By: MPDC Edipolo “Boy” A. Mosquito, Jr.
Every 26th day of October is the birthday of Barangay Poblacion, Alegria, Surigao del Norte. In this year 2009 Adlaw Nan Poblacion celebration, the following activities were undertaken by the Barangay Council headed by Barangay Captain Carmelita U. Casana:
- The ceremonial cutting of ribbons of the newly completed covered court with funding assistance from the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte in the amount of P 800 thousand;
- The 1st Gov. Robert Ace S. Barbers Lake Mainit Bangkathon Open participated in by 30 fishermen in the Lake Mainit area;
- Chess Tournament participated in by local residents of Alegria as added attraction with minimal prizes at stake to boost participation.
Winners of the Bangkathon Open were the following:
Under the single category (it means, paddle boat maneuvered by one person only) contest
First prize winner, Mr. Joseph Ensenas in the amount of P 5,000.00
Second prize winner, Mr. Feleciano Balesteros in the amount of P 3,000.00
Third prize winner, Mr. Rolando Taer in the amount of P 2,000.00
Consolation prize to non-winning 10 participants at P 500.00 each
Under the double category (it means, paddle boat maneuvered by two persons) contest
First prize winner, Mr. Randy Mordeno and Mr. Junel Mordeno in the amount of P 10,000.00
Second prize winner, Mr. Roosevelt Mordeno and Mr. Cornande Mordeno in the amount of P 7,000.00
Third prize winner, Mr. Ariel Conde and Mr. Vidal Sotero in the amount of P 5,000.00
These prizes was provided by the Governor, Hon. Robert Ace S. Barbers in his commitment to make the celebration joyful and worthy of remembering.
In the same manner, the Local Government Unit of Alegria through the leadership of Hon. Mayor Dominador G. Esma strongly supported Barangay Poblacion by immediately installing street lights going to the boat landing facility from its 20% municipal development fund in support of this memorable event ever held in this town.
Today, the Poblacion FMR towards the boat landing facility is now lighted up that even during night time; people are flocking to the place.
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