Hudyaka ZaNorte 2012 Experience | Dipolog City

I was thrilled when I received an email invitation from Chino | Juanderful Pinoy to witness Hudyaka ZaNorte 2012 with other travel bloggers.   It's my first Hudyaka experience! Woot!

The Hudyaka ZaNorte Festival  showcases ZaNorte’s culture and people. During the festival, the province’s 25 municipalities and 2 cities come together to exhibit their richness and potentials.  This year's celebration promises more fun as Zamboanga del Norte, fondly called ZaNorte by its residents, celebrates its 60th year as a province.

Here's the list of activities during the 11-day celebration of life, peace, success, and happiness.

Along with the other travel bloggers invited for the event, I enjoyed the streetdancing competition, explored the booths at the Hudyaka site featuring the bests of each municipality and city in the province, and witnessed the fireworks extravaganza during the closing ceremony.

Hudyaka ZaNorte Festival is truly the province's way of inviting people to "come to ZaNorte, come to our beautiful province, come and celebrate life!”

But beyond the Hudyaka celebration, it is ZaNorte's fun, food, and friends I met there that made the experience even more memorable.  

It truly is fun in ZaNorte!

Thank you so much to the following for making all this possible:

the Provincial Government of Zamboanga del Norte
Hon. Rolando E. Yebes, Governor of Zamboanga del Norte
Atty. Patrick Ivan Ang, the Provincial Tourism Officer
Atty. Flynt Concha, the Chairman of Hudyaka Zanorte 2012;
Mr. Ralph Lorenzo Tan of Mediatrix Homes Inc;
Dr. Gerald T. Concha PhD and Atty. Dianne Concha of Rural Bank of Rizal Inc;
Mrs. Jovy Lim Concha of Big Joe's Restaurant; and
Dr. Emmanuel Quicio of Dipolog Design Center.
This project was initiated by Seven One Hundred.

This post is part of a series on the entire Dipolog-Dapitan trip.   Check out the rest of the series.

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  1. Awesome of you guys to participate in such event! I love festivals <3

  2. naks sinisimulan na ang series..hihi sino kaya ang mauuna.. Musta na Ill be back in Manila sa 26 pa . Sana makapunta ako sa Iligan

  3. @wandershugah: maki-fiesta tayo somewhere soon! :D see you on the road! ;)

    @juanderfulpinoy: nakupo! sana naman at totoong series na to... baka hanggang simula lang ako. haha!