Despite the doom and gloom that define the year 2021 with more people infected with Covid-19, some resulting to deaths, people of Bangued and the province may yet see a ray of hope.
This after the Christmas lights and décor were lit in for the Christmas season in the capital town and in the province’s 27 municipalities earlier this week.
Mayor Dominic and wife and vice mayor Mila Valera officially started the Christmas season in the province after lighting the “Light of Hope During the Pandemic” in Bangued town Monday night.
The “power” couple lit on the Christmas lights and decoration at the Bangued town plaza that signifies the start of the Christmas celebration in said municipality.
In Danglas town on Bonifacio Day, the Pixar and Disney inspired themed Christmas decoration were on full display as the municipality also started celebrating the happiest month of the year.
The Benelismo ti Danglas (Belen of Danglas) is considered a must see in the province and it is frequented by out of towners.
The local government of Danglas, meanwhile, urged fellow Abranians to visit the nightly spectacle but must bring their vaccination card.
Meanwhile, in Manabo, the Department of Trade and Industry has started a week-long mini exhibit and Christmas bazaar.
The Comprehensive Agrarian Reform (CARP) Mini Exhibit cum Christmas bazaar that started Monday and will run until Sunday urged locals to “Go local, buy local,…”.
The bazaar will have 15 micro-producers from the different municipalities of the province where they showcase their products like coffee, loom woven products, chicharron, Abra’s famous miki, muscovado sugar and other local products.
DTI-Abra Provincial Director Francis Pacio said the exhibit-bazaar is aimed to help micro-producers to earn after months of losing their livelihood due to the pandemic.
Abra has been declared under Alert Level 2 until December 15 that allowed a more relaxed ban on movements in the province as embodied under Executive Order No. Nov-02 signed by Abra Gov. Jocelyn Bernos.
Bernos has likewise urged for more vaccination efforts in the province to avoid spread of the Covid-19 virus, while, she encouraged her constituents to observe health protocol like wearing of face mask and observing social distancing.