The Ibalong Festival Opening Ceremony was held at the Ibalong Heroes Monument this Friday morning, August 12. The ceremony started with the “Pagputong” headed by CSC Region 5 Director Cecilia Nieto. Mayor Noel Rosal officially declared the opening of the celebration after giving a promising speech. It was then followed by a toast and the release of doves. The Ibalong Dancers entertained the crowd with the Ibalong Dance Presentation. Amidst the changing weather, the spirit of festivity was still felt. And indeed, the opening ceremony of Ibalong was a true success.