Former Las Piñas Congresswoman and Team PNoy senatorial aspirant Misis Cynthia Villar celebrates with the Masbateños on their yearly Rodeo Festival. Riding in a kalesa, Mrs. Villar, who was the guest of honor, paraded around the city with Masbate Gov. Rizalina “Dayan” Lanete.
Masbate City is proud of the Rodeo Masbateño Festival, an annual event that showcases skills in livestock handling. Rodeo games include cattle wrestling, casting, carambola, lassoing, and bull-riding. One of the highlights of this year’s celebration is the first ever bull- riding event in the country for women. Fair and exhibitions, and trade of cattle and horses are also part of the festivity.
The province of Masbate started the festival way back in the summer of 1993. At present, Masbate is considered as the “Cattle Country of the Philippines.”