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Angono holds Higantes Festival


By Nel B. Andrade


Angono, Rizal – The province’s grandest and most colorful event, the “Higantes Festival 2016”, is happening today, Sunday in this town known as the Art Capital of the Philippines.

The office of Mayor Gerardo Calderon said more than 200 “giants”, are joining including the “higante” version of the country’s prominent personalities such as President Duterte, and other national figures.

The parade will start outside SM Center Angono at 6 a.m.  and will pass the major streets of the town before the higantes converged outside the town hall.

Aside from the giant version of President Duterte, the public may also see for the first time the “higante” version of the country’s beauty queens, and other personalities that hit the headlines recently.

The feast day of Saint Clement, November 23, has been declared a non-working holiday.

A fluvial parade of boats will happen on November 23 following the 6 a.m. mass to be presided by Antipolo Bishop Francis de Leon.

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