In celebration of the fiesta of the Patron San Juan in Calumpit, Philippine National Police (PNP) Bulacan assures firm security and safety of public during the festival proper or as they call "Libad Festival", held in Iba Este, Calumpit Bulacan, June 23.
50 police officers were assigned to areas where the 'libad' will pass by, while other officers are designated in the boats to be used during the 'paglilibad'.
"Sapat ang naging paghahanda, hindi tayo nagkulang dahil humingi tayo ng tulong sa komunidad, kaya I'm sure magiging masaya 'to, oo may kaunting gulo, pero hindi naman talaga kasi ...
For residents in coastal areas of Bulacan, the feast of St. John the Baptist was an occasion to enjoy the celebration more as water is all around them.
On Monday, the day of the feast, high tide was measured at 4.59 feet, but the phenomenon was most welcome to revelers and devotees.
In coastal villages here like Mercado, Sto. Rosario, San Jose and Sta. Cruz, roads were turned into instant swimming pools for children and adults, with water rising at least 3 feet.
In Barangay (village) San Juan, a swimming contest was held in a river in the village.
Gilbert Galang, who won P20 for hi ...
Calumpit, Bulacan celebrates the annual Libad Festival in honor of St. John the Baptist every June 23. Unang Hirit took part in this year's festivities by joining the early water dousing activities.