The Municipality of Villaverde celebrated its 57th Founding Anniversary on August 30, 31 and September 1, 2014. During the pre-founding anniversary on August 29, 2014, the activities were medical and dental mission of the Municipal Health Office in coordination with the Provincial Health Office and Philippine Dental Association (Nueva Vizcaya-Ifugao Chapter), Diabetic Screening of the Order of the Amaranth, Comelec Mobile Registration, Eye Check-up by Dr. Clarinda Mae Laciste and Jobs Fair of the Public Employment Services Office (PESO). Distribution of vegetable and fruit bearing seedlings and anti-rabies vaccination of the Municipal Agriculture Office were also conducted.
On the first day of the Fiesta, August 30, 2014, it was started with Diana Around the Town at 4:00 in the morning followed by the Panagsakbay Fun Run which was participated by the LGU employees, teachers of the Elementary and Secondary schools of Villaverde and PNP marshals. The Opening Program was done at around 8 AM followed by the extra challenge and parlor games that was participated by the LGU employees, barangay officials and employees and the PNP. In the afternoon, there was a friendship game (basketball) between Our Lady of Fatima School of Villaverde and Bintawan National High School and the LGU-employees and PNP marshals.
There were booths in the Agro-Trade Fair beside the LGU gym which were displayed by 3 barangays (Bintawan Sur, Bintawan Norte and Ibung). They featured their agricultural and processed products available in their place.
The “Dayag ti Villaverde” was featured on the first night of the FIESTA. A huge crowd of spectators came to watch the beauties from the different barangays of Villaverde. The dayag of Barangay Pieza, Ms. Romellean Joy D. Pontino, won the title.
On the second day, August 31, 2014, the WAT WAT FESTIVAL was the highlighted activity. In the afternoon, there were 15 couples in the municipality who joined the MASS WEDDING activity which was officiated by the very supportive Municipal Mayor, Atty. Ronelie dP. Ubando-Valtoribio. Dinner was served to the couples and to their relatives as a gift of the LGU on their wedding. The Municipal Civil Registry Office spearheaded the activity.
The Grand Finale of the Search for Little Ambassador of Goodwill was held on the second night. Ten public elementary schools and one private school joined the said event to search for the best kids that will become local models in their respective barangays. According to Mr. Jonathan Valdez, Organizing Committee Member, the search aims to develop the children’s personality, boost their self-confidence and develop their talents. The children’s representative of Turod Elementary School, Sean Hendrix R. Evangelista and Christine Mae M. Hernandez, garnered the title for Mr. and Ms. Little Ambassador of Goodwill. Moreover, the two children also bagged the award of Mr. and Ms. Wit. The second part of the program is the People’s Night and Raffle Draw. Barangay Poblacion garnered the awards for Villaverde’s Best for the Best Barangay, Best Punong Barangay, Best Treasurer, Best Secretary and Best Barangay council. Different organizations in Villaverde and some barangays presented dance numbers which entertained the audience.
During the closing program on the last day,September 1, 2014, it started with a thanksgiving mass which was followed by a parade with the different local and national agencies of Villaverde participating. The Bintawan National High School presented a great street dancing demonstration. Moreover, the lively performance of the drum and lyre of the Our Lady of Fatima School of Villaverde and the Bintawan North Elementary School were being applauded by the spectators.
In general, the 57th Founding Anniversary of the Municipality was a splendid success. A great thanks to the Director General, Hon. Alexander S. Urban and to all who contributed to the success of the event.