EVENT PHOTOS: Sillag (Poro Point Festival of Lights 2012)
Posted: May 08, 2012 | Category: Freeport And Ecozones
Fireworks at the very first, "Sillag," Festival of Lights held at Poro Point, San Fernando, La Union. Sillag is an Ilocano word which means moonbeam or illumination from the moon. The festival, initiated by the Poro Point Management Corporation (PPMC), a subsidiary of the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) is intended to promote the 6-hectare lighthouse property as a vital component of an Integrated Tourism Complex.
Shown (from left) are John Hay Management Corporation (JHMC) President and CEO Jamie Agbayani, Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and CEO Arnel Paciano D. Casanova, Mayor Manuel Ortega of San Fernando, La Union, BCDA Chairman Felicito Payumo and Councilor Lolita Dyquiangco of San Fernando holding large green "hope" lanterns released during the Fluvial Parade, a highlight of the said event. The release of the green lanterns in the skies symbolizes hope in the continued growth of the Poro Point Freeport Zone, the city of San Fernando, the province of La Union and the rest of Northern Luzon.
PPMC Chairman Ives Nisce, JHMC President and CEO Jamie Agabayani, BCDA President and CEO Arnel Paciano D. Casanova, Mayor Manuel Ortega of San Fernando, La Union and BCDA Marketing Officer Raul Buensalida prepare the release of the colorful lanterns.