BALANGA CITY: Former Sen. Anna Dominique Coseting will be the keynote speaker in the Ibong Dayo Festival today at the Wetland and Nature Park in Tortugas village.
Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique Garcia III said Coseteng has confirmed her attendance in the fourth staging of the festival which carries the theme “Ibong Dayo . . . Tagumpay ng Turismo.”
Gov. Albert Garcia and father, Rep. Enrique Garcia and Region 3 director Ronaldo Tiotuico of the Department of Tourism, will grace the occasion.
The festival will start at 7 a.m. with a long parade from the Plaza Mayor de Balanga to the park.
After the program, the “One Barangay, One Product [OBOP] Fair will be opened. The nationally awarded tuyo or dried fish will be one of the products to be featured in the fair.
Representatives from the Wild Birds Club of the Philippines will lecture students, Grade school to college, on the kinds of birds both migratory and local present in Balanga and how to protect them.
Various activities were lined up for the kids, among them bird origami, bird face-painting, bird coloring and draw-a-bird.
There will be bird painting exhibit, bird kite-flying, take a peek, have a shot; bird watching and pick a trash, save the environment.
Mangrove planting will conclude the day’s activity.