By: LIEUTENANT DARWIN F NIEVA PN
Director, NFSL Public Affairs Office
Thursday, 1 October 2009
LEGAZPI CITY, October 1, 2009 – Philippine Marine Silent Drillers and Drum and Bugle Team performed today at the launching of Ibalong Festival and Legazpi Port Fiesta, here at Legazpi City. The contingent came all the way from navy headquarters in Manila on order of Vice Admiral Ferdinand S Golez AFP, Flag Officer-In-Command of the Philippine Navy to support the annual festivities of the city.
Sarah Moran, a student of Bicol University College of Arts and Letter told the writer how appreciative the people are to the exquisite performance of the marines. “People were astonished by the coordinated and snappy executions of your team,” she said. Ms. Ryadz Barcia, a national correspondent of a certain media outfit, said that the performance was splendid and worth the wait and rain.
Today, Magayon Festival has evolved to become a celebration of the rich culture and warm hospitality of the Albayanos as well as a showcase of the best that Albay can offer – fascinating destinations capped by the captivating Mayon Volcano, delightful cuisine, unique Bicolano products, and many more (Legazpi City Official Website).
The Navy is ready to embark on any endeavors to give much needed relief and reprieve them from life’s daily grind.