Sunday, February 17, 2013

The 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

Guess, what it is a few days to go before the the 18th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta. It will be held on February 21 to 24 at the Clark Freeport Zone.

There will be early morning and late afternoon balloon flights, aeromodelling demonstrations, ultralights, and fixed-wing aircraft competitions. You can also watch paraglider pilots and skydivers float through the air, as well as witness our own servicemen perform rescue demonstrations.

But the highlight of this years fiesta will be the participation of the Breitling Jet Team, the largest civilian aerobatics team in the world. Now, I have been to previous hot air balloon festivals at Clark but the prospect of real live air daredevils makes me want to come back. Next weekend.

Tickets are available at SM ticketnet outlets for P250.

National Arts Month this Feb

Since 1991, when the Presidential Proclamation No. 683 was signed, we have been celebrating National Arts Month in February of each year. The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the country's prime agency for the arts and culture, has been leading the celebrations, initially with activities focusing in the National Capital Region (NCR) until they covered more and more regions. At present, activities are held all over the country.

The activities for the National Arts  Month have been consolidated into what is now known as the Philippine Arts Festival (PAF). Now, the PAF is mainly comprised of the flagship projects of the seven committee's of the NCCA's Subcommission on the Arts, namely, architecture, cinema, dance, literature, music, theater and the visual arts. You may check the schedule of activities at the NCCA website.