September 17, 2012
Peñafrancia Festival in Tawi-Tawi (Parada kay Ina), 2012
The Feast of our Lady of Peñafrancia is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of September in Bongao,Tawi-Tawi. The Tawi-tawi Bicol Association is a group of bicolanos who are committed in preserving the spirit of brotherhood and friendship among bicolanos who are living in Tawi-Tawi. The "parada kay Ina" was attended by bicolanos who are from different walks of life. The group started the procession at 5:30 A.M. from the house of Manay Zeny (popularly known as Bicolano's Eatery) going to the Parish church in Pag-asa area. After the procession, a mass was offered to Ina. The group of Bicolanos will have a social gathering after the mass. Every Bicolano is invited in this special occasion.
Some pictures of Our Lady of Peñafrancia:
Tawi-Tawi Bicol Association was formed on February 21, 1998. The president of the said association is Mr. Joel Dimaiwat. At present, there are 100 active members.