“Tis a season to be jolly!” And this is happening in the Municipality of Orion.
With the revitalized Orion Municipal Tourism Council (OMTC) at the helm, Paskuhan sa Udyong 2013 was formally opened on December 15 the town’s Liwasang Balagtas. A very simple program preceded the highlight of the night’s activity which was the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at the middle of the plaza. The angelic voices of the OES Children’s Choir, with Mr. Jeffrey F. Ofrecio conducting, did its version of “Payapang Daigdig” and “Kumukuti-kutitap.”
The Honorable Mayor, Antonio L. Raymundo, Jr., in his simple message extolled the OMTC, through its Chairperson, Mrs. Lilia R. Raymundo, for coming up with Christmas activities which will truly entertain the people. He likewise extended his greeting to the people and encouraged them to share their Christmas time with the family and the down trodden. The crowd then joined the mayor and the OMTC in the countdown before the 30-foot Christmas Tree was lighted and enjoyed the five-minute fireworks display at the loft of the parish church.
The lighting of the tree starts the nine nights of cultural presentations by the different academic institutions and groups in the municipality. The schedule of the presentations is as follows:
16 December School of the Madeleine
17 December Orion Day Care Centers & OSCA
18 December Bataan School of Fisheries
19 December Jose Rizal Institute / SMKES
20 December DepED – Orion
21 December Justice Emilio Angeles Gancayco Memorial HS
22 December Tanghalang Kayumanggi
23 December Tourism Night
The Tourism Night will feature the formal presentation of the candidates for the Lakambini ng Udyong 2014 and the conferment on Ms. Janine Marie R. Tugonon, Ms. Universe 2012 1st Runner Up, of the Gawad Udyong, the highest award being given by the municipality to its outstanding citizens.