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A vision to UNITE ...A mission to PROGRESS ...A goal to RENDER ...A dream to CONQUER !!! August is a month of merriment for Tuguegarao as it commemorates the feast of its Patron – St. Hyacinth of Poland. Dubbed as “Pavvurulun AFI Festival,” the celebration is not just a form of thanksgiving for all the blessings and abundance the city has received, but it also features core values of unity and camaraderie among Tuguegareños.
The celebration is made more festive with the Trade Fair. The event is a much-awaited activity not only by the locals but also among the tourists and visitors who visit the city during the celebration.
The activity brings together various industries and businesses that showcase their unique products. Residents of the city as well as tourists are provided opportunities to see diverse products that highlight the economic side of Tuguegarao City. This shows the government’s support in the attainment of the objectives of the business sector. Year in and out, there is a high participation of exhibitors as the LGU provides free stalls to everyone who wish to display their products. The Local Government of Tuguegarao values the importance of each businessman in the economic growth of the city.
Meanwhile, the highlight of the activity is the conceptualization of FIRE as the main element which pushes its people to work hard for a bountiful crop and the fiery awakening of the community in realizing individual and community goals. Such concepts are captured in a choreographed dance frenzy of thousands of students with torches capturing the origin of the town. It protrays the historic past of the city as it pushes to the present and future.
The Pavvurulun AFI Festival also showcases the culture of the Ybanags through the different competitions and activities that are lined up. The academic community is given the spotlight for these events.
The Pavvurulun AFI Festival has always been a memorable episode where all local residents, tourists and visitors bask in gaiety as Tuguegarao celebrates PAVVURULUNAN (Oneness)