Aurora holds Valentine’s Day color and bubble fun run

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By Jason de Asis

BALER, Aurora-Rain or shine some 726 individuals participated in the Color and Bubble Fun Run at the provincial capitol grounds as part of the 45th founding anniversary of Aurora coinciding the 136th birth of Dona Aurora Aragon Quezon.

The fun run was made more enjoyable and fun because of the participation of the Buklod LGBTQIA – Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual and Aurora Community who added excitement to the public.

With the use of a particular machine, the bubble was made where the people enjoyed playing with. Cash prizes and medals are awarded to winning participants. Aurora Day Celebration (ADC) chairperson Virgilia P. Gomez gave a message which was delivered by Sherwin Paul Gonzales with the theme “Aurora sa Muling Pagsibol ng Liwanag” which means province facing new hope and unity.

An advocacy which everyone is engaging with different colors we are facing whether it is red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and purple which are all in the bubbles.

The bubbles may disappear but it will leave an imprint of memories and legacies that will continue in Aurora province.

Acting Governor Reynante Tolentino sent a message through Gonzales manifesting his excitement in the said activity.

Per se, Aurora is a community opened and respects all sex gender with no discrimination. In almost activities during the past, the LGBT community are the real heroes in every celebrations held in the province; hence, we should maintain the rainbow unity shown by the said community in leading this different celebrations in continuous pursuit of unity.

“Ang LGBTQIA ang tunay na bida sa bawat selebrasyon kaya sana panatilihin daw natin ang bahaghari ng pagkakaisa sa muling pagsibol ng liwanag sa lalawigan ng Aurora. Patuloy nating itaas ang ilaw ng pagbubuklod-buklod at pagkakaisa. Ang lalawigang walang diskriminasyon sa kulay sa antas at pulitika, tayo ay isang lalawigan na tunay na nagkakaisa,” Gonzales said referring to acting governor Tolentino message.

Meanwhile, acting vice governor Jennifer Arana was very thankful for those who support the advocacy of the activity. “Each one should take care of oneself, for as the saying goes health is wealth,” she said.

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