SAN JOSE, NO. SAMAR FLOAT IS MOST BEAUTIFUL AMONG THE 24 FLOATS THAT COMPETED IN THE ‘IBABAO FESTIVAL.’ The entry from the Municipality of San Jose emerged as Champion among the 24 beautifully crafted floats during the launching of the IBABAO Festival held on June 4 in Catarman, Northern Samar; and they were followed by the towns of Lope de Vega (2nd) and Catubig (3rd).

Governor Edwin C. Ongchuan thanked the 100% support and cooperation of the LGUs as well as stakeholders from the different sectors, agencies including the Philippine Army and PNP. The festival is also in time for Northern Samar’s 58th Founding Anniversary, showcasing the Nortehanons’ rich history, tourism, and cultural heritage. (By Josie Sersena / EV Mail June 5-11, 2023 issue)