The Municipal Government of Bolinao under the dynamic leadership of Hon. Mayor Alfonso F. Celeste, MD led the celebration of the 447th Founding Anniversary of this town on July 25, 2022 in honor of St. James the Great, the Patron Saint of the town.
The celebration entitled ” Pagsen nan Bolinao” or Pillar of Bolinao with a theme “Usaren Dunong nin Limmabas a Panaon, Gamo’ran Bungan Kaabigan sa Adapen” or in binubolinao term meaning Harness the Wisdom of the Bygone, and Wield the Glories of Tomorrow kicked off with a civic parade which started at the Don Raymundo Celeste Sports Complex traversing the National Highway going to Cape Bolinao High School grounds. Leading the contingents was Hon. Mayor Alfonso F. Celeste, MD and LGU employees followed by various contingents from Bolinao Uniformed Personnel, Religious Groups, DepEd Bolinao, Bolinao Business Tourism Association (BBTOA), Rotary Club of Bolinao, Barangay Councils, National Government Agencies and LGBTQIA+ Community.
The day- long celebration marks the important milestone in our town’s history and culture. A time to reflect on the past, to think of our forefathers and reexamine the ideas that led to the creation of our town. The celebration gave an opportunity to retell the stories about the sufferings and sacrifices to our younger generations that will honor and preserve our heritage and utilize their strength to make our town a peaceful and safe place to live.
Axel Pandes Sarthou