoples’ Festival of Culture, Nature, and the Future.”
On November 7, 2022, the festivities will start with an ecumenical service followed by the kick off ceremony at the Provincial Capitol main entrance.
Further, the Search for Mr. and Miss Benguet pre-pageant will also be conducted at the Capitol main entrance followed by the opening of the inter-regional market encounter on November 7-9 and 14-15, 2022 at the Provincial Capitol gymnasium.
Part of the celebration will be a mass wedding at the San Jose Parish on November 9, 2022 which will be followed by the interview of the candidates for Miss and Miss Benguet.
On the same date, a medical mission will be conducted at the Dennis Molintas Memorial Hospital in Bokod to bring closer to the people the health services of the government.
On March 11, 2022, a mass wedding will be held at the St. Michael Church in Labweg, Kapangan followed by the Adivay shoot fest from November 11-13, 2022 in Bangao, Buguias and the Veteran’s Day open house at the Veterans Park in Wangal.
On November 12, 2022, the traditional agro-industrial trade fair will be launched in Wangal from November 26, 2022 followed by the quiz bee at the Palispis auditorium. Moreover, the Enduro challenge will be held at the Dreamland, Piripin Bato, Pico, La Trinidad.
On November 13, 2022, the sepak takraw competition will be held at the Benguet National High School grounds in Wangal followed by the acoustic audition at the trade fair area in Wangal and a health fair will run through from November 14-18, 2022 at the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction Office (PDRRMO) in Wangal.
On November 15, 20222, there will be a tourism and investment forum at the Palispis Auditorium followed by a medical mission at the Northern Benguet District Hospital and acoustic audition at the trade fair area in Wangal.
The agriculture fair which will be held from November 16-25 at the Benguet cold chain followed by the skills competition at the trade fair area in Wangal that will be complimented by the mascot competition at the Benguet cold chain and the acoustic audition at the trade fair area.
On November 17, 2022, there will be an Amazing race at the trade fair area followed by the Health Award at the Palispis auditorium, the closing of the inter-regional market encounter at the Capitol gym and the conduct of the inter-local government darts competition at the Palispis auditorium.
The activities on November 18, 2022 include the Search for Mr. and Miss Benguet pre-pageant at the Palispis Auditorium; Teachers Day at the Benguet State University (BSU) gymnasium; Farmers Day at the Benguet cold chain; Health Partners Forum at the Palispis Auditorium; mass wedding at the St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Itogon and inter-LGU Darts competition at the Palispis auditorium.
The acoustic final competition will be held at the trade fair area in Wangal on November 19, 2022.
A jobs fair will be held at the Capitol covered court followed by the Barangay Bio-security Officers Day and Awarding at the trade fair area in Wangal and the Health Fair at the PDRRMO in Wangal will all be held on November 21.
On November 22, 2022, there will be a jobs fair at the Capital covered court and the usual Benguet Awards at the Palispis auditorium.
On November 23, 2022 or the 122nd founding anniversary of Benguet, there will be the traditional parade and grand canao at the Benguet Sports Complex followed by the Battle of the Bands at the trade fair area in Wangal.
The Mining Congress will be held at the Palispis auditorium and the inter-municipality bike ride will be held on November 24, 2022.
On November 25, 2022 there will be an Environment Forum at the legislative building followed by the closing of the agriculture fair at the Benguet cold chain, the Adivay Goes Global at the Palispis auditorium, the Coronation Night of the Search for Mr. and Miss Benguet at the Sports Complex gymnasium and the inter-municipality bike ride.
On November 26, 2022, the Wangal trade fair will be closed followed by the KASIBULAN at the BSU grounds and a darts tournament.
The KASIBULAN and arts tournament will continue on November 27, 2022 which will be followed by the Benguet Employees Adivay Night at the Palispis auditorium on November 29, 2022.
Capping the celebration will be a bodybuilding competition on November 30, 2022 at the Palispis auditorium.