Events in Rizal Province

This page lists events in Rizal province. It could be festivals, founding anniversaries, holidays, jobs fair and many important events around Rizal. You can check here the schedule of activities for events.

TESDA Mobile Training Bus Heads to Rizal

TESDA Mobile Training Bus PlusThe Mobile Training Bus Plus of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) reaches Rizal province.

The Mobile Training Bus Plus headed to the province to conduct training for technical vocational students under TESDA. The bus is like a normal training center complete with what the students would need in their training.

TESDA Director General, Sec. Joel Villanueva, had also given out 133 scholarship vouchers for the Training for work Scholarship Program (TWSP). Vocational training under the said program include Small Engine/Motorcycle Servicing, Electrical Installation and Maintenance (EIM), Computer Hardware Servicing, Haircutting, Massage Therapy and Community Disaster Management Program.

The Mobile Training Bus Plus is a way of bringing the training closer to those who can not go to TESDA centers. It has roamed around various provinces such as Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, and areas as far as Visayas and Mindanao.



Rizal Province Celebrates 111th Founding Anniversary

Rizal Province 111th Founding Anniversary eventsThis year marks the 111th founding anniversary of Rizal Province. The celebration this year highlights the launching of Rizal SIKAT Festival. SIKAT stands for “SIning, Kultura, At Turismo”.

Rizal SIKAT Festival is part of the activities slated for the week-long festivities. The foundation anniversary, June 11, is also a pre-Independence Day celebration.

Last Sunday, the 9th leg of “Ronda Pilipinas” came to its finale. The national bikathon commenced in Lucena City, Quezon and finished off at the Rizal Provincial Capitol.

There is also a photography contests entitled “Pasyal sa Rizal” which is open for both professional and amateur photographers. The photo contest will showcase the arts and culture of the Rizaleños and the tourists destinations the province is known for. This event is set from June 5 to 12.

Get to know more about the province. See the places, experience the festivals, and learn about other interesting things about Rizal.

Mabuhay ang probinsya ng Rizal!


It’s the Month of the Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage

It’s the time of the year again when the devotees of Our Lady of Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage - Antipolo CityPeace and Good Voyage gather to venerate the Blessed Virgin. It is the month when pilgrims and regular tourists crowd together to one of the busiest cities in the Province of Rizal.

I can still clearly recall the times when our family would travel to Antipolo to attend mass and take part in the veneration. We would wait for quite some time as the line going to the image of the Blessed Virgin grows longer in most hours of the day.

Afterwards, we would share the lunch we brought with us and then buy a handful of kasoy, suman, and mangga. I miss those days because our trips to Antipolo Church played an important part of my childhood.

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The pilgrimage is a month-long celebration that sees devotees trekking up a much-trodden path leading to the religious shrine, more popularly known as the Virgin of Antipolo. The image is believed to be already three hundred years old and is said to manifest miraculous powers.

According to historians, the venerated icon had on more than one occasion saved her galleon from wreckage by Dutch and British blockades, as well as pirates, while it sailed between Manila and Acapulco.

It is every 30th of April, the eve of May 1, that pilgrims make the trip. Afterwards, the usual side trip would be to Hinulugang Taktak, a waterfall just outside of town. It was made a National Park in the 80s.

How the Arts Month will be Celebrated in Rizal Province

Rizal province is tagged as the Art Province of the Philippines. So what can we expect in the province come February, the Arts Month?

Philippine Visual Arts Festival 2012 The Rizal Experience (PVAF: TRE) is just appropriate as there are a lot of features in the province that are worthy of being subjects of various art forms. The arts festival will run from February 17 to 21.

Whether you dig the traditional or the contemporary for of art, you can enjoy the festivities which will transpire in the province with this year’s theme, “Tradisyon at Inobasyon”.

The set of events slated in Rizal province for the celebration of the National Arts Month was made possible through the efforts of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, SM City Taytay, Rotary District International 3800, the government of Rizal province and its first lady and festival host, Andrea Bautista-Ynares.

Festival highlights will be the opening for the National Competition & Exhibition at SM Taytay Event Center (February 17); the PVAF National Conference: Tradisyon at Inobasyon at Thunderbird Resort, Binangonan (February 18), and the Awards Night/Closing Ceremony at SM City Taytay (February 19).

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Rizal Gov’t Employees Attend EQ, Personality Seminar by LGU and SMART

ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, September 28 (PIA) — The Rizal provincial government, in collaboration with Smart Communications, Inc., recently conducted an emotional quotient (EQ) and power personality seminar for about 65 employees as part of the province’s employee development program.

Rizal Gov. Jun Ynares partnered with the wireless service provider in providing individual growth opportunities through personality empowerment needed in providing the highest standard of public service to the province’s constituents.

In a report to Ynares, the Human Resource Management Office said that aside from the power personality course, employees also underwent training on EQ which will help them realize its importance on nurturing personal and professional relationships.

According to Smart, other courses are available for employees, packaged to elevate customers’ satisfaction on services rendered by the government.

“This is a way to show to our people in public service that we care for their individual development,” Ynares said. (PIO-Rizal/CPG, PIA-Calabarzon)

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