Pasayahan sa Lucena 2015

Pasayahan sa Lucena is an annual festival that promotes tourism in the city. The festival began on May 28, 1987 under the administration of the Officer-in-Charge Euclides Abcede and former Bureau of Internal Revenue office chief, Aguinaldo Abcede.

This is a week-long celebration in the streets of Lucena City usually starts from the last week of May. This is in time for the celebration of the feast of St. Ferdinand, Lucena’s patron saint.

Highlights of Pasayahan sa Lucena are tiangge (bazaar), performances of famous local bands on different areas of the main street, food and beer along the streets, colorful Flores de Mayo and the main highlight of the celebration is the grand parade held every 28th of May. This is a parade of huge and colorful floats of the participating companies and organizations with street dancing and marching bands.

Pasayahan sa Lucena 2015 Schedule of Activities

May 24 (Sunday)

1:00 P.M. – Kickoff Motorcade

4:00 P.M. – Flores de Mayo

May 25 (Monday)

6:00 A.M. – Umagang kay Ganda (UKG) Live Coverage

8:00 P.M. – Mayor’s Night with Featured Artist

11:00 P.M – Fireworks Display c/o Hon. Benito J. Brizuela

May 26 (Tuesday)

1:00 P.M. – Obrang Sining (Art Contest)

6:00 P.M. – Singing Lolo

8:00 P.M. – Gandang Lola Pageant Night

May 27 (Wednesday)

1:00 P.M. – Kusinerong Lucenahin

8:00 P.M. – Bb. Pasayahan Pageant Night

May 28 (Thursday)

1:00 P.M. – Grand Parade (Showcasing Float, Street Dancing Competition)

May 29 (Friday)

SMB Night

May 30 (Saturday)

8:00 P.M. – Sponsor’s Night

May 30 – 31 (Saturday-Sunday)

2nd Mayor Roderick “Dondon” Alcala Shoot Fest

 You are all welcome to visit my hometown, Lucena and witness the week-long celebration. Pasayahan sa Lucena made possible because of the hardworking committee headed by Mr. Archie Ilagan with themed Kasama sa Pag-usad, Kasama sa Pag-unlad

Star Scout First Activity

My daughter is now part of Star Scout. Last month they had Fun walk and some of the private and public schools in our place joined the activity. It was started from the mall and ended in Perez Park, Lucena  photo mapofthephilippines_zps72699d14.jpgCity. Here, the Quezon Provincial Capitol also located. I thought after the walk, the activity was over already. When we were in the park the organized of the Girl Scout of the Philippines in Lucena welcomed all the children. It’s the first activity since the classes started this June. As part of welcoming the Girl Scout and star scout members they also invited magician and clown to make the activity more enjoyable. My daughter enjoyed the magician show most. After that the organizer mentioned that there was on-going museum viewing in the capitol. Before going home we visited the museum. In the museum they featured photos of the old leaders of Quezon Province. Stuffed that were really old, costumes of the leaders had worn and many more. Taking photos are not allowed, I wonder why? Though they said photos are not allowed, I asked my daughter to make a pose in the map of the Philippines. Our country has 7,107 islands and honestly, I’m already in my mid 30’s and haven’t visited ¼ of these islands. If money isn’t a problem would really love to travel and witness the beauty of our country.

Malls, Hotels and Restaurants you’ll enjoy in Lucena

Though we are living in the city still we are lacking of many good places to visit. Sorry to say this but we are really missing of good places in our place. I am thinking that one day we will have here beautiful spots like museum, zoo, park and alike. Well, we have park here of course but I must say compared to other park I have been visited our park is not superb. I think they need to re-paint or make some makeover. 

Well, though we are lacking of many beautiful spots still we have malls, hotels and restaurants you’ll enjoy in Lucena. We have modern shopping malls which serve as Lucena’s major commercial centers. These are SM City Lucena which is located at the corner of Maharlika Highway and Dalahican Road in Brgy. Ibabang Dupay, Gaisano Mall located at LandCo Business Park on M.L. Tagarao Street and Pacific Mall wherein it is actually situated in Gaisano Mall.

Aside from these malls, Lucena has hotels and restaurants to offer. Some of the hotels are  Queen Margarette Hotel, Sulo Riviera Hotel, Star Garden Towel hotel, Diamond Resort and Hotel. Still there are more and quite affordable compared to the above hotels. 

If you are into food don’t worry because Lucena has fine dining restaurants to offer. We have Buddy’s which already has 3 branches; one in Quezon Ave, SM City Lucena and newly opened in Pacific Mall. Other fine dining restaurants are Giusseppe Bar Y Restaurante, an Italian (fusion) experience, Diamond D’ Cafeteria Nook & Gazebo Astoria located in Diamond Resort and Hotel, Apple and Peach, Dealo Koffee Klatch, and Gerry’s Grill. Well, I think there are more but I haven’t explored our place lately. I think I need to go out and wander our place and stop complaining hahah.

Anyhow, mall, hotel and restaurant are good but not all can enjoy this. I hope one day we will have beautiful spots that everyone could enjoy and afford.